HIP HOP LOOSES A LEGEND- NIPSEY GONE TO SOON
April 1, 20190
Rapper Nipsey Hussle died of gunshot wounds to the head and torso, the L.A. County Coroner’s Office confirmed on Monday.
Hussle was shot at 3:20 p.m. on Sunday outside Marathon Clothing, his store in the Hyde Park area of South Los Angeles. Police have not yet named a suspect in the killing. A news conference at LAPD headquarters was scheduled for Tuesday morning. Community leaders have sought to discourage people in the neighborhood from retaliating.
The coroner’s office performed the autopsy on Monday afternoon and confirmed that the manner of death was a homicide. More details will be available when a full autopsy report is released.
Hussle, whose given name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was 33 years old.
Hussle was nominated for a Grammy for best rap album for his major label debut, “Victory Lap.” Long before that, he was well known in the South L.A. community for his self-released mixtapes, starting with “Slauson Boy Volume 1,” in 2005.
Survived by his son, daughter and lovely girlfriend-Lauren London, our hearts go out to the family at this time.