Rapper Nipsey Hussle will continue to live in the Crenshaw Los Angeles community. He was always a person who had a deep love for his community. On Sunday April 14th, 2019 the Crenshaw District dedicated a public basketball court in his honor. The court showcases his image across the 78 feet pavement.
Nipsey’s real name was Ermais Asghedom. He grew up in South LA and was shot to death outside his clothing store in Hyde Park last month. He was very successful in the music industry while also still residing in Crenshaw. He invested in various businesses and created many job opportunities throughout the community.
According to CBS Los Angeles because of Nipsey’s “strong ties” with the community it “led Crete Academy, a local non-profit charter school in the Crenshaw neighborhood, to commission a mural in his memory. The school’s co-founder says Nipsey is a reminder that we have to help kids to dream big. For our kids to look at Nipsey and see to see everything he’s done, what he was able to accomplish and how much he gave back to the community is huge for them…because he looks like them. He grew up where they grew up. He’s the epitome of everything that they want to be and aspire to be,” said Crete Academy Founder Hattie Mitchell.
The mural was painted by artist Gustavo Zermeño. Everything was set up put into motion by Venice Basketball League CEO Nick Ansom. TMZ reports that after the 3pm ribbon cutting there will be games ran on the new court. “There will be a high school showcase at 4 PM, and then an All-Star game at 5 PM. There’s no telling who might show, but ya gotta imagine some famous faces could surface.”
Nipsey really paved the way for hundreds of people, impacts lives all over the world. We at JaGurlTV, thank you for your legacy. The Marathon Continues
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