Nipsey Hussle's death sparked calls to end violence in the black community, but change will only come with the fortitude to value life and build respect.
As L.A. mourns Nipsey Hussle, new narratives of gang life and its origins and relations to hip-hop are being made by rappers, scholars and activists.
Kerry Lathan, who was wounded in the shooting that killed the beloved South L.A. rapper, was taken into custody on a parole violation just days later, officials said.
Even in death, the family of Nipsey Hussle tried to follow his example of uplifting the community. Thousands attended the slain rapper's memorial service at Staples Center, but the family made a point empowering black entrepreneurs and including the residents of South Los Angeles.
The rapper wasn't from Watts, but he had ties to the community where dozens of people gathered near the Watts Towers at the southern tip of Nipsey Hussle's funeral procession route.
The service, which was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., was delayed for nearly an hour as fans waited to get into the venue to honor the man, born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, who was gunned down in broad daylight outside his clothing store on Slauson Avenue on March 31.
Los Angeles police suspect that a gunman tried to kill another person at a vigil outside Nipsey Hussle’s store, another burst of violence in the same spot where the rapper was shot dead the day before.
To the world, he was Nipsey Hussle, the rapper, activist and entrepreneur whose "Victory Lap" album nabbed a Grammy nomination. But for the hundreds of people who gathered Sunday at the Medhani-Alem Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church to remember him, he was known first as Ermias.
In addition to being a rapper, Nipsey Hussle, who was shot to death in South L.A., was an Eritrean American. His father fled to the U.S. in the 1970s. Hussle visited the African country as a teen and the experience changed him, prompting his move away from gang culture toward community activism.
In the days since rapper and community activist Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside of his South Los Angeles clothing store, his loved ones have taken comfort in each other. Here’s what those closest to Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, had to say about him.
Christopher Darden once prosecuted O.J. Simpson. Now he's representing the man charged with killing rapper Nipsey Hussle.
As storm after storm dumped rain on Los Angeles, the streets grew quiet. Like most everyone else, criminals retreated indoors. This spring, with the end of the historic rains, violence bloomed along with the wildflowers. The famed rapper Nipsey Hussle was just one of many casualties.
Nipsey Hussle was embedded in the Hyde Park community and spent time at schools in the area. Because of that involvement, students are experiencing his death in a more personal way than just as music fans.
Nipsey Hussle's brother Samiel Asghedom got the call on Sunday: Nips had been shot. They raced to the Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles and found the rapper on the pavement, bleeding from gunshot wounds. His family recounts what happened Sunday afternoon.
Eric Holder, the 29-year-old aspiring rapper who is accused of fatally shooting rapper and community activist Nipsey Hussle, was charged with murder during a court appearance Thursday.
Authorities made an arrest Tuesday in Nipsey Hussle's slaying, but loose ends linger. Chief among them: What was the motive for the shooting?
L.A. County sheriff’s deputies arrested Holder, who was on foot in the 9900 block of Artesia Boulevard, on Tuesday.
Law enforcement sources told the L.A. Times the suspect, 29-year-old Eric Holder, had a personal dispute with Hussle that led to the shooting.
Instead of leaving South L.A. when he became famous, Nipsey Hussle stayed and invested, making plans to buy multiple commercial and residential properties to counteract a coming tide of gentrification.
As his fans grieve and police investigate, experts pointed to a key factor: Nipsey Hussle was the rare famous guy who stayed in the community and any beef, past or present, made him an easy target.
Police provided details about the chaos at Monday’s memorial for Hussle, saying a man with a gun appears to have sparked a stampede that left several hurt.
At the scene of rapper Nipsey Hussle's slaying — and at a barber shop nearby — residents of South L.A. ruminate on another day of violence.
Rapper Nipsey Hustle was shot and killed Sunday in Los Angeles. He was close to some Clippers players and they were among the many to mourn his loss around the NBA.
Nipsey Hussle wasn't just a rapper. He was a man with ambitions to reinvest in his community and shift a culture of black capitalism in South L.A. His death at 33 is a cruel reminder that the streets are always watching.
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore was quick to note Hussle was one of many victims of violence on the streets of Los Angeles.
Killing of Nipsey Hussle in South L.A. likely has some ties to gangs, source says; LAPD seeks suspect
Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot to death Sunday outside his Hyde Park store. A law enforcement source says the shooting was probably planned and gang-related.
Fans and friends stood behind the yellow police tape in South L.A. to remember Grammy-nominated rapper and community leader Nipsey Hussle.
The Grammy-nominated rapper was gunned down outside one of his shops, the Marathon Clothing store, in the Hyde Park neighborhood where he was known for his civic work. He was 33.