In unfortunate breaking news, Nipsey Hussle was gunned down this afternoon outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles. He was 33. NBC News released the following statement:
The Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed in a shooting outside his clothing store in Los Angeles, multiple law enforcement sources said. Two other men were in serious condition, and a suspect remained at large.
No further information was immediately available about the shooting at Marathon Clothing on Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles. But just a couple of hours before the shooting, Hussle, 33, whose real name was Ermias Ashgedom, had tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.
Nipsey was loosely affiliated with skate culture through the Fairfax retail scene. You can view a video of his performance at the Diamond Supply Co. and Crooks & Castles stage at the 2013 Welcome To The Block Party shot by Nick Tershay below, as well as personal memories from Stevie Williams and Bobby Hundreds.