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The Crenshaw hitmaker was shot and killed outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles in March 2019.
The 33-year-old’s life and career were honoured at the event, with the City of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce recognising his contribution to music and his philanthropic work.
At the ceremony, Los Angeles City Council Member Marqueece Harris-Dawson declared Hussle’s birthday, August 15, will now be celebrated as Nipsey Hussle Day in the City of Angels.
Speaking at the ceremony, Hussle’s widow Lauren London said: “Nip would’ve been honoured by this moment.
“I think he would want everyone to remember that you can’t get to what’s possible unless you commit to moving forward.
“That doesn’t mean forgetting where you come from, but it requires acknowledging the reality you were born into and the power you have to change that reality for the better.
“So whenever you’re in the City of Angels, and you see this star, I hope it encourages you to break away from whatever might be holding you back and for you to run your marathon until God says that it’s finished.”
While Nippy’s grandmother Margaret Boutte shared: “Nipsey was the love of my life, always very respectful. I miss him, but I look at his picture and remember all the wonderful times we had together.
“I thank my daughter for blessing me with Nipsey and [his siblings] Sami and Samantha. I love you all. He will never be gone in my heart. He lives forever.”
The honour comes after Eric Ronald Holder Jr. was convicted of the rapper’s murder at a LA court last month.
The 32-year-old was found guilty of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm.
He faces life in prison when he’s sentenced next month.