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Grateful to all of the artists who contributed to this mural and have given our kids an inspirational image to look at everyday. Three days after his death, the Victory Lap billboard on Crenshaw and 60th was taken down. The billboard represented more than LA, even more than Nipsey, it represented unlimited possibilities. Our students, teachers and visitors alike, looked out of the school windows daily, and before us was the billboard of Nipsey looking up to the sky, up to the potential, up to beauty, up to our possibilities. The billboard represented true inspiration for us all, everyday, while he was still here. Now that he has passed, @veniceball has given our kids, families and community a beautiful image of a person who stood for everything society tells black people they aren’t: loyal, intelligent, creative, articulate, peaceful, kind, confident, honest and hardworking. The death of @nipseyhussle represents more than just his life, but the very reason we must continue the race he started; this is for the next generation. Thank you for inspiring me, for changing my kids’ lives and for contributing to the man my husband @ftdb is. In your honor, in honor of the men and women who paved the way for us, in revolt of the current narrative that says we are a people undeserving of greatness, we will continue running the marathon of excellence, in all that we do, in who we are and for the legacy we leave behind. Thank you, Nip, thank you LA, thank you @veniceball for your vision. Love to you all! – hattie

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Crete Academy Charter School Reveals Nipsey Hussle Basketball Court Mural

The marathon continues and his legacy lives on.

Just two weeks after he was murdered at his Marathon clothing store, Nipsey Hussle’s being remembered at a local school. Administrators at Crete Academy Charter school revealed a HUGE mural painted across their basketball court of the late rapper.

Crete Academy is located in Crenshaw and just blocks away from where Nipsey was gunned down.

“For our kids to look at Nipsey and see to see everything he’s done, what he was able to accomplish and how much he gave back to the community is huge for them…because he looks like them,” said Crete Academy Founder Hattie Mitchell to CBS LA. “He grew up where they grew up. He’s the epitome of everything that they want to be and aspire to be.”

The mural was done by artist Gustavo Zermeno and the idea of Venice Basketball League CEO Nick Ansom. Ansom and the rapper were in talks about developing a community project before his passing.
Nipsey’s family the Asghedons were in attendance for the unveiling.

Take a look at Nipsey’s mural ribbon-cutting below.


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