One anticipating performance the world is looking out for in the upcoming 2020 Grammy Awards is the moment American A-list singer John Legend joins stage with other industry players of his caliber to honour rapper Nipsey Hussle whose sudden departure shook the world at large.
Ermias Joseph Asghedon, known in the professional world as Nipsey Hussle was an American rapper, activist and entrepreneur. Born August 15, 1995, in Los Angeles, he emerged from the West Coast hip hop scene in the mid 2000s and independently released his first mix tape, “Slauson Boy Volume 1”. He was signed to Cinematic Music Group and Epic Records.
Nipsey was known for countless mixtapes incuding “Bullet Ain’t No Name Series”, “The Marathon”, “The Marathon Continues” and “Crenshaw” – the last which colleague rapper Jay-Z bought 100 copies for $100 each. Bouncing back to making headlines, his debut studio album “Victory Lap” was released in 2018 and was nominated for the Best Rap Albulm at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.
Nipsey was shot and killed at his place of birth 31st March, 2019. He was 33. He left a partner and two children.
The 62nd Grammy Awards comes off January 26 at the Staples in Nipsey’s hometown, Los Angeles and he has to be honoured. John Legend will join Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch and YG to honour the great rapper.