'Stop Killing Kings' march held in honor of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle
Several anti-violence groups united in the Bronx Sunday for a march in memory of Grammy-nominated artist Nipsey Hussle, who was gunned down in front of his clothing store in Los Angeles last month.
Hussle, 33, was widely respected for being devoted to his community, organizers say. His death sent shockwaves throughout the hip-hop and entertainment communities across the country.
Mysonne, a rapper and community activist from the Bronx, organized a "Kings Stop Killing Kings" march at Grand Concourse and Fordham Road.
"We see each other as enemies instead of allies," Mysonne says. "We don't realize that we all brothers, so I figured that this march was the first step towards reaffirming that brotherhood.”
Despite Hussle's alleged gang ties, he was invested in Los Angeles's educational programming for the youth.
Former and active gang members united during the event to call for a better way of handling their issues.
"Nipsey Hussle was already sitting there bringing the Bloods and Crips together out there," says Aminra Farrah. "He was already sitting there saying, like, you know, us as a people, us as a nation, we don't have to sit there and kill each other. We don't have to sit there and do these things."
One of the main goals of the activists was to show the need to support the city's Crisis Management System, which works to stop retaliation after an act of violence occurs.