Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/7/2013

Tyler, The Creator's "Wolf" out-sells "Goblin" by close to 50,000 units. Papoose's heavily-delayed "Nacirema Dream" is approaching a benchmark, and Drake's "Take Care" crosses 2 million.

Justin Timberlake and his 20/20 Experience will not budge. For a third straight week, the Tennessee native held the #1 spot, and not cult-followed Tyler, The Creator or even Lil Wayne could move him.

Tyler's Wolf did however grab a Top 5 debut, this project fully on the Odd Future Records imprint. Also on the charts was Papoose, who despite not making last week's HipHopDX charts coverage, is approaching 10,000 units sold on his heavily-delayed Nacirema Dream debut album.

As expected, Drake's Take Care did cross the 2 million milestone. It is now the fourth Young Money Entertainment release to go multi-platinum, following Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III and Tha Carter IV, and Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday debut.

Tyler, The Creator Is A Wolf

Tyler, The Creator's second label release, Wolf, sold just under 90,000 first-week units. The Odd Future front-man's latest effort features some higher profile guest-work than 2011's Goblin. Pharrell, Erykah Badu and former OFWGKTA member Casey Veggies all appear, as do the active members, including Frank Ocean. This is Tyler's first release fully with the group's own label, as Goblin was a one-album deal with XL Recordings. Wolf is distributed by Sony Red.

Wolf outsold Goblin's first-week by nearly 50,000 units. That effort also scored the Los Angeles, California native a #5 debut.

Papoose's Dream Lives On 

Following Papoose's 2006 seven-figure contract with Jive Records, Nacirema Dream began its campaign. Six and a half years later, much of the album as recorded in the mid '00s was released courtesy of Honor B4 Money/Empire Distribution. The Brooklyn, New York emcee and onetime Kool G Rap and DJ Kay Slay protege worked with East Coast Hip Hop luminaries such as DJ Premier and Buckwild, along with Heatmakerz and Dame Grease. Vocally, the album features Mobb Deep, Jadakiss, Jim Jones and Pap's own wife, Remy Ma. One guest who later criticized the album for an authorized appearance is Erykah Badu. The 20-track effort notably features a sequel to Papoose's early 2000s street hit and lyrical clinic, "Alphabetical Slaughter."

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/7/2013

#1. Justin Timberlake - 20/20 Experience - 139,000 (1,426,000)

#3. Tyler, The Creator - Wolf - 89,000 (89,000)

#5. Lil Wayne - I Am Not A Human Being II - 68,000 (285,000)

#12. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 27,000 (553,000)

#36. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - 13,000 (837,000)

#67. A$AP Rocky - Long.Live.A$AP - 7,400 (312,000)

#92. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head - 5,300 (446,000)

#101. Drake - Take Care - 4,700 (2,003,000)

#119. 2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story - 3,900 (585,000)

#183. Papoose - Nacirema Dream - 2,900 (8,4000)

* 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.

How will Tyga's Hotel California fare against a possible decline of momentum in the Top 5? Check back on HipHopDX.

Last Week's Album Sales.

RELATED: Papoose Discusses The Release Of Nacirema Dream, Illuminati Symbols In The Media [2012 INTERVIEW]

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186 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Going gold is a great feat in this era. Now if people would just accept that he's not going double platinum then everything will be fine.

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick Lamar is not platinum. Don't be fooled cause he may have shipped a mill. That's the cop out way of saying he sold a mill.

  • christ

    T.I. is goin gold soon !!! ourahh

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick still hasn't gone platinum. Must hurt his heart to realize he'll never be Drake.

    • Anonymous

      He's already platinum, hating ass bitch.

    • Anonymous

      He's almost there, though. He ain't worried about shit and doesn't care. You're right; he'll never be Drake, a fake R&B singer making shitty music. He's Kendrick Lamar, a legend in the making.

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  • kingsin

    HiphopDX y'all stupid ass bitches need to remove Justin Timberlake, since that mothafucka aint hiphop. He just about as hiphop as Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera is. Ya feel me. Stop actin like he's done anything good for hip hop to be considered a part of it

  • Fuck Los Angeles

    Meanwhile, Out magazine just named Frank Ocean the 10th most powerful gay in America.

