Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/4/2013

Both Tech N9ne and Robin Thicke hit career bests, with "Something Else" and "Blurred Lines," respectively.

Star Trak/Interscope Records singer Robin Thicke achieved his first #1 album in a decade-long career. After a decline in first-week sales and chart positioning on 2011's Love After War, the Los Angeles, California native bounced back in a big way with Blurred Lines. Thicke edged out Five Finger Death Punch by a margin of over 50,000 units.

Also entering the Top 5 was Tech N9ne with his 13th studio album, Something Else. This Strange Music effort entered at #4, matching 2011's All 6's & 7's chart performance. Something Else out-sold the 11th LP by nearly 2,000 units, making it a career benchmark for the present-day king of independent Hip Hop.

In Terms Of Sales, Tech N9ne Is Something Else

Tech N9ne's third studio LP in approximately two years marks a career best for the Kansas City, Missouri musical icon. Selling over 58,000 first-week units, the album chased Jay Z's rankings with Magna Carta Holy Grail. On Tech's 13th studio effort, the onetime 816 Boyz/The Regime standout worked with Game, Cee-Lo Green and Big K.R.I.T., among an extensive list of collaborators. The LP features single "So Dope," which features Tech's artist Wrekonize (of ¡Mayday!), in addition to Atlantic Records sensation Snow Tha Product and Twisted Insane.

Largely produced by Tech's go-to Seven, the album also includes musical contributions from Memphis, Tennessee producer Drumma Boy, and onetime Kurupt hit-maker Fred Wreck.

There Are No Blurred Lines About Robin Thicke's First #1 Album

Robin Thicke's sixth studio album (and fifth major label effort) Blurred Lines gave the longtime Hip Hop artist collaborator and  Star Trak Records artist his first #1. The LP features involvement from Thicke's longtime label backer Pharrell Williams, as well as other Interscope Records star producers will.i.am and Timbaland.

Both of the album's singles have featured Hip Hop acts, with the title track "Blurred Lines" featuring T.I. and its producer Pharrell, and "Give It 2 U" featuring another Interscope-backed Cali kid in Kendrick Lamar. The first boasted a N.S.F.W. video that went viral, with topless appearances by models Emily Ratajkowski, Jessi M'Bengue, and Elle Evans.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/4/2013

#1. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines - 177,000 (177,000)

#3. Jay Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail - 62,000 (797,000)

#4. Tech N9ne - Something Else - 58,000 (58,000)

#14. J. Cole - Born Sinner - 17,000 (544,000)

#16. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 17,000 (967,000)

#34. Wale - The Gifted - 10,000 (278,000)

#36. YMCMB & Friends - Rich Gang - 9,600 (33,000)

#38. Kanye West - Yeezus - 9,200 (497,000)

#64. Ace Hood - Trials & Tribulations - 6,400 (51,000)

#81. Mac Miller -  Watching Movies With The Sound Off - 5,100 (167,000)

* 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.

Will Madchild's Lawn Mower Man grab a Top 10 debut for Suburban Noize Records and the Battle Axe Warriors? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

Last Week's Album Sales.

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303 Comments

  • jimjim

    anonymous your a dum bitch straight stupid straight puss yeah i said it what

  • Anonymous

    Funny to seee these haters of macklemore. LISTEN little kiddies, if millions of people by your music. Than if you cant respect thatm you a haterrrrrrrr!

  • Anonymous

    "Anything's possible" That first album usually gives you a good idea of what's in store for that artist. Some blow up even bigger like Jay or Eminem, but it must be hard for Drake to keep crafting these songs and he's 2x platinum. Kendrick has talent, but I don't see him with enough to build a great career when it's all said and done.

    • Anonymous

      "but I don't see him with enough to build a great career when it's all said and done." Then you have shitty predictions.

  • Anonymous

    "in a time where everyone was going plat" So what? Eminem was a new artist and nothing was a guarantee.

  • Anonymous

    "arent kendrick and macklemore also successful for their time?" I've stated many times how I just don't like their music so whatever success they have to me doesn't mean that much, more so Macklemore. He's making these horrible songs that for some unknown reason a demographic of people are going ape shit over.

    • Anonymous

      Now you're being a hater. You don't have to like them, but at least respect them. "He's making these horrible songs that for some unknown reason a demographic of people are going ape shit over." His songs are not horrible.

  • Anonymous

    "defending two shit artists" I'm defending the fact for their time, they were successful. That's something your trans gender ass can't dispute even if it's killing you inside.

    • Anonymous

      Being successful doesn't mean you're good. Justin Bieber's also successful and he sucks ass.

