Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/27/2010

Eminem reminds the charts of Rap's glory years of sales, while Drake gets his gold at least once, The Roots get #6, and Z-Ro reps Rap-A-Lot lovely.

As predicted, Eminem's Recovery was the strongest Rap debut in nearly two years. The Interscope/Aftermath release sold roughly three quarters of a million units in its first week. Driven by several televised appearances at the BET Awards, The Late Show and others, Marshall Mathers' greatly outsold last year's Relapse opening, by approximately 80,000 units.

This release features appearances by Pop acts such as Rihanna and P!nk, as well as production from Just Blaze, Boi-1da and Mobb Deep's Havoc.

Drake sealed his gold, clearing 600,000 units and standing strong at #2. Thank Me Later features appearances by Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, T.I. and Young Jeezy. The bulk of the album's production is handled by Drake's longtime producer Boi-1da, who may have had the most successful back-to-back weeks as a Rap producer in years.

The Roots' came in at #6. Their latest release, How I Got Over is their third with Def Jam Records. The album shows the group's first "Jimmy Fallon-era" recordings, garnering critical acclaim. The release features appearances from Blu, Phonte Coleman and longtime affiliate Dice Raw.

Usher's Raymond v. Raymond fell one spot to #14. The veteran Pop entertainer's "divorce album" is marching its way to a platinum plaque for Mr. Raymond and his longtime backer, LaFace Records. B.o.B. closed out the Top 20 with The Adventures of Bobby Ray. The Atlantic Records star's rookie release marches towards the 400,000 mark achieved by Drake and Kid Cudi, having already bypassed Wale's sales last year.


* 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
1 Eminem Recovery
741,000 744,000
2 Drake Thank Me Later
157,000 604,000
6 The Roots How I Got Over
51,000 51,000
14 Usher Raymond v. Raymond 24,000 874,000
20 B.o.B. Presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray
19,000 268,000

Damian Marley & Nas' Distant Relatives slid to #43. The Universal Republic/Def Jam Records collaborative release has garnered huge critical acclaim in the Rap community for its rich commentary on the parallel relationship between Hip Hop and Reggae. Lil Wayne, K'Naan, Dennis Brown and Joss Stone appear on the work produced by Damian and brother Stephen.

Eminem and Drake both watched their already-charting previous releases sell - but not to their plaque benchmarks. Drake's mixtape-turned-album, So Far Gone sits 11,000 units short of gold. Meanwhile, Em's Relapse is 14,000 short of double platinum. Both are expected to achieve these marks by early July.

Z-Ro's latest drug-themed album, Heroin, like his others, charted. The Rap-A-Lot Records' unsung hero cleared 4,000 units, despite limited promotion and distribution. Lil Jon fell another 50-plus spots with his Crunk Rock. After a poor debut week, the So So Def deejay-turned-Crunk star's album delays may have impacted his popularity, as well as a label change to Universal Republic.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
43 Nas & Damian Marley Distant Relatives
8,900 134,000
47 Eminem Relapse
8,400 1,986,000
112 Drake So Far Gone
4,500 489,000
131 Z-Ro Heroin
3,900 4,100
179 Lil Jon
Crunk Rock
2,900 17,000

Will The-Dream challenge Drake and Eminem on the charts? Can Canadians Marco Polo and Eternia & MoSS crack the charts? Stay tuned to HipHopDX to find out...

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  • sirkerby

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  • SutterKane

    You people overanalyze the fuck outta shit, lol......... Its not just Eminem that gets it though, any time something comes out that people like you get a whole page full of crabs giving you ten million reasons why you shouldnt like it and another 10 Million reasons why you should listen to their favorite underground rapper instead. SMH........Whatever though *Plays Recovery*..............*Next Up, Blueprint 3* Stop crying, lol

  • Fuck the Police

    WHITE PEOPLE > BLACK PEOPLE EMINEM > YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER END OF STORY.

    • Domain

      What's the last genre of music that white folks created w/o stealing from blacks? We created rock, jazz, blues, r&b, hip hop, and reggae. What u got, ska? Bluegrass? gimmie a fuccin break........

    • Reality1111

      Police>You When you act like an asshole.

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    • CUPofThatPuRp

      Fuck that! Download that bullshit.. Ha It really aint worth the time or the money well to the hardcore dickryders it is.. But yeah I Heard that bitch twice and TRIED to like it, but nun... I was tryna force myself to like it like all these Stans did and it jus didnt work out for me, I gues you really gotta be a stan. I downloaded that bitch.. Well jus like 4 or 5 songs that were the only good ones on that bullshit.

    • your a dick

      go buy the fucking album.

  • Reality1111

    I know Eminem fans you will say that Em is the best right now and that is all that matters. It is unimportant to you that everybody else pretty much sucks and Em is the best. That is a fair arguement, but it doesn't cut it. It is important. If the game is not improving, then Eminem's influence truly isn't the best of all time. If other people aren't joining in on the success of hip hop, that believe it or not takes away from Em's possible position as GOAT. The way I look at it, very few names are improving. With all the talk about Eminem, it is good for Em, but if people aren't talking about lots of other names, than that is bad for Em. Because he is not helping improve the game. Em is helping improve his own career and his legendary status, but the game overall is not improving. And I think that is very important. To be the best, you have to have people come "after" you that make the game stronger than it is today and stronger than it has ever been. Hip hop has to be taken to the pinnacle in the years "after" Em debuts for Em to be considered GOAT. And right now that is not what is happening.

  • Reality1111

    Look Eminem fans: Because of the way hip hop and rap is right now, I think you'll have to hold off on Em being the GOAT right now. Maybe things can change in 2015 or 2020, but right now I don't think Em should be considered the GOAT. You have to take into account the current state of the game. Hip Hop is not what it used to be in 1984-1996, it is weaker. It is still relevant and there are many fans, but trust me being around in the first era, hip hop was much better from 1984-1996. So I think you have to take that into account. If hip hop was taking off in 2010 and exploding with a huge increase in talent and good music then that would be a huge advantage for Em. If Eminem had all these rappers underneath him, and no 50 cent does not count, who got record deals and became famous "after" Eminem started rapping that would be a huge advantage for Em as well. The facts are is that is not what is happening. Hip hop right now is not getting stronger. It is there, it is relevant but it is not improving. Yes Em is improving, but the game is not. And if Em truly was the GOAT "right now" there would be many great names going along with Em. That is just not what is happening. All anybody talks about really, besides lesser known underground artists, is Drake, Wayne, Kanye, JayZ, 50, TI and maybe Rick Ross. There has to be lots more names in the conversation to consider Em to be the GOAT. Those names are just not cutting it. The game is not improving, and I think that is important for Em to be considered GOAT.

  • Mines

    Wow onky 4100 people wanted to hear Z-RO - da*n!

  • akim

    Nas is way better than Em ,we all in hip-hop know that but the machine is behind Em that the difference but is the best ever in hip-hop His creativity and flow is top nocht He just drop another classic Album ´´Distance reletives´´ which you can not even compare with ´´recovery´´ the creative jus in Distance reletivies is fucking amezing ,for Em to come close to Nas He need to create something like Distance reletives or illmatic then we will put him with the best rappers alive

    • killakam

      man that distant relative is not tight......his lyrics are good but not the beats.....if u like reggae u might like it

    • SetGecko

      Dude, you are SOOO WRONG. Machine is behind drake, ricky ross, jay-z, bob too, but they dont do those numbers. Moreover, Eminem does not even need a radio smash to sell strong. Notice that all his charting singles are strongly on itunes downloads. Why is this so? Because Eminem's first 3 albums created him a strong and devoted fan-base. Because his music, unlike gun-talking and shit, that you may listen to for a while to feel tough, but thats the end of it, eminems music (at least before, now he spends too much time bragging) connects with so many people's lifes. And I have yet to hear an eminem record where he mentions his money and brags about his jewelery. plus musically his flow is second to none. I believe that Nas lost significant amount of his fan-base after releasing couple bullshit albums after illmatic. plus musially he is painfull to listen to.

  • crestview

    lets be real real depending on where u from you going to say who is the GOAT. depending on ya race 90 percent of ems fans that say he is the GOAT is WHITE . Em is the PAC JAY AND BIGGIE to the white folk. Its no hate everybody has a right to support and like who ever they want. EM is a rock star more than hiphop. his crowd can go to a em concert one day then a rock concert the next. Its not pure hiphop. so he will sell records regardless. go to every hood and see how many people going to say em the best of all time. then go to the trailer parks and burbs and see how many sahy he is.

    • Javito_1

      Not true. I've heard Rakim say that if eminem was black he would be the Muhammad ali of rap, and Rakim is the god MC himself. Akon also agrees that eminem is the GOAT, and akon comes from africa, which is worse than any "hood" in america. Eminem is also in jay-z and nas' top 5 and they also came from the hood. eminem influences black people just as much as whites, arguably more than any other mc besides tupac,and it doesn't matter if he has the street credibility. Hip-hop started in the hood, but hip hop wouildn't be evolving if every rapper had to be from the hood to be a contender for GOAT title. You are just close minded, and you need to ask yourself if you can see any white rapper being the G.O.A.T if Eminem isn't already. Think about it.

    • crestview

      SETGECKO you my friend are so ignorant yourself. Where u think hip hop started from. THE HOOD. Name a rapper that didnt come out the hood and Ill name ya Eminem. Thats why the hood matters. Hiphop is the hood. The hood is more important to hiphip than any trailer park or any suberbs because its where the music is inspired. Thats facts. Thats why i said and wasnt by far hating on Em but saying real shit to people calling him the GOAT 90% of the people calling him the Goat is white. the streets is what matter in hiphop not record sales.

    • killakam

      ur an idiot black people don't buy cd's now a days.....they just download......its proven that good artist sale to more than one race.......thats why zro n lil jon don't sale shit.........but look at the roots.....white people love them......but they are shitty rappers n no single release......its about promoting not what color people buy there shit.....

    • killakam

      ur an idiot black people don't buy cd's now a days.....they just download......its proven that good artist sale to more than one race.......thats why zro n lil jon don't sale shit.........but look at the roots.....white people love them......but they are shitty rappers n no single release......its about promoting not what color people buy there shit.....

    • 180%

      @ CrestView True dat homie.. @ SetGecko LMFAO God son you just wanna be in denial and put niggas down "lack of education" ha okay cause you said so. Fuckin joke. Real niggas dont relate to Em just get over it. Aint no nigga gonna be like "Man Em is that nigga, ill ride to that shit" or "Damn i feel wat Em sayin, im goin thru tha same shit".. Only Trailer park peepz is and Suburban niggas is jus gonna front and wanna pretend like they know wassup and are goin thru tha same shit. Ipod music/CD player is wat Em's music shud be consider. You gotta be riding the dick if you pop his CD in the car and ride to his shit. Good for him 744,000 sold.. Yeah cause Stans buy 10 albums at a time.

    • SetGecko

      Since when did hood become the place-to-go-to-and-ask-about-what-good-music-is? Most of the ignorant gucci mane alikes are supported by those people, usually due to lack of education. And the fact that those people can go to Em today and to rock concert tomorrow just goes on to show that they are not close-minded folks, and value quality music, not only hip-hop. So what is your point?

  • JemDawg151

    nicotime your opinion is irrelevant... fans complain about the artists while you complain about the fans... shut up please.. you contradicted yourself when you said all ppl do is cry and whine on here about other artists, while your doing the same thing about the ppl on the boards, so what does that make you? there are message boards on here for a reason my man, to post and express opinions, that's what ppl are doing and if you feel a lot of ppl on here have problems then become a psychiatrist and fix them, smart guy with an opinion... and how do these dudes make hip hop look bad? you said it yourself the rappers themselves dont look at these messages dawg, ppl's thoughts on here aren't expressed through the public and through the entire hip hop community, so who is making who look bad?? go and have 'a tall glass of shut the fuck up' yourself you sound ridiculous and worse than any internet gang bangin wanna be thug could sound.. oh and trust me i know what real hip hop is and how it sounds, i'm a die-hard fan of true hip-hop and I for one and ppl like me didn't ruin hip hop you close-minded fool.. to say fans killed it is just fucking stupid and unaccredited, like the multiple posts you have below

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  • stan101

    ok im reading these comments and laughing. EMINEM IS NOT A PART OF THE ILLUMANATI! i happen to be very educated in the secret society bullshit and trust me hes not. illumanati has nothing to do with rap or music. it is a secret society that ALLEGALLY runs big corporation and the government. NOTHING TO DO WTH RAP

  • iBar

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  • Reality1111

    Imagine if the NBA folded today and none of the players played anymore, and the league was defunct, except for one player John Wall. Then John Wall goes to the WNBA and plays 10 years and wins 10 titles in a row and everybody says he is the G.O.A.T. Then somebody else says well, Wall is playing agianst all women and not playing against the players who used to be considered the best. The competition is much weaker and different. That is what it is like to me for Eminem. The best era for hip hop was 1984-1996. That's when all the best emcees were around. Nobody even heard of Eminem, until after 1996. So when you want to compare Em to Kool G Rap, Kane, 2Pac, KRS, Rakim etc. Em wasn't around during the prime years of those rappers. Now when Em looks to sell records today, he doesn't compete with any of those legends. He competes with much weaker competition. Hip Hop is not relevant today like it was from 1984-1996. For many people it is a joke and not taken seriously. It wasn't a joke from 1984-1996 it was the real deal. So for somebody to say Em is the G.O.A.T, yes I consider him to be as good or close to the best, but imo there is just no way you can say he is the G.O.A.T because he didn't battle with the best emcees of all-time and his career came after their careers were mostly over. Look who Em competes with today in hip hop or rap:Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye, JayZ etc. To me, none of them are that great. Em isn't dropping albums when Biz Markie debuts, he's not dropping albums in Biggie's prime, he's not dropping albums when NWA becomes relevant, etc. He's dropping albums when people like Lil Wayne is making rock albums and the industry is sort of a joke. Its no disrespect to Em, I just think that if the 1997-2010 era is considerably weaker than the 1984-1996 era that it is a disservice to the legendary emcees from the golden era to say that Em is the G.O.A.T. Em may be the G.O.A.T post 1997, but he's not going up against Chuck D, Guru etc. in their primes. He's going up against fruitcake emcees for the most part. And when it comes to record sales that is who he is competing with fruitcake emcees.

    • Reality1111

      "You cannot keep someone out of the discusion based on their date of birth" However you can say that they are not automatically #1 based on their date of birth. Look, when Em started formulating his ideas, he had 20 years of rap to listen to. 20 years of rappers who took the artform to the next level. And then Em started to rap and freestyle. For Eminem fans, they think Em is the GOAT because that is the first emcee they listened to, then they went back and listened to KRS, then they went back and listened to Too Short. Actually, it was the other way around. For me being born in the mid 1970's I listed to Kool G Rap first, then listened to Eminem. I listened to hip hop for 15-20 years before I even knew who Em was. So when you are born is important, because the great emcees of the 1984-1996 era only had a few years of real hip hop to listen to. Eminem became better because he had so many great emcees come before him that he could study from. I think alot of Em fans have to take that into account. Just because they were born in the early 1990's and Em was the first rap artist they really got in touch with, doesn't mean he's better than the guys that came before him. Its not taking anything away from Em. But when the era you rap in 1997-2010 is considerably weaker than the era before Em 1984-1986 I think that is important. If Em truly was the GOAT hip hop would be getting stronger and as he became more and more popular, that is not the case. Plus Em doesn't have an undercard. By undercard I mean an artist that became big after Em became famous and then cites Em as their biggest influence on how they were able to get where they are at. That is not happening. There are just not that many great emcees coming "after" Eminem and that is important when you consider the GOAT. Because if nobody is making a name for themselves with Em as one of their influences, than the game really isn't improving so you have to take that into consideration. And Em didn't rap with Biggie or 2Pac, I'm not positive but am pretty sure on that one. I don't think Em ever met Biggie or 2pac or worked with them in the studio. And this quote here "2pac can be nothing more than the most passionate, and influential rapper of all time, but never the GOAT" I'm just not sure that you can say that. 2pac was around at the height of hip hop, so I don't think you can disqualify him. Look as hip hip changes and evolves things can be different. But right now the game is not progressing and because of that you have to disqualify EM as the GOAT for now. Maybe in 2015, or 2020 things change but right now, because of the state of hip hop you have to admit Em isn't there "yet". Key word "yet". Maybe things can change but that will only happen for what Em does in the future, he cannot be the GOAT strictly on his past.

