Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 7/4/2010

Eminem crosses a million, Young Money leans to 500,000, while The-Dream and Dwele crash the charts, and Christian and Juggalo rappers hit the Top 200.

 Eminem's Recovery came in for a second strong helping of sales, carrying the Interscope/Aftermath release past the million mark in its second week. 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.

Meanwhile, Drake heads towards his own seven-figure sales mark with Thank Me Later. The Toronto rapper cleared 700,000 units, while his 2009 retail mixtape So Far Gone sits less than 10,000 units away from selling 500,000 overall. That feat is expected to be accomplished later this month, making Drake second to only Lil Wayne in his Universal Motown earning abilities for a post-2007 Rap artist.

Def Jam Records had a promising week on the charts. R&B songwriting sensation The-Dream debuted at #4 with Love-King. The North Carolina singer/writer/producer's third album in his Love series is short on guests, featuring only T.I., but scanned over 50,000 units. The Roots remained Top 20 with their latest, 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 group was home over 4th of July weekend, performing a free concert for their Philadelphia brothers and sisters.

Usher's Raymond v. Raymond remained at #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. 


* 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
313,000 1,058,000
2 Drake Thank Me Later
105,000 709,000
4 The-Dream Love King
58,000 59,000
14 Usher Raymond v. Raymond 24,000 898,000
17 The Roots How I Got Over
21,000 72,000

Detroit singer Dwele struck a Top 30 debut with his E1 Entertainment-released W.ants W.orld W.omen. The man responsible for assisting two monster Kanye West singles ("Power" and "Flashing Lights") has a new album that features Slum Village, David Banner and DJ Quik. Dwele is presently on tour, before reportedly appearing on SV's new album next month.

Two non-traditional Rap acts cracked the charts for a second week. 116 Clique's Trip Lee has released Between Two Worlds, which has scanned just under 8,000 units. The Philadelphia-by-way-of-Dallas native has released his third album through Reach Records. Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum, Romeo, Michigan rapper Blaze Ya Dead Homie achieved chart success with his fourth album Gang Rangs. Released on the Insane Clown Posse's Psychopathic Records, this release features veteran Michigan gangsta rappers The Dayton Family, as well as Kottonmouth Kings.

Z-Ro's Heroin stayed on the charts for a second week. The Rap-A-Lot Records' unsung hero cleared 6,000 units, despite limited promotion and distribution. Meanwhile, sitting at over 499,500 units sold, Young Money's We Are Young Money joins Lil Wayne's Rebirth and Drake's Thank Me Later as the third release from Lil Wayne's label to go gold this year. Although the official announcement will likely be made this week, the release will soon be followed by another gold plaque from So Far Gone, giving the Cash Money umbrella four 2010 gold plaques, and likely one platinum.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
28 Dwele W.ants W.orld W.omen
14,000 14,000
107 Trip Lee Between Two Worlds
4,400 7,900
134 Young Money We Are Young Money
3,800 500,000
193 Blaze Ya Dead Homie Gang Rags
2,600 11,100
198 Z-Ro
Heroin
2,500 6,600

Will Big Boi give Def Jam Records three Top 20 appearances? Can Juvenile and Lil Flip join Big Boi to put it down for southern '90s veterans? Stay tuned to HipHopDX to find out.

248 Comments

  • Ryker

    TRIP LEE is my favorite artist up there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWMU4ZfrPM4&feature=related LECRAE is an amazing artist as well.

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  • noivad12

    " MY pen and paper causes chain reaction, to get ya brain relaxin, cause they be actin maniac in action, a braniac in fact son, you mainly lack attraction you lookin zany whack when just a fraction of my tracks spun"..eminem a beast mane that white boy will murder half of these fake ass non rappin niggas in this rap game that line from some 1996 shit from em and that still aint shit to some shit he says now

  • dmize-one

    this aint what you want/ lets be clear from the bungee/ i write knockout songs/ you spit punch lines for money.... *had nothing to do with this post, but im listening to that new big boi, and hot dayum.... that cd is nice... personally i like it better than recovery.. anybody agree??? reality- you shouldve just said they were from the 2nd era of hip-hop, and not that they were a new cat.. because calling them a new cat is just a tad stupid.... you're able to express your point (wether i agree or not) in a decently mature way, so props on that... keep up the debate... it's kinda fun...

  • L-DuB

    Dunno WTF that first video was up there, but they couldn't have done well in the charts with that crap! Glad to see Em's still makin good #'s!

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  • Dave2010

    Great that Trip is getting exposure through this its and awesome album that needs to be heard.

  • Janeo

    Total for Trip Lee is 12k.

  • mrnoluv

    Look at those sales numbers, man Em been in the game for over a decade and he's killing these new cats. If it wasn't for Em/Jay/Lil Wayne, the old cats in the game, Hip Hop wouldn't move any kinds of units. Where those new cats at?

    • forte is the name

      Only dudes moving units Em, Pimp Juice, and us

    • Reality1111

      If you are from 1996 and on, you are in the 2nd era of hip hop. That is how I look at it. So you have to be from pre 1995 to be an old cat, IMO

    • dmize-one

      so we've established that ford has been around for 100 years and hip-hop for 35 years... so is a 14 year employee at ford considered new to you?? or is it only hip-hop that a 14 year, or ten year employee for that matter, is considered new?? "The old cats go up to the early 1990's. The new cats starting getting deals in the mid to late 1990's That's how it is." thats how you say it is, although im positive that your word is not the end all be all when it comes to hip-hop... im pretty sure that 99.7689% of hip-hop fans will agree that a ten year career will EASILY qualify them as an old cat in the game and not a new cat... but then again maybe when you state an opinon it qualifys as fact somehow....

    • Reality1111

      Ford motors has been around for 100 years. Hip Hop has only been around for 35 years. The old cats go up to the early 1990's. The new cats starting getting deals in the mid to late 1990's That's how it is.

    • zarathustra21

      Eminem may be the most insecure person in hip-hop. He couldn't even do a show without numbing himself with a bunch of pills. He has a good flow, he deserves that. To me, he is nothing more than the hip-hop version of lady gaga.

    • dmize-one

      your funny broham... just because they havent been around since the birth of hip-hop does not make them new... im sure damn near everyone minus you and a scant few others considers them veterens in the game... take working at a ford car manufacturig plant... if they have an employee thats been around for 14, how would you consider them new?? or is just hip-hop you apply faulty logic to??

    • Reality1111

      "how is jay-z new to the game since hes been around since 96'??" You answered your own question. since '96??? This shit started in 1975-1979. 1996 is 17 years after 1979. How can '96 be and old cat? How could '99 be an old cat either? 1996, that was only 14 years ago. The point is self-explanatory.

    • dmize-one

      how is jay-z new to the game since hes been around since 96'?? for that matter em has been around since 99'... i really don't get your point on that....

    • Reality1111

      "If it wasn't for Em/Jay/Lil Wayne, the old cats in the game" Those ain't the old cats son. Those are the new cats. The new new cats? I can't find them either.

  • Reality1111

    If Em or JayZ really cared about hip hop they'd be on this blog?? What are you, fucking stupid.. They care so much about hip hop that they're out there just taking everyone else's money and nothing else. Here I finished your post for you.

    • forte is the name

      REALITY1111 is a fat, jewish, 40 year old virgin.. LMAO.. how's that for promoting

    • Reality1111

      ED0N. Everything I posted is true. I'm roughly the same age as Em or JayZ. I don't have wife or kids. Eminem doesn't have a wife, so what is the difference. I'm not spending my life on the internet, I made a few posts for a few days, that's all. "if you are real hiphop, why the fuck nobody knows you!" I don't need people to know me at this exact time, if I want to I can do that. Right now I'm choosing not for people to know me. So respect that for what it is. "tell me that bullshit that you promote" I'm not promoting ANYTHING!!! I'm just typing on a web blog. If I were promoting something I would give you a link to purchase something. I'm not doing that. I'm not promoting anything. I'm just exchanging information and reading and writing people's opinions.

    • Ed0n

      REALITY1111 come over here around chicago and tell me that bullshit that you promote you must be 40? well i'm 27 and i don't really believe that shit that you're actually 40 years old if you were 40, you'd be right now with your wife and kids you'd be on the shitter, you'd be mowin your lawn or somethin a 40 years old grown up motherfucker would NOT have time to spend his life on the internet and argue with other people about what's real hiphop and what's not if you are real hiphop, why the fuck nobody knows you!? okay mr. ' the world rolls around me ', i'm done ps. i bet my 2k bucks i have on my bank account that you're an ignorant highschool kid who's a fucking nerd get a fucking job or somethin--stupid motherfucker

    • Ed0n

      you're the most ignorant person i've ever seen so you must be somethin like 60-70 years old for callin jay a new MC? really? ahahahahaha man you make me laugh or you must be a 15 years old kid from somewhere in texas whose friends always keep pickin on him and he's tellin us how gay he feels about it but in other words like '' jay-z is pop '', '' eminem is not a rapper '', '' oh, mcdonald's is the worst restourant just because i don't like their fried chicken burger '' dude, chill and slit your wrists

  • tre-b27

    GO COP THAT NEW TRIP LEE, ALL YALL ARGUIN OVER THE BETTER RAPPERS WHEN THE CHRISTIAN RAPPERS ARE THE ONES COMIN WITH THE REAL LYRICS

  • mannyman55

    WHO BOUGHT YOUNG MONEY AND DRAKE ALBUM ? THERE GARBAGE I WOULD NEVER LISTEN , YET ALONE BUY A DRAKE CD .

  • insaneclown420Juggalo

    eminem aint even rap hes pop true rap is underground like Tech N9ne,Twiztid,ICP,Kottonmouth Kings,Blaze ya dead homie,AnyBody Killa,and Boondox anything that runs for psychopathic or any underground records is rap

    • forte is the name

      As far as underground/mainstream is concerned.. Everyone that's mainstream was once underground, they just weren't good enough to make it.. Eminem was underground, 50 Cent was underground, Kid Cudi was underground.. As soon as the industry gets tired of what's currently around, they go find what's hot underground and bring it to the mainstream.. Like what's happening with Drake right now.. Give it 3 to 4 years, and they'll find someone else from the underground.. Listen to Immortal Techniques "The 3rd World", the whole albums about the so called "underground"

    • yo mama

      you know nothing, sell your pc,

    • Hip-Hop Lives World Wide

      Eminem is a great MC period, he might not be underground like Percee P, or R.A. The Rugged Man, but Em has skills and thats what a major part of Hip-Hop, and Tech Nina is not UNDERGROUND, he has been mainstream for a a few years now, and the insane clown posse is garbage, a embarrassment to white MCs i'm TRIPLESIXSICCNESS on youtube.

