LA Rapper

I lost my Role Model

photo by Jordan Barnes

photo by Jordan Barnes

They can’t keep taking all the heroes... the marathon continues rest easy big homie @nipseyhussle you were the biggest influence in My life when it came to business, respect, ownership, health and wealth, as well as just being a stand up man for your family and friends. The music was a byproduct of how real and genuine you were. You inspired a lot of change in this generation and for those to come. Glad I got to see you and visit the shop before they hated. I’m sickened by this but can’t help but use this as motivation to never give up chasing my dreams and helping my people. #RIPNipsey Still cant believe this shit.

When You came to DC I was there, when I flew to Cali I visited the same exact spot you were shot at. I remember the feeling when I pulled up eating leftover Roscoe’s. The feeling of “Man I could do this shit!” You gave a black man 50,000 miles away hope, a blueprint, a way of life different from what I saw every other day. Seeing you incorporate technology into Streetwear was genius to me so much that I even created a QR code logo for my brand. When you said Cryptocurrency was the next big thing Indownloaded every bitcoin app I could find. Seeing you create STEM programs for underprivileged kids influenced my work with kids teaching them how to print and press. On days I felt I couldn’t make it thru I played “I don’t Stress” on repeat and conquered every obstacle in my way.

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When I felt like “fuck these bitches they ain’t worth my time” I would see pics of you and Lauren and instantly redirect my energy to wanting that life and a partner like you had. Every verse you spit was timeless and even though you was talkin gang shit it resonated cause it was real shit wrapped all around it. They robbed you of the Album of the Year cause Grammy nominated isn’t good enough for how great the Victory Lap really was. This is hard. I can’t see myself connect with as many artists as I connected with you. You were a legend way before Victory Lap and to have grown into a man in the prime of your rap career was no cooincedence you shaped my life something crazy with your music and videos and influence. Rest in Power Ermias Davidson Asghedom.

photo by Jordan Barnes

photo by Jordan Barnes