It was a death that came too soon for Nipsey Hussle – the 33 year old Grammy nominee originally born Ermias Ashegdom. In the days after his death, the hip hop culture is remembering his legacy as a man not only with a unique artistic talent, but a man of his local community, Hyde Park in Los Angeles.
There is now a petition asking to rename his hometown intersection in his honor. The petition which was filed on Change.org formerly requests that the city of LA rename Crenshaw Blvd and Slauson Avenue to Nipsey Hussle Blvd.
The intersection can be found right next to Nipsey’s Marathon Clothing store, the same place where Nipsey was shot and killed only a few days earlier. The petition started on April 1st and in less than 24 hrs has over 43,000 signatures.
BREAKING: Authorities have reportedly captured the suspected killer, Eric Holder as of April 2nd.