Friday showdown – West Coast – Nipsy Hussle

Nipsey Hussle

Background information

Birth name – Ermias Asghedom
Born August 15, 1985 (age 27)
Origin – Los Angeles, California, United States[1]
Genres – Hip hop
Occupations – Rapper
Years active – 2003–present
Labels – All Money In (current)
Cinematic Music Group, Epic Records (former)
Associated acts – Blanco, Childish Gambino, Game, Jay Rock, YG

Website –

Ermias Asghedom (born August 15, 1985), better known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle (often stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le), is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. He has released numerous mixtapes including the Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series and The Marathon. He plans to release his first official studio album after his next mixtape TM3: Victory Lap.

Music career
2005-2009: Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series

Nipsey’s first recorded mixtape, was Slauson Boy Volume 1, and soon became the name of his own record label.[2] In 2008 Nipsey released two mixtapes, Bullets Ain’t Got No Name, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2,[3] after signing with Cinematic Music Group and Epic Records.[4][5] In 2009, his debut single, “Hussle In The House”, was released.

In 2009 he released a third mixtape Bullets Ain’t Got No Name, Vol. 3. He appeared with Drake on the song “Killer”[6] and on the song “Upside Down” on Snoop Dogg’s album Malice n Wonderland.[7] A first studio album, South Central State of Mind, was expected in the summer of 2009 but was never released; it has been postponed indefinitely.

2010-2011: Leaving Epic Records & The Marathon

In 2010 he appeared on the song “We Are the World 25 for Haiti”.[8] He was chosen as one of XXL Magazine’s “Annual Freshman Top Ten”, a selection of ten up-and-coming artists in 2010.[9] as “Most Determined”[10] After that he released his new single “Feelin Myself” featuring singer Lloyd. After going through trouble with Epic Records he would be released from the label in late 2010.[11] His first project released after his split from Epic was The Marathon mixtape. The mixtape was released December 21, 2010.[12] It features guest appearances Kokane and MGMT.[13] On November 1, 2011 Hussle released a sequel with the mixtape, The Marathon Continues. Both are available via iTunes.

2012-present: Featurings and TM3: Victory Lap

In early 2012 it was rumored Nipsey Hussle would be signing to Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group.[14] Nipsey made a guest appearance on rapper YG’s 2012 single “Bitches Ain’t Shit”, also featuring Young Money rapper Tyga. The song samples the classic Dr. Dre song “Bitches Ain’t Shit”.[15] The song debuted on the Hot 100 at #100 and on the Heatseekers Songs chart at #11.[16] On April 17, 2012 Hussle released a collaboration album with fellow rapper Blanco titled Raw. The album features rappers YG, Mistah FAB, Yukmouth, B-Legit, Kokane and Freeway.[17] He was also featured on Maybach Music Group’s song “Fountain of Youth” which appeared on the groups second album Self Made Vol. 2.[18] A music video was released on October 1, 2012.[19] In December 2012 Nipsey hinted more at signing with Maybach Music Group/Warner Bros. Records but he would still be looking more for the right label.[20]

Hussle will release his third and final instalment in The Marathon mixtape series with TM3: Victory Lap in early 2013 after being pushed back from its December 2012 release date.[21] The first song released from the project was “Proud of That” which features Rick Ross.[22] In 2013 Nipsey Hussle will release a mixtape with fellow West Coast rapper and frequent collaborator YG titled Two Of America’s Most Wanted. It will feature Dom Kennedy and DJ Mustard.[23] Hussle performed at the 2013 Paid Dues festival on March 30, 2013 in California.[24] Starting in early 2013 he has released various songs fromTM3 including the 9th Wonder produced “Face the World” and Bink! produced “Respect Ya Passion”.[25] On August 6, 2013, Hussle announced that TMC: Victory Lap will now be a studio album rather than a mixtape, and none of the leaked songs will make the album. He confirmed that the tracklist and release date would be revealed very soon.[26][27]

Personal life

Nipsey Hussle was raised near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles. He is reported to be a member of the local Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips gang, in an interview Nipsey said “my brother was also involved in the gang, so i came up under his wing” referring to his older brother who introduced him to the gang.

He is of Eritrean descent from his father’s side and African American descent on his mother’s side. He has a 4 year old daughter named Emani, however, he is separated with her mother.

Other ventures
Acting career

In 2007 Nipsey played a small role in Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s semi-autobiographical film “I Tried” directed by Rich Newey. In 2010 he starred in the film Wrath Of Caine alongside Ving Rhames.[28][29]


Studio albums
List of Albums, with selected details

Title Album details

TMC: Victory Lap
Released: 2013
Format: digital download, CD
Label: All Money In
Collaboration albums
List of Albums, with selected details
TitleAlbum details
Raw (with Blanco)
Released: April 17, 2012
Format: digital download
Label: Guerilla Entertainment
List of Mixtapes, with selected details
TitleMixtape details
Slauson Boy Vol. 1
Released: December 13, 2005
Format: digital download, Free download
Label: All Money In
Bullets Ain’t Got No Name Vol. 1 (Hosted by DJ Skee, DJ Felli Fel & The Empire)
Released: September 25, 2008
Format: CD, digital download, Free download
Label: Direct Connect
Bullets Ain’t Got No Name Vol. 2 (Hosted by DJ Skee, DJ Reflex & Jonny Shipes)
Released: December 4, 2008
Format: CD, digital download, Free download
Label: Direct Connect
Bullets Ain’t Got No Name Vol. 3 (Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid & The Empire)
Released: August 4, 2009
Format: CD, digital download, Free download
Label: Direct Connect
The Marathon
Released: December 21, 2010
Format: digital download, Free download
Label: All Money In
The Marathon Continues
Released: November 1, 2011
Format: digital download, Free download
Label: All Money In
Two Of America’s Most Wanted
(with YG)
Released: 2013[23]
Format: digital download, Free download
Label: Self-released


Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S.U.S. R&BHeatseekers Songs

2008″Bullets Ain’t Got No Names”[30]———Bullets Ain’t Got No Names Vol 1.
“Hussle In the House”[31]———Bullets Ain’t Got No Name Vol. 2
2009″Roll the Windows Up” (featuring Slauson Boyz & K Young)[32]———
“The Life”(featuring Snoop Dogg———South Central State of Mind
2010″My Life”——11[33]
“Gotta Take It” (featuring Lloyd & Taslema)——23[33]Bullets Ain’t Got No Name Vol. 3.
“They Roll” (featuring Game)——16[33]Bullets Ain’t Got No Name Vol. 2.
“Feelin’ Myself”(featuring Lloyd)—93[34]—South Central State of Mind
2012″Proud of That”(featuring Rick Ross)[35]———TM3: Victory Lap

As featured performer

Year Title Chart positions Album

U.S.U.S. R&BU.S. Rap

2009″Ice Cream Paint Job (West Coast Remix)” (Dorrough featuring Snoop Dogg, Nipsey Hussle, Soulja Boy, E-40 & Jim Jones)———Ice Cream Paint Job (West Coast Remix) – Single
2010″My Shine (Remix)” (Ron Eazi featuring Nipsey Hussle)———My Shine (Remix) – Single
2011″When Ya On” (Chamillionaire featuring Nipsey Hussle)———N/A
2012″Snitches Ain’t” (YG featuring Tyga & Nipsey Hussle)100——Jus Re Up’d
“Black Faces” (Childish Gambino featuring Nipsey Hussle)———Royalty
“#Grindmode” (YG featuring 2 Chainz & Nipsey Hussle)[36]———4 Hunnid Degreez
“Californication” (David Banner featuring Snoop Dogg, Game, Nipsey Hussle, Kree & Ras Kass)[37]———Sex, Drugs & Video Games
2013″Success” (Rookie Snow featuring Nipsey Hussle & E-Moe)[38]———N/A
“You Broke” (YG featuring Nipsey Hussle)[39]———Just Re Up’d 2
“Cali Love” (Messy Monk featuring Nipsey Hussle & Kaizer Sose)[40]———N/A
“Coast to Coast” (Infamous Haze featuring Cassidy, Joell Ortiz, Dominic, Nipsey Hussle & Dro Pesci)[41]———N/A
“Aimless” (Cha$ten Tha Don featuring Nipsey Hussle & Kokane)[42]———N/A
“Blue Rag House Shows” (C-Hecc featuring Nipsey Hussle)———N/A

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name

Title Year Other artist(s)Album


“Replay (Remix)”Iyaz, Sean Kingston, Nipsey Hussle, Bizzy Bone, Rock CityReplay

“Upside Down”[7]Snoop Dogg, ProblemMalice n Wonderland

“I’m On It”2010French Montana, Wiz Khalifa, Big SeanMac & Cheese 2

“What’s Ya Life Like”2011Mod SunN/A

“Fountain of Youth”2012Rick Ross, StalleySelf Made Vol. 2

“Bills Are Paid”The GameCalifornia Republic

“Grind Mode”YG, 2 Chainz4 Hunnid Degreez

“What You Need” [43]VadoN/A

“Never Die”DJ Drama, Jadakiss, Cee Lo
Green, Young JeezyQuality Street Music

“Pokerface”Yung BrodeeN/A

“F*ck’N In The Function”TeefliiAnnieOU’TAY


“Neighborhood”Chevy WoodsN/A

“Judas Closet”Game#Sunday Service

“Chun Li”[44]WaleFolarin

“Welcome To The Club”2013Crook671Sex, Drugs & Dubstep

“Welcome To The Club” (Remix)Crook671, Nump Trump

“What U Got”Louis V, DizzleN/A

“No Limit To This Real Shit”[45]Master P, GameAl Capone

“Life Long”[46]Rockie Fresh, Rick RossElectric Highway

“You Broke”YGJust Re’d Up 2

“Loc’n”Cap1T.R.U. 2 It

“Duck Hunt”Blanco, The Jacka, YG, Messy MarvGame Over

“Been From The Gang”DJ Mustard, Kay Ess, YG, RJKetchup

“Never Know”[47]Rapsody, Ab-Soul, Terrace MartinShe Got Game


Year Title Role Notes

2007_I TriedLittle RickySupport role

2008_Three Thug MiceUnknownMain role

2009_Malice N WonderlandNipseySupport role

2010_The Wrath of CainRickyMain role

Love Chronicles: Secrets RevealedJankySupport role

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