Nipsey Hussle, the LA rapper and cryptocurrency advocate was shot dead yesterday outside his clothing store in LA.

His Sudden Death Is a Shock to Many

The 33-year-old artist’s sudden violent death is a tragedy for his family and friends, a devastating blow to his fans, and to Bitcoiners everywhere as well. Not everyone knew it, but Hussle (whose real name was Ermias Asghedom) was instrumental in spreading awareness about cryptocurrency.

Ironically, or perhaps rather more poignantly, one of the rapper’s last tweets before his death would be:

Having strong enemies is a blessing.

Hussle was no stranger to gang violence, like most rap stars. He told the LA Times in an interview last year:

I grew up in a gang culture

Victory Lap, Hussle’s latest album was nominated for best rap album at this year’s Grammy Awards, and the music community is still reeling from the shock. Rihanna tweeted:

My spirit is shaken by this!

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