Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/5/2012

Rick Ross' "God Forgives, I Don't" takes #1 almost 200,000 units ahead of #2. La Coka Nostra's "Masters Of The Dark Arts" lives up to its name, as Aer offers a successful "Bright Side."

As predicted, Rick Ross scored a #1 with God Forgives, I Don't. The Miami, Florida rapper's latest Def Jam Records release is his fourth overall #1, after 2010's Teflon Don missed the mark at #2.

Hardcore Hip Hop collective La Coka Nostra also debuted on the Top 200. Ill Bill, Slaine, Danny Boy and DJ Lethal's second studio album, Masters Of The Dark Arts followed the first's charting appearance three years ago. With members from Non-Phixion, House Of Pain and Special Teamz, the latest lineup no longer includes Everlast.

Brighton, Massachussetts duo Aer also scored a #77 debut for their first album, The Bright Side. The digital album meshes Pop, Reggae, and Electronic with Hip Hop, as the band tours with OCD: Moosh & Twist.

Rick Ross Does Not Forgive The Charts

At #1, Rick Ross' fifth solo album sold 179,000 more units than #2, Zac Brown Band's Uncaged. The latest from the Boss features Andre 3000, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre. The Maybach Music Group honcho also solicited production from Jake One, Reefa, and Cool & Dre on his latest. This project also out-sold the first week performance of label-mate and collaborator Nas, who released Life Is Good earlier in the month.

La Coka Nostra Are Masters Indeed

Now a quartet, La Coka Nostra continues to lead fans to the marketplace for their albums. Following 2009's A Brand You Can Trust, Masters Of The Dark Arts features appearances from Sean Price, Vinnie Paz and The Arsonists' Q-Unique, along with production courtesy of DJ Premier, Statik Selektah and longtime Jedi Mind Tricks affiliate Scott Stallone. The sophomore studio album also marks the group's first release on Fat Beats Records, where Ill Bill has dropped solo efforts. 

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/5/2012

#1. Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't - 218,000 (219,000)

#5. Nas - Life Is Good - 32,000 (226,000)

#13. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange - 20,000 (238,000)

#27. Maybach Music Group Presents... - Self Made, Volume 2 - 11,000 (201,000)

#42. Flo Rida - Wild Ones - 7,500 (68,000)

#44. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - 7,300 (606,000)

#77. Aer - The Bright Side - 5,200 (5,200)

#146. 8Ball - Life's Quest - 2,700 (6,600)

#176. La Coka Nostra - Masters Of The Dark Arts -2,400 (2,500)

#196. Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground - 2,000 (81,000)

* 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.

With Ill Bill getting on the charts this week, will Bill's brother Necro do the same next, with his Murder Murder Kill Kill EP? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

Last Week's Album Sales.

384 Comments

  • blackula

    Jeezy predicted this on the Shot Caller remix back in January... "233 the 1st week, I'ma remind ya" ouch

  • Ricky Rozay

    most of these rappers aint real niggas. Word, Nas bankrupt never was a drug runner, Lil Wayne aint no blood, Jeezy aint no BMF, 50 a snitch, Game a stripper, 2pac a ballerina. None of these niggas real you guys. If they was all real they all be dead now. Like it or not Ross is the new biggie. BAWSE!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Yall fucking idiots still falling for trolls.

    • RoB

      Jezzy is real, but not Wayne,Ross ....... Listen to real Hip-Hop like: Cormega, M.O.P, Bumpy, Screwball/Blaq Poet...... PZ

    • Anonymous

      You fake just for all of the lying trying to point the blame because your favorite rapper is fake. How do you know Nas never sold drugs? What is Lil Wayne really? Jeezy was BMF before they were locked up so now he lying? Who did 50 snitch on because being a snitch is public records. Who got locked up? Game was a stripper and you point is? How are you going to call a dead man fake? He isnt here to defend himself. Bottom line you a fake ass bitch!

  • bizzalls

    Someone made an AMAZING point down there somewhere. Young Jeezy sold more or just about the same first week as Ross, with NO FUCKIN PROMOTION at all. That dude was NOWHERE in the spotlight. ON the other hand, you got MTV claiming Ross is the hottest rapper in the game right now and him being on magazine covers. He's gettin promotion like crazy and still that's all he can pull off. That dude is a fuckin clown, with no talent. Hahahaha....Jeezy shit on this dude.

  • bizzalls

    It's a goddamn shame when Rick Ross, the untalented fat, fake fuck sells more than someone like NAS. What has hip hop come to? That shit is a fuckin joke. All 200 thousand of you faggots who bought rick ross' album should go smack the shit outta yaselves repeatedly. Fuckin clowns.

    • Anonymous

      Nah, yall clowns who claim to carry the torch for Hip Hop should smack the shit out of yourselves for putting all your power into an effort of taking Ross down instead of going out to support Nas. Nas doesn't deserve "fans" like yall

  • shadyaftermath

    good numbers for a terrible album = hip hop in 2012. don't no who is buying this album but y'all need to look at yourselves in the mirror.

    • Anonymous

      yall need to look at yaselves in the mirror for giving ross a chance to get number 1. but yall rather download "real" Hip Hop and go on the internet to bitch about Ross all day.

  • harveybabyyy

    Congradulations, Ross those are some good numbers considering every big hip hop artist does 200,000 something in the first week.

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! ------------ Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!!!!..i;;;;;;;;;;;;

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!!!!..i;;;;;;;;;;;;

  • MUTHADON

    I haven't brought a album in 6 years however I spent alot of money on music prior to 2006.. I went to eastland every weekend and spent good cash on alot of cd's & tapes back in the day.. Some cd's got copped like 3 times... I invested alot of money & time into the industry.. I don't bootleg albums or duplicate unless I buy..

  • MUTHADON

    Record sales matter however it doesn't take alot of record sales to make money... If you're independent,you'll see something like 70% of your record income.. If I sold 10k,I'll be happy right now so these dayz it's the online outlets & radio spins ,people wanna buy what's already branded as a recognizable product.. This music business is worth billions of dollars.. Now it's 360 deals all over so even concert revenue goes directly back into the front office of the major label.. 200K first week is good enough to say that the album has a great start... But I can't ignore the fact that Records do still move alot more copies... The Carter 3 moved 995k it's first week... Right now it's triple platinum if I'm not mistaken... Eminem is still the highest selling artist of all time.... It's alot of money in the music business,I want some of that money TOO haha..

    • Violator

      *Correction - Eminem is the highest selling RAP artist of all time. The world of music does not start and stop with rap/hip-hop

  • buckeyewu

    In hip hop, album sales only measure your ability to sell to the masses. They show your ability to crossover to the commercial world. You really think Nicki Minaj is a better artist than KRIT and Nas? Hell no.

  • Pink

    I feel like fucking, Pussy anyone

  • Stan

    1 Eminem (lyricly the greatest ever and been on top for so long) 2 Nas (Could be as good lyricly or even better then Slim 3 Biggie (Greatest Flow ever) 4 Kanye West (Completely changed how songs are produced. Listen to college drop out The way he produced that album is UNREAL) 5 Jay Z (Great Rapper. RICH man. Nuff said) 6 Rakim( Know as the GOD for a reason. First GREAT MC) 7 Tupac (Most INFLUENTIAL rapper but NOT THE BEST) 8 Andre 3000( goes toe to toe with anyone) 9 Wu Tang Clan (as a group)

  • Anonymous

    Ross won, Jeezy won, Nas won. Yall lost.

  • truth

    Nas and Big Krit albums were nice

  • Anonymous

    Teflon don is way better that this.. so is his mix tape.

  • hushwcr13

    All these hip hop rappers are fake only real rappers are chicano rappers homes like mr.capone-e, mr.criminal,lil rob, spm etc... SUR Side X3

  • Anonymous

    I think fans worry about all these issues that don't concern them such as collabs an artist does, sales of an album, who they're fucking ect. All this side stuff instead the quality of the music.

  • creature

    How to make a Rick Ross song: 1. Grunt (minimum 3 times) 2. Mention expense alcohol 3. Say "exotic" 4. Feature an artist that murders you on your own shit If his album didn't have one famous guest appearance, no one would buy this piece of shit. That's why Nas is king and Piss Froth aint shit!

