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Nipsey Hussle's music sales increase after his death

Terry Carter

 // Apr 2, 2019

Nipsey Hussle // Artist Instagram

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.

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