Rapper Nipsey Hussle’s death profiled his charitable efforts and business endeavors as key elements to the late musician’s legacy. An emotional Instagram post from longtime friend and business associate David Gross revealed Hussle planned to expand his businesses past South Los Angeles and open a resort and casino in Las Vegas in 2020.
Gross penned the tribute to his late friend Tuesday, and several photos of the two accompanied the caption that detailed their intentions to open The Virgin Las Vegas.
“We always planned to tell the story behind these pictures but didn’t get the chance to because we were busy executing on the next idea, and each successive opportunity got bigger and bigger,” a portion of Gross’ remarks read.
Per his statement, Gross and Nip were slated to become partial owners of the hotel, which The Star Advisor writes is scheduled to open in November 2020.
“This is the meeting a couple months later, that would result in us becoming partial owners, of not a hotel… But a resort and casino in the desert.”
Gross’ revelation follows a previous Blavity report that explained Nipsey’s family politely rejected outside donations because the 33-year-old ensured his family would be set for life before his March 31 death. The “Grindin All My Life” artist reportedly created several trust funds for his two children, 11-year-old daughter Emani and 2-year-old son Kross.
The Virgin is not the only outstanding project Nip won’t see come to fruition. According to TMZ, the Grammy-nominated rapper was also in the middle of starting a foundation for vulnerable adolescents in Los Angeles. Not only would the unnamed foundation restore local parks and playgrounds in Crenshaw, the entertainment site also writes it would help facilitate more STEM programs for scholars.
The marathon absolutely continues.