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Nipsey Hussle’s “Victory Lap” Climbs to No. 2 on Billboard

The marathon continues.

Nipsey Hussle‘s music is currently climbing the charts following his untimely death.

The rapper was shot and killed on March 31 in Los Angeles, roughly a month after he released his debut album, Victory Lap.

READ: What Happens to People When a Celebrity Dies? Here’s What a Psychologist Has to Say

Released on February 16, 2018 through All Money In No Money Out and Atlantic Records, Victory Lap has now soared to no. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The project, which features Kendrick Lamar, YG, Buddy, Diddy, CeeLo Green, Dom Kennedy, The-Dream, and more, originally debuted at no. 4 on the chart, selling roughly 53,000 total album equivalent units in its opening week.

Hussle’s music sales had jumped across the board on streaming services also as early as April 1st— the day after his death. His past mixtapes — Crenshaw, The Marathon, Mailbox Money and Slauson Boy 2 — have also re-entered the chart.

READ: J. Cole’s Inaugural Dreamville Festival was One Long Dedication Towards Nipsey Hussle [Photo Essay]

Stream Victory Lap below.

Source: Billboard 

Ivie Ani

Ivie is a Nigerian-American, native New Yorker, and journalist covering culture. Usually on-air, on deadline, and on point. @ivieani

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