Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle died on Sunday afternoon in a shooting outside the Marathon Clothing Company clothing store he owned. The 33-year-old father of two, he was recognized for his commitment to the city’s African American community and was one of the last Grammy Award nominees, with his album “Victory Lap”. As the investigation appears to be continuing in order to get hold of the suspected terror, “probably gang-affiliated” as the Los Angeles Times reports, the city council has joined in the early tributes: “Our hearts go out to those closest to them by Nipsey Hussle and to all affected by this tragedy. Los Angeles is hurt every time a young life is lost to the terrible violence of guns, ”said Eric Garcetti, Mayor of the City of Angels. Some personalities have also spoken following the news, such as Jay-Z, Rihanna, John Legend, LeBron James, Snoop Dogg, Drake and Pharrell Williams. He had also tweeted shortly before the drama that “To have powerful enemies is a blessing” …
Nipsey Hussle was shot dead outside his Hyde Park store
Real name Ermias Asghedom, Nipsey Hussle had succeeded in making a name for himself as an artist and citizen. After starting his career in the Californian underground in 2005 and materializing with mixtapes like “Marathon” in 2010, he launched his physical project “Crenshaw” in 2013, which was quickly praised by Jay-Z. He will then mark the spirits in 2016 with the track FDT dedicated to the American President Donald Trump, then it is in 2018 that he will release his first studio album “Victory Lap”, hailed by the critics and by the many collaborations it contains. , like Kendrick Lamar, CeeLo Green, P Diddy or YG.
Nipsey Hussle released his debut album Victory Lap in 2018
” That does not make sense ! My mind is upset, ”Rihanna tweeted upon hearing the news of the drama.
Beyond his musical career, the one who was the companion of Lauren London was also active on the social and entrepreneurial level, in particular with the creation of Vector 90, a place of training on new technologies and incubators. Its purpose was to support underprivileged California communities building on the successes generated by Silicon Valley. He said: “It is often said to be inspired by artists and athletes, but Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are other great examples to follow”.
Formerly a gang member, Nipsey Hussle now campaigned against violence