Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/11/2010

Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" crosses the 500,000 mark, while Monica, Usher and Ludacris keep the ATL reign strong, and E-40's finding nocturnal success.

After the first week of April shaking up the charts, last week was more about releases settling into place. Usher gave up his #1 to Justin Bieber, as divorce ode Raymond v. Raymond adjusted comfortably at #2, losing by a margin of 10,000. The LaFace Records project could likely touch gold next Wednesday, with a strong third week outing.


Monica held #6 for a third straight week with her Still Standing. The J Records artist crossed the 250,000 mark, with an album that features production from Missy Elliott and Jim Jonsin. Monica's Atlanta neighbor Ludacris, who appears on Still Standing, also crossed the 250,000 mark Battle of the Sexes. The DTP/Def Jam release also held his #11 spot from the week before.

Erykah Badu slid five spots to #9 with her acclaimed "part two" release in her New Amerykah series. The championed follow-up maintains her production roster Hip Hop-based luminaries such as 9th Wonder, Madlib, Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Georgia Anne Muldrow and the late J. Dilla.

The Black Eyed Peas budged to the #13 spot with The E.N.D. The release is soon to turn a year old, having already found double-platinum domestic status for the veteran Interscope Records group.

* Please note: figures below approximated to nearest thousandth.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
2 Usher Raymond v. Raymond
92,000 422,000
6 Monica Still Standing
38,000 304,000
9 Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part Two 30,000 140,000
11 Ludacris Battle of the Sexes
26,000 310,000
13 Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. 25,000 2,411,000

Lil Wayne took his Rebirth to gold this past week. The experimental Auto-Tune-heavy release crossed the 500,000 unit mark domestically, making it a rapper's first 2010 release to do so. Currently serving on Rikers Island in New York, Wayne has yet to release a statement on the benchmark.

Wu-Tang Clan member trio Ghostface Killah, Method Man & Raekwon's Wu-Massacre fell 25 places to #37. Crossing the 50,000 unit mark next week, the warmly-received project features special packaging and production from RZA and Mathematics.

E-40 had three chart entries last week. The double-packaging of Revenue Retrievin' left the Top 200 this week, and Revenue Retrievin' Night Shift pulled in front of Revenue Retrievin' Day Shift , the inverse of last week's results. Between both releases (at #100 and #108 respectively), the Vallejo veteran sold nearly 10,000 units last week.

 

On their descent from the charts, two former adversaries almost shared chart real estate last week. In his Interscope departure, 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct is stretching to reach gold. The G-Unit release came in at #188, while Terror Squad deejay, Khaled carried his E1 release Victory past the 50,000 mark. The release has cracked radio with the Snoop Dogg-assisted southern anthem "All I Do Is Win."

The 18th album from Too Short, Still Blowin', did not crack the Top 200.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
25 Lil Wayne Rebirth
15,000 505,000
37 Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon Wu Massacre
11,000 49,000
100 E-40 Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift
5,000 17,000
188 50 Cent Before I Self Destruct 2,500 436,000
194 DJ Khaled Victory
2,400 52,000

Will Murs & 9th Wonder's Fornever exploit the charts' vulnerability with a high debut position? Stay tuned for next week on DX...

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157 Comments

  • THEREALTMC

    MAN Y EVERYTIME I COME TO A SITE I SEE MFS HATING ON 50!U MFS GOTTA BE SECRETLY JEALOUS OF DUDE CUZ U MFS JUS WANNA SEE HIM LOSE SO BAD!THATS BECUZ HE'S STILL A STREET PERSON AND HE WONT CHANGE AND U HATIN MFS NEED TO FIND A CORNER TO GO SIT IN.

  • sedah g-unit.

    50 is king all the same,just has 4 albums and has sold more than lil wayne's 7 albums in total.evry man has his own time and period,just kip ur eyes on banks and yayo.and remember they are bith PRODUCED by FIDDY.

  • J0SHPWILL

    i did't even know half of these cats came out with a an album. real talk for real life situations. anywho, the BADU joint is decent. im looking forward to da GAME shit. dont really plan to listen to USHER shit... and who is JUSTIN BIEBER? lol, i keep hearing about this kid, but never heard any of his music. anywho, Real hip hop below.... real talk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdylMPXtisY

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  • Just my say.

    All of the 50 Cent fans posting stuff, 50 Cent is not 'yo nigga'. He's not a good rapper and all the people who follow him have to post '50 is a king' to make his image 'better'. While the rest of us have common sense and let our favorite rappers do the talking for us. If you feel the need to claim that your rapper is the best or a 'king' then the rest of us know that your favorite rapper is in a lot of trouble. You don't see Game fans claiming 'Game is the best' or 'Game this..' and 'Game that...' Why do 50 cent fans feel the need to talk shit? That's why his record sales are declining because Game revealed the truth of his image and his stupid, cock sucking fan base.

    • DMK

      Er, Game may not be doing all those stuff because - hem hem - HE AINT GOT NO FANS! At least not as many as 50 has! 50 has a lot of fans and proportionately a lot of haters - not everyone is gonna like you whatever you do or whoever you are of course - fact.

