A beacon of entrepreneurship for those within and outside of his community, the late Nipsey Hussle‘s contributions to his beloved Los Angeles will be cemented in the Congressional Record. Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) announced the news on Twitter Wednesday evening (April 3).
“I will be heading to the House Floor next week to formally enter Nipsey Hussle’s contributions to South Los Angeles into the Congressional Record where it will be a part of United States history forever,” Rep. Bass tweeted.
Describing the All Money In CEO as a “proponent of community development,” Rep. Bass also heralded Hussle’s property ownership ventures. “In real estate, he was all about empowerment, specifically when it came to the economic opportunity in South LA—being a part of the opportunity by becoming a real estate owner himself and immediately using the stores he opened as opportunities for employment for the community,” Bass said to ABC News.
I will be heading to the House Floor next week to formally enter Nipsey Hussle’s contributions to South Los Angeles into the Congressional Record where it will be a part of United States history forever.
— Congressmember Bass (@RepKarenBass) April 4, 2019
In an interview with the news station, Hussle’s brother, Samiel Asghedom said people always questioned why his sibling kept his entrepreneurial decisions inside his community. “Why do you have something in this area? Why don’t you leave and do something else? But he was murdered while he was in a parking lot, hanging out, selling CDs and that’s the area that he felt attached to and did everything in the area and ended up buying a lot and rehabilitating, opening up businesses and just became a landmark for everybody.”
On Sunday (March 31), Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot six times by the now-detained gunman Eric Holder. Authorities believe the two men had a verbal dispute at Hussle’s Marathon Clothing store.
Born Ermias Asghedom, the 33-year-old artist continuously pumped new jobs and outlets for those within L.A. to utilize. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Victory Lap lyricist took to the greater Crenshaw area to establish a STEM center which partners Silicon Valley representatives with those in underserved communities to share and expand their ideas.
Hussle was also responsible for refurbishing a basketball court with PUMA, provided care for the homeless like jobs and has a stake in a few businesses from a barbershop to a seafood restaurant. He also planned on continuing to better L.A. through a meeting with the Los Angeles Police Department on how to eradicate gang violence.