By Josh Cain | [email protected], Olga Grigoryants | [email protected] and Ariella Plachta | [email protected] | Los Angeles Daily NewsPUBLISHED: April 11, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: April 11, 2019 at 4:02 pm Bathed in blue, images from throughout the life of Ermias Asghedom, better known as rapper Nipsey Hussle, played over the familiar chorus of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” Thousands celebrated that life Thursday at Staples Center during a ceremony filled with music and words from Hussle’s family, community leaders and even one former president. Written that same morning, a letter from former President Barack Obama praised Hussle, who was killed in a March 31 shooting outside his South Los Angeles clothing store, honoring him for the work he did trying to raise up his community. Like any dad, Obama wrote that he learned about Hussle’s music through his daughters. After his death, the former president learned how much the rapper meant to the Crenshaw … [Read more...] about Nipsey Hussle funeral at Staples Center: Obama, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg remember slain rapper
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Nipsey Hussle's family will be honoring the late rapper by hosting a "Celebration of Life" memorial service at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday. Hussle's instagram account announced the event in conjunction with the Staples Center earlier this week. Free tickets were made available on the Staples Center website, but all tickets for the event have since been distributed. The two-hour celebration is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time, and doors to the arena will open at 8 a.m. There will be metal detectors screenings and bag checks to ensure public safety. The stadium has a capacity of more than 20,000 seats. Recording devices and cameras will not be permitted by anyone in the audience, but a live stream will be available for those unable to attend. ET Online will live stream the entire event.How to watch the Nispey Hussle "Celebration of Life"What: Nipsey Hussle "Celebration of Life" memorial serviceLocation: Staples … [Read more...] about Memorial service for Nipsey Hussle to be held at Staples Center in L.A.
Rapper Nipsey Hussle shakes hands with Julius Randle #30 of the Los Angeles Lakers before the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on December 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images) Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London arrive at the Warner Music Group Pre-Grammy Celebration at Nomad Hotel Los Angeles on February 7, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Nipsey Hussle, DJ Khaled and Murda Beatz attend The Four cast Sean Diddy Combs, Fergie, and Meghan Trainor Host DJ Khaled's Birthday Presented by C√éROC and Fox on December 2, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images) Eric Holder. (Photo courtesy Los Angeles Police Department) LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 04: Eric Ronald Holder Jr., 29, who is accused of killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle, appears for arraignment with his Attorney Christopher Darden (L) … [Read more...] about Nipsey Hussle memorial to be held Thursday in L.A. at Staples Center
Jem Aswad, provided by Published 10:31 am PDT, Saturday, April 6, 2019 Photo: Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock Photo: Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock Nipsey Hussle Memorial to Be Held Thursday at Staples Center 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A memorial service for Nipsey Hussle will be held Thursday at the 21,000-capacity Staples Center in the rapper’s hometown of Los Angeles, a source close to the situation confirms to Variety. Reps for the artist’s label and the Staples Center did not immediately respond to requests for comment; the news was first reported by TMZ. The 33-year-old rapper (legal name: Ermias … [Read more...] about Nipsey Hussle Memorial to Be Held Thursday at Staples Center
Despite a change of scenery, the Student Association’s annual Fall Fest found an unlikely and comfortable home in the Center for the Arts on Friday. Roughly 600 undergraduate students attended the first of three Fall Fest concerts. Friday’s show focused on rap and R&B performances, headlined by West Coast rapper Vince Staples. The show received support from opening acts Blaise Moore, an alternative R&B act, and Taylor Bennett, a Chicago genre-fluid rapper. SA Entertainment Director Sandeep Chakravarthy did not provide the first Fall Fest show’s budget to The Spectrum in time for publication. On August 20, SA allocated $86,200 toward “concert talent for fall programming” and $57,000 toward “concert production for fall programming” — a grand total of $143,200. The fest was funded through the mandatory student activity fee of $104.75 per semester. The roughly 600 students in attendance comes in light of SA’s changes toward the … [Read more...] about Vince Staples, Taylor Bennett mend raps with dance, rock during 2018 Fall Fest