  • noivad12

    lmao eminem is the highest selling artist in rap check this out you idiot asses em is a rapping lyrical beast dont think so listen to his first shit called infinite on youtube its 1 damn song that murders damn near anybody in this FUCKING RAP GAME hell dont lie to yourselves listen to renegades wit jay z lmao proof of his skill em is a beast and to tha fool that said em is from a white neighborhood bitch eminem is from a raw ass area in detroit michigan dont jus say some anything bullshit SINCE HE ONLY SELLING CUZ HE WHITE NAME A WHITE RAPPER THAT SELLS LIKE THIS MAN YOU FOOLS paul wall...bubba sparx....beastie boyz...asher roth....lmao dumb hating fucks betta recognize and listen to what other mcs have said about em he raw as hell make bad shit sometimes sometimes make good shit thats any rapper oh and 2 of eminems albums sold amillion in 1 wk...yea ignorant asses wayne wasnt the first to do it the Marshall Mather lp and THE EMINEM SHOW both did a millie in 1 week check tha stats this is back before hiphop changed as much shady took the lead and dominated

    • Stems

      I've said for years and will continue to say, Em does have a lot of fucking talent, only catch is, he's a stupid little bitch. he's all about publicity, look at that shit that happened with bruno at that award show, he said he'd stop rapping for his daughter (probably some bull shit story behind that but I dgaf) The shit he raps about is fucking wrong and sick half the time, Em talks about being a fucking prick while psychopathic raps about killing pricks just like him, FUCK EM, he's a bitch boy who loves publicity.

    • biggthings

      I dont care how many he sold...the last 2 albums sucked azz!...lol..real talk

    • Does it Matter

      No need to get personal about your hero, I give the man credit for ability if he was wack he would go away. You can't deny being good and white hasn't helped him to get ahead a lil more but I really gave that man props wit 8 mile. B Rabbit was a beast and so is he. I was just saying popularity wise he got alot of bandwagon listners but he is more talented than 90% of whats out.

  • Does it Matter

    It's real simple do your homework, whats the first true multi-platinum rap album....Yes the Beastie Boys, their first album was like 8xplatinum. Being white and able to do "Urban Music" always has an appeal to white kids who are still a majority until my latino brothers and sisters over populate. He sells because he is white and has some skill. With a black producer co-signing you and a black supporting cast and a white guy is all over BET as was J.Timberlake. When a black artist does Rock or Funk with a mixed supporting cast the label nor the public knows what to do with it. To put it simple the audience black rappers hope to capture to push sales to 2 or 3 million Em already has due to his skin tone. He has some skill but look at his comp, what other white boy is doing it in hip hop they need a hero .

    • noivad12

      ay homie i bet you think u real smart wit yo lil comment huh lmao boy shut tha fuck up bet u feel good as hell sayin that shit its real simple do your homework lmao read my top comment bitch

  • Smith87982

    eminem is a white boy from the suburbs and that is why he is selling because white people from the suburbs are the only people buying the cd

  • Notorious H.A.T.E.R.

    The Elvis Presley of rap, if he wasn't white he wouldn't sale as much as he does. He even said it himself on "White America" look at these eyes, baby blue, baby just like yourself, if they were brown, Shady lose, Shady Sits on the shelf, but Shady's cute, Shady knew, Shady's dimple's would help, make ladies swoon Baby, {ooh baby}, look at my sales, let's do the math, if I was black, I would've sold half, I Ain't have to graduate from Lincoln high school to know that

  • Notorious H.A.T.E.R.

    Hate to say it but Eminem benefits from his race, if he wasn't white he would have never sold that many records. I am not trying to take away from his talent because that is a given; he is the Elvis of rap and is going to make millions doing black music with a white face

    • JasonCTown

      Cant argue with that....it certainly helps. I have friends that despise rap, but love Eminem. Im like, "HUH"?

  • ItThatBoy

    To the dude with Jay-Z and Eminem's d**cks down his throat (forte is the name) That line is from "Role Model" not "Brain Damage"

    • forte is the name

      My bad, your right, it was role model.. And how is Jay-Z and Eminem's dick down my throat, cause I like their music? I like a lot of artists music, hip-hop and beyond, but honestly, your comments don't offend me cause you're probably some bitch ass 15 year old that started listening to hip-hop probably as long as this sites been out (so, like, 2 years?) , and I'm a 27 year old that's studying abroad in Ireland and just got back from Amsterdam this morning, so I'm sure I'm living a better life than you anyways.. And as far as what artists you listen to, I honestly couldn't give a fuck..

  • Reality2222

    Reality1111, Stop trolling. Everyone knows you're not 40+ years old. You're in high school spending your time on internet message boards trolling. You've never made beats, you've never recorded, and you've probably never written any lyrics.

    • Reality1111

      HAHAHAHA!!! Dumbass. Everything I posted is true. You don't believe it, because you cannot relate to the real hip hop.

  • JasonCTown

    Here to ask questions too. Calling it hate, or some stupid f*ckin' name is an easy excuse to cop out of a conversation where I, and others, are trying to digest information. When someone, who'll remain nameless, comes on here and says that Em is 'the only funny rapper', I scratch my head and ask the question. They go on to say that 99% of rappers out there are 'fake.' While 99% is high, I would agree that a lot of them are. They go on to say that sales are the be-all end-all when it comes to who is the greatest. Sales are somewhat important, but I think if you asked a lot of cats who are in this thing, they may tell you different....because this shit is an ART. Personally, I cant come on here and watch people pass off opinion as fact. I question all that I can, yet people confuse that shit with the H word. Im certainly not going to apologize or jump off this shit because others are ignorant.

  • Stu

    Where's the Distant Relatives album?? that was a very good album. And it was a charity album with the proceeds going to relief in Africa. too bad it's not doing too solidly. It's themes aren't the kind of thing that will make the album buying population go in and cop it. Lets face it, most white people won't want to be listening to the Nas-Marley album and they are the people who buy albums the most. Another good album swept under the rug.. Guys, get this album if you can and support the charity movement....

    • Psymon

      am white an ive bought the album i think its a quality album an am sa to see it hasnt went as strong as shitty drakes album, its the girls hu are ruining hip hop buying gay rappers album like drakes, am not hating at all am jus sayin compared 2 nas an damin marleys album drakes is bollocks

  • C-Arson

    You can tell the hiphop fans from the radio listeners on every post. To all the hiphopers on here this shit isn't even worth the time, it falls on deaf ears. They either don't care or disagree because they don't understand.

    • StupidWhiteMan

      @ C-ARSON Thats why (STU) said "MOST" WHITE PEOPLE.... I swear most white folks get so damn defensive when you even mention they cracker ass in some way or form! FMH, SMH, LOL! C- ARSON I must admit you did your race good by supporting real hip hop. I guess not all of you are overt racist even though 99.9% of white folks are knowingly or unknowingly racist.. Real talk… Hip Hop Hooray sap suckas

    • C-Arson

      u talking to the wrong guy. I'm white and bought Distant Relatives on the release date.

    • Stu

      Where's the Distant Relatives album?? that was a very good album. And it was a charity album with the proceeds going to relief in Africa. too bad it's not doing too solidly. It's themes aren't the kind of thing that will make the album buying population go in and cop it. Lets face it, most white people won't want to be listening to the Nas-Marley album and they are the people who buy albums the most. Another good album swept under the rug.. Guys, get this album if you can and support the charity movement..

  • SHaQ34

    why is anyone still talking about that jewish trash drake? he had the biggest hype and exposure in hip hop in the last century with his junk pop music blaring on every radio station for the past year and he got beat the fuck out of by an white guy who barley promoted his songs and barley had singles on the radio..... says alot about media pushed garbage.

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  • Reality1111

    And I'll tell ya one more thing. I'm not a fan of anybody. I don't buy music, buy a movie ticket, pay to be a part of a fanclub, pay for a website, pay for a concert ticket, buy a T shirt. I don't pay for jack shit. I don't pay none of these motherfuckers. End of story. I take the money I have it and give it to others less fortunate than me. So they can build their game up. Not to add to some stuck up conceited fan and spotlight chasing "superstar". Because that is what the legends taught me to do and I'm more successful today because of it. I'm the real hip hop.

    • Reality1111

      "the "legends" in my life taught me to enjoy life and do things that make me happy.. " Great so we can agree on that one. "so because i wasnt around the hip-hop scene untill the mid 90's im not real hip-hop??" Not at all. Anybody can be the real hip hop. "i hope that's not what your implying when you say your the real hip-hop" I'm not implying anything about you when I'm talking about me. I was commenting on how I fit into the big picture. You can in you're own ways too.

    • dmize-one

      answering the movie part its whatever, but what about the other 3/4ths of what i said??? in response to what you wrote (** I'm the real hip hop because I was born in the 1970's around hip hop and those who enjoyed the music. I know the majority of the rappers and hit songs from the 80's & 90's. **) so because i wasnt around the hip-hop scene untill the mid 90's im not real hip-hop?? i hope that's not what your implying when you say your the real hip-hop... the "legends" in my life taught me to enjoy life and do things that make me happy..

    • Reality1111

      "my point is what is wrong with going to pay to see a movie, or buy an album you might like??" There's nothing wrong with it. Doesn't mean you HAVE to do it though. You can make your own decisions. I'm not going to be on here telling you to by an album, telling you something is a classic. Do what you want to do, I'm not going to force you to do anything.

    • dmize-one

      my point is what is wrong with going to pay to see a movie, or buy an album you might like?? so because i wasnt around the hip-hop scene untill the mid 90's im not real hip-hop?? i hope that's not what your implying when you say your the real hip-hop... the "legends" in my life taught me to enjoy life and do things that make me happy.. if that includes paying for an album or to go see a movie, so be it.....

