The Los Angeles City Council adjourned its regular meeting Friday in memory of Nipsey Hussle after approving a motion to rename the intersection of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard in the slain rapper's honor.
The 33-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper -- whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom -- was fatally shot March 31 in front of The Marathon Clothing store he owned at Slauson and Crenshaw.
He was honored during a Staples Center memorial on Thursday featuring a performance by Stevie Wonder and remarks from rapper Snoop Dogg, followed by a procession through South Los Angeles.
The council fast-tracked a motion that had just been introduced by Councilmen Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Curren Price and Council President Herb Wesson to officially brand the intersection where he was killed after Hussle.
Fans of the performer filled the chamber and took turns for over an hour voicing support for the motion. Members Hussle's family were also present, including his father, Dawit Asghedom.
After the motion was approved, Harris-Dawson, who said he first met Hussle several years ago at a rally at Crenshaw High School against gun violence, adjourned the meeting in his memory and spoke at length about the positive things he had done for the South L.A. community.
"Nipsey was a Grammy-nominated music icon and hip hop artist. He was a West Coast hero who spent his resources and his life giving back to the community,'' Harris-Dawson said.
A private burial is planned Friday afternoon at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, according to the Glendale Police Department.
Hussle transformed himself from a South Los Angeles gang member to a rap musician and channeled his success into efforts to help others stay out of gangs. He bought shoes for students, re-paved basketball courts and provided jobs and shelter for the homeless.
Hussle helped renovate a Mid-City roller rink and redeveloped the strip mall that housed his Marathon Clothing shop.
City News Service contributed to this report.