  • jr88

    is it me or do people lower there standards when it comes to ross? he sells 200k and he is running the game?...smh....ross is like those people in the special olypics that get awarded the gold for just showing up...lol

  • Anonymous

    haha diz to funny talkin shit bout jeezy n den sells less dont even hit 200k even tho mtv named em "hottest mc" pathtic

    • Anonymous

      meant to say 300k n is pathtic he wuz hyped every were n should of sold like da others on mtv top 10 list nikki jay kanye drake wayne all of em hit 300k 400k diz a major flop n its cuz he fake his bumass gunna make histroy wen meek outsells em

    • Dmac

      he sold 179,000 more then Zac Brown Band dumbass, he sold 218,000. learn to read

  • Anonymous

    u didn't even count the sales of all of those singles. which means probably additional hundreds of thousands last week.

  • GRiiP

    MMG sold 586,000 copies of their entire catalog last week. That's just the domestic U.S. numbers from Soundscan. That means Ross made at least $3,000,000 last week alone. Haters need to sit down, because Ricky Rozay is paid.

  • Anonymous

    200,000 records and your fake. haha frank ocean and nas are real and even they can't do these kinda numbers

  • Only in hip hop

    only in hip hop fans are worried about sales of they favorite rapper instead of being in best buy or target you do not hear rock fans worrying about there artists sales they buy the shit and keep there mouth shut fuck hip hop supporters

  • Biggthings

    Every album afore mentioned is garbage outside of Nas which I havent heard and not in a hurry to because everthing he has put out has been garbage since Stillmatic!...smh

  • Anonymous

    my question is what does this mean for Meek. if he don't get higher numbers than Ross, it will definitely be a fail. Cuz I remeber at one time (not long ago) everybody was checking for Meek. Them dudes missed a golden opportunity, all they did was use meeks hype to push Ross, now what they gonna do for Meek?

    • Noneya Bizness

      Nah, MMG supports all their artists. That's the good thing about them. But Rick Ross should sit back like Suge Knight and just promote the artists and let them shine.

  • YESSIR

    A REAL MAN WILL HAVE LIL WAYNE DREADS, RICK ROSS BOOTY, FLO RIDA ABS, 2 CHAINZ VOICE AND JUSTIN BIEBER FACE! NICKI MINAJ IS UGLY AND HAS A FLAT BUTT!

  • waltdeez

    Not surprised that Ross went number 1, but I wish KRIT would get to at least 100k. Guy is nice

  • Anonymous

    ross album has no staying power he ran threw the singles so fast

  • Anonymous

    why do everyone laugh at ross numbers when he is still winning, you garbage nigga numbers at burger kings is $175 a week for 40 hrs stop hating good music is good music and Jeezy is done def jam bought those albums

  • Anonymous

    IT AIN'T DA MIXTAPE GAME IT'S FREE TO TALK SH!T IN DA COMMENTS IT'S FREE TO LISTEN 2 AN ALBUM STREAM IT'S FREE TO DL A LEAK BUT LOOK @ THE TRAFFIC & ACTUAL SALES THESE SO-CALLED FANS DON'T BUT SH!T LOOK @ ALL THE AZEALIA BANKS FANS WHO CAME 2 HER DEFENSE TO SH!T ON JIM JONES & HER ALBUM AIN'T EVEN ON THE CHARTS! WHAT R U SUPPORTING IF U DON'T BUY A LICK OF MUSIC? DA INTERNET GOT THESE POSING ASS FCUKBOIS THINKING THEIR "FREEDOM OF SPEECH" MATTERS & I COPPED 4 SINGLES FROM ROSS & NAS' WHOLE CD U DAMN RIGHT IMMA SPEAK THAT "CLIMATE" SH!T IS AN EXCUSE MOST OF Y'ALL AIN'T GOT NO INTENTIONS OF COPPING NO MUSIC BUT U DUB IT & COME HERE & TALK LIKE U AN EXPERT THAT'S THAT HOMEMADE SODA MAKING N!GGA WHO WANNA TELL COCA-COLA HOW 2 RUN THEIR BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS THAT'S THAT LIL B SH!T, WEIRDOS RUNNING AROUND CALLING HIM BASEDGOD & A GENIUS BUT HE COULDN'T MOVE 2000 COPIES

    • Anonymous

      im not gonna support a fat ass cop who says nothing in his music and lies about everything that he stands for...the only good thing about him is the he can pick the beats ...and im not gonna spend some money buying his wack ass garbage...btw u know why Nas didnt do better ?? fans are tired of sellouts...kissing Ross's ass made his core fans hate him like i do...and u cant argue with that cuz the sells tells everything...again im not gonna spend my money supporting a fake rapper,drug kingpin and a cop

    • Rain

      I understand your Comment but, Lil b would run circles around Ross content wise. His flow might not be as good as Ross but his ear for beats are better and his more serious work is hell of a lot better than Ross. Go listen to Godsfather and Obama Based god

    • Anonymous

      realest shit i read all day

  • So Icy Boi!

    Lil Wayne is the best rapper of all-time, a real blood, a guitar hero and skater legend. Tupac was a ballerina dancer, Jay-Z is a camel lover, Nas is broke paying tax money, Eminem is a crossdresser, Rakim is irrelevant, Biggie was satan's helper, kanye west is a kardashian, and lupe fiasco likes men. It's official... LIL WAYNE IS THE BEST! Only Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and Flo Rida can compete with him.

  • Anonymous

    Jay Kushtana-Got Up Next...No Bull No Gimmicks

  • Peter

    damn...I think hip hop as a whole has fucked itself in the marketplace. I think this whole concept of giving away so much free original music has dimished the value of it. It seems to look like it has reached the point of dimished returns. I know plenty of niggaz that have all these free mixtapes...but NO OFFICIAL ALBUMS....they download all of these free mixtapes from artist then when its time to copp something they don't put no money down. I think if every artist from this day forth refused to realease free material for 2 years...the market would dry up and the value would start going back up for hip hop. Just like the drug game...if you in a city and the weed supply dries up....the few niggaz that can get they hands on it..can jack the price back up...and people would buy it up!

  • RETHINK DAT

    Soooo MTV's hottest rapper couldn't even top Jeezy's TM103 first week sales?? Am I getting this right? Ross was throwing shots at Jeezy to push his shit back and this is what happens? LMAO!! You Ross stans can spin this however you like, but this is a huge failure. This album has been hyped up for the last year and a half and this is the result?? The promotion for this album had to be twice as much as Jeezy's. Ross has been everywhere over the last year, while Jeezy been quiet as a mouse. Look at all the features on this album...Dre, Hov, 3Stacks, MMG, Omarion, Pharrell, Nas, Drake...etc and this is the result? Def Jam losing some serious cake here. All of Ross' albums follow the exact same format. He's supposed to be the hottest rapper on the planet, surrounded by a star studded guest list on every album, but he's squeaking by to reach gold every time. Hot off the heals of Teflon Don I really expected more. Even J. Cole can boast that he matched the first week numbers of the "hottest rapper in the game"

  • HipHopHead

    yaw really comparing ross to nas? smh first it was 50 then jeezy now nas whos next? smh ross will never be able to walk in there shoes how is he self-made? how is he a so called 3 king? haha rick false is done 50 is laughing straight to the bank with this and ross tried to start the beef back up last week to help his sells hahahahahaha

    • Anonymous

      how did ross try to start the beef back up. and i'm not being smartass with that question, i really want to know how (im thinking i missed that story)

  • Ricky Rozay

    most of these rappers aint real niggas. Word, Nas bankrupt never was a drug runner, Lil Wayne aint no blood, Jeezy aint no BMF, 50 a snitch, Game a stripper, 2pac a ballerina. None of these niggas real you guys. If they was all real they all be dead now. Like it or not Ross is the new biggie. BAWSE!!!!!