    • Reality1111

      "or go see a movie that you might actually enjoy??" I don't need to pay millionaires to enjoy my life. I also can enjoy many aspects of my life that does NOT involve millionaires. Maybe you are different, who knows. The legends that I speak of are the ones who gave me the wisdom. Not all of them are rappers. There is no sense naming names right now because there are just certain aspects about them that I learned from. I don't 100% agree with 100% of someone's personality. I just take parts of what I see from them and apply it to myself. I'm the real hip hop because I was born in the 1970's around hip hop and those who enjoyed the music. I know the majority of the rappers and hit songs from the 80's & 90's.

    • dmize-one

      ps: i just meant to put legneds in qoutations not legends you speak of..

    • dmize-one

      who are these "legends you speak of" that taught you not to buy an album, or go see a movie that you might actually enjoy?? and what makes you real hip-hop?? (please be specific, cause i don't wanna start goin at you about being real hip-hop till i know the exact reason..)

    • Reality1111

      Make the music, stop riding cocks. Plain and simple enough for you? 1995 was a different era. You can't compare what I was thinking back in 1995 as a hip hop fan to what the 2010 hip hop fan is doing. Its two completely different stories. The 1st one is legendary, the 2nd one is garbage.

    • Stu

      You my friend are one wierdo.. no one forces you to buy this music.. I've read all your post and you are not making any sense whatsover. you listen to music but you never pay for it??? What does Eminem do for hiphop?? Fans should be able to get in the studio with him?? Where are you going with all these?? You act like its only Em & the record label executives that get paid off these sales. The guys working at the cd plant get paid. Those printing the cd covers, them folks loading the shipments on the trucks etc.. Even Em has mentioned this in one of his songs if you ever cared to listen. I work hard for my money and will only spend it on stuff i like. To hell with supporting artists. If they put out stuff i like, i'll pay for it if I feel like. Nobody buys cds to just dump them on a shelf all in the name of supporting an artist. I've read ur posts on a lot of stories and the only conclusion I can come with is that you just want everyone to stop making music. You probably won't have heard or bought Raekwon's cd if this had happened way back.. Tell me if i am wrong.

  • Reality1111

    Look I think if Em or JayZ really cared about hip hop they'd be on this goddam blog. Its not hard to find. It only takes a minute to read or post. Musicians don't have lives like pro athletes, tv personalities, or politicians. They don't have regular schedules. They do a few awards shows, concerts if they got em, then they get into the studio to produce. They have much more free time than the average so called "superstar", and larger blocks of time where they don't have much of anything to do to keep a name in their profession. So you should be able to get into the studio with an Em or a JayZ. There should be upcoming events where fans or so called regular people get studio time or get to interact with the people who so called made it. I don't see that happening. Am I wrong?

    • Reality1111

      I don't want to meet them They should be meeting me. End of story.

    • forte is the name

      If Em or JayZ really cared about hip hop they'd be on this blog?? What are you, fucking stupid.. They care so much about hip hop that they're out there playing live music still for their fans you dumb fuck.. I'm in Ireland right now and they're both playing the O2 festival this weekend, and yes, they'll be there interacting with fans.. They have booths set up where you can meet them, and I know this because one of my friends are running the Jay-Z booth. You think multi-millionaires have nothing better to do then go on hip-hop dx and listen to your dumb ass write 1500 posts? They have people they pay to do that.. to keep their ears to the street.. Obviously, Eminem does listen to his fans.. The whole recovery album he talks about his fans concerns with him and his music, and what they wanted from him (especially him dropping that terrible accent).. And you think that musicians don't have regular schedules? You're a fucking idiot.. Maybe musicians like you who's music never sees the light of day doesn't have a schedule, and we all know that just by looking at the times on your never ending blogs, but your damn right musicians have a schedule.. Concerts, award shows, tv appearances, radio interviews, magazine shoots.. Not to mention when they're actually in the studio MAKING music.. You think they just do that shit on the fly? And you say that Eminem has no impact on hip-hop music?? After him, it gave hope to anyone who wasn't black to try to make it as a hip-hop artist.. Now you have numerous white/latino/asian rappers who have pursued careers as hip-hop artists when before they may have been discouraged to do so.. He put Detroit hip-hop on the map as far as I'm concerned, and he still shows love to his city paving the way for other Detroit artists to follow in his footsteps.. I'm sure the people of Detroit believe he influenced them.. And don't forget that he has signed some really outstanding talent to his label continuously.. I'm sure he influenced 50 Cent and helped him become a top-selling and well known artist worldwide.. I mean, 50 was doing his thing before Em signed him, but fuck.. That was a Dre beat on "In the club", not to mention it was Em's movie studio that produced "Get Rich or Die Trying", which was a solid movie.. More in current events, he's signing Slaughterhouse, which is right now's top hip-hop underground sensation.. And I'm sure him signing them will have a profound impact on their careers and getting their music out to as many fans as possible (which is obviously what musicians want, for people to hear their music).. Eminem continues to contribute to hip-hop, and he will have an impact long after he's gone.. "Some people only see that I'm white, ignoring skill, cause I stand out like a green hat with an orange bill" - Eminem, Brian Damage

  • Reality1111

    I'll put it this way. Been a fan of hip hop for 30+ years. Been rapping working on beats for 15+ years. I made no effort to become a part of the music industry through recording. None whatsoever. I'm not here to promote myself or make money. I don't need music to make money. Don't ask me to rap and don't ask for my beats because I'm not going to give them to you because I never recorded anything. The way I got into hip hop was that people promoted it to me. They wanted me to be a part of it. They gave me the mic. They showed me the records and vinyl. They showed me their equipment, they gave me things to listen to. If I wanted to get a record deal today, I bet I couldn't. But I bet I could have gotten one in 1992. And I bet if Eminem came out with the same material in 1992, he wouldn't have gotten one. Nowadays talking to a person who has studio equipment or connections to the game is like talking to a brick wall. They play you. They don't want you to be a part of it. and I'm not like Eminem in that regards. If someone tells me to go fuck myself, I don't go "back to the lab again yo". I say fuck it, I don't need this shit. Because if it truly was what I wanted to do they wouldn't be telling me that.

    • Reality1111

      HAHAHAHA!! Fuck off dumb ass. Everything I wrote is 100% the truth!!

    • Reality2222

      Stop trolling. Everyone knows you're not 30+ years old. You're in high school spending your time on internet message boards trolling. You've never made beats, you've never recorded, and you've probably never written any lyrics.

  • JeraldStewart

    Man go get that Holy Toledo Album From Jerry Its Straight Fire

  • Reality1111

    "with record labels and what not, I dont have much information so maybe you make valid points there." I don't have that much information on it either. I'm just like everybody else. I'm a fan, a regular person. If I go back to the 1st era of hip hop I feel I can be a part of it right away. I can go up to people and talk about it and they will want me to join in on the success. Nowadays its not like that. If you try and colloborate with someone they want the success, they don't want you to be successful. It wasn't like that back then because they needed people in the game, they looked at you as a positive. Now they look at you as a negative and use the excuse of how great Em or JayZ is to tell you how worthless and meaningless you are. I think this Eminem or JayZ thing is, its about them being successful. Its not about hip hop. Its not about you or any other fan or regular person. Its just for them to put another trophy in their case. If I hear points to the contrary, I will listen and maybe believe them. But I've yet to hear any Eminem fan state why Eminem made them better and how.

    • Reality1111

      MC Hammer went broke because he had 1000s of people on his payroll. "For what its worth Jay Z and Em both give alot of funds to charity" Mabye they do. I don't know. I'm not too sure how you know either. That's not what JayZ or Em's raps are about though. Their raps aren't about you, its about them.

    • SutterKane

      Ummm......I dunno man, The gap between millionaires and those in poverty has always and will always be huge. In the early 90's it aint like MC hammer wasnt doing the same thing. For what its worth Jay Z and Em both give alot of funds to charity

    • Reality1111

      "A Musician doesnt have to make you "Better" first of all" That's true, they don't have to make you better. Its 2010 though, things were supposed to be different by now. You should be able to record with Eminem if you are a fan, you should be able to get studio time with him if you're a fan if it really was about music. That's what it looked like things were headed towards in the early 1990's. You felt as a fan that you were going to become a part of it yourself. Nowadays I don't see that. This is music, its not really supposed to be about the money. And I think the major players in the game during the 1st era made it about that, the music and the people. Now I think the major players in the game during the 2nd era, they just going backwards. They just making it about themselves again. Hip Hop was supposed to change that.

    • Reality1111

      I get that part, but that is really only good for people like maybe 21 years or younger. I personally can only relate to people I personally come in contact with. I know whats on tv, internet, I know the superstars, I know the movie stars, music stars etc. But they don't mean shit to me. It was supposed to change though it wasn't supposed to be like that. In the early 90's it seemed like the gap between the so called millionaire or superstar and the general public was closing. Now it seems the Em's or JayZ's it just seems like they work harder and harder to expand that gap.

    • SutterKane

      A Musician doesnt have to make you "Better" first of all.....But in some cases he did, when your havin a bad day or goin through summin thats undesirable, its comforting to throw on a song written from someone with similar experiences...... In some ways I can relate to Em songs about his family but I aint puttin my life on blast for HHDX, lol, but I can feel where he's comin from with some of them songs, same with Pac songs about his family, or DMX about his struggles with drugs..........So, in some ways, yeah, artists like that can give you summin to relate to on them days......

  • Nico 3

    Nas Esco - Not too long ago Nas was going platinum. Yes he was lyrical, but if those early albums had flopped, he would have been no better off than AZ is today. Let's face it. Sales say alot about an artist, maybe everything. An artist can work his ass off making a good album, but if he doesn't know how to properly get it into the hands of the people who actually buy CD's, then that's where the difference lies between them and the Em's and Jay Z's of the world. Clearly, Eminem isn't everyone's taste. Alot of people are going to hate on him just because. But everything this guy does is a success, so if people praise Recovery, then IMO, it is what it is. Maybe this will light the fire underneath more rappers, maybe even Dre, to finally get Detox out there.

    • Reality1111

      A success to who? That is what I'm trying to find out. Success to Em and his family? Thats great I wish them the best. There has to be more to that to be considered a hip hop legend.

