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    After death, Nipsey Hussle’s sales and streams soar

    FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows rapper Nipsey Hussle at an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Hussle was shot and killed Sunday, March 31, 2019 outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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    This March 29, 2018 file photo shows rapper Nipsey Hussle at an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Hussle was shot and killed Sunday, March 31, 2019 outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles.

    As the world mourns the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, more people are listening to his music: His sales and streams have increased since he died Sunday.

    Nielsen Music tells The Associated Press that 2,000 copies of his albums were purchased the day he died, followed by 9,000 copies on Monday and 4,000 copies on Tuesday. That’s in contrast to last Friday and Saturday when he sold just a few albums — a number Nielsen Music said is too small to report.

    Hussle’s album ‘‘Victory Lap’’ is No. 1 on the iTunes albums chart, while his mixtape ‘‘Crenshaw’’ is No. 5. On Wednesday, 10 of the Top 50 songs on Apple Music belonged to Hussle.

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    Hussle was killed in front of his South Los Angeles clothing store Sunday.