Thousands flocked to remember the life of Nipsey Hussle at a packed memorial service Thursday (April 11) that provided mourners with a deeper appreciation of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the up-and-coming hip-hop persona.
Hussle’s brother, Samiel Asghedom, talked about how Hussle would assemble parts to build his first computer, but became emotional about his brother leaving his “heart and soul” on the popular intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson Avenue.
“Bro, you made the world proud,” he said.
Hussle recently purchased the strip mall where The Marathon is located and planned to redevelop it, part of Hussle’s broader ambitions to remake the neighborhood where he grew up and attempt to break the cycle of gang life that lured him in when he was younger. His family and friends vowed to continue his work, and London told the crowd: “The marathon continues!”
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You can see why Nipsey Hussle loved this woman. She is incredibly strong and grounded. His Queen forever. Their son will actually get to say his parents loved each other until their last dying day. pic.twitter.com/JUBwQSkJPa
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RT shaunking: RT shaunking: DEDICATION: A video tribute to Nipsey Hussle from the team at TheNorthStar.
Nipsey often spoke and rapped about dedication. We believe the best way we can honor Nipsey is to mimic his dedication to the community and to right… pic.twitter.com/xljlFbIZsl
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Nipsey Hussle Funeral/ Pastor Shep Crawford pic.twitter.com/ClMBwEZ7Qm
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