West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg knows we lost way more than a California icon this year. The rap pioneer has come forward to speak on the game-changing and life-enhancing things Nipsey Hussle meant during short life span.

In a new “Breakfast Club” interview, Snoop likened Hussle to his late former Death Row Records labelmate Tupac Shakur.

“The spirit Nipsey had was the spirit 2Pac had as far as being up close and personal with the people. I think Nipsey did what 2Pac couldn’t do. He don’t rap like him, but he moved like him.” (“The Breakfast Club”)

Rap star Meek Mill lit up Instagram Tuesday with a throwback shot of himself and Hussle with a motivational caption.

Monday night, Hussle’s Instagram account announced a big September 5 PUMA collaboration release.

On Monday, West Coast rapper Game remembered the fallen California legend with big motivational words about self-worth and finding happiness.