Los Angeles To Rename Intersection After Nipsey Hustle
An intersection in South Los Angeles will be renamed for the late rapper Nipsey Hussle.
Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced that the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue will be renamed Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square.
This comes after a petition urging the councilmember to name the intersection where Nipsey lost his life garnered nearly 500,000 signatures.
The city have also officially added the rapper’s contribution to the city council public record.
Harris-Dawson said: “Ermias Asghedom known as ‘Nipsey Hussle’ was an icon and West Coast hero
“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.”
His family will also hold a memorial service which will end in a a celebratory procession around Los Angeles before Hussle is laid to rest.