Billboard News 4/15/19
Nipsey Hussle‘s influence in Los Angeles is continuing beyond his tragic death. The City of Angels is still mourning the Crenshaw native, who was fatally shot outside his Marathon Clothing store on March 31, and commemorating his legacy through murals and artwork that can be seen throughout the city.
Hussle was not only a successful rap artist, but he was well-known as a community activist who was invested in reshaping and redefining the community he grew up in while advocating for STEM programs and creating new opportunities for people in his city. The community is reciprocating Hussle’s investment in the city and paying homage to his legacy through elaborate paintings.
The latest tribute to the rapper was created on a public basketball court outside Crete Academy charter school in Hyde Park — which on Sunday unveiled a gorgeous blue-and-yellow mural created by artist Gustavo Zermeno.
The memorial court is just the latest in a series of tributes made to Nipsey, and artists are taking to the streets of Los Angeles to continue to pay their respects.