Nipsey Hussle

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Nipsey Hussle
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Hussle in 2011
Ermias Joseph Asghedom

(1985-08-15)August 15, 1985
DiedMarch 31, 2019(2019-03-31) (aged 33)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathHomicide (gunshot wounds)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.
EducationAlexander Hamilton High School (no diploma)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • entrepreneur
  • activist
Years active2005–2019
Partner(s)Lauren London
(2013–2019; his death)
AwardsFull list
Musical career
GenresHip hop
Associated acts

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

Hussle has released numerous mixtapes, including the Bullets Ain't Got No Name series, The Marathon, The Marathon Continues and Crenshaw, the latter of which rapper Jay-Z bought 100 copies for $100 each.[1] His debut studio album Victory Lap was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.

On March 31, 2019, Hussle was shot multiple times just outside of his clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles.[2] Hussle was pronounced dead hours later at the age of 33.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nipsey Hussle Breaks Down His $10,000 Album Transaction With Jay Z: Watch Now". MTV News.
  2. Johnson, Alex (March 31, 2019). "Man killed, two others injured outside rapper Nipsey Hussle's L.A. store". NBC News. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  3. Rapper Nipsey Hussle killed in shooting outside his L.A. store