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The Game celebrates Nipsey Hussle's life, explains their friendship despite different gang affiliations

Terry Carter

 // Apr 18, 2019

The Game and Nipsey Hussle // Artist Instagram

The Game is vowing to keep Nipsey Hussle's memory alive.

After sharing his emotional reaction to the rapper's tragic death last month, The Game is now choosing to celebrate Hussle's life and legacy with a post about his friendship with the Los Angeles native each day.

"The 1st thing that comes to my mind when I wake up is you bro," he captioned a black and white photo of Hussle on Wednesday (April 17). "I don't have to force the thought, you're just there," The Game continued. The 39-year-old went on to admit he still had lingering questions about Hussle's passing and has yet to accept the reality of the beloved musician and philanthropist not being here.

"I look at my daughter & I think about yours... I look at my sons & I think about yours," he wrote, referring to Hussle's 7-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son with Lauren London. "I look around the world & I see the love. People standing unified from all over," the rapper added.

In another post, The Game continued those sentiments about unity, explaining his unlikely friendship with Hussle despite their gang affiliations. Hussle previously admitted to once being a member of L.A.'s Rollin' 60s Crips while The Game has ties to the Cedar Block Piru Blood gang. However, none of that prevented the two from forming a lasting bond.

"My n—a threw up 60's so much, you had to throw yo s—t back up just so you wasn't over-powered by his," he captioned a post of himself with Hussle at a studio. "When we grew up, it wasn't ever kool to kick it with no crips if you was bloodin' & vice versa.. but when Snoop Dogg embraced me when I came in the game it brought a new understanding of how REAL n—s separated themselves from the confinement of what LA gang bangin was at that time," The Game explained.

"I was just saying how dope it was to be able to break the color lines to which we were loyal to, to show the world that a crip & blood could tour the world together, create a friendship & bond that would serve as an example for the next generation of young African American kids growing up in the same darkness," he shared with his followers.

"In the end, What I'm really saying is I miss my n—a dearly !!! What a pure soul," he concluded. Read both of his heartfelt posts to Hussle in full ahead.

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The 1st thing that comes to my mind when I wake up is you bro. I don’t have to force the thought, you’re just there. I still have mixed emotions about how or why & there are so many unanswered questions surrounding your passing that I have yet to bring myself to understand the reality of you not being here. I look at my daughter & I think about yours... I look at my sons & I think about yours... I text your sister daily to make sure she’s straight. I talk to @jstone_allmoneyin & @adam_allmoneyin everyday too just so all the pieces you put in place are still locked in. I look around the world & I see the love. People standing unified from all over. Some expressing their love with art, others with words & I can’t do anything else but smile at it all. Which is why I chose this picture of you to post this morning. @jonathanmannion captured the true you here & if anyone reading really wanted to know Nip’s soul, stare at this for a moment. Let the energy from this photo fuel the rest of your day & live it knowing that we have an angel to help us make it through til tomorrow. God will rise........ #TheMarathonContinues 🏁 #OneNipPostADayTiliFadeAway

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Our last time in the studio puttin’ finishing touches on the record we got together. My nigga threw up 60’s so much, you had to throw yo shit back up just so you wasn’t over-powered by his..... when we grew up, it wasn’t ever kool to kick it with no crips if you was bloodin’ & vice versa.. but when @SnoopDogg embraced me when I came in the game it brought a new understanding of how REAL niggas separated themselves from the confinement of what LA gang bangin was at that time which was far away from its origin of peaceful protective groups formed in the 1960’s. A few fights then turned into murder (Research Raymond Washington & Sylvester Scott on the internet for the history) & gang bangin would then take a turn down a road in which the neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Compton, Watts, Long Beach & other cities are still trying to recover from. There’s a deeper explanation, education & understanding that I can bring those who are unaware & misinformed about gang life in totality but that’s another day..... circling back around to where I started.. I was just saying how dope it was to be able to break the color lines to which we were loyal to, to show the world that a crip & blood could tour the world together, create a friendship & bond that would serve as an example for the next generation of young African American kids growing up in the same darkness. Snoop showed me & I was happy to return the love when I met nip & show him the same. I might be rambling on or not making sense to some or all this might touch somebody & make perfect sense to all.... in the end, What I’m really saying is I miss my nigga dearly !!! What a pure soul #TheMarathonContinues 🏁 #OneNipPostADayTiliFadeAway

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