Nipsey Hussle was born Ermias Asghedom his middle name at birth was said to be “Joseph” but other sources has his middle name to be “Davidson”. He was born August 15th 1985, Los Angeles, California, United States and died March 31st 2019, Los Angeles, California, United States to gunshots. He was 33 years old when he died. Nipsey Hussle was a rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and community activist. At the time of his death he was dating actress Lauren London from 2013 whom he has a son with named Kross Asghedom. During their time dating she affectionately called him by her nickname for him “Hussle“. He has another child named Emani Asghedom, a daughter who he had in a previous relationship with a woman, his ex-girlfriend named Tanisha Asghedom. Nipsey Hussle stood out because he was very tall and slender standing 6’3″ and sporting a thick beard which he grew in his latter years. Some people say he reminded them of Snoop Dogg, the younger version of Snopp Dogg. Nipsey Hussle has an older brother whom he was very close to named Samiel Asghedom who many know as Blacc Sam or Black Sam. Nipsey Hussle has a sister named Samantha Smith. Nipsey Hussle was very close to his father Dawit Asghedom. Nipsey Hussle mother was Angelique Smith or Angelique Asghedom. While is grandmother was a woman named Margaret Boutte who appeared in his music video Racks In The Middle (feat. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy) where she appeared on the jet with him. Nipsey Hussle who people sometimes spell Nipsey Hustle was Eritrean American. His father being from Eritrea. Nipsey Hussle was raised in the Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles. He attended Hamilton High School in the nearby Castle Heights neighborhood. Nipsey Hussle name Ermias is an ethopian name that stand for sent by god while other say his name is Eritirean and means “God will rise.” Nipsey Hussle had a clothing store called The Marathon. Nipsey Hussle had an endorsement with the company Puma. Nipsey Hussle was very liked and loved, his funeral was huge even bigger than the late great Michael Jackson, American pop star and singer, as many celebrities and people showed condolences to Nipsey Hussle via social media and came to show respect at his funeral. His funeral was so big it was held at the STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA, the home of the Los Angeles Lakers Stadium. Nipsey Hussle funeral was called Nipsey Hussle’s Celebration of Life where over 21,000 people attended. Nipsey Hussle’s memorial service was held on Thursday (April 11th 2019). Kameron Carter, who is Lauren London’s first child a son with rapper Lil Wayne, gave an especially touching tribute to Nipsey Hussle as Nipsey was like his stepfather or stepdad. Nipsey Hussle was a member of the Rollin 60s (Rollin Sixties) Crips in Los Angeles. His stage name, a play on words on the name of comedian Nipsey Russell, became a nickname given to him by a childhood friend. Nipsey Hussle emerged from the West Coast hip hop scene in the early 2000s. He was a local Slauson Crenshaw rapper known for handing out CDs to rappers and locals telling them to give his music a ear. Nipsey Hussle first was known for his numerous mixtapes, including his Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series, The Marathon, The Marathon Continues and Crenshaw. Jay-Z bought 100 copies for $100 each of Nipsey Hussle debut studio album Victory Lap which was released in February 2018 that was later nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019. At the age of 19, Nipsey’s father, Dawit Asghedom, took both him and his brother Blacc Sam on a trip to Eritrea, East Africa for three months in 2004. Nipsey credited the trip with inspiring him to become a community activist with an “entrepreneurial spirit”. In October 2016, Steve Carless, the head of The Marathon Agency, founded with business partners Karen Civil and Jorge Peniche, revealed to Billboard that Nipsey had invested “like over six figures in the company”. On June 17, 2017, Nipsey inaugurated the “Marathon Clothing” store, which he founded along with partners Carless, Civil, and his brother Samiel Asghedom also known as Blacc Sam. In 2007, Nipsey Hussle played a minor role in Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s semi-autobiographical film I Tried, which was directed by Rich Newey. In 2010, he starred in the film Caged Animal, alongside Ving Rhames, Gillie Da Kid and Robert Patrick. In 2015, Nipsey Hussle was featured in a cameo “The Sexy Getting Ready Song” in the pilot episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, rapping two bars before abruptly stopping and commenting on Rebecca Bunch`s (Rachel Bloom) long grooming routine as “some nasty-ass patriarchal bullshit. You know what? I gotta go apologize to some bitches. I’m forever changed after what I just seen.” At the time of Nipsey Hussle death he was working on a Doctor Sebi Documentary, Dr. Sebi who was born Alfredo Bowman was a Honduran herbalist who lived in the United States and used herbs and fasting to cure people of various illnesses like cancer and AIDS to name a few. Nipsey Hussle was also working with the LAPD at the time of his death to help stop gang violence in Los Angeles. Since his death the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue would be renamed “Nipsey Hussle Square” in honor of him where he died.