  • Reality1111

    @Sutterkane. There are people on this board who are betweeen being a fan and being a hater. Not everybody is a fan or a hater. Maybe those people will sway to one side or the other, maybe they won't. If you actually read the comments though, no Eminem fan is really giving people a reason to be a fan. I mean what is this shit about? You pay $10, Em puts another trophy in his case. THEN WHAT? Enlighten us.

    • Reality1111

      "to discredit Em or Jay for there accomplishments" I don't think they are accomplishing anything besides what they do for themselves. I don't think they are making the people around them better. I think they are just using you to elevate their own status because they already gave up on what life was supposed to be about and just made their own way to take advantage of others. I don't see a real difference with those 2 emcees. They're not helping hip hop, they are not helping good music. That is the way I look at it, and I don't see any points to the contrary.

    • SutterKane

      Even in the first era of hip hop not every artist was socially active, or even aware. Maybe there was more of a balance, and I agree it would be nice to hear MTV report some of those issues to, but thats no reason to discredit Em or Jay for there accomplishments. Its a totally diffrent topic..........

    • Reality1111

      I'm not beefin either. Like I said I'm trying to exchange information. I'm roughly the same age as Em. I'm not going to say fuck off or fuck that just to try and be better or worse than you. Its not a competition to me. It is about overall information. In today's world, everybody always wants to talk about how great 1 person is. Eminem is great, Jay Z is great, Brittney Spears is great, Tiger Woods is great or whoever. But nobody wants to talk about how everybody as a group is great. That is why I have questions about this Eminem thing. MTV may tell you Em sold 1 mil in 1 week, then CNN will tell you unemployment is up and people don't have jobs. VHI will do a 10 hour special commemorating the greatness of JayZ, then Headline News will tell you how the economy sucks. This seems to be contrary to what the 1st era of hip hop was about.

    • SutterKane

      Things that have to do with record labels and what not, I dont have much information so maybe you make valid points there.

    • SutterKane

      @ Reality I think I see where your coming from, its all good, I aint trying to beef or nuthin.

    • Reality1111

      "None of that shit is relevant to me" It should be relevant to you, because that what was relevant to real hip hop heads who listened from the 1st era. The message was important. Not the sale. Alot of the things I bought up that was what was important to them PLUS the music. I know you bought the cd because you like good music. But what I'm saying is that $10 bucks or whatever you spent, though not enough to make an impact with just one person, isn't going TOWARDS good music. That is what I'm talking about.

    • Reality1111

      Ok good stuff. Well most of the names you bought up Ice Cube, scarface, 2pac, Nas, Tech N9ne, Joe Budden, BIG are from the 1st era. So us as real hip hop fans we don't have any questions surrounding the 1st era. Here I'll give you some of my fav emcees:Lil Dap, B Real, Keith Murray, Mic Geronimo, Raekwon etc. So I listened to them because of some of the reasons you stated that you listen to Em. And if they taught me anything or showed me anything if you can use those words, was that paying somebody to want to be them is a waste of time. Following somebody else is a waste of time. Be yourself and be productive and successfull yourself. That's why I haven't bought a cd since 1995 Cuban Linx, and never will. Do I support hip hop? Yes. Do I play hip hop music? Yes. Do I pay for it?No. Because music and the equipment to make music will exist whether or not the funds to market it will. And finances doesn't solve the problem. Ideas and communication will. I'm not feelin Eminem in that department.

    • SutterKane

      @ Reality LOL, figure out what??..........None of that shit is relevant to me, only thing I care about is whether or not I like the music I'm hearing. I like the recovery album, so I bought it.........Same with the Roots album, which I bought the same day. And as far as figuring out If Em is hip hop, Pop or Rock, all I know is that he rhymes words together well and entertains me while doing it, so whatever, put the CD in the polka section if you want..........

    • Reality1111

      "If I were to tell you my favorite MC growing up was Ice Cube, would you ask me to explain myself??......" No, I wouldn't ask you to explain yourself because people who know hip hop know that Ice Cube was around when the music was quality and hip hop overall was improving. So you don't need an explanation about Ice Cube because there were lots of other rappers around during his time that did it in a similair fashion. There is a double standard with Em for some people. However Em is different from other rappers in a few ways so its not really a double standard. This has nothing to do with Em being white. Who cares that he is white. This is about how Em differs from other rappers. I personally can't tell if Em's message is positive or negative. Because after all the staring in the mirror, looking deep into your innerself, struggling with your identity, overcoming drugs or poverty, overcoming not being famous or relevant, you still have to go out and do things and accomplish things. I personally can't tell if Em is the artist or the record executive. Is he backing his listeners, or backing the CEO's? I personally can't tell if Em is rock/heavy metal/pop or hip hop. Am I supporting him as a fan and/or buying the record to make him more successful, or am I doing it to make myself and others around me more succesful. So lets figure this out.

    • SutterKane

      A few more reasons why I like Em's stuff, since you feel the need to know 1. He's outspoken, always a plus for an MC 2. He has an incredible flow 3. His personal songs are very relatable 4. His versaility(Comedy, Drama, Horrorcore, Battle Raps, Anger) Same reasons I like all my favorites......Ice Cube, scarface, 2pac, Nas, Tech N9ne, Joe Budden, BIG,.............and countless others. Diffence between them and Eminem, is that I can throw any of those names out and you wont make explain myself like you just asked me to do for Eminem......

    • SutterKane

      I dont care enough to read all that, I've been hearing these same argument for like a decade now, I can make an educated guess about the content. You want a reason from someone, I'll give you mine: I like what the dude has to say most the time, His personal songs are relatable, some of his funny stuff makes me laugh, and all around I find his music to be quality......Same reasons I like alot of people, not that you would ask me about them If I were to tell you my faqvorite MC growing up was Ice Cube, would you ask me to explain myself??......Probably not, its a double standard with Em tho, always has been That a good enough reason??.

  • SutterKane

    One thing you can count on from an eminem page is the emotions flaring People always talk about the stans who act like he walks on water, but the haters are just as gay,lol, with your huge as posts crying because an artist you dont like sells records, change your huggies and let it go, SMH Fuck outta here with that gayness, the albums a hit, if you a fan you aint gotta beat people over the head about it, and if you a hater you dont have to declare no message board jihads because your panties are in a bunch about it.

    • Reality1111

      HAHAHA!!! That shit is mad funny change your huggies. You should come out with an album son and name it "Change Your Huggies" That shit will sell millions!!! We know the album Recovery is a hit. Duh, we can look at the charts. People are asking WHAT ELSE IS A HIT BESIDES THE SALES??? You can call people gay, and all that garbage etc. but not everybody is here to hate on Em, some of us are asking questions here and we're not getting answers. And if we're not getting answers its just pure bullshit anyway. So enlighten us will ya.

  • Reality1111

    2nd best quote on this page. "the 90's rap era was the best and where was Eminem at faggot??" 3rd best quote on this page. "where was eminem 1990-1998?? nowhere but a bum"

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  • Reality1111

    Look people, Dunkin Donuts could have pushed 80 billion donuts last week. AND THEY STILL AIN'T TAKIN' OVER!!!!! That's the bigger picture. Eminem does nothing for the bigger picture. He just goes into the studio to make money. The labels produce the cd's, they ship it to the record stores. The fans waste their gas money to go buy the album. Eminem gets some of the money, the record execs and ceo's get the rest. A few Best Buy workers get enough to buy a free lunch. Eminem gets a bigger air conditioner. That is all that happens. Business, and the economy right now in this country is a process. Now matter how big you try and get through numbers alone, there is only a certain amount you are going to receive, because so many other things go into work to make that sale possible. Sales is not the big picture. You have to influence people to make a real difference. Eminem doesn't influence people, he just influences sales. Because when I go onto this forum to post and ask questions to Eminem fans, I'm not hearing anything of substance. "Eminem made money, I paid him, fuck you, I'm the best, fuck who you like" That is all I read from these people.

    • Reality1111

      "Ask all those new rappers" Who are the new rappers? I'm not seeing any. Drake maybe a few others. I can't name many, because I don't know many. There isn't enough new quality rappers, they don't really seem relevant.

    • dare.take

      Eminem doesn't influence people? Ask all those new rappers and they'll point Em as one of their influences, everyone wants to work with him(for money or for talent?). As someone posted he paved a way for non black rappers to beleive that they could also be famous. As for myself, his music was an inspiration wen I was going through some dark time , he does influence people(why do you think he has such a huge fan base?) and i buy his CD so that i can do a little part to help the artist and he can help people like me in the future...

  • Reality1111

    Best comment on this page no question. " YOU CAN'T LIE ABOUT THE NUMBERS BUT YOU CAN LIE ABOUT HOW YOU GOT THOSE NUMBERS"

  • Aug GA

    how bout that we are young money album

  • noivad12

    damn Too NAS ESCO you are dumb as fuck lmao eminem was 28 when the eminem show came out and you said he was 28 when he got a record deal lmao that was his third album that also went platinum in 1 wk lmao yea check tha stats boy you so ignorant and talkin out your ass so much im not even finna get on you lmao shut yo dumb ass up nigga talkin shit and wrong as hell and dont no what the fuck you talkin bout you woulda did better to just say you dont like eminem because everything else you said is irrelevant and stupid lmao record sales is an obvious way of seeing how many ppl enjoy a persons music(hence eminem is the highest selling artist in rap) ppl like him u dumb fuck lmao wayne sold a millie in a fuckin week em did this with 2 albums in his career the MMLP and the Eminem show mmlp was his 2nd album and he wasnt even 28 yet WRONG MUTHAFUCKA lmao

    • Nas Esco

      at NOIVAD12 I don't care if he sold 50 million albums in one week does that mean he's good?? so what! there's plenty of underground rappers that have no promotion,no love,no marketing success and are 100x better then 99% of mainstream artists out now..but if they sell 7,000 copies does that mean they suck?? no it just mean they weren't promoted right,don't get enough radio spins, and video don't get showed on TV like some overated people like Feminem..So your the best if you sell a million copies in your first week?? get the fuck outta here and do some hip hop research kid.I don't care if Feminem swept the grammy awards like michael jackson did in 1984..it don't mean he the greatest..damn turn off the radio,Stop watching MTV & BET all the time and go find out for yourself who's the best and who's not...not everybody likes Feminem fool..there's over 300 billion people in the U.S..if he was all that good then how come ''everybody'' have his albums?? fuckin stupid ass brainwashed kids

    • ...........

      mr. wikipedia

    • Em fan #1

      500,000= gold if im not mistaken

  • Nas Esco

    At Em#1 fan dude your hella gay..get emienms dick out your mouth faggot..Sales have nothing to do with talent and skillz on the mic..Quality over quantity..u sound ignorant and have no life..fuck feminem bitch..brother ali is the best white rapper and i'm black saying this..brother ali speaks the truth..so does Nas,wu tang clan,little brother,Common etc..underground hip hop is where it's at..fuck mainstream pop friendly songs they play on radio..i digs pop and R&B but not when it sours down hip hop..the 90's rap era was the best and where was Eminem at faggot?? oh yea still living with his moms jackin off in the basement..while P.diddy,Biggie,2pac,Nas,Jay-Z,Wu tang clan,Mobb deep,A tribe called quest was making more money then him..oh did i forget they were all going platinum and multiplatinum...where was eminem 1990-1998?? nowhere but a bum..Dr.Dre made him who is black..so without Dre eminem would be nowhere because no one wanted to sign his wack ass.dude was 28 when he finally got a record deal..LMAO!!

