Nipsey Hussle will be posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed on Wednesday (August 10) that a ceremony celebrating the late Crenshaw icon is set to take place on what would have been his 37th birthday (August 15).
The Walk of Fame ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. PT while Nipsey Hussle joins NFL legend Michael Strahan, actor Michael B. Jordan, the Black Eyed Peas and more as part of the 2022 class. Neighborhood Nip joins other rap acts including Snoop Dogg, Diddy, 50 Cent, Ice Cube and DJ Khaled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ludacris is also slated to receive a star in 2023.
Hussle was tragically shot and killed on March 31, 2019 in front of his Marathon Clothing store. Nip’s killer, Eric Holder, was convicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges in July. Experts believe he could be sentenced to life behind bars with parole.
The Hollywood star isn’t the only place Nipsey’s legacy will be cemented in California. L.A.’s Metro Rail announced that a brand new station will be named after the late rapper. The station will serve the Hyde Park K Line and is located in Nipsey Hussle Square. It’s one of eight stops along the route that goes through some of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles and Inglewood.
“From Slauson and all the way to Vernon, you will see world-class pieces of art, celebrating the history and the legacy of African American people,” Los Angeles Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson said. “Everybody who comes to L.A. and rides the train out of the airport is gonna see it. Is that alright?”