Nipsey Hussle was a special person who made music and helped people in his neighborhood. He was very kind and cared about making his community better. Sadly, he was killed in 2019, but people still remember him and honor his memory. They changed the name of a street near his store to “Nipsey Hussle Square” and made murals in his honor. They also made songs and videos to remember him and are making a movie about him.
Nipsey Hussle was an American rapper, entrepreneur, and activist born in 1985 in Los Angeles. As a young man, he sold his own mixtapes out of the trunk of his car and opened a clothing store in his neighborhood. He also started a record label and acted in movies. He was a community activist who wanted to help young people in his neighborhood and funded improvements to schools.
Tragically, in 2019, Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed. After his death, he won two Grammy Awards and people from all around the world paid tribute to him. Former President Barack Obama was among those who honored him. People also came together to try to stop gang violence in his honor.
In order to further honor Nipsey Hussle, a petition was started to rename an intersection near his store to “Nipsey Hussle Square”. The petition was successful and the nearby station was named after him. Murals were painted in the city in his honor, and he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His friends and other musicians created songs and music videos to honor him, and a documentary about him is in the works.