  • Andre Cooper

    So I am guessing if Ross did 50k it would be a flop. Nas did 150k and it is considerd a success. Ross does 200k + and it is a flop? LOL....The hate has reached a boiling point on Ross!!! He released his 4th number one album and also outsold nas. But in the end nas and Ross are celebrating while you haters make up imaginary stories about fake cops and nas shitting on Ross. Reality nas and Ross are laughing. Good day

  • Anonymous

    Jezzy TM won hands down fuck Ross

  • Anonymous

    It's a shame Big K.R.I.T. Live from the Underground is only at 80k. Probably contender for best hip hop album of the summer.

  • Anonymous

    2 chainz scarface john legend epic!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Nielsen Soundscan says the official numbers are 218,000 and this nigga Ross ran on twitter saying 225,400...lmao. This fool couldn't stop lying if he tried.

  • VicBeats

    Everybody up here talking this and that but many of yall dont know ish about record sales! I just heard an artist from England on the radio today (here in ATL) say that Ross (amongst others) is a kings in his country! The numbers yall simpple minded fools are talking about are just domestic statistics! These cats do numbers overseas; and they sell out shows as well! Who cares about record sales when everybody in downloading torrents of whole albums! I've bought all of Ross's albums(even his very 1st and wackest one "Rise To Power")and his lyrics as well as overall sound has evolved... He's gotten progressively better as an artist and entertainer period. Most of yall cats just started listening to dude like an album or two ago and think yall know ish! Negros pleazzz!

    • Link

      LOL @ you calling cats simple minded all while misspelling simple, smh. First off, Ross claims to the biggest & best the rap game has to offer yet he struggles every time to get over 500K yet he think he's on par with people who have sold double digit MILLIONS of records and are at the top of the Forbes list every year... that's why cats have the same argument about numbers, because THEY DON'T LIE haha

  • S

    FLOP! With all that promotion on Twitter like hell. RT every second to buy the album. Ross will never be a PLAT artist and Im his fan. Jeezy TM103 won.

  • Anonymous

    every artist mtv gave the hottest in the game title moved big units besides ross

    • Anonymous

      Word! But when it comes to Ross, excuses come flying from every direction. The industry is trying to force his mindless garbage on us, but not everyone is falling for it. Dude is lookin' way over hyped right now.

  • Anonymous

    ross said jeezy was done laughed at his album being pushed back and said jeezy has no fans

  • Anonymous

    this is not bad for a album without one hit single but it will take a major drop next week

  • KadafiThaDon

    Would it be too much to ask to get total album sales totals?. Not worldwide just domestic. Crunch some numbers instead of just just posting rounded soundscan totals. People are on here arguing over numbers that don't paint the whole picture. Add up the digital sales and pre-orders I'm sure Ross did closer to 300K, Nas is probably at 300K, Minaj like 700K. These numbers just reflect the pple that actually got up off their asses and went to the store to get their copy. Come on pple

    • Anonymous

      Break what numbers down? those numbers have already been broken down, 218000 is what ross sold in a week, physical and digital sales combined. Sound scan breaks down all those number. Watch the throne came out first digitally, so did channel orange and sound scan tracked all that. Dont go saying shit you know nothing about.

    • Anonymous

      they did add those up that how they got the 200k you idiot. We dont roll with fake niggas.

    • row

      soundscan includes pre orders and digital sales dummy. if they say ross sold 219,000 im sorry but that means ross sold 219,000. dont worry he'll move at least 5k more next week lmao

    • OoNo

      Nah B it don't work like that lol Home base which is USA is what you count first, when Kanye and 50 when at it, Kayne had 935000 in the states and 50 was at 690000 but Globally 50 had more technically but in the states 50 lost that battle. Now Jeezy sold more than Ross stateside with less promo so you do the math!

    • Anonymous

      Best point of the day Tip my hat to you

    • Anonymous

      You have an excellent point fam! The man's album is good music!

    • BK

      Real talk fam most of these trolls failed consumer math...ijs

  • Anonymous

    if ross flopped then what do you call nasir. lmao

    • truthurts

      Yeh, I the whole "nas ain't got to sell records because he's a legend" is a dumb statement. What Nas fans want to say.....and I agree with is.. "Nas is a legend because he makes quality music". We all know quality music doesn't equal album sales. As RG3 and gigi have stated, there's more involved. Hands down Nas sh*ts on Ross as far as bein an artist. But ross got the marketing game and the support of the large companies. Eitherway, sales dont mean sh*t anymore. Neither do youtube views (it's disgusting watchin yall argue over this). As much as sales should be considered, so should the quality of the album.

    • gigi

      I don't expect Nas to sell millions I just use him as an example and I made it little bit sarcastic, after all, I like Nas' stuff, I bought Life Is Good, but I'm sick and tired of all this fools overrating him all the time and comparing his sales and even himself to everybody else I didn't expect Ross to sell 500k or what, he has NO BIG SINGLE yet, if you want to sell good and your name aint drake, weezy, em, kanye or jay, you need to have three things: good featurings and producers, all that internet and videohype and a smash hit, like Wiz had Black & Yellow before he dropped album, Ross had no big single from GFID and still he sold 219, comparing with his last album, now he sold 40k more than teflon don did in first week, selling the same amount as 2 years before would be success, definetely Ross numbers are not a flop and he ain't done yet... he just need to pick a r&b song off GFID (Diced pineaples for example) and release it as a single, it'll be perfect

    • RG3

      @gigi: did u honestly expect Nas to sell a ton of records? remember this is Nas lol He makes good music & has gon platinum in the past but he's nvr been a good mainstream artist...Ross on the other hand has BIG budget features & heavy promotion. He was droppin vlogs like every week, websites were advertising GFID for weeks & Hip-Hop radio stations across the U.S have his shit in constant rotation. Now I get that the music industry is in a "recession" right now but what else do u call moving only 220k units w/that kind of promotion?

    • gigi

      it's simple, as soon as someone is considered to be "legend", it's okay to flop and so-called "legend"'s dickriders start defending him by his past successful albums or singles simple example: Nas will release new album and sell 20 copies, earning wooden plaque, but his dickriders still count it as a success, because if you are legend, you don't need to sell anymore legend's fans basically say it's okay to life off your past, I wonder how many people would buy Life is Good if it's album by new artist

    • BlazeDatIshUp

      ^^Exactly. When you are Nas sales don't mean shit, cuz you are a legend regardless, but obviously he's had good sales since he has sold over 10 million records in the us alone during his career. He makes great music and still gets sales, so folks can keep talking as much shit as they want. I only support great music, not music by fake bloods who wear gay ass skinny jeans, and fat cops with a fake drug dealer image..

    • ETK

      "when u a legend sales dont matter" Please explain that to me.

    • Anonymous

      i call nas a legend in the game with over 20 years and 10 platinum albums, when u a legend sales dont matter

    • Anonymous

      ross is #1 on mtv's hottest rapper list. do the math.

  • Anonymous

    good music gruop album is going platiunm

  • Anonymous

    Young Jeezys TM:103: Hustlerz Ambition sold 232,938 J. Coles debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, opens at number 1 with 217,825 Tha Carter IV is to debut at No. 1 and sell a whopping 850,000-900,000 William catches another L Can you imagine if he didn't do all the hype and promo lol

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Nobody's hating.

    • Anonymous

      why would we imagine that. isnt that what all artists are supposed to do. niggas like you will go the the ends of the earth just to avoid giving credit to a nigga u dont like. im not a ross fan but i cant cosiign you my nigga. youre clearly catching feelings and just hating on niggas

  • KadafiThaDon

    Doesn't account for pre-orders or iTunes downloads pple tend to forget these are the things that lend to less purchases of physical copies nowadays stop hatin. Aside from all of the singles which are trash, Ross album is dope. Somebody did a horrible job of picking singles

  • YESSIR

    ROSS BEAT NAS IN FIRST WEEK SALES. ROSS AND DRAKE OWNED THE SUMMER

  • Anonymous

    Gold Is The New Platinum For Today's Standards...If You Don't Understand That You Shouldn't Pay Attention To Record Sale Numbers.

    • Anonymous

      why u don't apply your theories to Drake ,Wayne,Em , Jay ,Kenya Nicki... the list goes on.Rick Ross is an average rapper but people like u try to put him in A list!!this guy is 36 years old and where was he before!! when he was in his 20?

