Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 12/15/2013

Beyonce's self-titled album hits #1, R. Kelly's "Black Panties" enters the Top 5 & Childish Gambino's "because the internet" hits the Top 10.

After releasing a surprising self-titled visual album, Beyonce stole the show. Without warning, Bey took the top slot this week, while R. Kelly and Childish Gambino debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart with Black Panties and because the internet, respectively. 

Beyonce's Record-Breaking Self-Titled Album Hits #1

It appears Beyonce's decision to drop an unexpected album on Friday (December 13) without pre-release promotion is paying off for the singer. Her self-titled visual album iTunes exclusive may not have had a full week to chart, but the project still managed to find its way to the top of this week's list. The album sold more than 600,000 units this week, her highest first-week sales of all time. This total beats her previous best, which she earned in 2006, when B'day sold approximately 541,000 units in its first week. Beyonce also became the fastest-selling project to debut on iTunes. Beyonce was released as a visual album, featuring 14 selections and 17 videos. The project is being sold for $15.99. Songs are not scheduled to be available for individual purchase until December 20. Along with the album, Beyonce also released a two-part art feature this week

R. Kelly's Black Panties Lands In The Top 5

R. Kelly's Black Panties debuted this week at #4. The project sold more than 133,000 units in its first week. To promote his album, Kelly also did an interview with CRWN Presented By MySpace. During the interview, Kelly said that he worked on more than 300 songs for this album, a project he considers a classic. “I think it’s explicit classic," R. Kelly said. "You know, it’s sexual classy...I think it’s an album that’s gon’ be around for a while. Just like 12 Play. It’s forever. So, that’s what I’m expecting Black Panties to be. Just as long as women are gonna be wearing black panties, Black Panties will be around." 

Childish Gambino's because the internet Breaks Into Top 10

Childish Gambino's because the internet debuted on the chart this week at #7. The album sold more than 96,000 copies in its first week, allowing it to surpass Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which sold approximately 83,000 copies this week, its sixth week of availability. Gambino, who also writes, acts and does comedy, recently spoke about his various talents and his take on rappers being labeled. “Rappers don’t want to be rappers," he said. "They don't. It’s true. Every rapper I talk to says they want to do this or that. They're usually artists who want to do a bunch of stuff. I don’t think any rapper wants to be just a rapper.”

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 12/8/2013  

#1. Beyonce - Beyonce - 617,000 (617,000)

#4. R. Kelly - Black Panties - 134,000 (134,000)

#7. Childish Gambino - because the internet - 96,000 (96,000)

#8. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 83,000 (1,490,000)

#24. Drake - Nothing Was The Same - 28,000 (1,259,000)

#27. Justin Timberlake - 20/20 Experience Complete - 24,000 (681,000)

#66. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 11,000 (1,193,000)

#76. Yo Gotti - I Am - 10,000 (89,000) 

#94. Justin Timberlake - 20/20 Experience - 8,900 (2,390,000)

#107. 2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime - 7,900 (203,000)

#155. Jay Z - Magna Carta...Holy Grail - 6,000 (1,083,000)

#191. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city - 5,000 (1,109,000)

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

Will Beyonce remain at the top of the charts next week? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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Hip Hop Album Sales Week Of: 12/15/2013

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  • Anonymous

    B.o.B is about to flop selling 35-40K 1st week.

  • Anonymous

    Niggaz are upset that when they order Good Kid on Amazon, they send them Drake's album instead.

  • Anonymous

    "fuck is you doin in the mens room at Wal-Mart Quoteman?" Lay off the crack, shit head. And hire some new writers cause nobody even mentioned Walmart.

  • Anonymous

    Kenny Powers sounds like a little bitch made faggot.

  • Anonymous

    How much has Webbie's album sold?

  • Anonymous

    Childish Gambino sold more than Game;s Jesus Piece first week thats jokes!

