Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Davidson Ashgedom, was shot dead on Sunday afternoon outside his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in southern Los Angeles, US. Hussle was a much respected American rapper and known for representing more than music. In addition to being a rapper and songwriter, Hussle was also highly active in cryptocurrency and entrepreneurship.
He was born on August 15, 1985 and died from a shooting on March 31, 2019.
Hussle emerge from the West Coast hip hop scene in the mid-2000s and became known for numerous mixtape, including his Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series.
In February 2018, his debut studio album Victory Lap was released after much delay and received critical claim and commercial success.
Earlier this year he was nominated for Best Rap Album and the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
Nipsey Hussle best quotes
“Thought is powerful in all phases. Even in my career, even in my life, things end up exactly how I visualized them.”
“Instead of trying to build a brick wall, lay a brick everyday. Eventually you’ll look up and you’ll have a brick wall.”
“You’ve got to have faith in what you’re doing and not take no for an answer.”
“If you’ve got a plan, it’s not just like a pipe dream. You have a step-by-step list of things to do to get to your goal.”
“Most important thing is to get rid of doubt. If you got doubt in what you’re doing it’s not gonna work.”
“I’m about seeing long-term, seeing a vision, understanding nothing really worthwhile happens overnight, and just sticking to your script long enough to make something real happen.”
“Sometimes you have to take two steps back to take ten forward.”
“Success or greatness come with a roller-coaster ride… anybody can apply the marathon concept to what they do.”
“I just believe in ownership… I believe in investing in yourself…Your foundation should be strong.”
“Without a game plan and without a strong sense of faith in what you’re doing, it’s gonna be real hard to accomplish anything.”
“I always had passion for rap music and I was always trying to create a situation to where I could do this full-time.”
“I’m at peace with what I’m doing, I feel good with what I wake up doing and about my lifestyle.”
“We got turned down, we failed, had set backs, had to start over a lot of times. But we kept going at it. In anybody’s case that’s always the distinguishing factor.”