  • ap

    ive seen albums sell 300k 1st week and barely go Gold***

  • ap

    GodSon only sold around 150-170K first week and still went platinum in less than 6months, i remeber chamillonaire 1st album sold around the same and went platinum that yerar also....people too obessed over 1st week sales....how the album is worked and follwing singles & visuals will dictate if the album will stall or not....not because there albums that sold 300k 1st week and took over a year to go just gold....

    • justin case

      I see what you're sayin' but we're not talking about any regular joe blow rapper. We're talking about someone who was named MTV's hottest rapper in the game. Jay, Ye, Em, Drake, Wayne still go plat fairly easy by today's standards, but Ross will make that slow trip to gold again. It's not bad, but the features on this album were supposed to put him over the top so he could join those other guys.

  • Anonymous

    The short sightedness of hip hop fans always amazes me. Did Ross make the rappers richest forbes list? Will he still make it? Of course he will, because he is relevant. Where is BIG kRIT today, after so much hype and cosigns? Wait till Kendrick make Big KRIT numbers with his debut album and watch how the conversation will suddenly change from numbers to 'oh numbers dont mean shit'

  • Anonymous

    Where are you so-called real niggas now?!?!? Huh??? Y'all said Nas would go platinum in a week and everybody would buy his album, but the nigga's flopping harder than a fuck! Stop contributing to Rick Ross's success and go buy Life Is Good

    • Anonymous

      Da fuk iz u talkin bout nooca?! I bout dat album twyce!!!

    • WELL_SAID

      Well Said, people quick to support nas on the internet and downloading his shit but wont buy his shit. weak ass so-call fans.i went to the store a copped Life is good the first day it came out. Got all his shit too cause im a feal fan of hiphop

    • @OP

      Nobody said that shit. Nas did not flop. He did good numbers.

    • Is It Really True That Niggas Grew Up On Manhattan?

      I admit I got Life Is Good from 4Shared.

  • dnucks

    Man if ya'll would spin half the time ya;ll spend trying to figure out and count the money in these rappers pockets and count your own..you might be the nigga everybody posting comments about one day

  • eric

    Ross actually got more no.1 albums than weezy now.

  • Anonymous

    So the feds are on the top of the charts in Hip Hop now a days. How fucking sad!

  • Anonymous

    Jay-z bought j cole albums and jeezy borrowed money from big meech to get his billboard numbers

  • xavi alonso

    One third of the 3 kings sure didn't sell like one.

  • Tommy

    y'all some dumbasses, these are top numbers for Ross, he ain't made no crossover, he stayed street with his music, if he really wanted to he could have made a poppy catchy tune easy with the people he knows, he staying true to his music lane and it works, consitenly sells well, gradually improving each time while still talking about moving drugs,dead bodies n hoes. Ross is a boss enough said, and this could be better sales at 2 week mark than Jeezy because only about 15,000 units behind 1st week, did Jeezy still win then?. Both done solid numbers so it ain't no comparasion.

  • gigi

    stop comparing nas and ross gfid will go gold in the year when NO ALBUM is going to be platinum and only albums are going to be gold, and nas album won't even go gold and if yes, it will not be so soon I know ross doesnt have any platinum albums, but it aint a shame in the era where nobody goes platinum Nas had platinum albums in the era when fifty, dre, snoop, nelly, eminem, outkast, juvenile, jay-z, kanye, biggie, tupac and others had at least triple platinum albums

    • Anonymous

      ross wouldnt have a career in the golden era of hiphop because he is fake as fuck and he would have been laughed out of the industry or shot

  • Anonymous

    let me school some of you kids real quick. These are numbers are a complete failure for top artist, the only time these numbers are acceptable is when the artist has a very hot single. That way the label can recuperate money, but his album is pushing average units PLUS he has no singles = fail.

    • Anonymous

      yeah they done with the album they released like 4 singles plus the singles that failed before the album got pushed back

  • Anonymous

    7 years to push a lil over 200k and this is his highest selling week haha local rapper

  • Anonymous

    wale im a bawse!!

  • Anonymous

    stop talking about ross like he heavy in the game he cant chill in V.I.P with the likes of em,jay,wayne,50,kanye,nas,jeezy he a second tier artist he on the line at the door with mack miller j.cole,big sean,tyga,

  • Shuttaman

    Jeezy clearly won this beef. Ross lost Watch Meek MIllz outsell him or do close to them numbers

  • Anonymous

    ross got that new artist buzz wow cant believe this outsold the red album

    • Anonymous

      thats what i am saying a new artist buzz is not a good look for him

    • Anonymous

      new artist buzz is not good enough, the media has been shoving this clown down our throats, I expect better numbers to show that he is as popular as they claim.

  • Anonymous

    ross was suppose to do weezy numbers

  • Anonymous

    This is sad. It's a shame Nas didn't go gold already.

  • Anonymous

    platinum hype and promo he just a local rapper

  • Anonymous

    j.cole must feel like a BAWSE!!!!

  • Anonymous

    over 100 000 in one week after 20 years in the game.........Nobody doing it better then that. Nas you are the tru KING.

  • Anonymous

    ross fans always want to compare him to other artist to make him seem like he is bigger than he is ross is just a rapper he is not a MC

  • tipster

    Good job but tip will do much betta..T.I., Wayne, Jeezy, Drake, Kanye, Jay, and Em are the best sellers in the game period!

  • Anonymous

    Fatboy couldn't outsell dat boy Snow! USDA CTE Yeeaahhhhhh! Let's Go!

  • Anonymous

    good sales for a half a album album after track 7 its a wrap

  • Anonymous

    this shit is not about Slaughterhouse but i gotta say this...Slaughterhouse is gonna push more units then Ross in the first week without so much hype like this fake ass nigga had...they gonna do something like 300-400k

  • bboy

    Even w/all dat promotion Ross only sold 219k? Didnt Cole move like 218k? Didnt Jeezy move 220k? But Ross is supposed to be the hottest rapper? lol even w/all dat promotion and BIG budget features,Ross' numbers aint impressive...The only rappers really moving any units anymore is Wayne,Drake,Hov & Ye. U can argue Em's solo projects but BadMeetsEvil didnt sell that well.

  • c

    Drake sold 3 times that his first week... wow!! Drake's Take Care debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 631,000 copies

  • HipHopGodd

    How silly is all the talk on this site? All rappers sales are down and the music moves the least amount of units than any other genre. But I guess it's to be that way when the artists themselves celebrate criminal activity. Only artists with WPA (White people approval) like Kanye, Nicki, Jay-Z, Drake, and Wayne move big numbers. Anything marketed to black people will be lackluster. It's a sad shame and a harsh reality.

  • Anonymous

    HOLD ON BITCHES LAUGHTERHOUSE 600,000 FIRST WEEK JUST WAIT THEY GOT THE GAME ON 'SMASH'... ... SMASH JOELL'S FACE WITH A BAG OF WHITE CASTLE BUT IT'S STILL "SMASH"

  • Anonymous

    notice how the rappers who be on the radio the most can't sell shit. I'm not talking bout Drake and them, I'm talking about the cats like Flo Rida and Pitbull who are constantly in rotation in clubs and radio but they can't sell shit. All they sell is singles.

    • Anonymous

      Flo Rida and Pitbull dont go by the same standards of selling that people like Ross, Jay, Kanye, Drake, and Wayne go by. Both pitbull and Flo Rida have found out that their best bet is to just promote their singles. Their labels probably ship MAYBE 300k albums total. And that saves money so the rest of the money can be spent towards promoting their singles and ringtones because thats exactly what pitbull and Flo Rida are. Ringtone Rappers. Thats where they get their money from

    • ^

      And their music sucks.

    • Anonymous

      FLorida and pitbull do not need overall album sales they are doing well with the singles, stop showing your ignorance in public.

    • Anonymous

      They still making more dough off singles than others of albums.

  • Anonymous

    damn...j-cole sold 217,000 in the his first week..just saying....I thought Ross this time around would have sold at least 300,000 in the first week.

    • Kween Ebony

      No really! Because sales this year are DOWN! Even billboard said this is one of the worst selling years for any artist! But Congrats ROSS! This his highest selling first week

  • Anonymous

    any new rapper with buzz can come on the scene and sell 200k. Mac Miller and J.Cole just sold 200+k with no promotion.

