Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle, 33, is dead after being shot outside of his Marathon Clothing Company store in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood along with two other people, according to local news.
Law enforcement officials told the Los Angeles Times that he was shot multiple times and that the Los Angeles Police Department had the area where the shooting happened blocked off while they investigate the incident.
The two other people who were shot are in serious condition, according to NBC News.
Hussle opened the Marathon Clothing Company where he was shot in 2017 on Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles. Most recently, he released a 2018 album 'Victory Lap,' which was his first and only commercial album release. It was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year's Grammy Awards. NIPSEY HUSTLE was a big inspiration to the community and and young youth all over the world he was changing lives and to be gone at a young age is very sad world we need to open or eyes and WAKE UP!!!!
Hussle, born Ermias Ashedom, was from the South Los Angeles area where the shooting occurred and has rapped and spoken about his involvement with the Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips gang, one of the largest street gangs in Los Angeles, throughout his life. Since his rap career took off in 2008, he has also served as a community organizer, activist, and entrepreneur in Los Angeles. Hussle is survived by two children, one with model and actress Lauren London.
Nipsey said if he die behind that documentary don’t pray for him. Y’all better ride for him ! Omm ! It’s time to ride.