Crenshaw’s fallen hometown hero Nipsey Hussle was just helping a friend freshly released from prison when he was gunned down and pronounced dead.
Suge Knight, who is currently incarcerated at the RJ Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, believes the Grammy Award-nominated recording artist’s commitment to his environment is exactly what caused his life.
“A lot of artists like Nipsey have the same problem that I had, ” the disgraced mogul told TMZ in an interview. “We are too loyal to our neighborhood. Even though you have enough money to move, you want to stay on the block because when you go around Hollywood it’s all watered down. ”
The Death Row co-founder elaborated on his favorite ghetto past times. Knight said he loves going back to his hood to “get chili cheese fries and strawberries” and to chop it up with his little homies, but said he would also need those same little homies for protection.
Next, Knight compared the Victory Lap artist to Tupac Shakur.
Knight is referring to Nipsey’s Victory Lap single “Last Time That I Checc’d” featuring YG. Nipsey was reportedly a Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crip meanwhile YG claims to be part of a rival Blood gang.
Since 2013, they’d been working towards putting together their collaborative project America’s Most Wanted, title inspired by Tupac and Snoop Dogg’s 1996 song (2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted).
Five days after Nip’s death, a gangs’ peace march took place in Los Angeles on Crenshaw and Slauson in front of his Marathon Clothing store where he gunned down. All the rival gangs got together, including family members that haven’t talk to each other in years, to honor the slain rap superstar.
“What’s good is that all the hoods getting together now, ” Suge continued. “We can be stronger considering what happens when we come together. ”
Knight is currently serving a 28-years sentence for the voluntary manslaughter of Terry Carter. During the January 2015 filming of Straight Outta Compton, Knight hit Carter without checking on him while trying to escape, what Suge claimed to be a life or death situation for himself.