    • DefJeff

      Eminem has rapped with BIG, Jay-Z, 2pac and many others that can be considered that GOAT. You cannot keep someone out of the discusion based on their date of birth. 2pac can be nothing more than the most passionate, and influential rapper of all time, but never the GOAT. He was just not lyrically as talented as BIG and honestly, many others. Old school rap was a different style than now. It is no better or worse. They rapped about different topics and had had a different style. And for you to say that lil wayne making a rock album is an example of why the industry is a joke shows how wrong you are. It shows you how much more the artists of today have expanded and developed. Image was too important to the old school mc's. Kanye has yet to put out a bad song. Everything he has touched has been a classic and 808 heartbreak was an amazing album. When people step outside of the norm it just expands the interest of the rap community, which is a great thing. When all people here is snap your fingers BS and gucci on the radio, its good for people to know that there are other artists out their changing and expanding. Recovery was a great album. Lyrically, no eminem is not at his best, however he is still good. Eminem, at his prime, was lyrically the GOAT. However if you want to consider influence and relevance and other things than no he is not. But if you listen to his first 3 albums, then yes he is. Nas shouldnt even be in the discussion . He is an amazing poet. But you must speak aobut things in a way that people can understand and relate to. You must know your audience. Nas hasnt put out a great album in a while.

    • BULLET78

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    • BULLET78

      @ Reality1111 Nice homie Cosign 180%

    • Reality1111

      OK so let me put it this way. Yes you want Em to take over and be the GOAT of the new era. That is fine. But hip hop isn't supposed to be about only 1 rapper. There is only 1 Eminem. There is supposed to be like 20 Eminem's who have similiar talent and are successful, but there isn't because the industry only wants 1 name to be popular. So while they will make a push to make Em bigger and bigger, they will prevent other arists from being successful. If you think the music industry and getting record deals is 100% about talent, its not. You may think Em is the best, well he is of the new era, but I'm telling you there are others from this generation 1996-2010 that are similiar in talent but the industry does not want them to go to the forefront, so you don't hear about them. They just want Jay Em, Wayne 50 Kanye & Drake there, because if others become successful, then the other big names may lose out. It wasn't like that in 1984-1996 everybody was successful it wasn't just a handful of names. There were literally hundreds of rappers who got record deals and got at least a fair chance to be successful.

    • Reality1111

      No, the emcees in the 1984-1996 did not come close to selling as many records as Em. Because there was so much talent, and so many albums and artists being released with good music, that is why. How could any 1 rapper from 1984-1996 sell a huge amount of records? There was so many different artist and good albums to choose from. No one person was going to get too big, because there were so many quality artists who were becoming successful. That is why the 1984-1996 era is better, it didn't cater to one or two big artists, everybody got a piece of the pie. Like around 1992, people were just discovering music that was created in 1988. Same with 1995. People would listen and be like oh what is that, that was made in 1989? Really? And then they would get into it and start listening. Its not like that anymore. The big albums that do come out everybody knows about it and they talk about it for months like Drake or Em. That is why they get big record sales. But Em really isn't competing with much of anybody. That is why the music industry is involved with this. They want Em to be big and he gets huge support, but they don't want other artists to be succesful because it may take a piece of the pie away from Em or JayZ. It wasn't like that from 1984-1996. So many good artists to choose from and so much stuff that hadn't even been heard until 3 or 4 years after it was released. Fans didn't talk about record sales, fans didn't make Top 10 lists, or argue who was the best. The entire hip hop movement was successful, so people didn't harp on one or two artists. Now hip hop is no where near as successful as a whole. And as great as Em is, he receives and has received much more support throughout the industry than the average artist. Even when he was becoming popular like around 1999, he was receiving lots of help and support from the industry. Lots of promoting, media and advertisements. I was into hip hop back then. And I thought Em was good, but it seemed like he was getting promoted alot more than the average artist. And what started to happen was all the big names like Jay, Kanye, 50, Wayne etc. they all became more and more popular, while everybody else became more and more of a no name. That wasn't the case from 1984-1996. Everybody as a whole was successful. Now only hand picked artists are successful, and if you aren't one of the big names you are not going to get any help from others within the industry. Its not balanced like it was from 1984-1996, that is why that time frame is considered hip hop's golden era.

    • 12willy

      "And when it comes to record sales that is who he is competing with fruitcake emcees. " During your so called "golden era" of hip hop... Did any of those rappers you named sell as many records as Eminem? I mean I understand where you're coming from. And agree a little bit. But if you want to talk about album sales and none of the artists you spoke of have even came close to his sales, it kind of ruins your whole "golden era" arguement.

    • Reality1111

      he is the best rapper of our time period because everybody else sucks. JayZ and that's it. Everybody else Em competes with is garbage.

    • willthedeal67

      so the fuck wat! he is the best rapper of our time period, pac biggie kool g rap and all those other rappers that were great are either dead or their latest hits came out like 20 years ago, how didn't he have any competition? nigga did u forget that jay-z was the highest selling artist when em first dropped, try going up against jay-z on the charts being a no-name artist man, fuck them other old ass rappers they prime was 25 years ago man let the GOAT em take over.

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  • YALLNIGGASDUMB

    errritt i just shitted better than 90% of you rappers out can/you wonder how can kids eat up this album like valiums/its funny!!!! eminem is that nigga haha

  • kcity3

    Every time I come on this site all I see is a bunch of arguing and hate.

  • nicotime2000

    This is my impression of today's rap "fan". Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! Stop crying u bitches. Everyday. A bunch of whining. The problem with hip hop today is that the fans suck. Not the artists. Not the rappers. The fans. You don't know enough about the music or the culture that you spend all day on the internet complaining about. And u are waaaaay to egotistical about your own overblown opinions. And you secretly think, wish, or hope that Drake, Eminem, Jay Z, Lil Wayne or whatever rapper you are on here talking about is actually reading what you write because you are sad, lonely individuals with no life that have nothing else better to do. You don't buy albums and complain about record sales. You waste your time cheerleading for rappers who could give two shits about you, and act as if you know these dudes personally. You act like hip hop historians and don't even remember what happened 5 years ago because you smoke too much weed. I wish half of you would just stop listening to hip hop because you're not real fans anyway. You're a bunch of posers that just want to be cool or feel like you're part of something. Go listen to country music or shut the fuck up. Please? You're making hip hop look bad. Waaaay more than Soldier Boy or anyone else you want to blame it on. It's not them. It's you.

    • punchline?

      lol the fans suck>? u joke

    • nicotime2000

      All you dudes commenting back with that bullshit confirm what I said. Maybe you responding back to me with your kindergarten responses because you catching feelings about what I'm saying. Maybe you talking that shit because you taking it personal. Like I'm supposed to give a fuck about your opinion now? Fuck ya'll niggas. I can say what the fuck I want and you don't have to like that shit. But it's true whether you like that shit or not. All this whining. Now you wanna whine at me for calling you out? Lame ass corny ass internet thugs. Have a tall glass of shut the fuck up. Hating and whining about shit everyday does not exhibit passion. So you can miss me with that psuedo-intellectual bullshit. What, I'm supposed to listen to you muhfuckas cuz you can stop beating off to pictures of Nikki Minaj long enough to type some ignorant ass quote at me? Fuck off.

    • noivad12

      mann shut tha fuck up just becuz somebody on the internet discussing and viewing opinions dont mean they dont have a life or they dont no nothin about hio hop some shit u say is relevant and some is str8 bullshit eat a dick typing that long ass story for no reason nigga please...u must need some attention lmao

    • 12willy

      So having passion for something you care about is a bad thing? God forbid that people have interest in something. I stand up for what I believe in because I have my own thoughts. How DARE we want to express our feelings. Freedom of speech is in the constitution for a reason. The simple fact that people are on here typing their feelings about the culture is AWESOME no matter WHAT they think. It's harmless. It's the internet. That being said... Fuck off. You're an idiot. You're doing the same thing that you're speaking against. Stating your overblown opinion. Pot calling the kettle black. Who the fuck are you to say what a person should type on the internet? Are you the head of the hip hop council? Last time I checked hip hop was all about who was better. Remember KRS One battling LL Cool J? They both had fans, and their fans expressed their feelings. They just didn't have the forum that fans these days do. Does that make THEM any less of a fan? In MYYYYYYYY opinion (oh shit someone said something about their own thoughts better call them egotistical) the shit that you are spending your time reading, you know, the people that you accuse of crying, are what make hip hop what it is, and what it was. It's the reason hip hop exists. Hip hop was created as an outlet to speak your opinion. And that's all people are doing here. That's what you are doing, that's what I'm doing, that's what EVERYONE on this site is doing. I clicked on THIS link to see the comments because I KNEW that it was going to be filled with entertainment. You're basically asking for open forums to not exist. And that is communist. Are you a communist?

  • bigdave55

    Drake is soooo wack and lame . who buys that shit ? barely went gold with all the fucking hype about the fruitcake .

    • noivad12

      you gotta be dumb as shit lmao going gold nowdays is fuckin awsome record sales now are way down then how they use to be shut yo dumbass up bitch boy lmao drake is hard and you know it sound like you fuckin lying to yo self wit every word you typin lmao and tha nigga went gold in a week!!! he goin platinum u dumbfuck tryin to say he only went gold in a wk wit all tha hype like thats not the shit or sumthn lmao dumb fuck ass nigga

  • OffMyNutz

    The ore i come to this site the more i understand the reason for the demise of hip hop!You ignorant motherfuckers!Eminem is the truth,and as you can see,the truth hurts because all you racist haters are crying.......Recovery is that good!Shady is that nice!His peers say so,people who rap as a profession give him his props 24/7 365!Who the fuck are you mindless motherfuckers to say otherwise.If he was black you would have his nutsack down your throat!So please,the WHITEBOY is the G.O.A.T!!!And he REigns SUPREME!!!!Hhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaa!!!Dry your fucking tears bitches!!!!!

  • illestydoc

    TIisback shut your groupie ass up n quit callin cats baboons over the net when your bitch ass wouldn't say shit face to face you fuckin coward and a catalogue is the complete collection of an artists work since your dumb ass clearly didn't know what I was referin to n his is fuckin weak he talks about the same shit over n over n makes cornball tracks like ass like that with a dope track here n there...n it's pointless me nsmin anyone since your a closed minded lil groupie

    • Domain

      Eminem said it best himself: "Though I'm not the first king of controversy/I am the worst thing since Elvis Pressley/To do black music so self-ish-ly/And use it to make myself wealthy/HEY/There's a concept that works!" Eminem is a dope emcee who is definitely top 5 in battle rapping all-time. But to use sales as a gauge to say who's the best is faulty and short-sighted. Is 50 better than Jadakiss? He sold a gazillion more records than Kiss, but no rap fan will tell they think 50 is better. The quality of the artist is about the most insignificant factor there is in who sells records. That's just the truth. As for where Em ranks, it's highly subjective, but there are a couple of flaws. Yes he is top shelf at wordplay, what is he talking about? Killing his baby mama and tripping off pills? OVER AND OVER? For all those suburbanites who say rappers just talk guns and hood over and over, there's your rejoinder. For those that say he's better than Jay, I would point to the fact that Jay had a 6 album run of classics, only interrupted by Kingdom Come (garbage) but followed up by another classic with American Gangster. Em had three classics, but since then? Eh......

    • 12willy

      You bring up Ass Like That like almost ALL Eminem fans haven't cosigned the fact that Encore was a weak attempt. What about ALL of The MMLP. ALL of SSLP? ALL of the Eminem Show? Whenever you refer to his "catalogue" you ONLY refer to the stuff that you've decided sucks. What about (off of Encore) Toy Soldiers? Mosh? Those songs were SINGLES! And probably two of the best songs played on the radio that year. I guarantee you that I can name 50 amazing songs that Eminem has done to your 5 songs that YOU think suck. Same as YOU can name 50 songs from Ice Cube, Rakim, KRS One, etc etc... that are amazing and IIIII can name 5 songs that IIIIII think suck. My point is... You may think he sucks, is wack, weak, etc etc. But obviously 740,000 people this week think other wise. Not to mention the SEVERAL millions from years before? This dude has done 5 times (working on six) what MOST "mainstream" artists can only DREAM of doing. Going Platinum. Not to mention Diamond. How many other hiphop artists have gone diamond?

  • wtf

    Distant Relatives is only around 150,000 sales?? thats an insult, that album is so well crafted, anyone who says they're a "hip-hop head" and doesn't have that album can suck my dick.

    • calico2020

      I consider myself a "hip-hop head" and i dont have that album cuz i think marley sounds shitty. . lyrics and the messages that the album puts across is straight. but the music just sounds like shit. . so go suck your own fuckin dicck

    • true misic

      its the generation gap.. kids are into music they have no idea whats being discussed. Fads fade real talent shines forever. just wait and see who lasts. but dont hold your breath.the radio uses hypnotism so thats how ppl get attached to certain songs. if they had 2 go search for music i guarantee they wouldnt know who sings what. everybody blends. thats not music thats a product.the death of hip hop is when they, "mainstream" took ahold of it, commercials ect. when did you ever think" biz markie "would have a commercial?????? "OH SNAP, GUESS WHAT I SAW, OH SNAP, GUESS WHAT I SAW.".. ENOUGH SAID. R.I.P hip hop

  • Mrnoluv

    I'm starting to see the maturity level on this site isn't that high. Let me go out on a limb and guess most of the posters here are 20 and under. Ever wonder why you can't do things legally until you are 18, why you can't drink in most states until 21? Because, when you are 19 let's say, you usually do and say stupid things that 10 years later you look back and say man I was so stupid. But when you are 19 you swear you are right, but us older folks just look and laugh and say wait til you get older and you will see how dumb you really are right now! For you young little kids that don't know anything, I will be the first to tell you something you will all learn - your opinion doesn't mean shit, unless you are making money or have money...So since money determines if your opinion means something, then RECORD SALES DO TELL HOW GREAT AN ARTIST YOU ARE!!!!!! Money determines records sales, so people who BUY hip hop/rap, determine who is a great artist! It's that simple! The better you are, the more people will spend their hard earned money on you. If you aren't that good, people won't spend money on you! See how it works? Once again, if you are too poor to have money, your opinion doesn't matter, sorry but that's how life works! So the people who do spend money on anything, they determine who is great. In this case we are talking hip hop/rap, so that means record sales do mean something! Name the top 10 best selling RAP/Hip Hop albums of all time. Did you know 5 of those albums are from Biggie/Pac/Em? Those are the 3 artists most say are the best of all time! But let's take it a step further, most white people over the age of 50 say the Beatles and Elvis Presley was the best group/singer of all time, guess who has sold the most albums all time? That's right the Beatles and Elvis. Ask black folks in their 30's and 40's who their fav singer all times was, most will say Michael Jackson. Guess how's the 3rd best selling artist of all time? Funny how that works huh? Anyone that is dumb enough to think sales don't have a say so on how great you are is a little kid who hasn't grown up yet and learned life. Your opinion, your one opinion is not as important as the MAJORITY OPINION! You will learn that in life! In the record industry the MAJORITY OPINION is determined by RECORD SALES. Sure MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice sold albums, but you have to look at the CAREERS of an artist not just a fluke hit song or one hit album! Em is great because he has done it over a long span of time, like Elvis, like the Beatles, like MJ. That is greatness! Great artists continue to sell over long periods...that's why they are great! The man was Billboards Artist of the Decade, need I say more? For you Em haters, you are basically saying he got lucky like MC Hammer, but only he got lucky for an entire damn decade??? Do you know how dumb you sound right now? In closing, your opinion doesn't mean shit unless you have money. People who buy Hip Hop/Rap have bought more of Em's albums than anyone else in the last 10 years. That means most of the people that buy Hip Hop/Rap, think he is GREAT. Your opinion that Canibus/Immortal/Rakim... is the best is just one man's opinion. The majority of Hip Hop/Rap fans for the last 10 years feels different! You all can have your one opinion, but we know how majority feels.

