Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/20/2013

A$AP Rocky's "Long.Live.A$AP" is 2013's first #1 Hip Hop album - and by a landslide margin. Sho Baraka is the latest former 116 Clique member to smash the charts with "Talented 10th."

Hip Hop has its first #1 debut of 2013. A$AP Rocky's debut album Long.Live.A$AP earned the Harlem, New York emcee the coveted spot on the charts. This is also the first #1 Polo Grounds Music, the RCA label Rocky is signed to, which has previously released albums from Pitbull, Yo Gotti and Hurricane Chris.

The only other addition to the charts this week came courtesy of Christian Hip Hop vet Sho Baraka. The Lions & Liars label artist's Talented 10th release, which features Tedashii and J.R.

Notably absent from the Top 200 was Nas' Life Is Good, who missed the rankings for the first time since its summer release.

Long.Live.A$AP Lives Up To Its Name On The Charts

Following appearances on T.I.'s Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, Big Boi's Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors and Usher's Looking For Myself, the 24 year-old breakout star of the A$AP Mob found a benchmark first week with his own Long.Live.A$AP. The RCA/Polo Grounds release sold nearly 140,000 units earning the emcee a #1 spot - over 60,000 units ahead of Kidz Bop 23.

Rocky's retail follow-up to 2011's Live.Love.A$AP includes appearances from stars such as Drake, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz, as well as a Internet-touted posse cut ("1 Train") of digital stars such as Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T. and Danny Brown. The album also boasts production from Noah "40" Shebib, Danger Mouse and Hit-Boy, with his mixtape collaborator Clams Casino. The album is backed off of single "Fuckin' Problems."

With a wide-open week of January underway, this album may hold its spot for an encore.

Sho Baraka's Talented 10th Knows How To Sell Chapters

116 Clique alum Sho Baraka's third studio album, Talented 10th scored the Alberta, Canada-born Christian Rap star a #94 debut. The effort marks Baraka's first album without Reach Records, where he found success on 2007's Turn My Life Up and especially 2010's Lions & Liars - a project he would subsequently name his label after.  

Talented 10th is broken into chapters (as songs), with "Chapter 9: Jim Crow" being the break-out single.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/20/2013

#1. A$AP Rocky - Long.Live.A$AP - 139,000 (139,000)

#14. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head - 19,000 (330,000)

#15. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 18,000 (272,000)

#16. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - 18,000 (657,000)

#43. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.F.I.C. - 9,500 (289,000)

#56. Game - Jesus Piece - 7,200 (177,000)

#57. Chief Keef - Finally Rich - 7,100 (106,000)

#59. 2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story - 6,800 (509,000)

#94. Sho Baraka - Talented 10th - 3,700 (4,000)

#134. Big Boi - Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors - 2,600 (59,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.

Will A$AP Rocky grab a second #1 with LongLiveA$AP? Check back next week on HipHopDX.

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159 Comments

  • Jake

    Poor Game. Jesus Piece was a really good album but not great and he deserves higher numbers. Overall rating on Jesus Piece: 7.5-8/10

  • Anonymous

    Didn't anyone tell you? Music videos are dead.

  • Anonymous

    "one thing ricky will never have is respect" He's worked with Drake, Jay Z, Jadakiss, Dre, Jamie Foxx, R. Kelly, etc. I'd say that's plenty of respect right there.

    • Anonymous

      giving someone a verse in exchange for a stack of cash does not equate to respect. why didnt jay or dre show up to do a music video for "3 kings", the most anticipated song on his album?

  • ed richards

    Kendrick lamar should be the top one. ...You should really listen to g watsky hes actually pretty good.

  • Anonymous

    "but why he cant he sell 1 million copies of 1 album like his peers" Cause most of today's so called fans steal everything instead of paying for it. And even when Kendrick does sells a mill (after a year lol) he still won't have total album sales higher than Ross. Call your doctor cause that one had to hurt.

    • Anonymous

      After Kendrick drops 5 albums, then we can this discussion. You're comparison is irrelevant.

    • Anonymous

      ross is 11 yrs older than kendrick and been in the game much longer so you cant really compare 5 albums to 1 by the time kendrick is rickys age we can talk one thing ricky will never have is respect. or a classic album. or a 6-pack.

  • Anonymous

    "but constantly defends rick ross ass for NEVER going platinum even though he been out since 06" He's sold 4 million albums, half a man. Has Kendrick sold 1? That must have hurt.