  • Free WEEZY!!!

    All I got to say to the Weezy haters out there...His sh*t leaked MONTHS before it was released and probably still outsold your favorite rapper's favorite rapper...YOUNG MOOLAH BAAAAAAAAAAAABY!!!

    • Shut the hell up.

      We don't give a shit. He has a huge fan base, the ones who download his LPs aren't really his fans. Who cares if they leak, you probably downloaded them too. Poor ass bitch.

    • wiff-o-piff

      too bad we're not listening to money. we're listening to music. wiff.

  • 50 is king of hip hop

    lol but the difference is that no 1 likes game in his hood hes been exposed so many time never was and never has been a blood was a sripper always cryin bein on change of heart and his bitch shitted on him 50 was a true goon and lived the life he tlak bout game witnessed it and made it his own and im frm queens southside west merrick and niggas fuck wiv 50 all over queens he feeds the wolfs mazi what up nyce what up trav what up babks what up yayo what up game is straight pussy in the words of fif (come on game you will never be my equal your homies shoot doors my niggas shoot ppl) hot 97 bitches

    • '50 is king of hip hop' doesn't know hip hop.

      Game is way better than 50 lyrically and when it comes to his lifestyle, fuck NY. Los Angeles says it all. City of Angels supports anyone who's real to hip-hop and can rhyme and not just talk on his songs. 50 Cent is smart with his endorsements I'll give him that but honestly he's over with, his album sales are declining and now that Aftermath signed Game. Hell that's enough to summerize the situation. Game is way better than G=Unit and is at an equal par, if not, better than 50 Cent. And stop saying 'my niggas shoot people' it makes you sound like an ignorant motherfucker who dropped out of elementary school, wanna make your hood proud, go to college, or pick up a mic and become something. When was the last time 50 Cent shot anybody? Enough said.

    • ntwisp

      @INDIEMUZIK .......... Raekwon's album went nowhere near 700k units, I don't know where you got that idea from........ and as much as I liked The Game, I doubt he will sell anything, that album lives just because of the producers' names, no one cares about Game anymore (it's not rant, I like him).... and those 50 Cent rants are uneccessary, you act like he needs rap game to make a living now.... he doesn't care anymore

    • miguel Guttierres

      LOL "50 Is King of Hip Hop" Seek some help.

    • Indiemuzik

      Actually the game's last album had higher 1st week sales than 50's did. ("cmon game you will never be my equal"...LOL). An album is only certified gold if 500,000 units are moved in a SINGLE country. Also 600,000 sales worldwide is still humiliating, especially if you consider that Raekown's OBFCL2 was released released independently and it still sold 700,000 worldwide (as of February). Finally there's no way in hell that 50 can even take a step in his old neighborhood. He lives in a f*cking mansion in Conn. for godsakes. 50 sucks at gangster rap. I can't stand a 35 year old singing slowly about how bad@ss he is over a pop beat with SH!T LYRICS. Get this through your head...radio play isn't given to aritsts with the most talent, it's sold to labels just like any other luxury. And finally get through your head that rich people aren't gangsters. 50 cent doen't sell dope wholesale to the mafia, he sells pop music.

  • 50 is king of hip hop

    @ BWS-FISH u pussy u support a gay ass stripper nigga who stole 50s wholes style and lloyd banks logo slap ur self u dont have to believe me go to da website the numbers are official so eat a dick and choke on it game fan i aint never herd a nigga in my hood say blackwall street the shit hahaha

    • You Queer

      Because Blackwall street doesn't have to drop to you dumbass level of going around the streets saying 'Blackwall Street'. Only retarded motherfuckers (50 Cent cock suckers) do that. We let Game and his crew out rhyme them G-Unit cum swallowers. We don't need to follow wanna be white kids, with their pants haning down to their knees and their stupid NY hat and their stupid fake plastic earings looking like a mentally challenged person, and talking like one too.

    • HRCMS

      @ JASON 50 took his name from a dude from Brooklyn, not Queens, the original 50 cent was from Brooklyn, thought you was from NY

    • JasonCtown

      Oh, and FYI, 50 took his monicker from another prominent Queens crime figure. Im from NY and the only people I see walkin around chanting G-Unit or wearing G-Unit clothes are suburban white kids and younger kids wearing hand-me-down clothes.

    • BWS-Fish

      no dick lips, he is about 70,000 away from goin gold and has no prospect of doin it. Face it, since Game went in on G-unit, none of them have been posting big numbers. If 50 shifts less than half a million in 6 months, i acn't wait to see how Gayo does. I reckon he may well post a 3 figure number in his first week. Now go Have A Baby By 50 u faggot, lol.

    • JasonCTown

      Another hump who thinks he's on the payroll. Ride of die boo-boo, ride or die!

