The Intersection Between Crenshaw & Slauson Will Officially Be Named After Nipsey Hussle
It’s only right.
Nipsey Hussle is getting his own street.
On Tuesday, April 9th, Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced that the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue will be named Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square, in honor of the hometown hero who was killed on March 31st.
Harris-Dawson, who worked with Nipsey on the Destination Crenshaw project, released a statement about the late rapper:
As a father, brother and son, Nipsey was a rock helping to build an empire that will continue through generations. Nipsey will always be remembered for delivering a pure, authentic Los Angeles sound; his numerous philanthropic efforts; his innovative, community-focused business mindset; and his humble heart.
Soon after he died, a petition was started to get the intersection changed. It received over 500,000 signatures, according to the LA Times. On Thursday, April 11th, Nipsey’s Memorial will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony sold out in minutes. (Scalpers have been trying to resell tickets on Craiglist and eBay and the company has been removing the listings.)
Source: LA Times