Ermias Davidson Asghedom — better known as rapper, businessman and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle — was killed Sunday, gunned down in front of his own Marathon Clothing Store in his hometown of Los Angeles. Two others were wounded. Hussle was 33 years old.
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Also known for his entrepreneurship, Hussle inaugurated the Marathon Clothing store, which he founded along with partners Carless, the head of the agency, Karen Civil and his brother Samiel Asghedom in , and started a co-working environment which he named "Vector 90". In December , Hussle independently released his first mixtape, Slauson Boy Volume 1 , to moderate local success. Nipsey's profile continued to grow into , when he collaborated with Drake on the song "Killer",  and also appeared, along with Snoop Dogg and Problem ,  on the song "Upside Down",  from Snoop Dogg's album Malice n Wonderland.
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