  • 50 is king of hip hop

    HAHAHA YALL NIGGAS CANT EVEN GET UR FACTS RIGHT EITHER THAT OR U JUST HATING ON MY NIGGA FIF 50 BIN GOLD 4 LIKE A MONTH AND A HALF NOW HES PUSH 600 K IF U DONT BELIEVE ME GO SEE 4 UR SELF WWW.WORLDWIDEALBUMS.NET 2009 TO DATE ARCHIVE AND THAT SHIT WAS LEAKED 3 WEEKS EARLY SO CLEARLY 50 IS 1 OF THE KINGS OF HIP HOP STOP HATING ON MY NIGGA FIF JUST ENJOY THE MUSIC

    • 50 isn't your Nigga

      You poor black bitch. He isn't your nigga. So just shut up and take that 50 cent dick out of your ass.

    • BWS-Fish

      better still, why don't you take his dick out of your mouth. I'm more than willing to believe the Soundscan rather than some bitch called 50 is king of hip hop. He has NOT reached gold status yet and if he keeps movin 2500 units per week, he won't be goin gold any time soon. HELP 50 GO GOLD, rofl.

  • 50 is king of hip hop

    hahaha yall niggas cant even get ur facts right either that or yall just hating on my nigga fif bisd went gold like over a month ago ass holes hes pushin 600 tho now if u dont believe me go look 4 ur self www.worldwidealbums.net 2009 to date archives and his shit was leaked 3 weeks early ima die hard 50 fan and i downloaded that shit but then i coped it

  • MURSAND9thWONDER

    Go buy the new MURS & 9th Wonder record, support the good artists that are still left in this industry. Also get that WU-Massacre, it is pretty good!

  • joethaplumber

    50 cent tricked off on Ross babymama, gave a free movie, and a Jam Masta J DVD did the talk shows he talked about Jay-Z for doing went to the Twilight Movie Premier and the Winter Olympics. And for all that...... That nigga ain't went gold yet!!

    • HOLLAR AT ME

      Yea bitch we hate him, and fuck how much money he got, get off yo knees and get you some money you broke ass stan, dick riding bitch

    • king heron

      Damn! u bitch ass niggas still hatin on my nigga 50? that motherfucker dont need to sell another album in his life and he still have more cake than u hatin ass pussy niggas and ur favorite fake rapper combined. fuck game, he been hiding. bitch ass niggas. GGG-Unit!!!!!!!

    • HOLLAR AT ME

      That should be the proof to all his stans how fake he is, now he's the joke of the industry and quiet as a church mouse, even talking bout doing dance music, hiss ass is confused and desperate

  • joe45678

    For the guy who said Too Short has to hang it up. Short still packs a show and people still listen to his music.

  • ChiToooooooown

    Wow this dude went gold off a rock album wit 2 singles....Wayne is recession proof he could do whatever he wants n will still sell

  • BOAW! BOW!

    last time i checked going Gold was an accomplishment. not a flop duhhh lol

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  • Rodney

    to be honest gucci mane will beat any rapper alive lyrically and physically!!! waka flocka the murder man will kill any left!!!! Oj da juice will kill you with his hooks!!! frenchie is just a great rapper but he need a lil more publicity before he get recognize!!! But like Waka said: "competion where?!! Competion who?!!" Thats So Icey Ent.!!!! BuRRRRR!!!!!!

    • JasonCTown

      Anybody remember when KRSONE used to steal mics from dudes...at their own shows....due to the fact they were str8 butt sauce on the mic??? Thats what needs to happen to the likes of OJ, Wak, and Gucci. Put these imposters in their place!!!

    • JasonCTown

      Yea, this is the type of noise that needs to be stomped out. You like Gucci? Great. Wak sauce? Outstanding. But, to sit here and suggest that Gucci would take any rapper 'physically' is borderline 'Mo status. Is it cold in here?

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!!!!

      with a name like rodney you cant take this dude seriously.....and by the way what is a waka flocka? flame? lmao

    • Ah hell

      You ain't being honest at all you broad. Perfect example of a mainstream zombie. Everyone's entitled to opinions, but this is just false.

    • fukwethebest

      dude what the fucc are you listening to when did u fall and bust ur fuccing brain as a baby or before u wrote this cucci man cant even talk right man I know plenty of niggas that aint even the rap game that do this shit for fun and will kill your slob as friend checc out u tube cuzz these fake ass niggas getting murder every time

  • dlee1023

    Short may have didn't crack the top 200 but he still get's it in he don't do it for d money anymore

  • tripl377

    damn all u dumb ass niggas sayin wayne killin hip hop are fuckin idiots..in this day and age with leaking albums and downloading shit way before it drops and the dude still sells over 550 k albums? it sounds like a lot of the niggas hating on him calling him gay still be the 1st ones to cop his albums..fucking hypocrites..and its not white kids or teenagers its most of u undercover faggot skinny jean wearing ass niggas ranting that he's gay cuz u think it's the popular thing to do right now

    • Black Admiral

      @AlteredScience....I feel you... When I go see Doom or Madlib or Mos...the crowd is 70 percent white....But if you go to an Lil Boosie concert your not going to see one white dude there..It just proves that the industry promotes what it wants.... not whats the best music...cause if they promoted so-called "concious"or "underground" rap like this wack coon music, it would sell as well...Like tight pants anf big hats...

