Diddy catches a brick?

First of all, it’s worth noting that Diddy’s Press Play debuted atop this week’s Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart, having sold somewhere in the neighborhood of 170,000 copies. This was about 70,000 copies more than new albums by Evanescence and JoJo. So it’s the number one album in the country, at least for a few more days.

That said, it’s also worth noting that a) this was Diddy’s worst first week sales evar, and b) it really doesn’t take a whole lot to top Billboard’s albums chart these days. Earlier this year, Johnny Cash (a legendary country singer) hit number one having only sold something like 80,000 copies. No number one album had sold less copies since the advent of Soundscan 15 years ago.

Also, and perhaps more importantly, if Press Play experiences the kind of second week fade that’s typical for rap albums these days, it’ll be down below 100,000 copies sold by next week, and then it’ll be down the charts in no time. Barring some unforseen hit single, it probably won’t hit the platinum mark. Which is too bad. It really is a pretty good album.

What happened?

Granted, plenty of rap albums have failed miserably in 2006. TI’s King is the year’s top-selling rap album so far and it only went 1x platinum. Plenty of other rap albums released this year haven’t done nearly as well. Rhymefest, anyone? The Roots? And so on and so forth. But this is, after all, Diddy. I mean, the guy is kind of a big deal.

If Press Play ultimately fails to hit its mark, it won’t be for a lack of publicity. In the press run-up to the album’s release, Diddy did everything short of adopting some poor African baby with flies on its face a la Madonna and Angelina Jolie. I don’t know that he could’ve actually been in the papers more often unless he was actually involved in a shooting.

Indeed if the lackluster first week sales for Press Play prove anything, it’s that hip-hop’s current commercial downswing has to do with more than just a lack of promotion. I’ve sensed that this was true all year long, but it was always difficult to prove because a lot of these albums really weren’t promoted particularly well. But Diddy’s was, and look what it did for him.

Fortunately for Diddy, it’s pretty obvious that rap music is just something he does to keep his name hot while he focuses on selling clothes, where all the real money is. You have to wonder though if he would’ve spent nearly as much money as he did if he knew only so many people would actually run out and cop Press Play.

  • icon (Trillbert Arenas)

    He sells pants…classic, lol

  • icon (Trillbert Arenas)

    word

  • thediceoflife

    diddy’s cd is whack. period.

  • Awb

    imean

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    it’s that hip-hop’s current commercial downswing has to do with more than just a lack of promotion.
    ^^^^^^
    “Artists” haven’t released many albums that are good all the way through. Every album sounds the same, there aren’t many unique rappers. Rappers aren’t catering to their strengths.

    P.Diddy should have released another single before releasing the album.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    ^It would’ve been cool if there was a video for “Everything I Love,” but I doubt MTV would’ve shown it much.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    My things is this: What happen to artist putting at least, at least a year into making their album…now it is just rushed bullshit that they brag about making overnight…you know what it sounds like it…the game has become watered down and generic…Hip Hop has lost its uniqueness/virginity…you got artist making an album in a months time, putting it out, performing the singles, going on tour, and then once they spent 9 months out of the year chasing money…they go back to the studio to put out another album that was made in a month…what is missing is the lack of effort…like nas said…take a hot beat blend it with the trendy shit and throw whoever is hot at the time on it and you got yourself a hit…do you smell me…

  • Fernando

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Exactly. There is about 100 so-so albums for every good one. And good albums are rarely promoted. So where is the incentive to buy instead of download or burn from a friend. I just downloaded the Lil Boosie album and it has some super-slaps on it. I probably would have bought it if I had known it was any good, but these days you never can tell, so I just download & delete if it sucks..no anger over a wasted $15.00

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    good post Bo(w)l head…

    I think he had a good album, it’s just people don’t believe him, cuz they know he doesn’t write his own stuff- which takes away from the credibility of his stuff…

    plus he can’t rap that well anyways…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Blame it on the economy as well…people no loger have the extra money to purchase every album that they want in stores…i would say people want the albums but they would only buy one or two out of the store the whole year…so blame the economy, technology, gas prices…maybe these labels will make a change…cuz something has to give…we as fans of hip hop need to come together and demand that the price of the cd go down…no more that 8.99…they do that I garuntee hip hop will rebound and be the giant it once was

  • http://highbridnation.highbrid.com Evorgleb

    Hip Hop is Dead. I agree with Nas. The commercial appeal of hip hop is fading. maybe we will get back to the true hay day of rap, the mid 90s

  • BowWowNumba1Fan

    hey Bol do you smoke bols….