  • Anonymous

    how much has xzibit sold to date for napalm..that album was one of the best out.

  • Anonymous

    Papoose is rich anyways.... pap net worth is 8 million (celebrity net worth)

  • sms_audio

    well, nice to see tyler the creator not flop and sell 90k, hes doing same numbers as big brother gayme i mean game. 50 cent street king immortal will do 200k+ atleast "BELIEVE DAT" (birdman voice)

  • Anonymous

    90,000 fags bought wolf smfh. we so wack for real

    • Anonymous

      you dont have to enter your email

    • HBD

      Wait wait wait, so you read this article, got mad that Tyler is making more money than you'll ever make, scrolled down to enter your email AND comment?? LOL We all know you secretly love OF it's ok you can admit it.

  • Anonymous

    god fucking damn it justin timberlake is not hiphop the fuck is wrong with u dx

  • TIP

    Dont wanna hate cus I feel ASAP, but I love how DX give stuff like Long Live A$AP so much hype, regularly releasing ASAP news, and its still 130k behind tip who got quarter of the attention from DX and who's eight albums in

    • Anonymous

      T.I. has a larger fanbase outside of hip hop, unlike ASAP. so his sales won't really be affected by the press he gets on a hip hop website...

  • Anonymous

    T.I. & Wayne can still sell like this after years! 2 of the goats

    • ^

      T.I. and Jeezy, I agree with, but not Wayne. That nigga is not a legend at all; he's a shitty pop rapper who sold out, never released a classic album, and he never created a new style or set any new trends; he just dickrides the new hot trend. And all them niggas aren't dominating anything ever.

    • tipster

      T.I., Jeezy, AND Wayne took the southern rap to place of dominance, created styles u hear everyone mocking now, and have been dominating rap/fashion/tv/ post 2000s.. This trifecta made it easy for ALL these new rappers to get in the game.. They r legends already if they never rap again... Hence why their fanbase is so loyal

    • BP

      ^Tip(and Jeezy to an extent) pioneered trap music, fuck outta here if you don't know what you're talking about

    • @Anonymous 1 and 3

      You're joking, right? Tip, Wayne, and Jeezy are not legends in any way. They have not created a new style ever.

    • Cage

      ^^^ You mean southern legends... G.o.a.t used to mean greatest of all time... Idk what ya'll use it for now...

    • Anonymous

      No.. 2 of the goats... T.I. & Wayne created a southern style that will never be forgotten..They are already legends including Jeezy...

    • Anonymous

      2 of the most commercial you mean. T.I. is alright on a good day, Wayne is a disgrace

  • Anonymous

    GIVE ME A CHANCE Youtube is all about finding new artist, & though I been rapping for a while im still consider a new artist. I just want my music heard thats all, im not looking for no record deal, getting famous 'r anything like that.! so please just spare a few sec. to check me out, & if you like what you heard please SUBSCRIBE so ill know you actually listen & support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzBh55tD_eg

  • Anonymous

    Bum ass Hip Hop fans are killing their culture! Hip Hop fans are the only ones that don't know shit about the business side of music but will give a million lame ass excuses on why they don't buy music! Just admit it, you're a fucking leach! Justin Timberlake put an album together in like 2 weeks and in another 2 weeks, it's already platinum and 1/2... SMH! Don't say there's no albums worth buying because I bet your lame ass' listen to music everyday and steal your favorite artists music instead of supporting them!

    • Anonymous

      Could It simply be that there simply are not enough fans of the type of hip hop not sellng in America(exluding the genuinely wack shit). Have you thought about the fact that some of these artists are seling better outside the US than they are on the us billboard? Not everything can be equated to leeching.

  • MBTM

    I find it weird that the "Hip Hop Album Sales" post always gets a lot of comments from people who know nothing about album sales.

