Congresswoman Karen Bass kept her word.
Today (Apr. 10), Congresswoman Karen Bass made a visit to the House Floor to formally enter Nipsey Hussle’s contributions to South Los Angeles into the Congressional Record.
“Nipsey Hussle used the platform he created with his music to lift our community as he climbed. His business ventures. His investments. His philanthropy. His community engagement. Every step of the way, he had a sole purpose of bettering the community he came from,” Bass said.
“He will be remembered by South Los Angeles as a protector, an inspirator, as a father, a brother, and an unabashed son of South Los Angeles. For all that he was given, he gave back,” she concluded.
Today (Apr. 10), Bass shared the news on her Instagram page. She wrote, “For all he was given, he gave back. And for that legacy, South Los Angeles has been changed forever. The contributions of Nipsey Hussle are now a part of United States history.”
Yesterday (Apr. 9), South Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson renamed the same intersection that Hussle was murdered at after him. Crenshaw Blvd. and West Slauson Ave. is now Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square.
Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot six times in the head and torso on Mar. 31 outside of his apparel store Marathon Clothing in South LA.
The Victory Lap rapper is survived by his daughter and son, Emani and Kross, and his longtime girlfriend actress Lauren London.
The rapper and entrepreneur’s funeral service take place in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Thursday (Apr. 11) from 10 am to 12 pm local time.