  • Fernando

    Another bad sign….
    When was the last time a “classic” album, or at least a “possibly classic” album came out?? Outkast sure dont deliver like they used to. Wu Tang is disbanded. Each coast (West, East, Third) have good artists, but nobody that just KILLS it anymore. All the artists that used to make classics either faded away or just do it for “hotness” or loot. Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  • Fernando

    Lets take a Poll………

    What should Bol be for Halloween??

    Black jaba the hut is too obvious…. So is Black Mr. Kool Aid.

  • Fernando

    Bol should be the Father from the BarbaPapa’s (look it up & you will understand)

  • http://www.myspace.com/corinnemq Corinne

    ^ Flavor Flav is way too obvious too, plus that’s down right wrong and scary, so scratch that.

  • flava dav

    should have been promoting his real artist like ball and g instead of being greedy like jay z pumping his own shit

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    What do you think keeps Bol from losing his virginity?

    a.) Weight
    b.) Looks
    c.) Lack of long-term goals
    d.) Race
    Posted by: I Ether Internet Geeks | Oct 25, 2006 6:31:52 PM
    ^^^^^^
    This is from Bol’s website I’d go with B(no hova)

  • content

    he should be Howard Stern, the talk radio version of himself

  • content

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    where is personality, residence, and occupation on that list

  • Belize

    1st off..Fuck Diddy and Free Shyne..this is just karma gettin back at puff

    2nd..bol doesnt need a holloween costume, that nucca got a combination of Seal and Beetlejuice(no michael keaton) goin on

  • Fernando

    ^^^^^^^^^

    & a little bit of Steel from “Juice”

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    LOL @ a combination of Seal and Beetlejuice

  • Belize

    e aka the real noreiaga Says:

    October 27th, 2006 at 2:28 pm
    What do you think keeps Bol from losing his virginity?

    well….

    a.) His name is Bol
    b.) look at his face (insert clipse’s “uggghhhh” here)
    c.) He’s still working for XXLMAG.com and bitches like niggas that PROgress not stay in the same boat
    d.) He’s bald already

  • 3 SHOTS

    whos next to flop?

    game!

    gggg-unit!

  • Belize

    And noo..bol doesnt smoke bowls….he’s smokes out of an apple cuz he’s too cheap to by a pipe, blunt or bong

  • Young A. Simmons

    “Blame it on the economy”???

    man yall niggas must be broke as if you can’t drop 15 bucks every month or so for an album…

    as for Bol and his virginity my money is on either:

    e) he rolls in a minivan or
    f) he shares a bed with his momma…

  • Incilin

    Why can’t we get over this. Record sales have gone down for years because people are would rather download. And it’s not just rap. All types of music from rap to rock to pop and so on have been selling less and less.

  • Fernando

    What prevents Bol from losing his virginity………hmmmmmmmm, lets see

    a) He jerks it to Gin Blossoms videos
    b) Girls dont like black men that bump REM
    c) Personality of Carlton Banks / Hitler mixed with the looks of a giant black Nutria
    d) Writing Crappy Hip Hop blogs doesnt necessarily qualify as “doin big things in 06-07″
    e) The view from Mom’s basement doesnt ‘set the mood’. Plus the smell no doubt perferating from Bol’s mouth, armpits, crotch, ass, & feet are strong enough to “kill the mood” with a street walker.

  • Belize

    Bol Says:

    October 27th, 2006 at 1:40 pm
    ^It would’ve been cool if there was a video for “Everything I Love,” but I doubt MTV would’ve shown it much.

