God Will Rise

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Note: The title of this article is inspired by the GOD WILL RISE tattoo Nipsey Hussle had on the right side of his face.

Preface: Historical records reveal that COINTELPRO seeks to prevent the rise of a Black Messiah who can unify and electrify the Black Militant Movement.

Mr. Ermias Joseph Asghedom – aka Nipsey Hussle – presented a vision of economic empowerment which he clearly articulated throughout mini documentaries and interviews on various platforms. His vision has developed and come to fruition over the years with support from the members of the Crenshaw/Slauson community where he grew up.

His vision included uniting gang members, and providing jobs for ex-cons who have difficulty finding work due to their incarceration. He also supported local schools while building an empire that in turn supported local entrepreneurs and families. Through his work, his vision electrified the Los Angeles populace in and around the Crenshaw/Slauson community who became proud to see him as a people’s champ, and somebody successful they could relate to and whose success they, too, could replicate.

Nipsey Hussle’s death at the age of 33 (an allusion to Christ) adds a level of eeriness to his murder’s timeline. Perhaps there are no coincidences. But, I digress. This “coincidence” is one that the FBI possibly would not want members of our community to acknowledge or ascribe meaning to. However, already throughout the world, Ermias Asghedom’s legacy is taking shape. East Africans in America and throughout the world are already calling him a martyr. American Blacks are also mourning his loss because Ermias Asghedom was an American Descendant of Slavery (ADOS) through matrilineal DNA, with whom they identify. In my estimation, these facts taken together corroborate the idea that King Asghedom is what the FBI has sought to prevent — a Black Messiah. That is, in the words of the FBI, a Black Messiah is somebody who can unify and electrify the Black Militant Movement. A list of men some of whom were murdered by police or other agents possibly of the FBI and/or Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) include Black Panther Leader Fred Hampton, Malcolm X, Patrice Lumumba, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even today their exists an arm of the law called the “hip hop police”.

Again, the timeline of Ermias Asghedom’s murder is suspicious as it came the day before he was to attend a meeting wherein he was going to work to resolve gang violence in Los Angeles. A well-respected community leader, Big U, went on record last year stating that he had confidence in Hussle’s ability to unify LA street gangs. Ermias Asghedom was even so influential that according to Big U’s account, he was planning to bring two of the most fierce rival gangs, Bounty Hunters and Rollin 60s, together.

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Why Do I Believe Nipsey Hussle Is A Messiah?

The coincidences are adding up so much so that I can’t resist the temptation to connect the dots. Personally, my trips in 2017 and 2018 to Ethiopia – a traditionally Orthodox Christian nation – taught me that Abrahamic religions are tightly interwoven into a fabric of traditions that span millennia. Ermias’ death at the tender age of 33, on the week of Mohammad’s Ascension celebration (a national holiday in the Sultanate of Oman), in 2019 (400 years after 1619, a year significant to American Descendants of Slaves) piques my proclivity to indulge in numerology. Rather than go off on a tangent, I will acknowledge another coincidence that Ermias Asghedom was murdered by Eric Holder a known Rollin 60s gang member who by all accounts was a police informant, a traitor (Judas, if you will). Perhaps, there are no “coincidences.”

Personally, Ermias Asghedom’s clearly articulated vision electrified me. I felt compelled to support his brand because I was, first, a fan of his music. Later, as I learned more about his business acumen, I found that he was a man after my own heart. I found that our lives parallel in many ways. In an interview, Asghedom said that Black and Brown youth are “boxed out” of opportunities in science, technology, and other fields due to a lack of access to knowledge, resources, and investment in their communities. This resonated with me as I often felt this way, and it wasn’t until he stated this in an interview that I began to think that the machinations of a larger plan were hindering our communities’ potential success. I use the word ‘our’ because like Ermias Asghedom, I grew up in the same area of Hyde Park.

Last year, while in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – land of the Axumite Empire – I proudly wore my Crenshaw sweater. I believed that he was a man who would change the world, and that I was walking on our ancestors land. I took pictures wearing a sweatshirt I bought at his store while in Addis Ababa. Although, King Asghedom’s father is Eritrean, the people who make up the nations of East Africa are often named under one umbrella, Habesha.

Lastly, it is necessary to state that His Royal Majesty Haile Selassie I, a mortal, was viewed by Jamaicans as the incarnate of Jesus Christ (a Messiah, if you will). So, when I attempt to argue that Nipsey Hussle is a Messiah, though I may fall short of convincing my reader, especially because Nipsey was a lowly gangbanger, and not of Solomonic lineage, I would also interject that neither were the men who I mentioned above. It was their ability to unify, electrify, the Black Militant Movement that made them appear to be a Messiah.

RIP King Ermias Joseph Asghedom

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Also Read:
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/04/nipsey-hussle-la-rappers-eritrean-american-dream/586474/

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/04/nipsey-hussle-dead-33-local-legend-gone-global/586216/

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