DJ Khaled has confirmed the release of the single “Higher,” a very much-anticipated record featuring the late-great Nipsey Hussle.
The We the Best head-honcho announced the news in a letter posted to social media on Wednesday evening. Only a few days prior to the release of his 11th studio album Father of Asahd.
Khaled reminisced on Nipsey’s tragic and untimely passing and explained his decision to share the track. He states:
“Recently, I embarked on a soul-searching journey down a road I never thought I would travel in a million years. It began when a tragedy robbed the world of an enlightened soul, a brother, a father, a partner and my friend, Nipsey Hussle.
Just days prior, he shared his energy and positivity with me on a video set for a song called “Higher.” After much prayer and reflection; and with the full blessing of the Asghedom family, I am sharing that moment with the world.”
Khaled, not only a producer but a philanthropist as well, demonstrated his generosity but confirming all proceeds will benefit Nipsey’s children, Kross and Emani.
The sweet news comes just a few days after it was revealed that Nipsey’s sister Samantha Smith had filed a petition to become Emani’s legal guardian.
Smith lived with her brother, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, and Emani until about 2014 or 2015, but kept up “consistent and frequent contact” with her niece on a weekly basis in the years since according to People magazine.
Nipsey’s murder only a month a half ago is still fresh on the minds and hearts of the fans who loved him so dearly. The good news? Father of Asahd, the follow-up to 2017’s Grateful arrives Friday via We The Best Music/Epic.
Be sure to support the estate of the late rapper by checking out some of his timeless and masterful tracks. You can read all about his posthumous sales increase and stream a few while you’re at it, here.
The Marathon Continues.