Nipsey Hussle: PICS By: Cassie Basford 1 of 6 Nipsey Hussle Larry Marano/Shutterstock Nipsey Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was a rapper and activist in Los Angeles, California. He became known on the west coast hip-hop scene thanks to his mixtapes in the mid 2000s, and was recognized by high-profile stars like JAY-Z. His debut album was finally released in Feb. 2018, and received a nomination for Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards in 2019. Nipsey also owned a clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in L.A., and dabbled in some acting. On March 31, 2019, Nipsey was tragically shot and killed outside of his store. He was pronounced dead when he arrived at the hospital. Nipsey was survived by his longtime girlfriend, Lauren London, who he started dating in 2013, as well as their son, Kross, born 2016. He also had a daughter, Emani, from a previous relationship. In this photo, Nipsey attends the Roc Nation’s Pre-Grammy Brunch in LA on Feb. 9, 2019. Keep clicking through the gallery to see more photos of Nipsey from his too-short life. January 30, 2020, 4:13PM 2 of 6 Nipsey Hussle At Roc Nation’s Pre-Grammy Brunch Matt Baron/Shutterstock Nipsey Hussle rocked an all purple suit on the red carpet on Feb. 9, 2019. January 30, 2020, 4:14PM 3 of 6 Nipsey Hussle Performing In LA Imagespace/REX/Shutterstock Nipsey Hussle performed at BET Experience Live! in LA on June 23, 2018. For the performance, he wore a black sweatsuit, along with a gold chain and matching watch, with his hair in braids. March 31, 2019, 8:32PM 4 of 6 Nipsey Hussle At Music Video Shoot Mediapunch/REX/Shutterstock Nipsey Hussle posed for a photo with 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy, and E-40 at the Young Jeezy ‘R.I.P.’ video shoot in New York on Feb. 11, 2013. March 31, 2019, 8:32PM 5 of 6 Nipsey Hussle In New York Stephen Lovekin/Variety/Shutters Nipsey Hussle looked stunning at the 4th Annual Clara Lionel Foundation Diamond Ball. The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) was founded in 2012 by Rihanna in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. January 30, 2020, 4:13PM 6 of 6 Nipsey Hussle At BET Experience Live! Imagespace/Shutterstock Nipsey Hussle gave a spectacular performance at BET Experience Live! on June 23, 2018. January 30, 2020, 4:14PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.