Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/17/2012

Waka Flocka Flame's "Triple F Life" earns the rapper his second Top 10. Meanwhile, Kid Ink sold as records independently as many fellow Freshmen are at the majors, and Stevie Stone is back in black.

Three new Hip Hop projects debuted on the charts this week. Waka Flocka Flame's second studio album maintained his Top 10 debut status. Meanwhile, Strange Music's latest convert, Stevie Stone scored a Top 100 debut after two years of touring with Tech N9ne and a previous tenure on Ruthless Records. Lastly, Los Angeles, California DXnext emcee Kid Ink released his independent debut digitally, and earned himself a highly-respectable Top 20 debut.

Waka Flocka Flame's Triple F Life Starts With Fans

Less than two years since his debut album Flockaveli released, scoring a #6 debut, Brick Squad's Waka Flocka Flame returned with Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family. This is Waka's third Warner Bros. Records release, following last year's Ferrari Boyz project with early mentor Gucci Mane, and it's his second Top 10 album. Backed by the eventually-Drake-featuring single from 2011, "Round Of Applause," the album features Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj and the late Brick Squad member Slim Dunkin. The project sold approximately 33,000 first-week units.

Stevie Stone Sees The Industry Is Ruthless, As Well As Strange

One of the year's bigger comebacks has been Columbia, Missouri's Stevie Stone. In 2009, Stone released sophomore album The New Kid Comin on Ruthless Records, the onetime power-house home to N.W.A., Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Above The Law. The label run by Eazy E's widow Tomica Wright-Woods and Stone failed to reach the Top 200, despite some assistance from several artists, including Tech N9ne. Three years later, Stone is signed to Tech's label, and went as far as releasing his third album as "Tech N9ne Presents..." The results appear to have given Stone his first Top 200 appearance, at #73. Rollin' Stone features Yelawolf, Kutt Calhoun and former Ruthless label-mate Hopsin. The album sold over 6,000 first-week units.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/17/2012

#10. Waka Flocka Flame - Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family - 33,000 (33,000)

#20. Kid Ink - Up & Away - 20,000 (20,000)

#29. Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground - 12,000 (53,000)

#31. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - 12,000 (534,000)

#51. Drake - Take Care - 8,900 (1,779,000)

#56. Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate - 8,200 (44,000)

#66. B.o.B. - Strange Clouds - 7,300 (156,000)

#73. Tech N9ne Presents... Stevie Stone - Rollin' Stone - 6,600 (6,600)

#96. Tyga - Careless World: Rise Of The Last King - 5,000 (249,000)

#156. Travis Porter - From Day 1 - 3,100 (23,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.

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116 Comments

  • DA1

    good job wacka keep pushin ull get in the top three

  • Anonymous

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  • janko

    do we have singles sales numbers as well?

  • Anonymous

    kanye drake wayne ti jay z eminem nicki the only rappers doing superstar numbers

  • snickelfritz

    Fuk b.o.b lame ass shit. watch the throne still on top! Mafukn lyrical geniuses huhh!

  • Anonymous

    Digital Single sales???

  • Anonymous

    K.R.I.T didn't flop you idiots. Def Jam put little money in the project (Radio, Music videos, distribution, production,etc) because 1.) "I make albums, not hits/ These rich folk don't bout' this"- Big KRIT and 2.) K.R.I.T produced the whole album. The album is making money. B.o.B and Flocka, on the other hand, flopped harder than James Harden. And Tech N9ne is absolutely killing the underground with the Strange Music roster. It seems like every two weeks someone from Strange is selling 7-10k copies.

    • bizzalls

      You said everything I was gonna say. For Wacka FLocka to only sell 33k first week is horrible. That's less than BIg KRIT sold! And WAAAAYYY more people know who Wacka is than Big Krit. And Strange Music is fuckin killing it! They are the INDEPENDENT POWERHOUSE! Tech N9ne is runnin shit!!

  • Hip Hop Fan

    The reason why everyone is so called "flopping" these days is because the market is way too over saturated. Back in the days the rap game use to have less artists so in return we were the public was forced to buy whatever was out there. Things have changed drastically because of the internet and we are opened up to so many artists and that is one reason why people sell less albums. We can say before there use to be 50 mainstream rap stars but now its like 300, thats just an example. The internet has made anyone in the suburbs/hood a rap star.

