Ermias Joseph Asghedom well known as Nipsey Hussle was an American rapper. He is an inspiration and role model of many young rappers. The tragic death of Nipsey Hussle on 31st march 2019 will never be forgotten and he will live forever in the hearts of many upcoming generations.
1. RAISED IN CRENSHAW
Ermias Asghedom, better known as Nipsey Hussle, was raised in Crenshaw and was once part of the infamous Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips gang, which gave him an instrumental touch in his lyrics. Crenshaw, or the Crenshaw District, is a neighborhood in South Los Angeles, California.
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2. XXL FRESHMAN CLASS 2010
XXL Magazine featured Nipsey Hussle on its 2010 cover for Freshman Class, as one of ten up-and-coming artists to watch for. Please have a look at the cover page of the magazine below.
3. VICTORY LAP
Nipsey Hussle’s record label, All In Records, partnered with Atlantic Records for his first major commercial release after releasing a string of mixtapes for thirteen years, as well as his only full-length album released during his lifetime ‘Victory Lap’, which earned him a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rap Album in 2019.
4. DEVELOPMENT OF SOUTH CENTRAL L.A
Nipsey Hussle’s Foundation financed the development of South Central L.A.’s Vector 90, a coworking space and incubator focused on developing underrepresented entrepreneurs. Nipsey Hussle’s family also unveils Neighborhood Nip Foundation in honor of the late rapper.
5. $100 MIXTAPE
When 2013’s track, Crenshaw, came out, Nipsey Hussle sold it at $100 every single CD in less than 24 hours at a pop-up store in his hometown of L.A. and collected $100,000. Jay Z bought 100 copies to support.
6. THE MARATHON CLOTHING
Nipsey having a keen interest in Business along with his younger brother and a business partner he opened up The Marathon Clothing smart-store in 2017. You can go a check out the brand: The Marathon Clothing. It has T-shirts and several other items having Nipsey’s name on them.
7. WE ARE THE WORLD 25 FOR HAITI
After a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Nipsey Hussle was featured in the charity single, We Are the World 25 for Haiti. We Are the World 25 for Haiti” is a charity single recorded by the supergroup Artists for Haiti in 2010. It is a remake of the 1985 hit song “We Are the World”, which was written by American musicians Michale Jackson and Lionel Richie.
8. BULLETS AIN’T GOT NO NAME
Nipsey Hussle dropped his first mixtape, Slauson Boy Volume 1 in 2005 but, He gained popularity by the hip-hop community for his Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series in 2008.
“Why you niggas outside without no gun
You think this shit is a game?
But no, no, not at all
I’ll hop out gunnin’ and show you niggas I ain’t playin’
Pull the trigger, shoot that nigga
Make sure that you get him
Cause bullets ain’t got no names”
9. TUPAC OF MY GENERATION
Nipsey Hussle dubbed himself the “Tupac of my generation” in his 2018 album, Victory Lap, to show his respect to the legendary rapper and artist, Tupac.
10. CAMEOS IN FILM & TV
Beyond music, Nipsey Hussle had made several cameos in film and television including on the hit TV series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Nipsey Hussle tragically passed away on March 31, 2019, in South Los Angeles. Total when we have completed one year of that tragic incident, Many celebrities and fans took to social media to express their hurt. We know his music and community philanthropy work will keep fans connected with the King of Los Angeles.