Thousands Line Streets as Procession Accompanies Nipsey Hussle’s Coffin Through South L.A., Inglewood

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Following the memorial service for the late L.A. rapper Nipsey Hussle at the downtown Staples Center, a funeral procession was progressing through a 25-mile route across South Los Angeles and Inglewood, set to end at Hussle’s final resting place at Angelus Funeral Home. The route will pass through South L.A., Watts, and Inglewood, passing by many of the landmarks and neighborhoods that played roles in Hussle’s life.
  • An illustrated map shows the route Nipsey Hussle's funeral procession will take on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Credit: KTLA)
    An illustrated map shows the route Nipsey Hussle’s funeral procession will take on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Credit: KTLA)
    From Staples Center south on Vermont Avenue to Century Boulevard
  • Century east to Wilmington Avenue through Watts
  • Century west to La Brea Avenue and Manchester Boulevard in Inglewood
  • Slauson Avenue north to Hussle’s Marathon clothing store on Crenshaw Boulevard
  • Crenshaw north to Angelus Funeral Home in the Crenshaw district
Here’s the latest on the procession (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The “Victory Lap” of Nipsey Hussle’s funeral procession has ended. A silver hearse carrying Hussle’s remains has pulled in to the Angelus Funeral Home after a 25-mile procession through the city that started following the rapper’s memorial service at the Staples Center earlier Thursday. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets to catch a glimpse of the procession. The hearse stopped outside Hussle’s The Marathon clothing store, giving fans gathered there additional time to mourn the rapper. Hussle was killed March 31 outside The Marathon. Last year he hit new heights with “Victory Lap,” his critically acclaimed major-label debut album on Atlantic Records that made several critics’ best-of lists and earned him a Grammy nomination. 6 p.m. The procession of Nipsey Hussle’s casket through the streets of Los Angeles has arrived and paused at the slain rapper’s clothing store. A silver hearse carrying Hussle’s casket stopped outside The Marathon clothing store after being on the road for more than three hours on its 25-mile trek through the city. Thousands of people had gathered at the shop to pay tribute to the rapper, who was fatally shot outside the store on March 31. Hussle founded his The Marathon and planned it to be the anchor of a revitalization effort for the area where he grew up. Some onlookers threw flowers on top of the roof of the hearse as it inched through the crowd. ___ 3 p.m. Crowds are flooding the streets to view the procession of Nipsey Hussle’s casket through Los Angeles. Hussle’s body is being carried in a silver hearse that is flanked by motorcyles — both those of police and bikers and ATVs. Footage aired by Fox affiliate KTTV showed some of the bikes doing wheelies as the procession traveled down Vermont Avenue, one of the city’s major thoroughfares. A crowd of people briefly blocked the procession before the hearse was able to find an opening and pull through. The 25-mile procession will wind its way through the streets of South Los Angeles, including a trip past Hussle’s clothing store, The Marathon, where he was gunned down March 31. ___ 2:10 p.m. Nipsey Hussle’s memorial service has ended with a video tribute to the rapper and his casket being carried out of Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Pallbearers including Hussle’s younger brother Samuel Asghedom carried the casket out of the 21,000-seat arena. It will soon begin a 25-mile procession through the streets of Los Angeles. The rapper was eulogized by several family members and Pastor Shep Crawford, who told mourners that Hussle managed to unite groups that are historically opposed to one another, including the Crips and Bloods gangs and the police and “the hood.” Crawford told the crowd that Hussle “now lives in you.” The rapper, who was fatally shot outside his clothing store, The Marathon, on March 31, was remembered during Thursday’s memorial for his efforts to lift his community as he was for his music.

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