Haile Selassie I, was an Ethiopian regent from 1916 to 1930 and emperor from 1930 to 1974. He is a defining figure in contemporary Ethiopian history born July 23, 1892, Ejersa Goro, Ethiopia and assassinated August 27, 1975 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is also a symbolic figure in the Rastafari movement or Rasta religion in the Caribbean which emerged out of Jamaica. In the Rasta religion, Haile Selassie I, is seen as their messiah as he visited the island of Jamaica on Thursday, April 21, 1966. Many oppressed people of the island started a movement the movement rejected the fact they a black man cannot have a white messiah due to oppression and racism caused by slavery at the hands of the white man and on his visit to Jamaica saw him as the messiah. Haile Selassie I is synonymous with Bob Marley, reggae music, Marcus Garvey and marijuana smoking in the Rastafari movement. Haile Selassie I which in english translated “Power of the Trinity,” born Lij Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael was a member of the Solomonic Dynasty who traced his lineage to Emperor Menelik I via his Shewan royal ancestors as a great-grandson of king Sahle Selassie daughter of Sahle Selase was mother of Woldemikael. Haile Selassie’s father was Makonnen Wolde-Mikael Guddisa and his mother was Yeshimebet Mikael (Daughter of Ras Ali of Bete Amhara/Wollo). His internationalist views led to Ethiopia becoming a charter member of the United Nations, and his political thought and experience in promoting multilateralism and collective security have proved seminal and enduring. At the League of Nations in 1936, the emperor condemned the use of chemical weapons by Italy against his people during the Second Italo–Ethiopian War. His suppression of rebellions among the landed aristocracy (the mesafint), which consistently opposed his reforms, as well as what some critics perceived to be Ethiopia’s failure to modernize rapidly enough, earned him criticism among some contemporaries and historians. During his rule the Harari people were persecuted and many left the Harari Region. His regime was also criticized by human rights groups, such as Human Rights Watch, as autocratic and illiberal. Among the Rastafari movement, whose followers are estimated to number between 700,000 and one million, Haile Selassie I is revered as the returned messiah of the Bible, God incarnate. Beginning in Jamaica in the 1930s, the Rastafari movement perceives Haile Selassie as a messianic figure who will lead a future golden age of eternal peace, righteousness, and prosperity. Haile Selassie was an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian throughout his life. The 1973 famine in Ethiopia led to Haile Selassie’s eventual removal from the throne. He died on 27 August 1975 at the age of 83, following a coup d’état.
Most Eritrean and Ethiopian people look alike and the two countries has similar history and are neighboring countries of East Africa however most Eritreans do not like to be mistaken for Ethiopians. This may have stem from the war between the two countries that happened decades ago during the time of Haile Selassie I. This may also be because of The Eritrean–Ethiopian War, one of the conflicts in the Horn of Africa, took place between Ethiopia and Eritrea from May 1998 to June 2000, with the final peace only agreed to in 2018, twenty years after the initial confrontation.
Nipsey Hussle and Haile Selassie I have East African roots and are northeast African descendants. Both are legends and are people loved universally in the world and are also look alikes with a similar past and demise. Both fought for a cause had a warrior spirit. Ethiopia and Eritrea share a similar land and a similar heritage.