  • Anonymous

    lil wayne can even sell a mil.thats the reason drake dont put none of them on his album

  • Anonymous

    em n drake killing them after dat everyone else flop

  • Anonymous

    im not gay so i wont listen to gambino

  • Word!!!

    Impressive numbers from Gambino though, you realize that's more than both Big Sean and 2 Chainz.

    • Dr Kavokian

      I agree G.O.O.D Music & Def Jam really need to work themselves out internally .........2 Chainz is gonna flop i hope he sells half his last album (250k) & Big Sean Realised his album in the wrong way and it was not hyped up. On The Bright Side,Yo Gotti Doing good numbers and very good investment and i m sure Epic is gonna be laughin to the bank

    • Anonymous

      Nore than DJ Khaled and Rich Gang first week put together

    • Anonymous

      Thats more than Pusha T and French Montana also.

  • Gregg

    I love Drake & Penis, they go so well together, does anyone agree?

  • Anonymous

    She sure is pretty now that she is a white.

  • Anonymous

    who is Brutha Dee?

  • OldHead

    Where are e-40's numbers? He put out 3 albums last week.

  • TheTruth

    People still talking about white vs black like that is a factor in record sales. People buy records if they can relate to it. Problem with the internet, is that it gave people who aren't shit to give an opinion. Basically what I am saying is, somebody in school who is failing all his classes or gets 50's and 60's ain't going to go to someone who gets 90's or full marks and 'school' him. With the internet now, you find that most people with an opinion are those who weren't shit in school, college or university and had no one listen to there opinions, come on here or any other social platform and try to 'school' us. Thing is if the masses aren't fucking with it, it's MOST PROBABLY cause it's 'wack'. So if you come on here and think that gangster shit is cool in 2013, you either are trapped in the ghetto or you are somebody who just watches this shit on YouTube. Most people who grow up in the the ghetto, are trying to get out and find a means of doing that. Whether it is selling crack, rapping, playing ball etc etc, they are only doing that because that is the way to get out of poverty. The people who have shit like a basic education, food on the table and all the basic necessities yet are still trying to do shit that doesn't apply to them are simply just lost and need saving.

    • Anonymous

      we could make the same comparison about the rap game and how anyone can be a rapper these with their laptop and the internet. even cats with basic ass skills and piss poor lyrics. a lot of these niccas dont deserve their spots

  • Big Dick Titus

    Yo thats funny but racist

  • The REAL Rik Rozz

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    • Don Dutch

      Yo that eminem christmas carol was fuckin lame. Get some better material shit for brains

    • Anonymous

      i also dont know anyone who eats raw steaks, white or black

    • Anonymous

      im white and dont know what butter milk is.. sounds like something you would use for baking...

    • Anonymous

      "Its not racist, he didnt include watermelon" Its a stereotype that all black people in America eat and drink is Kool Aid and chicken which is why the white person who created that list included chicken twice and also Kool Aid. The stereotype for white people is that they all eat Hot dogs and drink Butter Milk.

    • Anonymous

      Racism is a part of being white. *Christmas Carulz Wit Eminem* Emeinem On teh eiht day of chrismaz mi tru luv gave to me... 8 beef jerkeys 7 cupz of Buttermilk 6 hot dogs 5 salty Kkrackers 4 Canadian bacons 3 raw steaks 2 Vanilla shakez and a cup of Mayonaisse Yeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaw!!! Comment If You Are Trailer Trash

    • Anonymous

      Its not racist, he didnt include watermelon

  • The REAL Rik Rozz

    INSPIRASHUNAL QUOTEZ: "Free my niggas!" - Abraham Lincoln 1863 Comment If You Are Inspired As Fuck.

  • The REAL Rik Rozz

    BASED ON A TRU STORI: *2 Chainz walks out the house* 2chainz: am redy to go to teh stoodio Drake: wat is dat? 2chainz: wut? Drake: u are wearin 3 chanez 2chainz: fuk *walks back into the house*

  • Anonymous

    west coast aint as popular as it used to be plus drake is from canada repping the south... revenue from so many slaves... he even got some of waynes demographic

  • Anonymous

    I'm Quote-man and I'm like getting fucked in the ass by giant dicks.

