DJ Khaled released Nipsey Hussle’s final music video Friday, giving fans another opportunity to hear the late rapper’s inspiring lyrics.
The video for “Higher” was posted on social media just after midnight and opens with a tribute to the slain rapper.
The video shows Hussle wearing a blue suit and rapping about his African roots, his family’s struggles and growing up in Los Angeles. He’s joined by Khaled and John Legend.
“You keep taking me higher and higher/ But don’t you know that the devil’s a liar/ I know they’d rather see me down, put my soul in the fire/ But we keep going higher,” Legend sings.
Hussle follows with a rhyme about life on the streets, violence and seeing his life shift.
“Looking back at my life make my heart race/ Dance with the devil and test our faith/ I was thinking chess moves but it was God’s grace.”
The single is from Khaled’s latest album, Father of Asahd.
In a tweet earlier this week announcing the video would be coming out, Khaled said it was recorded just days before Hussle’s death. He added that 100 percent of the song’s proceeds will go to Hussle’s two young children, Kross and Emani.
Hussle (real name Ermias Asghedom) was fatally shot on March 31 outside his Marathon Clothing store in South L.A., and two other men were injured in the shooting.
Eric Holder, 29, was arrested and charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon in the case. He pleaded not guilty on April 4.