December 1, 2021

Dave East Opened His First Deli In Harlem & Paid Homage To Nipsey Hussle

Dave East Opened His First Deli In Harlem & Paid Homage To Nipsey Hussle

The marathon continues!

Harlem, New York rapper Dave East is keeping Nipsey Hussle’s slogan alive. Dave announced on Instagram he opened up his first deli in his hometown, set to open next year. In the caption, he said,

“Bought My First Store Today. I Told Nipsey He Laid The Blueprint For Real Ones Everywhere. Wish Shooter Could See This Shit. Coming Soon 2022. Couldn’t Have Made This Happen Without @queenofharlem The Realest!!!” Take a look:

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Dave and Nipsey were good friends. When Nip’s life was taken away, Dave held a vigil for him in NYC. Dave said, 

“Have One Rolled When I See U Cuz. Till Next Time NAYBAHOOD NIP,” the Harlem native wrote in a series of Instagram posts. “Nip Woulda Did The Same Shit For Me. Love U Cuzzy on ROLLIN.”

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Complex points out the two were working on a project and had planned on going on tour. Dave said,

“We were six songs in,” East said of the project. We were planning a tour and all of that. F*ck rap. I’m going to keep it 100. That was my n***a. Anything we did together or anytime I had to be around that n***a, I cherish it.” He continued,

“It’s wack he went out like that. That n***a’s a king. Kings ain’t supposed to go out like that. But, that’s the world we’re living in. It’s wack he went out like that, but it sharpened me and a million other n***as up. He went out like a G.”

Nipsey was gunned down outside of his Marathon clothing store in California on March 31, 2019. Prosecutors say Eric Holder shot Nipsey  in the head and torso. On May 9, 2019, a grand jury indicted Holder on one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and assault with a firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted, he faces life in state prison. He continues to await trial. His bail is set at $6.5 million. 

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