  • SJ

    Agree with the dude below mmlp2 wont even top relapse numbers

  • Anonymous

    "Your comment means nothing, Quote-man" Then why did you respond, half a man?

  • Anonymous

    "Kendrick will also never see the set of a canadian teen drama series" That's cause no TV set will have him.

  • Anonymous

    "Niggaz are also mad that every time they go to Target to buy Drake's album, they find it in the perfume section" Even more niggaz are mad that every time they go to Target to buy Kendrick albums, they find them in the men's room being used as urinal mints.

  • d and k

    i like drake and kendrick but you dickriders need to fall back. They are both doing their thangs but drake is popping right now with a nice album. Drake is better than kendrick but kendrick is catching up

    • Anonymous

      "Drake is better than kendrick" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    That new Childish Gambino album is dope. Very slept-on.

  • dentaldamboy

    As a young money groupie bitch with no accounting skills, I can confirm that beyonce is a better artist than anyone on young money. This is because birdbitch has to buy all of the young money albums because they are terrible trash.

  • wow

    eminems album isnt even goin to beat the relapse sales which did under 3 milli

  • bswag

    Damn , Drake killed Jay-Z ! Men lie women lie, numbers dont.

  • OVO overdose

    dunno why so much people hate on drake claiming he makes pop when he clearly makes hiphop and r n b. Not drakes fault that he can make more songs that appeal to the masses than most other rappers. Drake consistently releases quality music which is why he will end up being an all time great. Kendrick still has a long way to go before he can reach drakes level.

  • Rodney King's Ghost

    Can't we all just get along?

  • Cool:

    My Favorite HHDX trolls: 1. Rick Ross (Bawse) 2. Ja Rule Army 3. Gucci. 4. Brutha Dee 5. Dentaldamboy

  • Anonymous

    "How would you know the race of a singer if you don't even know what they look like? No one even cares about them, they just care about the music and the rhymes. You're making a big deal outta nothing. Get some therapy." The white that made this comment is ignorant, he says he cant tell the difference between a white singer and a Black one. LOL how many people heard Taylor Swift on the radio and thought she was Black? GTFOH.

    • Anonymous

      The one poster I dunno is she a troll or just a thirsty chick with jungle fever?

    • Anonymous

      Who, BruthaDee?

    • Fuck ya moms

      Comments like this is the reason why niggas like BruthaDee never prosper in life.

    • Anonymous

      Way to stereotype everyone, BruthaDee. You've made yourself an even bigger racist than you are. Why don't you stop lying about everything and get a life?

    • Anonymous

      Your white opinion is welcome I am not biased towards white opinions. Dr Dre is a liar, when I first heard "My Name Is" I knew immediately that Emenim was white and any trained ear would be able to tell...Paul Wall may be a little more difficult. Everyone on earth has a different voice but due to culture, region and country you can most times tell where a person is from, what sex they are and at times even ascertain their age. Most African American people have a distinct rhythm in their speech irregardless of region white speech is dry and rhythmless, we say doo-doo you say poop we say titties you say boobs, we put rhythm in names like Ray Ray, JoJo, and DeeDee, you use rhythmless names like Hal, you call your mothers MOM, we say Mama. That rhythm in our talk is also in our walk.

    • Anonymous

      When people first heard Darius Rucker, people thought he was white.

    • Anonymous

      And how would you know if someone's white by their comments? Not every black person has the same voice and not every white person has the same voice. There was people who heard Robin Thicke on the radio and thought he was black. Hell, when Dr. Dre first heard Eminem, he thought he was black. You can't always tell a person's race by their voice. You just continue spreading ignorance.

  • DNA_LEVEL_C

    There's a lot of trash talk on here from people who can't even come up with a screen name.

  • Anonymous

    I'm pretty sure that all of these artists don't care about appealing to anyone, they just care about making the music they wanna put out and make money.

