Father. Son. Businessman. Community leader. Rapper. Nipsey Hussle was all of these and more.
Hussle’s murder outside his own shop in Los Angeles last Sunday was a heartbreaking conclusion to a story that we have heard far too many times. XXXTentacion, Proof, Jam Master J, Big L, Biggie and 2Pac to name a few. Nipsey Hussle joins a list of talented young men senselessly killed whilst on the path to greatness.
Hussle preached ownership and advocated strengthening the financial base in forgotten black communities. He wanted to create avenues for young black people to better their lives and reshape their world. His interview on The Breakfast Club highlights this ambition to achieve this.
Nipsey Hussle’s death should be a wake-up call for the hip-hop community
. The sad truth is it will not. Soon after Hussle’s death, conspiracy theories flooded the internet. The hurt from his death so strong that the hip-hop community would rather blame the government than a by-product of the culture – a murderous hater who’s name we will not mention. Ermias Joseph Asghedom, known professionally as Nipsey Hussle passed away 31 March 2019.