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Rapper Nipsey Hussle's impact remains in Las Vegas 2 years after his death

Posted at 7:28 AM, Apr 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-01 12:08:53-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It's been two years since rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in Los Angeles, and his impact has been felt in L.A. and here in the valley.

Local artists Adolfo Medina and Juan Ochoa recently made a mural at the YMCA Southern Nevada.

Ochoa says he was inspired by how hard Nipsey worked to get to where he was.

"Nipsey was actually not taken too seriously in the beginning. Like he said that he went into record studios and they wouldn't take him too serious because of his name, the fact that he was younger but he was willing to out-hustle and out-work everybody. It was something that I really admired," Ochoa said.

Police say Hussle was killed in a gang-related shooting outside of his store in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles.