Nipsey Hussle to Receive Posthumous Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The tragic loss of rapper Nipsey Hussle may find another small measure of closure next week, when his star is officially set into the city streets as the Hollywood Walk of Fame hosts a ceremony on what would have been the West Coast hip-hop giant’s 37th birthday, August 15, the Walk and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday.

In June of 2021, the Walk of Fame announced that Hussle (born Ermias Joseph Asghedom) and Carrie Fisher would both be honored posthumously with stars on the Walk. This June, the Walk announced that they would be joined in the Class of 2022 by George Clinton, Jr., Martha Reeeves, as well as such cinema legends as Francis Ford Coppola and Willem Dafoe.

Hussle is the sole musician to receive this year’s honor posthumously.

This news comes on the heels of Tuesday’s announcement that L.A.’s Metro rail would also honor the rapper, opening a new K Line train station between the intersections of Crenshaw Blvd with Slauson Ave., and 59th St., near Hussle’s Marathon Clothing store, renamed Nipsey Hussle Square after the rapper was gunned down there on March 31, 2019.

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SOURCE: LA Magazine,