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Nipsey Hussle, DJ Khaled & Tracee Ellis Ross Selected for Hollywood Walk of Fame

Late rapper Nipsey Hussle is among 38 honorees invited to join the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Other artists selected in the recording category are Black Eyed Peas, George Clinton, Ashanti, DJ Khaled, Avril Lavigne, Los Huracanes Del Norte and Martha Reeves.

These honorees were chosen from among hundreds of nominees at a meeting of the Walk of Fame selection committee held Monday and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors on Wednesday.

Hussle, who was shot to death in March 2019 at age 33, isn’t the only person who was selected posthumously. Actress/writer Carrie Fisher, who died of cardiac arrest in December 2016 at age 60, was selected in the motion picture category.

Fisher, the daughter of Hollywood stars Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, is one of two second-generation stars to be honored this year. Tracee Ellis Ross, the daughter of Motown legend Diana Ross, was selected in the television category.

Other honorees who are relevant to music fans but were selected in other categories include Broadway great Patti LuPone and Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. The latter pair fronted the 5th Dimension in the ‘60s and ‘70s, but are being inducted in the live theatre/live performance category, as is LuPone. McCoo and Davis, married since 1969, are the first African American couple to receive a star together on the Walk of Fame.

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