    ^FUKING IDIOT!, if he wanted to make cheese, he’s go the pop rout and release either TELL ME or PARTNERS FOR LIFE..Y u ask..well cuz

    1) Diddy’s the best at getting that white money..so since mainstream america gets a hard on for Xtina or jamie..so add diddy to the mix and u got ^ $
    2) Hiphop nuccas already know puff can rap, so him selling out is normal my now (*cough*Bump, Bump, Bump” with B2GAY)
    3) NAS and CEELO dont have that 2nd single-crossover appeal (ask timberland, damian marley and ashanti)

    AND BOL..please dont use HATE ME NOW as a reference cuz this rap game aint like it was in 1999

  • Belize

    b) Girls dont like black men that bump REM

    ^^^^^HAAAAAAA..what the fuk is a REM?

  • Fernando

    I think a funny idea would be for Bol to get sent to the Source awards just to see how awkward he is. You know half the cats would probably want to pound his face in, while the other half would just clown him for how much of a gimp he is.

    I picture him walking around with an oversized Bob Marley T-Shirt, his press pass, & a notepad with nobody to talk to. And then starting to sweat as people point at him & clown.

  • Fernando

    R.E.M = “Everybody Cries” song…I.E, Bols theme song for life.

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    Hmmmmm, screw Sickamore. I’ll slap the shit out of Sickamore. That’s how I feel about his analogy. I’ll go in his office and choke him out in my building, smell me?” Jones told SOHH.com. “He lucky I ain’t beat the shit out of him around the elevators when we passed him by one day in the office. But I can’t violate my contract cause I’m an executive up there. He better watch his little skinny ass though. I’ll put a whole foot in his ass. That’s the only thing that’s keeping that boy afloat. That little contract.”
    ^^^^^^
    First Bun B attacking Bol and now this

  • Belize

    R.E.M….yeahh i remember them dudes..they had that singer that looked like a mix of Tom Hanks in Philidelphia and Moby…haa yeah my cousin loved them dudes..wernt they gay?

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    LOL @ Bol at the source awards.

    XXL should just send Bol to award shows where he will be out of place like: ozone awards(southern rap), latin grammies, or any other event where he would have to interact with minorities

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    ^^^^^
    or interact with people

  • Belize

    Its funny the best albums this year are west coast artists

    +Cube’s shyt is dope,
    +DPG album was wayyyy better than i thought,
    +Xzibit is a solid piece of work
    +Murs shyt was hot
    +Coups’ album was good for all u poltical activists
    +Daz album has some of the best beats of the year (his lyrics stay the same aka 2short)
    +speakin bout 2short..his album is solid
    +E40 shyt is a classic ( i aint got it though..im just takin the niggas bumpin it on every corner)’
    +Warren G did better than his last 2 albums
    +I heard Snoop’s advanced album and its hard as fuk, add some dre beats and its a sure classic
    ADD a possible Game classic and the west did it strong this year

    Only reason sales aint up is cuz hiphop is loosing its “fake” fans..thats good, take it back to the essence

  • Belize

    I think Bol would fit in perfectly at the Scream awards

  • Fernando

    Co-Sign Belize.

    West Coast / Yay Area has been solid for the last decade. The South has gotten all the Publicity, but the music out the west has been solid for a while. Most these cats do their independant thing and dont have to change their image or lyrics for the masses.

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    When does Shyne get released?

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    Co-sign Belize

    I was suprised at how good Cube and DPG’s albums were

    E-40 & Too Short continued dropping heat

    Snoop is back to old form now

  • Belize

    Shyne was suppose to get out this year I think..but they denied his parole. Wish he gets out next year cuz I think all this flashy shyt will run dry and Gmusic will come back in effect

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    I think Cypress Hill(or at least B-real) are going to release an album too. All the wests veterans are releasing solid albums the young guys need to step it up though. I wasn’t feeling Mitchy Slick’s new album.

