The music video dropped Thursday night, and paid tribute to the slain artist at start of the powerful video with a title card that read, "In Loving Memory of Nipsey Hussle," and a second tribute at the end of the song that read, "Rest in Paradise."
The video comes one day after Khaled announced that every cent from his upcoming single will be going to Hussle's two children -- 10-year-old daughter, Emani, and 2-year-old son, Kross.
"Recently, I embarked on a soul-searching journey down a road I never thought I would travel in a million years," the artist and producer wrote in a statement on Instagram Wednesday afternoon, which included an image of Hussle, who was shot and killed in March outside his clothing store in Los Angeles at the age of 33.
"It began when a tragedy robbed the world of an enlightened soul, a brother, a father, a partner and my friend, Nipsey Hussle," Khaled explained. "Just days prior, he shared his energy and positivity with me on a video set for a song called, 'Higher.'"
"After much prayer and reflection; and with the full blessing of the Asghedom family, I am sharing that moment with the world," he continued. "The very title of the song reminds us that vibrating on a 'Higher' level was the essence of Nipsey's soul."
"It is in this spirit, of moving forward, of preserving his mission that I, my co-writers, producers and label partners are donating 100% of all our proceeds from 'Higher' to Nipsey's children, Emani and Kross," Khaled added, concluding his touching message with a sentiment that has become synonymous with preserving Hussle's legacy and his mission: "The Marathon Continues."
Legend, who collaborated on the single as well, tweeted shortly after Hussle was shot about filming the video for the single and how the death left him "utterly stunned."
RIP Nipsey. I just spent Thursday with him filming a video for a beautiful new song we created with Khaled. We filmed in Inglewood, close to where he grew up. He was so gifted, so proud of his home, so invested in his community. Utterly stunned that he's gone so soon.