    • Berds

      ILLESTYDOC, First, Souljah Boy made money due only to the fact the Internet was widely accessible to the masses (kids) thus making his music largely known to everyone. KRS is and always will be on another level than Souljah Boy but he, being from an entirely different era did not have the help of the internet to get his music to the masses. Second, as much as marketing does play a role in sales nobody is going to buy a canibus record even if his label spent millions of dollars on marketing. His music only appeals to a small majority of listeners. Now Drake on the other hand had equal if not more marketing that Em did thus debunking your marketing theory. Third, and most importantly, MRNOLUV is dead on when saying sales do matter. Anyone who says otherwise is just ignorant to the fact. And yes, every once in a while a lower quality product will do extremely well but its time on the market will only be limited. Em has ten years of consistent numbers to back up all who disbelieve. Everyone can give their own opinion but 80,000,000 people already agree that Em is just that good.

    • who? me?

      4 real man sales have nothing to do with skills, that just means that the right songs/promotion was put together to push units out there yea alot of selling artist are very skilled, Kanye, jay, em, wayne T.I. (when he wants to be), etc. but there are artist out there that dont sell like these guys i just named but are just as skilled and talented but dont have the machine behind them to get them a million sales alot of fans nowadays just wanna hear whats new they dont care who it is or if its actually good music

    • illestydoc

      Your a fool, record sales do NOT determine whether an artist us great or not and only a completely mindless drone would state otherwise. Sales are a result of Marketing and not artistical skill level or album quality. The masses are psychologically conditioned via Market schemes to buying and believing the dellusions displayed in your post. Your comments on Canibus also symbolise your ignorance since you haven't for a moment taken into consideration the MASSIVE differance in the marketing budgets and schemes between him and Eminem, to put it simply for your simple mind. the masses have to be aware that Canibus has an album coming out before you can compare his sales with someone who's spent millions on marketing adds and television appearances. It therefore hasn't nothing to do with the public thinkin Eminems better than Canibus since most haven't heard both to be in a position to choose one over the other. By your retarded assertions Souljah Boy is greater than KRS when the fact is noone who is apart of Hip Hop culture would agree only those mainstream drones like yourself would. But bottom line is sales don't mean snythin other than whether or not you should look for another marketing team or not and they in no way shape or form speak to artistical skill level or album quality, and before you try n make your "little kid" comments i've been a private sales n marketing consultant for nearly 15 years and everything I've stated is fact not opinion.

  • elirootz

    I got so consumed i forgot to talk about the person the post was actually made for eminem, eminems first albums where undeniably a beautiful but different style of hip-hop. In no way do sales reflect how good of an artist you are especially in these days and times. But if you listen to all of Eminem tracks.....they speak for themselves.

  • jaybains

    I'm Black FYI: I like Em's Flow I like it more now than in the past, but lets be real what will he rap about next? still the same topic But ya all need to stop this racist shit its a good day at the end of the day for Hip hop!! I like Royce da 5'9 more so than the "Slim shady's" persona and if He doesn't sell like Em given the same promotion and what not, then we can say whose buying what and why but till then his skin color shouldn't be the main reason I mean look at "Asher Roth"

    • 12willy

      Why are you using Asher Roth in quotation marks like he doesn't exist? How are Royces record sales in any way reflective on skin color?

  • elirootz

    Ok lets get this all clear, first of all as you can tell if you've read the long list of comments, there are tons of ignorant people listening to rap now a days.I think alot of people just like me when they first heard drake on So Far Gone, thought he wasnt bad and he had some talent, which he would need to get to where he is today(which he doesnt totally deserve by any means). I think people are so use to hearing garbage on the radio that when they first heard drake it was a breath of fucking fresh air. The radio IN NO WAY plays the best music out there, you hear the same fucking songs all day on the radio and 90% of them suck dick if you like real music, but hey thats what money is good for. Getting to the point, i think the reason why most people hate on drake is bescause everyone swears hes so good, if you listen to music other than whats on the radio than you would know there are dozens of artist far more talented than drake is. That being said drake is good but no where near the level of what people put him on. Everyone argues over who is better, and you people argue with each other's OPINION, stop acting like your education ended in 6th grade. Everyone has their own opinion and as for HIP-HOP's state these days, you got gucci man on the radio screamin ad-libs like BURR on the radio and its repeated several times a day and the people playing this garbage actually have believable enthusiasm when presenting these fucking atrocities to the hip-hop culture. EDUCATE YOURSELF AND UNDERSTAND WHAT REAL MUSIC IS.

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  • SutterKane

    Only rapper with a snowballs chance in hell of selling more then that is Kanye

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  • Nas Esco

    I'm laughing at people who base greatness on record sales..fuck awards and record sales in hip hop..Feminem only sells good b-cuz good promotion..Dr.Dre signed him..he's part of the illuminati...He's white (white people gonna support there own regardless of subject matter)..White people are rich they outnumber us people of color so of course we ain't gonna sell they racist and biased..not all white folks but some..yes Em got a good flow but he don't appeal to everbody..he corny as fuck..slim shady alter ego was childish.At least michael jackson has the biggest selling album of all-time and he's black..Eminem may be the highest selling hip hop artist but c'mon he ain't the best..Rakim,ice cube,Nas,N.W.A,Wu tang clan, mobb deep,biggie,2pac,gang starr is my shit

    • OffMyNutz

      your really an idiot!Shady is the best hater!!!he is that dude.Every track he gets on with other artists he merks them,check the stats.He is part of the illuminati.you sound really stupid homey.....He was gone for a minute and gave cats alane and then he comes back and murders the game.Get off the soap box youngn.Shady is the G.O.A.T!!!Lyricall.flow,content.Please,you want to say he raps about the same thing again and again,do you listen to music or do you just skim through it???Every rapper out now except for a small few rap about how G they are and thier money,bitches,cars,jewels etc.Please homey,speak some truth not just hate based on bullshit!Grow up!

    • shady lady

      yeh hes the memba of illuminati ... u can call him freemason...... but did u really lisn to his new album recovery ...... hes all cleanin up .... i mean... hes really recovering.... he wants to gett outta that crap... but he may end up like 2pac n micheal jackson :(......

    • SutterKane

      LMAO...........I aint even gonna insult you because that was actually funny, good looks on the comic relief, this site be too serious sometimes, luckily people like you come with the humor here and there

    • Joe-Momma

      Man you're fucking retarded. Do the world a favor, go see Dr. Kevorkian.

    • 12willy

      And also... Yes there ARE rich white people. Probably more than any other race. But I'm fairly certain that they aren't spending their money on Eminem albums. That's just idiocy...

    • 12willy

      How the FUCK can you say "white people are rich". Do you realize that not EVERY white person has money? You're fucking retarded. Half of the people that post on this site are fucking retarded. It's ridicilious how you people type the shit you type then actually stand by it. If a person likes an artist. So fucking what!? And lets get this straight... I AM an Eminem fan. But I DO like other artists that AREN'T him. Believe it or not it's fucking possible! Also... Just because you type the names of artists you like doesn't make your statement any less retarded. "White people are rich." The fuck out of here. Go to the south and tell me that stupid shit.

  • Heat-357

    Eminem and Drake are both on it twice..... But anyways people are always arguing who makes real hip hop.... Some people say Em and Jay are real... Some say Nas and Roots.... Some say Drake and Weezy... Some say Gucci and anyone else who sounds exactly like him... Some say GUNIT.. But the truth is all the artists who made "Real Hip Hop" are 35+ and they aren't very entertaining anymore... And all the young cats rap about women and swag.... Which isnt entertaining to the so called "real hip hop fans"... Rap music used to make me want to pic up a mic or freestyle with my boys... Now days there isn't any music that inspires me to rap....

    • nicotime2000

      Yeah. Because no rapper over 35 ever rapped about girls or bragged about themselves i.e. swag. The problem with hip hop today isn't the artists or the music. it's the fans. Ya'll are stupid.

    • wow we

      Yayo doesnt inspire you??!!?? Shocking....

  • Eminem is not the goat

    I got a chainsaw, cut my mothers leg off Raped her, beat her with the stump Took a bunch of drugs Put my baby mama in the trunk I killed a bunch of imaginary people Im actually a nerdy white dude But want you to think Im evil mushrooms, oxy, exstacy, weed Britney, Mariah, michael jackson wheeeee! LOL! You Eminem stans are as corny as his lyrics...... Get a grip!

    • noivad12

      damn u funny lmao shadyyyyyyyyyy speaks for himself with his hard songs im not even gon argue wit U becuz u took half of what em has said in a ryme then didnt even finish it correctly you added your own words in ol decieving ass nigga you aint foolin nobody lmao go cop that RECOVERY

    • OffMyNutz

      Figures a hater like you would post those lyrics and not the other million verses he bodies.EAT a DICK hater!Lyrically he can't be seen.Which is obvious by the your blindness!Your also deaf!Haters like you prob have Gucci Manes nuts on thier chin!ASSHOLE!!!

    • SutterKane

      Quit cryin

    • what happened?

      I know a guy with a wooden leg I beat him with the peg Ive never been in an actual fist fight but in my songs im a serial killer I'll run you over with a truck Burn your apartment up, i dont give a fuck blah, blah, blah brainless bullshit!

    • OAKLAND187...

      "and I'm not about to and just keep rhymin one syllable. NAW!! Switch it up, and watch them haters not give it up, cuz ya just not good enough. Well I'm not giving up til I get my respect, and I wont stop til I get enough, cuz I'm not livin up to my own expectations. AWW!!! That hater alarm is soundin off!" Eminem just roasted you! Seduction mofucka, lol. i completely get ur post, ur just wrong...

    • lolwut

      You make a convincing argument, I now see...oh wait there are people that aren't retarded? Well nevermind then.

  • Faaaaake

    And when will people stop hating on other people's opinions? You dont need to argue with someone over their personal music taste or opinion, your not going to change their mind! I don't give a fuck if someone says Solja Boy is the best rapper alive... IT DOESNT MATTER!

  • Faaaaake

    All of this racial talk both ways is disgusting, Eminem is a human being, the colour of his skin makes no difference at all. The sooner people don't talk about skin colour the better, referring to someone as white or black is racism. Just refer to them as a person. Em sold very well and lets hope after Em and Drake's great 2 weeks Hip Hop will continue on the up! Stop hating people its people like you who start wars and discrimination!

  • Royce Himself

    recovery>>>>>>>>>>.how i got over/thank me later.

  • D.D.410wutup

    Damn y'all still goin' at this? how i got over > Recovery. End of story.

  • jayyyyyy8

    look at that 700k for em 450 k for drake 50 k for roots even 17 stacks for lil jon..lil jon of all ppl still sold 17 stacks in a wayyy post cruck rock phase lol..id say a win for hip hop..back?

  • E. Cole

    Sometimes numbers do lie! Em is going to sell, well because he is who he is...it's easier for him to cater to a certain group than others--who have to basically change a lot of their lyrical content to sell to the masses. (not all the time tho) So, let's stop frontin like it aint what it is. I'm not an Em fan, but he is dope!! I just happen to like a different kind of hip hop is all, i.e. Outkast, Scarface, Jay Z, KRS-One, P.E., Ice Cube, Roots, Dead Prez, Rakim, to name a few. Rap is just like Bball...some like Kobe, and some like D-Wade and Lebron. Me personally...I don't think Em is doper than a whole lot of rappers! That's just me though...

  • Get it correct

    numbers lie

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  • C-Arson

    The Roots- How I got Over > Eminem- Recovery Does anyone disagree that has fully listened to both?

    • OffMyNutz

      i did,and i do.Sorry homey but,Recovery is the better album.Hands down!

    • SutterKane

      I bought both and disagree *Shrugs* But whatever, to each his own

    • D.D.410wutup

      Nah I'm with you on that. How I Got Over is deeper than Recovery.

    • SoSoSoulful

      word homie! Roots beat Recovery for those who prefer true organic music. Either way, I'm content with the fact that Eminem actually has his heart back in the right place. The Roots will always have there hearts deep rooted in the game! 1

  • illestydoc

    The Roots numbers prove once again sales don't speak to quality, HIGO is hands down the dopest album out right now, it bodies Drakes weak shit n it's alot doper than Eminems joint imo but it got pretty much no marketin, whoevers runnin shit over at Def Jams a clown...Doesn't Market talent, throws a Mill signin bonus to SHYNE which is fuckin COMEDY, wants to sign Lloyd banks off one single that got moderate buzz WTF is wrong with you people guessin my peoples who tell me your on the verge of goin under where right...

  • You're gay

    @ papa smurf I'm getting sick of fagget ass black people like you that talk shit behind a computer. White rapper like the Beasties were there at the conseption and have paved the way for other white rappers..real rappers not gimmick rappers. You want to talk about fuckin the culture talk to D4L, Dem Franchise Boyz, Hurricane Chris, Chingy, Shop Boyz, etc, fuckin etc...All Black, all horrible. You are just a bitter, ashy mother fucker thats pissed cause white Eminem is a better lyrisist than 99% of black rappers past or present. If it wasn't for white people these rappers wouldn't sell and therefore wouldn't exisit so go fuckin kill yourself

  • PAPA GUNZ AKA MR FUCK HIP HOP

    I Aint gonna lie Recovery is a dope album but at the same time im getting sick and tired dickriding white enimen fans they give a bad name to hip hop yeah the nigga could rap but got damn if em pulled his dick out yall would all wait in line to suck the boy Dick off... is annoying as fuck White people could be so damn biased when it comes to music these crackers come in our culture then wanna dictate how the fuck it should go when a man blows up in our music this is a black man sport pay homage to the real niggas you cocksuckers

    • OffMyNutz

      EAT a FAT DICK RACIST!!!You sound a lil upset that the white boy is better than your favorite rapper,that he is the epitome of M.C!Don't be upset that his race buys music while our people bootleg every fucking thing and rappers get fucked over.Don't be mad at them.Who do you think bought Jay-Z albums,Drakes album,Weezy????Not us.So please stop with the reverse racism!If our rappers were as nice as Em we wouldn't be talking about this!Nuff SAID!!!

