The Los Angeles intersection near where Nipsey Hussle was gunned down will be renamed in his honor, according to a new report.
The junction of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue will be named Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square, LA City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“Ermias Asghedom, known as ‘Nipsey Hussle,’ was an icon and West Coast hero,” Harris-Dawson said in a statement. “Nipsey’s genuine nature allowed him to be a light to everyone he interacted with, from family, friends, fans and his larger community.”
The Grammy-nominated rapper, 33, was well known for giving back to his community. He was involved with the “Destination Crenshaw” project, a more than 1 mile art and culture exhibit celebrating black LA.
Hussle grew up in the Crenshaw neighborhood.
The community activist opened a clothing store, Marathon Clothing, on West Slauson Avenue – and was fatally shot outside the shop on March 31.
“As a father, brother and son, Nipsey was a rock helping to build an empire that will continue through generations,” Harris-Dawson continued. “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.”
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