  • Anonymous

    "Drake is a pop artist, so of course he'll sell more" Yet he raps on every song. Go figure.

  • Anonymous

    All of these race wars accomplish nothing. White people make up a majority of hip-hop's audience. They're the majority who buys albums/singles, go to hip-hop concerts, and purchase merchandise. If your favorite rapper is successful, you can thank a white person.

    • ^

      And this is a good example of a bunch of bullshit from BruthaDee.

    • Anonymous

      The Race War has been going on for centuries and I give you whites credit for being in the lead. Yeah white folk are the majority buyers of HipHop I dont think Emenim would have multiple diamond selling albums if they werent. LOL Most movies and nowadays many sitcoms include a token black, you know the one Black guy/gal in a sea of white faces...think Mike Epps in The Hangover or Tracy Morgan on 3rd Rock ;).....well the reason why they do that is strategic = they want Black viewers. The same formula exists in HipHop, if the majority of consumers who buy rap CDs are white then how can you appeal to them and get their attention and get their support? Add a token. ...throw that token white on your rap CD, it gives the whites an extra incentative to support you and feel like they are a part of the music and the movement and the "experience". Record execs are shrewd businessmen.

  • Eric Castillo

    til I looked at the receipt of $8355, I didn't believe ...that...my mom in-law could realie taking home money parttime from their laptop.. there neighbour has been doing this 4 only about seventeen months and resantly repayed the dept on their home and bought a new Mazda. you can find out more... www.FB39.com This is typical DX playing safe giving Lamar mc of the year. Dx knows giving Eminem will explode their site with haters.

  • Brother Mouzone

    You Drake fans make me wanna vomit sometimes, he is not the messiah, he is simply a talented rap/singer who has remarkable production from his Lebanese partner. Kendrick has lived the African-American experience so I want to hear his story not so much the Canadian Mullatto Jew who croons on tracks all day. The comparisons are unfair.

  • Anonymous

    The comments section contains some of the lowest forms of humanity.

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick makes music for white girls that go to Beiber concerts

  • Conrad Murry

    Kendrick makes music for black dudes that wear Vans and eat beef jerkey nuggets

    • Anonymous

      Hipster hippie rode dr dreas coattails just like Game and when he leaves dre he is gonna fall off just like Game and he will be replaced by a real nigga from the west like nipsey or skeme.

    • ^

      You can't be serious. Hits doesn't make you a good artist and Drake can't sing either. There's nothing irritating about Kendrick's voice. You just have insecurity issues. Drake makes radio-friendly pop music, so of course more people will hear it, doesn't make it good. And no, Kendrick attracts hip-hop fans, period.

    • Anonymous

      Dont let the hype and sales fool you, Kendrick cant make club hits like Drake and he cant sing, he just has an irritating voice that people like because it sounds so strange. Drake will always be the bigger artist because his music touches more people while Kendrick only attracts pre teens and old hipsters.

    • Anonymous

      no, but drake had lil wayne holding his hand..

    • Anonymous

      "go ahead and stan for your hippie lover you shitheel." I can say the same for you while you're stanning a sensitive Canadian R&B singer.

    • Anonymous

      Nope. Hip-hop. Drake's the overrated bum, not Kendrick. Hits don't make you a better artist, having good music does and Kendrick obviously has better music. BTW, Kendrick wasn't holding anybody's hand. All Dre did was sign him to his label, executive-produced, and have a guest feature. By your logic, Drake had Wayne and Birdman hold his hand.

    • Conrad Murry

      Hipster Hop you means? Kendick Lame-ar is a overhyped bum, Drake has more hits and he didnt have dr drea holding his hang go ahead and stan for your hippie lover you shitheel.

    • Anonymous

      No, that's Drake. Kendrick makes music for real hip-hop fans.

  • Salamander Feind

    Drake seems like the type of guy to chase Black women, Kendrick seems like the type to chase white girls.

  • Anonymous

    K. dot is a homersaxual a dude on here called him hipster friendly and that is exactly what that turd is

  • Your Black Hero

    Ayo if you give me 499 shout outs I wll respond to you once on the 500th and then we start over.

  • Drizzo

    Beyonce's album was only successful because of drake and they can't but the song seperately so they have to purchase the entire album.

    • Anonymous

      That's not what I meant. I meant that because it's Beyonce, the album will be successful. She's one of the biggest artists in the world and has one of the largest fanbases ever. So, of course, Beyonce's fans bought them.

    • Drizzo

      "Beyonce's album was successful because of Beyonce herself" Oh so you're saying beyonce bought most of the albums herself? Cool, nice to know. And if that's a lie, you told it yourself.

    • Anonymous

      No. Beyonce's album was successful because of Beyonce herself. It would've been successful without Drake.

  • drake runs rap

    drake shits on kendrick fagmar. 1 platinum album and you dickriders think hes a legend lmao what a joke. Drake has 1 double platinum and 2 platinums. DRAKKE RUNS THIS RAP SHIT NUMBERS PROVE IT LEARN TO ACCEPT THE REALITY YOU NERDS.

    • drake runs rap

      DISREGARD ALL THIS, I SUCK COCKS

    • Anonymous

      There's nothing pop about Kendrick's music.

    • ^

      dentalbitch, none of that is fact. Drake is pop/R&B, Kendrick is hip-hop. Kendrick also shows emotion, just not bitchmade shit like Drake.

    • ^

      No matter what your opinion on drake or kendrick is, its a fact that drake is hiphop/RB. No pop at all. K Dot is more pop than Drake. Drake, unlike most rappers, is a human. That's why he shows emotion. Your hero K Dot doesn't really.

    • Anonymous

      Sales only prove popularity, not quality. Drake is a pop artist, so of course he'll sell more. That doesn't make his music good because Kendrick has better music than Drake.

  • Anonymous

    I'm BruthaDee and I'm a hoe.

  • Anonymous

    To add on to the debate about which album was more "Black" for lack of a better word I would say Drakes. Drakes had one white features on his album. Kendrick had 9 white features on his album with Anna Wise on 5 songs and JMSN on 4 songs.

    • Anonymous

      How would you know the race of a singer if you don't even know what they look like? No one even cares about them, they just care about the music and the rhymes. You're making a big deal outta nothing. Get some therapy.

    • Anonymous

      Hey slowpoke, why do people add ingredients to a hamburger? Why do people add different sounds to a song? McDonalds French fries have sugar on them but most people dont know the ingredients they just know it tastes good to their tounge....and if the voice of a white pop chick sounds good to your ear when I add it to a song I aint mad and I dont have to tell you the ingredients as long as it tastes good to your ear. Im going to cater to your ear with the sweet melody of a white womans voice, the first voice you heard as a child and you are gonna love it and you might not know why.

    • Anonymous

      "you cannot deny that the 9 vocal contributions by the whites greatly outnumbered any vocal contributions by black artists which is why whites love this album more than any other album by a Black yet they dont know why." that comment made no sense whatsoever.. first off, nobody would know who contributed what to the album until they bought it or looked up the info online.. second, the singles for gkmc didn't feature any white people.. third, anna wise is the only one with a credit on the track listing, which is what most people look at anyway.. fourth, i doubt that white people only like the album just because white artists supposedly contributed more vocals than black artists (which is a stupid reason).. maybe they just like the album and enjoy it?..

    • Anonymous

      "oh, my god. theres white peeple on a rap album. i cant lissen 2 dis anymore" ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This is what you sound like right now.

    • Anonymous

      Are you stupid? There's more black artists on GKMC than white artists. And every race likes GKMC, not just white people. Why do you think it has so much critical acclaim? Besides, like the guy said, who cares how many white people are on the album? Just enjoy the fucking music.

    • Anonymous

      "Which is outnumbered by the times that black artists contribute." Well duh it is a Black artform but friend you cannot deny that the 9 vocal contributions by the whites greatly outnumbered any vocal contributions by black artists which is why whites love this album more than any other album by a Black yet they dont know why.