  • john cochran

    I think the commercial appeal of hiphop is fading. But you know what, thats a good thing. Stop feeding every nigga that come out shrimp, giving them Mil+ deals, and bloated budgets. Cause when niggas is srtuggling and got nothing else to loose, that when the creativity comes out. Not when you got everything in the world distracting you. Put niggas back on oodles and noodles diets. 100

  • SUPERMAN

    WHY DO PEOPLE CALL GAME JOHN KERRY WHAT DID HE DO?

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    >Cause when niggas is srtuggling and got nothing else to loose, that when the creativity comes out.

    ^real talk

  • King blair

    T.i. Is almost 2x plat, luda will sale plat, the gayme will brick, jay will do 500 his first week, next nas will go gold off da jay stans who will cop it 4 that alone(no lupe), an jeezy an tip have da same fanbase so he will sale an i will cop all of them ba-ba-ba-ba-bootleg

  • Prince Of The South

    Diddy went pop on the first single and still didn’t pop. Tell me was a pop record. Anyway the album sucked, hot verses, bad flows. It’s all the same form track 11 and down, Kim I’m sorry. After all that promotion that went into press play somebody losing they job this week. Only way he’ll go platinum is if he buys all the records himself. That album was garbage, but allhiphop and other sites gave it four out of five. Hope xxl didn’t take the paycheck and give him a XL. Press Play earned a S. I don’t care what anyone said, 50 killed Diddy buzz by putting that mixtape out there. Anytime they talk about a diss record on TRL, your buzz is dropping. He went pop, couldn’t get on TRL, but had a top 20 hit on Pop radio and no sales. Payola at work. It’s Joc and Danity Kane going to outsell their boss.

  • NIGHTMARE

    BELIZE SHUT YOUR GAY HOMO ASS UP I KNOW YOU DO GAY PORNOS WITH PRINCE OF THE SOUTH YOU GUYS LOVE TO CUMSWAP FUCKIN HOMOSEXUALS.

  • NIGHTMARE

    E AKA THE REAL NOREIAGA YOU AINT REAL NOTHIN JUST REAL DOG VOMIT YOU STINK HOE LIFT UP YOU DRESS SO ALL THE BOYS IN HERE CAN GET A WIFF OF THAT PUSSY. STINK LITTL HOE.

  • NIGHTMARE

    YOUNG A SIMMONS WHY DO I SMELL DICK IN YOUR BREATH BITCH YOU NEED A NEW HOBBY GO SUCK YOUR OWN DICK IN THE BUSHES YOU CHILD MOLESTER!

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    Diddy went pop on the first single and still didn’t pop
    ^^^^^
    True, but most pop fans didn’t buy Press Play because there were so many better pop records this year

    Justin Timberlake
    Nelly Furtado
    Xtina
    Rhianna
    etc….

  • NIGHTMARE

    FERNANDO? WHAT BITCH MOTHER NAMED HER CHILD THAT STUPID ASS NAME? STINK COLUMBIAN CUBAN SLUT I BET. BITCH GET YOUR FAKE ASS OUTTA HERE YOU THINK YOU THE XXLMAG.COM PHILOSOPHER OR SOMETHING.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    That shit funny yo, dude be sayin he’ll smack the shit out a people…i like jim jones…real nigga real talk…proceed…

  • NIGHTMARE

    DJ NCRED YOU AND KING BLAIR SHOULD FUCK EACHOTHER IN AND OUT THE ASS AND MAKE PRETZELS WHILE DOING IT YOU GAY HOMO ARTISTS. DONT TRY TO PAINT MURALS WITH YOUR DICKS YOU PUSSIES.

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    I wonder if Sicks gonna be to shook to post about dipset now(no the jedi)?

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Im not sure why Jones is offended cuz I dont know anything about baseball…could anyone fill me in…

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    Mets are the second favorite team in NY(they might have more talent than the yankees but aren’t as beloved)

  • crimerate

    non-credible what the fuck is this “proceed” shit after your posts? you giving me permission to speak.

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    Free Z-ro, Free Shyne, Free Tempo

  • icee corleon

    first of all its not the economy people are making more money now days than ever before. just this morning on went on a job interview for a job making 16 a hour plus i dont even have a college degree. so dont blame us for nothaving money, i didnt buy the album because i dont dance and his lead single was a dance record.