    • SUCK MY DICK BITCH CUZ U READ THIS

      i bought recovery 10 albums just so the whiteman beats that nigger/jew drake say sum bitch

    • WHITE BOY BLOOD/ CRACKAZ FO LIFE

      yall niggerz just jealous cuz the white boy killing the game full of niggerz ha ha ha fuck yall bich niggerz stay suckin on ya dick and keep rapping about rims..... im ridin spinners im ridin spinners they dont stop............

    • OutLaw96

      this jus proves black people are racist also.................... Tupac = G.O.A.T

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      haha you baboons are just jealous that a white guy rules what your best at

    • StupidWhiteMan

      I agree 100% ... white people are lame as fuck and dick ride Eminem's small pale penis for producing mediocre albums and redundant irrelavant subjectmater...BUT, can you blame white folks for doing that which is natural. It is natural for people of a particular race to support one of their brothers in an endeavor that looks like them. White people and all other non black people on the planet understand this practice. Why is it that black people are the only ones who dont understand the concept of "Support your own". Black people must EXCLUSIVELY support other black people in any endeavor. Yes white people are the scum of the earth, but can i really get mad at them for doing what they are suposed to do(Supporting other white people)? Black Power!

    • DGAF

      PAPA GUNZ i agree homie white peepz would love to get dick slapped by Em with there hands tied behind there back... And they think Em is the GOAT??? GTFOH and go get back in line for the Em ride bitch ass niggas. Recovery was okay not dope... Numbers dont mean shit cause Em gots stans leeching on tha niguhs dick. STFU

    • BULL5

      IT IS WHAT IT IS....WHAT U GONNA DO BOUT IT??...

    • Zeminem

      "I Aint gonna lie Recovery is a dope album" Hhahaa! Dude calling white boys dick-riders then what did you just do son? Fuck outta here man you even type like a white boy! SHOCK POST!!!

    • Rusty Scars

      your ignorant as fuck...and your post only confirms this...white people this...white people that....shut the fuck up...bitch made hater....punk..dont be pissed off at white people because a white man is G.O.A.T..and album sales prove it...you should be more concerned with the fact some other dude is pushing a couple more inches into your bitch...faggot

  • Rusty Scars

    Slim is the King of Hip-Hop...this quote takin from an article recently written by a dude named Paul Grein proves so...."Eminem has sold 36,519,000 albums, which makes him the top rapper on the list. He is way ahead of Jay-Z, who is #27 overall with sales of 27,888,000 albums."....All you haters can say is G.O.A.T...literally

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      @sdrider cuz em cares more about his lyrics and music rather then getting lebron james to a team which jay z owns 1% of haha but em's got money if you dont think so yours crazy

    • SDRider

      Jay-z make forbes, Eminem does not

    • illestydoc

      your a fuckin idiot, fa'real quit postin coz album sales dont mean shit idiot, their a result of a sales and marketing team not an artist, by your reasoning Souljah Boys better than 98% of rappers, Vanilla Ice is one of the greatest of all time, its clear you dont know shit about Hip Hop you jus follow mainstream industry RAP not Hip Hop coz Hip Hop has dozens of artists making albums that body slims entire catalogue.

    • smith55

      just because he got sales dotn make him the best jay-z is the best and jay-z dont sound like a kid

  • stan101

    dude all you guys got it wrong. number dont mean shit. this is what makes eminem above everyone else. When i listen to all this mans music. i feel as if i know him as a person. Thats what makes him better than wayne,drake,jay z. these guys r still good but em is on his own level.

  • Raider81

    Oh and to get to who the top 10 artists are for the end of the year battle will be decided through out the year by all emcee's battling each other. Those battle's can be done on the Shade 45 radio or on some cable channel like BET or FUSE. I don't think record sales should prove who the top ten are, I don't think that would be fair cause we all know artists can be better than their record sales. Also there should be an unsigned hype contest with who ever wins that battle gets a record deal to a major label. There is so much you can do with something like this. I hope someday this will be a reality.

  • Raider81

    Eminem=greatness Em is king of this hip hop shit, when his career is over he'll be the greatest to ever do it next to Pac. Biggie coming in 3rd! I would really love to see a hip hop freestyle battle at the end of each year, kind of like a hip hop playoff that leads to the championship. The top 10 artists of that year going at each other on the mic and whoever wins can claim they are the best in the game. That will settle all these phony claims of who's the greatest, who will slay who, etc etc. It can be a paper view event and there can be a rookie stage for up in coming artists and a group competition and other events going on as well. It should be a 3-4 hour event and cost like $44-50 like what the UFC charges. I think that would be amazing!

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  • C-Arson

    You Eminem fans are so jaded and biased that your not reasonable. Real hip hop heads dont have Em in their top 5.

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      @illestydoc and let me guess little wayne is in your top 5? makin songs about lollipops get the fuck outta here dude

    • that's bullshit. who are you?

      I started listening in 1983 when Run DMC came out and my pops got me a Grand Master Flash cassette. I have almost EVERY "Golden Era" release on cassette, LP or cd, as well as 1,000's of other singles and late 90's releases. Yet, Em is in my top 5. Am I not a real hip-hop head? If your opinion meant that much, you'd have more control than a message board comment.

    • DGAF

      Finally C-ARSON and ILLESTYDOC understand man this cat aint no God or Goat stans yall are the softest most hardcore dickryders in this damn world. Shit yall niguhs ride Em's dick harder then bitches did with Elvis. Got Damn. Em has done more in 10 years?? LMAO okay lil niguh.

    • illestydoc

      true...his catalogues weak, dissin chicks n pop stars corny songs like ass like that lol he doesnt make m top 20 let alone my top 5

    • C-Arson

      @.... what does thats mean? listen to whatever you want i don't give a shit.

    • ...

      "Real hip hop heads" The last time i checked we were free to listen to whatever kind of music we liked.

    • C-Arson

      you proving my point little boy.

    • Ganjarelli

      What a fucking idiot you are buddy. Em done more for the game the last 10 years than anybody else - fuck your Jay-Z or Lil' Wayne bullshit, i can hear your response already. Get back to your crack pipe bee-otch!!!

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    • illestydoc

      @TIisBack you shouldn't make assumptions with your stupid ass, lil Wayne lol fuck outta here dudes not in my top 1000 let alone top5 n your hero with his weak ass catalogue Em isn't in my top25 I'd maybe throw him in the top 50 somewhere clown...

  • GoDj112

    Eminem album is boring i wasnt one of the stupid one buying that pop album Kanye is better

    • EtherBoy

      WOW! A POP ALBUM? REALLY? Eminem is the best rapper out there right now - nobody can do it like him! All the other rappers out there (other than REAL artists like Talib, Andre Nickatina, and others I didn't mention that other people enjoy listening to) spit about sex, guns, girls, and cars. Eminem raps about his life; tell me one other artist that you can tell me about besides Eminem (one other artists bio). There's no body that is as to the point as Eminem. He doesn't hold anything back. He lets us know what he's gone/going through; the struggles, the hurts, the pains, the highs, the lows. Em is the realest artist out there and the sales show. Best album of the year! Oh, and that Kanye comment was very random and retarded. He puts out 808's, which was an album where he sung in auto-tune. I know it was necessary, but don't start complaining about Em putting out pop then saying Kanye's better. Apparently you don't research and/or listen to all his music.

  • shakazoooloo

    Okay time for somebody to POP EM!

  • JordanM91

    Haters need to start looking at facts: - Eminem has the fastest selling first-week album in history, when MMLP sold 1.79 million copies in its first week. - Eminem has 2 of his albums in the 10 highest selling albums of the decade, MMLP and eminem show. Both of those albums did 20+ million worldwide EACH - Eminem is the highest selling artist (not just rapper, ARTIST) of the decade (2000's). And he was gone for half of the decade. - Eminem is in his own league when it comes to longevity and relevance, the only other rapper that can compete with that is Jay-Z, and even then, Eminem still sells more records than he does. Years from now, ppl will look back and see how much his albums sold even in the midst of a recession and a time where album sales were lacking, for multiple reasons including bootlegging from the internet. Recovery is his 6th str8 number 1 album. - Eminem was voted 'Best Rapper Alive' when vibe did that poll, by actual hip hop fans, beating jay-Z by quite a bit of votes. And this was when Eminem didn't even have Relapse out, and he was still in his 4/5 year hiatus. - Eminem was the first rapper to win an oscar for his song 'Lose Yourself' - Eminem is the best selling rapper of ALL TIME (Yes, Past 2pac), with over 80 million records sold. And by the end of his career, he will most likely his the 100 million mark, and again, be the first rapper to do that (probably the only one). - Out of his 6 albums, the only album that didnt win 'Best Rap Album' at the grammys was his album Encore. and Recovery will most likely win best rap album again. He has around 11 total grammys It's funny that even eminem says he didnt like Encore or relapse, yet Encore still sold 11 million worldwide and Relapse still won best rap album. I guess em is a perfectionist. we all know he has too many awards to count (and they say numbers dont lie). It's FACTS like these that make Eminem legendary status at the end of the day, whether you like it or not. Hate him or love him, you have to respect him. He's definitely left his mark, and talkin shit about him...you just look stupid. Do your research before u just talk shit. If you dont like him, dont listen to him and dont click on articles with his name on it just to talk shit.

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      his catalogue is weak? do you even know what a catalogue is? you could give him a subject and he could rap about it and make it sound good and make sense he is very diverse and you can name 100 rappers he couldnt out rap? ok im waiting for those hundred cuz that is pure bscso just stop talking

    • illestydoc

      and the FACT is all of that is irrellevent groupie, Sales are not a result of either Album quality or an Artists skill level, his catalogue is weak and doesnt even remotely compete with a 100 rappers I could mention, the fact is he gets dick rode by cats based purely on his flow and nothing more. and from your post its clear your and idiot who thinks sales are meaningfull so imma waste no more time with you

  • Big P 1

    Everyone talks about who the greatest is. Well to me there are a lot of great artists, but none as versatile as eminem. People talk the whole biggie talk; has anyone every heard the "real dead wrong"? You know, the original one with eminem on it. The one before they eliminated his verse for the radio. Listen to that song and then tell me who was "more advanced" at that time.

    • Golden ERA

      ^^^^^^^ Co-Sign like a mofo!!!! ASRX speaks the truth. Finally someone who knows their Hip Hop History!!!!

    • ASRX

      The original "Dead Wrong" was recorded in 1994 and was originally on a Mister Cee Mixtape. Its material from B.I.G's "Ready to Die" era. Em was still doing demo tapes when that song was made. The original was produced by Easy Mo Bee who also produced "Runnin from the Police" around the same time, the song with Pac, Biggie, Stretch and Dramacydal. That Song was supposed to be on the original THUG LIFE album, the album that came out in stores was actually the 3rd version, Pac scrapped the first two versions because of sample and artist clearance troubles etc. Em is dope but GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. Em Had 5 years to come up with a better verse. BIggies second verse was removed and Em pasted on way later.

    • 12willy

      "I got a lion in my pocket, I’m lyin, I got a nine in my pocket And baby I’m just, dyin to cock him He’s ready for war, I’m ready for war I got machetes and swords for any faggot that said he was raw My uz’ as, heavy as yours, yeah you met me before I just didn’t have as large an arsenal of weapons before" Simply genius. The hate that Eminem recieves is purely out of jealousy. All there is to it.

  • mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    wow, 741000 gay feminem dickridaz bought recovery from fallin flat on my face twice on renegade and 604000 gay flake dickridaz bought suck me later. dat'z ova a million people. am i da only one dat'z straight in diz lame cuntry?

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      haha no thats handy this is mandy personally i think its the same person but this mandy name is all on jay z and handy is all on little wayne

    • Ganjarelli

      Aren't you that faggot who's always talkin about Lil' Wayne like you wanna suck the man juice out that nigga? Bitch please, go find another site to share your ignorant bullshit with....

  • Uh-huh

    Yawl act like Em was suppose to flop or something. This ain't news, dudes a legend with a solid fan base period. Props but... When you go outside what's thumping out of the trunks and the clubs? Drizzy and Rick Ross. Don't get it confused.

    • 12willy

      I don't think anyone is so much confused as.. Well.. They don't give a fuck. I don't by my albums based on what OTHER people are "bumping" in their trunks. I buy my albums because... Well... I like the music. That's just me though. No hating on Drake or Rick Ross... But I PURCHASED Recovery... And MAY download Thank Me Later.

  • TheLame

    Looks like yawl really do care about sales. Fake fucks. I THINK I'M BIG MEECH,LARRY HOOVER,WHIPPING WORK HALLALUAH and that lil noise in the back is Diddy running the money counter! You bitches!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Mrnoluv

    What's wrong with these fools? Anyone that hates/disses/talks shit about Em is showing their age! Stop being a little kid, what you are seeing with Em is the best hip hop/ rap has ever seen. I know you are going give me your opinion, I don't want to hear that, I want facts, I could care less about what you like, it's all about what the majority likes. Most people luv this album, most think Em is the best out there and most think Em is top 5 MC all time! If you don't agree you need to stop being a little kid about it and grow up and admit, that is how most hip hop fans feel.The numbers show it and have been that way for the last 10, that's right 10 years! This ain't no fluke. Why do you think Em won both best rapper alive and best rapper of all time (I won't say what mag out of respect but you know what I'm talking about). Like him or not Em is a legend! 700K when other artists like Pretty Boy Drake and his 13 year old teenybopper fans run the industry is simply amazing to me. Em may not be the MJ or rap in your opinion, but he is certainly at least the Kobe of rap!

  • C-Arson

    ALL I KNOW THAT NEW BIG BOI IS THE SHIT. Sir Lucious Left Foot: Son of Chico Dusty- It has a mainstream sound in a way similar to Recovery but doesn't sound as forced which I thought was the only real draw back of Em's new joint. Rhymes are Dope, Beats are overwhelmingly Funky and its easily approachable without dumbing itself down. I tip my hat to b.i.g. b.o.i. 5x's best album thus far this year.

  • Why!

    top 5 ablums 1) roots how i got over 2)Nas & Damien Distant relatives 3) Eminme Recovery 4/5) Drake Thank me Later/Bob adventures of bobby ray

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  • PDizzle83

    Shyne is a GOOF! punk bitch, he cant spit shit! for all the haters, there is 744,000 people(this week) that disagree with you... and there over 80 million worldwide that disagree.. Shady is the greatest selling artist (not just rapper) of the decade, so take all your drake, ice cube shit somewhere else. Cube WAS great but his time has passed! The only other emcee in the world that can touch EM's numbers is Pac, but he dead and Em is alive, setting the bar higher than everyone else..

    • OutLaw96

      1.Tupac 2. Eminem 3. Jay Z

    • Bla5t

      Hahaha hell yeah Lil nigga PDIZZLE83 suckin that Em dick dry on tha coo. Come on now son keep preechin fool aint nobody followin you jus your stan buddies. 744,000 peepz??? Nah son you dont get it LMFAO.. Em stans dont jus buy one Album they over do it with 5 to 10 albums jus to show Em who loves this cat more like he really gives a shit..

    • Macca187

      You conveniently left Jay-Z out of all that... Plus sales achievements don't necessarily equal lyrical skill. Don't get me wrong, Em is my 3rd favourite rapper, but you're taking Stanism to a new level with this post.

