Nipsey Hussle's legacy lives on.
The late rapper has been nominated posthumously for the Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Rap Song at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Nipsey—his real name is Ermias Davidson Asghedom—is featured on DJ Khaled's Grammy-nominated track "Higher" from his 11th studio album Father of Asahd, which is up for Best Rap/Sung Performance. Nipsey's song "Racks in The Middle" featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy is nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.
At the time of the song's release, DJ Khaled took to Instagram to pay tribute to the legendary rapper, who was fatally shot outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles. "After much prayer and reflection; and with the full blessing of the Asghedom family, I am sharing that moment with the world," Khaled wrote. "The very title of the song reminds us that vibrating on a 'Higher' level was the essence of Nipsey's soul. It is in this spirit, of moving forward, of preserving his mission that I, my co-workers, producers and label partners are donating 100% of all our proceeds from 'Higher' to Nipsey's children, Emani and Kross."