    • Reality1111

      @ Forte. Here is your first post ever on HHDX "You know, I've been on hiphopdx for almost a year now and never written a comment, but you've honestly made me make a user name just to understand what YOU are doing" That was your reply to what I posted. Now you say this. "Reality1111, go kill yourself," That's what I'm talking about, none of you new era hip hop people none of you make any sense. You're just one contradiction after another.

    • forte is the name

      Honestly Nas Esco, you make no fucking sense.. Where was Eminem is 1990-1998? Grinding to make it.. Doing mixtapes (Infinite), competing in hip-hop Olympics, making a name for himself, like any artist does before they get signed.. And you say that Dr. Dre made him? Dr. Dre looked past the fact that he was white because obviously that was a big deal that he was a white rapper.. Labels didn't sign him because they felt like they couldn't market a white rapper in that environment.. And obviously, that was changed once Eminem came out, with other white rappers coming out after that (Paul Wall, Bubba Sparx, Asher Roth).. And stop with that "Dr. Dre made him who is black" shit.. What, did Abraham Lincoln make the black man because he freed the slaves?? Stupid mother fucker.. Oh yeah, and before I forget.. Reality1111, go kill yourself, you fucking old ass blogger with nothing better to do

    • Reality1111

      Nas doesn't have to make a good album since Illmatic. He made Illmatic. That's it. He contributed.

    • Em fan #1

      Except for the fact Nas hasn't made a good album since Illmatic... DAMN that nigga sucks. He ain't have a good album since his first one. Do people even quote Nas?

    • Who are we Today?

      Yo (Nas esco) knows hiphop mehn please believe n dat nigga Ems stan looks like he either 15 teen or 16 teen talking some dick sucking shit. Yo im back to underground hiphop were cats be really hungry n not selling out n shit!

    • noivad12

      and yea 500 000 equals gold so what..everything i said is right period...

    • noivad12

      see niggas just dont no what to say lmao Nas is a fucking king of hip hop he has nothing else to prove at all he can never be a washed up nobody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hes nas dammit he just aint a commercial ass nigga he do what he do though so shut tha fuck up wit that hes a nobody that shit is bullshit

    • Em fan #1

      Sales is just as important as skills and talent. Only delusional fools like you deny that. Nas is a washed up nobody and you know it

  • HoodGrown

    The Young Money album still isn't gold? Although it will probably be next week.. but the people that called 50's and Drake's albums flops should add the Young Money album as well.

  • Who are we Today?

    Em selling ah mill in 2 weeks,,dat jus goes to show how lost we are today when it comes to music.People don't want to hear the truth anymore so they cop pop shit like Em recovery,,not hating on Recovery its cool but nutting there to learn. Distant Relatives should of sold those kind of units too as well because there is something there to you could learn from but people jus want to be lost n entertained by some people who are not educated us in this world today and not look at the big picture.People wake up n get that Nas n Gong shit,,dat Bob Marley shit n get educated man.

    • noivad12

      no promotion for shit that makes a difference..and eminems fan base is huge and was waitin on a comeback album better than relapse so np that nas shit aint gon sell more and nas never sales that much period damn sure not as much as eminem look at ems sales over ther years..hes the highest selling artist in rap if you dont know....

    • Em fan #1

      Too bad Nas is a washed up boring loser, and Damina Marley is a nobody from a poor country. And Em's music did educate people

  • CANT....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

    @@@@@@@........JASONCTOWN.....GET OFF EMINEM DICK YOU HATER....I KNOW YOU HATE THAT WORD PROBABLY BECAUSE THATS WHAT YOU ARE YOU HOMSEXUAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Recovery is platinum in two weeks stop the hating......oops did I say the word "hate"....nigga you such a drag queen......you is a lame ass nigga.....be proud for hip hop that a nigga went platinum....just because your boy Chamillionair cant go double wood dont give you the right to hate on Shady

    • JasonCTown

      Huh?? I didnt know Eminem was a nigga?!? Chamillionaire? Where/when did I mention him?? Where are you getting this stuff from? Listen, just stay out of grown folks business, it's past your bedtime.

  • noivad12

    em deserve to sell that 7k in 1 week and since when did just blazes or dr dres beats get weak at all pshh llmao ppl jus got they own opinions about shit and thats that RECOVERY is off da chain and em with MMLP sold a million in a week so did EMINEM SHOW yea persistence wayne wasnt tha first to sell a millie in a week idiot asses shady been did that shit i kno sumthn that might hurt yall hearts a little bit EMINEM IS THE HIGHEST SELLING ARTIST IN RAP over the last decade lmao check tha stats he got a plaque for it and all n e body who does that and sells like that persistently not just 1 damn time is relevant and must go fukkin hard

    • sublimenirvana

      i'm a huge dre fan but I can't front I haven't been impressed by him since that song he did with snoop & d'angelo called imagine

  • BOSSHOG

    you should check more from Blaze hes real. check out ''real g shit'', ''I go to work'' , ''hey you'' , ''If i Fall'', ''dayz in my neighborhood'' i dont see how you could not turn into a fan.

  • WOW!!!

    SUSAN BOYLE THE BEST SINGER ON THE PLANET! PERIOD!!!!!! ACCORDING TO SALES

  • DallasTx_GreedyGrove

    Fuck all these niggas Nsync Sold 2.4 Million in 1 week

  • Petey Pete

    my 2 cents Nothing pisses me off more when people say "your a hater" when there are very few "hating" comments. Hating on Em would be this: "Man fuck Em because he's white" Having an opinion is this: "I don't think Recovery was all that good because the beats were wack and Em rapped about nothing for half the songs" SEE THE FUCKING DIFFERENCE!

    • ...

      *starts a slow clap*

    • The.Watcher

      I completely agree. I was severely underwhelmed by Recovery, and while it could be argued that Relapse was mainly about nothing as well, at least it was fun and entertaining, Recovery is just....boring. The beats sucked and Em's flow took a downturn when compared to his masterful delivery his previous effort. It really gives off the impression that he went the Jigga route, dumbed down and made a pop album. And since it's selling better than Relapse, it kinda proves Em's point. Shame.

    • JasonCTown

      Perfect. The word 'hate' is such a crutch....a LAME attempt any way you use it.

  • JordanM91

    I want to re-post what I wrote earlier. This person 'WOW!!' uses Vanilla Ice as a reason why record sales arent important and dont determine everything. Thats not the first time I heard someone use that argument, so this is what I wrote: 'Here's the difference between those two and Eminem. Hammer and Vanilla did it ONCE. They were ONE HIT WONDERS. So at that point, there huge success with that ONE album doesnt even matter. Now, Eminem on the other hand, has done it OVER and OVER and OVER again. Not just once. Eminem is not a hit wonder. And what does this show? It shows consistency. Longevity. Relevance. Eminem is part of that 1% (give or take) that has sustained this long in the rap game. Most other cats end up irrelevant later in there career, and the same will happen to gucci, wacka, plies, oj da juiceman, all of them cats. It is hard for people to sell nowadays, but to do it over and over again with success, that means something. And in that case, sales do mean something.'

    • Petey Pete

      JASONCTOWN, that's a great analogy.

    • philly celeb

      eminem hasn't been hot since the marshall mathers lP he's just saleing off of his name just like every DMX cd went plat

    • JasonCTown

      Sales can mean a lot of things, but they dont equal talent, obviously. Here is the point Im trying to make and that you may be missing. Assume you never heard of Eminem, but you saw his numbers....would you autmatically assume he is good? Conversely, assume you never heard of a guy like Jay Electronica....but you saw that he had -0- numbers. Does that mean he sucks? Im using those 2 as examples.....you can put any artist in there.

  • Logic, use it

    Alright Em fan #1, judging by your comment, you're probably not the most open guy. But I'll still recommend some albums for ya that came out between 2004-09. All albums most would consider "great" all albums very different. Truth be told I can't even name them all College Dropout- Kanye West Be- Common Late Registraion- Kanye Food & Liquor- Lupe Fiasco Game Theory- The Roots The Documentary- Game The Cool- Lupe Below the Heavens- Blu & Exile Jonson&Johnson- Blu & another producer (forgot name) Untitled- Nas American Gangster- Jay-Z Anything from Jay Electronica (he don't have an album) Trill- Bun B II Trill- Bun B UGK 4 Life- UGK Ultimate Victory- Chamillionaire Fishscales- Ghostface Killah This is only a small list. ALL very different. Metaphorical like Lupe, personal like Below the Heavens, fun album like Jonson&Johnson, street album like Bun B & UGK, concept albums like American Gangster and Untitled. If you don't like ANY of these after listening to them, then I question if you even like Hip Hop except for Em. Sorry for the long ass comment, but this dude has been on album reviews and news articles praising Eminem like he's God

    • Logic, use it

      Blaque Ali I didn't mean to forget Little Brother, like I said there was so much good stuff between 04-09 I couldn't remember every great album that came out.