    • PDizzle83

      find me one emcee out there that has loyal fans like Em, find me one emcee that has achieved anything close to Em, find me one emcee that almost did 2 million in one week on sophomore album(MMLP), find me one emcee that followed up those numbers on his next album(eminem show), find me one emcee who put out 2 sub par albums(Encore - Relapse) and still went multi platinum, find me one emcee that has conquered the game and gained as much respect in the last decade! NO ONE CAN, the only emcee's who can are dead. R.I.P 2Pac, Biggie, BigL, Big Pun...

  • sureshot2k5

    Y r people still comparing album numbers from 5+ years ago??!?! Drake is one of the hottest rappers out right now, and his numbers are proving just that. hes gonna get a platinum plaque, when only a selected few would reach it every year. HES ONE OF THEM! Jay-z, Em...Lil wayne..and possibly Drake.. don't mean hes nearly as good as them, BUT his numbers are really good. Dont bs and say its NOT, when it clearly is great numbers.

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  • noivad12

    jus for the record all those comparing a legend to drake is beyond lame so shut tha fuck up wit that mann drake is on his way to bein a legend em is the highest selling rap artist yeah check the records overall hes the highest selling rap artist of the decade so comparing him to drake is lame period drake jus sold 400k in 1 week so hes still the shit RECOVERY is fire oh and i bought both albums

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      drake doesnt even belond in the same sentence as em thats really an insult to em but if your trying to compare sales drakes album is at 604 thousand after a couple weeks em did 744 thousand in his first week em will go platinum next week drake wont go platinum for a few weeks ummm case closed

    • Damn Right..

      I dunno why people cant just be fans of both. Admit Drake did his thing and will continue to build himself up but Em is already an extremely established artist. They both did great, Em did better.. its all good.

  • chase_K

    Em just shitted on errrbody.....and what a drop off by Drake......he gon have a hard time goin plat..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ8VoPhFmmE what is that ^^^ oh thats that real shit that dope shit that shit u need to gon' click

  • WHITE POWER

    WE RUNNING HIP HOP........ BASKETBALLS NEXT!

  • noivad12

    i cant believe it sold more than relapse i figured it would sale the same but damn more n e way it deserves it recoverys fuckin ill fo real..700 k in 1 week damn niggas gon hate that white boy

  • Dillan

    wtf should i remind everybody dat this is drakes first album and hasnt had as much time as em to acquire a large fanbase, em is dope but sumtimes he can be corny as shit drakes gunna own it

    • Dojah

      its been two 1/2 years since wayne put him on and constant radio play. Stop kidding yourself

    • Dojah

      It's been 2 1/2 years since Wayne put him on. He's had plenty of viral constant radio play. Your kidding yourself.

    • SutterKane

      Dont pull the whole "He's a new artist" argument with Drake because its not true. Drake had a million mixtapes, an EP with a hit song on it that nearly went gold, He's standing next to one of the biggest stars, on the hottest laabel in the game, with a Ton of Star Guest appearences on his album..........Thats not exactly like an artist nobody knows The only other "Debut" artist that was ever set up that nicely was 50 cent, and for the record, his Debut CD sold a helluva lot more.......Just sayin

  • The.Watcher

    Just goes to show you: sell out, make a pop record about bitches, being the GOAT and feature pop stars...and you sell 700K.

  • KUSH NAP

    Shyne gonna run hip hop in 2012

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    • ImFromDaSouth 239/404

      I keep telln niggas, that Shyne is coming hard, regardless of how he change his voice. These same niggas talkn shit bout Shyne be on his dick as soon as the mainstream start poundn his shit in their heads. Some niggas react to others comments and make their decisions off other peoples input instead of actually listening to it and coming up with their own opinion.. U niggas who doubt him just wait he comin!!

    • peeatchu

      Shyne currently is way far from where his rapping was at 2004, the only thing he can ruin is a cookie jar because he sounds like the cookie monster.

    • dj_noname

      Shyne running trains in prison

    • sean w

      Shyne ain't gon' run shit...period.

  • REAL...HIPHOP....

    EM NEW ALBUM IS CLASSIC. HE IS SPEAKING ON SOME REAL THANGS AND IT NEEDS TO BE HEARD. EM IS TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE WITH THE MIC. MAJOR PROPS FOR REPRESENTING TRU ART AND HIP HOP. HE IS ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • miguel Guttierres

    Man 744K? In 2010? Congrats to Eminem for that accomplishment. Em snapped on Recovery and the production was on point all throughout the album. I say this is the best hip hop album of 2010 next to Distant Relatives so far. By the way, I wonder where all the Drake fans are at. Em's numbers probably shut them up for the day...

  • SutterKane

    Every time Em comes back strong, one of the more enjoyable parts is watching his detractors spew anger threw the internet, reminds me of that freestyle him and Royce spit in england a few weeks ago "Now I'm back, looking no worse for wear, got these haters mad enough to start pullin out hair and punching the air" or summin like that A few heads in this thread seem like they fit that description, lol

  • box

    good for em, and even tho i ain't a big drake fan good for that equal as well,but top list without krsone or cube is a joke how can anyone put pun over cube? are you fuccn' serious you new equals have no ideal,and no face in your list? hahahhahahahaa legit list my dicc yell www.myspace.com/panhandoelrcorp

  • THE VOICE OF GOD

    YOU GUYS ARE FUCKIN IDIOTS!!!!!!! DO YOU EVER CONSIDER THAT SOMEONE LIKE ICE CUBE IS BETTER THAN EMINEM??????? ICE CUBE TELLS STORIES. REAL LIFE, HOOD, PASSIONATE, POLITICAL, PICTURES OF WHATS GOING ON IN OUR COMMUNITIES. (AND HAS A CRAZY CATALOG) BUT EMINEM SPITS MULTI'S, A HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR ABOUT UNREALISTIC, CORNY, FANTASY, MAKE BELIEVE NONSENSE. AND HE'S THE GREATEST OF ALL TIMES??!!???!!! YOU GUYS ARE IGNORANT FUCKIN ROACHES!!!!!

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      illestydoc seriously you say em has no catalogue in every comment but do you even know what a catalogue is??? and im still waitin on those 100 rappers em cant fuck with???

    • josh what

      ems first 3 albums were as real as any ice album, but better

    • josh what

      ems first 3 albums were as real as any ice album, but better

    • Knuckz

      Co-Sign Voice of God's Opinion. Eminem is a great rapper, but to be a GOAT you have to contribute to the culture. How many people ever said that they were influenced by Eminem? Most rappers Today credit Jay, Nas, Cube, Pac or Biggie as an influence. Biggie, Nas & Pac credit Cube as influence I hate to pull the race card, but Eminem sells because white people can identify with him. Just like the Beastie Boys have sold more than most groups . That makes them hall of fame worthy, but not GOATs. As I said, Eminem is great, but not the greatest. Sales make him the highest selling artist, but not the GOAT. He is top 10 though.

    • DGAF

      Cosign VOICE OF GOD Em aint nun son.. Recovery isnt 744,000 but the dickriders fuck this nigga so go out and buy 100 ablums. How pathetic. 200,000 maybe if Stans would be normal and buy one album. But i guess they tryna make the only white rapper on top haha that's sad ONE. Too many Artist alot more genius wit it that would chew Em like a piece of fruity gum.

    • illestydoc

      your wasting your time in here arguin with Eminem groupies they're all idiots who get swept awy by irrellevent sales figures and his flow, even though his catalogues weak Ice Cubes first 4 albums body Eminems entire catalogue but these groupies think multis are all it takes to be considered a great lyricist and rapper

    • Smittyon the beat

      Dog.. please.. Em has plenty of songs where he is talkin about real shit. Shit that everybody can relate to. He makes some goofy ass songs, he makes songs where he just snaps on the beat and he makes some songs like goin through changes, till I collapse, the way I am, stan and so on.... That are as real as it gets.

    • C-Arson

      C0-SIGN VOICE OF GOD!

    • KUSH NAP

      SOMETHING WRONG WITH EMOTION??? GET SOME, GET A PULSE WHILE YOUR AT IT, FUCKIN ZOMBIE!!

    • SutterKane

      Take your caps lock button off, you puttin to much emotion into your blogging SMH

    • THE VOICE OF GOD

      LOL! 20 YEAR CATALOG AND THATS THE SONG YOU BRING UP. DUMB RADIO ZOMBIE FUCK! GET A CLUE!

    • JR Rider

      Yes...you can do it put your back into it is a hot topic in our community I like Cube but Em is a top 5 of all time sorry...

  • Royce

    Recovery is dope props to eminem.....da roots album is classic in my opinion

  • six duce

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.....all i gotta say to all these drake lovers is..hahahahahahahahahahaha....as the great pun said "im laughin at u now..ha ha ha ha.....drake got more radio spin than anyone out there besides maybe wayne n it took him two weeks to reach gold!....eminem drops an album n in one week he not only matches drake but exceeds it!.....drake is HIGHLY overrated!...jus remember that eminem is THE best rapper alive.....FUCKAZ.....401 till im in the ground son!

    • Damn Right..

      Yeah that was dumb.. his album did leak.. Em has a solid album, it is a bit poppy but he gave his fans aggressive content and just spit on this album. I just dont see why people cant be a fan of multiple artists. I enjoy Drake's music aswell as Em's music and I am happy for the success of both artists. Just enjoy the music.

    • dj_noname

      @ imme Eminem's album leaked 3 weeks before it was released. so your theory is garbage

    • imme

      Shut the hell up --- do you have an album out? hahahahaha laugh at that. He reached gold thats all that mattered. Maybe if Eminems album leaked 2 weeks before it was to come out he would be in the same boat.

    • ignorance is bliss

      You acting like what these artists do has an impact on your life. Why do you care who sold what and how long it took them to do it?

    • Greg Harris

      I feel you. To me, not only is he extremely over-rated, but he's just plain whack. As we all know, if its on the radio, people like it. That's all people care about nowadays.

  • POPPADESO

    Lol You little Dxer's are gunna hate, while Em will share the GOAT glory with Pun, Nas, Biggie, Pac, and Jay.

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  • PDizzle83

    You guy's are all stupid Eleven Grammy Awards, 10 MTV VMAs, seven American Music Awards, seven #1 albums, an academy award for "Lose Yourself", and oh yeah, he's sold more than 80 million albums worldwide!!! Put that in your pipe and smoke it haters!!!

    • Illness:O

      Bruce, the difference is consistency. MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice have 1 cd that sold a shit ton. Eminem has 7

    • sho nuff

      do you guys really value art as a numbers game? and although lose yourself is a great song, who cares if a music artist wins a movie award, and who cares about those others bullshit accolades, i mean what the fuck does an mtv award mean? mtv is garbage and pretty much has always just been a promotional vehicle for record labels to sell their artists. but that aside eminem is obviously one of the best to every do it. he has the techinical ability. he has mainstream and underground support. he has fantasy tracks and he has fantastic politcal statement tracks and stories. thats not to say other rappers aren't as talented or even better in some respects. but you have to look past the bullshit and give respect where respect is do. just cause you dont feel something doesnt mean its wack. and as we all know mc hammer and vanilla ice, tony yayo are not premier rap artists or poets. but dont be hating on people hustling and getting their paper. mc hammer went broke hooking up everyone in his hood with jobs and investing in them. that cats heart was in the right place. vanilla ice knows and always knew he was a gimmick. he doesnt care because he's getting paid and nobody defends him like he was some sick ass rapper. but to compare eminem to vanilla ice is just plain ignorant. they are different era's, different leagues, and different people all together. dont be racist and dont talk numbers. talk talent. what other rapper do you know dominated the battle circuit in the late 90's? the only cat's that ever handed eminem a loss are juice and rhymefest. know your history and learn some manners.

    • bruce leeroy

      MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice got good numbers too..... Oh yeah, and Tony Yayo is a muti-millionare rap artist. Smoke that garbage! lol

  • JOE6PACKNC336GBORO

    this shit right here is just lame an yall grown men i think but school is out ha

  • MikeDub469

    Congrats to the homie Em on the 1st week sales. Drake doin aiight too...cool, but Y'ALL NEED TO SUPPORT MY NIGGA JOSEPH WAYNE MCVEY, better known as Z-RO!!! YouTube him, Google, Bing him or something. He's one of the realest out there.

  • iBar

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    • bruce leeroy

      Do you want people to hate you????????? Bullshit post like that garner zero interest in your wack shit! So keep doin it.

  • Fishscale

    who really gives a fuck about a chart??

  • Headache313rd

    THAT'S WHATS UP FOR Z-RO AND EM I KNEW HE WAS GONNA SELL BUT LIL JON DAM THAT SAD HE NEED TO GO BACK TO THEM PUSH THAT NIGGA PUSH THAT HOE CRUNK MUSIC... CHECK MY MUSIC AND VIDEOS OUT I GOT SOME NICE MUSIC COME TAKE A COUPLE MINS AND LISTEN TO THEM I WILL APPRECIATE IT... www.youtube.com/Headache313rd

  • ImFromDaSouth 239/404

    I like Em, he is dope as hell, u gotta give props to him.. I will say this though PAC is the GOAT!! Reason EM can do them type of numbers today is because of the way he hit the scene, clowing and being goffy, but at the same time he got a serious side to him. He not only got blacks attention but he got whites attention especially those who didn't really care to much for rap. Now that he is in the game they got someone to lean on :) so u best believe when his shit drop white folks gone snatch the original off top before they snatch any other artist. Alot of blacks gone do the same, except the young generation some white/black who do the most downloading. So basically when u appeal to white and blacks, (of course there are other races that dig him) u can expect to these type of numbers expecially if your singles you chose to put out to promote the album is banging. Em is a controversal rapper, and that type of shit appeals to the audience and that gets you notariety and people can't wait to hear what you got to say, on top of that you being a dope artist to. No one was more controversal than Pac, and thats one reason he was so well known. When he spoke he had every niggas attention in the room!! 50 came out with the same type of attention but he stop backing it up with his music, and now his beefs don't even do it for his sales. Only rappers that have a chance of going platinum these days are Em, Wayne, Jay, Ti, Jeezy, Drake, Andre 3000. Believe it or not Big Boi going platinum when he drop.. Congrats to Em though!! I still gotta snatch my copy or recovery. I passed on the Relapse though.. Funny voices was getting old..

    • ImFromDaSouth 239/404

      I said I passed on it. Not i didn't hear it. My niggas was bumpn it also. Especially my nigga from the "D" so hell I had no choice but to hear it when fucking with him. He had some joints on there that I like but I didn't see a need to snatch it besides adding it to the archives. By the way I did leave off Kanye & Game, they can still put out a platinum album today.. Ross got the lyrics to do it also but to many wanna be hard niggas hatin on that CO shit.

    • Smittyon the beat

      Thats the problem with the relapse feedback... People hate on it and didn't even listen to it. If you enjoy past eminem albums you will enjoy relapse.. I promise you that. He didn't do much promoting of relapse. Therefor he missed out on the massive sales he could have achieved with it being his "Come-back" album. People listened to "we made you" and heard it wasn't his best album so the word of mouth automatically was that it sucked. My boys and I got relapse and bumped it until my speakers blew out. When we heard people were dogg'n it, we thought it was some kind of joke. Relapse is faaaaaaaar from garbage yall. Just because it is no "Eminem show" doesn't mean its not a dope ass album. Recovery is even better and is another one for the history books.

