When DJ Khaled dropped his album Father of Ahsad featuring the now GRAMMY award-winning “Higher” less than two months after Nipsey Hussle died it was just eerie.
The words were drenched with prophetic power and urgency, while also saturated in Holy Spirit comfort. It was needed because as a community we were hurting.
And so, for it to win the Best Rap/ Sung Performance at the 2020 GRAMMYs, beating out songs that have banged in our ears over and over again, is a testament to the love for the fallen rap star- and the producing anointing that DJ Khaled has over his life.
So let’s deal with said anointing.
DJ Khaled projects nothing but positivity through his music and on every project that he puts his hands on and while he may not be a preacher, this Holy man holds the pulpit with the way he curates energy to promote prosperity and kindness.
We the Best, because HE’S THE BEST.
And The Recording Academy (with all of their current problems) got it right with this one. We hoped they would get it right, especially after that star-studded and emotional performance rendered earlier in the night including Philly’s Meek Mill, Compton rappers Roddy Ricch and YG, John Legend and Kirk Franklin.
It was good to see YG, being he was arrested just a few days ago.
At the end of the performance was a scene of both Nipsey Hussle and Kobe Bryant side by side.
Another touching moment was done earlier in the day, Nipsey won Best Rap Performance for “Racks in the Middle.” That was a touching moment, though not televised. Adding this one and the Khaled honor, his family will bring home two trophies in celebration to their beloved.