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Years ago, a popular burger joint in Nipsey Hussle’s South Los Angeles neighborhood had high-top tables but no chairs.

The owner of Master Burger, Hussle suspected, wanted people to order their food and leave. Without chairs, people couldn’t “loiter” — what business owners in wealthier neighborhoods call “hanging out.”

“I remember that, being young feeling like, ‘How dare you?’” Hussle recounted last month to the music blog Genius.

So Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, bought the building.

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