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May162019

DJ Khaled reveals new single, "Higher," to benefit Nipsey Hussle's kids

L-R: DJ Khaled and Nipsey Hussle in 2017; Johnny Nunez/Getty ImagesDJ Khaled's doing a solid for the late Nipsey Hussle's children, announcing Wednesday night that he's got a benefit single on the way.

"Recently, I embarked on a soul-searching journey down a road I never thought I would travel in a million years," Khaled wrote on Instagram.  "It began when a tragedy robbed the world of an enlightened soul, a brother a father, a partner and my friend, Nipsey Hussle."

Khaled's post continues: "Just days prior, he shared his energy and positivity with me on a video set for a song called, 'Higher.' After much prayer and reflection; and with the full blessing of the Asghedom family, I am sharing that moment with you."

"The very title of the song reminds us that vibrating on a 'Higher' level was the essence of Nipsey's soul," writes Khaled.  "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."

Khaled ends the message with: "The Marathon Continues. With Love, Khaled Khaled."

No word yet on when "Higher" will drop but Khaled's next album, Father of Asahd, is due out May 17.

Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed March 31 outside of his Marathon Clothing store in South Central Los Angeles at age 33.

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