The entire internet as at writing this is currently awash with stories of Nipsey Hussle, the American rapper who was shot dead outside his store in L.A and we over here in Nigeria have been asking ourselves, “How come we never knew the guy until after his death?”
It’s understandable that Nipsey Hussle’s popularity mainly (supposedly) revolved around the U.S and that’s probably why we over here don’t know him, but all the same, the guy must feel terrible wherever he is once he realized that he had to die first in order to trend on Twitter.
That being said, for those Nigerians who are not familiar with Nipsey Hussle, here are a few tit bits you should know about the American rapper to fill that void in your mind.
Facts about Nipsey Hussle you didn’t know
#1. Nipsey Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom was aged only 34 at the time of his death (August 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019)He was born to a refugee dad from Eritrea and an African American mom and raised in South Los Angeles.
#2. He was known for his many Mixtapes, all of which include:
- The Marathon (2010)
- The Marathon Continues (2011)
- Crenshaw (2013)
- Mailbox Money (2014)
- Victory Lap (2018)
#3. He also dabbled with acting in 2007 during which time he starred in 3 movies titled “I Tried”, “Caged Animal” and “Crazy Ex Girlfriend”.
#4. He was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards this year 2019 (it was as if they knew what was going to happen so they decided, “Let us just dash him nomination before he goes.”)
#5. In October 2016, it was revealed that Nipsey had invested over $100,000 dollars in a business co-founded by a few of his friends.
#6. He was among the 25 artistes who were featured in the We are the world for Haiti hit track alongside stars like Micheal Jackson, Justin Bieber and Kanye West.
#7. On the 17th of June 2017, Nipsey founded his clothing store called the “Marathon Clothing” along with other co-founders who constituted one of his close friends and his brother, Samiel Asghedom
#8. The late American Rapper began dating Lauren London in 2013. She once dated Lil Wayne during which time she had kids for him.
#9. And now we approach the sad part. According to Police reports, Hussle had been shot 5 times in the parking lot of his Store at around 3PM, 4 bullets to the body and 1 to the head.
#10. The Police have identified a suspect in the matter by name of Eric Holder, a 29 year old who they presume had initially had a personal dispute with the Rap artiste prior to the shooting.