  • Eye Control

    First seen tech nine in that BET cypher, hes one of the better new artists out there along with Slaughterhouse. Hope tech gets signed soon. I think Joe Ortiz is holding back Slaughterhouse, and Eminem probably shouldn't have put him in the group, he's the weakest link in Slaughterhouse along with Yellow Wolf. Rick Ross, Good Music and 2 Chainz only sold that much because there illuminati. Don't know who Brother Ali is but he obviously flopped, probably another wack up & comer.

  • Anonymous

    How much did Meek sell?

  • ETK

    how much has GFID sold? pushed over 500k?

  • Anonymous

    "but you cant say someone is double platinum when they only sold 139 000 in the USA" They can say whatever they want too cause the average fan isn't going to double check.

  • Cynical_Heathen

    Proof read fail.. for the 2nd article in a row. Just sad, the one thing DX is consistent with, is not being able to properly read & write. "criticized the album for an authorized appearance..." wtf?? Missing the 'un-' in unauthorized. Thats two for today, out of two articles I've read. I'm going to stop for today,as it is becoming intolerable. Being that I appear to be the only one who seems to care for how unprofessional you look with these daily mistakes (& unpaid for my generous service), I think two a day will be my limit.

  • Anonymous

    "they dont give out certifications and plaques for worldwide sales" Yet they still count. Imagine that.

  • Anonymous

    Under 50,000 for DMX? That's rough.

  • Luke

    while Hopsin is selling out stadiums WORLDWIDE, Tyler is dropping irrelevant bullshit like this wack ass album that only his nerdy hipster fanbase cares about #FunkVolume!

  • YESSIR

    SINCE EVERYONE'S MAKING MY LIFE HELL HERE, IMA DO THE SAME TO EVERYONE HERE!! D s , , , , , , a x

  • Kurama

    I wish they wouldn't only post U.S. sales. These sales figures are only for the United States, this isn't what they sold worldwide. Drake went double platinum a long time ago, Jusin Timberlake is already double platinum, Nas is almost gold worldwide... I don't get why websites only post the sales figures for their own country rather than the entire world.

  • Anonymous

    Anybody know the totals for DMX's current album?

  • Anonymous

    My prediction for Hotel California? 45-50k 1st week. Eagles' Hotel California>>>>>>>>>>>Tyga's Hotel California

  • Ultimatemegadon

    we in a world where fake fans is more interested in how much a person sell then going and buying the album of there artist

  • Ja Rule

    Ja Rule went diamond last week, DX was unable to show it for the lack of cyberspace.

  • Chris Etrata

    Birdman will probably make XXL Magazine take it down soon but like Wayne's flop album, Hotel California got an M rating. You can still read XXL Magazine's review on its mobile edition.

    • Anonymous

      210k for INAHB2 is not a good look when your last album did 4 times that.

    • Anonymous

      ianahb1 sold 150k its first week...this sold 210k...thats a good look...and keep in mind wayne hit his peak while he was in prison how did carter 4 flop when it sold over 2 million copies??

    • Chris Etrata

      Don't worry. 285k copies of IANAHB2, at least compared to Wayne's last album, Tha Carter 4 IS a flop. Also, he promoted it at least as much as Tha Carter 4.

    • Anonymous

      285,000 in two weeks isn't a flop.

  • Ja Rule

    Ja Rule is the G.O.A.T. Dead or Alive

  • Anonymous

    "TAKE CARE" DOUBLE PLAT... PA-POOSE, PA-POOSE!

  • YESSIR

    LIL WAYNE HAS BROUGHT US GREAT CLASSICS LIKE HARD KNOCK LIFE, LOSE YOURSELF, AND MONSTER!!

