He’s the much loved and missed rapper – who would have celebrated his 34th birthday today.
Rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle is being remembered at Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue, the site of his store, Marathon Clothing.
While there are no official public events to mark the occasion, fans have gathered together to pay their respects.
According to family friend and business partner, David Gross, Hussle’s family turned down proposals for a public celebration.
Gross confirmed to the L.A Times that they decided to mourn privately.
However Nipsey’s girlfriend, actress Lauren London, took to Instagram to pay tribute.
Nearly five months after his tragic death, Lauren remembered her great love with a sweet post.
“Today we celebrate you my beloved,” she wrote. “Today we honor you King. We are to live in our highest vibrations today because that is how Nip lived his life.”
“We should encourage and inspire today because that is how Hussle lived his life. Today we should love and give truth because that is how He lived his life.”
Getty”His Purpose still lives on with us all. Ermias wasn’t a sad soul. He was a powerful strong magical soul. Today is the day we lift up. Long Live My other half.”
“My beloved King. Ermias. Nip Hussle the Great! I miss you. I love you. Still here holding it UP!”
Lauren and Nipsey were together for six years at the time of his death, and have one son, Kross, 2, together.
Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was killed in broad daylight outside of the Marathon Clothing on March 31.
Two other men were wounded in the shooting. Eric Holder, 29, has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and other charges.
Earlier this month, an 8-foot-high fence wrapped with green fabric was put up over the the parking lot where the incident took place.
The lot’s owner has said it will soon be renamed “Nipsey Hussle Tower.” But fans can still pose for selfies next to two larger-than-life murals of Hussle in an alley off the strip mall on the wall of Fatburger.