    • alteredscience

      @FUKWETHEBEST......I'M a white man from the burbs,and you'd be supprised on my taste in hip-hop.....stop classifying us as all the same,i have never done that in the case of african american folks, i've never been a fan of wayne or cash money or anything related to his style,not hating.....just not my type of music. More of a Mos Def,Jay electronica,Masta Ace,Cunnylyinguists fan....the raw shit. That's what makes this music so beautiful....there's something for everyone,even if some people think it's lame and wack.......now go ahead and call me gay,and insult me some more......or just think about what i said like an intelligent human being.

    • fukwethebest

      man dude done been exposed to how fake he is its just a matter of time all these damn teenagers finally relize it i know dudes that loved this nigga now they like man you was right this nigga weak like what is this nigga a rapper or a wanna be rocker and aint no niggas buying it thats white boys in the suburbs that still think hes cool cause he a fake ass blood niggas get it for free just like u

  • da1

    Damn too short you didn't even crack the top 200 hell naw. You would think he would have some more popularity rapping that dumb bitch kendra's theme song on E! but you didn't even crack the top 200. Hang it up bruh. Hang it up like a towel.

  • mac tan

    Lil Wayne wack as hell, dont know y all the fuss, i tried to listen to that Gay's music but I just dont get it, maybe coz I'm 25+ not 20-.. Holla

  • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

    Fuck Dre

  • lilwaynefuckingowns

    lil wayne is the fucking man dont fuck with lil wayne he tryed something new cause he was already at the top of rap game and he still went gold FUCK all of the people who dont think he is the fucking man

    • da1

      Oh yeah you talk about wayne trying something new and it went gold. How about kanye west who did 808 and heartbreaks and that went platinum. His shit aint going platinum i'm actually shocked that it sold this many records.

    • BALLS

      Lil Wayne is a fuckin SUCKA, what the fuck is you talkin about you clown? Fuck Lil Wayne's non-rapping, talentless-ass. Dude is garbage. It's all you little kids who buy his fuckin CD's..Hahaha, idiots.

  • Lil Wayne > 50 cent

    Lil Wayne = 505k > 50 cent = 436k Lil Wayne Wins!!!!!! => And 50 had a Head Start and Still end up Last DAMN!!!!!!!! I'M FIRST, YOU LAST - Lil Wayne

  • slickyaboi

    Reasons why hip hop isn't doomed (yet) Lasers (Lupe Fiasco) Recovery (Eminem) The Adventures of Bobby Ray (B.o.B) Dehydration(?) (Charles Hamilton) Detox (Dre) Carter 4 (Wayne) Good Ass Job (Kanye West) Thank Me Later (Drizzy Drake) All coming this year...just sayin

    • slickyaboi

      dayum...I did say drizzy. now I gotta wash my mouth w/soap. I'll add Tip & J Cole.

    • Black Admiral

      Did this dude just say Drizzy Drake like a broad ? Jay Electronica Lupe NERD Pac Div Shamir Shatner's Raw Nerve Kanye BOB and even thou he's a corny dude Charles Hamster can spit and is creative so his album should be good... almost forgot Ice Cube and as much as I hate to say this but ever since TI got exposed as a snitch he become a better songwriter anything he did after he caught his case has been 100 times more lyrical

    • pkpkpkuyty

      T.I.'s album will easily the best album out this year.... FUCK YOU.. DRAKE DICKRIDER

    • Fedayeen

      I can't share your enthusiasm with that list you mentioned.

    • butta_FLY

      add dat tip 2 this list and take out charles hamilton

    • G-CYDE

      Jay Electronica Chamillionaire XV The Game

    • BALLS

      HEY YO MAN, YOU CALLIN DRAKE "DRIZZY DRAKE" JUST MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE A STRAIGHT CORNBALL/GEEK, HAHA. CUT THAT SHIT OUT. DRAKE IS A FUCKIN NERD, WHO RAPS WITH A GHETTO ACCENT; HE RAPS IN A VOICE THAT ISN'T EVEN HIS. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD HIM TALK? HE MAKES TIGER WOODS SOUND HOOD..

    • AAV

      Grown Kids Syndrome - Pac Div J. Cole I Am The West - Ice Cube

  • pops3284

    They should post singles sales. Downloads of itunes and the like are the new benchmark, people just take their favorite song. Singles sales should be the numbers that go up

  • ....

    I know it has nothing to do with hip hop but.......really? Justin Bieber takes the #1 spot....

    • Fedayeen

      @ thought'sbeforedreams What bitch, you catchin' feelings now for that faggot wayne?!? "If Hip Hop fags were the latest in fad, you'd find a lot of hardcore niggas in drag" ...Ras Kass was right in that bar.

    • thought'sbeforedreams

      wayne is not pop fuckface he's a rapper who knows how to twerk the industry u bitch you

    • Ah hell

      It's not really a surprise. Kids support Wayne and the pop music like crazy, so of course they are going to support Bieber. I see Justin getting addicted to cocaine in 5 years due to this fame.