    • Anonymous

      i dont get you man.... arent kendrick and macklemore also successful for their time? yet you wanna dispute that and say they wont be hear 5 years from now.... just like the two rappers you're now defending. you cant have it both ways

  • Anonymous

    "at least he will always be able to say he went play in 2013 when niggas was barely going gold" So now his career trumps those others? Get the fuck outta here. He barely went platinum. Eminem's 1st album with the Dre co-sign went 3x platinum.

  • Anonymous

    "You're full of hate and are just making up bullshit" His major label debut came out in 2012. We all know he'll have another one coming eventually, but to assume he's going to have this dynasty like career now. That's for fools and females to believe.

  • Anonymous

    "You can't flop independently" Tell that to anyone whose ever been on Koch.

  • Anonymous

    "And you're basing this on what, hate?" On the musical climate. His hype has died way down.

  • Anonymous

    "kendrick been rappin since 2003 thats already 10 years" I wasn't talking about his goofy indie flop, or his mixtapes. His major debut was in 2012. He won't be around five years from now.

  • Anonymous

    "Yes. They're bad" Go tell Hammer and Ice to their faces how bad they were.

  • Anonymous

    "hammer and vanilla ice sold 10 million albums too dawg. it doesnt make them good or classic" It doesn't make them bad either. Do you think you could have done what either one of those guys did, and did it well enough to get endorsements and a movie? Of course not.

  • Anonymous

    "call me back when ross sells a million (of one album) in 10 years" Kendrick won't even see 5 years in the game lol

  • bizzalls

    Damn, where's Kendrick? First time I haven't seen his numbers on here...Macklemore better not go Plat before Kendrick, but most likely will. HOW IN THE FUCK DOES MAC MILLER PUT UP NUMBERS LIKE THIS?? FOR CHRIST SAKES!

    • Anonymous

      kendrick is still on the charts hhdx only picks 5 new releases and 5 older ones each week. this the first week since his album came out in october he hasnt been on here!

  • Anonymous

    "this is exactly why no one will ever take you seriously Quoteman!" Call me when Macklemore has been on hundreds of songs like Wayne has that get fan pages devoted to listing their favorite verses. Call me back when Macklemore or Kendrick sell a mill in a week, or sell 10 million albums. You're fussin and fightin for nothing. Your rap super heroes are here today gone tomorrow.

  • Anonymous

    "LMAO are those supposed to be classic bars" Those verses are better than anything Vanilla Ice Jr, Kenwack Lamar and J. Snore will ever have.

  • Anonymous

    "well quote one then" i'm just tryna stack more funds. baby i'm a god i should walk around with nuns. but i walk around with guns. use your head or you'll walk around with none. ----------------------------------------------- Uh Oh You Did It Nah You Gotta Get It Weezy F Is In your Building I Will Step On your Buliding From the Steps Of My Building Raise Hell, Hell's Risen Call Me Young Raekwon I'm A Chef In Hell's Kitchen Flow Sweet As Devils Food I Eat Angels For Dinner ---------------------------------------------------- I am the beast Feed me rappers or feed me beats I'm untamed, I need a leash I'm insane, I need a shrink I love brain, I need a leech Why complain on easy streets? I don't even talk, I let the Visa speak and, I like my sprite easter pink And my wrist special par but the mule is cooler I have more jewels than your jeweler Touch, and I will bust your medulla That's a bullet hole, it is not a tumor

  • Anonymous

    Damn where's U-God? I guess he must have flopped pretty hard! Thats what you get for releasing your album on a sucker ass record label that rips off the fans and doesn't respond the emails asking where the products we paid for are! Checkout BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC on facebook, now with 238 followers who were all fucked over by SCAM TEMPLE MUSIC

  • Drake runs rap

    when drake drops his album and goes platinum in a week everyone else will become irrelevent drake owns this rap game

  • Anonymous

    "Which doesn't mean anything, considering it's not a hit at all" Digital downloads are hard to come by, so #11 isn't bad.

  • dentaldamboy

    Tech 9 bombed while Rick Ross gets another platinum plaque.

  • Anonymous

    "Unfortunately for them, none of the singles are blowing up" Tapout is #11 on ITunes.

  • Anonymous

    "sure i bet they dont care about album sales. if that was the case why even release it???" Up until recently Wayne was platinum. Drake is platinum. Nicki's still selling, but their bread and butter are singles. You do realize everyday people download songs that they pay for. If only one single goes 1-2x platinum they've won. That's the game. I'm not saying they wouldn't prefer every album to go gold or platinum, but in today's market, that's just not realistic.

  • Anonymous

    "everyone else did so its too late to change the rules" I've always found that suspect.

  • Anonymous

    "You get the plaque for shipping 1,000,000 copies not selling" You shouldn't get a plaque for platinum status when your album hasn't physically sold 1 million.

