Rapper Jay-Z re-opened New York City’s iconic Webster Hall last night with a moving tribute to rapper Nipsey Hussle who was killed in March.
Beyonce’s husband opened the doors again to the prestigious venue with his B-Sides 2 show that saw him bring out several guests including former long-time rival Nas. The 49-year-old, however, later took a break from his set list to perform a freestyle piece paying tribute to the late artist and activist Nipsey Hussle, who died aged 33 following a Los Angeles shooting last month.
The father-of-three rapped: ‘Gentrify your own hood before these people do it / claim eminent domain and have your people move in. ‘That’s a small glimpse into what Nipsey was doing / for anybody still confused as to what he was doing.’ Later in the freestyle, he sang: ‘I be going to sleep hoping Nip’ll visit me/ That young king had a lot of young jewels he could split with me. ‘We ain’t got to leave the hood physically / but we got leave that s**t mentally / somehow, someway.’
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