The world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame features more than 2,500 terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalk along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street. The five-pointed stars honor the accomplishments of actors, musicians, directors, producers and others in the entertainment industry.
How to Attend a Walk of Fame Star Ceremony
There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies, which are free and do not have assigned seating. For those unable to attend in person, star ceremonies are streamed live at www.walkoffame.com.
- Wear comfortable shoes, stay hydrated and bring sunscreen.
- Chairs or step ladders are not permitted in the audience area of the ceremony.
- Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m.
- Crowds must disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony to clear the sidewalk and the street.
Nipsey Hussle (Aug. 15, 2022)
On what would have been his 37th birthday, rapper Nipsey Hussle will be honored posthumously with the 2,729th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hussle's star will be in the category of Recording and located at 6212 Hollywood Blvd. in front of Amoeba Music.
“Nipsey Hussle was more than just a creative genius, he was committed to helping his community through savvy business moves and charitable contributions," stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
NOTE: The Nipsey Hussle ceremony will start at 10am on Monday, August 15.
In 2010 Hussle founded his record label, All Money In, and made an epochal debut with its very first release, The Marathon. Hussle’s fifth mixtape, the follow-up to his introductory trilogy Bullets Ain’t Got No Name, was deemed one of XXL’s “100 Best Mixtapes of 2010.”
In 2011 Hussle released The Marathon Continues and 2013’s Crenshaw. The latter morphed into a media sensation when 1,000 1st-edition cassettes priced at $100 each sold out in less than 24 hours at an All Money In pop-up on Fairfax Avenue. Jay-Z purchased 100 copies of his own. A year later, Hussle embarked on the Crenshaw Tour before releasing Mailbox Money. This time, the budding entrepreneur offered a limited-edition run of 100 physical copies priced at $1,000 each and sold out. After creating a weekly #MarathonMonday series, Hussle released the 17-track Slauson Boy 2 in 2016. The rapper later teamed with fellow hip-hop peer YG for the landmark single, “FDT (F*** Donald Trump).” The single was praised by the Los Angeles Times as “the most prophetic, wrathful and unifying protest song of 2016.”
Hussle announced his partnership with Atlantic Records in 2017, then released his critically acclaimed debut album, Victory Lap. The album was nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards in 2019. Posthumous Grammys were awarded to Hussle in 2020 for Best Rap Performance for “Racks in the Middle” and Best Rap/Sung Performance on "Higher."
Hussle’s creative vision wasn’t limited to his roles as an artist and label executive. The savvy businessman created The Marathon Clothing (TMC) brand in 2009, then years later remodeled and opened his first flagship smart store in 2017 in his beloved Crenshaw District. He was the owner of several other successful business ventures including The Marathon Agency and SC Commercial Ventures.
Hussle also launched a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative for Crenshaw neighborhood youth in 2018 called the Neighborhood Nip Foundation which would serve as an incubator for local students and upcoming entrepreneurs. This was the first in a planned chain of STEM academies within other inner cities, such as Atlanta, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Since his passing, Nipsey's family has continued his work with the Neighborhood Nip Foundation.