  • Stu

    Everybody here talking trash about this album.. My very unbaised opinion about em's recovery album.. The lyrics on this CD is top notch. The album easily gets a 9/10 if judged on lyrics. The albums let down is that the beats & production used is a bit commercial with a pop sound. Rihanna and pink only do hooks so it's not like he sold out. That boy is still spitting some retarded insane stuff on the album. This skin colour thing is just rubbish talk. Where's Paul wall, Bubba Spaxx, Asher Roth etc.. what R their numbers like???? I personally would have loved the beats to have been a little more on the hiphop side. Have you heard tracks like Seduction, On fire and almost Famous??? This boy shits on your fav rapper with the lyrics on this CD.. Lyrics 9.5/10 Beats/Production 6.5/10 Chorus/Hooks 6/10

  • HIP HOP'S ADVOCATE

    SHOUT OUT TO MY NIGGA (EM) FOR SHOWING THAT TRUE LYRICAL RAPPERS and MUSIC WITH MEANING STILL CAN SELL. And To All The MUTHAFUCKAS THAT HATE TO GIVE THIS MAN HIS CREDIT By Keep Saying "WHITE PEOPLE BOUGHT IT, THAT'S THE ONLY REASON WHY HE SOLD SO MUCH" GET THAT RETARDED AZZ SHIT OUTTA HERE CAUSE IT'S FUNNY AS HELL TO ME WHEN (EM) SELL GOOD AS HELL, HE NEVER GETS CREDIT FOR HIS TALENT or BEING THE BEST "LYRICAL RAPPER" IN THE GAME TODAY... IT'S ALWAYS SOME LAME AZZ EXCUSE ABOUT HIS SKIN COLOR or HIS FANS SKIN COLOR, THAT SHIT JUST STUPID AS HELL TO ME and DON'T MAKE SENSE CAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHITE PEOPLE BUY EVERYBODY SHIT INCLUDING (50 CENT, JAY-Z & LIL WAYNE) BUT I NOTICE NIGGAZ DON'T SAY THAT SAME SHIT ABOUT THEM WHEN THEY SELL GOOD... THAT'S HYPOCRITICAL AS A BITCH!!!

  • Monroe

    EM KILLLED IT ON THAT CD. FUCK THE HATERS NOOOONE CAN COME CLOSE TO THAT CD. GUCCIS NEW MIXTAPE IS WHAT IM BUMPEN RIGHT NOW BUT EM STILL BRINGS BACK THE BEST ALBUM OF 2010.

  • SouthPhilly215

    Checkout the kid Nico The Beast on HipHopDx today!!! http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/audio/id.11375/title.nico-the-beast-f-2ew-gunn-ciz-toke-jones-number-one-single-prod-kornswagger

  • Megan fox lover

    Man if Z-ro is a legend then Jim jones is top 5 lyricist dead.or.alive. Fuck The South!!!!!

    • J1DABOSS

      SHE HASN'T EVER HEARD Z-RO OBVIOUSLY

    • JasonCTown

      It's true, the South is running this.....right into the ground. Im not speaking in general here, because there is plenty of GREAT southern artists, loads of them. However, if you look at what is considered popular (shit played on the radio....nonstop) and you think that is the clearest representation of Southern artists, then that is sad and I personally feel it's misguided. There is plenty of better Southern hip-hop, but it's too bad it isnt being promoted.

    • 180%

      @ Megan fox lover Fuck your life nigga. And the bitch who didnt get an abortion on your ass.

    • 180%

      Fuck your life nigga. And the bitch who didnt get an abortion on your ass.

    • Don da Killer

      FUCK U BITCH!!! Thats y the south running the fuckin rap game!!

  • Reality1111

    Eminem wasn't shit until 2pac died. Stupid music industry.

    • Reality1111

      Ok so maybe this will clear things up. Imagine if the NBA folded today and none of the players played anymore, and the league was defunct, except for one player John Wall. Then John Wall goes to the WNBA and plays 10 years and wins 10 titles in a row and everybody says he is the G.O.A.T. Then somebody else says well, Wall is playing agianst all women and not playing against the players who used to be considered the best. The competition is much weaker and different. That is what it is like to me for Eminem. The best era for hip hop was 1984-1996. That's when all the best emcees were around. Nobody even heard of Eminem, until after 1996. So when you want to compare Em to Kool G Rap, Kane, 2Pac, KRS, Rakim etc. Em wasn't around during the prime years of those rappers. Now when Em looks to sell records today, he doesn't compete with any of those legends. He competes with much weaker competition. Hip Hop is not relevant today like it was from 1984-1996. For many people it is a joke and not taken seriously. It wasn't a joke from 1984-1996 it was the real deal. So for somebody to say Em is the G.O.A.T, yes I consider him to be as good or close to the best, but imo there is just no way you can say he is the G.O.A.T because he didn't battle with the best emcees of all-time and his career came after their careers were mostly over. Look who Em competes with today in hip hop or rap:Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye, JayZ etc. To me, none of them are that great. Em isn't dropping albums when Biz Markie debuts, he's not dropping albums in Biggie's prime, he's not dropping albums when NWA becomes relevant, etc. He's dropping albums when people like Lil Wayne is making rock albums and the industry is sort of a joke. Its no disrespect to Em, I just think that if the 1997-2010 era is considerably weaker than the 1984-1996 era that it is a disservice to the legendary emcees from the golden era to say that Em has is the G.O.A.T. Em may be the G.O.A.T post 1997, but he's not going up against Chuck D, Guru etc. in their primes. He's going up against fruitcake emcees for the most part. Maybe I will try this comment again to see if I get a different response.

    • Reality1111

      It was a simple statement that ya'll had to over anylyze. The music industry was responsible for the rise and fall of 2Pac. The music industry was responsible for the rise of Eminem. Eminem wasn't popular until after 2Pac's career was over. Did Eminem's record deal have anything to do with 2Pac not having one since he wasn't around anymore? Who knows. The music industry changed course after 2Pac died and its not what it used to be. If you want to think up conspiracies go ahead, could care less. The original statement is a fact.

    • ottomLeon

      Reality111 do you even have a fucking point with that empty ass observation? Seriously.... you're saying a bunch of nothing.

    • OAKLAND187...

      Ok whatever, agreed this was a dumbass convo, but i believe if Pac were alive he woulda worked with Eminem MMLP/ Eminem Show era and anyone sayin otherwise is trippin'. Pac appeciated creativity. in fact i think a younger pac woulda been an em fan. at least he 1st 3 album & 8 mile era. yeah all speculation but i ain't one of them dumb fans who think eminem was 100 black panther/ superthug. pac was a goofball at times, a more complex person than most give him credit for a fan of both, both are legends pac/big debatable best dead. eminem/ jay best alive. and just to throw it in nas is up there like a mufucka!

    • ac38

      then my bad for some wrong info,thats just what i heard from many other people.if pac was alive he probably wouldve never worked wit em 2day.and if u think today em is the g.o.a.t. than u must not know true hip hop in my opinion.em today has corny ass lyrics and raps 1000 times faster for some reason and it sucks.em fell off after encore

    • Reality1111

      How do you connect the two? "pac died in 96' dre didn't know about Eminem's existence till 98' how do you connect the two?" Here you just did it yourself.

    • Myspace/the-xtc

      this is the stupidest convo i have seen on this site... REALLY? EMINEM AND TUPAC? pac died in 96' dre didn't know about Eminem's existence till 98' how do you connect the two? cuz dre signed him? get the fuck out of here

    • Reality1111

      Exactly. You said it yourself "Em wasn't even discovered at that time" Em wasn't discovered until after 2Pac died. It is what it is. Not saying I'm a 2pac or Eminem fan. Just calling it like it is.

    • Pranjira45

      2pac fans embarrass me. How can a guy so talented have such a dumbass fanbase? Eminem is the best selling artist of all time, stop making excuses and GET THE FUCK OVER IT!

    • RandyJP

      Sounds like insecure 2pac fans are back at it making excuses to make themselves feel better that Em has surpassed their god in sales. This dumb ass saying pac hated Em's music, fucking dumb cunt. I hate pac fans who misrepresent pac for their own selfish reasons. Pac dissed dre for leaving deathrow, that's all, then he died a few days later. Em wasn't even discovered at that time. lol 2pac fans are such MORONS. I got mad respect for pac but seriously - most of his fans are so full of shit it's unbelievable. They try too damn hard.

    • Reality1111

      How is that a bullshit comment. "DRE ROLLED WITH PAC, PAC DIED, THEN DRE ROLLED WITH EM". That's what happened.

    • Reality1111

      Nobody is saying there is a conspiracy. But the 2Pac incident is unsolved. Its not like people know exactly what happened.

    • EMINÆŽM

      EMINÆŽM came out in 96 With an album called Infinite

    • OAKLAND187...

      OMFG NO I SEE REALITY1111 BULLSHIT COMMENT, DRE ROLLED WITH PAC, PAC DIED, THEN DRE ROLLED WITH EM. WTF KIND OF BULLSHIT OF THE HISTORY LESSONS U TRYING TO GIVE THESE KIDS. DRE LEFT DEATH ROW, PAC DISSED THE FUCK OUTTA HIM, PAC DIED. A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER EM AND DRE HOOKED UP. NOW SHUT THE FUCK UP.

    • OAKLAND187...

      WTF ARE YOU IDIOTS TALKING ABOUT, PAC DIED 96 EMINEMS DEBUT 99, SO SHUT THE FUCK UP! MAKING SHIT UP LIKE PAC NEVER LIKED EM'S MUSIC, I BET THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE, IF PAC GAVE HOUSE OF PAIN PROPS ON NOTHIN LIKE THE OLD SCHOOL. AND PAC STARTED OUT REAL CREATIVE AND EM NEVER EVEN SHOWED SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN TILL ENCORE. SOME OF THESE YOUNG MOTHEFUCKERS ARE SO RETARDED. AND PAC IS M FAVORITE ARIST BUT I THINK EMINEM IS A BETTER LYRICIST, BUT WHO GIVES A SHIT, LIKE EM BOTH BUT NO CONSPIRACY THERE.

    • 180%

      @ MOSMOI Your fucking your mom if you think Tupac woulda work'd with Em haha joke, you should do stand up for us. Yeah nigga and Air Forces make you Fly dumb bitch.

    • Reality1111

      2pac didn't hate Em's music. He never even heard of it. The fact is that 2pac was assassinated, he didn't just wake up and jump off a bridge. He was killed. Dre rolled with 2pac. 2pac was the biggest selling rap artist in the music industry. Then 2pac was killed. Then Dre started rolling with Em. Now Em is the biggest selling rap artist in the music industry. If you don't see the connection, then why did the same guy work with both artists. And when exactly did Dre have anything to do with Em? Not until 2pac was shot.

    • MddlFingaUp

      There's a 3 yr gap between Pac's death (R.I.P), and Em's shine. DMX is a closer resemblence of Pac and he came out before Em.

    • ac38

      mosmoi thats true 2pac hated ems music anyways

    • Reality1111

      It does have something to do with 2pac. 2 pac was killed, then Eminem was promoted. It wasn't the other way around.

    • Mosmoi

      lol has nothing to do with tupac tupac would fuck with eminem if he was still alive anyways

  • L-DuB

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  • Leutrim Rexhaj

    i think hiphopdx needs to start posting all of the rap releases on the charts so we can know wha all th top artists are selling/approaching in terms of plaques and whats trending

  • Zoolander

    AHHHH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY SUN IS OUT WEATHER A NICE 75 SLIIGHT BREEZE AND I JUST CHECKED SHADY AKA BEST RAPPER TO TOUCH THE MIC ALBUM SALES 740,000.... R U FUCKIN KIDDN ME IN THIS DAY OF AGE THAT LIKE 2 MILLI 5 YEARS AGO.. CONGRATS EM .. ALL THESE HATERZ TALKIN OH THE WHITE PEOPLE BUY THREE COPIES WHO THE FUCK CARES SHADY IS A GODSEND HE IS IN RECOVERY AND DOING GREAT AND HIS MUSIC IS FUCKIN THE GREATEST. THIS ALBUM IS MY FAVORITE BY FAR.... THE EMOTION AND FLOW ON EVERY TRACK IS WHAT SEPERATES SHADY FROM ANY OF YOUR FAV RAPPERS.... REAL SIMPLE ALL YOU OTHER RAPPERS OUT THERE NEED TO STEP YOUR GAME UP CUZ THE FIRE MARSHALL IS ON A TERROR.... CONGRATS DRAKE AS WELL TWO WEEKS GOLD AINT NO NEW COMER DOIN WHAT HE DOIN HE GOT GAME ON LOCK.... WE ALL KNOW J COLE BITIN DREEZY STYLE BUT FUCK IT YOU GOTTA LOOK UP TO SOMEONE... GO BUY RECOVERY EM GONNA SELL A MILLI BUY NEXT WEEK AND ALL YOU HATERZ TALKIN RELAPSE WAS A JOKE GO CHECK THE NUMBERS HE ALMOST AT 2 MILLION SO CHEW ON THAT.... KEEP IT 200

  • Heat-357

    MUSIC MAKES ME SAD NOW DAYS!!!! LOL.. I remember the mid 90's and early 2000's when it was still raw... Now it has become completely commercialized..... Where did the life inside the music go???

  • c/gaddic

    @KAT3000 You geniunely feel kanye west has more lyrical skill than Eminem? bar for bar, rhyme scheme for rhyme scheme, wordplay for wordplay Mr. West is the way better lyricist? You need to gain knowledge on the technicalities of hip-hop lyricism Do you even know what a cadence means or multi-syllabic rhyming? Can you name a Rakim punchline off the top of your head? Can you rap any Illmatic track word for word? Answer these questions and tell me why i shouldn't view you as an IGNORANT FUCK WITH A BASELESS BIASED OPINION! The only rapper better lyrically than Eminem is Nas! And another small bunch of better lyricists You don't even have a hint of taste to listen them so i won't even name them The only reason jay-z is more respected is his influence and consistency in the genre Eminem could easily wipe the floor with his ass lyrically any-day, any track, high or sober!!! Elzhi and Lupe are light years better than that faggot Kanye Get taste and knowledge about hip-hop before you give your garbage opnion

    • Smittyon the beat

      HAHA not even Kanye is cocky enough to say he can fuck with Em lyrically. I'm interested to see how Kanye is gonna come back now. He is pretty much the most hated man in america right now and Em has hopefully put an end to autotune in rap with his amazing (unassisted lyrics). Kanye came in to the game strong, then reinvented him self, and now he is gonna have to pull a miracle to maintain his success.

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      preach dude tell em how it is em is one of the greatest

    • Stu

      Best post I've read on this page.. Kanye > Eminem lyrics wise is just dumb talk.. It just shows people don't even listen to lyrics. I'm sure those same people feel Rick Ross is a better lyricist than Nas/Eminem or even B.oB... I would like people to start postin their fav rappers best lyrics to support their claims..

  • bios

    744,000 in first week is great even by 2001 standards. but in 2010? it's amazing.

  • lay

    kanye's album will be better and sell just as much as Em and Drake.

