Nipsey Hussle's music sales increase after his death
The late rapper saw a huge sales increase on both Amazon and iTunes.
Nipsey Hussle’s music continues to live on even after his death.
On Monday (April 1), the late rapper’s records saw a huge sales increase on both Amazon and iTunes following his tragic murder on Sunday (March 31). Hussle’s first and only album, Victory Lap, rose 500% on Amazon’s Movers & Shakers list all the way to No. 1, TMZ reports. The 14-track LP, featuring cameos by YG, Diddy, and Kendrick Lamar, was released in February 2018 and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In addition to nabbing the No. 1 spot on Amazon’s Movers & Shakers list in the wake of his death, the Los Angeles native occupied second, third, and fourth positions on the Movers & Shakers list with his previous mixtapes as fans and newcomers alike scrambled to hear his music.
Hussle (real name Ermias Asghedom) also made moves on Amazon’s overall bestseller digital music list as his Grammy-nominated album reportedly reached No. 2. By Tuesday afternoon (April 2), the father of two held the No. 1 position on the iTunes Top Albums chart and his single “Racks in the Middle” reached No. 10 on the iTunes Top Songs chart.
This comes after fans gathered for a vigil at his clothing store in Los Angeles on Monday night to celebrate his life and legacy. Although the event was eventually shut down after multiple people were injured over false reports of a shooting, Hussle’s memorial reportedly drew a crowd by the thousands serving as a testament to his impact on the community.
On Monday, LAPD also identified a 29-year-old suspect Eric Holder and a warrant has been issued for his arrest in connection to Hussle’s murder. Police are asking anyone with information regarding Holder’s whereabouts or Hussle’s shooting on Sunday to contact South Bureau Homicide at 323-786-5100.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Below, our gift guide highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds for anyone in need of a home refresh.
“REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy Rue counts down the top five moments from the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, including surprising wins, historic firsts, and dope performances. Sponsored by Amazon.
In this new episode of ‘Bet on Black,’ food and beverage take center stage as aspiring Black entrepreneurs from It’s Seasoned, Black Farmer Box, and Moors Brewing Co. present their business ideas to judges with mentorship from Melissa Butler. Watch here!
REVOLT is continuing its impactful partnership with Walmart by teaming up to showcase Black creatives at HBCUs all-across America. The panel consisted of three experienced, accomplished Black HBCU alumni: Actor and media personality Terrence J, entertainment attorney John T. Rose, and actress and “REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy-Rue McCullough.
Take a look inside the Makers Studio presented by Walmart at REVOLT WORLD, a space where Black creators could hone in on their brand and see it come to life.
The health of a community can often be traced to the health of the environment that surrounds it. In Atlanta, a woman named Dr. Jaqueline Echols has dedicated her life to helping ensure that people in economically underserved communities have clean rivers – for better health and for the joy of outdoor recreational space.
Fly Guy DC taps in with REVOLT WORLD attendees to learn what the Opportunity Center, presented by Walmart, means to them and their futures.
In the season finale of “Bet on Black,” special guest judge Ray J joins as the finalists take the main stage to show they have what it takes to win the $200,000 grand prize; Melissa Butler and Eunique Jones Gibson mentor. Presented by Target.
Walmart supports HBCU students and encourages them to be Black & Unlimited. Fly Guy DC talked to a few at REVOLT WORLD about how being an HBCU student has changed their lives.
In this exclusive interview, DDG opens up about his fashion inspiration, what drew him to girlfriend Halle Bailey, dealing with negative opinions about his relationship, and more. Read up!
Here’s a list of rappers who are named after food. Enjoy — or shall we say, “Bon appetit”?
The artist has remained remarkably consistent in her song lyrics about making money, telling off haters and feeling liberated since her debut.
The next time you’re looking for a caption for your perfectly curated Instagram, there’s a 95 percent chance that Drizzy’s got you!