Rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was long part of the
underground rap circuit but struggled to find fame, was
nominated for a Grammy for his album “Victory Lap”
US Rapper Nipsey Hussle Nominated for Granny was
fatally shot in the US city of Los Angeles on
Sunday, NBC News reported, citing law
A Los Angeles police department spokesman could not
confirm the deceased victim’s name, but told AFP that a
shooting on Sunday afternoon had killed one person and had left two others injured.
The shooter is still out there at large, the spokesman said.
Just hours earlier, Hussle had tweeted: “Having strong
enemies is a blessing.”
Long part of the underground rap circuit, the 33-year-old
rapper struggled to find fame but began selling his own
mixtapes, which hip-hop royalty Jay-Z once bought 100 of
for $100 each.
He was nominated for Best Rap Album for “Victory Lap,” his
first formal album that finally dropped last February after
six years of teasing, but lost out to rap’s woman of the
moment Cardi B.