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      kanye wont sell no 750k and lyrically it wont even be close

    • Mosmoi

      It will be very good. ANd will be be way way way better than drake probably on the same level as eminem because it will probably have way better production but Ye cant fuck with em lyrically

    • J1DABOSS

      YOU SMOKING DOPE "LAY" DOWN DUMB ASS

  • J1DABOSS

    EVEN YOUR PRECIOUS JAY-Z NOT DOING THAT! I SEE THE HATERATION FROM ALL OF YOU. THE WHITE BOY FROM 8-MILE ROW CRUSHING EVERY ARTIST IN THE COUNTRY ON SALES, HA HATERS!!!!!!!!!!! I BEEN DOWN WITH EM FROM DAY ONE BECAUSE LYRICALLY NO ONE IS FUCKEN WITH HIM, NOT EVEN THE JIGGA MAN/BITER MAN JAY-BIGGIE/Z HA HA

  • 106

    Idc how many albums Em sold. That album is trash. Yall fucks buy anything "Not Afraid" horrible im still tryna figure out what he not afraid of. He can spit no doubt but he has nothing to rap about. Wack

    • ac38

      em sucks now.his delivery sounds strained,his new style of flow is akward.after encore em fell off.that not afraid joint is garbage,his lyrics suck now

    • J1DABOSS

      YOU HAVENT HEARD THE WHOLE ALBUM YOU FUK, I CAN TELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • myothegreat813

    ""JUST IN CASE YALL DIDNT KNOW THIS....EMINEM'S FATHER IS BLACK SO BOOOOM....ALL WE DO IS WIN...WIN.WIN...WIN....NO MATTER WHAT...BLACK PEOPLE RULE""

  • milehighcitykid303

    Don't care what the sales say, hype says, what you SIDESWITCHERS have to say, or the Em/Wayne coatailers have to say. This freakin' guy ain't been the same since after Encore. The MMLP Shady would forehand slap this guy. The music industry has taken it's final turns to this "new era" and many of these artists have no SOUL, or MOTIVATION to really get at the mic with agression and rhyme. The substance isn't there anymore and most of these guys are more interested in the all mighty dollar than putting out some soulful hip hop we can bop too. DAMN I MISS THAT BOOOM BAAAAAP!!

  • sheshbesh

    Dang, 700000 in the first week?!?! Nice, Em!

  • ts5000

    51,000 for the roots? how i got over is a good album

    • Smittyon the beat

      WTF is your defintion of commercial.. You probably just heard the singles.. Thats the trick dummy.. Commercial singles. There is about 3 songs that could be played on the radio. The other 14 would have to be completely edited for the kiddies fragile ears.

    • ILL 123

      im actually impressed the album didnt sound to pop mainstream so I think its good that they sold 51,000

    • Pumbaclut

      Cant believe the roots only sold 51k smh..maybe it should have held back its release for 2 more weeks. Drake and Em dropping back to back can't have helped...Not like they care though. best album of the year for sure.

  • DJJ

    The LEGENDARY ROOTS CREW!

  • 561trillreaper

    @MEGAN FOX LOVER shut da fuk up Ro is a legend in da south so wat if da album name is heroin dere hav been toher dumb album names bt dats not da point da point is da music nd his music be bumpin so shut da fuk up cuz da SOUTH LIVES!!!!!

  • bob0923

    Congrats to em, he deserves it. Drake, on the other hand, doesn't deserve to go gold. His album was garbage except for maybe 2-3 songs.

  • Megan fox lover

    Congrats to Mr.Marshall. Solid numbers indeed. Drake's not my type but more power to him i guess. What i dont get is who are these nutjobs that bought Z-ro's "heroin"? Really?? R u kidding me??? Heroin? 4 reals? Youre gonna go and call ur album that?? And ur name is '0'?? People, dont support southern wackness!! Buy that Roots joint instead. Wow. I feel embarrased and dude aint even fam

    • NiccO

      Mafucka, All We Try To Do Is Get Out The Ghetto Down Here.....King of The Ghetto Who The Fuck Wants That Title Not Any Nigga Wit Some Sense In His Head....Z Ro King Of The Ghetto....C'MON Son!

    • BO-BO214 UGK 4 LIFE

      you're an idiot stfu c*cksucker

    • J1DABOSS

      YOU SHOOTING HEROIN IF YOU THINK Z-RO HASN'T ALREADY SOLD 500,000 RECORDS OUT OF HIS TRUNK! I'VE SEEN IT FOR MYSELF, AND THIS IS TRULY A BROTHER THAT WILL SLAP THE SHIT OUT OF MOTHERFUKER FOR DISRESPECT, RESPECT THE "KING OF THE GHETTO" Z-RO!!!!!!!!!

  • DeeJ

    "The bulk of the album's production is handled by Drake's longtime producer Boi-1da" yall mean 40, not boi1da, every beat boi1da was apart of (which is 4) had multiple producers, 40 had two solo beats and was involved in 7 beats with other producers thas 9/14. bulk.

  • Kato3000

    Sales don't equal skills... Idc how many albums eminem sells he's not better than 2pac, Outkast, Nas, Jay-Z, or Kanye West... But of course this is my opinion ... I don't expect you to share it. Please stop trying to convince me who is the best to you because we aren't the same.

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      ill give you 2pac nas and jay to be on em's level but kanye? you cant be serious he doesnt come close eminem is still the greatest in my opinion but thats just me

    • BWS-Fish

      KATO3000, just an idea, don't post something giving your opinion on who the greatest of all time is and then finish the post by telling others not to try and convince you of their opinion. This makes it sound like your opinion is more relevant and right than others. If you don't want to have ppl disagree with your opinion, then keep it to yourself. I have my own views on the GOAT, but i don't see the need to share them with you.

    • JasonCTown

      You tell em KATO

    • Swordz

      ^^^ everyone is allowed an opinion - - why is he hating?? Because he not with the hype?? MC hammer sold more than alot of rappers so did vanilla ice. I think em is okay - but best rapper ??? come'on fam. Be real. There are better rappers in the audio section of this site. Wake up.

    • Mc Hype

      80 MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE THE BEST SELLING RAPPER OF ALL TIME THE MAN'S A LYRICAL GENIUS OVER 130 AWARDS THIS MAN HAS WON HES A CERTIFIED LEGEND IN MY OPINION AND HES GONNA BE HERE FOR A VERY LONG TIME SO KEEP ON HATING WE IDOLIZE HIM.

    • Mc Hype

      80 MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE THE BEST SELLING RAPPER OF ALL TIME THE MAN'S A LYRICAL GENIUS OVER 130 AWARDS THIS MAN HAS WON HES A CERTIFIED LEGEND IN MY OPINION AND HES GONNA BE HERE FOR A VERY LONG TIME SO KEEP ON HATING WE IDOLIZE HIM.

  • Blaze44

    All you stupid ass black people can take your asses back to the amazon where yall belong then everything would be white again. You know back in the day when their was less crime and shit like that since yall came. Black people like to hate on Em cause they pull the race card more then white people and yall just salty that we have a white rapper that better, more skilled, and can out perform 99% of your black rappers. N guess what em doesn't have to use the n word in every other word to sell either. Honestly who yall got, Lil Wayne, well first off yet another black rapper in jail, congrats for that lol and second he puts out a new fucking song every day or a mixtape and more then half his shit is garbage because he produces quanity over quality just hoping that something will be a hit. Em's not on that status cause he owns the hip hop scene and honestly the rason mostly white people buy his album is because they are mainly the only ones that can afford it. Message to black's stop all acting like thugs, ur people r not surpressed no more in fact whites are the minority considering all the dumb ass foreigners we have now. Oh but I will thank your people for are sports because thats one of the reasons yall here to entertain us whites. Fuck yall hating ass,thug wannabes, crime commiting negros go back to the africas and ruin that country, oh wait yall already did so now your here to ruin our country now. thanks

    • ChuppsD

      Only thing im mad at is this dude, and others like him, only voicing their ignorant racist opinions over a keyboard. I would be GLAD if this dude was open about it on a daily basis, anytime, anywhere and not just over an internet connection. Fact that most racists like this punk hide behind shit is cos they know they're on some stupid shit. PLEASE say this shit to a nigga's face so you can be justly rewarded ma'fuka.

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      @blaze i think you just said it wrong you really shoulda said fuck all the black people who say eminem is garbage cuz hes white em is prolly the greatest to ever touch a mic the debate should really just stop there

    • ac38

      eminems music today is garbage anyways

    • KnwldgRegnsSuprme

      I thought you guys knew by now... the position of "presidency" is really just a front. Always has been. Wall Street gangsters control this country and the government. Research it. This black n white bullshit is also another distraction they use to put us against one another to divert our attention from the real issues (and trust me, there UNIVERSAL issues).

    • Indiemuzik

      Hey dumbass if it was impossible for your parents to get jobs where they would be compensated enough to raise a family and afford higher education for their kids then you'd be pretty f*cked. Now fast forward to the present where to get a decent job you need atleast an undergraduate education, but the cost of college tuition has been gouged to the point where finishing high school isn't going to be valuable enough to live a decent life, then you'd probably be surrounded by alot of dropouts including yourself, which you probably are. On top of that if FOREIGN grown drugs were only being smuggled into your neighborhoods (it would make sense since 75% of hard drug users are caucasian) and there were plenty of nearby gunshops there'd be plenty of crime where you live. And if you artards would let the American left (intelligent people) have a say in our government then the damage you cock-happy-rightwing-fags (self explanatory) have done to people, who aren't part of the upper tax bracket, would begin to dissapear.

    • ac38

      blaze 44 i got nothin else to say but u are a piece of racist trash.i hope yo kkk ass gets jumped by some black dudes 2nite

    • DamnVickAgain

      Completely uncalled for. Im black, and I think Eminem is the best rapper alive. Or dead. All black people aint hatin on Em its an opinion. You spoke your opinion about negros and how we basically suck and no one is bad talkin you..... people can say what they want about Em. Black or white, who fuckin cares. Its a fucking opinion.. And as for black people ruining America, from 1776-2009 white men have run this country... They controlled America (as president anyways). im pretty sure they had something to do with it..And so did all the white people who voted for them... So basically blame your dad, your dads dad and his dad for fucking up America.

    • JBLUE

      You do know the AMAZON is in SOUTH AMERICA you fucking idiot. Talking about blacks being the problem. The problem is ignorance and the shitty education system we have, and you seem to be a product of both.

  • Tha Dutch

    Let's be honest. Wu Tang still retains the best mcs, however some off them slacked over the years.... I dont think Eminem is all off that. Not because he's white, I just aint feeling no soul, especially on this new album. Lil Wayne and Jayz also sells crap. The Roots and Nas&Damian Marley albums are the only one with real qualitie.

    • ChuppsD

      co signed. When they was hungry, they produced real shit that you could relate to and feel. Only a few like Nas&Damian, the Roots stay true. When you go for the main stream you lose alot of quality.

    • Swordz

      co signed in blood!

    • Swordz

      co signed in blood!

    • Heat-357

      Kinda agree... I'm a big fan of em, jay, and wayne.. but I can't find any motivation in their newer albums... its just not the same passion anymore... they have more skills than just about anyone else out there... but the substance in their new music is a lack there of....

  • SMH Handyyyy

    When will HHDX realize handyyy is a troll. He basically post the same comment different words on every article

  • dev

    Whats up with eminem sales having to do with him being white? Did drake sell half of what eminem sold because he`s half white?

  • Petey Pete

    What's up with the comparison? The only time I really compare rappers are when they're on the same track. Otherwise I just listen to what I like and call it a day

  • Dab

    Damn sales are crazy. #1 album sells 740,000, #2 album sales 600,000 less and #6 highest selling album doesn't even crack the 100,000 mark. Makes no sense. With that being said, The Roots and Eminem made 2 of my favorite albums this year.

  • Json

    Brother Ali don't sell Em's #'s. How about Haystack, or Whitey Ford, or Yelawolf, or Paul Wall, and the list goes on. So the argument that white people only buy Em's album because he's white is mute because there is all sorts of white rappers that don't sell shit. There is nothing more to say about it, the man has skills, makes good music most the time, and people enjoy good music. It's not a race thing, or even a hip hop thing, it's just a good music thing.

    • Bla5t

      okay okay ma fault 95%... Wat the hell lmao

    • dj_noname

      @bla5t 85% of any concert is going to be white people

    • wrong word

      the word is "moot" not "mute" something that's moot is irrelevant, something that's mute is inaudible. but i feel you though, i feel you. i just wanted to be an ass

    • bob0923

      bla5t, all the concerts I go to are 85%+ white no matter who is performing.

    • Bla5t

      White peep buyin an Em album = 5 to 6 copies Other race = 1 copy

    • Bla5t

      Yeah fool but white nigga's see that black peepz feel this cat cause he do be spitting raw shit well back then atleast and Dr. Dre signed his ass on top of that and outa the blue white peepz jump on bandwagon and start throwin panties at this cat Em like he's a God. Em Concert = 85% whites come on now son please quit smellin that bullshit.

  • smith55

    the only reason eminem sells is because he is white- white people who dont like rap buy just because of who he is

    • tha620hawk

      That is by far the most ignorant statement i've ever heard on here. People don't drop money on albums in these hard times. Especially if they don't listen to hip hop. Eminem is a great artist. He's always made the music HE'S wanted to. His lyrics are uncanny and haven't been contested. He has his own style and doesn't jock anyone else (Drake, Wayne, Nicki all sound the same). Give props where props are due. Stop hatin

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      haha thats hilarous but sadly NOT true em is prolly the greatest to ever touch a mic

    • bluelight

      Nice to see racism is alive and well. Oh well, back to another excellent day of being a white man.

  • da

    753K.....eminem is the best selling rapper of all time....and when 2pac was alive....nobody was downloading ....i think eminem is bigger than pac right now

  • jayyyyyy8

    btw he might of been 26 when his album dropped..but hes got 7 if u count infinite..sslp mmlp and eminem show=classic allday..encore=just ok relapse= masterpiece in its own right wasnt my vibe tho and recovery=classic shit.. tupac is a beast n i love pac i wont argue w u there there 2 seperate rappers tho cant ask them 2 battle rap it out. but who else beside jayz and luda can u say is that consistant. biggy only had 2 albums

    • SMH Em fans

      Damn you Eminem fans annoy me. You don't even like Relapse and somehow consider it a masterpeice? Its like if Eminem fans refuse to say anything bad about Eminem ever. He can make a song about vomit and taking a shit and you Em fans will say its "genius" Look I'm glad he sold well. The music industry needs it, but I'm sick of everything Eminem does being "classic" I remember in 2004 when Encore came out everyone saying that album is shit now, praised it, same with Relapse. Most the people here diss Relapse now but last year, hell naw

  • jayyyyyy8

    @ black king..now ur a true hater.. i dont use that word bec ppl throw that bitch around every day all day its like the word love it get used to muchh but u my boy r a true hater.. eminem dropped infinte in 96 which would make him 23 and sslp in 99 which would make him 26.. i bet u u like either gucci, method man, jada, hovvvv,snoop,dre,luda uhh roots maybe public enemy idk u like old shit or new shit.. news flash for u tho half the game is old and half is new its either ur mad young or 30-40 so thats u bein hypicrotical. eminem will shit on any black rapper ina rap battle can be fucked w by nooonnee.. dont b mad

  • Blaque Ali

    I think all this comparrison shit needs to just chill. Instead of trashin other hip hop acts, why not just celebrate the hip hop is back on top. We should be trying to push our artist to "U2" type numbers, just cause you sold a mil in a week doesn't mean you did something. I don't see any other type of music produce so much hate. It's sad

  • BLACK_Kiing

    EMINEM IS NOT THE GREATEST OF ALL-TIME, BECAUSE HE CAME OUT WHEN HE WAS ALMOST 30 YRS OLD. 2PAC IS THE GREATEST OF ALL-TIME, BECAUSE HE DROPPED BETTER MATERIAL AN BARELY REACHED 25 YRS OLD. NOT HATING ON EMINEM, BUT THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT SOMEONE ALMOST 30 YRS OLD RAPPING GOOD, BECAUSE AT THAT AGE YOU SHOULD HAVE SOME SKILL. PEOPLE NEED TO JUST KEEP IT REAL ABOUT HOW GREAT A RAPPER IS BY USING THE FACTS, NOT JUST BASED ON SKIN COLOR. IF YOU WANT TO LIL WAYNE ( lil wayne birthday is September 27, 1982 and his ageis 27) AND EMINEM (eminem birthday is October 17, 1972 and his age is 37), YOU WOULD HAVE TO START COMPARING THEM RIGHT NOW. BECAUSE EMINEM WAS 27 WHEN HIS FIRST ALBUM DROPPED.

