Wiz Khalifa's Paul Walker Tribute 'See You Again' Is First Hip-Hop Video to Reach 1 Billion Views

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Wiz Khalifa at the Billboard Music Awards

The video includes shots of Khalifa and Puth intercut with poignant ones of Walker and his 'Fast and the Furious' crew.

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" just became the first hip-hop video to hit 1 billion YouTube views, proving its widespread impact as a touching tribute.

The song, featured on Fast and the Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, pays homage to the film's late and formerly leading actor, Paul Walker.

The response is well deserved, as shots of Khalifa and Puth are intercut with poignant ones of Walker and his F&F crew.

The song's viral accomplishments are indicative not only of the genre's mainstream ascendance, but of Khalifa's ongoing commercial appeal and Walker's still-dedicated fan base. There's a sense of comfort that his legacy still lives on. 

Watch the video below.

This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.

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