    • Anonymous

      but why he cant he sell 1 million copies of 1 album like his peers? even kendrick going platinum before ricky, thats gonna hurt

  • Anonymous

    Tip's next album will sell much more cause he'll finally have the hype if he signs with Dre or Jay-Z

  • Anonymous

    "There's a BIG difference between Drake & Kendrick" I love how you make excuses for certain artists that you like. Everything's fair game out on the shelf, and numbers don't lie. Kendrick is doing great, but it's still taking him alot longer to push past 1 mill sold than it is other artists. Why is that? Every rapper co-signs him. He has a platinum single. WOM is definately out there.

  • m.black

    Who the fuck is buying that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis shit??? There's definitely something up with that one...I even listened to it. It ain't my taste but it damn sure aint what the numbers are suggesting

  • Anonymous

    "Recovery sold 741,000 copies 1st week. What's your point, quote-man?" My point half a man is it's taken Kendrick 3 months just to do a little more than what Drake did in a week. Who cares how many years ago it was. It's still the truth whether you see it or not.

    • Anonymous

      quote man says who cares how many years ago it was but constantly defends rick ross ass for NEVER going platinum even though he been out since 06 when everyone was still going plat like jeezy

    • Anonymous

      Yo you can't compare RandB to that Real Hip Hop shit. Its that simple

    • Anonymous

      There's a BIG difference between Drake & Kendrick. Drake is a pop star with more hits and hype than Kendrick and a bigger budget. Also, this is Kendrick's major label debut, while Drake already released two albums. You can't compare the two, dumbass.

  • Anonymous

    "I clealy said "WHO ELSE ON HERE (As in rappers on this weeks article on hhdx) sold 657k in 3 months" Take Care sold what, 630,000 1st week. That was first week. Not 3 months later. Stop getting star struck.

  • Anonymous

    "You gotta realize, not everyone's gonna sell the same numbers. not everyone can sell a lot" I wasn't criticizing him. He's still outselling Game, T.I., Kanye, etc. It just seems with all the hype he'd be selling more. Maybe that's the downside. You get accepted, but still have to struggle to reach the level where most people are ready to call you a star.

    • ^

      Your opinion, dude. Others would disagree. I expected to do the numbers he got now. He did better numbers than most dudes who had more hype, singles all over radio/BET/MTV, high budget videos, etc. That's something. Be proud of his success. He ain't always going to do Jay-Z/Kanye/Eminem/Wayne/Drake numbers.

    • tipster

      Who's outselling Tip & kanye??

  • Anonymous

    Just went to Billboard and just found out something crazy. Not only is A$AP Rocky's LongLiveA$AP the #1 album in the Billboard 200, but Macklemore's Thrift Shop is the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Hip-hop is ruling the charts.

  • Anonymous

    "joe biden got bars for days" Sure, and Richard Gere is a Crip.

  • Anonymous

    "who else on here sold 657k in 3 months??" Taylor Swift went platinum in a week. It shouldn't take you half a year to go platinum. That's a long grind.

    • Anonymous

      fucking Quoteman. For someone who quotes everything, do you not even read the quotes? I clealy said "WHO ELSE ON HERE (As in rappers on this weeks article on hhdx) sold 657k in 3 months" which was in response to another clown saying kendrick was "taking forever to go platinum"

    • Anonymous

      Taylor's not a hip-hop artist, though. She's a country-pop artist, so you can't compare her to Kendrick, who doesn't have half of the exposure that she has. For someone like Kendrick, 657k are good numbers, better than half of these rappers out now. You gotta realize, not everyone's gonna sell the same numbers. not everyone can sell a lot.

  • YEBO

    THE FACT THAT MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE ACTUALLY PAID FOR CHIEF KEEF ALBUM IS JUST THE PROOF THAT OUR GENERATION IS REAL DUMB. HOW COULD SOMEBODY BUY FINALLY RICH AND NOT COP LAST BIG BOI'S ALBUM. THESE FANS NOWADAYS JUST SUCK, PART OF THEM SUPPORTS DUMBASS HIP HOP LIKE CHIEF KEEF, ANOTHER PART LISTENS TO IRRELEVANT 90S RAPPERS AND COMPLAIN HOW THINGS CHANGED. Y'ALL OVERLOOK THAT REAL RAPPERS AND LEGENDS LIKE LUPE FIASCO, NAS, KANYE WEST, WIZ KHALIFA, GUCCI MANE, RAEKWON, RICK ROSS, YOUNG JEEZY, COMMON AND WAKA FLOCKA FLAME ARE STILL IN THE GAME. EVEN ASAP ROCKY IS THE SHIT, CONGRATULATIONS TO HIM FOR SELLING MORE THAN 139K COPIES IN THE FIRST WEEK, THAT SHIT LEAKED LIKE MONTH AGO, EVERYBODY HEARD IT AND HE HAS SUCH A STRONG FANBASE THAT THEY STILL WERE ABLE TO PICK UP THEIR LAZY ASSES AND BUY IT. HE IS THE FUTURE OF HIP HOP ALONGSIDE WITH EMCEES I MENTIONED. WE SHOULD ALL STOP PEOPLE LIKE CHIEF KEEF IN ORDER TO KEEP HIP HOP'S CREDIBILITY AND NOT GIVING YOUNG PEOPLE BAD ROLE MODEL BECAUSE HE IS NOT NORMAL. BOYCOTT CHIEF KEEF!