  • Anonymous

    Papoose is betta than all these mothefuker rappers... 10.000 units * 9$= 90.000$ and don't forget he is independent now

    • Anonymous

      real talk^^but i think he'll see some money if he cracks 25k

    • Big Dan

      Y'all still on that lie as to how much indie artists are collecting huh? He did not sell those albums out the back of his car. It was distributed by a company that will take half. Take out a buck and a half for manufacturing and out of 10k units sold you are left with a gross of $30,000. Did he just release the old album that was recorded back in the day, or did he add new songs? If so, studio time, producers' fees and he is praying harder than he ever did for the next few weeks to show improvement. Keep in mind he also obviously pressed up more than the units sold this week. My guess is if he sells less than 35k units, he won't see dime one. Unfortunately, he is done as a rapper. It seems if he pushed hard and start promoting himself, he possibly could do 15,000 units maybe more per album. Start dropping an album every 6-8 months, promote yourself aggressively, four months on the road every year, cozy up to some name rappers that still have love - they tend to drop you when you fall off - so he can get some features and he could make a mill or two for retirement. He can actually do it, but he would first need to stop thinking he his a superstar because he signed a big deal back in the day and he needs to take it down a notch with the modesty. Beyond the fact that no you're not the KoNY, sad fact is no one gives an f if you are. King of the South maybe since they are running eesh now. But claiming KoNY is like claiming King of the poop pile since east coast is no longer getting love on the radio. And he does need to stay independent and get the albums distributed for 30% or less.

    • Anonymous

      i doubt thats anywhere close to factual

  • Anonymous

    DAMM Papoose he really missed his time to shine if he had dropped that album in 2007 it would have done decent numbers, lool that nigga did worse than chief keef

  • SKEL

    Everyone who has been waiting for Nacirema Dream for several years, well damn! Papoose should of release that album long time ago. I hope he can find a way to become known publicly but it looks like that isn't going to be the case. When you had the opportunity and chose not to do what is necessary to succeed this is what happens. He should of is all you can say.

  • Anonymous

    Is Nas gold yet? How do you find sales out?

  • Kuto Kende

    Papoose sold 8,4000.... damn thats some fine goddamn editing hiphopdx no wonder yall are the stupidest journalists in the whole world wide web

    • Anonymous

      one typo hardly makes them the worst on the internet. they are actually pretty good compared to a lot of other hip-hop websites as far as spelling and grammar are concerned

  • THA TRUTH

    Where Games #s at??? whatever, he crossed 500k worldwide, that's more than enough to satisfy Interscope..Congrats to all artists posting #s...hiphop lives on with Jesus Piece

    • Anonymous

      HeHe, im from India and nobodys interested in GAME

    • Jake13

      Im a teen and im from Australia and YMCMB is so fucking popular and Tyga, Kendrick is popular, your right but Game didnt even chart with JP like all his other albums but he still pretty popular

    • Anonymous

      In Australia (where I'm from) Game outsells Wayne, Drake etc. YMCMB don't sell shit here, except for Nicki. It's all about Kendrick Lamar and Game in Aus in terms of US hip hop.

    • Jake13

      240K-250K all up, not WW, sorry, mistake

    • Jake13

      Last 2 weeks he was on the BB200 (150-170 in the last two weeks he charted) charts and DX didnt put him on, say thats 2-3.5K each week with totals to about 5K at least and 7K at max. Which brings him anywhere from 218K-220K approx. WW should be 30-100K more, im thinking more to the 30K cause he didnt chart any where besides US, CAN(#16), UK(#76) & somewhere in Europe, i think Germany at #158. So realistically he sold 219K in US and 240-250K WW.

    • Anonymous

      just stop it. lots of people who know 50 Cent have no idea who Game is. 50 is known worldwide on a whole different level than Game. Game is not in the same category as Eminem, Snoop, Dre, and 50 Cent, he is below them.

    • Dhiven

      Listen, Game is as famous as 50 Cent. He has more fans around the world than other rappers due to his involvement with G-Unit. 50 Cent, Eminem, Game, Snoop Dogg, Dre are all global icons in the rap game...Things dont change as fast as they do in the USA...People outside still listen to Snoop, Eminem, Game more than they do the Kendrick Lamar etc who are popping now Don't argue. I'm foreign...Lol, not many people even know the new cats on the block.

    • Anonymous

      This guy TRUTH just doesn't give up! Once a dickrider, always a dickrider! Reminds me of my ex-bitch when she said I will never be asking you for dick again, yet she done come get it every other day! Game is shit and we all know it!

