There have been many loved ones of Nipsey Hussle who have come forward to speak praise and adoration for the slain rapper in the days following his murder. Strangers, collaborators, associates, friends, family, and even his love, Lauren London, have given public tributes during this unbelievably tragic moment in hip hop.

Yesterday, Nipsey’s brother, Samiel Asghedom, spoke with ABC News for an emotional phone interview where he spoke candidly about his admiration for his role model sibling. “He was a brother, a musician, an entrepreneur, a people’s champ,” Asghedom said. “He was somebody that believed in the process of hard work, determination and just the positivity of somebody staying in the area that he grew up in and making something out of nothing…he was a role model to the community, to the kids, and to the mothers and the grandmothers and the community that watched him grow up and seen him as a youngster, (and now) a family man, a father, raising his kids.”