  • Anonymous

    "58k is more than rich gang sold, more than ace hood sold 3 weeks later LMAO" Rich Gang doesn't care about album sales. They will sit back and watch the singles blow up, thus making their money. Ace Hood has the worst fans since Ross.

  • Anonymous

    "wayne has no quotable classic verses like other great rappers do" If you dig through all those songs your bound to find a few memorable verses.

    • Anonymous

      well quote one then. i can't think of one classic Wayne verse tbh. other great rappers have classic verses that come to mind easily. Eminem - Lose Yourself Biggie - Juicy Andre 3000 - Ms. Jackson Jay-Z - 99 Problems etc.

  • Anonymous

    "250k is not a good look for a major label release from an artist who used to go plat" Agreed.

  • THA TRUTH

    Games 1st tour for jesus piece gonna be in September and he sold 250k in the U.S alone...rappers can learn a thing or two about fan loyalty from GAME...consistently make great albums and the fans will consistently buy your albums, with or without promo...

    • Anonymous

      LMAO so he gonna start the tour like 8 or 9 months after the release??? everyone already forgot about that album 250k is not a good look for a major label release from an artist who used to go plat

  • dentaldamboy

    As an accountant for young money, I can confirm that the sales for the rich gang album were actually overcounted. We have no money here. We're broke bitches. Birdbitch is selling the company to Jay z and we're all going to have to do gay porn.

    • dentaldamboy

      As an accountant for young money, I can confirm that the gay porn major movie, "Inside Wayne's Ass", is already in production. It will feature Drake licking out Tyga, and Wayne will fist himself until he orgasms like a pig. However, we are still deciding for the title. We already have 900k pre-orders for the DVD, however Nicki Minaj will not be featured, as the executive producers decided that she was a fake bitch nigga. Look out for Inside Wayne's Ass, on DVD and Bluray on September 12.

  • dentaldamboy

    As an accountant for YMCMB I can confirm that the sales for Rich Gang were underaccounted. We had already received over 900k pre-orders for the album and they will be accounted for in next weeks sales. Kanye bombed cant even hit gold. Jay-Z bombed he got outsold by a pop singer! Kendrick lamar bombed cant even hit platinum his sales have declined each week.. Wayne still outselling niggas. YMCMB have 4 albums on the billboard 200! that is why we run the industry. which other label has that many albums charting this high? and selling multi platinum records. ONLY YMCMB

  • Quin

    A Few examples of classic albums, People over 27 please feel free to add Blueprint-jay z Reasonable Doubt-jay z Black Album -jay z American G- jay z illmatic- Nas It was written- Nas Still Matic- Nas (reemergence of the dominant Nas) Criminal Minded- krs1 Paid in Full- Eric b Rakim Straight out of Compton -NWA AmeriKKKas Most Wanted -ice cube Eminem Show- eminem HarlemnWold Ma$e Biggie - both albums classic took me years to give it to L.A.D but I wanted to be sure I wasn't giving the death Nod... All eyes on me Tupac and others I donte feel like typing.... But stop the loose use of the phrase "classic albums"

    • sean

      classics WU-TANG enter the 36chambers mobb deep imfamous and hell on earth LL Cool j B.A.D Big L lifestyles of the poor and dangerous KGR road to da riches masta ace sittin on chrome these are classics , non of todays mainstream hip pop artists like lil weiner etc got RnB classics nevermind hip hop classics .

  • wolf richmond va

    thats why i dont buy nothing havent heard anything since stackbundles died all tht above shit straight garbage

    • Anonymous

      you're missin out on a lot of shit! LOL why you even on this website commenting on this article if you havent heard anything since stack bundles died, wasnt that like 6 years ago? LMAO

  • Quin

    Yo I don't normally comment, but are you Out of your F?!$ING Mind!!!!!!! Wayne has the most classics! First of all when the hell did we start counting mix tapes as classic albums. There's a difference between dropping hot verses on random beats then making songs and a complete body of work (albums)... I have been a jay z fan since before Nas change the flow of rapping with the great hip hop classic iLmatic! But I don't count all Jays albums classics. You need to understand classic albums does something big when they drop, they impact the game in big ways changing the way everybody does there craft, or pushing the hip hop genre in a greater place, or introducing a new sound and classic albums puts you in a space when your no longer competing against rappers but your competing against your own body of work. Wayne is still being compared to other rappers he' s not classic I give him one classic album at most.

    • Anonymous

      i agree, wayne has zero classics. he put in a lot of work between 2005-2008 and recorded hundred and hundreds of verses, but none of them are memorable today. wayne has no quotable classic verses like other great rappers do. lots of people heard his mixtapes, but they are average as fuck. he never dropped a classic album either. carter II is nothing compared to other great albums from that time.

