Nipsey Hussle Honored by Residents, Community Leaders

Nipsey Hussle Tribute in New York

By David Greene

NEW YORK- Several hundred rap music lovers turned out for a tribute for rap artist Nipsey Hussle, 33, who was shot to death in South Los Angeles on March 31. 

A crowd of all ages and races turned out for a tribute to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle.–Photo by David Greene

Organized by Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas, the event was scheduled to be held at April 6, on the steps of City Hall. Despite a two-hour delay due to a lighting issue, Hussle’s face beamed on a building across the street and Eulahlee Myers, the mother of legendary rapper Heavy D, Mount Vernon rapper C.L. Smooth and Fat Boy SSE of New Jersey, paid homage to Hussle, who urged his audience to stop the violence in the community. 

Hundreds of balloons were passed out to the crowd and were released in unison. 

Rapper Pete Rock was expected, but did not attend. 

A second event publicized on social media was expected to be held along the Grand Concourse and East Fordham Road on Sunday, April 14. Born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, Hussle’s debut studio album “Victory Lap” was nominated for the best rap album for 2019.

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