South Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced that the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue will be named in honor of one of its very own, Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom.
Nipsey’s flagship Marathon Store is located adjacent to the intersection.
A petition to get the intersection named in his honor circulated online shortly after his murder with over 500,000 signatures to date.
The naming of the project, which will memorialize the culture and history of Black Los Angeles on Crenshaw Blvd., came from Nipsey.
He passionately articulated that “Crenshaw should be a destination,” further insinuating that all of the individuals riding the Metro LAX Line should stop at Crenshaw and spend their dollars in the community.
“Ermias Asghedom known as “Nipsey Hussle” was an icon and West Coast hero,” said Councilmember Harris-Dawson.
“Nipsey’s genuine nature allowed him to be a light to everyone he interacted with from family, friends, fans, and his larger community. As a father, brother, and son, Nipsey was a rock helping to build an empire that will continue through generations. Nipsey will always be remembered for delivering a pure, authentic Los Angeles sound, his numerous philanthropic efforts, his innovative, community-focused business mindset, and his humble heart. “