NIPSEY HUSSLE: Community Funeral Procession

Thousands of Nipsey Hussle fans paid their respects to the slain rapper who dedicated his life to making his community of South Los Angeles better. Fans who were unable to attend his memorial service at Staples Center packed the 25.5-mile funeral procession route that wound its way through important spots in the area. Some spots highlighted on a route map showed stops at Wilmington Avenue and Century Boulevard, a home at 10715 Wilmington Ave., the intersection of South La Brea and Manchester avenues, Hussle’s Marathon Clothing store and finally Angelus Funeral Home. While details of some of those notable stops were sparse, the procession passed by the popular Watts Towers, a landmark in the community Hussle, who was born Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed in front of his clothing store on March 31. The 33-year-old Eritrean rapper often gave back to his community. He grew up in South Los Angeles during the 1990s, where he was exposed to gang culture as well as West Coast hip hop. After gaining success, he turned his passion into multiple business ventures.

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