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Rick Ross Surges Out Of His Slump Thanks To “Suicide Squad”

It took the combined powers of Jared Leto and Skrillex, but Rick Ross is back on the Billboard Hot 100.

Taken from the soundtrack to the summer blockbuster Suicide Squad, the Miami rapper’s ”Purple Lamborghini” climbed to #33 in its second week on the singles chart. Benefiting from the film’s success as well as EDM superstar Skrillex’s co-credit, his track leapt 57 places from last week’s debut position at #90.

“Purple Lamborghini” marks the Maybach Music Group boss’ first single to reach the upper third of the Hot 100 as a non-featured artist in more than five years. He last achieved such heights for one of his own tracks in January of 2011 when the Drake-assisted Teflon Don cut “Aston Martin Music” reached No. 30.

While none of his solo album tracks released since then have performed as well on the Hot 100, he’s fared better as a featured guest on other artists’ singles including Ace Hood’s “Bugatti” in 2011, Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” in 2013, and Chris Brown’s “New Flame” in 2014

 

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