Airmiess Joseph Asghedom prominently known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and activist who was shot and killed in March 2019. The rapper was known for his collection of mixtapes, and apart from his music career, he owned a clothing store, Marathon Clothing that he started along with his partners.
Speaking of his relationships – the 33-year-old rapper was romantically linked to American actress Lauren Nicole London from 2013 until his murder on March 31, 2019. Prior to London, he was in a relationship with Tanisha Foster with whom the rapper shares a daughter.
Check out the article to learn more about the late rapper and entrepreneur murdered at a very young age. Here, we will also discuss Nipsey Hussle’s net worth, personal life, and much more. So, let’s get started.
Who Is Nipsey Hussle?
The American rapper Nipsey Hussle is an entrepreneur and activist born in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on August 15, 1985. He started his career in Hollywood music in the mid-2000s from a West Coast hip-hop background. His debut mixtape, Slauson Boy Volume 1, gained him a name in the industry with its average reach and fanbase. It paved the way for his contract with Cinematic Music Group and Epic Records.
Nipsey Hussle Early Life And Career
Hussle grew up in the Crenshaw District of South Central Los Angeles and was survived by his parents who fled to the United States during the Eritrean War of Independence. He had a brother and a sister and dropped school before graduating.
The rapper who started his career in 2005 grew into much fame after he collaborated with Drake on the song, ‘Killer’. he even made an appearance in the song ‘Upside Down’ alongside Snoop Dogg and Problem, which even helped in building popularity among the masses.
In 2010, he left Epic as the label faced a financial crisis. As a result, he founded his own record label, All Money In Records, and released his first mixtape, The Marathon under his own label.
Who Is Nipsey Hussle Wife?
The rapper was not married to anyone until his death. He was dating American actress Lauren Nicole London at the time of his death and the duo shares a son, Kross Ermias Asghedom, born August 31, 2016. The couple was believed to have gotten engaged but later it was found that the photos released as their engagement shots were for some GQ photoshoot.
The actress is known for her roles in films, ATL, The Christmas, Madea’s Big Happy Family, etc. London was born in Los Angeles California U.S. on December 5, 1984. The 38-year-old actress started her career in the early 2000s and has appeared in a number of films in leading roles.
Nipsey Hussle Personal Life And Death
London and Hussle started dating in 2013. Apart from their son, the duo each shares a child from their previous relationships. London shares a son, Kameron Carter, from her on-and-off relationship with American rapper and singer Lil Wayne. While on the other hand, Hussle shares a daughter with his ex-girlfriend Tanisha Foster.
Hussle was shot around 10 times in the parking lot of his store, Marathon Clothing in South Central Los Angeles on March 31, 2019, around 3.18 pm. Two others were also injured during the attack and the three were transported to a hospital although Hussle didn’t make it back to life. Eric Ronald Holder Jr.(29) was arrested by the Police and it was reported that some personal issues influenced the shooting.
On trial held on February 22, 2023, Holder was sentenced to 60 years by Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jack.
Nipsey Hussle Net Worth
At the time of his death, the American rapper was estimated to have a net worth of $8 million. His fortune included short-term investments and other assets which included cash and stocks. He even made a fortune out of real estate and trusts. The trust will manage all of his financial holdings. According to the legal documents it was revealed his estate was worth $4.2 million and this was put into the trust prior to his death.
After the death of the artist, several fundraising programs were planned by his fellow celebrities including Reggie Bush in order to support his children. But his family declined the efforts politely since Hussle had already made the trust set up prior to his death with which his children will be raised without the help of any others. Apart from this, Hussle owned his master recordings which are enough for a lifetime income for his children. From this, it is clear that the artist has already prepared clever financial planning before his demise.