Marijuana Policy Project

Rock and Pop Star Deaths in 2019

Nipsie Hussle 1985-2019

Nipsey Hussle

Nee: Ermias Asghedom

Band: solo artist

Position: rapper

Died: Mar. 31

Cause of death: shot

Age: 33

Distinctions: The popular hip-hop artist was shot and killed during a dispute in a South Los Angeles parking lot, shocking the rap world (a subject has been arrested). While he only had one album (2018's Victory Lap), singles like "Racks in the Middle" (No. 29. 2019) and DJ Kaled's "Higher" (No. 21, 2019) featuring Hussle, caught on. Both were nominated for 2020 Grammy Awards.

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