    • Blaque Ali

      Yo, In my opinion, Below The Heavens was the illest joint on that list. Good list, but lets give LB some love too. The Minstrel Show was (I'm no longer labeling albums as classic anymore) a great album. Elzhi put out a good one too! The Preface

    • JasonCTown

      Well done. He hasnt heard, or listened to, half that shit. We're spinnin' or wheels. Logic went bye-bye a long time ago with this clown. You can always argue about what you like, but when you start selling shit as fact, then you need to be CALLED OUT on it.

  • Logic, use it

    Alright Em fan #1, judging by your comment, you're probably not the most open guy. But I'll still recommend some albums for ya that came out between 2004-09. All albums most would consider "great" all albums very different. Truth be told I can't even name them all College Dropout- Kanye West Be- Common Late Registraion- Kanye Food & Liquor- Lupe Fiasco Game Theory- The Roots The Documentary- Game The Cool- Lupe Below the Heavens- Blu & Exile Jonson&Johnson- Blu & another producer (forgot name) Untitled- Nas American Gangster- Jay-Z Anything from Jay Electronica (he don't have an album) Trill- Bun B II Trill- Bun B UGK 4 Life- UGK Ultimate Victory- Chamillionaire Fishscales- Ghostface Killah This is only a small list. ALL very different. Metaphorical like Lupe, personal like Below the Heavens, fun album like Jonson&Johnson, street album like Bun B & UGK, concept albums like American Gangster and Untitled. If you don't like ANY of these after listening to them, then I question if you even like Hip Hop except for Em. Sorry for the long ass comment, but this dude has been on album reviews and news articles praising Eminem like he's God

    • Em fan #1

      Like I told Blaque Ali, I didn't put down every great album that came out between those 5 years.

    • forte is the name

      Not to mention all the albums that Immortal Technique came out with were all done during the 2000 era.. and he's the realist mother fucking rapper there is.. He definitely contributes heavily to hip-hop to make the listeners conscious about the world around them

  • sublimenirvana

    going to buy how i got over, recovery, and sir luscious left foot asap

  • Em fan #1

    Respond to JASONCTOWN for a comment he left a few hours ago Your favorite rapper is wack because he can't capture people like Em has. No rapper will EVERY sell more album then Em. Jay-Z has like 11 #1s but not touching Em in sales. Your favorite rapper can't tell a story like Em. Stan is THE greatest rap song bar none. Your favorite rapper ain't versitile like Em. 99% of rappers rap about how hard they are the bitches they get and the money they got. The other 1% are boring losers who no one can relate to. Em however doesn't need to rap about that stuff. But when he does its all in humor. Which leads to another point EM is the only funny rapper. Rappers don't add humor cause they corny, Em can make a funny as song like Ass Like My, My Name Is half the songs on Relapse and its a smash hit. Your favorite rapper ain't got no flow. I keep on hearing these rappers that sound the exact same from track 1 to 15. Drake is a prime example. Your favorite rapper ain't creative like Em. The beats on Recovery are brilliant because they're not all by Dre or Em like usual. They're unique. Last but not least, the irony is, your favorite rapper ain't real. Em is the only rapper who puts his heart into the music. He literally throws his personal shit out there and creates magic. Other "real" rappers just rap about bullshit we dont got through anymore in 2010. Then the other cats just mumble.

    • Hip Hop Connoisseur

      Only funny rapper? Redman? Method Man? Devin The Dude? Ludacris? Ol' Dirty Bastard? Celph Titled? E-40? Biz Markie? Busta? Beastie Boys? Luniz?...I think I made my point. Don't get me wrong, Em is funny as hell. He's just not the only one. Speaking of real...have you heard of Ill Bill, KRS-One, Scarface, Army of the Pharoahs, or even Joe Budden (just to name a few)?

    • JasonCTown

      You ever hear what Eminem said about Treach?? Do you even know who that is? You think you got it all covered.....reality is harsh though. Look, I like Em, but you're going way too far with this......and you have no concept of opinion vs. fact. None. What. So. Ever.

    • JasonCTown

      I shouldnt even give this the time of day, but I will comment on some of your 'opinions'....that you happen to be selling as fact. 'EM is the only funny rapper' Oh really?? The ONLY funny rapper? And the beats on Recovery are unique....or they're just different than what we are used to from him. And you keep bringing up Drake.....why? Other rappers arent real? You mean to tell me Talib Kweli isnt real? Mos Def? Pharoah Monch isnt real? Bun B neither? Del Tha Funky Homosapien aint real either, right? You're the new daily joke on this site.

  • mpmp

    Dear HipHopdx.com, can you give us an update on Jay-Z blueprint 3 album is doing. thanks it was and is the best album in 2009 and 2010!!!!!!!!!!

  • haters

    @jasonctown and carson good job at making sure you disagree with everyone that has a positive comment about Em. oh and we get it that u think big boi and the roots are better or something. like seriiously there is a reason why he sells more albums than your favorite rappers and that is cause more people enjoy his music. and dont get me wrong im not hatin on the roots or big boi cause i like both those albums too. but damn u both have made like 10 posts each to straight hate on peoples opinions.

    • C-Arson

      I'm not hating on shit! I'm saying Eminem isn't the best rapper hands down bar none unequivocally. Thats all

    • JordanM91

      @WOW!!! Yes, the argument does "Fly". I'll tell you why, and everyone else who brings up MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice for record sales. Here's the difference between those two and Eminem. Hammer and Vanilla did it ONCE. They were ONE HIT WONDERS. So at that point, there huge success with that ONE album doesnt even matter. Now, Eminem on the other hand, has done it OVER and OVER and OVER again. Not just once. Eminem is not a hit wonder. And what does this show? It shows consistency. Longevity. Relevance. Eminem is part of that 1% (give or take) that has sustained this long in the rap game. Most other cats end up irrelevant later in there career, and the same will happen to gucci, wacka, plies, oj da juiceman, all of them cats. It is hard for people to sell nowadays, but to do it over and over again with success, that means something. And in that case, sales do mean something. So I hope u read this and never use ur lame ass argument again.

    • JasonCTown

      And drop the 'hate' bullshit too. God, that word is so overused. Do you just throw that out there when you cant form some sort of cohesive, structured argument. "your a hater, look everyone...I just called him a hater...hahahaahahha." Please....with that nonsense. Elevate, my man....

    • JasonCTown

      Im not hating their 'opinons' homeboy. Read them again and tell me whether they are opinions, or being sold as fact. There is a difference. I happen to like the Eminem album a lot....by no means is it a 'classic' as some people have opinonated. And I have no idea if my 'favorite rapper' would like to work with Em....I cant seem to clarify that as fact. See what Im sayin'??

    • WOW!!!

      Vanilla Ice sold a lot of records too. So that arguement doesnt fly......

  • Stan01

    all of you have no idea what you're talking about.

  • DAMNN

    SO MANY EM HATERS ON THIS SITE. U CAN HATE ON HIM ALL U WANT BUT REALISTICALLY HE IS ONE OF THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME. AND NOT BECAUSE OF HOW MANY ALBUMS HES SOLD BUT BECAUSE OF HIS ABILITY TO SPIT LIKE A MAD MAN. HIS FLOWS AND LYRICS R WAY ABOVE 99% OF ANY RAPPERS. AND IF U DONT BELIEVE ME ASK YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER. ANY NIGGA IN THE GAME WOULD LOVE TO WORK WIT EM. REAL TALK

  • Rap Stan

    Em is killing the game wonder what he would of done if the internet didn't exsist

  • Brighter

    All I know is Drake's album is fire. And that's what I hear coming out the trunks and on the radio. Not a perfect album but great lyrics and nice production. I expect he'll be even better on his next release. I did Listened to Recovery multiple times but didn't buy it. Just not the Eminem album I wanted. It was his most personal but no where near the lyrical illness he use to come with. 3AM is more innovative than most of the stuff on Recovery. His flow doesn't have the bounce or unpredictability it once had. It just sounds forced.

  • 305ilovemia

    I Love M I A Music And Ent. Presents $WonDough$ No Image No Gimmicks Just Banging Ass Music Raw And Uncut http://www.youtube.com/user/305ilovemia

  • Blaque Ali

    Hip Hop #1 and #2 again!!!!!! Big up to Hip Hop right now. Yo, and give my man Dwele some shine son. He been smoothin it out for the ladies for a minute now. At least Kanye is puttin him on! Hip Hop Lives....

  • DJJ

    The legendary Roots CREW! Go support "How I Got Over" it is an incredible album. Also "Recovery is dope too!

  • JOE6PACKNC336GBORO

    more bs i see i got my copy comming hope big boi do #

  • digga

    everybody on here arguing about nonsense.so fucking what em sold platinum in two weeks.people didn't buy it for rap's sake.they bought it cuz they are fans of em.the companies choose who they want to win.where's the spots and radioplay for great musicians in rap.nonexistent. but you'll hear that b.o.b shit all day.hip hop is stupid to me now.just download it for free cuz there's no weight to it no more.the crappy people sell records like jay-z with that hipster bullshit.music is boring

  • @ikonent

    ok ok this is thre real people want to know why only a few artist is saling ?!! the answer is that they make good music .... the rest is garbage....

    • NY

      Another ignorant person who thinks only good music is what's played constantly on the radio and what sells the most. Voted album of the year by critics was Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 , it didn't sell like Jay-Z's Blueprint 3. Find your own style instead of just liking what's popular just because it's popular.

    • JasonCTown

      So, the way you see it, if you sell well then you're music is good?? You must be a fan of Lady Gaga then?? Or she's good? What about Susan Boyle? How do you feel about her music....is it good music?

  • keijo

    Em already sold 1mill first week worldwide. And if you check worldwide sales, relapse sold as much as C3 did first week. Just to let you know that there is something else also than your sad usa.