    • SUP

      Quote TRUTH,, Guys you think the world as one continent in the world?Im from south Africa and game is probably our highest selling hiphop album here I would not be surprised if he got more then 50 000 just out of south africa 1st week?Game album popping on every second corner around here thats our boy fuck everybody else in rap

    • Anonymous

      did you hear that game lied on instagram about tipping a waiter $6000??? he really only gave him 250 but wanted all his fans to think he gave him 6 stacks

    • THA TRUTH

      clearly you guys haven't studied his numbers, he has a much bigger fan base + following throughout the world than U.S...believe me..regardless...it don't matter, the album was a success and that's all that matters..5 albums deep (on a major) in the rap game...a rare and impressive accomplishment

    • Anonymous

      Tyler the Creator sold more first week than Game did that hilarious LMAO!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      500k worldwide MY ASS, as of this week he at 218,305 do you really think he sold 282 000 outside of the USA? NOT FUCKING LIKELY

    • Anonymous

      LOOOOL 500k worldwide, stop talking shit when he done 90k 1st week in america, Game isn't that popular worldwide so his first week numbers worldwide 1st week will be around 100k at most

  • Lboy

    Its sad that the height of Papooses career was his verse on Busta Ryhmes song Touch it. I kinda respect bruhh for never selling out but then again bruhh is mad arrogant and delusional at the same time, he literally considers himself the king of New York, he said Jay Z is "aiight"...Its funny cus Papoose could of been so much more had he actually humbled himself and took peoples advice, You can rap your ass off but if the overall musicality of what you record in that booth isnt on par then nobody is gonna be fuckin with your music. Thats why Cheif Keef's wack ass dropped one song and became more famous then Papoose ever was after bruhh has been in the industry already for over a decade and shit. As a pure mc bruhh has my respect but overall as an artist the truth is Papoose just doesn't make good music.

  • Anonymous

    JT shuttin it down.

  • So Icy Boi / Yung Icy Boi!

    Lil Wayne is da best sellin MC and black rocker of all time. he created 2 genres. he started true hip hop wit Tha Carter series. he created black-rock. and he wuz da first rapper who sold 1 milli first week. respect his multi-talent and success (skater, blood nigga, guitar hero, father, model, fashion designer, show man, actor, music composer, producer, engineer, etc...). swag

    • YESSIR

      HOW ABOUT YOU STOP BASHING ME FOR MY OPINIONS!! IF YOU DONT LIKE LIL WAYNE, TELL ME WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER!!

    • Anonymous

      How about you stop trolling the internet?

    • YESSIR

      HOW ABOUT YOU GET A LIFE AND STOP BASHING ON OTHERS FOR THEIR OPINIONS!!

    • Anonymous

      All of you trolls, including YESSIR, So Icy Boi, etc., are fucking idiots who don't know shit while making up lies and need to get a life.

    • YESSIR

      STOP BITCHING ON MY FRIEND HERE!!! YOU SPEND ALL DAY BASHING WAYNE!! HOW ABOUT YOU GET A FUCKING LIFE AND LEAVE WAYNE AND DENTALBOY ALONE!!

    • Seffus1

      SoIcey your the worlds greatest dickriding troll. Do you have any life whatsoever nigga? You love saying dumb shit that you know isnt true just to get a rise out of the socalled real hiphop fans on here. problem is that shit has gotten hella old...you been on here trollin for like five years now....its embarrasing( for you at least) ...now kill yourself

    • YESSIR

      COSIGN EVERYTHING YOU SAID!!! HE IS MULTI TALENTED AND YET EVERYONES HATING ON HIS ASS JUST BECAUSE HE KISSED BIRDMAN!!

  • Anonymous

    I think HHDX added an extra 0 to Papoose's sales...They must have meant "8400" lol

  • LOL

    DX THE EDITORS YOU HAVE ARE HORRIBLE, Papoose total "8,4000" wowowowowowoowowowowo PROOF READ!!! No wonder people dont view this site. YALL LAZY AS FUCK how hard is it to proof read

    • ChillDaily

      They used the term "Papooses Dream Lives on" while knowing he only sold 8,400 copies that was somewhat weird too me, the chances of their accidently being an extra 0 on Paps album out of all the albums that same "typo" could of happened was weird too me. IDK it prolly was a type but don't think the writers on this site are above being intentional assholes, ive read it before.

