“The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle.”
That’s the name of a new biography on the late rapper that’ll hit shelves, and it’ll be written by veteran music scribe Rob Kenner. The book will be released on March 24, 2020, seven days before the one-year anniversary of Hussle’s murder.
“The last time I spoke with Nipsey Hussle, he told me, ‘I ain’t outside giving out jewelry or dropping off bags of money on people, but I’m giving out game,’” Kenner told Complex. “This book is my attempt to help fulfill that intention.”
‘”The Marathon Don’t Stop’ will also place his accomplishments in proper historical context,” he added. “Giving Nipsey Hussle his rightful place in the history of hip-hop, Los Angeles and America.”
Kenner also said the biography will have commentary from Hussle’s friends and family, and those who’ve yet to address his murder.
And those same people will give insight into what shaped Hussle’s desire to help those in his South Los Angeles community and beyond.
Kenner said that he wants to correct some of the misinformation about Hussle that was released by the media after his death. And he’ll donate a portion of the proceeds to the rapper’s estate, even though the biography hasn’t been authorized.
Atria Books will publish “The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle,” and the company’s senior editor also talked about its contents.
“This book will share the blueprint of Nipsey’s success, drawn on the streets where he was raised,” explained Michelle Herrera Mulligan.
Hussle was shot and killed on March 31, 2019, in front of his Marathon Clothing Store in the Hyde Park section of Los Angeles. He was 33 years old.
He’s been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, for shooting two other people at the store, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Holder has pleaded not guilty to the charges.