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By Sentinel News Service
Published August 15, 2020

Nipsey Hussle (File Photo)

August 15: Ermias Asghedom, better known as Nipsey Hussle, was born in Los Angeles, 1985


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Harvey reported on the career of the late Nipsey Hussle. (Courtesy photo)

Nipsey Hussle Photo By Liliane Lathan

Nipsey Hussle (courtesy photo)

attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Nipsey Hussle and daughter Emani pose on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards. (John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Nipsey Hussle’s Celebration of Life at STAPLES Center on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images For AEG/Atlantic Records)


In wake of him earning a Grammy nomination for his studio album “Victory Lap,” Ermias Joseph “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom was gunned down in front of the Marathon Clothing store. His murder sent shockwaves of grief throughout Los Angeles and the country. Tributes to his legacy came in many ways, from a truce between the Crips and Bloods, to Councilmen Marqueece Harris-Dawson naming the Crenshaw Blvd. and Slauson Ave. intersection after him. Asghedom owned the Marathon Smart Store and the shopping center where it resides along with co-working space Vector 90 and a Fatburger Restaurant. Despite his affiliation with the Rolling 60’s Crips, he collaborated with YG and other rappers affiliated with the Bloods.

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