    • Zndapp

      Fuck you anonymous faggot! Go stick your dick in a goat you fucking dickhead.

    • Anonymous

      ... Shut up Meg...

    • HitsDailyDouble

      @ChillDaily, I couldn't agree less!

    • ChillDaily

      they prolly did it on purpose just to be assholes lol.

    • forealSucksDicks

      foreal get of the internet. He is probaby clearer in the head than most the editor(s) at hhdx. Fuck you talmbout

    • foreal

      because you are Mr. Perfect.... loser

  • CEN

    We all know John Cena can take these fake ass rappers down. He's the only real one in the game.

    • CEN

      Why would Cena want to work with those fake ass rappers. He's about to invade the radio in 2013 with Common and Nas.

    • ThaRealLL.

      "I have an idea imma take what niggas do with the Ja Rule jokes and use John Cena instead, its gonna be hilarious" fail.

    • EyeControl

      Yeah, i heard he is getting signed by YMCMB the best lable in the world. I just want to suck on birdmans dick while ceena is pounding my asshole as lil wayne is watching us and stroking nicki minajs big penis.

  • Big Dan

    Poor Papoose. After this long, he bricks like this. Not that you would have expected an indi album from someone with no radio play to do much. I really hope he wasn't shafted by Kay Slay with that million dollar advance they picked up back in the day when they thought he was hot and he has something in the bank. I never thought dude would really sell even if he had released the album back then, but they really squandered some opportunities. He should have dropped three back then and made retirement money. How is he supposed to hold down Remy Ma when she gets out with numbers like these. And she better not get on some nonsense thinking she can drop an album. Because it won't sell.

  • Big Dan

    I missed last week's chart and just saw Weezy's numbers. You telling me Weezy "only" did 217k last week. Incredible numbers, don't get me wrong for a first week but I'm sure they probably shipped 1.5 million. Beginning of the end here.

  • HitsDailyDouble

    JUSTIN TIMBERLAKERCA134,365-58% 20/20 EXPERIENCE TYLER THE CREATORCOLUMBIA89,895-- WOLF LIL WAYNEYM/CM/REPUBLIC61,514-72% I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWISMACKLEMORE28,379-1% HEIST KENDRICK LAMARAFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE14,661+4% GOOD KID M.A.A.D CITY Here you go hip hop fans, some accurate figures. Power To The People!

  • doggfather

    what about ill bill??? and joe budden??

  • LukesCorner.net

    That extra zero on the back end of Papoose's total sales threw me off for a second. I'm shocked it sold as many as it did though regardless

    • JungleGold

      How do you know he is fake? I'm out here in Ghana risking my ass with all these shady characters for some gold to provide for my family. It's like the 1800's out here, hard work in the gold fields.

    • PF215

      clearly a fake eye control above me

    • EyeControl

      OMG!! ME TOO!!! THIS IS CRAYCRAY! YMCMB WILL TAKE OVER THE WORLD. BIRDMAN WILL BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, CAN YOU IMAGINE?! ALL OF THAT JEWELRY IN THE WHITE HOUSE, AND DRAKE WILL BECOME THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE. NICKI IS THE FIRST LADY. I LOVE YMCMB

    • doggfather

      for a minute me too.

  • Killem Dafoe

    STILL thumpin Wu-Block, Kendrick Lamar.

  • hip hop

    papoose is the only artist up there who is INDEPENDENT in case you dont know honor b4 money is pap own label so while the rest of the artist are saling those records making ten cents of each copy papoose makes 9 dollars you do the math he is a smart man also these guys only sale because of the major label push papoose is doing it on his own not letting the industry rape him

    • OUCH!

