Los Angeles, California’s iconic emcee and member of the ‘Rollin 60’ Crips Faction Nipsey Hussle’s killer Eric Holder is held guilty of murder and is sentenced to at least 60 years in person. A west coast pioneer, Hussle was shot down by Holder outside the former’s ‘The Marathon Clothing’ store in South L.A.
Nipsey Hussle – real name Airmiess Joseph Asghedom – continues to be one of the most influential figures in Hip-Hop. Born on August 15th 1985 in Los Angeles, California, the ‘Victory Lap’ rapper was recognised for his hard-hitting rap records that strived to ‘Hustle & Motivate’.
Raised in Los Angeles’ Crenshaw district, Hussle transformed his block into a massive job-creating hub through a slew of businesses including The Marathon Clothing brand. Hussle was posthumously honoured with two Grammy Awards in 2020 for Best Rap Performance for Hit-Boy-produced ‘Racks in the Middle’ feat. Roddy Ricch and Best Rap Song for ‘Higher.’
As per Associated Press, Holder is given 25 years to life for a “cold-blooded” first-degree murder, 25 years for firearm sentencing enhancement and 10 years for assault with a firearm.
The judgement arrives amidst an untitled doc-series in the works which showcases the “comprehensive and incredible story of Nipsey Hussle”.
Produced by SpringHill – a production house founded by the legendary NBA professional Lebron Raymone James Sr. & Maverick Carter – and Hussle’s very own Marathon Films, the doc-series, directed by the Emmy nominated One-9, will feature never-seen-before footage from Hussle’s life while growing up and becoming one of the most influential voices in Hip-Hop music, African-American activism and entrepreneurship.
Reportedly, it’ll also feature interviews with Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and more.
The Marathon Continues.
Listen to ‘Victory Lap’ by Nipsey Hussle to commemorate the West Coast legend’s impact on rap music.