Written by Judaea Payne
It about to be three months, and it still feel like yesterday when we lost
the great Nipsey Hussle. The wound is still fresh and it like no answer is
a good answer to what happen to him. You left just wondering why, and how someone could take a good man like Nipsey from this earth. He was bringing good to this earth and he was making changes that was going to benefit a lot in his community and loved ones. As I said earlier, the loss
of Nipsey Hussle left behind a developing legacy that members of the gang
he once was a part of hope to keep intact. According to “Hip Hop Wired” The Crips has filed legal documents to trademark the late rapper’s “The Marathon Continues” slogan and to build community programs
around the phrase.
According to documents obtained by The Blast, the Crips moved to register
“The Marathon Continues,” to be used in a mixture of services, including
“Arranging and conducting youth sports programs.” The application was
actually filed by the Crips holding company, Crips LLC, on May 16. Among
the other services listed for Nipsey’s catchphrase, the Crips included,
“Developing educational manuals for others in the field of community
organizing, gang prevention” and “gang intervention. The application also
mentions entertainment services to be provided by celebrities, comedians,
rappers and “community organizers” from both the Crips and the Bloods.
Now, when I first heard this, I wasn’t a fan of the idea. Simply because I feel
like this should be left to his kids. And while I understand his death left
the family in deep despair, they’re literally letting his businesses fall
apart. This isn’t what he would have wanted. However, he’s not here and it’s left to the family to get it all in order. Not saying that they don’t, because we don’t know what is going on behind closed doors. Nonetheless, one good thing coming from this is the Crips outlet adds that a documentary titled “The Marathon Continues” is also in development to be released this summer.
This is another case of life is too f***ing short. I know I have expressed
this in several of my articles lately, but I think we forget how short life is. You never know when your time is up and leaving this world unexpectedly can hurt your family in more ways than one. However, I’m now backing the Crips to take on this catchphrase. Hopefully they will use the catchphrase for good and won’t ruin his legacy.
That Is All