Ermias Joseph Asghedom, better known by his stage name, Nipsey Hussle was born August 15, 1985 in Los Angeles, California. His method was improvement by mixing art and business in creative ways. Crenshaw, his 2013 mixtape was free online, but its physical release came with a genius release. He only made 1,000 copies that sold for $100 a piece, with a free ticket to a future concert.
Nipsey Hussle helped write “FDT (F*ck Donald Trump),” a song this generation used to go against the grain. After a slew of mixtape drops from as early as 2005, his 2018 first album, Victory Lap, landed at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 200 and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.
While many celebrities go into business ventures, not many have diversified as much as Nip. Along with his clothing line, he successfully entered into tech, real estate, and retail- on top of his entertainment career.
Nipsey was also in the process of releasing a Documentary on Dr. Sebi, the man who initially found a the cure for aids. Nipsey was dedicated to the betterment and empowerment of his community and Black people across the world. He preached about investing in real estate and not depreciating assets such as cards, shoes, and jewelry. Nipsey will be greatly missed and due to his work inside and outside the recording booth, we honor him as the Power Person of the Month. Rest in Power, King.