  • wouzi

    CONGRATS TO OFFICER RICKY FRAUDZAY. SMH FLO RIDA FLOPPED REAL BAD, HE ONLY SOLD SINGLES AND ALL HIS AIRPLAY/ RADIO. HE CANT EVEN MOVE UNIT

  • MUTHADON

    DMX went double platinum in two weeks back in 1999.. Like I said,record sales are down for the whole industry overall...

    • Anonymous

      that album is a classic dmx captivated the people more than ross did dmx was the epitome of the human struggle

  • Anonymous

    I listen to Young Jeezy when I get the chance. He has a unique style.... His voice is strong ,his delivery is his best asset...

  • MUTHADON

    You can't compare Nas to Rick Ross,it wouldn't be a fair debate.. Nas has too many plaques put up,I'm not knocking Rick Ross ,(he's)a great artist in his own right... Me personally ,I think that Rick Ross does his thing with the music,I can't lie... Nas was doing this back in 94 tho . Illmatic is still a heavily played cd ,even after almost 20 years... Rick Ross has grown as an artist ,Record sales are down for almost the entire music business so really the sells don't say much these days. I remember when 500k in the first week was a normal thing for some artist... I think that Nas brought back that true hip-hop revolution.. Rick Ross is humble to Nas ,that's why Rick Ross has the position that he has....

    • Kween Ebony

      Your right everybody having a hard time selling! If Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Justin Beiber or Chris Brown can't hit platinum in one to two months its a struggle out here lbs!

  • Anonymous

    so i guess jezzy is the hottest rapper in the game

  • Really??

    If black people by the music the artist would sell more bottom line. We download damn near everything, some of yall haven't went to the movies in years, looking for the bootleg man. Its hard to compare number because black people really dont buy that much music. That why I laugh when folks want to keep it real or in the street, them folks not buying your music.

    • Anonymous

      But white people always purchased the most albums People in general aren't buying albums

    • what?!!?

      haha what do you listen to ill tell you what classics i bought stankonia,undun,grodt,american gangsta,MBDTF,Trill og,The fix,stillmatic,chronic 2001,The black album,blueprint,college drop out,food and liquor,The minstrell show,the love below,BE,paper trail,the eminem show,the marshal mathers lp,graduation

    • Really??

      You also proved my point about record sales, you really cant judge nothing off that. So many people download like yourself.

    • Really?

      You must haven't brought a cd in a while what classic album you think you brought in the last 15 years.

    • Anonymous

      man shut the fuck up everybody downloads its good to download that way i only buy classic or very good albums im not runing out to spend 15 bucks on a cd for a rapper to tell me how much ice whips and bitches he got

  • Anonymous

    How is this a loss for Nas? His numbers are good. Def Jam has 2 artists in the top 5 and no one here knows how much Def Jam spent for either of them. Nas & Ross are on each others' albums, they are SHARING the success. I purchased both albums, did you?

  • HipHopGodd

    When people though Rick Ross was a criminal they loved him. Then they found out he wasn't and now they hate him. Gotta love those priorities. Also, why are people so anxious to link these sales to Nas? Who was expecting Nas to sell Drake/Kanye numbers? People saying this is a loss for Nas just better hope their mother pays the Internet bill so they can criticize him next week. Hip-Hop as a whole isn't moving major numbers. If anything Rick Ross' sales are more disappointing than Nas's. Either way, would any of the haters trade lives with either of them... Certainly!

    • Kween Ebony

      For the guy above me^^^ Named:Anonymous How can you call someone fake, who you don't know personally? If you ask me 90% of the rappers you call "REAL" fake af too.! Wayne and Jay for example they've been in the spotlight for so long how can they say they've half of the things they rap about? They frauds too!

    • HipHopGodd

      I don't "ride" with anyone and I don't buy Jordans. Only a fool would pay that much for some cowhide. Timberland outlets and Shelltoe Adidas for me. Not knocking you but how silly is all the talk on this site? All rappers sales are down and the music moves the least amount of units than any other genre. But I guess it's to be that way when the artists themselves celebrate criminal activity. Only artists with WPA (White people approval) like Kanye, Nicki, Jay-Z, Drake, and Wayne move big numbers. Anything marketed to black people will be lackluster. It's a sad shame and a harsh reality.

    • Anonymous

      People dont care if he's a criminal or not. We want some real authentic shit. Do you want real Jordans or fake? If you chose fake I understand why you can ride for a phony

  • Anonymous

    I have to say this is impressive, Ross is winning, Wale went gold, them compilation albums combined are almost gold, Meek will prolly go gold, thats almost 20 mill in revenue generated in a year

  • Anonymous

    Ross will retire knowing that he will NEVER outsell Jeezy. Ross will never be hotter than this, look at all these features and sick beats and he still can't sell like "the hottest rapper" should.

  • bigzizzo#1

    my man was right. the only reason jeezy outsold ross is because jeezy dropped in the fourth quarter and everybody knows record sells are at their highest in the fourth quarter.

    • c

      All of Jeezy's albums have outsold Ross... Jeezy has 3 platinum plaques... Ross has 0.. Men lie, women lie... numbers dont!

  • Anonymous

    ross fans have nothing to say about jeezy so they bring up nas instead nas is a legend with classics and ross is at the peak of his career

  • Objectivity

    Nas takes another huge L. Was the reality once reflective of the huge amounts of dickriding he receives on the internet? Where's all the dudes who suck him off when it's on to support him? Downloading??? Ross is hated by almost anybody, but his shit seems to fly off the shelves.

  • Anonymous

    It's official, no matter how good music Ross puts out, he's never going to do them big numbers because niggas don't believe him. No authenticity.

    • Anonymous

      And the music itself not THAT good, just to get things straight. Never was and probably never will. "Decent" and sometimes "hot" are the two best words describing Rozay.

  • Anonymous

    how you got 2 albums on the charts and still cant outsell young jeezy in a week????

    • Fuckthisnigga

      @wreiad stop making excuses you bitch ass nigga

    • Anonymous

      You fake bitch. How did nas get into this conversation. You can compare Nas and fake ass name taking william Roberts. Nas have platinum plaques for days. Ross has 0 you fake as nigga!

    • Anonymous

      Why can't a legend from Queensbrdige outsell a hated, fat ex-cop? Don't make excuses.

    • Anonymous

      @ detective wreiad quit giving your co-worker excuses as to why he didnt outsell Jeezy with all that promotion. The Police wont win. Especially when they talking about being Drug kingpin. Fake ass

    • wreiad

      When the other person releases during the holidays, and you don't. Don't act retarded.

  • Anonymous

    Jeezy deserves to go on twitter and clown Ross.

  • Justin Case

    Soooo MTV's hottest rapper couldn't even top Jeezy's TM103 first week sales?? Am I getting this right? Ross was throwing shots at Jeezy to push his shit back and this is what happens? LMAO!! You Ross stans can spin this however you like, but this is a huge failure. This album has been hyped up for the last year and a half and this is the result?? The promotion for this album had to be twice as much as Jeezy's. Ross has been everywhere over the last year, while Jeezy been quiet as a mouse. Look at all the features on this album...Dre, Hov, 3Stacks, MMG, Omarion, Pharrell, Nas, Drake...etc and this is the result? Def Jam losing some serious cake here. All of Ross' albums follow the exact same format. He's supposed to be the hottest rapper on the planet, surrounded by a star studded guest list on every album, but he's squeaking by to reach gold every time. Hot off the heals of Teflon Don I really expected more. Even J. Cole can boast that he matched the first week numbers of the "hottest rapper in the game"

    • Anonymous

      stop saying jeezy sold more cause he dropped in december cds cost 10 bucks were not talking about cars here,

    • Anonymous

      continuation ^ oh and also Jeezy waited until dec to drop his album. one of the two months out of the year people have money to splurge and most likely there were sales to make the album 9.99. Not discrediting Jeezy cus i like his music. But it wouldnt be surprising if thats how it worked. remember they had that sale for lady gagas album going at 99cents

    • Anonymous

      yea i agree and honestly, Ross doesnt have a pop appeal. Not saying you have to sell out completely to the pop side but if we were to sit right and now and think of that last hip hop artist to put out an album that sold more than 230k first week without any kind of pop appeal, i dont think we could do it. Eminem, Jay, Kanye, Wayne, Nicki, and Drake all have at least a little bit of pop appeal in their music. Therefore they attract that audience that gets them to the big numbers. Ross is big as far as how he is portrayed but the industry portrays him as a bigger star than he really is. His personality coupled with how the industry is always on his nuts puts it in the consumers mind that hes just a huge star when really, he has "new guy buzz". But i do agree if he were to expand his subject matter to more than just being a "drug kingpin sippin on the finest champagnes eatin steak and shrimp in a different maybach every day of the week" his numbers would swell. Cus honestly lets be real, the majority of the pop audience is what gets you the big numbers and majority of that audience is white. How often do you think that audience goes to a dj and requests "Rick Ross - hold me back". None lol.

