“You were a curious soul who was evolving at a speed that was truly inspiring. The seeds you have planted are already bearing fruit. The outpouring of admiration is testimony to the love and respect you’ve farmed,” the East Coast hip-hop heavyweight wrote of the late West Coast legend. “Sleep well King, The Marathon continues as a line of energy for all of us to consider. Love and Light, Jay.”
Creative design company OkiDoki worked with Hussle’s family and The Marathon Clothing crew to turn his pivotal THE MARATHON mixtape from 2010, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in December, into a live visual album Feb. 5 on YouTube, which you can watch here.
Both rappers have oddly specific connections to the film’s nonfictional plot. Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Black Panther Party chapter in Chicago in the 1960s, was betrayed by his former associate William O’Neil, who worked with the FBI as an informant to infiltrate the Black Panther Party and take out Hampton. Hussle (real name Ermias Asghedom) was shot and killed by his former associate Eric Holder outside his Marathon Clothing store in L.A. on March 31, 2019. Hampton was shot and killed during an FBI raid on Dec. 4, 1969, the same day Jay-Z was born.
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Source: News | Billboard