News of his demise hit the world in the late hours of Sunday evening, when it was reported by the L.A police that the late rapper was shot dead in a possible murder incident in front of his clothing line store in Los Angeles.
In honoring the memory of the late Grammy nominee, fans around the world have not only taken to social media to pay their last respect and also demand for justice to be served, but seem to have patronized the rapper’s recorded songs more upon hearing the news. Sales of songs and albums by the late Nipsey’s, sold up to a maximum of 15,000 copies up 2,776 percent compared to the minimum of 1,000 sales recorded on Saturday, the day before his death on March 31.
Calculating the songs alone, they sold 13,000 downloads on Sunday, which is a huge increase up 2,588 percent as against less than 1,000 on Saturday. His albums also sold up to nearly 2,000 copies, a rise of 6,412 percent, which is an increment from the previously recorded minimal number before Sunday. The late Nipsey’s last released single ‘Racks in the Middle’, which features Roddy Rich and Hit Boy was in high demand on Sunday, as it sold nearly 3,000 downloads (an increase of 1,507 percent compared to a negligible total on Saturday).
The rapper’s debut album ‘Victory Lap’ which peaked at No.4 on Billboard 200 chart on March 3, 2018 also sold 1,000 copies on Sunday (up 4,400 percent). Following the outrage waged by music stars with the murder of Nipsey, the LAPD has assured a thorough investigation to be carried out in finding the culprits of the attack.
Several Hollywood stars and music giants have paid their last respect to the late rapper via social media, whiles expressing their rage in the murder of Nipsey. Meek Mill tweeted on Sunday evening, “Broke me…we really fighting for our lives against our own kind and really have to take risk and match the level of hatred that we are born in…I’m tired, prayers for my brother and his family.”
May his soul rest in peace.
By: Larry Adams