Nipsey Hussle may be gone but his wishes are still being fulfilled. The rapper’s business partner David A Gross held a meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss coming up with ways to rebuild underprivileged areas through opportunity zones. David was joined by TI, radio personality Charlamagne Tha God, presidential hopeful Cory Booker and more. When asked about the meeting TI said;
“Everybody knows that Nipsey was pretty much the founder of the idea to bring everyone together who, you know, may individually be able to do great things and make a significant impact on their own in their communities But for us to come together, we can impact so, so many more communities and spread our efforts so much wider.”
— #Catchthetea (@catchtheteaTV) May 24, 2019
While on Capitol Hill the young men joined in on the Opportunity Zone Minority Investors Summit and Congressional Black Caucus meeting. They discussed economic investments, economic development opportunities, and closing the wage gap in African American communities.
“I don’t want to be just another gentrifier that comes in, gets rich, buys these communities and pushes these people out.”
T.I. also added;
“I was born in an opportunity zone, and I’ve been making significant investments and contributions to the community that I have called home for all my life that is now zoned as an opportunity zone.”