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Nipsey Hussle Honored On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

On Monday (8.15) the late Nipsey Hussle – a native of the city’s Crenshaw neighborhood – was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of Amoeba Music in South Central, Los Angeles.

On what would’ve been the murdered rapper’s 37th birthday, the event took place in front of a gathered crowd that included YG and Roddy Ricch. Hussle (born Airmiess Asghedom,) was remembered by partner Lauren London, his sister Samantha Smith, and grandmother Margaret Boutte, who accepted the honor on his behalf.

“I think I speak for the entire city of L.A., we all know Hussle was destined for greatness. This moment only amplifies that for us,” said an emotional London “Nip would’ve been honored by this moment.”

During Nipsey’s sister’s speech, Smith said she was “in awe but not surprised” by the impact his late sibling had on music and the entertainment industry.” “Whenever you’re in the City of Angels and you see this star, I hope it encourages you to break away from whatever might be holding you back and for you to run your marathon until God says that it’s finished.” “You’ve been a star in my eyes, the family’s eyes, God’s eyes, far before the accolades caught up,” Smith said. You’ve affected the lives of so many in the realest ways.”

Hussle died in 2019 after being gunned down by Eric Holder, who was convicted of first-degree murder and attempted voluntary manslaughter last month.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Andrew Farquhar