  • Megan fox lover

    Ok, first off, lets establish that im no Eminem stan. Im writing as a Hip hop fan who just happen to love Eminem's music since i first heard him in 99. I wont compare his latest "Recovery" with "SSLP" coz 10 yrs is an age in Hip hop. Em has matured no doubt personally and professionally. This new album should be seen through a different lens and if youre below 20 yrs, you cant appreciate where Em is coming from. Sorry. Ok my point of this post; Ive been struggling with calling this album a Classic since "Relapse" was dissapointing, i was skeptical at first but after 1 week of countless listens, ive let the album stew and marinate and im comfortable to call it a Hip Hop Classic! Reasons are too many. Lyrically,metaphorically Em's latest album is fuckin flawless! Some people may have a problem with the beats but i think choosing diff producers for this project shows artistic growth by steppin out of the Dre cocoon. Maybe you oughta step back and look at the bigger picture. Classic.

    • Reality1111

      Digga knows the real deal.

    • digga

      this is stupid.he could've did the beats himself and it still would've sold.the music industry plays favorites.drake,jay-z and em.those are the ones who get radioplay and marketing dollars.not the distant relatives album,which will help kids in africa learn in decent schools..i didn't see one dollar marketed into that project.we want bullshit... period

    • @ikonent

      yeah pimp'in in part your right em is a professional it really don't matter who is doing the beats ( most is self produced) he is at his best when he speacks from the heart. like most great artist but not when he make a play for radio songs the fake shine through..

  • WOW!!!!

    LOL!!!!! EVERYBODY PRAISING THE FUCK OUT OF THE ROOTS, NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY....... BUT AINT NOBODY BUY THE SHIT!!! GTFOH IF YOU JUST ON HERE TO ARGUE AND TALK SHIT..... LOSERS!

  • dibs

    some of yall have lost your damn minds 709k for a debut album and its a bad thing ?..how ?....anyone comparing Drake to Em is a moron ..em is an established artist going 12yrs how u gonna compare Drake to em ..which other "DEBUT"/FIRST TIME artist in the last 5yrs has sold 700k in thier first 2 WEEKS!!....

    • dibs

      ..See my exact Point some of yall are just stupid ..Reall talk no diss .really ..yall just dont have a shred of common sense to all the replies did yall read my question did 50 and Eminem come out in the last 5 years..? Em came out 97/98 ..50 technically around the same time but didnt really blow untill 2002 ..for both of yall who replied that cant count 1998 and 2002 aint 5 years ago dumies

    • Aug GA

      who the fuck is 50 cent ?

    • bloghappy

      50 Cent and the aforementioned Eminem.

    • WOW!!!!

      50 cent went Platinum first time around

    • dibs

      ..which FIRST! time "Hiphop" artist in the last 5yrs has sold 700k in 2weeks ..someone pls tell me

  • Em fan #1

    Yo stop calling me a troll. Just because I give my opinion on the greatest rapper ever and ya'll favorite rapper is wack, doesn't mean I'm trolling, I'm just calling it like it is.

    • Reality1111

      I don't have a favorite rapper. I don't pay people. End of story.

    • JasonCTown

      I guess Im trying to figure out WHY my favorite rapper(s) are wack?? If you can provide a coherent, intelligent response then maybe you'll be taken more seriously....if that's what you want?!? Otherwise, we all understand how much you like Eminem.

    • slim fela

      U DONT KNOW WHO OUR FAVORITE RAPPERS ARE.. .LOL

  • Dab

    the most annoying thing about the internet... If you have an opinion people WILL bash you, the constant trolling, seriously I follow alot of Hip hop on different sites and there are tons of people like Em fan #1. the constant bitching, look its cool that your fustrated with a lot of mainstream rap, I am too, but I can actually turn off the radio and tv when I hear a song I don't like. Now its one thing if you heard an album or rapper and didn't like it but to be here every week bitching abou sales? Come on

    • SutterKane

      Co Sign Pretty much same thing I was saying........If you dont like summin, speak your piece and be done with it, no need for a 10,000 word post or a page long exchange of insults because someone likes summin you dont.......Get over that shit, lol

  • Amplified Sample

    Roots fans are the worst. I thought The Roots would have better sales after how many positive reviews this album has been getting. People should go and buy that.

    • Amplified Sample

      Digga I get what you're saying about the actual hard copies. But sites like iTunes and rhapsody have made it so you can still support the artist even though access to the CD might be limited. My point is that, whether or not Em's CD is good/bad has nothing to do with the fact that he's convinced his followers that the best way to show him love is buying his music. Seems like The Roots have never had that luxury. It might be the college demographic, or whatever but it's just kinda shitty.

    • digga

      amplified sample(like that name.first track off gza's second cd.cool).the roots fans are not worst.the record company ship limited copies of the cd tonotwaste money.they gonna do that with artists like eminem because they want him to wini remember when rae's cd came out.nobody barely knew it was out but everybody knew when jay-z cd came out.he got mad promos and best buy spots.shit,most people i knew didn't even know the distant relatives even existed.but everyone who listens to it say they love it.the cd was positive and consistent.people want bullshit..period

    • SutterKane

      Bro, truth be told having internet love is the Kiss of Death for a rap artist. If the opinions on the internet reflected the rest of the world artist like Talib Kweli and The Roots would have The top positions. Thats what Kills me bout the web, all these people with their high and mighty opinions bashing everything, while praising an album like The Roots(Which I like so I dont want that to get misconstrued by my point). I always ask myself "I wonder how many of these internet music critic actually went out and broke bread on How I got Over"??.......... Cause by reading all the comments from the various websites, you'd think they'd be doing better then they are

  • chaps

    Got that Big Boi yesterday, its a good album go cop it!

  • Spirit

    That Trip Lee dude is nice. Heard like a few joints and I'm gonna cop the album

  • SutterKane

    Good for Em, nice to see one of your favorites on top, even better when you see how stir crazy it drives his detractors,lol Big Boi's album is dope, copped that this morning at target on the way to work, but I "Sampled it" already, worth the purchase........Roots album is prettyy good also if you can deal with some kinda unnecessary guest spots(Peedi Peedi?? Really) Everything else on that list is for the birds

  • c red

    em deserves those sales album is fire!

  • C-Arson

    Why don't stans understand that Eminem sells this much because he's white? Do you know how many women over 30 buy Em albums that don't listen to any rap at all???? The answer is a whole fucking bunch!

    • JasonCTown

      @C-ARSON... Yea, that Big Boi album is sonically fresh. He did it right with that one. The Roots new one took me a few spins to really enjoy it.

    • C-Arson

      You act as if i'm em bashing. I just sayin platinum in 2 weeks, he ain't 900,000 better then ever every other rapper. And yes i have seen fat 30 yr old white mothers pull up in their Ford escape bumping eminem loudly multiple times. There isn't 1 million true hiphop heads anymore in all of america so does that show Em's greatness or his appeal to the masses by being white. I'm saying hiphopers are not buying the majority of EM's albums. If you disagree then your kidding yourself. Em sells 750k-Roots sell 50k, EMINEM IS NOT 700K MORE TALENTED THEN THE ROOTS!!! ROOTS & BIG BOI ARE ALL ON MAJOR LABELS AND HAVE AMAZING ALBUMS.

    • digga

      no,the music industry passed him the torch,radio stations passed him the torch.not pac.they pick who they want to win by putting marketing dollars into their projects and major promotion.go in best buy and you'll see a large ass koisk for em's cd as soon as u walk in.the companies ship the copies out.so if your favorite rapper isn't em,jay,drake or wayne,you ain't winning...period

    • INOA

      Plus, whites are the only one's who walk they ass to FYE to buy albums, while you over here acting like him being white is a conspiracy to rap album sales.

    • Trill254ThugLife

      Oh yea see before Eminem made it everyone was saying he couldn't because hes white then once he made it he only sells cause hes white. He sales because his shit is dope 2pac will always be the best rapper of all time but Eminem is second. Face it no matter what you say Eminem has sold over 80 million albums worldwide, goes number one in everyone country, and is the best selling rapper of all time 2pac passed Em the Torch period. Those are all FACTS. But I guess you have a right to your opinion. Oh and were you there when old ladies bought his cds? No I didn't think so.

    • JasonCTown

      Some of that is true.....him being white and all. He is talented too, and he's a good salesman.

    • SutterKane

      So???..........lol, I wouldnt care where the support came from, you say that like those people are the "Wrong" kinds of fans, IMO, there is no such thing as "Negative Support"......By Definition, anybody who goes to the store and spends money is the right kind of fan I bet if them people bought a Nas record, he'd have no complaints about it either, just sayin.........

  • Em fan #1

    See proof Eminem is the greatest. Drake had SO MUCH HYPE but he couldn't touch the amazingness that is Eminem. Like I said, Em is literally the only rapper who is good these days. When he goes, Hip Hop will officially be dead like it was from 04-09. There wasn't a single good album to come out within those 5 years. So we should all thank Em because he's the only person who can hold it down for Hip Hop.

    • T.I. IS BACK!!!!!!

      @otay why does it have to be a race thing? since when do only white people grow up in the suburbs? and since when do only white people listen to eminem? that racist stuff really makes me laugh cuz the top 'black' artists even say em is one of the greatest so black or white get over yourself my dude

    • ahhyoo

      all you dudes are fucking CLOWNS lmao ....get a job ...listen yall brown people are mad cause the white boy will SHIT all over you fav rapper..cmon son ..yall just cant take it lmao look fags wayne is a fake blood,homo drug addict just to let yall know sizzurp or whatevr the fuck u monks call it is a narcotic ,kanye lmao is a woman in a mans body ,yo he went mad hard on taylor swift ..thats sooo gangsta lol next umm how bout all them scummy southern rappers nahh son ,they all trash even the BAWSE lmao boss of kfc faggott,cmon who im talking skills on the mic not how much money they got ,ill tell you who nice and yall prolly wont know who the fuck they are....pappoose he nice blew his buzz but whateva he nice,cormega he nice...banks ehhh he aiight, jigga he nice,drake he a clown,how bout wu tang they nice....the late guru he nice,etc yoo yall mothat fuckas are on some bs worried about how much money they make cmon son im talking SKILLS no some bs ohh and jr writer from the dips is a savage soooo this is what im saying ...it not all about the money there are alot not too popular rappers out there that are incredicble on the mic but they will never sale two more examples ......jay electronica dude is a monster but he aint no wayne right fucking faggots..and j cole dude is serious ..so white boy sighning out ,while your on here arguing about how ill kanye is and drake ill be fucking ur black gf in her doo doo hole

