E-40 unleashes his latest music video for the single Ripped featuring Lil Jon. This will appear on E-40 upcoming albums The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 4, 5 & 6, which is dropping later on this year.
Elliott Wilson is back and takes to the streets of New York City to kick off the third season of The Truth. This week Elliot speaks on Kanye West’s Yeezus vs. J.Cole’s Born Sinner.
Wale is back with this latest single called Clappers featuring Nicki Minaj and Juicy J. This is yet another joint that will be featured on Wale album The Gifted, which is due in stores and iTunes on June 25th.
Prodigy drops off the official video for Dough Pildin produced by The Alchemist directed by DBC. This is taken from Prodigy and Alchemist’s album titled Albert Einstein, which is out now on iTunes.
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According to early sales forecasts from industry sources, “Yeezus” might sell 500,000 copies in its first week. Behind him will likely be “Born Sinner” with perhaps 150,000 to 200,000. “Watching Movies With the Sound Off” could sell as much as 100,000.
If West and Cole both sell over 100,000 — which seems a sure thing — it will mark the first time two rap albums have debuted with more than 100,000 in the same week since November of 2010. That Thanksgiving, West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” started with 496,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday” bowed with 375,000. The two albums started at Nos. 1 and 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, respectively.
With Miller also in the mix, things get even more interesting. While a 100,000 start for his album isn’t necessarily a lock, if it does more more than 100,000, that would give us three 100,000-plus rap debuts in a week. We haven’t had that happen since way back in November of 2006. That Thanksgiving week saw the release of Jay-Z’s “Kingdom Come” (680,000), Snoop Dogg’s “Tha Blue Carpet Treatment” (264,000) and 2Pac’s “Pac’s Life” (159,000).
West’s album, which had been kept tightly under wraps, leaked to the Internet on June 14. Five days earlier, Miller’s set went viral, while Cole’s effort reached the Web on June 7. The leaks have been taken into account when projecting their first week sales.