Remembering LA rapper, activist and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle

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Nipsey Hussle graffiti as seen off the 405 freeway. Photo credit: Tyler Hale/KCRW

Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on Sunday outside his South LA clothing store called The Marathon. The suspect is a 29-year-old man named Eric Holder. On Monday, several people were injured when things got heated at a memorial for Hussle. The rapper had invested in the neighborhood he came from, and he spoke out against gun violence, even though he was a former gang member. His death has shaken the city.


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