DJ Khaled is doing his part to make sure the marathon continues. Ashad’s dad announced Wednesday that he will be releasing a video for his new song called “Higher,” featuring the late Nipsey Hussle.
“A gift from my brother Nipsey that we want to share with the world. We miss you and we will forever keep your legacy going. The Marathon Continues. God Bless You,” tweeted Khaled.
Khaled revealed in a statement that the music video was filmed just days before Hussle, whose given name was Ermias Asghedom, was killed outside of his Marathon clothing store in his home city of Los Angeles. The hit-making producer also confirmed that he’s releasing the video with the full permission of Asghedom’s family.
“Recently, I embarked on a soul-searching journey down a road I never thought I would travel in a million years,” the statement read.
“It began when a tragedy robbed the world of an enlightened soul, a brother, a father, a partner and my friend, Nipsey Hussle. Just days prior, he shared his energy and positivity with me on a video set for a song called ‘Higher.’ After much prayer and reflection; and with the full blessing of the Asghedom family, I am sharing that moment with the world,” it continued.
Khaled also shared that the collaboration will solely benefit Asghedom’s young children.
“The very title of the song reminds us that vibrating on a ‘Higher’ level was the essence of Nipsey’s soul,” Khaled wrote. “It is in this spirit, of moving forward, of preserving his mission, that I, my co-writers, producers, and label partners are donating 100% of all our proceeds from ‘Higher’ to Nipsey’s children, Emani and Kross.”
John Legend, who is also featured on the song and is shown in the video playing a piano with Hussle and Khaled surrounding him, expressed his commitment to supporting Asghedom’s children as well.
“Proud to be a part of this inspiring record with djkhaled and @nipseyhussle. We lost him too soon. The proceeds will go to his loved ones,” he tweeted Wednesday.
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