J. Cole, Big Sean Pay Tribute to Nipsey Hussle at Dreamville Festival


Nipsey Hussle was on everyone’s mind at Dreamville Festival.

The Crenshaw legend, who was killed one week ago in Los Angeles, was honored by his peers during Saturday’s inaugural festival at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

During his set, Big Sean delivered a heartfelt freestyle about the 33-year-old rapper. “Was fucked up what happened to Nipsey / The shit is sickening,” rapped the Detroit MC over piano keys. “Texting each other like we gon’ get up soon / Tell me how the fuck I feel now knowing we didn’t / And taught me next time I think we got all the time in the world / Shit just know really it isn’t / You died the same age as Jesus / Both God’s children.”

He also dedicated the moment to “Nipsey Hussle the Great.” “I wanna talk to Nipsey too because even though I know we just lost him, I also know that the body is a shell and I can still feel his energy. I can still feel his consciousness.”

Added Sean, “Nipsey, I just wanna say bro, thank you for teaching everybody so much. Thank you for the inspiration.”