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Remembering Nipsey Hussle: Listen To The Sounds Of His Memorial

A giant cut out of Nipsey Hussle's head in a crowd along the procession route. ( Chava Sanchez/ LAist)
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Today marks one year since rapper and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle was killed outside his South L.A. clothing store, The Marathon.

Take a few minutes to listen to the sounds of his memorial in this moving audio piece our newsroom produced last year. As one woman told us:

"The world is just now finding out about him. But way already knew everything that he was doing."

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Hussle's death at the age of 33 was a blow to the rap world and the city of Los Angeles, with mourners lining the streets to pay their respects during his memorial.

Since he was killed, rival gangs have had peace talks, murals around Los Angeles are dedicated to his memory. Hussle also won two posthumous Grammys in January.

His alleged killer, Eric Holder, Jr., has been charged with fatally shooting Hussle. Holder has been held in Twin Towers jail in downtown Los Angeles awaiting trial. That trial had been scheduled to start by late spring but proceedings have been delayed since court is shutdown due to the coronavirus.

Hussle bought the strip mall where his store is located as part of a plan to redevelop the neighborhood where he grew up. But the store has been fenced off since his death.

Meanwhile, his production company, Marathon Films, and filmmaker Ava DuVernay are in discussions with Netflix to produce a documentary about the rapper.


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