    • Anonymous

      Wiz Khalifa and Wacka Flocka legends!!?!?! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • ^

      Wow, qwerty. Everything you said is a bunch of bullshit. All of these niggas, minus Jeezy, are retarded and can't rap. Waka is FAR from intellegent and, yes, he is one of the worst rappers around. Ross' music sucks, period. Despite the production, it lacks substance and Ross is very one-dimensional as a rapper. His music is nothing like movies. He's definitely a bad role model for endorsing a lifestyle he never lived. Wiz sucks, period. Gucci's work ethic is nothing to applaud and he's the opposite of a lyrical genius. A 3 year old can rap better than Gucci's retarded ass. What Anonymous #2 said was nothing but truth; it's not the dumbest post ever. You took that title with your bullshit ass comment.

    • qwerty

      "Wiz, Gucci, Ross, Jeezy, and Waka Flocka are not real rappers/legends. These niggas are just like Chief Keef" - this is probably the dumbest post ever (not counting trolls) what's the difference? Chief Keef acts like a dumb wannabe gangbanger, in 17 he has more legal trouble than most of the rappers in their whole life, what the fuck he thinks he is the next DMX? Besides that, he is a ignorant uneducated dumbass who brainwashes minds of young people, promoting and glamorising violence, lack of wisdom, education and common sense not only though his music, but in his real life. Most of his songs does not make any sense and he is rapping about nothing most of the time. The only reason why I ever played his song was either the instrumental (Young Chop is great) or guests. And on top of that, he tried to copy southern trap music and its attitude, it sounds like a fucking parody and he puts Chi-town into a shame. Waka is maybe an ignorant rapper too but in real life and interviews he sounds like an intelligent person. lyrically he is not Nas or Kendrick but definitely not the worst rapper alive. Jeezy maybe raps about drugs and stuff but from different perspective. He got better voice, better flow and better lyrics than Chief Keef and he doesn't act like a dumbass when you see him in media. And he is one of the biggest motivators in rap music. Have you heard songs like "The Inspiration", "Dreamin'", "Hypnotize", "I luv it", "Let's get it" and others? Chief keef will never be able to match any of his songs. I turn on Young Jeezy everytime I'm exercising, working on something and it motivates me to work harder. Plus he is respected by veterans such as Bun B. Ross is entertainer, he raps about drugs and crime but definitely he is not a bad role model. I really like his songs, I try to feel it like a movie, I don't care if it's real or not as long as it is entertaining. Plus he has a good beat and guest selection, he knows which topic fits good with instrumental, he is able to pick an ideal guest to any song. Wiz is all about his weed, he is probably influenced by Snoop, if he is good or bad, that's questionable but he is more years in game than Chief and he is far better than him too. Gucci maybe acts sometimes like dumbass but his work ethic is incredible and he is a lyrical genius in a certian way, he is able to spit some absurd verses that NO ONE can ever match. And also he, Jeezy, T.I., Ross, Waka and others contributed to success of trap music, Chief Keef just jumped on a bandwagon in the right time, but nobody in the south respects him (I don't know but I hope so).

    • Anonymous

      YEBO, I was with you until the second paragraph. Wiz, Gucci, Ross, Jeezy, and Waka Flocka are not real rappers/legends. These niggas are just like Chief Keef: they're wack rappers who makes wack music. They actually paved the way for Chief Keef. Do hip-hop a favor; stop supporting these wack rappers like the ones I mentioned and buy albums from Kendrick, T.I., A$AP, Big Boi, Macklemore, etc.

    • Anonymous

      what the difference between chief keef and gucci mane though? you seem biased

  • Harlem stand up

    Harlem hasn't had a rapper with a # 1 since Cam'ron went to The Roc. Kendrick album is doing like Nicki's album was doing before the re up.

  • Anonymous

    A$AP, Kendrick, Mackelmore, T.I., and even wack-ass 2Chainz (whose album sucked dick) are doing good numbers. Everyone else flopped.

