Late hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle‘s legacy will forever live on in NBA Live 19. The EA Sports video game has the West Coast legend featured in the arch rival to NBA 2K19.

Last month, EA came through with a major update allowing players to ball with Hussle.

Hip-hop heads are most familiar with Nipsey Hussle based on his lyrical skills and hard work ethic. The 33-year-old rapper has been on the scene since 2005 releasing a mixtape “Slauson Boy Volume 1,” before eventually collaborating on tracks with Snoop Dogg, Drake, and other stars in the genre. His debut LP “Victory Lap” arrived in February of last year, going as high as No. 4 on the US Billboard album charts. He now becomes the latest hip-hop star to transition to baller in the NBA Live 19 Creator Challenge. He joins NBA Live celebs Lil Dicky, YG, and Jadakiss among the rappers featured in this exciting ongoing challenge. (VGR)

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Many things were revealed after the untimely & most unfortunate passing of the late great Nipsey Hussle, but what most intrigued me was the fact that he was light years ahead of his music career in terms of business. After hearing that one of his earliest accomplishments included him building a computer at the tender age of twelve, then putting it to good use by launching his quest for a career in music. Here’s how art imitates life for him though;If building a computer was the first, it seems as if he has always had an interest in tech. Vector90 provided technical training, professional development and a comprehensive launch curriculum for start-ups. As soon as I found out that he lent his likeness to a game like NBA Live it made perfect sense to me. Being a self taught Techie, then eventually going onto provide a work space for the kids in his hood, I think that we all can agree that Nipsey was a one of kind. I love the fact that the information surfacing after this man’s death, has been nothing short of an eye opening experience, under a positive beam of light. It’s almost as if every piece of information thats being uncovered after the fact, just keeps getting better & better. Nipsey’s catalog of music was just the cover of an incredible novel & now that we’re fortunate enough to collectively get to know all that his 33 years entailed, we now see that we’ve truly lost a great one. I pray that his story inspires & leads the charge that will be responsible for birthing more young people that will end up emulating his efforts. @UnanimousGames @NBA2K @BehindTheSmokeX

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