Nipsey Hussle Was Better Than Most

It really sucks that this had to happen. If you’re from Los Angeles, you knew who he was. Not just for the music, but because of how adamant Nipsey Hussle was about giving back to the community. Not in the broad sense of the word. His specific community. Even if you weren’t into his music (and why not?), you had to respect that. And everyone did. Or so I thought…smh.

Yet, without even checking, I’m 100% sure there are many people that will judge him by his stage persona and label him “thug” and assumed it was written that he’d go down this way. I could list dozens of reasons why that’s a bullshit and ignorant stance to take. But I’m not in the mood.

Instead, some evidence to the contrary. One of my favorite videos where Gary Vaynerchuk and Nipsey Hussle chopped it up. You think he was a “thug”? He was probably a better person than you every day of the week.

RIP, Nipsey


I suppose an introduction is in order.

My name is Bryan, and I have been involved in technology since the mid 1990’s. Having been around when the first dot com bubble burst, it has been amazing to see the internet and surrounding technologies come into their place in the world – and our lives – as we all knew that they would.

Throughout the years I have had my hands in quite a few different job positions, in various industries, with tech almost always being the foundation. While my primary role has been that of a web developer, I’ve worn more hats than I sometimes like to admit. It’s given me experience and insight that, in my opinion, prepared me for the tech climate of today.

Prior to my last full time gig (which I knew would be coming to an end soon), I had the idea for starting up a company such as this one. One that is able to make use of all the skills and experience I have amassed. I’ve done much more than just web development over the last 20ish years. So it often felt like a waste to only make use of a small percentage of my arsenal.

I love hip-hop, geek culture, documentaries, and many other things. My goal is to build a brand that can dabble in all of those markets and more.