Nipsey Hussle (also stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le) was an American rapper whose real name was EAirmiess Joseph Asghedom.
Hussle emerged on the West Coast hip hop scene in the middle of the 2000s, and after releasing his first mixtape, Slauson Boy Volume 1, independently to minor local success, he was signed to the labels Cinematic Music Group and Epic Records.
Nipsey Hussle Early Life: What Was His Childhood Like?
The son of Angelique Smith and Dawit Asghedom, Ermias Asghedom was born on August 15, 1985, in Los Angeles. He and his siblings, Samuel and Samantha, grew up in the Crenshaw section of South Los Angeles.
Before dropping out, he went to the Castle Heights area’s Alexander Hamilton High School. He ran away from home at the age of 14 to become a member of the Crips, a gang with a strong presence in his Crenshaw neighborhood. Asghedom’s father brought him and his brother Samuel on a three-month journey to Eritrea, East Africa,
when Asghedom was 19 years old (2004). The trip was a pivotal moment for Asghedom, who said it made him want to start working for social change in his neighborhood.
Nipsey Hussle Career: How Did He Start His Career?
With the success of “Slauson Boy Vol. 1,” Nipsey Hussle’s first self-released mixtape, he decided to launch his own record label under the same name. Hussle signed with Cinematic Music Group and Epic Records in 2008, and that year saw the release of his mixtapes Bullets Ain’t Got No Name, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Both his first single,
“Hussle in the House,” and his third mixtape, “Bullets Ain’t Got No Name, Vol. 3,” were released in 2009. In 2009, he rose to prominence thanks to his contributions to Drake’s “Killer” and Snoop Dogg and Problem’s “Upside Down.” Nipsey quit Epic Records in 2010 after deciding not to renew his contract.
On the 2010 Haitian benefit album, “We Are the World 25,” he made a guest appearance. In the same year, he was named to XXL Magazine’s Annual Freshman Top Ten, a list of the top ten upcoming musicians.
Late in 2010, after being let go from Epic Records, Hussle started his own record label called All Money. Hussle revealed in 2013 that Rick Ross, Dom Kennedy, Slim Thug, James Fauntleroy II, Z-Ro, Skeme, and Sade would all be featured on his upcoming mixtape “Crenshaw.”
A major studio album by Hussle, titled “Victory Lap,” was ultimately published in 2018. It sold 53,000 copies in its first week, putting it at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was met with near-unanimous praise from critics and was even nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Album, but it ultimately fell short of Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy.”
After Hussle’s murder on March 31, 2019, the album climbed to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in April 2019, more than a year after its initial release. His final single, “Racks in the Middle,” which featured Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy, also hit a new high on the Hot 100, peaking at No. 44.
Nipsey Hussle Personal Life: Was Lauren London Married To Him?
Hussle‘s main priority was helping other people, especially other young black guys. Through his activism and singing, he condemned the use of firearms in the community.
He talked frankly about his time spent involved in gang activity. Hussle set up a coworking space called Vector 90 and donated money to help schools and students.
Based on his observations, he thought the Crenshaw area was severely underserved and that young people would benefit from access to shared workspaces. He hoped that underprivileged kids in the neighbourhood would put extra effort into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.
Hussle has a daughter named Emani, however, he and Emani’s mother did not have a romantic relationship. In 2013, Nipsey started dating actress Lauren London. In 2016 they became parents.
Nipsey Hussle Death: Who Killed Him?
Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on March 31, 2019, outside of his Los Angeles apparel store, which is a terrible loss to the community. At the time, he had already lived 33 years. Around 3:19 p.m. on that day, he was shot at least ten times in the parking lot of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles.
In the early morning hours of April 2, 2019, 29-year-old Eric Ronald Holder Jr. was detained. Due to the widespread of COVID-10, his trial was repeatedly postponed and is now scheduled to begin in March of 2021. A memorial service for Hussle was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and he was later laid to rest at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Nipsey Hussle Net Worth: How Much Rich He Was
Nipsey’s net worth was $8 million in the year before his untimely demise. Short-term investments and assets like cash and equities, as well as real estate and trusts, fall under this category.
Nipsey Hussle‘s estate filed legal filings a year and a half after his death, stating the worth of his estate was $4.2 million. It was determined that the likeness of Nipsey was only worth $913,000 in that evaluation. The worth of his unreleased music and books was left out.
Not included in the $4 million estimate is money that was paid into the trust before his death or the worth of his master recordings, which he did possess in contrast to many artists.
The Nipsey Hussle estate felt confident enough to shut down many crowdfunding pages set up to help support the rapper’s children. His children are said to be financially secure, so his family respectfully declined the fundraising efforts, even from superstars like Reggie Bush.
Nipsey’s children will never be in need of financial assistance from anyone again because of the trust he established and the careful preparation he did before his death. Nipsey held all of his master recordings, which, as we indicated, might offer a steady stream of money for the rest of his life.