The Culture Collectively Mourns Rapper and Business Owner Nipsey Hussle

Thousands of Social Media Users Pay Tribute to the Deceased Entertainer

Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom left behind a legacy that consisted of more than just his music catalog when he died after being shot multiple times outside his store, Marathon Clothing, in South Los Angeles.

Radio personalities, fellow rappers, celebrities, and community members remember him for what he stood for. The Eritrean American rapper was raised in the Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles and was a member of the local Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips gang, however, his affiliation did not solely define him as an individual.

In 2005, Hussle presented to the world his first mixtape, titled “Slauson Boy Volume 1”, the name of his record label. He collaborated with the likes of Drake, Snoop Dogg, YG, The Game and more. Hussle worked on more than just his music.

In June 2017, he opened the “Marathon Clothing” store which he founded along with partners Steve Carless, Karen Civil, and his brother Samiel Asghedom. At the time of his death, Hussle informed the world of his upcoming documentary on Alfredo Darrington Bowman, better known as Dr. Sebi who a Honduran herbalist and self-proclaimed healer.

Hussle is survived by his wife Lauren London and his two children, Kross and Emani Asghedom. He leaves countless friends and loved ones behind.