A memorial service for late rapper  Nipsey Hussle, will take place at the Staples Center in the US,  as free tickets are available.

The service honouring the murdered rapper will begin on Thursday at 10 a.m. PDT and is scheduled to run for two hours at the downtown Los Angeles arena, which seats more than 20,000 people.

Free tickets will be available for California residents only starting tomorrow at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed outside his Los Angeles clothing store on March 31.

Although, news of a Thursday memorial was made public, as a post on the 33-year-old rapper’s Instagram account featured an official announcement and invitation: “Nipsey Hussle’s Celebration of Life.”

Hussle, who has done much to support the development of his Los Angeles community, is pictured in the invitation in a white outfit with accompanying angel wings. The message below the picture says, “Join Us for the Celebration of the Life & Legacy of Nipsey Hussle.”

The Instagram post refers readers to a Staples Center webpage. In addition to the restriction to California residents, there is a limit of four tickets per household.

Doors will open at 8 a.m. PDT and guests are encouraged to arrive early.