  • Belize

    NIGHTMARE Says:

    October 27th, 2006 at 4:02 pm
    BELIZE SHUT YOUR GAY HOMO ASS UP I KNOW YOU DO GAY PORNOS WITH PRINCE OF THE SOUTH YOU GUYS LOVE TO CUMSWAP FUCKIN HOMOSEXUALS.

    ^oHoHHooo…im so scared of the mean blogger…ohhhohohoho

    Fukin lamo, go jack off to old michael jacson videos

  • frankwhite45

    I dont know unless the next big rapper to blow will be a serial killa or sumthin or find a way to sell kilos of drugs and brag bout it thats what people want???? myspace.com/ninohnewjack myspace.com/ninohnewjack

  • Diddy iz garbage!!!

    This album sucked. Your reviews suck. Here’s a real opinion:
    Diddy. It’s a name that everyone knows and relates to multiple things– Biggie, Sean John, Rich, Bad Boy, commercialization of Hip Hop, biter, Vote or Die, etcetera. He’s been in the game for years, and whether you like him or not, Diddy has made his mark. We all know Diddy is a businessman. We all know what Diddy is, how he got there and where he came from. We also know that Diddy doesn’t write rhymes. So what exactly is Diddy’s latest (and possibly final) offering, Press Play? A lesson in Narcissism 101.

    What Diddy delivers in Press Play is a bad version of Hip Hop Karaoke….for 19 long ass songs. When it comes to hip-hop, Diddy is a “swagger jacker,” if there ever was one. There is no such thing as earning respect when Diddy can pay for it. Remember that Dave Chappelle “Making The Band” sketch? Well, it certainly comes to fruition here as Diddy does nothing but pay someone to write his rhymes and make his beats. All he has to do is read the words as they go across the screen (just like Karaoke). Only difference is that when Diddy needs a hot 16 bars, he has some of the best in the biz at his disposal. But the question is…. can he say it right?

    The ultimate swagger jack comes in the form of “The Future”, where Diddy channels the writing, the flow and even the annunciation of ghostwriter Pharoahe Monch. With a gritty beat from Havoc, Diddy does his best Pharoahe impersonation to results that range from “WTF” to “Why”. While it is well know that Diddy “doesn’t write rhymes, he writes checks,” the problem is that when the rhymes are written for him, his delivery is so wretched and stale that he ultimately ruins the song. You know that person that sings in the shower and swears they sound good? That’s Diddy. But he’s rich, so who’s gonna tell him he can’t rap? This happens more often than not on Press Play. When he isn’t butchering Pharoahe’s style again on “Hold Up”. he’s running Nas’ style into the ground on the Kanye produced “Everything I Love”, which features a passionate Cee-Lo on the hook. While it’s obvious that Nas wrote Diddy’s verse, you can’t help but feel that this track would be so much better with just Nas and Cee-Lo. It’s just that many of the songs would be better if the person who wrote them, performed them.

    While some songs just flat out stink and are too long for their own good, there are other moments that are just indefinable. Diddy channels a few “Prince Moments” where the production sounds harkens those trademark drums that Prince made famous in the early 80′s. The problem? These songs are just lame as hell. “Special Feeling” featuring Mike Lett has got to be one of the cheesiest songs ever. Although Keyshia Cole does her best to put raw emotion into “Last Night”, Diddy’s lame-isms are just overbearing and the song clocks in at a whopping 6:26. Overkill anyone?

    Press Play is self indulgence at its absolute finest. Clocking in at a ridiculous 79 minutes (just under the length that you can actually put on a CD), Diddy continues time and time again to praise himself to the point that it is nauseating. It’s one thing to hear one or two songs about how rich Diddy is, but to even elaborate on 3 minute skits about himself (the Avant assisted “Claim My Place”) is just too over the top.

    Although nobody should be surprised that Diddy can’t rap, the thing that is most surprising is that Diddy can’t even execute one good song on Press Play, despite the fact that he has some of the most talented people in the industry doing 90% of the work for him. No Way Out had its moments, as did Forever. This album is just too much. He tries to make his formula work, but alas, the beats are underwhelming and his concepts are dry. So his lack of rhyming is even more evident than before and for that reason most listeners will instead choose to Press Eject.

