|Rapper Nipsey Hussle (Ermias Asghedom) -image: Dr. Jays|
"I want to go back this summer. I don't know if I'll be able to but I'd like to. And when I go back, Hell yea I'd like to perform! Most definitely," said Ermias in a video interview with Eritrean media.
The California native, whose father hails from the Red Sea State, last visited the country in the summer of 2004, where he met with several members of his family for the first time.
"I went back home in 2004 and it's 2012, so that's 8 years ago. I'm due back for another trip. Yea, I went to Sawa. Hell yea, f'sho! That was cool, that was a great experience," he said.
The 27-year-old rap star, who also models, acts, and owns his own record label, is known to support up-and-coming Eritrean musicians and is said to frequent Eritrean festivals in the U.S.