    • DAMIEN THA DEMON

      http://www.reverbnation.com/store/view_item_album/artist_2067514?item_id=1538659 I would happy if I could just sale one album this week....

  • Anonymous

    Very few good rappers right now are able to get over 100,000 in frist week sales. Eminem, Nas, T.I. and Lupe Fiasco

    • Anonymous

      I said over 100,000!

    • Anonymous

      Eminem and Lupe both sold over 200,000 in the first week so I dont know what you are trying to say. I wouldn't know about TI cause I don't follow him like that and I cant even remember what Nas album did cause it has been a while since he dropped a album.

  • Anonymous

    damn overcrowded shows and low album sales wtf the cheap fans killed hip hop

  • Anonymous

    Tyga sold a quarter million already with limited promotion. I'm proud of him for doing that. I wonder how is cousin Karrueche (Chris Brown's girl) feel about the beef between Chris and Drake?

    • blaze

      he had a multi platinum single and complete domination of the radiowaves so since when is that not minimal promotion.

  • Anonymous

    Tech Nine and his roster of artists are rulin the underground. Almost 7,000 for Stevie Stone? That's impressive.

  • waltdeez

    I hope KRIT can at least break 100k, he deserves it his album is dope

  • DA GAME

    Game is the best rapper alive like He says on the city GAME BIGGIE HOV PROBABLY PAC NAS and EMINEM so all u lil wayne rick ross drake lovers eat a cock. Game is a fuckin g filthy rich and at his worst (the red album) is better than that carter 4, watch the throne, and tm103 and jeezy that nigga. red is the dopest rap album since Em's recovery. Red is stillclassic shit. all Games cds since 05, even if not better than the Documentary are better than theze other shit rappers albums doc advocate and lax are still the best rap albums to come out the years they dropped 06 and 09 and whoever disagrees is just a big fuckin hater he only features these wack fucks on his cd cause the record lable makes him Games mixtapes are killin these clown ass rappers albums Games mixtapes are real g lyrical shit and cali republic is the last of those features left from red. Game stay rich AND FUCK THESE DUMB ASS SUBURBAN NOT REALLY FROM THE HOOD ASS NIGGAZ WHO SAY A NIGGA WIT 25,000,000 is broke yall internet niggaz make me laugh. If game was a stripper in any of the years in the 2000s as much as game destroys niggaz and talks shit they would been had that shit on the summer jam screen, them bitch ass brick squad and 40 glocc and all them hoe ass niggaz still aint put the tape out of them knockin out a 6'5" nigga in a public mall. GAME is a G and u hoe ass niggaz just hate hate hate. When jesus really come back yall hoe ass niggaz gonna hate cause thats what yall do!!! That aint jesus fuck that nigga man!!!! To hell you go bitch game time!!!!

    • Hip Hop Fan

      Why are you talking about The Game when I didn't see him anywhere in this page. We don't care about your boyfriend.

  • Blake

    Stevie Stone!!Strange Music!!! When the smoke clears only the Snake&Bat will appear!!!Tech N9ne,Krizz Kaliko,Kutt Kalhoun,!mayday!,Ces Cru,Jay Rock,Brotha Lynch,and Big Scoob..Strange Music Records will be the Major!!!

  • YESSIR

    I LIKE TO PRETEND LIL WAYNE IS MY SEX SLAVE AND HAVE BLOW ME WHILE I RUB MY NIPPLES.

  • YESSIR

    I LIKE TO BEAT MY MEAT AND HAVE MY ASSHOLE LICKED BY MY DRAKE POSTER WHEN I LISTEN LIL WAYNE'S LATEST ALBUM

  • Pegasus Flow

    Clowns on the internet trying to validate their head status by talking about everyone else who they think are not. Real heads don't need to comment, they just live and listen.

  • DARRYL

    JUSTIN BIEBER IS GOING TO KILL ALL OF THIS NONSENSE NEXT WEEK (SINGING IF I WAS YOUR BOYFRIEND I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO)..... HA OH YEAH ROCAFELLA ROC NATION YALL!

