Nipsey Hussle’s birthday will now be known as Nipsey Hussle Day in Los Angeles for years to come … an announcement made during the late rapper’s Walk of Fame Ceremony.
Nip was honored Monday with a star on Hollywood Boulevard, right outside the famed Amoeba Music store. During the ceremony, Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced from here on out August 15 would be a day to remember the rapper.
Nipsey’s partner, Lauren London, his sister, father, and grandmother all wished him a Happy Birthday from a podium during the ceremony to honor the L.A. native.
.@LaurenLondon speaks before @NipseyHussle gets his posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on what would’ve been his 37th birthday.
“Nip would’ve been honored by this moment.” pic.twitter.com/6dm66qv667
— Tony M. Centeno (@_tonyMC) August 15, 2022
As for how Nipsey Day will be celebrated … there will be Marathon events, much like the one planned at the upcoming opening of his flagship Marathon store.
Fellow Compton-bred rappers YG, Roddy Ricch, NBA stars Russell Westbrook, Isiah Thomas and Nip’s All Money In artists all attended the ceremony.
Nip, a native of South L.A. was murdered in 2019, his killer, Eric Holder was recently found guilty of murder but is awaiting sentencing.