  • Anonymous

    I hope all you strange music stans realise that 58k isn't really that much. Tech N9ne isn't really that popular, hate to break it to you.

    • Anonymous

      thats assuming we downloaded his album for free... and i know i didnt

    • dukenukem

      For a independent album that's alot shithead. If it wasn't for you fucks downloading albums instead of buying like good people he woulda sold double that.

    • Anonymous

      58k is more than rich gang sold, more than ace hood sold 3 weeks later LMAO! just as much as french montana sold with a platinum radio single and the whole industry featured i think 58k is pretty damn good for an indie artist

    • Anonymous

      I don't care if his not popular, because I only care about his great music. If he happens to sell almost 60k in the first week, that's just a nice bonus.

  • Dentaldamboy

    as and accountant for young money i can confirm i like drake ramming dick up my ass while sucking lil gayne's dick. we like to change positions once in a while, and then we will usually go to the studio and i usually masturbate with the microphone while i finger drake and lil gayne at the same time.

  • PAPA DOC

    lol ACE WOOD.. dude is too generic. CHANGE YOUR STYLE NIGGA, then maybe people will buy your albums.

  • PAPA DOC

    I'd eat glass and piss blood for two weeks just to have nicki fart on my face. real talk

  • One

    TECH N9NE! Congrats. Good for Robin Thicke. About time he took the charts for albums and not the single. He's probably hittin' Paula Patton from the back while singin' about his #1. He's got it too good

  • Roselle L. Livingston

    my classmate's mom makes $61 hourly on the laptop. She has been without a job for 8 months but last month her check was $15831 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Go to this web site and read more... www.Can99.com i challenge anyone to show me a hip hop artist with more classics then birdman jr.

  • IsHulle!!!

    Nice one Tech... They forgot K-Dot this week!!! WTF!!!

  • Kron

    Really...apart from weezy, ymcmb is wack ass pop-hop..lol @people thinkin drake and minaj etc is da bomb shit.... Stange got the dopest..most genius motherfuckers in the game 2day.. Tech N9ne Krizz Kaliko Stevie Stone !Mayday Kutt Calhoun Brother Lynch These Dudes Outrap Most niggas in the game.. Fuk Kanye,,Fuck Gay Z SSTTRRAANGEE

  • rasco

    Eminem - "Empowered" - 870,000 sales first week (nov 2013)

  • Eye Control

    Drake type of nigga to go to a jail and slam the soap on the shower floor. Drake the type of nigga to wave at the police. Drake the type of nigga to bring roses to a strip club. Drake's the type of nigga that reminds the teacher he has detention. Drake is the type of nigga who sets his alarm to 11:11 to make a wish. Drake the type of nigga that tell his girl before sex, "we dont have to do this. Drake the type of nigga who struggles to decide which end of the burrito to eat. Drake the type of nigga to spray cologne to air then shimmy into the mist. Drake the type of nigga to test the water with his toes before he goes in to the pool. Drake the type of nigga that plays grand theft auto without using cheat codes. Drake the type of nigga who lets a fish go after catching it. Drake is the type of nigga to fart when he's home alone and say excuse me" Drake the type of nigga to bring the teacher an apple to class. Drake the type of nigga who keeps a diary. drake the type of nigga who stops at traffic lights in GTA. Drake the type of nigga that cries after watching Titanic. Drake that type of nigga that drops the joint during a rotation. Drake the type of nigga that sucks a dick and calls the other nigga gay. Drake the type of nigga to get slapped by his girl and say, " i deserved that. Drake the type of nigga that'll have his mom pick him up from work. Drake the type of nigga to cuddle with prostitutes Drake the type of nigga to end up in the cast of Glee Drake the type of nigga to act hard with a lap dog Drake the type of nigga to braid niggas hair on the stoop Drake the type of nigga to rap using "spirit fingers". Drake the type of nigga to sleep sucking his thumb Drake the type of nigga to get shitstains in the front of his drawers. Drake the type of nigga to tonguekiss girls from ghettogaggers after filming. Drake the type of nigga to make a twerk video Drake the type of nigga to eat hotdogs with his eyes closed Drake the type of nigga to cry over a pimple Drake the type of nigga to watch tv laying on his stomach. Drake the type of nigga to skip while meanmuggin Drake the type of nigga to pillow fight dudes Drake the type of nigga to tie up the bottom of his t shirts Drake the type of nigga to get breastfed by his dad Drake the type of nigga to use a shakeweight

  • dentaldamboy

    Does Wayne have the most most hip hop classics of all time? i will try to be resonable, but damn he really had one of the greatest runs in hip hop of all time unarguable classics: tha carter 2 Tha carter 3 like father like son no ceilings da drought 3 dedication 2 the suffix arguable classics: the dedication the prefix blow lilweezyana tha carter sq4 now thats 13 projects that have stood the test of time, which is essential for a project to be considered a classic. i mean the only artist/groups that i can think of right now is atcq, the roots, and yeezus but wayne still has more classics. i challenge anyone to show me a hip hop artist with more classics then birdman jr.

