While Los Angeles and the Hip-Hop community prepare for his celebration of life service, Nipsey Hussle’s presence is felt on the Billboard chart.
The late rapper has seen his Victory Lap album re-enter the Billboard 200 chart, for a new high of the number two album, it originally debuted at the number four slot.
The album is not the only to impact the 200 charts: his Crenshaw mixtape made its debut at the number 63 position, followed by Slauson Boy 2 at number 109, The Marathon at Number 179 and Mailbox Money at number 192.
Singles from Hussle also have flooded the Billboard Hot 100. From Victory Lap, the Belly and Dom Kennedy-assisted “Double Up” is at number 65, “Last Time That I Checc’d” featuring YG and number 82 and Kendrick Lamar at number 93. Outside of Victory Lap, Nipsey’s “Racks in the Middle,” which is also his last song released is sitting at number 44. The single features Hit-Boy and Roddy Ricch.
The return of Victory Lap to the top five of the Billboard 200 marks the posthumous debut for Hussle. Across social media, the rapper has been celebrated for his contributions to his communities and Hip-Hop as a whole. Fans and artists have been visiting his Marathon store in Los Angeles to pay respects ahead of his celebration of life.
The celebration of life for Nipsey Hussle is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, from a sold-out Staples Center. The services reportedly sold out in under 20 minutes, with many tickets popping up on resale markets, eventually being shut down by the hosts. The procession to the ceremony will cover 25 miles of Los Angeles, traveling through the neighborhoods that he served, passing the location he was slain and finalizing at the Staples Center.
The celebration services will be aired on BET for those that are unable to make it to Los Angeles or were not a part of the digital dash for tickets.