Common and Young Jeezy both dropped albums Tuesday (December 20) and each project has had its own respective buzz leading up to the release.
Common’s The Dreamer/The Believer has been all the chatter this week for its “Sweet” track, which Com admitted yesterday via the radio airwaves and during an interview on BET’s 106 & Park is about Drake.
“He opened his mouth and said some things,” Common told host Sway during his Shade 45 Sirius morning show when asked about his beef with Drake. “If that’s what he want. All that subliminal, we can do that too. But you might as well say that now.”
After numerous delays, fans and critics alike are just excited to finally take a listen to Jeezy’s TM: 103 Hustlerz Ambition. The Jay-Z and Andre 3000-assisted “I Do” is a fan-favorite single already.
“I grew up watchin’ these cats,” Jizzle told XXLMag.com about working with Hov and 3 Stacks last month, “[so] to align myself with them to have a great record, to me, was showing that, ‘OK I’m here to stay.’ I get it. Of course trap music is what I do but now the world is my trap so this is how we’re gonna feed ’em and show ’em I’m a boss. I’ma boss up. I’ma surround myself with some people that are legends ’cause that’s only gonna mean one thing, that when it’s all said and done, I’m gonna be a legend as well.”
TM:103 also got an XL rating. Now, the XXL staff weighs in with their projections.
Vanessa Satten – Common: 127,000, Jeezy: 159,000
Jayson Rodriguez – Common: 75,000, Jeezy: 215,000
Carl Chery – Common: 110,000, Jeezy: 125,000
Adam Fleischer – Common: 124,000, Jeezy: 187,000
Amber McKynzie – Common: 207,000, Jeezy: 314,000
Jesse Gissen – Common: 95,000, Jeezy: 110,000
Mark Lelinwalla – Common: 90,000, Jeezy: 225,000
Samtubia Edwards – Common: 115,000, Jeezy: 226,000
Mariel Concepcion – Common: 97,000, Jeezy: 220,000
Ralph Bristout – Common: 80,000, Jeezy: 200,000
Shaheem Reid – Common: 85,000, Jeezy: 275,000
Give your predictions in the comments section.