    • dj_noname

      has 2pac even put out an album people consider a classic??? no

    • BWS-Fish

      Slim Shady EP - 1997 Em was 25 at that time, so even if your retarded statement about age did hold any weight (which it doesn't), then that blows it outta the water so stfu.

    • JasonCTown

      @NUSHAY.. While emcees MAY lose hunger or touch ( or maybe try to 'dumb down') as they grow, I believe that most emcees 1st albums are the best or 'classics' because they have the most to say on that album. Their whole life up until that 1st album comes through in everything they are saying. That's a large part of why you see these guys doing 'concept' albums to focus on one subject throughout the course of an album on their follow-up LPs. Just a thought.....

    • nushay

      thats one of the dumbest arguments ive heard in a while,why the fuck does age matter?when someones rapping u dont hear the age u hear music.jay electronicas kinda old but he still spits crazy.then according to ur argument nas should be the greatest cuz he dropped illmatic when he was 20.infact the hard part is not releasing classic albums when ur young ,the hard part is releasing classic albums when ur old.cuz almost all rappers lose their hunger and their touch as they grow older.rappers usually fall off after 2 or 3 classic albums to.the key is consistency.imo pac is better than em too,but the argument u sued to say that.. is idiotic.u are a disgrace to all pac fans

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      saying pac is better then em cuz he was a couple years younger when he came out? LMAO HAHAHAHAHAHA MOST RIDICULOUS THING I EVER HEARD HAHAHAHA

    • Saxmoney

      and you had the nerve to call yourself a black king?? hahahahavavavababababahhahahaha

    • bluelight

      ...the fuck does age matter when it comes to rapping?

    • Toppdogg908

      well technically he was 24 when his first album dropped, and Im talkin about infinite not the SSLP

    • JayLexus

      I always thought rapping was easier/ came more naturally on your 20's than 30's. To me, age matters about as much as skin colour, city where they from, etc.. nothing.

    • JasonCTown

      Probably the worst argument ever typed out regarding any subject....EVER. This is absolute total nonsense.

  • sundown

    im not here to hate or diss any other rappers but all i'm saying is the roots have the best rap album since the black album and they only sell 51k really?... in my best chris carter voice C'MON MAN

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  • BigJoeLou-KY

    One of the best rappers alive

  • DJDOUBLEM

    Eminem - Biggest & Most Successful Male Artist on earth, you have to respect that. The guy has amazing talent.

  • IAMRADYNOWPP

    EMINEM!!! FOR EVER

  • IAMRADYNOWPP

    EMINEM - RECOVERY!! AMAZING SALES, WORLDS BIGGEST MALE ARTIST!!

  • helloretard

    EMINEM - RECOVERY!! AMAZING SALES, WORLDS BIGGEST MALE ARTIST.

  • Saxmoney

    Congrats Em! Congrats Drake! The only issue i have with this is, that the Roots who in my opinion had the best album of everybody that has just came out sold the least.... The game is not dead and HipHop is alive but it is still hard for real music to shine through!! I pray the roots go gold!!!

  • handdddyyyyyyyyyyyy

    simply...... lil wayne! sold 3 million of that gangsta shit C3.... eminem sold 750k of that childish recovery shit.... jay z said: men lie women lie numbers don't..... so conclusion: 1-jay z was right...which means lil wayne! > feminem.... 2-jay z was a liar...so jay z is a bitch ass nigga... i guess u feminem and gay z fans have to decide...... lil wayne! is da greatest of all da time fuck haters....

    • nushay

      @black king wow i bet ur parents feel sorry for u.eminem's diamond status matters becuz only a few rappers(maybe 2) went diamond even in that time period.u really need to read a book or go to school

    • Trill254Texas

      lil wayne the greatest of all time lmao he has one multi platinum album eminem has two diamond albums whoch sold over 20 million copies world eminem=80 million worldwide lil wayne=8 million worldwide at most theres no comparison you idiot and heres some funny numbers eminems slim shady LP sold 279,000 copies in its first week but went on to sell over 4 million copies in the United States thats 1 million more than Lil Waynes TC3 despite the fact lil wayne sold a million in the first week oh and Eminems has the fastest selling album in history!! The Marshall Mathers LP sold 1.8 million in the first week then he followed that up with 1.3 million for the Eminem Show in the first week both of those went Diamond lil wayne barely went triple platinum on 1 album every other one of his albums are platinum and gold lmao and lil wayne likes dick in case you forgot that he probably giving some guy head right now in prison

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      black king you seriously need to get off the whole 7 dollar album thing cuz thats a shit of an excuse you know it i know it everyone knows em is prolly the greatest to ever touch a mic not to mention sold more records then anyone else so just stop with the debate you little baboon

    • okcboi

      lil wayne sold 3 mill overall not in the first week, em got drake beat already in 1 week, and drake been out 2 weeks. wayne not the greatest all time.

    • Bla5t

      HANDY you are annoying nigga. Why are you human? Its a waste of flesh. All you do is ride Lil Wayne's dick so hard nigga you probly consider it a sport. You jus really dont got nun to really live for jus to support Wayne huh? Go drown yourself or lock yourself in the closet. Eminem ha please son. Ipod music. Peepz is rite if you like his old shit better (WHICH BY FAR MAKES THE NEW EM LOOK LIKE A BITCH) go listen to it and that's what ima jus start doin. Em is a dissapointment. Him EVOLVIN and blah blah man on the cool thats kinda an insult cause Em EVOLVED into some soft ass lil white boy. Nigga dont give me the chills nomore and i guess its cause all his raw shit and all his hunger and energy for an album went into INFINITE, SSLP, and MMLP.

    • Toppdogg908

      how about u talk about a lil wayne album that wasnt released two and a half years ago, like rebirth, maybe because that shit flopped the fuck out lololol

    • spfc

      what you just said is soooooooo bullshit, that i dont even have to say anything.. i just agree iwht all the other ppl who commented here

    • adil mir

      album sales arnt tha big of a deal anymore, If you wanna get technical!!!!!!!, Eminem has sold over 80 million albums in his career and was voted artist of the decade!!!!! Lil wayne has barely scratched 10 million records, credit to wayne, c3 was a hot album, it sold 1.06 mil in its first week!!! but eminem marshal mathers lp sold 1.75 mil in its first week. The eminem show sold 1.4mil in its first week, wah does tha say recovery is a hot album, 750k is alot, NOOO other artist in this generation of music can sell tha many records due to the state of the music industry, EG wayne last album, rebirth, sold 170 k and was voted one of the worst album by music critics, SO WHY DNT YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP. STOP HATIN. AND GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU TALK BULLSHIT. PUSSY

    • grav

      da greatest of all da time really? i digress anyway that is just hating. wezzy is cool but if your going on numbers or talent lil wayne is way behind jay and em check there careers. ps wtf is gangsta about lolli pop come on.

    • BLACK_Kiing

      SAURAV, when eminem went platinum in the first week and 50 cent did the same thing, that was around the time those albums were priced at only $6.99, so of course they sold alot, because they were cheap as hell. that's what interscope was doing in order to get the big first week sales, however, when 2Pac's opus All Eyes on Me dropped, it was priced at $25.99 and it sold almost 10 million overall up to this date, so do the math on that. eminem's diamond status doesn't mean nothing, so you should get your facts straight on that, SAURAV!

    • fuckmehardbitch

      EMINEM #1 IN EVERY COUNTRY ON EARTH! LIL WAYNE ONLY IN THE LITTLE US & CAN LOOOOL! try getting a top 50 album outside of the US fagoot! EMINEM - ARTIST OF THE DECADE.......NOW TOP THAT FAGOT LOOOOOL LMFAO

    • Mark Seven

      Somebody kill this nigga already

    • CMAG

      Lil Wayne doesn't rap... he gets high and talks!!

    • saurav

      yo bitch are you high off smokin your moms cunt?...recovery sold 750k in 1 week...wayne sold 3m in a year i suppose...if your comparin numbers how about mmlp which sold 1.76mill 1st week...and is the 3rd highest selling record of all time in one week...Em show sold 1.32 mill in 1st week...and by the way both this albums went on to go diamond...I dont think all of wayne's album put together wouldnt even garner half of a diamond so cock the fuck you dumb ignorant imbecile bitch and get your facts right before ya open your hole the next time cuz you just got owned muthafcka!

    • DERTY

      YOU ARE AN IDIOT IF YOU ACTUALLY THINK THAT LIL WAYNE IS BETTER THAN EMINEM. LIL WAYNE IS HOT RIGHT NOW. LYRICALLY HE'S TERRIBLE. BUT HE'S HOt SO THATS WHY HE SELLS. HE'S WHATS IN. HE'S THE FLAVOR OF THE MONTH. BUT EMINEM HAS HAD 6, YEAH 6 CONSECUTIVE #1 ALBUMS!!! HE SELLS AT LEAST 500 THOUSAND UNITS THE 1ST WEEK EVERYTIME. HE HASNT HAD A FLOP. HOW MANY CONSECUTIVE #1'S DOES LIL WAYNE HAVE? TO ME NUMBERS DONT MATTER. FOR EXAMPLE LOOK AT THE ROOTS. ONLY 51,000 SOLD AND BLACK THOUGHT IS ONE OF THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME. FUCK LIL WAYNE IN A BATTLE EMINEM WOULD DISMEMBER HIM. ***********FUCK LIL WAYNE************

    • B_DiZ

      dik ridin ass dude

  • Nu

    Dont Be Fooled All Those Copies Were Bought By The Company. Numbers Do Lie How is He Immuned To An Economic Downturn. When People Dont Have Money For Food And To Pay They Rent. But Yet Run Out To Buy Em's Album And Nobody Else Is Selling. They Fudge The Numbers So You Think He Is Hot And He Is Not.

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      black king you are to funny all you baboons are funny hatin cuz the greatest to ever touch a mic is a WHITE guy get over yourself.........oh yeah and a side note to black queen wasnt the 2pac all eyes on me a 2disc? so of course its more but eminems cd's werent 7 bucks maybe a year or so later but not right away so just get off it dude

    • BLACK_Kiing

      EMINEM HAS A BIGGER FAN BASE, BECAUSE MORE ALBUM BUYING WHITE KIDS CAN RELATE TO HIM THAN THEY CAN RELATE TO LIL WAYNE. BLACK PEOPLE DON'T BUY ALBUMS, BECAUSE WE CAN'T AFFORD TO, SO IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THAT EMINEM CAN OUTSELL LIL WAYNE. OH YEAH, ALL OF EMINEM'S ALBUMS ARE SOLD AT A VERY LOW PRICE AS WELL. 2PAC'S OPUS ALL EYES ON ME WAS PRICED AT $25.99 AND SOLD ALMOST 10 MILLION RECORDS OVERALL. EMINEM'S ALBUM THAT WENT DIAMOND WAS PRICED AT ONLY $6.99, SO DO THE MATH AND STOP ACTING LIKE EMINEM IS ALL THAT.

    • boss!!$$$

      numbers dont lie thats why em and wayne have been in the game for the same amount of time and em has tripled his number or do we forget that em has gone diamond and wayne has never reached those number ever

    • Blackbond007

      What the fuck does $10 for a CD at Best Buy have to do with the economy? People aren't buy a house or a car, it's a $10 CD.

    • dwayne4y

      sheesh some people are so god damn negative. Just look at is progress instead of being damn cynical all the time.

  • JOE6PACKNC336GBORO

    see its nothing wrong with the game not a fan but props to em big boi got next

  • chaps

    Im pretty sure 3/4 of a million is 750,000, so if eminem sold over 3/4 of a million he should have sales over 750,000 not 744,000

  • SutterKane

    So much for the haters who said he was "Irrelevant" and Drake would outsell him, lol Congrats to the roots 2, I picked up their album the same time I did Em's, havent really had a chance to listen to it yet though LMAO @ Relapse being in the top 50 too, haters keep hating, Em keeps winning, the same show been on repeat for 12 years Now, you may proceed with your "Pop Sellout" accusations and your Good Old Reliable "Cracka ass crackas only support this cracka because they think he's crackin but only crackas like that cracka ass cracka" remarks

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      HAHAHA black king you need to live with the fact that em has sold more records then any other rapper and constantly outsells the BLACK rappers not to mention hes better then them hahaha deal with it you little baboon

    • 12willy

      Black_Kiing.. You're an idiot. So you HATE on Eminem because he's not over-charging for his albums? Great logic. Hate the white guy for selling his albums cheaper than everyone else in the game. Makes sense really. If you're SEARCHING for reasons to hate someone. Oh... And $6.99 for an album almost 10 years old is not really that far fetched. I know when I bought it... On release day... It was normally priced at $17.99. Keep searching for more reasons to hate the dude aside from "he sells his albums for cheap."

    • BLACK_Kiing

      EMINEM HAS A BIGGER FAN BASE, BECAUSE MORE ALBUM BUYING WHITE KIDS CAN RELATE TO HIM THAN THEY CAN RELATE TO LIL WAYNE. BLACK PEOPLE DON'T BUY ALBUMS, BECAUSE WE CAN'T AFFORD TO, SO IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THAT EMINEM CAN OUTSELL LIL WAYNE. WAYNE, HAS CHANGED HIS STYLE UP SEVERAL TIMES AND EMINEM IS STILL RAPPING LIKE HE DID 10 YEARS AGO. WAYNE WAS RAPPING LIKE THAT WHEN HE WAS 15. LOL. OH YEAH, ALL OF EMINEM'S ALBUMS ARE SOLD AT A VERY LOW PRICE AS WELL. EMINEM'S ALBUM THAT WENT DIAMOND WAS PRICED AT ONLY $6.99, SO DO THE MATH AND STOP ACTING LIKE EMINEM IS ALL THAT.

  • rainer654

    Z-ro's Heroin was the shit....................

  • freshyboi

    thats a lot of records, i personally dont know anyone that bought recovery,

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      @black_king haha your another funny one em consistently out sells anyone but you dont like it cuz hes white and prolly the greatest to ever touch the mic plus he sells more records then any BLACK rapper HAHA deal with it you racist chump

    • BLACK_Kiing

      I DON'T EITHER, BECUASE THE INTERSCOPE BOUGHT ALL THEM ALBUMS. LOL. SHAMEFUL MARKETING.

  • Jbpc

    3/4 of mil 1st week is unreal, big up em! one question why is the estimated total 744k when the sales this week were 741k...wheres the other 3k coming from? haha