Los Angeles – The outpouring love and grief from Nipsey Hussle’s fans since his death on March 31 has caused his Marathon Clothing store’s $10 million dollar-revenue surge.
However, HipHopDX has confirmed with Nipsey Hussle’s team that the spike two million orders has been so overwhelming that it effectively shut down the brand’s South Los Angeles-based flagship store on Tuesday (May 7) until further notice.
“Thank you to everyone who’s placed an order with us these last couple weeks,” Nipsey’s team said in an Instagram post to its 500,000 followers. We appreciate the unprecedented outpour support. It means alot to our team and family.”
It also thanked customers who have paid homage and dollars to Nipsey’s vision and that the Marathon Clothing brick and mortar store will reopen after its reels back from the whirlwind his untimely passing.
The Marathon team is still accepting accepting purchases orders the brand’s website and plans to get orders shipped as quickly as possible. The prits from the purchases will go to the investment fund called “Our Opportunity.”
The fund and program is the brainchild the late MC and his business partner David Gross, which helps community leaders “ every large, majority black city to, in a systematic way, acquire and develop transformative projects.”