Nipsey Hussle biography to hit bookstores in 2020

Nipsey Hussle performing at BET Experience Live! in Los Angeles, USA, on June 23, 2018

According to Complex, the biography will be available worldwide on March 24, 2020 via Atria Books.

"The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle" will explore the life of the late Grammy-nominated rapper, who was fatally shot outside his Los Angeles clothing store last March.

The book was written by former VIBE features editor Rob Kenner, who has also contributed to the New York Times and Billboard, among other publications.

In a recent sit-down with Complex, Kenner shared details about the genesis of "The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle," which aims at "set[ting] the record straight."

"I knew I wanted to write a book about Nipsey Hussle long before his tragic death. The events of March 31 left me stunned just like the rest of those who cared about him. Since that time, there has been a tremendous outpouring of love for him around the world, but also a fair amount of misinformation and media spin from forces that underestimated him or saw him as a threat," he explained.

The biography will feature original reporting along with commentary from Hussle himself and interviews with those closest to him.

"In his song 'Dedication,' Nipsey called himself 'Tupac of my generation,' and I asked him to explain what he meant by that. He certainly wasn't talking about his life being cut short. He had too much to live for, too many people who loved him, and too much important work to do," Kenner added.

Although the biography was not authorized by the late musician's family, the veteran hip-hop journalist explained that a portion of the proceeds from the book will go to Nipsey's estate.

Since his tragic death, Nipsey Hussle has appeared posthumously on albums from a wide array of artists, including Mustard, DJ Khaled and Rick Ross.

Last May, a grand jury indicted Eric Ronald Holder Jr with counts of murder, attempted murder, assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon in the fatal shooting of Nipsey Hussle.

The 29-year-old man pleaded not guilty to the charges and is currently awaiting his trial.