People gathered Thursday night at black-owned businesses along Fourth Street to honor rapper Nipsey Hussle with a candlelight vigil dubbed “We Ride With Nipsey Hussle.”
The event, hosted by the Shades of Afrika store, follows another vigil held Wednesday night in Alamitos Beach where fans gathered to talk about the positive impacts the South Los Angeles rapper had on the community in Long Beach.
Hussle was killed Sunday in front of the Marathon Clothing store he owned in the 3400 block of West Slauson Avenue in the Hyde Park area.
The goal of Thursday’s vigil was to “walk peacefully through Long Beach to neighboring black-owned businesses shedding light and love as Nipsey Hussle demonstrated with his time here on earth,” according to an Instagram post by Shades of Afrika.
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