Formerly a gang member from South Los Angeles, Ermias Davidson Asghedom, who was prominently known locally as, Nipsey Hussle, sought to change the community that had a great impact and changed him over the years. But before he could plan for those changes to take place, he was gun down and murdered in front of the store of the retail strip that he purchased and lowered the rent of tenants.
Born to an African-American mother and a father from the east African country of Eritrea, Asghedom grew up in the gang-infested community of South Los Angeles and later becoming a member of the crip set of the Rolling 60s. After releasing a number of mixtapes over the years, Asghedom released his debut studio album in 2018, “Victory Lap,” it became a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for the best rap album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
The death of Asghedom has caused the circulation of a number of conspiracy theories involving his interaction within the community and/or his documentary film about Dr. Sebi discovering a cure for AIDS.
Asghedom was just 33 years old.