Following reports of Nipsey Hussle’s album sales landing him the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200, the publication has revealed that four of his records have debuted on the Hot 100 chart.
“Racks in the Middle,” his most recent single, is the highest-charting record of the four, earning the No. 45 spot. The song was released Feb. 15 and features fellow California natives Hit-Boy and Roddy Ricch.
The other three records all come from Victory Lap. “Double Up,” featuring Belly and Dom Kennedy landed at No. 65; “Last Time That I Checc’d,” his anthemic collab with YG, earned the No. 82 position; and the Kendrick Lamar-assisted “Dedication” reached No. 93.
This marks the first time in his career that Nip has reached the Hot 100 chart as the primary act. In 2012, he appeared on the YG single “Snitches Ain’t” alongside Tyga and Snoop Dogg.
Nipsey’s untimely death shook not only the hip-hop community, but also the city of Los Angeles. His life and legacy will be honored on Thursday at the Staples Center, as his funeral procession will span 25 miles through the city. After a petition reached almost half a million signatures, an intersection in L.A. will be named after him.