  • idontcare

    this whole talk about album sales is so fuckin boring

  • bELIZE

    i didnt buy the album because i dont dance and his lead single was a dance record.

    ^YUP

  • mackbone

    the problem is no hits! lloyd banks, mobb deep, diddy no bonifide hit singles people liked. busta and ti 1 hit single follow up song a dud! the hottest songs this year were made by newcomers with no fan base rickross, young dro, yyoung jock, franchise boys, all had megahit singles but no fanbase. we need established artist to come with the heat to establish thre market again.

  • Tyler

    Not 2 long ago U blog’d sayin’ that you thought his album was hot and all that plus a bag of chips now U come on here talking about he caught a brick. . .What’s the deal dawg? I told ya’ this shit was garbage and Jay is next 2 brick even harder cause the closer you get to the holiday the least paper people got 2 spend on bullshit like Jay’s album which at least Diddy knows that he can’t rap. . .Peep the musical vibes and heat at: http://www.myspace.com/marcmaysrockandrollthug
    http://www.myspace.com/marcusorealiusmusic

  • http://www.allhiphop.com,Version=1,Version=1,Version=1 Rey

    Where did I go? I went to the land of My Job Finally Blocked XXL. Bol could never chase me away. Dude’s just another internet wiseass. That being said, I love this Diddy album. I could give a shit if it sells. Same thing for Game, Nas, and Hov. Let ‘em brick. Just gimme more good music, man. I could care less if it goes quadruple platinum. Lu’s album bricked and I still think it’s incredible. Anyway, Just wanted to let those who care that I’m still here. Not lurking, just working. KEEP SNAPPING YOUR FINGERS, I AIN’T GOING AWAY! Uno!

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    NIGHTMARE Says:

    October 27th, 2006 at 4:05 pm
    E AKA THE REAL NOREIAGA YOU AINT REAL NOTHIN JUST REAL DOG VOMIT YOU STINK HOE LIFT UP YOU DRESS SO ALL THE BOYS IN HERE CAN GET A WIFF OF THAT PUSSY. STINK LITTL HOE.
    ^^^^^^^
    Nightmare is just upset because he walked in to his mom’s bedroom and saw half his neighborhood running a train on her dry cunt.

  • gluvnast

    WHY DON’T WE JUST FACE THAT FACE THAT ALBUMS OF ANY MUSICAL GERNE DON’T SELL LIKE THEY USED TO…THAT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS IN SHAMBLES AND ONLY FOCUS ON SINGLES NOT FULL ALBUMS

  • Nik

    The album flopped, because the dude is a bitch. Nobody is feeling him. He’s ugly and needs sit his ass down.

  • Omar

    You’re kind of right Bol, but given the lack of interest in hip-hop these days 170,000 is like 500,000 in the first week a couple of years ago. Anyone else notice a corrrelation into wack music being played and the music not selling. I can’t be the only person who notices that.

  • bELIZE

    Oh shyt! Rey came out of dah hole! Rey the hussein

  • New York Nigga

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE
    who gives a damn wat u think u fagot

  • IC MOD

    Dog, this BOL nigga hasnt sold ONE record, but laughs at people who “flop”

    This fat ass nigga couldnt sell water to a thirsty man, but he can just write a column and hate on fellow african americans who release hip hop albums

  • Dmac

    Diddy album and most hiphop albums dont sell because muthafuckas would rather down load it then go and buy it thats the bottom line . If this was 1996 he would of all ready went gold . The times have changed

  • Voltio

    pussy net-dorks blowing out hot pussy farts… bla bla bla

  • http://www.dmcworld.com/technics2004/video/2004dj1-100k.wvx EVE

    So Diddy Makes The Best Album Of His Life And Can Only Muster The Worst Sales Numbers Of His Career…How IRONIC!

    THE FUCK’N RECORD BIZNESS IS FINALLY DEAD!