  • Ricky Rozay

    Rick Ross haters are by far the worst They like to bring up the fact that hes fat (which means nothing), and the fact that he was a CO when he was NINETEEN while conveniently overlooking the fact that he blew up in 06 (when he was 30), so while they like to say he is the fakest rapper ever, and he never sold dope, they themselves have to no proof for that claim. Really? You were alongside him for 11 years, and you know for a FACT that he didnt slang? Doubt that, specially when real niggaz from Miami vouch for him. Theres so many real niggaz that have vouched for Ross over the years, outside the rap game Not to mention, Ross is from Carol City, the meanest part of Miami. He ran with the Boobie Boys (the gang that ran Miamis drug scene) and Ross was KENNETH BOOBIE WILLIAMS' FUCKING PROTEGE for godsakes Also, Gunplay is BY FAR the realest nigga in rap (this is not up for a debate). Do you think hed not only work with Ross, but be Ross' right hand man if he thought for one second Ross was a fake? Also, Chief Keef is a real nigga (how long is his rap sheet, specially for a 17 y/o), and hes worked with Ross So many people in the rap game acknowledge/respect Ross, validating him. You think an artist would work with Ross if they thought he was a fraud? Ross was the only rapper that was featured on Nas' Life is Good, a testament to how good of an MC he is. The only niggaz that dont fuck with Ross is 50 Cent (whos fallen off so damn hard) & Jeezy (who got mad jealous of Ross). Unless your favorite rapper is one of someone underground, chances are your favorite rapper likes/and has worked with Ross before. I saw so many people yell Please no Ross in that thread about Kanyes 6th album features. But guess what, Kanye LOVES Ross!!!!! Bawse!!!!!!!!!!

    • Different Levels of the Game

      Yeah, people don't even understand the CO hustle for streets cats. If your record is good enough to be a CO, it's so much money to be made by allowing contraband in the facility or bringing it in yourself. Most street cats usually get their girlfriends to be CO's and twerk it like that. Don't hate Ross because he was able to make alot of money being a crooked CO and never got caught. He ain't about to snitch on himself, just to prove something to you squares. Real criminals know how things work behind the g wall.

    • foreal

      Did wikipedia tell you that? Ross sucks and has nothing to rap about other then dope, cars and cribs

    • Anonymous

      why you talking about ross on here? what he sell this week? he not even on the charts, meek neither, their albums not selling anymore so dont bring that bullshit into the sales page

    • Anonymous

      Your comment is BULLSHIT!!

  • JERZZZ

    This nigga ASAP in Paris right now rockin leather mini skirts at fuckin fashion week and y'all sending his album up the charts. What part of the game is that? You lil niggas got your priorities all the way fucked up. What happened to a nigga with a dope flow and intelligent rhymes? You niggas make hip hop look stupid.

    • Ny is coming back

      I guess you are really going to promote this shit now. Its cool this nigga a hater. I ain't no little nigga talking and im co-signing ASAP shit. So whats the excuse now. Nerds come online talking about only white girls and homosexuals buy this and that. Why you nerds come on every blog and say the same shit about every artist yall don't like.

    • Anonymous

      You are deaf dumb and stupid,

  • OoooOhhhh

    Lets see 50 cent can beat A$AP Rocky

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  • I Was Made For Hating You Niggas

    That nigga Kendrick steady moving units that shit will be platinum by April

  • Anonymous

    jp still there without second single.

  • Adam Hussein

    Big Boi not moving big numbers demonstrates quality doesn't mean shit to consumers anymore. All the people on this whole site talking about money and the numbers prove it. You base your opinions on who gets the PR campaigns, who moves the most units, and how much cash they claim to have. Nothing about your interpretation of the quality of the music or how the art manifests itself in the lyricism.

  • Doubl Negative

    Planet Asia, Alchemist, Ill Bill, Oh No and Evidence may not sell the most units this year, but they're the dudes whose albums I'm looking forward to this year. ASAP may appeal to white girls and homosexuals, but real niggas who appreciate real hip-hop don't fuck with that kind of music so it's irrelevant how many records dude sold 'cause his fans aren't from the indigenous hip-hop community. 1 Train might be an OK record, but only because of Danny Brown and Bronson's involvement and they both bodied Rocky on that joint. We need to reclaim hip-hop back from parasitic hipsters who've fuck-up our music for the past ten years. They've commandeerd the scene and haven't contributed anything other than making rappers feel obliged to attenuate their music to appease Middle-America. This gentrification, contamination and infestation has spread across our whole culture and if it's not abated as Cube sad, "Soon hip-hop won't be so nice/No Ice Cube, just Vanilla Ice".

