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August 15th is bitter sweet for family, friends, and fans of LA rapper and community activist Nipsey Hussle who would’ve been celebrating his 38th birthday today.

Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was born to his black mother Angelique Smith and Eritrean father Dawit Asghedom who fled to the US to avoid war. He grew up on Crenshaw, in the southwest side of LA with his two siblings Samiel and Samantha. Although Nipsey was a high school dropout, got caught up in the gang life, and went to prison, he was determined for more out of life and began investing everything he had into music. After taking a trip to discover his roots in Eritrea with his father, Nipsey came back to the US with a new mindset ready to help his community. Take a trip down memory lane as we highlight some of our favorite moments from Nipsey Hussle!

1. Nipsey Stops By The Beat

2. The Slap Heard Round The World

3. That Time Nip Traded His Maybach For A Scoot-E Bike

4. Nip and Boog, Always a Vibe<3

5. He Was More Than A Rapper

6. When Uncle Nip Found Out His Nephew Was A Playa LOL!

7. The Game and the Bloods v. Nip and The Crips

8. Mr. Bout Dat Life!

9. Not The Police Let Hussle Smoke In The Cop Car LMAO!

10. Nip & Steph Curry Eating Good!

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