The tributes continue to pour in for the late and great Nipsey Hussle, J. Cole kicked off his first annual Dreamville festival in North Carolina and the Crenshaw legend was honored by his peers.
Big Sean delivered a heartfelt freestyle about Nipsey
Was fucked up what happened to Nipsey / The shit is sickening,” rapped the Detroit MC over piano keys. “Texting each other like we gon’ get up soon / Tell me how the fuck I feel now knowing we didn’t / And taught me next time I think we got all the time in the world / Shit just know really it isn’t / You died the same age as Jesus / Both God’s children.”
He also dedicated the moment to “Nipsey Hussle the Great.” “I wanna talk to Nipsey too because even though I know we just lost him, I also know that the body is a shell and I can still feel his energy. I can still feel his consciousness.”
Added Sean, “Nipsey, I just wanna say bro, thank you for teaching everybody so much. Thank you for the inspiration.”
J. Cole also paid homage and dedicated Love Yourz
footage of Nipsey was shown on the giant screen behind him as fans held up their cell phones. “Rest in peace, Nipsey Hussle. You a fuckin’ legend,” said Cole.
Teyana Taylor dedicated You’re Gonna Love Me to Lauren London and Nipsey, saying:
“I wanna dedicate this next song to some close friends of mine,” she said. “I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and the heartache. Lauren, I love you so much. I wanna dedicate this song to you and Nip.”