    • @Jerzzz NY is coming back

      Like i said you online niggas be taking niggas personal lifes to serious. But like Jersey niggas do a bunch of dick riding thats why niggas in Jersey are claiming Gang sets from cali and shit. Niggas always following niggas out there. I guess you do the same, cause by your comments im supposed to follow what other niggas do in Harlem. Exactly. Now like i said, Dude music is hot. Sure older niggas in Harlem (35 plus) don't fuck with his shit but younger niggas do fuck with his shit. Can't really even say older niggas don't fuck with his shit cause one of my niggas gave his shit a chance and he fucks with his shit now. Also no where in your comment do you talk about the actual music. You just talk about a bunch of Gay shit like a some online jealous nerd nigga. I hear nothing gay in Asap's music. Also dude be spitting some reality shit but i guess a hating ass nigga like you won't respect that. Also dude doesn't even rhyme to downsouth trap sounding beats. He rhymes to more of a Midwest sound(Bone Thugs kinda sound) but he chop and screw his voice on some Houston shit. So niggas think his biting downsouth but all he is doing is mixing all that shit up together. Dude is nice stop hating.

    • JERZZZ

      @Ny Is coming back Homie if you 30 and you from Harlem and you cosingning this faggot shit, on your word ill have to take it that the whole Harlem fell the fuck off. Now I know niggas in Harlem, and they aint fucking with dude. So whats that say about you. Think about it

    • Ny is coming back

      You niggas hating on ASAP i guarantee you niggas didn't hear his shit or his music. Im 30 years and im from Harlem. I ain't one of these little niggas who come on these boards hating. But ASAP may do weird shit but dude is legit as far as making music and his lyrics are solid. Better then most. Im a big Nas fan this ain't coming from whoever other artist fans you niggas hate. ASAP got some shit. Whats wrong with you niggas is niggas come on here take what niggas do in their personal lifes to serious. I don't fuck with no gay shit and maybe this nigga ASAP dress weird. But dude is nice and his debut is as good as GKMC.(but not quite their as far as the overall concept) He shit is hot and if you want to hate cool. But don't make it seem like the little nigga aint nice cause he is.

    • Looga

      The nigga said white girls and homosexuals lmao

    • Anonymous

      ......evidence.....really? Kendrick lamar>>>>everyone you mentioned minus alchemist

  • ok

    How the F.. is wiz selling more than The Game???? wiz album was kinda trashy compared to Jesus Piece. Interscope is the worst major label.

  • yo

    yo wtf im surprisedd asaps album aint all that his mixtpe was way better the album kinda trash

  • Anonymous

    In one week A$AP Rocky damn near caught Game's ass...and I bet Game's album is by far better than A$AP's...but the masses don't believe you anymore Jayceon you fuckin cornball...shout out to VH1 for cancelling this fuck niggas lame ass show too...nigga you ain't TIP, can't you tell from the record sells...pahahahaha...#GKMC

    • Anonymous

      yea JP is trash.... the above 2 commentors go home and slap on their yayo albums. gtho game dropped his 5th album with 1 single. JP kills TIP's album and ASAP's bruh

    • Anonymous

      nope asap album is right under kendricks album JP is trash

  • Bizzalls

    YO, Asap ROcky is FUCKING TRASH YO. That album is so garbage! He needs to use down south beats to get a buzz. FUckin pathetic prick. That's why you gets no respect in NYC and from NY Artists. You don't even have an east coast sound you faggot prick who wears dresses! Fuck that OchoCinco lookin muthafucka! He is wack! I'd rather see Joey Badass sell like that. At least he keeps it east coast, man. Asap's a fuckin clown. Besides, 130k ain't even that much anyway. 2 Chainz sold more than that!

    • Anonymous

      i bet he still has more money than yo bitch ass!!!

    • Anonymous

      2Chainz sold about the same and had infintely more promotion and his album didn't get leaked A MONTH EARLY. Also maybe he likes the southern sound more? People still have this beyond stupid city/region mentality? Grow up. And Joey Bada$$ is wack dude doesn't even rap he just talks on the mic.

  • SMH

    Considering all the hype behind these artists, for the exception of Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz EVERYONE of these album was a flop! This generation considers failure a success, love is the new hate, gay is cool to ya, dressing gay is even cooler... SMFH! Where's the south at? LMAO... One of your biggest artists hasn't even reached 100,000 sales yet! SMFH! And T.I.'s album isn't that hot! Those numbers are probably a little cooked like Baby likes to do for YMCMB artists. I can't see 300,000 people picking T.I. over Big Boi... Just saying!

    • BP

      first of all, sales keep winding down cause of people leeching albums more and more and how many hits does T.I. have? how many hits does Big Boi, on his own, have? fuckin idiot

  • BLACK

    CONGRATS TO A$AP...THATS PRETTY GOOD CONSIDERING THE EARLY LEAK!!

  • Kramer

    Big Boi has the best album on that list.

