As the days pass and the culture continues to be at a standstill due to the passing of Nipsey Hussle, his legacy has been appropriately honored by his millions of fans around the world as well as the people that knew him best.

Since the fatal shooting, his family has taken comfort in one another by sharing memories inside Nipsey’s grandmother’s home in Los Angeles, where they recently spoke to the Los Angeles Times to add their own perspectives on the legacy that he left behind.

“He recognized at an early age his own capability,” his mother Angelique Smith said when recalling how he once urged his school counselor to test him for the gifted program, adding that in regards to “his own potential, he has always known.”

Nipsey’s mother then concluded her thoughts by stating that “I would like for him to be remembered as a humble, spirited, respectful man who had, since his childhood, had an extraordinary and unlimited intellectual capacity,” in addition to noting that she’s comforted in knowing the impact he made on his community.

Dawit Asghedom, Nipsey’s father, then spoke on that influence by adding: “It was like he was sent by God to give some love to bring us together because that’s what his lyrics were saying, always. He’s not shy to tell the truth even though it might not look good. He wasn’t scared of anything. [God] sent him to send a message. It looks like, ‘Your time is up because you have completed what I sent you to do.’ We all have a plan, but God has his own plan. So he had completed what he needed to be doing and he did it early so [God] probably want to take him early too.”

Additionally, his girlfriend Lauren London described him as a “truth seeker and truth speaker” who was a family man first, as his brother Sam spoke to how he turned the run-down corner of Crenshaw and Slauson into a national landmark.