LA intersection renamed for rapper Nipsey Hussle

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A lone candle rests against a wall full of messages commemorating slain rapper Nipsey Hussle outside The Marathon Clothing store as people wait for a funeral procession to pass Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Los Angeles. Hussle was killed in a shooting outside the store on March 31. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

A Los Angeles intersection will now be known as “Nipsey Hussle Square.”

The City Council voted unanimously Friday to name the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue after the slain rapper.

Russle grew up in the neighborhood and opened his clothing store, The Marathon, on that intersection, hoping it would become a hub of community rebuilding.

It’s also the intersection where he was fatally shot outside the store March 31 at age 33.

Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, who proposed the move, says in a statement it was an honor to recognize Hussle.

Hussle’s family was at the meeting, which also adjourned in his honor.

It came on the same day as his private funeral at Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills, and a day after a public memorial at Staples Center.

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