  • Anonymous

    BRICK SQUAD ALLLLLL DAY!!!

  • Bom919

    KRIT and Wacka havent "flopped" yet. I feel like if the album sells over 100k in the first month then it sold well. Most rappers are having trouble breaking the 20k mark these days. I give Flocka two weeks he'll be there and KRIT about a week and a half

    • Anonymous

      I give Flocka two weeks he'll be there and KRIT about a week and a half ^ smh can you add? Waka's going to sell 33,000 3 weeks in a row? KRIT's going to sell 47,000 in a week and a half? I have no problem with either of them but c'mon son, you're making yourself look bad.

  • real talk

    SUPPORT REAL HIPHOP..SUPPORT THE CLASSIC RED ALBUM..

  • Anonymous

    was expecting stronger week 2s for Curren$y n Big KRIT, whatever they both still had better opening weeks then Waka who's considered way more mainstream then the both of them.

  • Anonymous

    GO LAUGHTERHOUSE! GO LAUGHTERHOUSE! GO LAUGHTERHOUSE!

  • Anonymous

    Where have all the so-called heads been when it was time to support one of their icons? Fake idiots sucking off a rapper to come across as a real head on the net, but being the first to download.

    • Anonymous

      You just don't get it, most of these people are only here to justify their fan status and talk sh_t, they're not actual music consumers.

  • Anonymous

    nicki at 522 not 534

  • Anonymous

    when a artist like krit dont do good, you know the core of music is not solid! I see people on here riding krit dick like a mofo, but when it comes time to really support him by buying his album, you ain't no where to be found. Its like coming to the bar with no money, bitch sit yo broke ass down. I bought three copies of the album. As being a music freak, I can truly say this is a complete album. Bum ass recording labels dont promote artist like they should, and it's a shame that they didn't release this album back when krit was really hot. If you ask me dude got fucked on purpose!

    • Anonymous

      There was no way Def Jam was going to press 500,000 copies for KRIT's first major album. You need to understand the business better before you speak on it, or just fall back and enjoy what you like.

    • Anonymous

      3 copies of Live from the underground? Who's trying to come off as a real hiphop head now...

  • atl hoe

    DAM I THOUGHT FLOCK AND ROSS WAS BIGGER THAN JEEZY? 235K FIRST WEEK? EVEN NICKI ALBUM SOLD LESS THEN JEEZY. THE ONLY GAY FANTASY RAPPER TO SELL IS WAYNE AND HE BUYS HIS RECORDS

  • Anonymous

    B.O.B FLOPPED SINCE HE IS A POP ACT

  • Anonymous

    K.R.I.T. flopped harder than a fuck LMAO

  • Anonymous

    damn big krit flopped

  • Really??

    Waka has the most homoerotic subliminal rap lyrics ever!! suprised yall didnt get it. Oh lets do it,first clue...hard in the paint (taint), closer...rooster in rari (cock in the car) ok

  • Really???

    Waka has the most homoerotic subliminal rap lyrics ever!! suprised yall didnt get it. Oh lets do it,first clue...hard in the paint (taint), closer...rooster in MY rari (cock in MY car) ok

  • Anonymous

    Wacka should just quit those are terrible numbers for someone who has been popular for a few years..

  • So Icy Boi!

    Waka Fflocka iz one of da innovators of hip hop. hiz style iz original... he brings back that gangsta shit. he da realest gangsta rapper since 2Pac and Biggie. swag

    • Pegasus Flow

      SoIcyBoi and Yessir, you wouldn't know a good gansta rapper if he came and shit in ya dinner. Freddie Gibbs would give him a lesson on what it is to be a gangsta rapper.

    • murdock

      who are you two???????your always on here with some bullshit are yall paid to do this?please explain why yall two do this bullshit please.you cant be serious so let us know what your doing cause its wack as fuck!

    • greezy

      dat nigga yezzir be on that junior high tip. when you bust a nut cotton candy come out nigga #brrrr

    • Anonymous

      both of y'all (So Icy Boi! & Yessir) are some dick in the booty faggots!