    • Anonymous

      why does it matter anyway?.. they aren't credited 9 times on the back of the album cover, only as bg vocals in the booklet.. and again, most of them are hardly noticeable.. stop complaining about who had more white features than the other, just listen to the music..

    • Anonymous

      When he said 9 white features he probably means the 9 times that white artists contributed vocals to the songs.

    • Anonymous

      Which is outnumbered by the times that black artists contribute.

    • Anonymous

      lol, this fool said nine white features and only lists two artists.. and on most of those tracks, they provide background vocals that are hardly noticeable.. try again..

    • Anonymous

      Badu is an R&B artist. Just because certain music appeals to different races doesn't mean that everyone can't get into it. I know a lot of black people who are country music fans and I know white people who are into R&B/soul music. Music can't be segregated.

    • Anonymous

      "Taylor's a country/pop artist, Badu's an R&B artist, so of course they're different." They appeal to two vastly different audiences and Badu is not R&B she is Soul, it is a fact that certain music appeals to some races more than others.

    • Anonymous

      Taylor's a country/pop artist, Badu's an R&B artist, so of course they're different.

    • Anonymous

      "what makes something black" Simple: we can both agree that there is a difference between Taylor Swifts music and Erykah Badus.

    • Anonymous

      What makes something "black"

    • Anonymous

      BruthaDee still going on about kendrick's "white features"

    • Anonymous

      Wrong. Kendrick's album was more black. His album was West Coast hip-hop while Drake's was R&B pop rap.

  • The REAL Rik Rozz

    *Chief Keef makes music for...* Chief Keef makes music for niggas who order big macs at burger king.

  • Nergo Tha God

    Peace, my nigg*s. The god Negro gonna spit some knowledge on yall uneducated nigg*s. The nigga YG is correct, nigg*. African nigg*s don't call they selves Africans, they call each other Indian or brown, nigg*. And because the European man stole us from our huts, nigg*, we have to thank the white man for helping to introduce the word nigg* into the modern African American lexicon, my nigg*. That's right. Because of the negative connotation of the word nigg**, which is already an offensive term in and of itself, the word has gone on to evolve into a term of endearment among black folks, nigg*. Alright that's my time and I hope y'all niggas enjoyed this history lesson, nigg**. Peace and god bless, nigg**. Nig**.

  • Anonymous

    Drake is more Black than Kendrick.

  • youngsta

    drake took a look at his wrist. it was already platinum.

  • Jackpot

    LOL, while you niglets argue about Drake, Kendrick and Eminem like bitches, Chingy is chilling in St. Louis raking in mad dough from his 2x diamond selling album, Jackpot. Jackpot is the highest selling rap album of all time. 2014 is Chingy's year. #FullDekk

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick album still selling 14 months later.... do you guys think NWTS will still be on here this time next year? Not very likely!

  • Marta Prince

    just before I saw the bank draft ov $8616, I did not believe that my father in law woz like they say actualey erning money part-time on their laptop.. there sisters neighbour started doing this for under 22 months and just now paid the debts on their condo and bourt themselves a Volkswagen Golf GTI. check my source... www.Tec80.com he might cry about it and possibly threaten you with violence for not feeling his estrogen jams for the ladies.

  • Papi Aubrey

    Drake had more disadvantages to overcome to become a famous rapper. Drake is from Canada while every other big rapper is from America so Drake didnt have the advantages of Kendrick. Plus Kendrick has violence and misogeny in his music to help sell more while Drake raps about topics that real people experience.

    • Anonymous

      Kendrick also raps about things real people experience. He ain't bragging about money, bitches, drugs, and materialistic crap.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, because going through girls' purses/phones, catching bodies, and texting another man's girl are such real life experiences, not dealing with alcohol, telling people not to kill your vibe, and talking about things that go on in your city.

    • Anonymous

      You're wrong, Drake stan.

