The Los Angeles City Council is expected to change the name of a South L.A. intersection to honor late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson said he will officially submit a motion to rename the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue to “Nipsey Hussle Square.”
Nipsey Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, had a song called “Crenshaw and Slauson (True Story)”. A nearly 12-minute documentary-style music video for the song features real people from the Crenshaw neighborhood, where Nipsey Hussle grew up. His store, Marathon Clothing, is also located at this intersection. The Grammy-nominated rapper was shot, along with two other people, while standing outside of his store.