"Words cannot express our sadness": Tributes pour in for rapper Nipsey Hussle, shot dead aged 33

Grammy-nominated LA rapper Nipsey Hussle – real name Ermias Asghedom – was murdered yesterday (March 31). He was one of three people shot outside of his LA fashion store Marathon Clothing – he was 33.

Hussle’s major label debut LP Victory Lap was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year’s ceremony. He had previously released a number of mixtapes, including 2010's The Marathon and 2014's Mailbox Money. 

At the time of writing he had 2,212,852 monthly listeners on Spotify.

The rapper was signed to Atlantic Records and his own All Money In imprint. Following the news of his death, Atlantic issued the following statement:

“Words cannot express our sadness. Nipsey was not only one of the greatest artists we worked with but an amazing father and leader in his community. One of the kindest and brightest stars in the universe, he was inspiring to all. We will miss him, his music and everything he stood for. Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers go out to his family. May Nipsey Hussle Rest in Peace.”

Tributes have poured in from artists around the world, you can read a selection of them below:





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