Nipsey Hussle may be gone, but he is far from being forgotten. In the days, months and weeks since his passing, a number of artists such as The Game, YG and many others have used their platforms to honor the late philanthropist and artist. Beyond public figures, thousands of fans have celebrated his career both on social media and in real life.
One long lasting impact of the Los Angeles native’s legacy has been realized in the way people live their lives. The 2019 Grammy nominee has inspired others to change the way the way they act towards others, approach change within their communities and deal with conflict. As represented in four major cities, Nipsey’s legacy has inspired others to share in the gift of reading.
nipsey’s mind intrigued me so i compiled a book list of gems he had read. i’ll continue to update it as well. pic.twitter.com/HHlPatp44f
— ????? ?? (@theSIMSITY) April 12, 2019
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Nipsey Hussle’s legacy has sparked the creation of The Marathon Book Club. In the days following his death, a 31 year old fan out of Wisconsin posted a list of the books the rapper had mentioned throughout his interviews. From there, a group of fans set out to get together and read those books. Today, The Marathon Book Club consists over 75 members across four chapters in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Oakland. Chapters are also starting to build in large cities like Atlanta as well.
To learn more about Nipsey’s reading list, check out the tweets that started it all above. Also, be on the look out for Rob Kenner’s The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle in March.