  • Anonymous

    Slow down lovers of Kendrick. It's taking him forever just to go platinum. Also, RIP to those #'s for Big Boi. He can't even outsell Chief Keef lol

  • PuCho

    ASAP doing solid numbers even with the leak, if good kid maad city keeps going steady with those numbers its definitely going platinum.

    • Nemesis

      ^yo dumbass comparin a rookie like a$ap to jay-z,50,eminem,an lil wayne smh the nigga was nominated for xxl freshman last year an u think hes gna sell like niggas who were in their prime during the CD era...for a nigga whos album leaked a month ago, whos still a rookie in the game, 130,000 is great dumb nigga...his album came out a week ago an its about the same number as niggas like nas and big boi an game in the same time periods, he outsold big boi by alot smh gets ur facts str8

    • SMH

      "solid numbers"???? LMFAO at you settle for less, pick and choose clowns! That's a flop thanks to all the leaches downloading his shit for free! If 50, Eminem, Jay-Z wack ass Lil' Wayne do those numbers the crabs come out in full force saying that they flopped but this dress wearing ass clown does 139k and that's solid... SMH!

  • Eye Control

    Nobody from the south has sold as much as A$AP Rocky did first week in years. Not to mention he has the best posse cut of the year, 1 Train. But I think yellow wolf stole the show on that one. I'm a big A$AP fan but there's lots of great new artists out there, Big Krit, J Cole, Kendick Lamar, and Slaughterhouse. Right now I'm waiting for Joe Biden's debut No Love Lost. It might not sell much but you can bet that Eminem will lay down some of the best verses of the year on that album.

  • tipster

    Tip is selling well...Great album and the most successful rap album that's dropped in the past couple months...His sequel will be even bigger

    • tipster

      Right..and with dis album all he really did was get his name back out there & let ppl know he's still one of the top artist

    • christ

      He's back in game still on the top respect that hustle trouble will be gold and platinum at the same time

  • Verse

    Hip Hop album sales this week: Big Boi (of Outkast) is at 59,000. Chief Keef is at 106K. I wish I could blast a flame thrower at the youth of hip hop today. The End.

  • Jesus

    All of you idiots thinking hiphop is dead need to realize the era we live in. Rap listeners probably lead the forefront for illegally downloaded music not only because of the genre's fans but also the nature of the genre. Music is released often sometimes for free sometimes for a charge, but there's websites that allow for free downloads. Also most of raps listeners are smart enough or have used the internet long enough (like the genre itself) to figure out how to download music illegally Other genres on the other hand (take taylor swift and country for example), don't have the same demographic that rap does. There's also not sites dedicated to dropping country music tracks for free so people buy the album. Also the demographic for an artist like taylor swift is either young or old (which are either too young or too old to have figured out how to download illegally). You need to realize in this day and age rap is going to sell less and other genre's, because of the demographic of the fans are going to continue to sell more. It'll be interesting to see in the future when taylor's fans grow up and start downloading music illegally, how her numbers will do then

  • wouzi

    game flopped real bad

  • truth

    all of that hype and only 139k? Jesus. Atleast the people hyping Kendrick Lamar actually bought his album.

  • matt

    Asap Rocky is just not that good, He reminds me of lil wayne and I hate lil wayne. Kendrick lamar, Ab-soul, Game, hell even big boi outdo him.

  • wouzi

    kendrick is going platinum n congrats to macklemore for getting that indie gwap. lol!!!!!!!! indie niggas are selling more than major niggas. tip,wiz,big boi and meek flopped real bad

  • Anonymous

    God damn, ASAP outsold Big Boi in a week.

  • Anonymous

    Lol. Macklemore not even breaking 500K. These fucking hipsters need to get off his dick already.

    • Anonymous

      donnis mac ethered yall damn

    • Anonymous

      Macklemore sucks. These faggots up here in Seattle think he's the second comping of Tupac. They're gonna be buying his album in a thift shop in six months.

    • donnis mac

      Allow me to respond to your "Roots" slave rip-off screen name. I said for them to OFFER FACTS to the NUMBERS that were typed, NOT WHO MAKES MORE, a major artist or independent. You're so smart you can't READ and COMPREHEND.

    • kuto kende

      @donnis Mac you are a fucking idiot everyone knows that independent artist get more dollars for albums sold than majors do, independent doesnt get as much exposure as the major label artists do thats why they get more money for their albums its not a mystery you dont have to sit in a fucking execs chair to fucking know that you dumb shit

    • Anonymous

      Those numbers he gave are bs, but you can be sure macklemore getting stacked out way more per unit than keef

    • donnis mac

      How do you know Keef AND Macklemore's rates per unit sold? Feel free to offer factual URL links and .pdf's with paperwork on label stationery. Until then you are NOTHING but an armchair recording industry executive.

