Victory Lap – Ermias Davidson “Nipsey Hu$$le” Asghedom
Adapting the stage name from iconic actor Nipsey Russell, Crenshaw rapper, Ermias Davidson Asghedom,adopted the moniker Nipsey Hu$$le, to become an icon in his own right – selling his first mixtapes for $100 and $1000 each, solidifying himself as an ultimate hustler. An astute business man, Asghedom secured a deal with Puma and opened a clothing store for his brand The Marathon, before buying a strip mall in his beloved neighborhood. He also has business dealing in crypto currency, restaurants, a barbershop, and a co-working space.
News of the Grammy nominated rapper’s death hit like a punch in the stomach for many, who admired Asghedom for his music and his work to bring business and education to youth in his neighborhood. The rapper, who recently stopped smoking and drinking, was also in the works of producing a documentary on the trial of Dr. Sebi, a noted nutritionist who is said to have found the cure for the AIDS virus. He is survived by his two children and love, actress Lauren London. The two were recently seen in a stunning photo shoot and interview with GQ Magazine.
Nipsey Hu$$le had an undying love for his hood and was constantly working on improving it. He was a known philanthropist giving jobs to Crenshaw residents, helping the homeless, updating playgrounds, creating STEM programs for kids, and buying shoes for 54th Street Elementary students. He was schedule to meet with Los Angeles Police officials on how he could assist with stopping gang violence brining everything full circle.