  • http://myspace.com/djsyncity syncity

    what? people dont buy cds no more!

  • sexiness

    I bet akons album coming out in about 17 days sells well… Watch!

  • Killaaaaaaaa

    uh
    to the west coast guy
    cube’s shit was decent
    murs was ill
    daz was garbage
    dpg was garbage and
    E-40′s album is the most overated piece of shit of all time, if people are bumping that stupid shit in your city, then fuck your city

  • answerD

    the problem nowadays is (since I know everybody is listening, waiting for me to give them the answer to all there problems) you cant rely on the format of old that all the labels rely on. with 6 to 8 weeks of single and video play! you have 2 move those album dates up to 4-6 weeks preferably somewhere in the middle. a month after your FIRST single hits the video channel, your album should be OUT! no more 2 monthes waiting for albums to drop! as we near the end of this system of things, peoples attention span is becoming shorter and shorter, add to this the internet and itunes where most people just either download peoples first single, (which is usually artist best songs on there albums nowadays, or not even buying that because you dont have 2, just turn on the radio, and within 15 minutes on any 3 stations in your town, you will hear your favorite artist song! So no more 6 to 8 weeks okay! 4 weeks after your video hits bet and mtv, your album has to be in stores and on itunes! for this 2 happen means that when you drop that first single you actually have 2 have your entire album finished! also people are not buying these albums, because honestly they arent really that good! no one wants to pay 10 dollars for 3 good songs! that is why only a select few artist are doing good! people want every artist to put out chronic albums, where everysong is atleast worth listening 2! and since most artist do not have the talent or patience or even the right honest people around them 2 help make sure that happens. more and more albums will continue 2 flop! also 2 2 2 2 2 2 many artist out there oversaturation of hiphop in general is a problem! every week there is something new dropping with no downtime! look at all the labels rosters! to many artist and not enough talent! the more this goes on the worst it will get! SO WORD OF ADVICE, MAKE BETTER ALBUMS!! CHANGE THE TIME TABLE OF WHEN THINGS ARE SUPPOSE TO COME OUT! ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR VIDEO OUT, YOU ARE NOW NATIONAL, REGARDLESS OF WHATS GOING ON AT RADIO! YOUR FIRST SINGLE SHOULD CARRY OVER YOUR ALBUM SALES FOR ATLEAST THE FIRST 3 WEEKS OF ITS SALES! ALSO VIDEOS NEED TO DROP EVERY 6 WEEKS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE PREVIOUS VIDEO STATUS IS! DONT LET YOUR VIDEO RUN FOR 3 MONTHES ANYMORE, JUST CAUSE YOU HAVE THE POLITICAL PULL TO MAKE YOUR VIDEO LAST THAT LONG DOESNT MEAN THE PUBLIC WILL APPRECIATE IT THAT LONG, REMEMBER PEOPLES ATTENTION SPAN IS DROPPING DROPPING DROPPING! SOONER SOONER SOONER, WITH EVERYTHING! AND DAMN MAKE THOSE ALBUMS BETTER!!!!! NOT JUST THE FUCKING SINGLES!!!!! IF YOUR SINGLES ARE THE ONLY GOOD THING ON YOUR ALBUM, I WILL JUST LISTEN TO THE RADIO OR DOWNLOAD THEM OFF THE INTERNET! THE WHOLE ALBUM HAS TO BE TRUMP TIGHT! EVEN THE INTRO AND OUTRO! ALL THE ALBUMS I LOVE, I CAN TELL YOU WHEN THE BEATS DROP, I KNOW ALL THE ADLIBS, EVERYTHING! ITS NOT LIKE THAT ANYMORE! THATS WHY SHIT SUCKS NOW! THATS WHY DRE WAITS AND WAITS AND WAITS TILL HE PUTS SHIT OUT, CAUSE IF IT AINT RIGHT IT AINT WORTH DROPPING! TREAT YOUR ALBUM LIKE WHATEVER MEANS THE MOST TO YOU IN THIS WORLD! IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR CLOTHES, YOU WONT COME OUTSIDE IF YOU NOT ALL PRESSED UP! THE SAME SHOULD GO FOR YOUR RECORD! UNLESS YOU IN IT FOR THE FAME & BITCHES, THAN JUST CARRY ON HOW YOUR DOING! CAUSE BITCHES WILL SUCK YOU OFF, AND NEVER COP YOUR ALBUM! THELL COME AND PAY 40 DOLLARS TO GET IN A CLUB IN THE HOPES OF MEETING YOU AND GIVING U A BLOWJOB, BUT WHEN THEY FINISH, ASK THEM DID YOU BUY MY SHIT! MORE THAN LIKELY THE ANSWER WILL BE NO, BUT I LUV THAT SINGLE U GOT OUT!! LOL GET YOUR SHIT STRAIGHT MUSICALLY AND ARTISTICALLY AND EVERYTHING WILL BE COOL AS THE BREEZE! OKAY FELLAS, THATS ENOUGH TIPS FOR ONE DAY, THIS IS YOUR FATHER SIGNING OUT FOR NOW! HOPE YOU GUYS APPRECIATE THE JEWELS! STUDY AND DO ME PROUD MY SONS!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • jon-jon 23