    • Anonymous

      he outsold artist on major labels with no record deal. so while cheif keef makes $1.07 off each cd macklemore and ryan lewis making $7 per album. you stupid dooshbag. go get raped by an elephant

    • Anonymous

      no one is breaking 500k except kendrick and 2chainz macklemore in independent so 272k is great for them

  • gsonii

    Numbers are pathetic for such a slow point.

  • Killem Dafoe

    Big Boi always put out good stuff. Kendrick Lamar is dope. I fucks with T.I. Y'all should be bumping that Wu-Block tho...

  • Anonymous

    its funny how niggas say asap rocky a flop. shit, he still doing a ton of shows.its all about making money doing shows. i wish the niggas that dissing can youtube what they're doing so we can see how you make your money!!

  • Anonymous

    When you do the math, i.e. how much Sony ** PAID ** for all the A$$WIPE hype... Shit is a fucking flop, those those sweet dicksucking lips might hold off the bean counters long enough he can make it up on the road (which Sony gets another big piece of).

    • donnis mac

      Like this "laughterhouse" dude right here THA TRUTH. He was on every single Slaughterhouse thread talking like he knows what Interscope paid/owed/made, now he's here talking about what Sony did for Rocky (speaking on Joell's weight and Rocky's lips is ridiculously suspect). The consummate "armchair recording industry executive" school kid with internet access.

  • THA TRUTH

    Jesus piece selling well, no second single yet, no tour and he pushed 177k...thats a success no matter how u try and look at it..classics sell themselves...support Game, support real hiphop

    • donnis mac

      Have you ever heard of a "guest appearance" anonymous? Touring means you will end up in one of those features' region or they are touring in your region, or he CAN do a 20 minute set with his verses on certain songs and if it's a well known feature you can do it and let the CROWD PARTICIPATION settle in. Do you all actually get out there and go to shows? Or is this when you PROVE you are KIDS, and just fly off at the mouth when you have NO KNOWLEDGE of how things work?

    • Anonymous

      on the real though, how does game tour an album with 30+ features? does he just do 1 min from each song or does he play an mp3 of the parts?

    • donnis mac

      That was me Tha Truth. I'm talking about people like "s", who act like they saw the label memo's about budget costs and target profit margins and were at the conference room meetings. They only look at Wednesday numbers and swear they can determine a flop.

    • Come on

      @anonymous Actually games album has a ton of of songs that could be singles you've obviously haven't heard the album I'll help you, "Jesus Piece","Church"(for sure),"All that", "Ali Bombaye", this is getting exhausting naming all of them but you get my point. You seem like a hater to me, why don't you put out an Album so you can show us how its done, since your so quick to hate, The album is amazing, the ppl who buy albums nowadays atleast most of them just buy what the media tells them to so album sales mean shit in the end when it comes to rating albums. PPL get out there and grab jesus piece I assure you, you won't be dissapointed.

    • s

      stop deluding yourself, Game's album flopped bad. 177k and only 7k sold this week. its done for. the album was okay, but had too many features.

    • THA TRUTH

      lol...sounds like "Chi-Ill"..."school kids with internet access want to play music industry executives"...

    • Anonymous

      Game can't tour with 2 tracks but Trinidad James can tour with no album? But it's Wednesday, a bunch of school kids with internet access want to play music industry executives.

    • THA TRUTH

      no body wants?? 177k in the U.S and 200k in europe...whta u talki bout willis?? not including all teh fans taht downloaded for free...what u sayin fool? game here to say..he 5 albums deep in the rap Game. meaning, he got fans and can tour, that y he charges 60k per show..

    • Anonymous

      you idiot it wont be any second single or a tour you cant tour a album nobody wants get of game dick its over what songs from that album can he tour with two tracks? haaha

  • Anonymous

    mac miller sold like 40k more first week than chief keef has sold in a month! thats a bad look for interscope

    • Anonymous

      so what, that was smart! he actually has fans that want his album and are willing to pay for it. hows he outselling a major label artist with more buzz?

    • Anonymous

      ya but mac millers pre order for his album was like a year, come on so.

  • Anonymous

    wheres meek mill?

  • Chi-Ill

    Hahahahahahaha Another week and Chief Keef still outselling Big Boi!!! What happen to that Boi hahahahahaha #ThatsTheShitIDontLike hahahahaha

    • Chi-Ill

      because THE TRUTH works in the industry and that is why he has the industry figured out! Gotcha kid, gotcha! hahahahahaha

    • THA TRUTH

      @donnis mac: yo u just schooled CHI ILL, clearly, with his lame reply...yo I got the same problem with the kid, he speaks before he gets facts together..a couple more years under his belt, and hell figure out the industry a little better, until then, stay of the comment section, or get checked every time..