    • YESSIR

      I AGREE WITH U THAT FLOCKA IS AN INNOVATOR AND BE THE REALEST GANGSTA SINCE PAC BUT CMON SON HE STILL PUTTIN OUT BABY NUMBERS HE STIL IN THE HOOD AND HE DOESNT GIVE A FUC IF HE GOES BACK WORKIN AT WALMART..SO ICY BITCH U RELATE TO BROKE ASS NIGGAS THAT WANT TO WORK AT WALMART..EVEN FLOCKA SAID THAT LORD KNOWS THAT WAKA CANT RAP U BITCH MADE...I RELATE TO WINNERS UNLIKE U I RELATE TO THE BEST RAPPERS IN THE GAME LIKE WEEZY AND DRAKE..AND TRUST ME, ''LORD KNOWS ''(GET IT?!)...TO THINK OF IT, YMCMB'S BIG 3 (DRAKE WAYNE NICKI) SOLD MORE ALBUMS THAN ROC NATION AND GOOD MUSIC COMBINED!!! HAHAHA NOT SO ICY BITCH BETTER GETTHE FUC OUTTA THIS SITE CUZ THERE IS A NEW SHERIF IN TOWN AND HIS NAME IS YESSIR...U ARE SO 2011

  • YESSIR

    DRAKE AND WEEZY MUST BE LAUGHING HARD SEEING THESE BABY NUMBERS HAHA

  • royce

    weak sales....wack music...only album i purchased was Rollin' Stone and i gotta tell u that shit was dope

  • ChiTown

    I Guess We Have 33k Idiots That Dont Know Shit Bout Music...... Imma have to check the small buzz on kid ink tho. Any one here coop that CD? How is it?

    • ChiTown

      Fuck it, I think I might just stop by the strip club for 2minutes and support the college students there and throw them $15 dollas at em. Its a better use and put them girls threw college lol

    • asher1985

      if you love lyrics, then no on kid ink. if you like swag rap with tight beats, then yes. i personally really enjoyed kid inks album

    • Anonymous

      Kid Ink is just another Kirko Bangz, Tyga, Drake, Big Sean etc. hybrid.

  • ChOsEn1

    damn icy! keep it up! respect ya hustle. ya i agree too. MMG YMCMB and brick squad are on top of this! damn i wish i got there kindo payper. dayum

  • So Icy Boi!

    wooow we got a smash with waka's TRIPLE F! yall start callin me NAUSTRAicy cus im always right! yall alreay know the onyl squad moving records is YMCMB MMG and brick squad! period. no one else is on chart. Waka is a gully rapper but he'll me pushing a million by end of summer. what yall fav rappers doin? gettin their shiz pushed man. slaughterhouse? where art thou slaughterhouse? FLOP thats where YOLO. swerve YMCMB MMG BRICK SQUAD OVOXO

    • So Icy Boi!

      it aint easy being this fresh! thanks for da support! some times i feel like i should get away from it all. too many clowns in here. like yessir. im all bout life. love. respect. thats what YMCMB MMG and BRICK SQUAD r bout. bout it bout it baby. lemme see u bust it!

    • YESSIR

      LOL U RELATE TO BABY NUMBERS BITCH ASS NIGGA

    • LeftOfCentre

      damn icy u is always rite. respect homie! lovin' da commentary! u crazy mane. keep er up. i love waka flocka

  • Anonymous

    Wacka and Future are mixtape rappers and shouldn't really make albums. The numbers just make them look less popular, bad for business really.

  • BLACK

    DAMN 20,000 PEOPLE ACTUALLY HEARD OF KID INK???

  • Anonymous

    I feel sorry for the 33,000 people who actually spent their hard earned money on a waka album

  • Anonymous

    ...under 50k. TV and Radio are clearly paid for.

  • Anonymous

    how are you guys "hip hop heads" if yall don't even know who Kid Ink is ? yall aint hip hop heads, you only keep up with conscious rappers who are forced to stay underground.

    • Anonymous

      LOOOOOOOOOOOOL HIP HOP HEADS WOULDN'NT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT KID INK LOOOOL

    • rated

      Wacka and Future are mixtape rappers and shouldn't really make albums. The numbers just make them look less popular, bad for business.

