HIP HOP

Los Angeles-based rapper, philanthropist and entrepreneur Ermias 'Nipsey Hussle' Asghedom was gunned down in a senseless act of violence on March 31, 2019. The loss of this visionary has made an impact on the hearts of many...far beyond the streets of Slauson and Crenshaw - the community he loved.

Nipsey Hussle was honored on The Place Sunday afternoon. Special guests included:

  • La Toya Fields of Compton, CA, current Eureka resident and Humboldt State University alumna
  • Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Crenshaw Community resident and writer
  • Marlan Washington, grew up in the Crenshaw Community and personal friend of Nipsey Hussle
  • Skipp Townsend, co-founder and executive director of 2nd Call, a gang intervention non-profit.

When asked if Nipsey Hussle was in 'thug heaven', Skipp responded, "I think Nipsey Hussle has to be happy that his legacy has created something greater than him."


KHSU's Favorite Albums of 2018

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Wait, wait, isn't this 2019?! Before we give a final au revoir to 2018, we grabbed KHSU's Music Director, Mark Shikuma, and had him share his Top 20 favorite releases of 2018, accompanied with brief reviews.

Hip Hop For Change Is Bridging The Gap

Jun 14, 2017
Katie Whiteside

"Hip Hop is a culture of people coming together. Hip Hop is rooted in peace, love and unity and having fun,"says  Khafre Jay, founder of Hip Hop for Change