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PoliticsHarris commemorates slain rapper Nipsey Hussle: 'An inspiration'

19:00  01 april  2019
19:00  01 april  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Rapper Nipsey Hussle shot multiple times in South L.A.

Rapper Nipsey Hussle shot multiple times in South L.A. Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot multiple times Sunday afternoon in South Los Angeles, law enforcement sources said. The shooting occurred in the Hyde Park neighborhood. His condition was unknown. Los Angeles police had closed off the area as the investigation continued. Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was from South L.A. and has talked in the past about his early life in a street gang. He is a well-known community organizer who most recently was involved in the new Destination Crenshaw arts project. He told The Times in 2018 that he managed to develop a love of music and technology. “I grew up in gang culture,” he said. “We dealt with death, with murder.

Ermias Davidson Asghedom (August 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019), known professionally as Nipsey Hussle (often stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le), was an American rapper and songwriter from Los Angeles

Hussle & Motivate Lyrics. [Verse 1] Pull up in motorcades, I got a show today This all I'm tryna do, hustle and motivate Choppers and throwaways, hustle the Hova [Outro: Nipsey Hussle ] Hustle and motivate, hustle and motiv' Cut the bass up Hustle and motiv', hustle and motivate All Money In nigga

Harris commemorates slain rapper Nipsey Hussle: 'An inspiration'© Getty Harris commemorates slain rapper Nipsey Hussle: 'An inspiration'

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) tweeted Monday in remembrance of Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was killed in South Los Angeles Sunday, calling him "an inspiration."

Harris, a Democratic candidate for president, responded to the news Monday morning, writing that Hussle's "activism, leadership and dedication to community was an inspiration for Californians and beyond."

"His senseless death leaves us worse off," Harris added.

Hussle was shot several times in the parking lot of his store, Marathon Clothing, on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Two other people were also wounded in the shooting, which police told the Times they believe to be gang-related.

Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was a Grammy nominee for his 2018 debut album "Victory Lap," and owned several businesses on the block where he was shot, including the clothing store, a burger restaurant and a barbershop.

He was known for his commitment to the community and his efforts to improve conditions for its residents, according to the Times.

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Los Angeles Intersection to Be Renamed in Honor of Nipsey Hussle.
Following the tragic death of Nipsey Hussle, his hometown of Los Angeles is honoring the rapper. Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced on Tuesday (April 9) that the intersection of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, right in the center of where Nipsey grew up, will become "Ermias 'Nipsey Hussle' Asghedom Square." This week, I will officially submit a motion to name the intersection of #Crenshaw and #Slauson as "Nipsey Hussle Square".

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