  • HHFAN

    HHDX- STOP POSTING ALBUM SALES NUMBERS. It's this type of shit that's ALSO killing Hip Hop. Fans have become arm chair record executives instead of fans. Honestly, if the album is good, who cares if it went platinum or not? That was all just a marketing gimmick from the record labels back in the day to present artists for going above and beyond the labels expectations. 95% of records don't even go gold. It's a bullshit status symbol. Have any of you ever seen a record contract? Most of these artist MAYBE make 18 points ($0.18) on every CD sold. So do the math and add it up. Only artists that have a greater pull on their contract usually make any kind of money on the music. 99% of their income is from touring and outside ventures. It took ILLMATIC a whole 10 YEARS to go platinum. Reasonable Doubt Only Went gold when it debuted. Those are classic albums....By ya'll standards, those were flops! I've never known what some of my favorite artists/albums sold. Resurrection (Common), The Shining (Smif & Wesson), Urban Legend (TI) are some of my favorite LP's. I just know when The Roots (for example) drop a new album, I'll buy it if the reviews are good. In R&B, I don't think twice before spending $15 on Maxwells albums because it's just good music. Every artist sales decline eventually, but if they have a great catalog of music, they can stay touring for years (see Jay-Z, Roots, Snoop). 50 may not have done well this go round, but he's already established plus selling out whenever he's touring. Wayne's album was experimental rock(?)/rap(?) music. Its a surprise it went gold. You guys need to hop off this chart bullshit and just be fans of the music.

    • Black Admiral

      The avarage artist gets 60 cent to a buck per album..ask Beans....Thats why in this day and age you need to do it yourself....Missy had to pay her label back while Jim Jones made got even richer from a wack album but it was independent...low overhead....

    • Black Admiral

      Nobody I like really goes plat...some go gold...but it's because we so-called real music fans don't buy albums....Shiz I got Illmatic off the radio on a pause mix tape before I got it....But the real ones eat off shows because thats the only venue they have.....BET or MTV doesn't really support independent artist they don't really make any money off them....Thats why these down south dudes are so prevelant....they support each other and their area will buy records without that big name co-sign...

    • umm...no?

      for an artist to get 18 points an album is great, most of em, rookies, low selling artists, get maybe as low as 13. artists getting 18 are superstars, usher, mariah carey, jay z, whoever can sell those multiplatinum albums (although mc not pulling numbers like she used to) 18 points isnt $0.18, its $1.80 if the album in question is $18. points are a percentage of an albums wholesale price. however, that'd be in a perfect world, labels are shady, music is a business just like everything else so they try to deflate that payout as much as possible in any legal possible way, also producers can get some of the artists points. even if an album flops, producers still get paid. even if an artist sells an album for $18 and gets 18 pts. h/she wont get $1.80............... just sayin

    • TRUTH truth

      I don't understand what or WHO it hurts to post album sales. It is a MATHEMATICAL measure of how successful a project is. It is NOT just the way of MUSIC, its the way of ALL Entertainment/Media projects. They do it with MOVIES (ticket sales). They do it with TV SHOWS (ratings). They do it with Broadway plays (attendance). They do it with concerts (ticket sales). These are the MEASURING sticks of how "successful" an artist, movie, show, concert is. Its ALWAYS been that way and it will ALWAYS be that way. No one is forcing you to click on THIS SECTION. So why are you crying like this is being forced down your throat? What possibly could this be doing to YOU, personally. Fans are going to buy what they want to buy. No one is gonna NOT buy an album because its not doing well if they LOVE the album, LOL. GTFOH. And then you say you will buy an album if the REVIEW is good? My friend, that is almost the SAME coin. People review bodies of work PREVIOUS to them being released (a report) and sales numbers come out to show how the product was received by the public (a report). Its not that serious. Why am I even breaking this down? LOL.

  • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

    50 Cent Black Magic is underway fuck what you say

  • Json

    Erykah Badu #'s suck and after she pulled that little bullshit stunt with getting naked with no permit and walking down the spot where JFK was shot I love seeing her numbers as shitty as they are. Your stunt didn't work you stupid weird hippy bitch!!! As for Ludacris, this fool needs to get back into acting because your numbers reflect how shitty your album is. I actually like you as an actor but your cornball metaphors are old and played out. Stick to acting you goofy looking fool. Meth, Ghost, Rae, you fools didn't sell shit cause every song on your album not only sounds the fucking same but they are only 2 minutes long! How the fuck do 3 MC's get on the same album and only have 2 minute songs? And you motherfuckers wonder why your numbers suck! DJ Khaled had every name in the game on his album and can't sell shit, because he's fat and annoying as fuck with all that WE DA BEST retarded ass shit. You the best at failing miserably as your numbers show all of us. Now you can scream WE IN DEBT cause the budget for the album had to be sky high and your numbers are rock bottom! E-40 learn how to talk you overweight grown ass man still talking about shit not body understands or gives a fuck about. Thats why your shit is wack and can't sell jack. I give a fuck if you is on an indie label talking about this money that money, you can't sell no records because everyone knows your shit is wack and the entire hyphy movement was a fucking gay ass fad that nobody gives a shit about no more. All these people in the game is lames and your #'s show it. It's one thing to be an underground artist and not sell much but these fools have been around for years and cant' sell shit cause they keep putting out product that is fuckin wack! Everyone above I mentioned needs to look in the mirror and find a new career, trust me none of you will be missed.