    • Anonymous

      Kid Ink? That dude sounds like everyone else. Autotune and all. Tyga clone. Why would a "hip hop" head even care about him?

  • Anonymous

    It's funny how Wacka Flocka, Future, Travis Porter, and people like that stay on the radio but can't even sell >100,000 in 2 months. Something isn't right with that. Then you got Diggy #1 on everything on TV and he is still only at

  • hitmayne

    and that was just 1 of the 100 albums No Limit Dropped ... Young money still aint sold 80million records yet, and p got 85% of his sales sold 80 million records in 3 years! lol

  • hitmayne

    Master P - The Last Don: The album hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, selling over 400,000 copies in its first week. The album was certified 4x platinum, with over four million copies sold, - what a diffrence huh!

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    BIG KRIT need to get money on da floor on the radio that song got 2chains on it who's all over the radio def jam wake up

    • Chris

      I agree - I assumed that was the only reason that 2 Chainz was on that track to begin with...so that Def Jam would turn it into a radio single! There are a 100 other southern hip-hop artists that I would have substituted for him on that track!

  • Need some real rap

    all fuckin garbage

  • Anonymous

    wtf is a kid ink?

  • the truth

    support red guys...real hiphop fans know what im talking about...classic album..

  • Anonymous

    I hate kid inks music, but he really surprised me with that top 20 charting. I guess the kids really do like Drake imitators.

  • clay willi

    Nicki Flops, Tyga Flops could people be getting sick of YMCMB (Young Male, Chasing Male Butts) Young Money is in the G-uit Era Now to bad GOOD MUSIC FAMILY MMG ODD Future top rap groups

  • Anonymous

    when yela sold 50k all these motherfuckers went like "he flopped" and shit, even though he got the poorest promotion for his album ever and he was forced to make the whole album in 2 weeks and his album didnt feature any big names and got released on the date without any push backs he sold more than this mother fucker and even he sold more than currensy and big krit! but he wasnt that lucky to debut top 10 cause number 1 album in that week sold like 500k and second sold 400k (adele's and buble's)

  • THA TRUTH

    SUPPORT THE RED ALBUM guys...reall hiphop lives on with GAME...as for the haters, look at the numbers, game outsold all these cats..RESPECT HIS HUSTLE

  • Anonymous

    Overall, YMCMB sold 90,000 units last week.

  • Sam Snead

    Ain't nobody selling this week, flocka has hit his pinnacle and so has minaj.I'm not suprised Drake has sold alot of records cuz he is part of YMCB and is pop and the girls and kids love him but 1.7 milli is alot these days, I just fear his male groupies either they followers or have issues with they manhood. I'm waiting on Nas and slaughterhouse and maybe the guilty pleasure known as rick ross right now

    • sam snead

      Most guys that buy that crap are followers, they just listen to what the hoes like just like when they used to buy Ja Rule records

    • sam snead

      I don't really care that much to be honest. If you like music made for girls and kids thats on you. Hater,Hater,Hater thats all anybody says when you say something bout YMCB. I didn't like Ja Rule either. What I have to like whiney pop bubble gum rap to not be a hater.

    • Anonymous

      Male followers have issues and etc, huh? WTF?? Are you that big of a hater? You sound like a fool.

  • Anonymous

    The way sales are coming soon platinium will be selling a 100,000 lol.

  • Anonymous

    LAUGHTERHOUSE!!! They ** would ** have sold 255,000 U.S... Probably 1.2 million international? Let Joell Ortiz go!!! (He has to make it to White Castle while they still serve breakfast, the whining fat fuck.)

    • Anonymous

      SH fans minds i meant ! why the hell i did not type that part ??

    • AH

      wtf is wrong with these trols?? i cant see what is their point on posting such comments they arent gonna change SH anyways! + i can swear i saw this comment like 2 month ago on another article and another + what the fuck does this article has to do with Slaughter??

  • FuKKK WaKKKa FloKKKa Flame

    33.000 IS TOP TEN NOW?!?!?! Sales just keep getting weaker and weaker.

  • Anonymous

    Waka Floppa Flames.

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