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Grammys To Honor Slain Rapper Nipsey Hussle

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Slain rapper Nipsey Hussle will be honored during Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday.

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Nipsey Hussle performs onstage at the STAPLES Center Concert Sponsored by SPRITE during the 2018 BET Experience on June 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ser Baffo/Getty Images for BET)

The Hussle tribute will feature Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, John Legend, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch and YG.

"An activist, entrepreneur and rapper, Nipsey Hussle had a lasting impact on not just his community, but also the culture at large," said Ken Ehrlich, GRAMMY Awards executive producer, in a statement. "There is no denying the influence he had and his legacy will be felt for generations to come."

The previously Grammy-nominated Hussle is posthumously up for three awards, including best rap performance and best rap song for "Racks in the Middle," and best rap/sung performance for "Higher."

Hussle was gunned down March 31, 2019, at the age of 33 outside his South Los Angeles clothing store. Two other men were wounded.

A few days later, 29-year-old Eric Holder was arrested on murder charges in the shootings.

The 62nd Grammy Awards get underway at 5 p.m. at Staples Center and will air live on CBS2.

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