NIPSEY Hussle was a famous Los Angeles rapper, entrepreneur and social activist.
His life was tragically and unexpectedly cut short in 2019.
Who was rapper Nipsey Hussle?
Nipsey Hussle, 33, was born Hermias Davidson Asged on August 15, 1985 in Los Angeles, California.
In 2005, he released his debut mixtape Slauson Boy Vol. 1, which became the name of his record label.
A few years later, in 2008, Nipsey signed with Cinematic Music Group and Epic Records.
That same year, he released two mixtapes titled Bullets Ain’t Got No Name, Vol. 1 and bullets have no name, Vol. 2.
In 2009, the rapper released his debut single Hussle in the House, as well as his third mixtape Bullets Ain’t Got No Name, Vol. 3.
In February 2018, he released his studio album Victory Lap which peaked at number 85 in the UK charts.
In 2019, it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
What was the net worth of Nipsey Hussle?
At the time of his death, Nipsey’s net worth was $8 million.
Although Nipsey is known for his rapping, he also made money outside of performing.
One of his sources of income was from his work as an actor and he had 10 acting credits to his name.
He also made money from his clothing business.
TMZ reported that the late rapper’s children, Emani and Cross, are expected to inherit $1 million each when they reach adulthood.
How did Nipsey Hussle die?
Nipsey was shot dead on March 31, 2019.
The shooting outside his Marathon clothing store in South Los Angeles came just hours after Hussle tweeted about having “strong enemies.”
The LAPD tweeted in a statement: “At approximately 3:20 pm (11:20 am BST) a shooting was reported in the area of Slawson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard.
“Three victims were taken to a local hospital, one of them died.”
They later added, “The suspect in the shooting has been described as a black male and the LAPD Southern Homicide Bureau is investigating to find him and everyone else involved.”
His funeral took place on Thursday, April 11, 2019, and was almost blurred by the apparent drive-by shooting.
LAPD said a woman and three men in their 30s and 50s were attacked during the rapper’s funeral.
A man named Eric Holder from Los Angeles has been charged with his murder and as of 2021 is still awaiting trial.
Why is Eric Holder accused of killing Nipsey Hussle?
Nipsey accused Holder of being a “snitch”, which could be the reason Holder shot Nipsey, according to a Los Angeles gang member.
They were both part of a gang known as the Rollin’ 60s and both were aspiring rappers.
“[Calling someone a snitch] “That’s the worst thing you can say,” says Cedric, a longtime member of the local gang. “That is a very bad statement.
“I’ll kill you if you call me a snitch.”
Holder showed up “without warning” at Nipsey’s “Marathon” clothing store in Los Angeles, prosecutors said.
They exchanged words that “had something to do with Mr. Asguedom (Nipsey) accusing Mr. Holder of a denunciation.
Holder reportedly left and later returned with a firearm. He was accused of approaching Nipsey in the store’s parking lot.
CCTV shows that Holder shot Nipsey multiple times.