The organizers of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards have revealed that the life and music of the late Nipsey Hussle will be remembered at the ceremony.
The Recording Academy will be honoring the rapper with a star-studded tribute featuring John Legend, Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, and YG.
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 produce Ken Ehrlich said in a statement.
‘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 contributions to music. It’s sure to be a memorable performance.’
Nipsey Hussle was shot to death outside of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles last year. He was only 33 when he died.
His alleged killer, Eric Holder, who has been charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, is currently awaiting trial.