    • Chi-Ill

      I'm still trying to figure out where in my post am I celebrating chief kief.... Don't give me the reverse psychology crap! hahahahaha either way, kief outselling big Boi

    • donnis mac

      If you are trying to use reverse psychology you are failing miserably Chi. What does Keef outselling Big Boi mean? Who's getting more money per unit? What were the sales projections from each label versus budget monies spent? Do you really think both labels printed 500,000 copies for each rapper? Keef and Big Boi are not competing for the same fan base. Tyga, Meek Mill, and Keef are competing for the same fan base. Base your argument on THAT comparison.

    • Chi-Ill

      Again, I don't know where in my post says that I'm celebrating Chief over Big Boi! All I said was Chief outselling Big Boi AGAIN. Pendejos have to learn how to read! Anyway, I guess we will wait till next week

    • Anonymous

      This is your measure of success? Big Boi's sales? lol The Chi-Town n*gga who was supposed to be hot can't outsell Macklemore & Lewis! But a crab ass internet punk like you wants to compare a vet who already sold MILLIONS to some "now" sales? KRIT sold more than Keef! LOL at YOU!

    • Anonymous

      LOL @ you comparing one flop to another and celebrating what a loser At least Big Boi sold records once upon a time, Chief Keef is a failure out the gate

  • YESSIR

    DRAKE DID IT AGAIN GAVE ASAP A HTI SINGLE AND NOW HE MOVIN UNITS ALL THESE NIGGAS IS DRAKE'S SONS ASAP AND KENRICK 16 LETTERS YMCMB OVOXO MMG WTB

    • Anonymous

      YESSIR, shut the fuck up. Drake did not help anyone get a hit song. ASAP and Kendrick are not sons of a faggot Canadian Jew.

    • Anonymous

      Troll Noun Definition: One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.

  • Anonymous

    Add all those albums together that's only 2,542,000 sold in the current top selling hip hop albums. smh Taylor did half of that her damn self! as much as you "Nah hip hop is back" fans try to deny the facts.... Hip Hop is The most over hyped & is by far Deaaaad....... RIP to the new disco.

    • Jesus

      You are clearly an idiot. Do you not realize Taylor swift's fans are the demographic that do not know how to download music illegally from the internet? - teenagers ages 12-17 is probably her biggest age demographic. Rap on the other hand has all of these outlets to download free music dropped. These artists drop these free singles and wonder why people have figured out how to download their albums for free

    • Anonymous

      Hip Hop isn't dead. It just fuckin' sucks right now.

  • Brandon

    Big Boi not doing numbers, I don't get it!! The album was DOPE AS FUH!

  • Anonymous

    Damn yall, hip hop aint selling shit! niggas use to pop a mil a week. The internet's a mutha!

  • Anonymous

    It ain't Games or Chief Keefs fault its INTERSCOPE 50 said they are having problems and got rid of loads of people recently and Vado confirmed it to they just ain't as big and powerful as they used to be

  • Anonymous

    ti album is dope!! and man game flopped like crazy

  • Mu

    Damn, the fans did Game dirty. He put out a dope ass album and yall muhfuckas ain't go cop that. Shame on you. Ain't no way in hell that bullshit Wiz put out should've outsold Jesus Piece... but I guess Wiz is in the Pop-Rap genre, so it makes sense

    • IMO

      jesus piece was a real good album. nice concept to it..def had to many features but game always had alot of feautures. he doesnt always talk about cars and stuff on J.P..i can see the criticism but i think its all nick pick overall J.P was conceptually games best album and IMO 2nd-3rd best album next to L.A.X

    • Anonymous

      i didnt buy it because of all those weak ass features. i want to hear game rapping! if i wanted a compilation of every rapper and singer whos hot in 2012 i would buy it. taking all the hottest producers and rappers from this point in time and putting them all on together is not how a timeless album is made and i bet game will realize this in a few years when half of those guys featured fall the fuck off.

    • Anonymous

      ^^this I've been saying this all along. They keep showing they don't need the money, so why give them any of ours for a low quality product?

    • foreal

      When a rapper is consistently rapping about Rolls Royces, Bentley and Bugatti, it makes me not want to spend my hard earned money on their album. I download it. I would rather spend my money on a solid rapper who has a good materiel like a K. Lamar i do not want to hear... pulled up in my Ghost, snatched your girl and had you crying. On my way to France to eat snails with a model.... bla bla bla

  • drell

    internet age . but rocky did iight .

  • Anonymous

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oONUpNLB_f4