LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles hip-hop figure, community organizer and activist Nipsey Hussle and actor and writer Carrie Fisher will receive posthumous stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this year.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s 38-member Class of 2022 includes such luminaries from film, television, sports, radio, theater and music as Francis Ford Coppola, Salma Hayek, Regina King, Helen Hunt, Jean Smart, Ming-Na Wen, George E. Clinton Jr., Black Eyed Peas, Patti LuPone and Michael Strahan.
Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was a rapper and entrepreneur who actively invested in the South LA community where he grew up. He had gone from a gangbanging youth, to a hustling businessman with a plan to reinvigorate his neighborhood, to a bona fide rap star. “Victory Lap,” his only studio album after 13 years of mixtapes, was nominated for a 2019 Grammy.