Nipsey Hussle Biography – Late Rapper

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Nipsey Hussle Bio

Nipsey Hussle was a well-renowned hiphop artist who passed away in 2019. Photo Source: Nipsey Hussle's Instagram.

Last updated on March 26th, 2022 at 04:55 pm

Nipsey Hussle was one of the greatest hip-hop icons in the music industry. He had released several mixtapes and collaborations in his career. Moreover, his songs consisted of West Coast gangsta rap.

The late musician had won many awards for his albums. For instance, he earned two Grammys for his songs Racks In The Middle and Higher. Furthermore, he had acted in supporting roles in many films and television series.

Sadly, the musician had a tragic ending in 2019. Let’s learn more about his death cause, music career, and more in this biography.

Nipsey Hussle Joined Gangs In His Teenage Years

The late rapper was born Ermias Asghedom on August 15, 1985, in Los Angeles, California, USA. However, several sources also state his real name is Airmiess Joseph Asghedom.

Nipsey Hussle’s father, Dawit Asghedom, was an Eritrea native who fled to America from war. He often taught his late son about African culture and took him to visit Eritrea in 2004.

Likewise, Nipsey Hussle’s mother, Angelique Smith, often encouraged him to read. She is very proud of her late child’s legacy and proudly speaks of him in media.

The singer also has two siblings, Samiel Asghedom and Samantha Smith. His parents and siblings must have supported his singing passion from earlier.

During Hussle’s childhood, gang culture was prominent in his hometown. He also joined Rollin 60’s Neighbourhood Crips at fourteen. Moreover, the young guy stopped going to Alexander Hamilton High School a year later. He attended some classes at community college in West LA but never completed his degree.

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Nipsey Hussle, Net Worth – $8M

Nipsey Hussle’s net worth stood at $8 million at the time of his death. His fortune comprised his earnings from album sales, merch sales, tours, concerts, etc.

The media person released his first mixtape Slauson Boy Volume 1, in December 2005. His unique musical style led him to sign a deal with Epic Records. Afterward, he released two mixtapes with the label Bullets Ain’t Got No Name Vol 1 and Vol 2.

The rapper founded his label All Money In and began his solo career in 2010. His debut studio album, Victory Lap, was released in February 2018. In addition, it received a Grammy nomination in the Best Rap Album category.

Let’s see some of Hussle’s albums and mixtapes, including their price below:

Album Price
Nip Hussle The Great Volume 2 $8.99 (MP3 Format)
The Leaks Vol 1 $8.99 (MP3 Format)
TMC $8.99 (MP3 Format)
The Marathon [Explicit] $8.99 (MP3 Format)
Victory Lap $29.49 (Vinyl)

Aside from that, Nipsey collaborated with Drake, Rick Ross, YG, Dom Kennedy, and more. He must have earned a notable amount from his multiple tours and concerts. Furthermore, the rapper opened The Marathon Clothing Store, which sells merch from $25 onwards.

Thus, Nipsey Hussle’s net worth of $8 million was thanks to his successful music career.

Nipsey Was Dating Lauren London

Before his untimely demise, Nipsey was in a relationship with Lauren London. She is a famous actress known for her roles in This Christmas, Baggage Claim, etc.

The pair began dating in 2013 and were together until Hussle’s death. Both often attended red carpet events together. Furthermore, the couple didn’t shy away from showing PDAs on social media.

Nipsey Hussle Girlfriend Lauren London
Nipsey Hussle’s girlfriend, Lauren London, has acted in many movies, including This Christmas. Photo Source: Nipsey Hussle’s Instagram.

Nipsey Hussle’s girlfriend, Laurensupported his music profession from the beginning. The duo wasn’t married but once did an engagement photoshoot. Who knows, Nipsey would have made Lauren, his wife later on.

Hussle Was A Father Of Two

Nipsey Hussle’s daughter, Emani Asghedom, was born on November 9, 2008. She was born from the hip-hop artist’s ex-partner, Tanisha Foster.


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Hussle’s son, Kross Ermias Asghedom, was born on August 31, 2016. His children must have been heartbroken after his demise. Nonetheless, Nipsey’s kids will inherit $1 million each when they are of age.

Nipsey Hussle Was Gunned Down

The late rapper was shot multiple times in front of his store on March 31, 2019. He received gunshot wounds in his chest, abdomen, back, etc. Although he was rushed to the hospital, he passed away at 3:25 pm.

Nipsey’s alleged shooter, Eric Ronald Holder Jr., is still awaiting trial after pleading not guilty. He is the former gang member of the late singer and had some beef with him. Moreover, as per several sources, Hussle’s last words were

You Got Me, You Shot Me, I’m Good

The late LA rapper’s death became a massive blow to the music industry. Many celebs paid tribute to him on social media. We all will remember him forever.