Nipsey Hussle's music producers reaction to rapper's death

Planning to be at Thursday's public memorial service for rapper Nipsey Hussle are his music producers.

One team was with him during his mix-tape days and helped land that Grammy nomination this year. It was Hussle's first and only album, 'Victory Lap.'

It landed them a 2019 Grammy nomination for best rap album.

Fans loved Hussle for his entrepreneurship and investment in the Crenshaw community.

His team was stunned when they got word he'd been fatally shot at his Marathon clothing store.

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'Mike had called me on the phone and I never heard him sound like this before. I went on Twitter and I seen Nipsey laying on the ground and I still didn't believe it because Nipsey is a strong person,' Mars said.

Mars played Hussle's last show at the Peppermint Club. He's a keyboardist in the band 1500 or Nothin.

The band will play at the memorial service.