  • Anonymous

    I agree to a degree, Drake is mixed-breed and hes from out the States but unlike Kendrick Lamar he didnt use Caucasian pop musicians as features to appease the hipster community.

  • Anonymous

    Drake sells more than your favorite rapper and he didnt put white crossover people on his CD and now the Kendrick Lamar nutryders are butthurt.

    • Anonymous

      BruthaDee is a sad individual. He just admitted to being a piece of shit human being.

    • Anonymous

      its not even the same white kid! im not trolling you today bruh

    • ^

      BruthaDee talking the 3rd person, everyone.

    • Anonymous

      You really get under that white kids skin, 95% of his posts are about you yet I have never seen a post were you address him directly or even respond to his posts, Im beginning to believe that you are the same person because it is so strange.

    • Anonymous

      Did this nigga just compare himself to great civil-rights leaders? BruthaDee, you're nothing like them at all. They fought for a worthy cause, you're just an old racist troll on the internet bitching about white people and your favorite artists getting shitted on.

    • Anonymous

      BruthaDee, get a life instead of spreading racist, hate-filled lies.

    • Anonymous

      Some whites will call my observation and opinion "racist" which gives me great satisfaction. Some of the greatest Black men in history were called "racist", men like Garvey, Malcolm X, MLk, Farrkhan and even Jesse Jackson were called racist so ai take great pride in being labeled a racist. My insight into industry politics and cross marketing isn't some conspiracy theory or some imaginary scenario, it's the actual factual mechanisms of the HipHop music industry. In the very near future there won't be any rap album that doesn't fit the formula that I described because as of 2013 there are only a few albums on the majors that don't.

    • Anonymous

      I'm not even gonna read that racist shit BruthaDee. I glanced at it and saw Skylar Grays name so I already know what to expect.... LOL you sound like a fucking brokeen record mane...

    • Anonymous

      "what does skin color have to do with anything unless you're a bitter old racist faggot who's completely out of touch with hip-hop in 2013" @Anonymous Skin color from a marketing perspective has everything to do with everything. Don't be childish with a juvenile perspective, think like an adult with some insight and intelligence. When A&Rs sit in their boardroom and discuss a marketing strategy to sell an album one of the components they discuss is how to draw interest from what's known as the "buying demographic", The buying demographic is just a fancy phrase to describe the consumers who buy the majority of Rap CDs and these consumers based on research are primarily white males between the ages of 14-25....(have you have ever seen the crowd at a Wiz Khalifah concert? Fascinating.) So if 80% of the people who buy rap albums are white should you be surprised that Emenim, the Beastie Boys and Vanilla Ice have at least 1 album that has sold over 7 million copies by itself? .....should you be surprised that Macelmore is dominating the HipHop charts in 2013? SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?? It means that the greedy record labels who are all about making money intentionally cater to the "buying demographic" and use cross-marketing to generate more interest from the POP(ular) crowd, the buying crowd the white crowd. So yeah let's put Skylar Grey on the album or Justin Timberlake on the lead single, throw Amber Coffman on ya CD, or maybe Skrillex.... There is nothing wrong with this formula from a business standpoint and in fact it's smart business but from a HipHop perspective my opinion is that it dilutes the culture and gives albums a contrived feel. So yeah just ask an adult or your parents about the intricate nature of promotions and marketing in regards to demographics.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, because songs like m.A.A.d city, Compton, Money Trees, Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe are SUCH hipster songs.

    • Anonymous

      what does skin color have to do with anything unless you're a bitter old racist faggot who's completely out of touch with hip-hop in 2013

    • Anonymous

      was the whole album basically co-produced by a white jew boy?

    • Anonymous

      Yes Drake makes Black music because his Dad is a Black musician, Kendrick makes hipster music because his Dad was a drug addict.

    • Anonymous

      That's not true.

  • Anonymous

    Why do sales even matter? All it does is confirm the extent of your mainstream value. Doesn't prove the quality of your music, just the size of your fanbase.

