MUSIC: Rest In Peace, Nipsey Hussle


(Photo Vickey Ford)

Nipsey Hussle(Ermias Davidson Asghedom) was shot dead outside of his store, Marathon Clothing, on March 31st at the age of 33. Nipsey Hussle grew out of the mixtape scene in the late 00’s with Slauson Boy Volume 1 released in 2005. In the subsequent years his profile grew to the point he was one of XXL magazines ‘Freshmen Top Ten’ in 2010 and was set to release his major label debut on Epic records that same year. As usual with what happens when an established underground artist tries to play the major label game, that debut never came out. However, his continual release of high quality projects through kept him one of the most buzzed and beloved rappers of the West Coast scene. This hard work paid off with his grammy nominated debut album, Victory Lap, in 2018. In his later years Nipsey had pivoted to a entrepreneurship; dabbling in cryptocurrency and owning several businesses, but it was his hip-hop career that was the most impactful. Another life lost too soon, and someone who proudly gave back to this community, Rest In Peace.

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(Photo Vickey Ford)