Nipsey Hussle's foundation has just received a very generous donation of over six figures, just as his Puma collaboration (whose proceeds will also benefit the foundation) is about to be launched.
We're told Atlantic Records made a six-figure donation to the rapper's Neighborhood "Nip" Foundation.
Nipsey was a champion of helping the neighborhood he lived in and the youth that looked up to him. The foundation will assure those dreams live on.
Nipsey's team released a statement describing the Puma deal saying, “Our team is proud to announce that our first collaborative capsule with Puma drops on September 5th 2019. Nipsey spearheaded this project from concept to final product over the course of last year, flying to meetings, reviewing samples, bringing in material references he liked, and most importantly ensuring that it reflected his style authentically with no compromise."
The statement continues, "Each detail from logo placement, fit, colorways, and materials was thoughtfully done. His signature style and DNA can be found in each garment that’s part of this collection from the khaki suit to the tracksuit. This project is very special to our team and we’re handling it with the utmost care to ensure it’s delivered exactly as Nipsey envisioned it. It’s a privilege for us to honor his commitment and carry out this project for people to receive a personally curated collection by Nip Hussle Tha Great.”
The Puma release will also help fund Nipsey's foundation with Puma and his team promising, "Puma is proud to honor the vision and legacy of Nipsey Hussle through the new Puma x TMC Collection. With the blessing of his family, we’re releasing it on Sept. 5, 2019 and 100% of the net proceeds from the sales will go to the Neighborhood ‘Nip’ Foundation. Nipsey always put his community first and we know he wouldn’t want it any other way. He was a visionary who believed in the power of optimism, inspiration and action and The Neighborhood ‘Nip’ Foundation will continue his legacy as a champion of the people. Nipsey invested his time, energy and soul into collaborating with us to design this collection for his fans and supporters and we feel honored to bring it to life exactly the way he envisioned it. The Marathon Continues.”
Fans of the rapper can't wait to get their hands on the products.
Nipsey was shot outside his clothing store in April in Los Angeles and he died from his injuries. He was 33.