He first hit the Hot 100 in 2008, on Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop”
Late Louisville, Ky.-based rapper Static Major, who died in 2008, earns his second total and posthumous hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated July 14), as Drake's “After Dark,” featuring StaticMajor and Ty Dolla $ign, debuts at No. 41.
The song, from Drake's record-breaking new Billboard 200 No. 1 album Scorpion, 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, following his featured turn on Lil Wayne's “Lollipop.” The track spent five weeks atop the Hot 100 in 2008 (beginning that May 3, shortly after Static Major's passing), 10 weeks atop the Radio Songs chart and 14 weeks at the Hot Rap Songs summit.
Static Major became the seventh 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, died at age 33 on Feb. 25, 2008, from internal bleeding caused by an autoimmune disorder.