    • WeezyFan

      @anonymous You just haven't listened to those tapes.

    • Anonymous

      you guys dont know what a classic is

    • WeezyFan

      Forgot to mention that Tha Carter II definitely IS a classic & Wayne's best album.

    • WeezyFan

      I wouldn't count No Ceilings, Like Father, Like Son (because of Birdman) and Tha Carter III as classics, but The Suffix, Dedication 2, Da Drought 3 and The Dedication definitely are classics. Tha Carter III would've been a classic if it had contained the songs that were originally recorderd for Tha Carter III, but sadly they got leaked. For example: Killing Me, Pray to the Lord, When They Come For Me, Gossip, I'm Me, World Of Fantasy, Light Up My (La La La), Trouble, Help, Talk It Over, Something You Forgot.....

  • SMB

    Tech N9ne is sexy! Support Gay Marriages & Marijuana!

  • sniperk

    Macklemore going plat? Not my type of rap music but good for him. I respect his work ethic...

  • ark

    I know Tech N9ne fans overdo it, but to say he's wack means you don't know shit about hip hop.

    • Anonymous

      Everything you say are lies, dentalbitch.

    • dentaldamboy

      As an accountant for YMCMB I can confirm that the sales for Rich Gang were underaccounted. We had already received over 900k pre-orders for the album and they will be accounted for in next weeks sales. Kanye bombed cant even hit gold. Jay-Z bombed he got outsold by a pop singer! Kendrick lamar bombed cant even hit platinum his sales have declined each week. Wayne still outselling niggas. YMCMB have 4 albums on the billboard 200! that is why we run the industry. which other label has that many albums charting this high? and selling multi platinum records. ONLY YMCMB

    • Anonymous

      even though you don't show any of it because you think posting "and i know a lot about hip hop" makes you an expert. Fuck outta here boy

    • Anonymous

      he's wack, and i know a lot about hip hop

  • Anonymous

    Dwamn Tech N9ne kill it One of the top lyricts of all time..

  • Anonymous

    tech dont deserve the buzz he got either does kendrick

  • Anonymous

    D12 is better than tech n9ne

  • Anonymous

    we need the eminem that was on devils night fuck tech

  • Terrence_K982

    So much respect to a real nigga .. Good shit Tech N9ne, you be grindin and shit be payin off homie

  • Anonymous

    The last 3 days he's been going HARD for his heroes, but THAT DAY, he was having this "marvelous life". Coincidence? Nope, he was HIDING. LOL

  • reu

    macklemore selling out. so poor for hiphop. such a faggot trying to sound hiphop but yet fails so hard. hiphop sux these days, if guys like macklemore can sell out.

  • Anonymous

    "yet baby kisses boys on the lips and tech isnt a fruity ass homo fake blood" No, just a bad father with a fascination for the occult. I don't care if Baby gives CPR to Ace Hood's anus. He's still more successful, and is doing all this in the mainstream instead of hiding out in the basements of America, selling T shirts to stoners, and cranking one forgettable album after another.

    • TRE

      what kind of loser calls a man hes never met a bad father? What makes you say that anyway? Tech has made numerous songs about his kids which shows they stay on his mind and he provides for them financially so if anything it would lead me to believe hes a great dad despite being on the road a lot. and why the fuck does it matter if he makes money in the mainstream or in the underground? your whole post is moronic.

  • Anonymous

    The night he got the plaque he still hadn't sold 1 million copies. This is a fraud.

  • MistaLND

    That's great for Tech N9ne....Tech got that independent game on lock.Tours non-stop, selling out merchandise left and right, having his own distribution center. Smart artist and smart business man to boot. Congrats. Keep on grindin' dude. Follow Endless Ambition Apparel on instagram. Dropping real soon. endless_ambition017#

  • Anonymous

    Lol macklemore got the biggest hip hop album of the year!!!! Accept it haters!!! Macklemore sold more albums than ur favorite rappers combined!!!! Dumb niggas

  • ads

    the guys who says hes a devil worshiper, are massive pussies who cant deal with raw stuff. fucking emotional pussies, please listen to some bieber-pop and stop destroying hiphop. tech9 = king 95% of comments complaining about devil worshipping of tech9 = fkn pussies, pls burn urselves

  • Anonymous

    "Hes been platinum for like a month or 2 now" No he hasn't. His label isn't even acknowledging it.

    • Anonymous

      sounds like his LABELS acknowledged it by giving him the fucking plaque dumbass

    • Anonymous

      "This weekend is turning out to be a very exciting one for Kendrick Lamar. On Saturday evening, the rapper, who is set to perform at the BET Awards tonight (June 30), was presented with a plaque for the Platinum certification of his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city. Following his performance at the BET Experience music festival in Los Angeles, Lamar attended an after party where Interscope Records and Top Dawg Entertainment unveiled the shiny memento."

    • Anonymous

      they did 2 months ago fool

  • FUCK THE R&B SECTION

    SO IS SECTION 80 BLACK HIPPY DOPE AS FUCK THEY JUST GOT KEEP IT HIP HOP

  • Anonymous

    SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIRST ALBUM BETTER THAN EVERY ALBUM ON THAT LIST

  • Anonymous

    "Rich Gang came out last week though lol. Tech had a much better first week than Baby and Friends" Yet Baby has a hundred million in the bank while Tech has maybe 10.

  • Kendrick

    Tech N9ne is the illest!

  • Anonymous

    LMAO @ the one hater pretending to be different people talkin shit bout Tech N9ne!

  • Anonymous

    "33k copies wont even pay for the features and beats" I suspect they'll be ok.

  • Anonymous

    Hahahaha Kendrick isn't even listed.

    • PAPA DOC

      how are you gon laugh at kendrick when he's almost plat? lil wayne and kanye are struggling to go gold in todays climate.you my friend are a hater, you find pleasure in other peoples failures.

    • Anonymous

      KENDRICK WHACK TO THEY DONT KNOW HOW TO MAKE HIP HOP

  • Anonymous

    Fuck yea Tech N9ne!

  • Anonymous

    TECH FELL OFF AFTER ALL 6'S AND 7'S EVERYTHING AFTER HAS BEEN WHACK FUCK STRANGELAND AND FUCK THE TECHNICIANS I SNAPPED MY K.O.D DVD TOUR IN HALF AND THREW MMY AUTOGRAPH IN THE GARBAGE FUCK EM

    • pickle

      at least you gave your money to tech for that stuff before you broke it HAHA FUCKING STUPID BITCH I CAN USE CAPS TOO

  • Fish

    Well, hip hop is officially over guys. Macklemore is gonna hit platinum before Kendrick. Its a sad day to be a fan of the genre. RIP Hip Hop.

  • imho

    tech 9s album is amazing

  • Ruth R. Crow

    like Helen answered I am blown away that a mother can make $5564 in four weeks on the internet. did you see this website...www.Can99.com I went and bought some Alexander Wang after i heard new slaves - goin at Ye's head right durr

  • turnup

    I can confirm as a worker for a local disposal comapny we are seeing many rich gang albums in trash bags. i can confrim.

  • Dentaldamboy

    As an accountant for young money I can confirm we actually sold zero copies of the rich gang album excluding the copies birdbitch himself bought.

  • Dentaldamboy

    even wale's wack ass sold more than that gay fucking rich gang album. RIP YMCMB

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or6aXEHG1xs

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SCtyEOJy0A

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45D55h0DGNo

  • Blaque_Ali

    Tech N9ne is caking right now. He is his own label, distribution, and merchandising, so its all money in, no money out. He's not the greatest rapper, but his business decisions are paying big time, and thats always good to see.

    • Anonymous

      better than signing a 360 deal and flopping on a major and walking away with nothing

    • Anonymous

      You do realize he splits the money with Gunn. They also have to tour 365 days a year to make those millions. I'm sure it's a good life, but all these albums still come and go.

  • Chi town Bound

    LMAO!! Can't even finish reading the whole thing after the second sentence!

  • Dentaldamboy

    As an accountant for YMCMB i can confirm that we are selling high numbers of recrods. Rich gang just went plat in its 2nd week! Ace hood about to go gold by next week. Weezy still killin em and is nearly plat also. Kendrick bombed so hard. his flop album couldnt even reach platinum and is now off the charts. tech nine flopped couldnt even crack 100k first week. gay-z cant even go plat look how many weeks its taking him, his album is bombing. Kanye flopped too that wack nigga cant even go gold

  • Anonymous

    Kanye first album that might not hit the platinum status Yeezus its time to head back to your roots buddy no more these I am God type of B.S

    • Anonymous

      He can think he's God..Thats fine and all but pick some regular soul or dope beats and go in. Something tells me he will.

  • Anonymous

    OMG J cole is really outselling Kanye wow didn't see that coming

    • Anonymous

      I co-sign the response post. We all can see Kanye pissed away this album and I'm one of the people that think its a 7/10 album. But really he obviously went out of the way to do some totally different type of material and promotion. Maybe a slight #Fail but based on the charts not totally

    • Anonymous

      Yet Cole won't sell the millions Kanye already has.

