Nipsey Hussle Posthumously Debuts Four Songs On Billboard Hot 100
'Racks in the Middle' starts at No. 44.
Three of the tracks, "Double Up," featuring Belly and Dom Kennedy, "Last Time That I Checc'd," featuring YG, and "Dedication," featuring Kendrick Lamar, are from the rapper's 2018 album Victory Lap, which re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 2, a new peak.
The highest-debuting of the quartet is "Racks in the Middle," featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy, the last single that Hussle released during his lifetime. The song arrived on Feb. 15 and its official video dropped on Feb. 22. It enters the Hot 100 at No. 44 largely on the strength of streaming, up 508% to 16.5 million U.S. streams in the week ending April 4, according to Nielsen Music.
Prior to this week, Hussle had reached the Hot 100 with one title, for a single week, as featured on YG's "Snitches Ain't," also featuring Tyga and Snoop Dogg. The track spent a frame on the Hot 100, at No. 100, on Feb. 25, 2012.
Here is a look at all four of Hussle's songs on the new, April 13-dated Hot 100. All are debuts:
Hot 100 Rank, Title
No. 44, "Racks in the Middle," feat. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
No. 65, "Double Up," featuring Belly & Dom Kennedy
No. 82, "Last Time That I Checc'd," feat. YG
No. 93, "Dedication," feat. Kendrick Lamar
Notably, Hit-Boy (real name: Chauncey Hollis, Jr.) and Dom Kennedy (real name: Dominic Hunn) both earn their first career Hot 100 entries, thanks to "Racks " and "Double Up," respectively.
Nipsey Hussle (real name: Ermias Joseph Asghedom) was fatally shot outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31. He was 33.