The internet was thrown into a frenzy over the death of Rapper Nipsey Hussle who was shot multiple times in front of his clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of LA, south of the Crenshaw area on Sunday, March 31st.
Before his death, Nipsey was a Grammy-nominated artist has one studio album, twelve mixtapes, two compilation albums, and forty-eight singles.
Here are some facts about Nipsey Hussle…
- Nipsey whose real name is Ermias Asghedom was born on August 15, 1985 and raised in the Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles
2. In the wake of the outbreak that rocked Haiti in 2010, rapper Nipsey Hussle was part of the group that recorded the song “We are the World 25 For Haiti” which was a remake of Micheal Jackson and Lionel Ritchie song “We Are the World”. He had a rap section alongside Snoop Dogg and Busta Rhymes.
3. In 2010, the rapper starred in a movie Caged Animal, where he took on the role of Ricky – the son of a crime kingpin named Cain. He received positive reviews for his role in the movie
4. Before his death, Nipsey Hussle revealed he was making a documentary profiling the life of Dr. Sebi, who claimed he successfully cured AIDS, and some fans on social media believe the “Victory Lap” rapper’s connection to the controversial figure made him a target.
5. Nipsey Had a long term relationship with actress Lauren London with whom he had a son, Kross Arseghedom with.
Although the broke up at a certain time, the two were back together before his death. The two recently had a “couple” interview with GQ where they were both portrayed as a power couple.
6. 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.
7. On March 31, 2019, Hussle was shot multiple times in the parking lot of his store, Marathon Clothing, in South Los Angeles at about 3:25 p.m. Hussle was hit five times in the torso and once in the head. Two others were wounded in the shooting.
Some of his songs
Hussle In The House
Blue Laces (The Marathon)
Fun Video Of Nipsey And Lauren