The assassination of Nipsey Hussle has shaken the nation to its core. Nip was an activist, a shining light, a family man, a talented lyricist, a provider, a businessman, and apparently, an angel.

On Friday (April 5), the Los Angeles Times published a piece where Nip’s parents spoke about the passing of their son. Nipsey’s father, Dawit Asghedom, believes his son was sent from above with a specific mission. “It was like he was sent by God to give some love to bring us together because that’s what his lyrics were saying, always,” Nip’s father stated. “He’s not shy to tell the truth even though it might not look good. He wasn’t scared of anything. [God] sent him to send a message. It looks like, ‘Your time is up because you have completed what I sent you to do.’ We all have a plan, but God has his own plan. So he had completed what he needed to be doing and he did it early so [God] probably want to take him early too.” There is no disputing that Nip changed his community, and the hip-hop game, with his message. Perhaps, he completed the mission he was sent down to Earth for. Now, we must make sure to protect his legacy.