We live in a world of uncertainties where bad things happen, especially to good people. Truly, time and unforeseen occurrence can befall anyone and at any time! Such an unforeseen occurrence befell Ermias Joseph Asghedom, popularly known as Nipsey Hussle.
How Did Nipsey Hussle Die?
He was one of the rare gems Crenshaw people had, but his life was cut short at quite an early age by a hater, Eric Holder. Around 3:19 p.m. on Sunday, the 31sth of March, 2019, Nipsey took at least 10 shots of bullets into different parts of his body outside his Marathon Clothing Store. He was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. same day. He was just 33 years old. He was an American song writer, rapper, actor, activist and entrepreneur.
Nipsey Hussle’s Ethnicity And Family History
Hussle was black by race and American by ethnicity. He was given birth to in Crenshaw, California. His real name was Ermias Asghedom and Ermias means “God will rise”. His parents are Dawit Asghedom, father and Angelique Smith, Mother.
Nipsey’s mother was an African-American and his father is an immigrant from Eritrea in Africa. Nipsey has an elder brother, Samiel Asghedom who also goes by Blacc Sam and a younger sister, Samantha Smith (she uses her mother’s last name). Hussle’s parents, Angelique and Dawit divorced in 1987 and Hussle lived with his mother and grandmother.
Samantha lived with Hussle until 2015 and helped to bring up his daughter, Emani. Also, Samantha and Hussle had a common goal – that of proving more job opportunities in Crenshaw. As a result, the two started many businesses there.
Nipsey Hussle’s Bio, Early Life, Education Details
Hussle was born on the 15th of August, 1985 and was named Ermias Joseph Asghedom. However, Nipsey Hussle became his professional name and was popularly known by it. Hussle grew up in Crenshaw, Los Angeles, California with his other siblings; Samiel his older brother and Samantha his younger sister. He attended Hamilton High School but dropped out before he could graduate. He later studied, psychology, philosophy and English in a community college in Los Angeles.
Hussle left home at a very early age of 14 to join the Rolling 60s Crips. He got his nick name Nipsey Hussle from a childhood friend. At age 19, Hussle and his brother, Samiel were taken to their father’s country, Eritrea. He stayed there for 3 months and alluded to the fact that he drew his inspiration to become an activist and an entrepreneur from his father’s land.
Nipsey Hussle Body Measurements
Nipsey Hussle was 191 cm or 6 ft. 3 in. tall and weighed 179 lbs. or 81 kg.
Was Nipsey Hussle Married?
Hussle has a daughter, Emani from a previous relationship with Tanisha, but there was no record that he married her. In 2013, Hussle and Lauren London began dating. London also has a daughter from a previous relationship with Lil Wayne, a fellow rapper with Hussle. Although there were rumors that Hussle and London married secretly, there was no record to prove that the two were legally married. However, they enjoyed a relationship for 5b years, before Hussle’s life was cut short.
Lauren London must have felt strongly about the relationship she had with Hussle because in a tribute after his death, she said and I quote: “God knows I would give anything to see you again. I didn’t think I was going to survive a second of any of this. I promise to apply everything you taught me. In life and in death, Ermias Asghedom, there will never be another until we are together again… I love you beyond human understanding.”
Nipsey Hussle’s Career Details
Music Career: Hussle released his first mixtape in December, 2015. The debut won him a local recognition and fanbase on the west coast and was later signed to the Cinematic Music Group and Epic Records. His achievements include the release of two installments in his mixtape series. He did a collaboration with Drake and featured alongside Snoop Dogg and Problem too. He likewise released the third installment of his Bullet Ain’t No Name mixtape series. When the Epic Records had some financial issues, Hussle went independent and later featured on “We Are the World 25 for Haiti”. He also appeared as one of the top ten freshman by XXL Magazine. Hussle later decided to have his own record label, All Money In. He released his first mixtape under his record label on December 21, 2010. Hussle recorded several successes in his music career.
Entrepreneurship: Hussle has had entrepreneurial spirit he was a child. For instance, at age 11, he would polish shoes to gather money for his school clothes. When he started recording mixtapes. He would also sell his tapes by himself in a truck. Later, Hussle, Samiel (his brother), Steve Carless and Civil founded the Marathon Clothing Store and opened it on the 17th of June, 2017. Hussle also owned 1 barber shop and 2 restaurants.
Actor: As an actor, Hussle featured in movies like “I Tried” in 2007 and “Caged Animal” in 2010.
Activism: Nipsey was an activist and condemned gun violence through his music but advocated proffering solutions and inspiring others to doing good. He would make out time for students in his neighborhood and talk about the effect of gang culture. He even initiated a co-working environment, which he called Vector 90. In March of 2019, Hussle had arranged on how to meet with officials form the LAPD to discuss how gang violence can be prevented, a meeting that was scheduled for April 1, 2019.
Nipsey Hussle’s Cars And Net Worth At Death
It not uncommon for celebrities to ride flashy cars and Hussle’s case was no exception. Hussle had a thing for Mercedes-Benz and at least, he has and rode a 600 Benz. He took a lot of pictures with his CL 600 on Instagram.
At the time of death, Hussle’s net worth was calculated at $8,000,000.