Ever since we got word of the assassination of Ermias Joseph Asghedom better known to the world as Nipsey Hussle on March 31, 2019, we have been devastated here at LitViralMusic.com. Not because another rapper is gone, but because Asghedom was putting in the work to empower not only his south-central community but communities all over. He was the one interview we wanted that we would never get the chance to obtain. So, we have to live vicariously through others who knew the late rapper/activist, and those who have done their extensive research to learn the methodologies of what Hussle was looking to do long-term.
We do believe that Nipsey learned a lot from his older brother Samuel ‘Blacc Sam’ Asghedom, and we are waiting to see what he has to say about his brother’s legacy.
Asghedom was a young king – royalty, and we do not mean Hip-Hop royalty, but royalty to the world. He was forever putting underserved people up on ‘this game called life.’
We are elated to see books and old footage emerging to elaborate more about what Nipsey Hussle meant to the world beyond rap music. Rap music was more of a catalyst for him to use to get to bigger and better things. You can liken it to what JAY-Z has managed to do. He used rap as a vehicle to get into these billion-dollar boardrooms, and we can only imagine that the man whom many called ‘Naybahood Nip,’ was going to do the same thing. Think of Tupac (with Internet access), and JAY-Z with street turned corporate smarts, and there you have Nipsey Hussle.
Introducing ‘Hu$$leNomics: Money, Ownership & Business Lessons Inspired by Nipsey!’ Where author Ash Cash delves into not only the life of Nipsey Hussle, but he breaks down Hussle’s playbook about life, the music industry, and principles that we all should live by. ‘All $ In, No Money Out’ was the motto/business, and ‘The Marathon Continues’ was the slogan – and that is what a book like Hu$$lenomics is intended to do. Give the blueprint on how the marathon can continue through learning the principles Asghedom lived by.
Nipsey was a visionary, entrepreneur, community organizer, real estate investor, cryptocurrency enthusiast, activist, mentor, and so much more. Through his business moves, music, and community activism he was on a mission to teach his community about being fiscally responsible and owning your now and future in order to build wealth.
Hu$$leNomics is a book dedicated to the legacy and teachings of Mr. Hussle with a step by step guide on how to implement each principle in your life. Nipsey often preached about the Marathon and as you know in a marathon the baton is often passed to the next runner to pick up where the other left off… Hu$$leNomics is that baton! Long Live Nipsey Hussle! This is just the beginning!
There is also an interesting read by JJ Vance entitled: Nipsey Hussle – A Secret Biography of an Icon and West Coast Hero: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Nipsey Hussle Rapper Extraordinaire
Make sure to support these independent authors. Please note that these books are not in any way associated with Nipsey Hussle’s estate or his ventures – including The Marathon Clothing Store.
We had been checking for Nipsey for many years and that he was as solid and dope as they came, but when we saw this interview he did with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club out of NY, it was then that we knew he was meant to lead a revolution (and although he is not here in the physical, he is STILL leading a revolution). They were holding on to every word the young 33-year-old spoke, and so were we!
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