L.A. rapper Nipsey Hussle died after being shot multiple times in front of his store, Marathon Clothing, in Los Angeles, NBC News reports. Two other people were hospitalized after the shooting. Nipsey was 33 years old.
Born Ermias Asghedom in 1985, Nipsey Hussle grew up in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles and left home at 14 and joined the Rollin’ 60s, a subset of the Crip gang. He first began releasing music in 2005 and released a series of mixtapes that garnered him attention among high profile artists, eventually landing him appearances on songs and albums by the likes of Drake and Snoop Dogg.
He later opened his Marathon Clothing store, as well as STEM education center called Vector 90 in Crenshaw. In 2016 he appeared on YG’s “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)”, which was followed by his 2018 album Victory Lap.
Many artists paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle on social media. Take a look at those below.
Jesus. Rest easy Nipsey. Fuck
— Quelle Christopher (@QuelleChris) April 1, 2019
R.I.P Nipsey pic.twitter.com/gjMwgkwrMO
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) April 1, 2019