The family of Los Angeles rap legend Nipsey Hussle have announced plans to reopen their popular Marathon clothing store in a new location. “This second location is a dream Nipsey has always had, and it’s important that his children can see his plans come to fruition,” said Nipsey’s brother and business partner, Samiel Asghedom. The Guardian.
The Asghedom brothers held the grand opening of the original Marathon in June 2017. The store was on Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue, the same corner where they sold t-shirts and CDs as children. They were constantly harassed by police, even after moving the operation indoors and becoming legit as Slauson Tees in 2006. Marathon seemed like the latest iteration of Nipsey’s longtime hustle, until until he was murdered at the store in March 2019.
The remodeling of “The Marathon Clothing store No 2” is already underway in a retail space in Los Angeles’ Melrose Arts District. And while Crenshaw and Slauson’s iconic spot may never reopen as a clothing store, Nipsey’s family has other plans for the area. Asghedom said he hopes to build a center for young people, reopen Steve’s Barber Shop to provide free haircuts to children and dedicate a public memorial to his brother.
In his Guardian interview, Asghedom also shut down rumors that some of Nipsey’s unreleased songs will be sold as NFTs, or as a 2018 follow-up album. victory tower. Instead, he said, the family hopes to share the unreleased music in a soundtrack for a documentary about Nipsey’s life.
FADER has reached out to a representative of the Nipsey Hussle estate for more information on the future of the rapper’s unreleased tracks.