Nipsey Hussle Biography
Nipsey Hussle (real name – Ermias Davidson Asghedom) was an American Grammy-nominated rapper and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Emerging from the West Coast hip hop scene in the mid-2000s.
Nipsey initially became known for his numerous mixtapes, including his Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series, The Marathon, The Marathon Continues and Crenshaw, the latter of which rapper Jay-Z, bought 100 copies for $100 each. After much delay, Nipsey’s debut studio album Victory Lap was released in February 2018 to critical acclaim and commercial success and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.
Nipsey grew up in South L.A. in the 1990s. He made it no secret of his early life in a street gang, saying in a 2014 interview with YouTube channel Vlad TV that he had joined the Rollin’ 60s, a notorious Crips gang clique, as a teenager.
“We dealt with death, with murder,” he told The Times in 2018. “It was like living in a war zone, where people die on these blocks and everybody is a little bit immune to it. I guess they call it post-traumatic stress when you have people that have been at war for such a long time. I think L.A. suffers from that because it’s not normal yet we embrace it like it is after a while.”
Nipsey Hussle Age
Nipsey was born on August 15, 1985, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He died March 31, 2019 (aged 33) in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nipsey Hussle Children
He fathered two children with her longtime girlfriend Lauren London. Their children were, Kross Asghedom and Emani Asghedom.
Nipsey Hussle Wife – Nipsey Hussle Lauren London
Nipsey and actress Lauren London began dating in 2013 and welcomed their first child together on August 31, 2016. The actress had children from a previous relationship with fellow rapper Lil Wayne, while Nipsey had a young daughter named Emani.
Nipsey Hussle Business and Charity
The rapper owned several businesses on the block where he was shot including a burger restaurant, a barbershop and a fish market. He was known to give jobs to residents who were struggling to get by, some of them homeless. He once gave a pair of shoes to every student at 59th Street Elementary School. He also donated money to renovate the school’s playground and basketball courts.
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Nipsey Hussle Net Worth
At the time of his death, Nipsey Hussle had a net worth of $8 million.
Nipsey Hussle Quotes
- My thing is that I don’t give no person that much power over my path that I’m walking. Not one person can make or break what I’m doing, except me or God.
- On a mission your worst enemy is idle time.
- Luck is just bein’ prepared at all times, so when the door opens you’re ready.
- All the smart money got they bets on me / And all the real niggas wish the best for me
- I’m more focused on giving solutions and inspiration more than anything.
- And it’s possible to monetize your art without compromising the integrity of it for commerce.
- We’re not the cause, we’re the effect.
- I feel that luck is a product of hard work.
- I kinda came into my manhood, or what I thought was my adulthood, early. I had to show up, and I had to make sure I had gas money, food money, rent money, clothes money – everything was on me, startin’ at that age, so that’s what led me to start hustlin’, that’s what led me to start to try to find ways to fend for myself. And once I did that, I was full-time, bein’ in the street, and, bein’ in the street, it’s cold. It’s the way the streets operate, and you have to adapt to that.
- Money is a tool – it’s the means, not the end. Inspiration is the metric that dictates whether or not a project is a success. It’s more realistic than trying to aim for radio play, or trying to satisfy an AR, or the other gatekeepers on these platforms. I don’t even know how to create with those things in mind. But if you tell me the goal is to inspire? That makes my job a lot easier.
- If you don’t know your full-throttle history, the whole story of how you came to where you are, it’s kind of hard to put things together.
- When I became a man, and I started to understand the difference between the truth and what your parents are supposed to tell you, there’s a difference, know what I mean?
- If you 35, 28, or 30 years old, and you decide you’re gonna pick up a rag and start bangin’, and you can look yourself in the mirror and you still feel like you’re a man? That’s cool, do your thing.
- I feel that puttin’ in the hours and years in the studio, honing my craft, definitely played a part, me consciously networking and presenting myself as an artist that’s commercially sellable led to me meeting the right people, which in turn led to them givin’ me positive referrals to other people, which in turn led to me signin’ a deal.
- [In Eritrea] in key positions – president, government, police – everybody’s the same [color]. It’s a country run by its people. No racial class, everybody feels a part of it.
- I didn’t wanna be looked at as no idiot, and I didn’t wanna feel like I was uneducated, because I really stopped going to school at 15. I was never ignorant, as far as being experienced in classrooms and learning about different subjects and actually soaking it up, so I checked into college for a little bit.
- My mom is American, so I was raised in her household in my formative years. But as I got older, my pops tried to keep me involved with the culture by telling me the stories of the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea, how he came to America, and about our family back home, because all that side of my family, my aunties, grandparents, is in Africa.
- Gangbanging is a survival instinct, regardless of how anybody tries to paint it.
- I’m focusing on the music, but I still got a cold library of books that I’ve either read or I plan on getting to.
- I respect Snoop even aside from the music, just as a man, and especially the way he still represents who he is, after being a pop star and an icon. He’s done it successfully and has still been able to balance it.
- Your parents are supposed to tell you to make decisions that are gonna help you and that’ll have a positive effect on your life and your well-being.
- As gang members, as young dudes in the streets, especially in L.A., we’re the effect of a situation. We didn’t wake up and create our own mindstate and our environment; we adapted our survival instincts.
- Killing and gangbanging, that’s just wrong.
- Obviously from childhood to my teenage years, I really came into my own. I left the house early; I was on the streets when I was, like, 15. I’ve been holdin’ my own since that age.
- A lot of artists come into the game with a radio record, but they don’t establish the fans as fans of their style of music. It’s just that they’re a fan of that song, and after that song plays out, it’s real hard for ’em.
Nipsey Hussle Songs
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Nipsey Hussle Victory Lap Lyrics
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Nipsey Hussle Double Up Lyrics
Nipsey Hussle Albums
- Victory Lap
- Raw (with Blanco)
- Nip Hussle the Great Vol. 1
- Nip Hussle the Great Vol. 2
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