Nipsey Hussle’s “Victory Lap” Returns To the Billboard Hot 200 at No. 2
Just one week after the death of Nipsey Hussle, the Los Angeles emcee, father, and businessman returns to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart with his GRAMMY-nominated Victory Lap LP. The critically acclaimed album is now sitting at No. 2 after millions of fans started listening to Nip on multiple streaming services and other digital marketplaces.
Victory Lap earned 66,000 equivalent album sales as of April 4th with 17,000 of those sales being physical album sales. That’s a 7,205 percent boost in sales. Nipsey’s first album when it originally dropped peaked at No. 4 last March. Victory Lap was Nipsey’s official debut in a joint venture with Atlantic Records. It also earned the rap superstar a nomination for Rap Album Of The Year.
On March 31st Nipsey Hussle Nip was shot and killed in from of his Marathon Clothing company. Law enforcement called it a “personal dispute.” Since the tragic loss of one of Hip Hops most promising stars. There’s been an outpouring of sadness not just within the hip hop community but from the world. Nipsey’s family are holding a memorial service set to take place on Thursday, April 11th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles’ where thousands of fans will gather together to say their last goodbye to Nipsey Hussle.
It’s been hard for a lot of us. Especially for every day one fan of Nipsey. I personally have been listening to Nipsey and Dom Kennedy since I was in college. Crenshaw and Mailbox Money are classic tapes in my opinion. Nipsey’s name always came back good. No one ever had anything bad to say about the Los Angeles rapper. He promoted independence and resiliency. He knew exactly what he wanted and pushed until he made it happen. It broke my heart to see him go because he was just heating up.
Keep spinning Nipsey’s music, buy his projects on iTunes or stream them on Apple Music and Spotify. Nipsey owned all his masters so this will help out his family tremendously especially during this tragic time. If you’re unfamiliar with Nipsey’s catalog, it’d be in your best interest to catch up. There’s a reason the whole world feels this loss. The man was easily one of hip hops biggest stars who did even more in his community. This one really hurts. Rest in paradise king.