Nipsey Hussle

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Nipsey Hussle
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Hussle in 2011
Airmiess Joseph Asghedom[1]

(1985-08-15)August 15, 1985
DiedMarch 31, 2019(2019-03-31) (aged 33)[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathHomicide (gunshot wounds)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.
Other namesErmias Joseph Asghedom
EducationAlexander Hamilton High School
  • Rapper
  • entrepreneur
  • activist
Years active2005–2019
Partner(s)Lauren London
(2013–2019; his death)
AwardsFull list
Musical career
GenresHip hop

Airmiess Joseph Asghedom (August 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019), known professionally as Nipsey Hussle (often stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le), was an American rapper.

Hussle has released namy mixtapes, including the Bullets Ain't Got No Name series, The Marathon, The Marathon Continues and Crenshaw. Rapper Jay-Z bought 100 copies of Crenshaw for $100 each.[2] His first studio album Victory Lap, released in 2018, was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.

On March 31, 2019, Hussle was shot multiple times outside of his clothing store Marathon Clothing in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles.[3] Hussle was pronounced dead hours later at the age of 33.[4] Eric Holder, a 29-year-old, was charged with murder on April 2nd.[5]

On the day of his funeral, a portion of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard near Marathon Clothing was renamed to Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom Square to honor him and his contributions to the neighborhood.[6]

On July 6, 2022, a jury in Los Angeles found Eric Ronald Holder Jr. of murder in the first degree. Holder was also found guilty of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter, assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. Holder is expected to be sentenced on September 15, 2022.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ermias Joseph Asghedom Obituary". Retrieved March 14, 2022.
  2. "Nipsey Hussle Breaks Down His $10,000 Album Transaction With Jay Z: Watch Now". MTV News.
  3. Johnson, Alex (March 31, 2019). "Man killed, two others injured outside rapper Nipsey Hussle's L.A. store". NBC News. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  4. Rapper Nipsey Hussle killed in shooting outside his L.A. store
  5. Suspect in fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle captured in California, authorities say Archived April 4, 2019, at the Wayback Machine The Washington Post, April 2, 2019]
  6. Cosgrove, Jaclyn (April 9, 2019). "Crenshaw and Slauson intersection to be named in honor of Nipsey Hussle". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on April 10, 2019. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  7. CNN, Stella Chan. "Nipsey Hussle: Jury finds man guilty in hip-hop artist's murder". CNN. Retrieved July 6, 2022.