      In an effort to increase promotion and save money, Koch/e1 and Epic Records teamed up on its new signees on joint ventures from 2007.[8] Through these deals, Epic combines its A&R department and label promoters with Koch/e1 and they sign, cross-fund, and cross-promote their artists. Both labels have extended this deal. Epic now distributes all Koch/e1 releases, similar to the Tommy Boy Records deal with Warner Bros. Records...Distributed by Epic, Pappoose has the same deal as odd future records, but his deal is with Fontana Records. a sub Independent label of UMG.

    • Anonymous

      and thats why his numbers are the lowest

    • guy

      Tyler, Macklemore, Mac Miller, Mobb Deep, artists on E1/Koch aren't truly indie...Their deals are called indie but in reality they have distribution from smaller companies that are under the bigger labels..He's right, Papoose is the only one who's really "independent" and doing it on his own...

    • OUCH!

      Tyler is Distributed by Sony/RED Distribution, LLC (formerly Relativity Entertainment Distribution) is a Sony Music Entertainment-owned sales and marketing division that handles releases for over sixty independent record labels like Odd Future Records

    • Anonymous

      Macklemore & Lewis signed a deal that starts off independent, and after a certain amount of sales/buzz/hype the major takes over. Odd Future Records is distributed by Sony. So before you get all emotional, they are all grinding but Pap is the defined independent one.

    • toppa shot

      with a name like "hip hop" you think you'd know that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are also independent

    • Anonymous

      hes gonna need every cent with numbers like this

    • Anonymous

      macklemore and ryan lewis are independent i think tyler the creator is independent with major distribution

  • Anonymous

    justin timberlake is hip hop now... gtfoh hhdx

  • doggfather

    Papoose only 8k????

  • Anonymous

    how do you figure wayne sold 68k? the chart im looking at says 61,514

  • Anonymous

    Tyler the Creator sold more than Chief Keef and Game!!!!!! that shit is cray!!!!!

  • Eq

    Looks like Tyler caught a brick

  • Anonymous

    Tyler sold 89,895 i think it would have been fair to round up to 90k

  • Chris Etrata

    Wayne flopped again. It may go gold but that's it. Tyga ain't even going to reach the sales of his first album, which went nowhere near gold.

  • Anonymous

    Did Laughterhouse go wood yet?

  • YESSIR

    AMAZING HOLD BY WAYNE!!! HE WILL GO PLATINUM EVENTUALLY!!! MEANWHILE, TYLER FLOPPED AS HE CAME IN UNDER 100,000. NEXT WEEK, TYGA WILL SELL AT LEAST 150K!!

    • Anonymous

      Everything you say, YESSIR, is BULLSHIT!! Wayne ain't going platinum; he'll go gold at the most. And Tyga will sell 45k 1st week; all of his singles flopped. 90k is good numbers for Tyler, as he's on an independent label and has no big singles. BTW, YMCMB are not the best crew in rap; they're not even hip-hop, just pop. Tyler is a better rapper than Wayne and Jay-Z & Kanye never fell off.

    • YESSIR

      STILL MAD BECAUSE TYGA IS ON YMCMB? YMCMB IS ONE OF THE BEST CREWS IN THE RAP GAME!!! TYLER'S WACK BTW!! JAY Z AND KAYNE WEST HAVE ALSO FALLEN OFF HARD!!!

    • Anonymous

      and tyga aint one of them

    • YESSIR

      TYGA WILL BENFIT FROM THE SOPHMORE BOOST!! BRUNO MARS ONLY SOLD 70K OF HIS FIRST ALBUM IN THE FIRST WEEK AND EXPLODED TO ALMOST 200K FIRST WEEK!!! BESIDES, THERE ARE ARTISTS THAT SELL 200K COPIES IN THE FIRST WEEK WITHOUT ANY SINGLES!!

    • Anonymous

      his last album sold 61k first week with rack city and faded, you tripping if you think he gonna push anywhere near 150k off of that molly or dope singles

  • Wolf

    OFWGKTA OUTSOLD LUPE'S FAGGOT ASS SUCK A GOOCH Golf wang

  • Fresh 2 Def

    yo im so yoked for that hotel cali numbers to come in. damn it was so good to hear 2 legends on the same track. 2pac and tyga. yall support the big homie and cop that album! oh so dope man