The future of Nipsey Hussle's brick-and-mortar Marathon Clothing Store has been unclear for some time. After the beloved rapper was gunned down by Eric Holder in front of the Los Angeles retail store in 2019, the location became a hub for visitors. The parking lot of the shopping center had to be shut down, and a gate was erected around it due to the high traffic. People from all over the world stopped by to see when Nipsey was murdered, and the place was covered in memorial candles, cards filled with condolences, stuffed animals, flowers, and more.
Expectedly, Hussle's Marathon Clothing brand also saw a meteoric spike in sales. However, the storefront would later shut down because it became nearly impossible to operate as a business. Nipsey's brother, Sam Asghedom, affectionately known as Blacc Sam, offered an update while visiting the Earn Your Leisure podcast. He explained that Hussle's kids now own Marathon Clothing, and it was generational wealth that Nipsey always intended.
Nipsey Hussle Paved The Way For His Children
When he passed away, Nip was in a long-term relationship with actress Lauren London. The couple has a son, Kross. Hussle also has a daughter from a previous relationship, Emani, and London shares a son, Kameron, with Lil Wayne. "When I say we own it, it's in Hussle's kids' names," Blacc Sam explained. "This is something their father worked for and that they own. That's important to me. Also, just having a brick-and-mortar once again reinforced what Hussle told us and taught us."
Online sales often outdo storefronts these days, but Sam stressed the importance of passing on that legacy. Having something tangible to pass down to the next generation is valued among the Asghedoms. Further, as the chapter of Eric Holder's trial and sentencing has concluded, the family looks forward to a brighter future.
Holder Learns His Fate
Last month, after years of litigation, Holder learned his fate. His defense argued that he suffered from mental health issues that contributed to the murder, but a jury still found him guilty. He received a 60-year prison sentence and could effectively spend the rest of his life behind bars. Holder and Nipsey were friends and were even a part of the same neighborhood gang. However, it was speculated that Nipsey said something about Holder being a snitch, prompting the violent altercation. Check out more from Blacc Sam above.