On March 31, at approximately 3:30 p.m. in Los Angeles, a man entered the parking lot of rapper Nipsey Hussle’s flagship clothing store, Marathon, and fired several shots at a group of men that included the Crenshaw native. Born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, he was known for his activism and staunch belief in ending the gun violence that had plagued his South Los Angeles neighborhood for decades. His community work, along with his involvement with organizations such as Vector 90, a co-working space aimed at helping underrepresented entrepreneurs, will continue to inspire his peers long after the coward who murdered him is forgotten.
In a joint partnership with the Cure Co., Nipsey’s Marathon OG will produce some of the hardest-hitting effects this side of Slauson Avenue. The robust flavors from this expertly cultivated Indica will leave you comatose mere minutes after exhaling a deep, lemon-scented stream of pure ganja goodness. Proceeds from every eighth ($48) goes directly to Hussle’s family and their charitable efforts toward empowering the young, impoverished people in South Los Angeles.
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Jefferson Matthew VanBilliard is a leo that enjoys all things cannabis and is just trying his best. He let us know that although the desert will always be his home you can find him on Fourth St. in Santa Ana battle rapping teenagers or at the local high school where he coaches girls varsity volleyball without anyone’s permission.