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Photos: LA Pays Tribute To Nipsey Hussle On His Final Victory Lap

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Jade Anguiano from Inglewood says that the news of Nipsey Hussle's passing hit hard. She braided "Nipsey" in her hair to commemorate the rapper. (Chava Sanchez/ LAist)
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Yesterday, a hearse carrying the body of Nipsey Hussle took a 25-mile trip from Staples Center to the Angelus Funeral Home, a trip referred to as the late rapper's Victory Lap -- a nod to the name of Hussle's debut studio album. Massive crowds gathered on the streets of South Los Angeles, posting artists' tributes and celebrating the life of what many referred to as a hometown hero.

Hussle's influence was felt throughout the entire city -- on Friday, the L.A. City Council unanimously approved a motion to rename the intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson "Nipsey Hussle Square." The City Council meeting adjourned early in memory of Hussle, after entering his work into the permanent record of the City of Los Angeles.

"He was a West Coast hero,"said Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, "who spent his resources and his life giving back to the community."

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Here, scenes from Hussle's final trip through his beloved neighborhood.

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"He did his work, now we gotta continue his work." Aretha Moore remembers Nipsey Hussle as a kind person who cared for his community. "Nipsey's not dead, he's well alive.... His spirit is flowing with each and every one of us right now." (Chava Sanchez/ LAist)

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The program given to atendees at the Nipsey Hussle Memorial. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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Compton rapper Buddy who worked closely with Nipsey Hussle leaves the memorial service. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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People waited outside of Staples Center hoping to get lucky and find a ticket for the Memorial. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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A bandana with Nipsey Hussle's face illustrated on it. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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"I felt like I knew him, he was like a mentor... he's just my homie man, my homie." Latrell Parker reflects on why he flew to Los Angeles from West Virginia to attend the Nipsey Hussle Memorial. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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Ghenet and Hiriti Ukbamichael are members of the Eritrean Community in Los Angeles. They attended the memorial to pay their respects to Nipsey Hussle who had Eritrean heritage. (Chava Sanchez/ LAIST)

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A cutout of Nipsey Hussle's head in a crowd along the procession route. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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People waited for hours to see Nipsey Hussle's procession pass outside of The Marathon Clothing Store. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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Fans waited patiently to see Nipsey Hussle's procession pass by near The Marathon Clothing store. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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A Metro bus passes through the procession route with the words "NIP" displayed in honor of Nipsey Hussle. (Carla Javier/LAist)

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Fans climb light posts on Crenshaw Blvd. and wait for Nipsey Hussle's procession to pass. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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(Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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Fans crowded the Crenshaw Blvd. and Slauson Ave. intersection waiting for Nipsey Hussle's procession to pass through. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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Heavy police presence watch the crowds along the Crenshaw and Slauson intersection. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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People viewed the procession from atop an LAPD squad car with the words "Nips in paradize" written on it. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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Community members came out to celebrate and pay their respects to Nipsey Hussle as the procession passed through Crenshaw. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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People stand on top of an LAPD squad car to get a better view of Nipsey Hussle's procession. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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Fan's climb atop Slauson Donuts for a better vantage point as Nipsey Hussle's procession passes by. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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Herman "Cowboy" Douglas, a friend of Nipsey Hussle, attempts to move the crowd back to allow the procession to move by. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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People swarmed the vehicle carrying Nipsey Hussle, bringing the procession to a halt. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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Fan's climb lightposts for a chance to see Nipsey Hussle's procession pass. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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Fans chanting, "We Are Nipsey!" from the best seat in the house -- a green bus bench on an otherwise bare sidewalk outside the funeral home. (Emily Elena Dugdale/LAist)

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A bus with an image of Nipsey Hussle rolls down Crenshaw outside of the Angelus Funeral Home as crowds wait for the procession to arrive. (Emily Elena Dugdale/LAist)

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Fans crowd around the Angelus Funeral Home taking photos and videos of Nipsey Hussle's procession. (Emily Elena Dugdale/LAist)

Turn up your volume (or put on headphones) to hear the many voices that spoke about Hussle at the scene.