    • Justin Case

      You make some good points, but I find it hard to believe that this guy can be crowned by the biggest mainstream music outlet as the biggest, hottest artist in the game and sell so low. His last two albums have had T.I., Kiss, Kanye, Hov, 3Stacks, John Legend, Nas, Dre, Raekwon, Styles P, Cee-lo, Pharrell, Drake and many more and he's barely moving units. For me, I think it's the quality of his music holding him back. He picks good beats which everyone likes to mention, but the rhymes are so average and repetitive. To reach that next level he has to expand the scope of his content more.

    • Anonymous

      Damn, you're so full of hate that you were waiting to be ethered by a guy with common sense.

    • Anonymous

      Just playing devils advocate. Jeezy had his album pushed back over a year and a half. Ross was able to stay on schedule. Also Ross has continued to sell more and more everytime he drops an album. Also take into account the def jam is a business above all else. Theyve picked up the trend with Ross' album sales. It may be a major disappointment in your eyes but im pretty sure def jam used their business sense and only shipped 400 to 500k. It would be stupid of them and an actual flip if they shipped 2million copies and then it only pushed this many. Also as far as overall promotion. He didnt have to promote it with as many marketing dollars as the avg person because he let his album piggyback off the hype of the MMG album that just came out a month ago. Which was smart. Now i will agree that with the type radio play and exposure that ross gets, youd think he sells a shit ton but thats never been the case. In my eyes its all based on how much money they spend making the actual album and how many albums they ship that determines if its a failure and im pretty sure def jam picked up on his trend to sell 150 - 200k but thats just my opinion. I didnt buy the album

    • COME_ON_SON

      yea i can cosign that officer ricky talks mad shit.. he can never be as good as jeezy bottom line

  • Ricky Rozay

    Yeah haters hate niggas. The boss went number 1. Shits on its way to gold in three weeks. He already bodied all yall niggas favorite rappers like the snitch and Jeezy. Keep comin up with them unfunny cop jokes, Rozay stay winnin. Ross gettin his stacks and money while yall niggas keep hatin sittin at home in ur moms basement. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Well, good luck for that maximum 15% that Rozay gets after Def Jam, Slip-n-Slide and god knows who detract their part from the Officer's income. And aside from money, Ross' is the industry's biggest fraud and currently most hyped artist who - despite having mad label support and being 24/7 on media - can't even make a good album back to forth. He never had a "classic" or "near classic" record ever, not talking about a whole album ... That's why he cannot win against Nas.

    • Anonymous

      See some people want titles and others want money. It cost for big name features (Nas, Jay Z, Dr Dre, Andre 3000, etc) Major promotion then sell less than J. Cole and Jeezy in his 1st week. So what does that tell you. Not too many people have love for a fucking imposter, fraud ass police. And you yelling he number 1. If getting the "Title" of number 1 is going to put me in the hole, I dont want the title. Give me the money! Fake niggas die a thousand death and anybody down with them!

    • Anonymous

      j cole numbers

  • Anonymous

    tm103 sold more den ross gfid album n ross said jezzy fell off pssss please

  • hjk

    Nas has been in the game years longer than Ross and what is the MOST important thing, he came in the climate when everybody a little bit successful went at least platinum, when NAS went platinum, he still "flopped" a little bit, because people like Jay-Z, Eminem, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Outkast, Diddy, Juvenile, 2Pac, B.I.G. and others went multi-platinum (or diamond) and moved more units than Nas, so don't even try to compare it, yes, Nas sold more than Ross in general, but having platinum album in era, where many artist had triple platinum releases is not as successful as having platinum (even gold) album in 2012, Ross had BIGGEST debut week, only Nicki Minaj did more and barely cracked gold, gold is "new platinum" nowadays, albums don't sell so much, all you Nas dickriders, tell me WHY you need platinum album to be successful in the year in which NOBODY HAD PLATINUM album and there is only one gold album by august of the year to assume, these are facts: - Nas won't go platinum, if he crack gold, he can be happy (see at Nicki's sales and she had stronger first week than both Nas and Ross, she is still NOWHERE to selling million) - GFID is the only album with REAL chance going platinum or getting close to platinum, if Ross chooses right singles, makes some good featurings, use all that Meek Mill and other his artists' hype, he will make it, but I'm not sure - Nas made 2 songs with Ross recently, and also Nas featured on GFID, they're probably good with each other and they don't need to compete with each other, so I don't see the point of bringing NAS into every Ross' (and any of other artist) articles and comparing everybody with Nas I just think about albums which are out yes, not about upcoming projects, but I don't see anybody going platinum by the end of the year either, here's my predictions - 2 Chainz will do probably 100-130k in first week, he probably won't crack gold until the end of the 2012 - DJ Khaled will sell as usual, he never cracked gold, "compilation" are not as successful as solo effort, maybe he will have some platinum or gold singles, but album as a whole will flop as the last time when he barely sold 200k to date - Meek Mill can do around 100k in his first week, maybe with hype a little more, but by the time his album will be out, there are only 4 months until the end of the year, so he has no chance to go gold - Luda can do 160-180 in his first week with good single, I don't know how many loyal fans he has after BOTS which was horrible album, so he need to hit single to be "hot" again, Ludaversal will go gold, but not in this year - Wiz Khalifa can do the same numbers as Rolling Papers did, probably little less, his album won't go platinum, maybe gold, but his strenght is in singles sales, not album sales, so probably he don't care - Kreayshawn will do Tyga numbers or less, not going gold ever - Lupe always went gold, if he make some hot singles again, he will go gold, but not this year - Kendrick Lamar will do Big K.R.I.T. or Waka Flocka Flame numbers, not going gold - 50 Cent's album probably won't get any plaque, BISD barely cracked gold, his "disstrack" promo will not work this time, it didn't work last time with Ross beef, he need to do something new, creative - Big Boi will do similar numbers as his debut - Lil Wayne will have strong sales if he releases I Am Not a Human Being (not Carter III or IV numbers, but still decent) this year, but it will get plaque next year - T.I. is not as hot as in Paper Trail or King era, but he still can have first week between 100-150k, he will go at least gold LONG time after release - Cruel Summer will do 150-200k in its first week, maybe going gold next year, but not this year, compilations by labels always sell less than normal albums, just take a look at Young Money album, both Self Made albums, Shady's Re-Up or G-Unit records Get Rich or Die Tryin' soundtrack (comparing to other Eminem/50 Cent albums its sales were wack) - DMX, Timbaland, Slaughterhouse, DJ Drama will all flop and probably won't earn any plaque at all - ASAP Rocky - that's hard to say, he have no successful singles yet, but he has strong fanbase and good mixtape hype, but I don't see his debut album going gold, maybe if he set release date of his album on spring 2013 and release some mixtapes and singles before album, he can make it, but not this year

    • tipster

      Yea you gotta point. Even tho they both sold about equal the first week..But Wayne, Jay etc usually goes platinum the first week. u cant deny that T.I. CAN go gold the first week still. He's been doing it besides for his "prison album"

    • hjk

      T.I.'s fanbase isn't as huge/loyal as Waynes, just see, when Wayne was in prison, dropped I am not a human being and it later sold over million copies, No mercy did just half of Wayne's "prison album" amount

    • tipster

      But dig, T.I. is da type of rapper like Wayne, Ye, or Jay that doesnt need too much hype or a huge single to sell.. He has a strong loyal fanbase, which will allow him to go gold first week regardless

    • hjk

      Those are YOUR opinions. But half of what you said isn't true. GFID won't go platinum. Sorry to burst your bubble, but if his past albums don't go platinum, what makes you think this one will, especially in a time when few rappers (Jay, Kanye, Em, Wayne, Drake) get platinum albums. Even with the right promo, Ross will only go gold. Nas will also go gold around the end of the year.

