Grammy Award-winning rapper Nipsey Hussle will be honored with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Hussle is among a list of 38 honorees included in the Hollywood Walk of Fame class of 2022 announced this week. Others included in the recording category include the Black Eyed Peas, George E. Clinton Jr., Ashanti Douglas, DJ Khaled, Avril Lavigne, Los Huracanes Del Norte and Martha Reeves.
Along with his landmark work as a musical artist, Hussle, who grew up in the L.A. neighborhood of Crenshaw, famously selling his mixtapes from the trunk of his car in the parking lot at 3420 W. Slauson Avenue, later home to the hugely successful Marathon Store, proved an innovative entrepreneur, accomplished actor, and groundbreaking philanthropist long known for his innovative and courageous efforts towards community-based activism and economic development.
Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in 2019. Following the news of his death, Hussle was remembered by countless members of the music community. Several posthumous songs featuring the rapper have been released in the years since, including the recent Jay-Z collaboration “What It Feels Like.”