American rapper, Nipsey Hussle has been shot and killed outside his clothe store in Los Angeles.
Born Ermias Asghedom, he was reportedly gunned down on Sunday afternoon in the neighborhood of Hyde Park.
The 33 year old who was with his child was shot multiple times along with two other people who are currently in critical condition.
Asides doing music, Nipsey will be finally remembered for his philantophy. He was passionate about improving the community he grew up in. In March 2019, he worked to open a STEM center in Crenshaw, to help kids in the neighborhood gain access to STEM education, the pillars of which–science, technology, engineering and mathematics–are often fields that lack diversity.
Nipsey was all about his community, investing in Vector 90, a co-working space in South Central LA for entrepreneurs and place for young people to take classes in STEM. Please take a moment to watch this. His legacy. pic.twitter.com/OnrPS3cZeQ
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) April 1, 2019
“In our culture, there’s a narrative that says, ‘Follow the athletes, follow the entertainers,'” he told the Los Angeles Times at the center’s opening. “And that’s cool but there should be something that says, ‘Follow Elon Musk, follow [Mark] Zuckerberg.’ I think that with me being influential as an artist and young and coming from the inner city, it makes sense for me to be one of the people that’s waving that flag.”
Nipsey was trying to do right by his community. pic.twitter.com/cMgcs5z0n3
— Tenacious T’ianna (@tiannalachan) April 1, 2019
His debut album Victory Lap which made debut in February of 2018 earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.