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Ermias Ashgedom was born in 1985 and died last Sunday, the 33-year-old. He was shot outside a clothing store that he owned, Marathon clothing, in the city which was his home throughout life, Los Angeles. He was first and foremost a rapper, and called for Nipsey Hussle, homage to the african-american circles, the legendary comedian Nipsey Russell; ”the Hussle” come from ”hustle” as a means to earn money on the more or less cunning, more or less legal way.
As a teenager, Nipsey Hussle, a member of the violent gang, the Rollin' 60s, a part of the big gang the Crips, which, together with the rival gang Bloods has characterized the criminal world in Los Angeles in decades. It is a background he has in common with many LA-rapper, for example, the Bloods member The Game, one of many celebrities who have expressed sorrow and dismay over the dödsbeskedet on social media.
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But Nipsey Hussle evolved from the rowdy youth with dreams of earning money for a serious and hard-striving artist with great love for and sense of responsibility for their home area. Instead of leaving the troubled streets as fast as he could, he chose to invest in them. In addition to the Marathon clothing – which is located at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue, streets which has given its name to Nipsey Hussle-mixtapes as ”Slauson boy” and ”Crenshaw” – he had several other business activities in the area: a hamburger restaurant, a raksalong and a fish shop. His growing political ambition was evident in the angry single, ”FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)” as he did with the rapper YG during the presidential elections in 2016.
a not directly unique, but skilled and reliable a rapper, with a committed and energetic flow of the old school. He was not interested in poppig sångrap, modern trapbeats or other sound that is not reminded of the classic västkustrap. He was not interested in rapping about anxiety, self-pity and degenerate decadence that many young people are doing. He was an old-fashioned, Gary Cooper-rapper, for him, was the dignity of more important than feelings. But he admitted in an interview that the years in gängvåldets proximity had given him post-traumatic stress.
After many years of mixtapesläpp, gästinhopp on other artists ' albums and a single released Nipsey Hussle finally their debut album ”Victory lap” in the last year. It was warmly received and was nominated for a Grammy. The future looked bright for Nipsey Hussle until it ripped from him. ”Bullets ain't got no name” plastered he on the song and the mixtape of the same name in 2008, and such a nameless bullet was his death.
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Some of those who expressed their grief online the last day is Rihanna, Drake, Pharrell Williams, Nas, 21 Savage, Snoop Dogg, the ”Insecure”-the creator, Issa Rae, and breaking basketball star LeBron James. Hundreds of fans and friends of the rapper had gathered at the Crenshaw and Slauson to mourn together. Nipsey Hussle was not known to all, but loved by many.
Correction: In an earlier version of the text, it was that rapper The Game is a member of another gang which was wrong. He is a member of the gang Bloods.