  • Bizzalls

    Someone explain this to me. Childish Gambino has a little over 400 thousand Likes on Facebook. Hopsin has 1.5 MILLION Likes on Facebook. So, how does Gambino sell 96,000 and Hopsin only sells like 16,000? The only thing I can think is that Hopsin and his completely independent Funk Volume label, UNDERSHIPPED the album, and had problems getting it in stores. Actually, I know for a fact they had problems with getting it into stores, because I didn't see it in stores until 3 weeks AFTER it came out on iTunes. Hopsin shoulda sold WAAAAYYYYYY more.

  • Anonymous

    So happy Beyonce is white now, she definitely looks better as white

  • youngsta

    I am a delusional faggot. I say the most retarded things like "Drake sold more than Beyonce first week." I realize how dumb that is, because Beyonce didn't even promote her album, she simply just put it out with NOBODY knowing and it STILL sold just about as much as Drake's album. I am a complete idiot and I'm sorry for continuously annoying you guys.

  • Anonymous

    "Ross hasnt moved 600k in 1.6 years... His run is just about over" You were saying that two albums ago lol 500k. 600k. Who cares? Point is, all he needs to do is go gold and he'll return again just to torment your life and expectations.

  • Anonymous

    "If they had gotten proper releases" I'm 100% sure outselling Drake wasn't high on their priority list, Chris.

  • Anonymous

    "Niggas is just mad there wasn't a new Spongebob or Barbie game coming out when Drake wanted to release his album" Niggaz are also mad that every time they go to Target to buy Good Kid, they find it in the tampon section.

  • Anonymous

    "he said the same thing when he pushed back GFID and it was far from classic" It had more replay value than Life is Good. That shit was boring.

  • Anonymous

    What are the projections for B.o.B's new joint?do people actually listen to that guy?can't stand him

  • Anonymous

    Childish Gambino doing better than DJ khaled & MMG hahahaha

  • youngsta

    old ass beyonc's album sales are still a fail when compared to drake's opening sales. all that shit about no promo, surprise album dropping and record-breaking sales don't mean shit. she's trying to cheat just like her old ass camel husband. meanwhile drake continues to sell with quality music while eminem releases pop singles with him screaming all over them. truth hurts y'all. drake owns these old ass hoes. #NWTS #OVO

  • Anonymous

    "Eminem surpassed anything Drake has ever done" He's surpassed most everybody. Take Care still went 2x platinum. Kendrick will never see that lol

  • Anonymous

    Street King Immortal

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if beyonce is going to bleach her butthole too, sure do hope so

  • Anonymous

    Where the heck is Street King Immortal!!!! Fuck Interscope records!

  • Anonymous

    Dang,mad rake still doing numbers. Checkout thegrandreport, they got some good hip hop and viral videos on there

  • Champagne Papi Life

    Mr. and Mrs. Carter used cheap stunts and gimmicks and Drake still debuted with more units sold. I'm glad to see quality wins out over cheap gimmicks sometimes. Although J and B didn't have their albums packaged with one of the most popular video games and didn't have a deal with ABC's College Gameday like Eminem who is the biggest corporate puppet of all. There's a reason why Drake's Nothing Was the Same appears on far more album of year lists than Jay, Beyonce and Eminem, it's because Drake is a vastly superior artist.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how much Mastermind will sell this week... I'm guessing 160-180k first week. we shall see..

  • Anonymous

    Yo gotti has the street album of the year it goes hard

  • Anonymous

    "Will Eminem remain at the top of the Rap charts next week?" Stupid question. Why be a king when you can be a god?

  • Anonymous

    Fuck anyone who supported that dirty old pedophile R Kelly.!! "According to DeRogatis, there were numerous videotapes of what appeared to be R. Kelly having sexual intercourse with dozens of underaged girls."

  • Anonymous

    How is 2 chainz selling more than Jay-Z last week?

  • Anonymous

    So happy Bayonce decided to go white, she looks much better as a white person.

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