Watch: DJ Khaled Features Nipsey Hussle And John Legend In Inspiring “Higher”
DJ Khaled has given fans to talk about with the release of the song, “Higher,” which features John Legend and late rapper, Nipsey Hussle.
DJ Khaled described the song which is off his newly released “Father of Asahd” album as a gift from Hussle who was fatally shot some months back.
In a Twitter post, DJ Khaled said he has been on a “soul-searching journey” since Hussle was murdered and with “the full blessing of the Asghedom family”, he decided to share the track.
Prior to the unveiling of the video, DJ Khaled wrote,
“The very title of the song reminds us that vibrating on a ‘Higher’ level was the essence of Nipsey’s soul. It is in this spirit, of moving forward, of preserving his mission that I, my co-writers, producers and label partners are donating 100% of all our proceeds from ‘Higher’ to Nipsey’s children, Emani and Kross.”
He also thanked the late Hussle for sharing his gift with the world. He wrote,
“A gift from my brother Nipsey that we want to share with the world. We miss you and we will forever keep your legacy going. The Marathon Continues. 🏁💙 God Bless You. 🙏🏽”
The song’s video was partially shot on top of a parking structure in Inglewood, California, some days before Hussle’s murder outside his Los Angeles clothing store in March.
Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, John Legend opens the video as he is seen playing a grand piano and singing on the gospel-tinged hook.
The video is already generating buzz on social media and fans are excited.