Popularly known for his unique rapping style, Nipsey Hussle is one of the most celebrated rappers who found fame in Los Angeles before going global. All through his years as a rapper, he has worked with other talented rappers in the entertainment industry. He founded his own record label and has released several mixtapes and a few albums. Like other artists who have made name for themselves in the industry, he has passed through a few controversies but has shrugged them off and forged ahead. Here is everything you need to know.
Who is Nipsey Hussle?
Born as Ermias Asghedom on the 15th of August 1985, in Los Angeles, California, Nipsey Hussle is noted globally for his rapping skills. Details about his parent’s name are not anywhere close to the records but sources say that his father was an Eritrean immigrant to the United States while his mother is an African American.
He attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles but dropped out after he was accused of destroying one of the school’s property. So, without direction, he wandered into the streets and was involved in a lot of neighborhood crimes. In fact, he was an inmate at the LA County Lennox Sheriff department and incarceration; a juvenile facility. After he was released from jail, he joined the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips gang becoming a rapper.
The rapper went ahead to release his first mixtape titled Slauson Boy Volume 1 in 2005. With the release of the album, he became one of the rappers to look out for in the whole of Los Angeles. That big break also became the very platform he used in gaining a spot with the Cinematic Music Group and Epic Records. Three years down the lane, Nipsey Hussle released two other mixtapes Bullets Ain’t Got No Name, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and also went ahead to release his debut single, Hussle in the House (2009). Shortly after that, his third mixtape; Bullets Ain’t Got No Name, Vol. 3 became one of the top song’s to gain airplay that period. He landed a major collaboration deal with Snoop Dogg and was featured in Dogg’s song, Upside Down.
That singular collaboration with Snoop Dogg pulled Nipsey into another height of fame and led to his selection on the Magazine’s “Annual Freshman Top Ten” list. Later in 2010, Ermias announced his intention of releasing his first music album, South Central State of Mind, however, due to some disagreement with his record label the project was brought to a halt. Also, that disagreement also brought about the birth of his own record label, All Money In; a record label that has been noted for his excellence and had produced numerous mixtapes as well as albums.
In all, Nipsey Hussle has gone ahead to release a lot more mixtapes, albums and has collaborated with a lot of other celebrated rappers and singers in the music industry. He later released his debut album in 2018 and the album was nominated as one of the Best Rap Album at the 61st Grammy Awards.
Interestingly, the rapper has also played well as an actor, he bagged a minor role in the autobiographical film, I Tried (2007) and in 2008, he played as the main character in Three Thug Mice. The following year, he starred as Ricky in the movie, Caged Animal and also played as the supporting role in the movie Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed.
Working in the entertainment industry has been one of the few ways, Nipsey Hussle used in creating wealth. He has also added business to his repertoire by launched an agency alongside business tycoons; Karen Civil, Jorge Peniche and Steven “Steve-O” Carless. From all his endeavors, it is calculated that his financial value falls at $4.5 million.
Everything You Need To Know
Only a few male celebrated artists in the music industry are innocent of the term, Playboy. For Nipsey Hussle, he is one of such and has been in a few relationships. His relationship with Lauren London seems to be the longest and sources say that the two have been together since 2013.
Nipsey though not married, welcomed a son, Kross Asghedom with Lauren London sometime in August 2016. Also, the rapper has a daughter, Emani from one of his previous relationships.
Body Statistics and Measurements
It is undeniable that the rapper has earned a few credits for his looks. He has a sense of fashion and is a lover of jewelry. He stands at 6 feet 3 inches and weighs 81 kg. He measures 40 inches (102 cm), 14.5 inches (37 cm), and 33 inches (84 cm) for his chest, arms/biceps and waist sizes respectively.