Late American rapper, entrepreneur, and community activist, Ermias Joseph Asghedom, known professionally as Nipsey Hussle, was an would have celebrated his 34th birthday this month.
The Grammy-nominated rapper was shot and killed outside his clothing store ‘The Marathon Clothing’ on Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles, on March 31, 2019. His death has led to a continuous outpour of love and support on social media from his fans and celebrities.
At the time of his death, Nipsey was worth an estimated $8 million, as revealed by Celebrity Net Worth. Known for his impeccable discography, the star also had quite the business acumen. Nipsey‘s wealth came from short term investments and assets such as cash and stocks as well as liquid assets such as trusts, according to a claim by the site.
Nipsey Hussle’s assets have been taken control of by his family since his untimely death. brother, Blacc Sam, filed paperwork to be the administrator of his estate in May 2019. The paperwork claims that the late hip-hop star died without a will and stated his liquid assets were valued at $2.035 million.
During his lifetime, Hussle was known for focusing on “giving solutions and inspiration” to young black men like him. The rapper denounced gun violence through his music, influence and community work. Apart from funding improvements to neighbourhood schools, Nipsey also spent time with students and participated in panels about growing up in the area and the influence of gang culture.
His first mixtape, Slauson Boy Vol. 1 was released in 2005, with his debut studio album, Victory Lap dropping in February 2018. Nipsey earned his first Grammy nomination with the album, for Best Rap Album.