IN PICTURES: Candlelight vigil for rapper Nipsey Hussle on 4th Street

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.

Balloons are released during candlelight vigil at Shades of Afrika. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Ian Phillips of Long Beach, during a candlelight vigil at Shades of Afrika. Photo by Stephen Carr.

A candlelight vigil at Shades of Afrika for Nipsey Hussle, a rapper from South Los Angeles, who was shot and killed Sunday. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Many people gathered for the vigil. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Mourners held balloons and candles. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Hussle was remembered for his community contributions. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Many people gathered in front of the store. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Ida Soleil Taylor ,4, of Long Beach, during the vigil. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Photo by Stephen Carr.

K.T. Shakur, cousin of the late rapper Tupac Shakur speaks about his friend. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Renee Quarles speaks at her store Shades of Afrika. Photo by Stephen Carr.

A photo Nipsey Hussle on display. Photo by Stephen Carr.

 

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