Ermias Joseph Asghedom “Nipsey Hussle”
(August 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019)
Photographs & Article by Maggie St.Thomas
In the summer of 2012, Jerk Of All Trades Magazine met up with LA rapper and community activist Nipsey Hussle. We chatted about doing a future article and feature on his music in what was to be our 3rd print issue of the magazine. Nipsey Hussle was friendly and polite and posed for a couple photographs with his copy of the magazine.
On March 31, 2019, Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside his store “Marathon Clothing” in South Los Angeles.
Later that evening, Jerk Of All Trades came down to the corner of Crenshaw and Slauson to pay their respects and photographed the energy of the community showing mad west coast love to their fallen leader with dance, blunts, and blue drinking cups outside the Marathon Store and the Shell Gas Station parking lots. Jerk Of All Trades returned the following morning to once again document the swarms of people coming out to pay respects to their community leader.
The Marathon Continues…