Nipsey Hussle would've turned 35-years-old today. (August 15, 1985 - March 31, 2019)
Happy 35 Birthday, to the Late Nipsey Hussle
The West Coast legend was pronounced dead after being shot outside his Marathon Clothing store on Mar. 31. Ever since his untimely passing, there's been an outpouring of love from both fans and friends of the late rapper. Just under five months on from his death, fans have once again rallied to remember him and celebrate his life.
On March 31, 2019, the hip hop community lost a piece of itself. Ermias Asghedom, known to many as Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside of his clothing store in L.A. He was only 33.
Today fans, friends, and family gather to pay their respects for what would’ve been Nipsey’s 35th birthday.
Hussle was an integral part of several other initiatives to revamp his neighborhood and honor the black community. He was an advocate for a project known as Destination Crenshaw, described as a 1.3-mile open-air museum. Designed as a cultural experience, the center, on Crenshaw Boulevard, will feature permanent and rotating art and design exhibits celebrating black history and culture.
He was a strong advocate for the project and, according to City Councilmember Marqueece Harris Dawson, was an integral part of the project’s branding.
“Nipsey Hussle was in the earliest conversations about Destination Crenshaw,” Dawson said in an interview with DnA after Hussle’s death. “In fact, the very logo for the project that you see on all the materials and even the name of the logo was actually done by his team of graphic artists that work with the Marathon Store and they did that as a gift to Destination Crenshaw.”
He was working on a film about Honduran healer ‘Dr. Sebi’