Tay-K’s “The Race” has gone platinum

The incarcerated rapper’s breakout single has hit another milestone.

January 18, 2018

Tay-K's single "The Race" has been certified platinum, the R.I.A.A. announced this week. The video for the song was released on June 30, 2017, and was reportedly filmed after Tay-K had fled house arrest (Tay-K was awaiting trial for the murder of 21 year old Ethan Walker. He will be tried as an adult).

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Since its release, the music video has amassed over 107 million views. The song's popularity has led to remixes by artists like Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, and Young Nudy, and a peak of No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100 in September.

Tay-K (real name Taymor Travon McIntyre) is currently facing two murder charges and one count of aggravated robbery.

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