After 3 Years Leaders of the Bloods, Crips and other gangs met up in Los Angeles a "unity meeting"
"Unity meeting" after the death of Nipsey Hussle:
3 Years Ago The Game & Snoop Dogg got the Bloods and Crips together Unite to End Gang Violence. Yesterday, April 5th, 2019 Hundreds of Gangs were seen peacefully marching again this time in honor of the late rapper Nipsey Hussle
JUL 17, 2016 The Game meets with L.A. gangs in an effort to stop killings
Hip-hop artist the Game urged gang members from across Southern California on Sunday to stop the violence in the midst of the national focus on the recent police shootings of African-American men.
The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, told the hundreds gathered for a town-hall style meeting at a South Los Angeles community center that he was pushing a positive message because one day, he hopes his daughter will be able to walk the streets "a little safer."
"Your life should mean more to you," he told the crowd. "Your life should mean more to you than what you're showing."
Nipsey Hussle was reportedly scheduled to meet with the LAPD to discuss gang violence hours after he was fatally shot. As a key figure in his community of South Los Angeles, Nipsey often used his resources to invest in local businesses and spearhead humanitarian efforts. The rapper was also a member of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips Los Angeles gang, an identity he often referenced to urge others to find alternative paths to streetgangs.
Los Angeles promoter and businessowner Marquis Diamond took to Instagram Friday to document a "unity meeting" between numerous Los Angeles gang leaders who were inspired by Nipsey's leadership in the community and sought to honor his memory.
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"@NipseyHussle Look what you started 60’s,HOOVAS, ETG’s, FTG, VNG, BOUNTY HUNTERS, MONA PARKS, BRIMS, PIRUS, BLOODS, CRIPS, GANGSTAS, NH’s, DEUCES," Diamond wrote. "Just some of these hoods in the same building is POWERFUL! Trying to use Their BLACK POWER TO BRING UNITY TO THE CITY! I pray that we can stay on this positive path."
Nipsey's death has been mourned by every corner of the hip-hop community, especially in his hometown of Crenshaw. During an interview with the New York Times, several neighborhood residents spoke of the influence Nipsey had on the community, as well as the fear that his death has reignited the threat of gang violence in the area.
Although Nipsey wasn't able to meet with Los Angeles authorities about gang violence, the legacy he's left behind has proven powerful enough to bring longstanding rivals to the same table.