25 Inspirational Nipsey Hussle Facts

Our latest list: 25 Inspirational Nipsey Hussle Facts! Nipsey Hussle was more than just a rapper and songwriter from Crenshaw, South Los Angeles. He was known for his deep devotion to his roots, giving back in many ways to the neighborhood of his youth.

Nipsey worked to give educational opportunities to young people in Crenshaw and founded many art projects and charity events. His legacy is viewed as more than just music but as a movement.

He was an inspiration to many and continues to be after his untimely and tragic death. Whether you are a fan of his music or just hearing about this compelling artist, here are 25 Inspirational Nipsey Hussle Facts.

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Growing up

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Born Ermias Asghedom on August 15, 1985, Nipsey Hussle was an American rapper and songwriter. He emerged from the West Coast hip hop scene in the mid-2000s and first became famous for his mixtapes.
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Heritage

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Hussle was Eritrean (a country in the horn of Africa) American. He was also a member of the Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips gang in his teenage years.

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Family

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Hussle was the father of two children, a son, Kross, with actress Lauren London, and his daughter Emani from a prior relationship.

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Partners

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Hussle and his partner Lauren London have been together for five years, only recently going public with details on their relationship.

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Featured in film

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Hussle had a short acting career, appearing in two films, I Tried and Caged Animal, and the pilot of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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All in the name

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Hussle’s very first mixtape in 2005 was titled In Slauson Boy Volume 1, and later became the namesake of his own record label.
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Humble beginnings

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Though Hussle began with mixtapes and would produce many more. His original debut single, titled “Hussle in the House” was released in 2009.

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Grammy nominee

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Hussle was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Album for his formal debut album ‘Victory Lap,’ which was released in February 2018.

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Acclaim

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Hussle was featured with artists like Snoop Dog, and XXL Magazine labeled him “Most Determined.” L.A. Weekly also called him the “next big L.A. MC.”

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Marathon clothing

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Hussle’s clothing store, Marathon Clothing, opened on June 17, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. The store was a joint collaboration with partners Carless, Civil, and Hussle’s brother Samiel Asghedom.

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The shooting

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On March 31, 2019, Hussle was shot multiple times outside his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in South Los Angeles. Hussle was hit five times in the torso and once in the head.

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Victims

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Hussle was among two others wounded in the shooting. All three victims were transported to a hospital, where at 33 years old, Hussle was pronounced dead.
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Collaborating

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LA Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff tweeted on Sunday night that he and LAPD Chief Michel Moore were meeting with Hussle and Roc Nation representatives to discuss how they could help police help kids and stop gang violence the next day.

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Unidentified

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Witnesses have reported seeing a man fleeing in a vehicle after the shooting. The lacking description of a “black male” has left the Los Angeles Police Department in an ongoing search.

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Hindsight

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Since the shooting, videos have emerged of Hussle being administered CPR on the scene outside his clothing store.

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A blessing

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Hussle posted an ominous tweet moments before the gunfire, saying, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

9

For the fans

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Hussle was posing for a photo the child of a fan outside Marathon Clothing shortly before his death.

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Giving back

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Hussle was deeply involved with his community in South LA. He was a part of the Destination Crenshaw arts project.

Additionally, he founded a co-working space called Vector 90 in Crenshaw that offered youth classes in science, technology, and math.

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Roots

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Hussle frequently referenced his upbringing in his lyrics and gave back to his community in many ways. He bought shoes for students, fixed playgrounds and basketball courts, provided jobs and shelter for homeless residents, and even paid for funerals of those who could not afford them.

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Business with a heart

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Hussle had even been purchasing real estate in the neighborhood in recent years, working to become a legitimate real estate mogul.

5

Future plans

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Hussle and his partners were planning for the future. They had goals of turning the Marathon Clothing plot into a residential building

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His legacy

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Hussle’s legacy is quoted as being “more movement than music,” which is evident in the outpouring of tributes by both fans and fellow celebrities alike.

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An inspiration to many

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Hussle inspired and motivated many. Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas called him an “inspiration to many,” while Atlantic Records said he was “an amazing father and a leader in his community.”

Actress Issa Rae declared he inspired her “to invest and own in our communities.”

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The Vigil

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Tragedy continued to unravel after Nipsey Hussle’s death. During a vigil for him, violence broke. Shots were fired and a stabbing was reported.

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Uncertainty

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The source of the turmoil is uncertain, but Los Angeles Police Chief Michael Moore said in an interview on KNX radio that the disturbance was possibly a fight, setting off the following storm of chaos.



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