RIP Nipsey Hussle, August 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019 #artivist

“We look at life like it’s about what you can get from life. I read something, and I was like, that’s not what it is, you’re always be unfulfilled if you look at life like that. It’s about about knowing you’re going to leave one day,” Hussle said in an interview with Nessa from Hot 97.

“And you know when you leave, the only way you’re going to be fulfilled is if you know you gave everything you had,” Hussle added. “You emptied yourself here, you left it all here, because it’s temporary and you’ve got a moment.”

“I believe that economics is based on scarcity of markets,” he told Forbes in 2015. “And it’s possible to monetize your art without compromising the integrity of it for commerce.”

He had timed Victory Lap’s February 2018 release to coincidence with his opening Vector90, a coworking space and STEM training center — where people learn coding and other tech skills — he had launched in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles.

“Growing up as a kid, I was looking for somebody — not to give me anything — but somebody that cared,” Hussle told the LA Times in 2018 in an interview about the business. “Someone,” he said, “that was creating the potential for change and that had an agenda outside of their own self-interests.”

Vector90 is specifically aimed at providing space and training for kids from South Central LA to learn and connect them with Silicon Valley. Hussle said he was concerned about the low numbers of black people at major tech companies.

“The goal is to create a bridge between the inner cities and Silicon Valley,” he said in an Instagram video posted on Vector90’s account. “Especially it’s important to LA, because that’s an hour away. And there’s minimal representation.”

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