Nipsey Hussle Born on this day, (Aug 15) today would’ve been Ermias Joseph Asghedom thirty-six birthday if he were still with us.
Happy Birthday Nipsey Hussle!
Nipsey Hussle was tragically taken from his family and fans on (March 31, 2019). He was only 33 at the time, Late Crenshaw rapper, who was shot and killed outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles was loved by many.
Nip had an undeniable impact within the music industry as an independent artist and an even greater impact within his hometown of Los Angeles.
In 2017, he opened the Marathon Clothing store as a way to inspire the youth and give back to the place where he grew up. Additionally, as a staunch advocate for diversity in the technology space Nip opened up Vector 90, a co-working office STEM education center in his neighborhood, right before the release of his platinum-selling debut album Victory Lap.
Nip's music was nothing less than motivational. He provided a crucial blueprint for burgeoning artists to take after when he priced his Crenshaw mixtape for $100 and later, his Mailbox Money tape at $1000.
Ermias Joseph Asghedom was born August 15, 1985, to a Black American mother and an Eritrean father. Nip first found local fame as a rapper in 2005 with the start of his heavy mixtape grind, which led to partnerships with Cinematic Music Group and Epic Records. The major label experience pushed Nip to begin his own label situation with All Money In No Money Out Records and starting an expansive mixtape run.
Rest Powerfully in Peace, Nipsey Hussle.