Nipsey Hussle Biography
Birthday: August 15, 1985 (Leo)
Born In: Los Angeles
Nipsey Hussle was a noted American rapper from the ‘West Coast Hip Hop’ scene. Born in Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles, he was raised amidst an atmosphere of gun violence, drug hustling and police brutality and eventually became drawn towards it. At the age of 14, he left home to join the local ‘Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips’ (a street gang based in Los Angeles), mainly because he felt it was important to carry on the “legacy” of his community. He made a U-turn when at the age of 19, his emigrant father took him to his homeland Eritrea, which was torn by war and poverty. He returned home to concentrate on his music career, releasing one mixtapes after another, sending positive messages through them. Concurrently, he started undertaking community work, opening several businesses to keep the youngsters away from violence. He also founded a record label and a flagship store as a symbol of economic self-sufficiency. He died at the age of 33, after being fatally shot in front of his store, possibly due to personal enmity.