Nipsey Hussle will have his own intersection in South L.A.
Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced on Tuesday that the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue in South L.A. will be named after the late rapper. Earlier, there was an online movement which called to name the area as “Nipsey Hussle Way.” The councilman is expected to make a motion on Friday to rename the intersection.
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Nipsey, who did extensive work in his community, was gunned down on March 31 in front of his flagship Marathon Store located adjacent to the intersection that would officially be called “Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ Asghedom Square.” Many of his peers including J. Cole, Drake and Kendrick Lamar have paid their tributes since the tragic day.
“Ermias Asghedom known as ‘Nipsey Hussle’ was an icon and West Coast hero,” said Councilmember Harris-Dawson in a news release from his office. “Nipsey’s genuine nature allowed him to be a light to everyone he interacted with from family, friends, fans, and his larger community. As a father, brother, and son, Nipsey was a rock helping to build an empire that will continue through generations. Nipsey will always be remembered for delivering a pure, authentic Los Angeles sound, his numerous philanthropic efforts, his innovative, community-focused business mindset, and his humble heart.”
A public memorial for the rapper will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday. Tickets for the “Celebration of Life” were distributed online and were sold out within half an hour. The venue later announced that no more tickets will be available.