    • Ah hell

      "JSON needs to look in the mirror and find a new career, trust me none of you will be missed. " Throw away that folex, too much time on your hands broad. Go drink a beer and get laid dude, you sound like you hate your job changing the fry basket at McDonalds. Kick the fuck back...

    • Etherboy2323

      Wow, do you ever think about what you're saying in this post? Sells don't mean shit now days. The dumbest shit you said was about the Wu. Meth, Ghost, and Rae are three of the best rappers of all time and Wu-Massacre was a great album. Def Jam just rushed it. You hate on fuckin everyone! What the fuck is your problem? Do you hate your life so much that you have to hate on everyone on the charts? HOLY SHIT! Of course sells are low; the economy and availability of downloading has changed everything so just shut the fuck up and strat saying shit that's actually relevant.

    • jturner38

      Your a dumbass! Numbers dont mean shit anymore where the fuck u been. And how u gonna talk about rappers rapping the same why the fuck would they change for. Oh wait u must be the type to like that autotune shit fuck you. You are 1 of millions why sells dont mean shit anymore. You the person to say why cant 50 make a better album then Get or Die Tryin, or why can nas do better than Illmatic. Just shut the fuck up !

    • Mr.850

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  • easy as 1,2,3

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  • pstyles_2000

    i'm glad that the album sales arn't what they use to be in the 90's.. Make a rapper hustle harder. Hustle the way the did back in the 80's struggling to go gold. Its been too easy for them. R&B will ALWAYS make money... Sing a song and learn how to play an instrument. Anybody can rap...

  • cloudyinc.

    lol rebirth went gold?? didnt that shits get horrendous reviews??

  • Konspirazee

    I hate Lil Wayne but it's pretty amazing that such a bullshit auto-tone/fake rock-hybrid experimental album managed to go Gold while everyone else with a better album can't. This would be one of those "Come on son!" moments.

  • Konspirazee

    Rappaz R In Danja

  • John-Boy

    I dont see how people say Wayne didn't flop. He just now went Gold after his album being out for months. Who cares if this is a rock album, Wayne is suppose to be the hottest nigga on Earth and he won't even reach platinum with this album. Did anyone ever think that maybe he has peaked and no one wants to hear the garbage that he has to say out of his raggedy ass mouth? Dude will never go 3x plat like Carter 3 did so you fan boys can hang that up. Real lyricism is coming back to the rap game and the only people who think Wayne can rap are teenage boys and girls and grown men having a mid-life crisis. He need to stay i jail.

    • OYMCMB

      i totally agree with everyone that is saying that WAYNE DID NOT FLOP !!! he made a rock experimental album that leaked 2 months before its release and went Gold !!!!!!! its prob gonna continue selling !!! and your right on the money "blactrs78" i feel the same way , i couldnt agree with you more !

    • blactrs78

      i dont undertsand how you can say that. 500k ppl bought a "rock" album made by a rap artist. ima fan of wayne, did not buy this album, and never thought it would go over 250-300k. imo it was a success. the fact that he cant sing, made an autotune album, and went gold. 50 made a rap album thats TRULY been out for months, its not a bad album, and STILL has not hit gold. they even said in the story that it's the 1st 2010 release by a rapper that has hit gold this year. maybe im wrong but anyone saying rebirth flopped just dont like wayne bc there's no way you can say this flopped. i mean look at wayne history. besides c3 he has NEVER had an album even go gold in the 1st week, ever. this is the normal selling wave for a wayne album. imo its not a flop and yes i am a wayne fan but no i never once thought about buying rebirth. now when c4 come out (depending on the singles i hear prior to purchasing it) i will def get that and i think a lot of his fans feel the same way. as far as "real" lyricism, yall can give up hope on that. its not gonna happen unless you find some rappers that know how to combine those real lyrics with good music. a lot of you real lyricism supporters dont get that it will never do big numbers simply based off of the sound. imo the only reason NY EVER ran the game is bc its a big city and when rap exploded thats where it originated from but as soon as ppl got a taste of the west coast, midwest, and dirty south sound it was over for yall bc its a more universal sound that attracts a more diverse crowd. thats just the facts...not dissing bc i like all music just being real

    • JOE6PACKNCGBORO336

      tru cashmoney fan since 97. i didnt even buy rebirth its all about C4 watch that nino brown dvd PT2. he told yall he wasnt feeling it no more and now its time to go in and what did we get the no ceilings mixtape

  • Davon

    You know I think nobody cares about rap anymore.

