The album, which serves as his Rostrum Records debut, was initially expected to sell only 100,000 units, putting him in a higher bracket than anticipated. This makes Mac the first independent artist since Tha Dogg Pound topped the charts in 1995 to score a number one album in the first week of release.
Rostrum head honcho Benjy Grinberg previously spoke on the LP and how it’s served as a learning experience. “We’ve learned a lot about the ins and outs of the majors and how different things operate [through working with Wiz Khalifa],” Grinberg says. “We try to apply those lessons to everything we do…I’m not on some sort of revolutionary [anti-major] kick. I just know there are better ways of doing things.”