I never heard of Nipsey Hussle until his murder at the end of March was in the news. Then, I learned that he was a hip hop artist, entrepreneur and community activist from Los Angeles who had
positive influences on urban youth, especially young black men.
Corey Pane, a West Hartford artist who admired Hussle, painted a mural honoring him, at "Heaven,"
a colorful Hartford skate park where graffiti is encouraged. The mural got much positive attention.
Unfortunately, a few days after the mural was completed, an insensitive woman painted some disfiguring graffiti over part of it, infuriating some fans. So, a local teacher who is a rapper on the side was bothered enough to buy paints and spend a day restoring it. Good for him.