Facts of Nipsey Hussle (Late)
|Full Name||Ermias Joseph Asghedom|
|Birth Name||Ermias Joseph Asghedom|
|Profession||Rapper & Entrepreneur|
|Birth City||Los Angeles, California|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Dawit Asghedom|
|Mother Name||Angelique Smith|
|Relation With||Lauren London (2013- 2019, until his death)|
|No Of Children||1|
|Education||Hamilton High School (drop-out)|
|Date of Birth||August 15,1985|
Ermias Joseph Asghedom, professionally known as Nipsey Hussle, a late American rapper, entrepreneur & activist died at the age of 33 in 2019, after a fatal gunshot. Turned professional in 2005, Nipsey throughout his career released a studio album, 13 mixtapes & 49 singles.
With the release of the first mixtape, Slauson Boy Volume 1, Hussle career in the music industry saw breakthrough & even more, released successful mixtapes: The Marathon, The Marathon Continues and Crenshaw.
Along with music venture, the late rapper's got his hands in entrepreneurship & co-founded Marathon Clothing store- inaugurated on June 17, 2017.
How Much Net Worth Nipsey Hussle Had?
At the time of death in March 2019, Nipsey Hussle had a net worth of $8 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. The majority of his fortune came through rap career- album & mixtape sales, while investment in clothing line got him an additional fortune.
In October 2019, Forbes reported that in the past 12 months prior to his death, Hussle earned a total of $11 million & recorded 1.8 billion streams within that tenure as well.
In 2013, the late rapper had released his 8th mixtape, Crenshaw, with a limited 1,000 copies with $100-a-piece & sold all within 24 hours, totaling $100,000.
Reportedly, the 22 Grammy Awards-winning rapper Jay-Z personally bought 100 copies of the mixtape Crenshaw, worth $1,000.
Moreover, in the 2014 New Year's Eve, Hussle released his another mixtape Mailbox Money (9th mixtape); it also had a limited 1,000 copies costing $100-a-piece.
Who Wields His Estate Now?
Nipsey's family, now, holds control over his assets & estate.
It valued at $2.035 million in liquid assets, as per the documents filed by his brother Blacc Sam to administrate the estate in May 2019, since Nipsey didn't have a will before his death.
As reported, that $2 million worth estate does not include the value of his master recordings & money put into trust.
Did you know? At the age of 11, he shines shoes at $2.5 to pay for his school clothes.
YouTube Channel & Estimated Earnings
Aside from mixtape sales, Nipsey Hussle also generated a considerable sum through his eponymous YouTube channel Nipsey Hussle- now, managed by his family.
Even now, as of March 2020 (a year after his death), the YouTube channel, created on September 20, 2017, has over 1.66 million subscribers & a total of 760.814 million views.
According to Social Blade, Nipsey's channel has the potential to generate annual revenue in the range of $7.4K - $119.1K.
Breakthrough To Music Career: Debut Mixtape & Launch Of Record Label
In 2005, the rapper emerged to fame through the West Coast hip hop scene after the release of independent mixtape Slauson Boy Volume 1.
It gained him a contract with Cinematic Music Group and Epic Records, & released 2 installments of the mixtape Bullets Ain't Got No Name (Vol.1 & Vol. 2) in 2008.
On August 4, 2009, the 3rd series of the mixtape Bullets Ain't Got No Name Vol. 3 was released.
Thereafter in 2010, Nipsey left Epic Records & found his own record label All Money In; with the label, he released The Marathon mixtape series (in 2010 & 2011).
The late rapper's other successful mixtapes include Crenshaw (2013) and Mailbox Money (2014); they charted #34 & #18 in Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums respectively.
Some of his famous singles are The Life, Gotta Take It, They Roll and Feelin' Myself.
Moreover, his songs "Rap Niggas" and "Last Time That I Checc'd" became RIAA: Gold certified while "Racks in the Middle" received Platinum certification.
Interesting Fact: The songs "Racks in the Middle" and "Higher" earned him 2 posthumous Grammy Awards in 62nd Annual Grammy Awards (January 26, 2020).
How Many Albums & Mixtapes Did He Release?
In the career span of 14 years until his death in 2019, Nipsey Hussle released 13 mixtapes, 49 singles & 3 compilation mixtapes. His debut mixtape was Slauson Boy (2005) & the last mixtape No Pressure was released in 2017.
He released an only studio album Victory Lap on February 16, 2018; it became RIAA Platinum-certified with 1 million sales in the US only.
Check out the list of his mixtapes:
|Bullets Ain't Got No Name Vol. 1||2008|
|Bullets Ain't Got No Name Vol. 2|
|Bullets Ain't Got No Name Vol. 3||2009|
|The Marathon Continues||2011|
|Slauson Boy 2||2016|
Entrepreneurship: Co-Founded Clothing Store 'The Marathon'
On June 17, 2017, Nipsey co-founded & launched the Marathon Clothing store in partnership with Carless, Karen Civil, and Samiel Asghedom, in South Los Angeles.
Moreover, he also bought a small store center (L-shaped) in nearby his clothing store, along with his partner David Gross, a real estate investor.
As for a fact, Hussle was fatally shot out of his Marathon Clothing Store in 2019.
Was Father Of A Son: Did He Ever Marry?
The Racks in the Middle singer was never married but was in a relationship with actress Lauren London until his death- reportedly, they began dating in 2013.
Even more, together, they welcomed a son Kross Asghedom, born on August 31, 2016.
After the rapper's death, London was rumored to be dating Sean Combs aka Diddy, despite that the fact that Diddy called Lauren his sister.
Lauren shut down the rumors after posting an Instagram post of Nipsey (born Ermias) along with a caption: "Still His! King Ermias! Never Forget!"
Nipsey Hussle Short-Bio
Nipsey was born on August 15, 1985, in Los Angeles, California, the USA, to Dawit Asghedom and Angelique Smith.
Raised in Crenshaw of South Los Angeles alongside brother Samuel and sister Samantha, he attended Hamilton High School but dropped out & later left home.
Reportedly, he joined street gang Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips at the age of 14; later his father took him, by the time he turned 19.
Later, after his music career flourished, he denounced gun violence through his music & songs. Even more, he created a co-working environment named Vector 90 to inspire & give solutions to youths.
Reason Of Death: Was Fatally Shot
Nipsey was reportedly shot 10 times outside his The Marathon Clothing store at South Los Angeles on March 31, 2019, at around 3:19 PM.
By the time, he was taken to hospital, the rapper was pronounced dead, at the age of 33.
Even though the rapper Rapper GBO Gaston claimed to be one to shoot Hussle, the LA Police Department later arrested a suspect named Eric Ronald Holder Jr. on April 2, 2019.
The investigators believe that some personal matter between the two was the reason for the incident.