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Metro unveils new South Los Angeles station dedicated to Nipsey Hussle

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Local leaders dedicated the new Hyde Park Station on the K Line in South Los Angeles on Saturday to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle and the Crenshaw community.

Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson spoke about the late rapper’s commitment to the Hyde Park Station during a dedication ceremony. The station is located between the intersections of Crenshaw Boulevard with Slauson Avenue and 59th Street, near where Hussle opened his Marathon Clothing store.

“After he caught the vision and he understood what the train would mean to this community and his neighborhood and businesses like his, he got very involved in making sure that this train worked on behalf of our people and helped us express and live out our possibilities and our hopes and our dreams,” Harris-Dawson said.

Hussle, a Grammy-nominated rapper, was shot March 31, 2019, outside his Marathon Clothing store at 3420 W. Slauson Ave. The 33-year-old Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was taken to a hospital, where he died.

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