  • dentaldamboy

    Rich gang overpowered tech nine.

  • Whatever

    Great to see Tech N9ne pussing good numbers. People calling him satanic and shit clearly dont know about the english language - I dare anybody to post some "satanic"-versus he spit troughout these years? People just dont know how to relate.. And people who's saying he's only gonna push 100.000 - Haha! 100.000 sold albums independent is a whole lot better than a major artist pushing 500.000 or 2.000.000 for that sake... PS. I'm only wainting for Andre3000' solo album!

  • Anonymous

    Where's Kendrick?

    • Grandmater87

      This chart is just a selection of the top 5 current and top 5 past released... Ill try and get the whole top 200 sales for this past week! Kendrick is still there!! Don't misread this, its just the way HipHop DX gets a rise out of us, but don't worry, imma provide the proper stats! hold up g!

  • chri$

    WHERE THE FUCK IS CKMC AT???

  • dentaldamboy

    Rich Gang shits over nine's debut.

  • M

    Tech has legit rhymes and flow, but all his beats are wack

  • Don Dutch

    Haters saying kendrick won't go plat. He's right next to the finish line, release one more single and GKMC will pass 1 mill with ease.

  • Anonymous

    all of you saying tech n9ne doesnt own strange and fontana is gonna drop him are complete idiots. tech and travis oguin own strange 50/50. fontana is there distribution thats it. strange is here to stay selling way more than half the mainstream artist that dont get any of there album money. get your facts straight morons

  • Anonymous

    fuck tech he so mainstream now he fucking on xbox live

  • LOL

    "YMCMB & Friends" ...Sounds like a giant jerk off fest. Faggots

  • Anonymous

    dont support this satan rap!!!

  • guy

    macklemore / drake = bieber pop every1 in here is into bieber-pop music, sad story :(

  • ape

    Robin Thicke also had an album named "Something Else" which debuted at number 4. Now tech releases an album with the same name and same chart debut. I smell a conspiracy

  • Anonymous

    GKMC is off the charts. No platinum plaque then.

  • Anonymous

    Yeezus is going gold next week. Can't believe he even did that much with a lackluster album with no lead single or video. This dude tried to sabotage himself and still did decent.

  • Anonymous

    Haahhahahhahaahahahha @ YMCMB's flop. Finally most people realized that they make bad music.

  • emo

    macklemore is mainstream shit and radio friendly. thats why he "outsells" everybody. but that doesnt tell anything about quality. macklemore is just mediocre and average. nothing special and not hiphop with his toys'r'us instruments. even robin thickes album sounds better than macklemores... tech9 shows how decent hiphop must sound like. tech9 > all but it seems, bieber-pop has taken over and every1 is listening to drake/macklemore now.

  • Anonymous

    tech n9nes net worth is over 8 million so he aint flopped

  • Anonymous

    Truth! Tech n9ne is a satanic bitch!

  • Anonymous

    So cool to se macklemore out selling these satanists! God will always overcome the devil!

  • Anonymous

    STOP SUPPORT THE DEVIL WORSHIPPING! #BOYCOTTECHN9NE

    • jam1chicago

      would love to see some proof of this claim, dark imagery isn't any sort of valid proof, there's plenty out there who use dark imagery for film, music, and media, but do they get the same treatment you're throwing at Tech N9ne? Drop some facts if you'd like to make a valid point please

    • Anonymous

      Hi there, The Joke-rr. Now you can get the fuck out of the Internet.

  • Anonymous

    damn tech n9ne is a industry beast. kids saying he flopped are retarded. own label, own distro, in house production. hes making STUPID money. tours all year. tech n9ne is definitely more caked up than most rappers getting spins. hes eclipsed the e-40 bay area do it yourself niggas and is probably in master p territory with no signs of slowing down. hes like 40 plus yrs old still doing it. im not familiar with a lot of his newer work but obviously someone is. good look for him.

    • anonymous

      A million? Is this like what, dog year criteria? lol

    • Anonymous

      No, they didn't, bitch.

    • dentaldamboy

      Rich Gang sold over a million. OVER A MILLION.

    • Anonymous

      I guess 24k the first week then 9k the next is the new platinum. I didn't know my bad.

    • dentaldamboy

      I don't mean they curbed the grade. Im ean it sold over a million copies.

    • Anonymous

      Even they curbed the grade Rich Gang did not go plat, sorry man. Matter of fact if that was true you would've been talking about by now, you would be trying to get your black belt in bukkake from them the way you be on they dicks.

    • dentaldamboy

      What are you talking about? Rich gang went platinum 1st week. How is that a bomb?

