Rapper Nipsey Hussle will be posthumously honored during Sunday’s Grammy Awards ceremony with a musical tribute featuring John Legend, Meek Mill and others, The Recording Academy announced today.
DJ Khaled, Kirk Franklin, Roddy Ricch and YG are also expected to take part in the tribute to the Grammy-nominated rapper, who was fatally shot outside his South Los Angeles clothing store on March 31, 2019. Hussle was 33.
“An activist, entrepreneur and rapper, Nipsey Hussle had a lasting impact on not just his community, but also the culture at large,” Grammy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich said. “There is no denying the influence he had and his legacy will be felt for generations to come. We are honored to bring together this amazing group of artists to celebrate Nipsey’s life and pay tribute to his many accomplishments to music. It’s sure to be a memorable
Hussle is posthumously nominated for three Grammys — best rap performance and best rap song for “Racks in the Middle” and best rap/sung performance for “Higher.”