Tributes Pour In Honoring Rapper Nipsey Hussle

Tributes Pour In Honoring Rapper Nipsey Hussle

The 33-year-old, whose birth name is Ermias Asghedom, was nominated for a Grammy in 2019 for Best Rap Album for his album “Victory Lap.” He was born in South Los Angeles and spoke in interviews about his involvement in gang culture as a teen before he emerged as a community organizer, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Hussle was reportedly shot several times outside his store, Marathon Clothing. Two other individuals were also injured in the shooting. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said the shooter was still at large as of 5:30 p.m., local time. 

Colleagues and fans took to social media to share their feelings of loss:

Published at Mon, 01 Apr 2019 01:22:39 +0000