  • lay

    lil wayne flopped???????? 500,000 sold, on a bullshit, experimental, "rock" album? Yall funny...... Stop arguing about sales, and just listen to what u like. Slaughterhouse came the hardest this past year, IMO. I give a fuck how many units they sold. That dont change the music....

    • Indiemuzik

      @swaggera.k.a.cs You just described POP not RAP! Sales are determined by how much air time a label can afford to buy up, street cred is the banner of gay studio gangsters, which doesn't do anything with talent, beats are only an extremely important component in pop, and rapping is the GAME, it's the culture, it's the art. Lyrics allow rap to maintain its status as an art form, what you just described is a retarded 21st century marketing tool to peddle bad music (Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, 50 Cent,most southern rappers, etc...). So plz change your views cause all you're doing is saturating a conscious form of music with nausiating pop.

    • swaggera.k.a.cs

      nigga u dumb if u had any common sense u would kno tha game all about #1sales #2street cred #3the beat #4rappin

    • Drucifer1983

      When your the biggest star in the game, yes, 500K is a massive Brick.........Especially when "Drop The World" has been plastered to 106 and park and all over the radio since it came out.......... I remember back in the day, albums with no radio play at all were selling just as well as the chart toppers these days...........I'm not hating on wayne, everybody else is in just as bad shape..........

  • lay

    lil wayne flopped???????? 500,000 sold, on a bullshit, experimental, "rock" album? Yall funny...... Stop arguing about sales, and just listen to what u like. Slaughterhouse came the hardest this past year, IMO. I give a fuck how many units they sold. That dont change the music....

    • lay

      Wow! your a dumbass. Re-read my post fuckin retard. Im questioning those that call it a flop. Fuckin fag, so quick 2 respond to a comment without understanding it first.

    • polo brown

      A RAPPER GOING GOLD ON A ROCK ALBUM AND YOU SAY ITS A FLOP..MAN GET YOUR PENIS OUT UR EARS BRAH'.. LOOK MAN ITS A EXPERIMANTAL ALBUM I EXPECTED WAY LESS SELLS THAN THAT..SO IT IS A SUCCESS CUZZ ITS ONLY BEEN OUT FOR TWO MONTHS.. I MEAN I'LL BE REAL I DONT LIKE IT!! IT AINT MY CUP OF TEA BUT I REFUSE TO HATE ON THE NEXT MAN. RICK ROSS IS NOT EVEN GOLD AND PEOPLE SAID HIS ALBUM WAS A SUCCESS AND ITS BEEN OUT FOR A YEAR..WITH HOW MUSIC IS TODAY GOLD IS THE NEW PLAT.. AND WAYNE IS NOT THE BIGGEST STAR HE IS JUST ONE OF THE BIGGEST STARS IN HIP HOP RIGHT NOW.. WAYNE IS NO ROCK STAR HE'S A RAP STAR, SO WAIT TIL C4 COMES OUT THEN YOU CAN TALK UR ISH..

  • JordanM91

    Relapse 2 and Detox are gonna sell crazy. Drake will do nice numbers. Plenty of good albums to look forward to, yall act like its the end of the world cuz sales are currently down

    • Konspirazee

      "sales have been on the steady decline for the last 3 years and keep getting worse.............Nowadays, If you sell platinum, its a miracle........... " Actually sales have been on the steady decline for 10 years. 2000 was the peak year and it started going downhill from there. Around the time the internet become widespread and popular. The more people start to use it, the faster the decline. By 2015 the best selling album of the year probably won't even go Gold.

    • Drucifer1983

      sales have been on the steady decline for the last 3 years and keep getting worse.............Nowadays, If you sell platinum, its a miracle...........

  • ITS OVER NIGGR GET A REAL JOB

    PEOPLE USE GRAND THEFT AUTO TO GET A NIGGR FIX NOW. WHO NEEDS HIPHOP! LOL FOOTLOCKER IS HIRING. I DON'T WANT U NEGROES DELIVERING MY PACKAGES. ME AND MY WHITE DELIVERY MAN MOVE EXPENSIVE SHEET U NEGROES WOULD LOVE TO STEAL. NERDS THAT LOOK LIKE JOCKS ARE IN. DIRT XCONS WITH CRACK CUTTING FINGERS IS OUT!

    • Konspirazee

      I guess he never learned where the capslock is during homeschooling.

    • Indiemuzik

      Let me guess, you're one of those fat @ss country music fans who cheat government entitlements by faking a disability to collect welfare, but then you blame African Americans for society's ills because you recieved a crappy homeschool education from your whitetrash parents, and are to intellectually short sighted to form rational opinions? Is that about right?

  • sskk

    just wait till tha carter 4 yall niggas will see numbers.... dont lie.. wayne still on top

    • flipflopp

      #s dont mean anything! BEP selling over 2 million but they arent on top! Just means they are paid and still getting paid. will.i.am has three solo albums that flopped and never charted. most peoople dont even know about them, lol. but some of the best album flop and go under the radar!!!

