This has been a pretty hard week for the Hip-Hop community as they mourned the loss of Nipsey Hussle. A man who was not only known for his rhymes and music, but his entrepreneurship and his commitment to his community.
A lot of artists and celebrities shared their thoughts about the producer, leaving touching tributes on their accounts.
Twenty years ago today, Harlem lost one of its well-known hip hop artists.
Lamont Coleman, aka Big L, was becoming one of the top lyrical rappers in the game. He became a big staple in the genre with his lyrical skill and his involvement with pioneering genres like Horrorcore.
On this day, he was shot on 45 West 139th street in Harlem. He was shot nine times in the face and chest.
Twitterheads took the time today to lay tribute to the fallen rappers. DJ Premier had this to say:
CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S 20 YEARS… We Miss You BIG L. Flamboyant 4 LIFE. Harlem’s Finest. D.I.T.C. LEGEND! R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/qRPqmdgf7g
Yesterday, February 7th, was a special day for hip hop fans worldwide because that’s the birthday of notable producer James Yancey. Some of you know him as J Dilla. If you followed his work, you know he produced cuts for many artists such as De La Soul, Slum Village, and A Tribe Called Quest.
A lot of artists and hip hop heads shared their thoughts about the producer, leaving touching tributes on their accounts.
These were great gifs of J Dilla, both posted by @madeinmanchester
Notable celebs, said some words like DJ Premier did. Erykah Badu
Sometimes words and a great photo of J Dilla is more than enough, posted by @IStillLoveHER