West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle‘s Victory Lap is out here doing respectable numbers. The hip-hop artist’s newly released solo album has easily landed in the Top 5 of new music releases.
According to reports, Hussle’s studio release has moved almost 50,000 copies after its first 7 days of availability.
The powerful, Kendrick Lamar-helmed Black Panther soundtrack—spotlighted on Page 16 in this issue—spends its second week at #1 on the Top 50 Chart, moving nearly 125k via TDE/Aftermath/Interscope. That means it’s now approaching 300k. As for the debuts, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap (Atlantic) and Brandi Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You (Low Country/Elektra) serve as the only new releases in the Top 50. They land at #4 and #5 with 47k+ and 38k+, respectively. (HITS Daily Double)
Over the past few days, various hip-hop studs from Rick Ross to Game have celebrated Nipsey’s new release.
Never thought the young nigga that gave me his demo on Crenshaw at a red light would ever turn out to be one of my favorite West Coast MC’s…. just like I told you that day when you handed it to me nigga, “if you want it it’s yours”…. proud of you homie #LAshit #FuckWhoDontGetIt #VictoryLap @nipseyhussle