Static Major Earns Second Posthumous Hot 100 Hit With Drake's 'After Dark'

Static Major Earns Second Posthumous Hot 100 Hit With Drake's 'After Dark'

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He first hit the Hot 100 in 2008, on Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop”

Late Louisville, Ky.-based rapperStatic Major, who died in 2008, earns his secondtotal andposthumous hit on theStreets Talkin Hot 100chart (datedJuly 14), as Drake's”After Dark,”featuringStaticMajor and Ty Dolla $ign, debuts at No. 41.

The song, from Drake'srecord-breakingnew Streets Talkin 200 No. 1 albumScorpion,concurrently debuts on the Streaming Songs chart at No. 28, garnering 22.8 million U.S. streams in the tracking weekending July 5, according to Nielsen Music.

“Dark”becomes Static Major's second Hot 100 hit, followinghis featured turn onLil Wayne's”Lollipop.”The track spent five weeks atop the Hot 100in 2008 (beginning thatMay 3, shortly after Static Major's passing), 10 weeks atop the Radio Songs chart and 14 weeks attheHotRap Songs summit.

Static Major became theseventh artist with a posthumous Hot 100 No. 1, and the third rapper(following the Notorious B.I.G. in 1997 and Soulja Slim in 2004).

The MC, whose real name was Stephen Ellis Garrett,diedat age 33 onFeb. 25, 2008,from internal bleeding caused by an autoimmune disorder.