    • Em fan #1 returns

      @EM FAN #1 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN SELL A MILLION RECORDS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS DOESN'T MEAN THAT IT'S BECAUSE YOUR MAKING GOOD ALBUMS...PEOPLE CHOOSE TO BUY YOUR ALBUM JUST BECAUSE THEY LIKE AND IT'S THEIR PREFERENCE FOR THEM AND JUST BECAUSE THEY DO THAT DOESN'T MEANS IT'S GOOD...IT'S ONLY GOOD TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO BUY IT...AND GOOD NEWS: THERE WERE ALOT OF GOOD ALBUMS 04-09 BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE GOOD ALBUMS? THE BULLSHIT MAJOR LABEL INDUSTRY EITHER DIDN'T WANT TO MARKET AND PROMOTE THEM OR JUST MADE SURE THAT THOSE RAPPERS STAYED UNDER THE RADAR WITH INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL DEALS BECAUSE THE MAJORS WEREN'T GOING TO SIGN THEM SO ANOTHERWARDS THE BULLSHIT MAJOR LABELS ARE BASICALLY KILLING ALL THE GOOD SHIT OFF THAT IS SUPPOSE TO BE SIGNED AND HEARD ON A NATIONAL LEVEL AND SELLING MILLIONS OF RECORDS LIKE EMINEM BUT INSTEAD THEY WANNA KEEP PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE GAMES AND KEEP SIGNING ALL OF THE BULLSHIT LIKE DRAKE SO THAT IT CAN STAY ON A NATIONAL LEVEL SO THAT THEY CAN BRAINWASH PEOPLE TO LOVE IT...PEOPLE LIKE MOS DEF AND TALIB KWELI AND Q-TIP SHOULD BE ALREADY UP THERE SELLING MILLIONS OF RECORDS LIKE EMINEM BUT THAT ISN'T THE CASE...YOU MY FRIEND ARE ALREADY BRAINWASHED INTO BELIEVING THAT EMINEM IS UNSTOPPABLE AND THAT HE IS THE ONLY BEST RAPPER OUT THERE DUE TO RECORD SALES...SO THE MAJOR LABEL INDUSTRY HAS ALREADY GOT YOU...THEY'VE ALREADY CORRUPTED YOUR MIND AND HAVE CONTROLLED YOUR THINKING PROCESS THE WAY THEY'VE SET OUT TO CONTROL IT...THEY'VE CORRUPTED YOUR BRAIN INTO BELIEVING THAT THERE'S NO GOOD ALBUMS OUT THERE EXCEPT FOR EMINEM WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE...MULTI-PLATINUM RECORD SALES DO NOT EQUAL A GREAT GOOD ALBUM OR A CLASSIC ALBUM AND THEY NEVER WILL...IT ONLY MEANS THAT YOU'VE SOLD RECORDS TO THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY LIKE YOU...1 MILLION AND 58 THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO'VE MADE EMINEM GO PLATINUM LIKE EMINEM BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT IT'S A GOOD CLASSIC ALBUM...THAT JUST MEANS THAT 1 MILLION AND 58 THOUSAND PEOPLE LIKE HIS MUSIC AND CHOSE TO BUY IT...MAGAZINES WILL SAY EMINEM'S RECOVERY ALBUM IS GOOD AND THIS WEBSITE WILL SAY IT'S GOOD AND THEN PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE IT AND GO OUT AND BUY IT BECAUSE OF AN OPINIONATED REVIEW...ALOT OF PEOPLE HAD GOOD ALBUMS FROM 04-09 BUT THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT MOST OF THOSE ARTISTS DIDN'T HAVE THE RELIABILITY OF THE MAJOR LABEL MACHINE TO HELP BUILD THEM UP AND MARKET THEM PROPERLY SO THAT THEY CAN ACHIEVE THE SALES THAT EMINEM IS ACHIEVING...PLUS YOU NEVER KNOW IF PEOPLE LIKE JAY-Z AND EMINEM ARE DISHING MONEY UNDER THE TABLE IN ORDER TO STAY ON TOP AND GAIN MORE MONEY DIRECTLY RIGHT BACK FROM IT...YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT GOES ON BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE MAINSTREAM MUSIC INDUSTRY WHEN IT COMES TO GUYS LIKE EMINEM AND JAY-Z BECAUSE WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO SEE IT FOR OURSELVES BECAUSE WE AREN'T AT THOSE INTERSCOPE RECORDS OR ATLANTIC RECORDS MEETINGS...WE DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW EMINEM IS ACTUALLY SELLING HIS RECORDS...YOU'LL BELIEVE THAT 1 MILLION AND 58 THOUSAND PEOPLE BOUGHT EMINEM'S RECOVERY ALBUM SINGLE-HANDEDLY BUT IS THAT TRUE OR IS THERE ANOTHER MYSTERY BEHIND IT...JAY-Z IS RIGHT NUMBERS DON'T LIE BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT THEY NEVER WILL TELL YOU HOW THEY ACTUALLY GET THOSE NUMBERS NOW DO THEY? YOU CAN'T LIE ABOUT THE NUMBERS BUT YOU CAN LIE ABOUT HOW YOU GOT THOSE NUMBERS JUST BY EASILY SAYING THE PEOPLE WENT OUT AND BOUGHT IT WHICH COULD BE A LIE...FUNNY HOW JAY-Z WILL SAY THAT NUMBERS DON'T LIE BUT I BET YOU HE WON'T TELL YOU HOW HE TRULY GOT THOSE NUMBERS...IT'S FUNNY THAT HE NEVER MENTIONS THAT...YOU HAVE TO READ IN BETWEEN THE LINES WITH THESE DUDES...DON'T LET THEIR STARDOM FUCK WITH YOUR HEAD SO THAT YOU CAN STAY ON THEIR DICKS FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES BECAUSE THEY WILL LOVE IT AND LAUGH AT YOU AND KEEP GETTIN' PAID FROM YOUR BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN THE PROCESS...WHICH IS PROBABLY WHY PEOPLE ARE DOWNLOADING AND STEALING THEIR MUSIC BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE NOT FOOLS...LOL...

    • C-Arson

      ONCE AGAIN CO-SIGN CTOWN

    • JasonCTown

      So, I guess what you're saying is that Eminem makes hip-hop interesting??? Would that be hip-hop on your local FM dial?? Would that be hip-hop that I can see live...at say, the Hammerstein, or Knitting Factory??? Would that be hip-hop listed on this site?? You're opinion is yours and that's great, but in my opinion, you dont know jack shit about the OVERALL picture.

    • OTAY

      you are saying Eminem is the greatest by comparing him to someone like Drake...I actually can't wait for Em to go...cuz you white suburban kids would officially stop pretending like you actually know something about hiphop...

    • Em fan #1

      JASONCTOWN, Yo I'm not trolling, but Trey listed some boring albums TBH. The only decen album on the list was Hell Hath no Fury. Like I said, hip hop really isn't that good without Em. And proof is the way this site goes NUTS for anything Eminem related

    • JasonCTown

      Alright, this dude is just trollin'.....ignore his attention grabbin' ass.

    • Em fan #1

      Bitch you can't name one good album during the era Em took a break. face it Eminem IS hip hop without him the genre is dead. When he retire I'm gonna start listening to rock or jazz cause there aren't any good rappers except Em now

    • trey_spinz205

      Are you high off your ass? Granted a lot of ringtone rap was made during those years, but there were classics dropped. College Dropout, The Carter(even Wyane haters know it was hot, ghostwriter or not), Be, both Lupe albums, Late Registration, Trill, and my personal favorite Hell Hath no Fury, the list goes on. People kill me trying to say what is hip hop and what isnt, or the whole "hip hop is dead" shit. I was born in 86 and I've lived and breathed hip hop since I can remember. So the south came up and started droppin club hits that weren't lyrically scathing so what? Curtis Blow wasn't no genius on the mic. An mc used to be the guy to hype the party, and thats what a lot of these rap cats do. True, ill never go cop a Franchise Boyz cd, but i dance to their jams. Em is an all time great, the greatest in sales no doubt, but he is not the the sole leader of hip hop. Stop tryna down other rappers just kuz you dont like their style. I arguq with Philly and Ny guys all the time that their favorite rappers who would "smash all them down south rappers" spit amazing bars over boring beats and will never sell shit. But my man Gucci grinds his ass off, gets killer beats caters to his fans and sells stupid units as an ok rapper. Respect and appreciate lyrics, but respect these guys hustle too. And kill all those sweeping statements about hip hop, especially if you are ill informed.

    • JasonCTown

      If this buttface is trolling....good job bruh, mission accomplished. If you believe that nonsense you just typed, then you're pretty much useless. If you cant name a single album from 04-09, then I would LOVE to see what's spinnin'.

    • WOLFMAN

      Not a sad person, just a super-fan. Sure there were some good albums that dropped from 04-09. Don't forget, even Eminem didn't top Wayne's first week Carter 3 sales in 2008. I'm a huge fan of Eminem myself, and love the new album. No need to downgrade the whole industry though.

    • kush nap

      He's right there with Vanilla Ice! He sold a lot too......

    • JasonCTown

      That dude, or me?

    • Wahrheit

      you must have slept a long time if you believe 04-09 had no good albums... And selling a lot of album is no proof that Eminem is the greatest, but at least it's good to see that a real artist (Eminem) sells more than fake-ass "rappers" like Drake.

    • freshyboi

      LOL @ not a single good album from 04-09, i could make a list for ya but ur not worth the time it would take,

    • C-Arson

      wow! you are a sad excuse for a person

    • JasonCTown

      Just wait til MC Hammer makes his big comeback.....he's gonna shit on all these dudes. Doo-doo butter gonna be covering the industry!! SMH

  • Megan fox lover

    Wack rappers brag they have over a million twitter followers yet they cant sell shit. Eminem sells over a million Albums in 2 weeks! Now those are Real Followers!!! Ha ha

  • alban

    and where is distant relatives i think they sold 7-8k ?

  • alban

    lol fail sales 300k first place otheres all under 100

  • constant battle

    ayo that new trip lee is on fire if you haven't picked it up yet that's a must have album seriously !!!

  • Megan fox lover

    1st comment bitchezzz 1 mili in 2 weeks Eminem is that dude!!!!!

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