Los Angeles intersection renamed for rapper Nipsey Hussle

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Candles appear at a makeshift memorial for rapper Nipsey Hussle in the parking lot of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles, Monday, April 1, 2019. Hussle was killed in a shooting outside the store on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

LOS ANGELES (KRON) — 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.

Hussle 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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