Nipsey Hussle Biography, Age, Career & Net Worth

Who was Nipsey Hussle?

Nipsey Hussle was an American rapper, Entrepreneur, and activist who owned several businesses. He was mainly known as Neighborhood Nip to his community and fans in south Los Angeles. He also released many mixtapes and albums. His birth name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom. His stage name is Nipsey Hussle.

He became famous for his albums and mixtapes, including the Bullets Don’t Have No Name series, The Marathon, The Marathon Continues, and Crenshaw. For his performances, he was also nominated for various Grammy awards. He independently released his debut album, Slauson Boy Volume 1.

He was also a businessman. He started his clothing store with his partner, Carless. Carless was the head of the agency, Karen Civil. In 2019, Nipsey was fatally shot by a 29-year-old man outside of his clothing store. His murderer was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison on February 22, 2023.

Personal Information

Name Ermias Joseph Asghedom
Nick Name  Nipsey Hussle
Date of Birth August 15, 1985
Age Late
Zodiac sign Leo
Nationality America
Ethnicity African- American
Religion Christian

Early life

Nipsey Hussle was born on August 15, 1985, in Central Los Angeles. He grew up with his brother Sami and sister Samantha. His mother was an African-American woman, and Dawit Asghedom was an Eritrean war refugee who moved to the United States after the War of Independence. His single mother raised Nipsey Hussle.

At age 14, Nipsey left his home. He was interested in music and business from a very young age. At 19, his father took Nipsey and his brother with him for a three-month trip to Eritrea.

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Regarding his education, Nipsey Hussle got his early education from Alexander Hamilton High School in the Castle Heights neighborhood. He didn’t graduate from high school and dropped out before graduating. Nipsey was not interested in studies. He started to take an interest in music and business. He joined Buttervision, a creative multimedia Digital Guerrilla movement, in 2002 at the age of 17. He introduced his first album, Vol.1 DVD, and Shades of Butter Vol.1 DVD.


Regarding his career, Nipsey Hussle is an American rapper, Entrepreneur, and activist who started his career in 2005. He released various albums and mixtapes. All his debut albums made him popular. His project, Slauson Boy Volume .1, helped him grow many fans.

In 2006, he appeared as a featured performer on the final posthumous album by 2PAC, PAC’s Life. In 2009, he appeared in the song Killer and Upside Down. He released his third album in Bullets Ain’t Got No Name.

After gaining experience in his music career, he left the label in 2010. In 2010, Nipsey Hussle appeared in the song “We Are the World 25 for Haiti”. He was selected by XXL magazine. XXL selected and labeled him the Most Determined in his class. And he was called by L. A . MC.

In 2010, Nispey released his next album, South Central State of Mind. Most of his projects and albums were postponed.

After leaving his previous journey, Nipsey announced his own recorded album titled All Money in Records. His first mixtape in All Money in Records is titled The Marathon.

Nipsey Hussle started his business by selling his mixtapes. Then, on June 17, 2017, he began his clothing store business with partner Carless. The clothing store business was significant to him because he invested all of his savings.

He released various projects, including The Marathon Continues, Crenshaw, and Mailbox Money. He signed contracts with other artists, including J Stone, Pacman Da Gunman, BH, Cuzzy Capone, and Killa Twan.

Nipsey Hussle also performed his roles as an actor. He played a small role in a short film titled Bone Thugs-n-Harmony 2007. He was also selected in a song titled cameo “The Sexy Getting Ready Song”  to perform his small role.


Nipsey Hussle was murdered by 29 years man in front of his clothing store on March 31, 2019, at 3:18 p.m. He was shot at least ten times in the parking area.

His murderer was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison on February 2023.


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Year Title Role
2007 I tried Little Ricky
2010 Love Chronicles Janky
2010 Caged Animal Ricky
2015 Crazy Ex-girlfriend Himself

Body Measurement & Appearance

Height 6 feet 3 inches
Weight 75 kg
Body Size Moderate
Eye Colour  Black
Hair Colour Black hair


Father Dawit Asghedom
Mother Angelique Smith
Siblings Two
Wife Lauren London
Children 2

Love Life & Affairs

Regarding his marital status, Nipsey Hussle married actress Lauren London. They started dating in 2013 and had a son, born in 2016. Lauren London and Nipsey Hussle had a relationship with other guys before their relationship. He had a daughter from his previous relationship.

Amazing Facts

  • Nipsey Hussle’s real name was Ermias Jospeh Asghedom.
  • His debut album was Victory Lap.
  • Nipsey was known for his entrepreneurial spirit.
  • He was recognized for his efforts in gang violence prevention.
  • Nipsey had a daughter, Emani.

Hobbies & Interests

  • He does not provide any information about his interests and hobbies.

Social Media

Nipsey Hussle was a famous social media personality. He had an 8 million dollar net worth. He was running his Instagram account as (@nipseyhussle) and has 6M followers with 2186 posts on his Instagram account. He usually shared his photos and videos on his account.

He was running his  Twitter account as @NipseyHussle.

He also ran his YouTube account, with unlimited subscribers.

Nipsey Hussle‘s Net worth

This social media personality has achieved approximately 8 million USD  from his acting and rapping profession. His wealth and income were almost entirely from his acting and singing career.

Name Ermias Joseph Asghedom
Source of Wealth Rapper, businessman and activist
Wealth $ 8 million


  • How much had Nipsey Hussle earned?

It varies from role to role and the type of work he did. According to rumors, he earned 8 million dollars, his estimated net worth.

  • Which nationality did  Nipsey Hussle have?

He had an American nationality.

  • What religion did Nipsey Hussle have?

He was born to a Christian family.

  • What was the height of Nipsey Hussle?

His height was about 6 feet and 3 inches.

  • When was Nipsey Hussle died?

He died on March 31, 2019.

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