A biography about the life and impact of Nipsey Hussle is in the works.
The first in-depth biography of Nipsey Hussle, who was fatally shot in Los Angeles, is coming to life and being published by Atria Books. ”The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle” will be written by journalist Rob Kenner and is expected to hit shelves March 24, 2020. Complex Media reports the book will include on-the-ground reporting and interviews with Nipsey’s friends and family.
“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 says. “This book is my attempt to help fulfill that intention. The Marathon Don’t Stop will also place his accomplishments in proper historical context, giving Nipsey Hussle his rightful place in the history of hip-hop, Los Angeles, and America. It will include interviews with people who haven’t spoken before, as well as insights into the forces that shaped Hussle into the man he became.”
Michelle Herrera Mulligan, senior editor at Atria, will edit the biography. “Nipsey has inspired an entire generation of people who have felt invisible in their communities,” she says. “This book will share the blueprint of Nipsey’s success, drawn on the streets where he was raised.” Kenner says it was long before Nipsey’s death that the idea for his biography came about.
“I knew I wanted to write a book about Nipsey Hussle long before his tragic death. The events of March 31 left me stunned, just like the rest of those who cared about him. Since that time, there has been a tremendous outpouring of love for him around the world, but also a fair amount of misinformation and media spin from forces that underestimated him or saw him as a threat. I wanted to do my part to help set the record straight. While this is not an authorized biography, I’ve decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from the book to Nipsey’s estate out of respect.”