    • ^

      Nah Lil wayne bombed hard, and 9600 for 33k total means Rich Gang bombed too that's not even 10% of Kendricks total sales and that's his debut(on a major). So if bringing Kdot slow week makes you feel better about Young Money flopping then enjoy your delusions, but they are just like G unit/Murder Inc./No limit and all those other crews nobody admits to ever liking after they fall off even tho a few years back you were prolly riding hard for them doing what you do now. lmao!!!

    • Anonymous

      You're making up more bullshit. Tech N9ne owns Strange Music and Kendrick did not bomb.

    • dentaldamboy

      I talked to Tech Nine during Tha Carter IV sessions and he said that he doesn't own the label but Fontana does. Kendrick bombed hard.

    • Anonymous

      Tech N9ne does own Strange Music, dumbass. Look it up. He can't be dropped. Also, Kendrick did not bomb, especially when his album outsold all the other albums and he's still in the Billboard 200.

    • dentaldamboy

      Tech Nine doesn't own the label. Fontana owns it and they are about to drop him. He has to pay his guests and producers. Also, K Dot bombed hard as he did not even make it to this week's charts.

    • DeezNUTZ

      Don't forget merchandising....Self-made millionaire

  • Anonymous

    Tech N9ne is the only one on this list that doesn't have a song on the radio. He still sold 58k his first week, independent, can't hate on that.

  • skinny jeans lol

    all you fuckers flopped. Wack generation lmao

  • dentaldamboy

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!! Tech Nine bombed selling less than wayne. His label about to drop him and YMCMB stays winning.

    • imho

      tech 9 pays noone.. drake pays wayne and baby and prob mack maine..so 58k in sales = 150k for drake to make the same amount of money..

    • Anonymous

      idk why you keep humoring this kid. Stop replying and he'll leave his room and go outside for once

    • dentaldamboy

      58k copies is a bomb considering macklemore outsold him. Rich Gang sold a million 1st week.

    • Nate

      He bombed? He debuted at number 4 with no radio play. He's an independent artist. And in his first week he out sold what that Rich Gang shit has sold collectively. Is math really that hard for you?

    • dentaldamboy

      Fontana can drop strange music. 58k is terrible Rich Gang went platinum 1st week, ace hood went gold, Montana is at 2x platinum, and tyga is at 2x platinum as well.

    • fatboyrule

      Don't feed the trolls.

    • Anonymous

      You're making up more bullshit. Tech N9ne owns Strange Music, HE CAN'T BE DROPPED!! 58k is great for any independent artist. He's in charge of everything and tours all year. He outsold Flop Gang (24k), Ace Wood (32k), Flop Montana (49k), and Tyga Woods (50k).

    • dentaldamboy

      Fontana is going to drop Tech Nine's ass and he will have to find a new label. 58k copies is terrible for any artist. He has to pay all the expenses. Rich Gang, Ace Hood, French Montana and Tyga all sold more copies than he has.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, you're stupid. Tech N9ne does own Strange Music. He can't be dropped. 58k is great, especially since he's an independent artist. He keeps all the money he makes. Something Else outsold Flop Gang, Ace Wood, Flop Montana, and Tyga Woods.

    • dentaldamboy

      Tech Nine doesn't own the label, that's lies from tech nine. Fontana owns it and can drop tech nine at any time. 58k copies is terrible and he has to pay a hefty distribution fee to fontana and his producers get paid as well. It sold less than Wayne, 2 Chainz, Rich Gang, and Ace Platinum.

    • WACKTOSE INTOLERANT

      An independent artist on his own label with no radio play and no marketing selling 58K the first is considered flopping? Go sit down and STFU, d*ckrider!

    • OoNO

      Nah Homie thats his own label! He aint flop you crazy. It's independent money! No middle man.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, you're retarded. Tech N9ne did not flop; he's a independent artist. Him selling 58k is good. Also, he can't get dropped from his label because he OWNS it. YMCMB are losing, not winning.

  • Against all

    Tech 9 outselling y'all fav major label rappers smh

  • Anonymous

    Look at jay-z sales this week compared to Kanye! what a difference

  • Come On

    Kanye is going to gold next week Finally its such a good album I dissapointed but some ppls reaction to it tho, gold nowadays is still a success, although his Platinum album streak in north america looks like its over. unfourtunatley, whatever still the greatest right now and my Favorite all-time in IMO.

  • Anonymous

    ace hood flop French flop tya flop wayne trash music khaled flop rich gang flop

    • Anonymous

      this is the first week since GKMC released in october that he hasnt been on here! i would guess he sold around 5k this week and should cross the million mark by the end of the month

  • Anonymous

    roc nation>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>young money

  • Anonymous

    jay z gonna go plat twice for you haters

  • tha OG

    J.cole best album of 2013

  • Anonymous

    Rich Gang bombed hard!!!! Thats embarassing

  • Anonymous

    DaVinchee X is coming

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