    • Anonymous

      F eras, move units man

    • hjk

      cole world: I'm so sorry that you are not able to read post longer than five sentances and tipster, I hope T.I. will sell well, he can rap, can pick decent beats and so, but look at his recent singles and recent hype, he needs another hit like Paper trail singles or "Bring 'em out" to get platinum, just to be realistic, if he drops album next week, it will flop, but I'm still going to buy it

    • Kween Ebony

      Yesss I love your post! This TRUE af though!

    • tipster

      Do u really think thats all T.I. is gonna do!!? Hes not the KING for no reason!.. Tip is up there with Jay, Kanye and them.. Dont think hes not a platinum selling artist anymore bc of his last album which was rushed, not promoted, and released while he was in prison! and btw that album did those #'s you say he will do this time..

    • Anonymous

      Nas stans won't be able to comprehend that. Nice post.

    • COLE WORLD - sold more than Ross lolol #rocnation

      is it "back 2 skool" yet? nobody tryna read an essay fam. stop it 5...

    • hjk

      but you still need to post comment about it to make reply with no sense

    • Anonymous

      cool story bro, i aint readin it though

  • YESSIR

    ROSS HAD BETTER FIRST WEEK NUMBERS THAN NAS DID

    • c

      @Anonymous Nas is the bigger accomplishment idiot. People can still do numbers... Eminem triple platinum on his last album.. Drake amost double platinum Jay-Z still go platinum Jeezy got 3 platinum and 2 gold plaques... Ross just aint that good.

    • Anonymous

      and if ross came out in 94 he would have been laughed out of the industry for being fake

    • Anonymous

      Nas sold when everybody could sell shitloads of albums (others went triple plat), Ross goes gold when almost nobody is even selling anymore, so what's the bigger accomplishment?

    • Anonymous

      actually illmatic came out in 94 moron

    • Anonymous

      Nas been in the Rap game since 90. His 1st album came out in 91. You probably wasnt even born then. You cant compare Ross and Nas.

    • MAck

      Wont have the longevity though...

    • Anonymous

      nas has classic records that went platinum, something ross will never have

  • Anonymous

    Ok... when a rapper like Ross sells 200k we're supposed to be impressed, but when an underdog like J.Cole or Wale do those numbers everybody says its not good enough ? ok...

    • Anonymous

      j cole selling more than rick ross thats fucking hilarious to me, biggest fraud that we've seen thus far

  • Anonymous

    "Rick Ross doesn't have NOT ONE" His total album sales are over a million. Why do you people act like he's sold 10 copies in his career? lol

    • Anonymous

      LOL @ bringing up total sales into this discussion, yall are so fucking ridiculous.

    • ^

      You're wrong. Nas outsells Ross in total. And Nas did good numbers.

    • Anonymous

      A hated ex-cop outsold Nas, all you dickriders weren't there when Nas' album released.

    • Anonymous

      You're a fucking cop! Stop trying to justify why this fakes ass CO only sold 200K with all that promo. You frauds have nerve. Dont add this dudes last 5 albums and say he platinum! The nerve of this fake nigga army!

    • MAck

      haha woww you really thought you could add em up eh?

    • Anonymous

      even Vanilla ice has sold a total of a million copies. When is Ross gonna sell 10 mil+ world wide like the top dogs ? He'll be lucky to reach 5 mil.

    • Anonymous

      thats not how it works, you cant add up sales from 5 albums and 2 compilations and call it a platinum record

  • Anonymous

    "how many platinum plaques Nas has" Different time period. People actually bought CD's back then.

  • Anonymous

    SORRY, STILL CAN'T EVEN OUTSELL JEEZY... LOL.

    • Anonymous

      thats the thing about being a legend, hes still a legend no matter what he sells

    • Anonymous

      Sorry, Nas, a legend can't outsell a fat ex-cop.

    • Anonymous

      You apart of Rick Ross's fraud ass army. Stop making excuses for this phony. Maybe he should have been himself instead of taking a real street kingpins life and trying to make a profit from it.

    • wreiad

      Lol Jeezy came out around Christmas time. More people you know, buy shit around the holidays than any other time.

  • Anonymous

    "As my man Royce da 5'9 said" You mean the same Royce whose last album tanked, and who needs Eminem to hold his hand and wipe his butt?

    • Anonymous

      No the same Royce that said something logical, and by the way he is richer than you and your family combined.

  • 50 Cent

    Im 50 Cent Words "When u make the fans aware of you, YOu also make them aware of how much u really suck and these first week sales show that"

  • Anonymous

    The official numbers is 225,400..congrats Ross biggest opening week of his career

  • Anonymous

    "Album sales means shit, anyone can sell 200k" Nas didn't.

  • Anonymous

    CLASSIC ALBUM CONGRATS ROSS.. DIDNT 50 SAY HE GAVE THIS NIGGA THE DEATH BLOW?

    • lol

      nigga couldnt outsell a new rapper like J.Cole. and hes supposedly the "hottest rapper" so yeahhh DEATH BLOW nigga lololol

  • MMG Uncut

    lol @ all those crying salty backpackers, mad that it's Bawse time and their el-pe-ish crap-rap is not selling. get over it, noone cares about your conscious bullshit faggot

  • Cash

    I see how all ya White boys hating on the Boss, who give a fuck about what a hater got to say? Only pussy does. Ross forever hottest. Anything Ross does you hoes are not happy. Come on son Ross can't please your mum all day so find a next nigga to fuck ur mum and let the Boss do his job. God forgive I don't.

  • Anonymous

    I have a hard time applauding those numbers seeing how I think I've heard every song from this record on the radio down here in florida, with the kind of promotion he gets its still hard for me to figure out how he can only top out at gold each time. Album aint bad tho, its a rick ross album I mean you get what you pay for every time. good beats, tolerable lyrics and familiar concepts, its no better or worse then what Jeezy does. I havent bought it yet but I'll get around to it. Still, the way the biggest stars cant sell nothin it makes me wonder.....

    • Anonymous

      Good assessment, homie. On the "biggest stars" comment. I think it's a matter of fabricated stardom. Blogs, radio, BET, etc can all be purchased. But one can't pay for a fan's dollar.

  • Anonymous

    self made and GFID numbers from this week still aint touching jeezy's TM103 and jeezy wasn't mtv's "hottest mc in the game"

  • RealSlimShadeeeeY

    Guna be funny when the Real Rick Ross goes to BET awards and music awards and confronts this fraud. Movie coming out soon and the truth will be out there people.

    • Anonymous

      apparently officer ricky was a snitch when he was a correctional officer and tattled on inmated who had extra soup

  • RealSlimShadeeee

    Album sales means shit, anyone can sell 200k. All it comes down to is promotion and business. Nothing to do with artist. The real Rick Ross is going to expose Rick Ross shortley and how P Diddy, warner brothers and couple other cats team up to help him sell this much. You put the same backing into a Nas album he sell 500k+ or any decent artist EASY

    • RazorWords

      At the end of the day you dumb mf's are arguing about rich men! What's in your bank account if you can even get one anonymous lol. You won't read it all because you can't read lol. Go drink bleach and bungee jump fuck boy!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Nas got countless promo, a Rick Ross feature, the whole internet's backing and was still far from selling 200k. LOL.

    • Anonymous

      @Razor Words you talk to damn much. I aint reading all of that bullshit you typed. bottom line is Ross is a fraud. Fraud cant do real nigga things!

    • Anonymous

      Nas used to get that level of promo, and he did about the same numbers for that enviorment (200k nowadays is 500k back in the 90s), so lol your argument is invalid.