    • Drucifer1983

      He'll never sell triple platinum again, C3 was his peak..........Thats not a knock on him tho, cause nobody else is gonna do much better...........The days of selling records are dead

  • Drucifer1983

    I think its funny how everybody is like, "LOL @ 50 cent, he's over" and "Wayne flopped hard ha ha ha"............ Everybody flops now...........Luda strugglin to push 250K when that how low shit is all over the radio...........I cant wait till Drakes overhyped album drops and struggles to make platinum, then maybe you'll get the point.......... Technology killed the music buisness........

  • Its Um

    Forget retail as long as the artist still making good bucks on the digital sales, then it's all good.

  • H-DUB

    I´m just happy for Monica......not here to hate !

  • GAMETIME

    Weak ass sales y'all need 2 support ur favorite artist 4 real stop bein fuckin cheap! THE R.E.D. ALBUM JUNE 15th!!!! THE R.E.D. ALBUM JUNE 15th!!!! THE R.E.D. ALBUM JUNE 15th!!!!

    • Konspirazee

      It'll probably get pushed back again and again...kinda like 90% of the albums that came out in the past 5 years. They'll get delayed a few times before they actually come out.

  • b haze

    like this 40 video, shit is deep, and so true. support real hip hop.

  • boobsilikedem

    lol little wayne flopped bad & 50. Auto-tune garbage LOL

    • ohreallyyesyesyes

      i agree, serves lil wayne right, he is a nobody now, Lil Wayne = fail. Real hip-hop coming soon in Lupe & b.o.b. no auto-tune, just music.

  • Homegrownggg

    Man record sales are pathetic now adays. Usher in the day would be gold first week. People instead of hating on weak sales; stop being a cheap ass and buy some records y'all can't seriously be that broke!

  • fRANK lOW

    What about Brotha Lynch Hung??? At least Strange music is doing it right!!! Makes you want to buy music again over all this watered down BS!!!

    • Black Admiral

      Forgot abut them.... Great example of independents doing it right...The only other two I know that made money were Def Jux(closed) and Duck Down.....everbody else is a scaled dowm Major....

  • HoodGrown

    Redardless of 50's sales.. he still sold more than Khaled. At 50,000 for how long.. a month now.... that shit is going "double carpet"... quickly

  • C-ARSON

    Rebirth is awful...........................500,000 x $10= $5,000,000 minus costs,.... for a drugged out temper tantrum nightmare of an album.

  • I_Am_Beast

    Why is that Black Eyed Peas trash still charting??? God, I hate people. Anyone who bought that doo-doo should be assassinated.

    • Black Admiral

      @ Peace King cosign.....Plus Will I Am has more of a hip hop pedigree than 80 percent of these artists out...He was on ruthless records with Eazy E on some Natuve vibe since the early 90's....he was a battle emcee, producer and dancer.......He had a beat battle with Madlib that is legendary....Kids should take a cue and get that BEP money.....

    • Ah hell

      Haha, agree w/ Peace King. Can't knock BEP. I really don't like Lil Wayne's shit, but given that his album was leaked and it made gold is impressive. I didn't support it though! Fuck that...

    • acep

      thatll be over 2.4milll dead lol

    • peace king

      BEP doin they thing... Females like this shit cuz they wanna dance... and kids prolly buy the album and they should be listening to this and not wayne or 50...

  • MUZAKE

    rebirth leaked 2months before its release date so there is no excuse for 50...

  • mppp

    where is jayz sales?!?!?! hiphopdx is so fuckin loyal to 50 cent, and its sad he still didnt reach gold yet. 50 SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BP3 all day everyday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

  • mppp

    ur is jayz sales?!?!?! hiphopdx is so fuckin loyal to 50 cent, and its sad e still didnt reach gold yet. 50 SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BP3 all day everyday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • JOE6PACKNCGBORO336

    In his Interscope departure, 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct is stretching to reach gold. LMA0 homie drop a wack autotune rock album and went gold C4

  • imdoingME

    50 still isnt gold, LOL. that fool wont sell 500K for another 3 plus months at this rate. sad, sad, sad. karma is a bitch. talking about rick ross, fat joe, etc, now his bitchass

  • fabo70

    Man why is Justin bieber sold more records than fifty

    • Konspirazee

      The majority of people who download music are college students. Black, white, asian, middle eastern, latino...if it was only black people then the sales would've looked better. The US is only 12.4% black.

    • deenj

      cuz man white people actually buy albums and black people dont, man but we need to start tho str8 up..thas why sells lookin so pitiful

  • Nonee

    They'll blame this on downloading. Word to the fools, no one can afford the prices you're jacking people for, for music, in this economy. Lower the prices. Sales will go up. Duh?

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  • KOCAINE

    who are these mutherfuckers still buying black eyed peas album? this shit is everywhere online for free if u do have bootlegging skills ......

    • Konspirazee

      U don't need bootlegging skills to download an album. All u need is basic english and know how to type shit into google.

  • NYCatITSbest

    lol, Lil Wayne went Gold before 50 cent Damn 50, your career is done

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