    • Razor Words

      And where will you be? Home blogging about it? You boys get to wrapped up in this shit! Ross won a law suite against Freeway Ricky Ross and even made him pay a portion of his court fees. Anyone with any education saw with went down! The courts found that you can't lay clam to a street name unless you own a current copy right of it! If you got off your ass and educated yourself you would know that! Let's be clear on something it's a lot of these rappers who stole other peoples names and used them, 50 cent(used)- Freeway of the Roc and so one and so forth! Is Freeway Ricky Ross suing Freeway of the Roc? No because he knows he cant get any capital gain from it and he knows he can't play with them Philly Muslims at all!! Ross is in LA all the time and these boys never do anything, so now they choose to check him at the BET awards lol. I tell you what when you have M's in the bank that grow interest daily you can employee professional security to neutralize any threat, which means you can have them legally kill any perceived threat and there isn't going to be an investigation! So my advise for Freeway Ricky Ross is to find a lane to make you some money if you intend on taking rick men to court or be the real man you say you are and keep it moving and get you some money without bringing another man down. Lets not forget the last time Freeway Ricky Ross was out of prison he was bad off and had to go back to brokering them cocaine deals because no one had their hand out trying to help, but now he has all this publicity to where he never has to touch a gram of coke again in life. All it takes is for him to write a book about his life or do a movie and he's a millionaire instantly! I see it as free promotion for who he is and he should run with it. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery Freeway Ricky Ross run with it and get money!

    • real shyt

      real shyt right here

  • DaDon

    I think Nas's album is just a lot of words spoken over garbage beats. I think he needs to get shot. Maybe that will give him some relevant lyrical content.

    • Anonymous

      Man fuck the cops, matter of fact fuck your block, fuck ya mother and fuck ya pops, fuck whatever you stand for and fuck whoever think you hot

    • Jay M

      Fuck you And Fuck your existence !!! imma shoot you if i see you

    • dnucks

      do you know what the word relevent means? That track "daughters" is not relevent? How many niggaz can relate to that daughters track?...BILLIONS.... alot less people can relate to getting shot. I guess you can...since your name is "DaDon"....beat it!!d

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    i left nas and ross album in the store waiting on BIG BOI to drop ross got the beats wack lyrics nas got lyrics wack ASS beats

  • Anonymous

    finally numbers come in... im gonna say this for the last time. WAYNE, DRAKE, EMINEM, KANYE, JAY-Z ... those are HOT rappers. Ross is not, he has good marketing but the marketing makes him seem hotter than he is. He is a decent (fake)street rapper and nothing more. He's no superstar like the industry likes to pretend he is.

    • STFU

      Looks have nothing to do with it... no one cares that you get a boner over those "hot" rappers. GTFO btw... New Jay-Z sucks ass. Wayne and Drake? come on son.. you must be a chick.

  • DaDon

    Rick Ross's album ain't all that. Is Steele is the same on most of the tracks which makes it redundant. I came out better purchasing single tracks off of iTunes which was only three. Thats just my opinion...others may differ. Still a fan dough.

  • Anonymous

    finally numbers come in... im gonna say this for the last time. WAYNE, DRAKE, EMINEM, KANYE, JAY-Z

  • Anonymous

    As my man Royce da 5'9 said, 'the naked truth is a hundred times better than the best dress lie' and numbers dont lie. That fake thug shit will always catch up to you sooner or later, guess it did sooner for officer Ross.

    • Anonymous

      how about reading before you start talking, did you read the original post? ross numbers are a prove that his fake story finally caught up with him and that he would have sold more if he had come out telling the truth about him. Read the post again....i did not write it in russian.

    • Anonymous

      When did that ever imply that numbers don't lie about quality? Maybe he meant the will to support from real fans and not some bandwagon dickriders?

    • Anonymous

      UR RIGHT NUMBERS DONT LIE THIS PROVES THAT NELLY IS BETTER THAN NAS BECAUSE NELLY'S DEBUT ALBUM SOLD 10 MILLION COPIES...U CLOWNS ARE SO FUCKING DUMB

    • Anonymous

      Why do people think because somebody famous said it, it's true "numbers don't lie" now don't that sound like some dumb shit...

    • Anonymous

      It already caught up with him way back with his last album LOL

  • Anonymous

    where are all the nas haters now? Apparently his album only sold because of ross yet ross barely sells better than him with all his features, co-signs, so called hits.

  • cutt boy

    Mixtape b4 the album was fire. But my 2 cents,The album is boring. The Dr. Dre and Jay track is a hot mess.smh

  • Cha Boi

    wuddup world its cha boi back at it. loving, living and learning each day. damn. a big salute and atta boi to teh boss ross. damn... if my math is rigt... ross' first week sales are bigger than any sales nas ever did in first week. shout out La Coka Nostra dem niggas is making a bid for group of teh year

    • Anonymous

      LMAO. Nigga's really coming up with decade old numbers? This can't be true. Dudes used to sell 10 millions when Nas sold, Ross goes gold when the biggest stars can barely touch platinum.

    • Anonymous

      you must be 10 yrs old. google how many platinum plaques Nas has and how many Ross(police) have

    • Anonymous

      you stupid fuck, Nas sold several times more than that in the first week. I Am for example sold 470k in its first week.

  • Team Jeezy

    haha Jeezy sold 15k more with a lot less promo and hype. Ross will always be a loser with no platinum albums.

  • Anonymous

    William and his team failed on this one The most hyped album in recent years, He is meant to be the biggest and best out, All the co-signs, All the videos, All the singles, The features, He has half the entertainment industry promoting him on twitter and retweeting buy the album 24/7, He has Elliott Wilson and RR posting his shit 24/7 and all the rest. If he was the biggest and best out he would have done what Wayne or Drake did He puts out to much stuff and people get bored and fed up Plus most people will download his music and not support him financially because he is not a likable person and people know his a fraud His holding himself back If he would have come clean back when he got exposed and said im a entertainer he would have become bigger and more respected HA HA HA HA JEEZY IS LAUGHING J COLE IS TOO SO I AM

  • Anonymous

    how do you not outsell Jeezy ? c'mon now, Ross is supposed to be the hottest ?

  • d-nucks

    damn...I think hip hop as a whole has fucked itself in the marketplace. I think this whole concept of giving away so much free original music has dimished the value of it. It seems to look like it has reached the point of dimished returns. I know plenty of niggaz that have all these free mixtapes...but NO OFFICIAL ALBUMS....they download all of these free mixtapes from artist then when its time to copp something they don't put no money down. I think if every artist from this day forth refused to realease free material for 2 years...the market would dry up and the value would start going back up for hip hop. Just like the drug game...if you in a city and the weed supply dries up....the few niggaz that can get they hands on it..can jack the price back up...and people would buy it up!

    • Anonymous

      I think it is really all about given value to your product. Take for example the Kanye's and Jay Z's or em's, they never put out mixtapes, not because they cant, but because they understand the simple rule that less is actually more.

    • Anonymous

      right now it's quantity over quality in hip hop. Artist oversaturate the market with free music but we don't really get classic hip hop music anymore.

    • nigerian boi

      i agree with d-nucks

    • Anonymous

      You have a point there D, if hip hop was a stock it'd be plummeting. Just take a look at DX page, everyday about a hundred or so new tracks, how can the average hip hop listener keep up with that? It is almost like disposable. Plus it is so easy to cop an album online for free.

    • d-nucks

      The internet can only have what artist choose to upload to it. There are other free things people can offer. I just think its time to RE THINK how to do thing...the mixtape market is beyond oversaturated. Every aspiring artis has this concpet...release a 1-5 mixtapes..get popular and "blow up" . I just think there is got to be another way to increase the value of hip hop muisic. Causre right now..it holds no value.

    • Anonymous

      impossible with the internet nowadays. Everybody trying to release album-like mixtapes to gain momentum these days.

  • ChiTown

    So much for all that publicity! Hottest rapper alive and you only sell 218k? What a phucking joke this clown is!!!

  • Anonymous

    no way in hell should krit album only be at 81,000 niggas sleepin

  • Anonymous

    If Ross is still doing Nas numbers in 2022 then fair enough.

  • Anonymous

    only 218k for the "hottest" rapper? lmao this fat fuck will never go platinum.

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