    Rap has been commercialized and in the process–used up. It’s not pure anymore and every famous artist uses the same producers and use the same formula. “Puffy” is a businessman, not a rapper.

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    uhh
    to the killa
    uhh
    fuk your city too

  • Draz

    did it come with an extra cd? dvd? some shit? i don’t cop anything les it has the chopped and screwed version, additional mixtape or dvd of random shit. otherwise i’d just bootleg the shit. it’s all the same in my mp3 player anyway

  • alleyeCNtower

    “In the press run-up to the album’s release, Diddy did everything short of adopting some poor African baby with flies on its face a la Madonna and Angelina Jolie. I don’t know that he could’ve actually been in the papers more often unless he was actually involved in a shooting.”

    LOL… so true. Bol hits the nail on the head.

    It’s 2006: people don’t BUY hip hop anymore… much less any genre, on CD.

    Jay-Z’s album will be the only other thing to go platinum. Next in line is Nas… then The Game. Besides that, it’s a wrap for big Soundscan digits.

    Next year, we’re gonna see shit on a whole other level… are the labels even going to want to invest in rap anymore? Then it’s Golden Era part two, motherfuckers! :)

    let me dream while I still can, LOL

  • DCMadeMan

    Boln why don’t you write about how Jim said he was going smack the shit out him. Here’s a preview from SOhh.com:

    Capo wants to smack Sickamore’s kufi off. Baaaallllliinnnnn! (Jones 2008 by the way, he should be on the ballot). Recently Atlantic Records A&R Sickamore wrote a blog comparing G-Unit to the New York Yankees and Dipset being the Mets. Jones’ response?

    “Hmmmmm, screw Sickamore. I’ll slap the shit out of Sickamore. That’s how I feel about his analogy. I’ll go in his office and choke him out in my building, smell me?” Jones told SOHH.com. “He lucky I ain’t beat the shit out of him around the elevators when we passed him by one day in the office. But I can’t violate my contract cause I’m an executive up there. He better watch his little skinny ass though. I’ll put a whole foot in his ass. That’s the only thing that’s keeping that boy afloat. That little contract.”

  • NIGHTMARE

    BELIZE AND E AKA THE REAL SHIT IMA PUNCH BOTH OF YOU HOMO SLUTS IN THE FACE YOU FAGGOT WANNABE BLOGGERS. FUCKIN FAT ASS BITCHES GET THE HELL OUTTA THIS ROOM NOW YOU WANKSTA CLOWNS!

  • jlee

    are you just using the Control+H function when you write your blogs?

    find: lupe
    replace: diddy

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    NIGHTMARE Says:

    October 30th, 2006 at 10:09 am
    BELIZE AND E AKA THE REAL SHIT IMA PUNCH BOTH OF YOU HOMO SLUTS IN THE FACE YOU FAGGOT WANNABE BLOGGERS. FUCKIN FAT ASS BITCHES GET THE HELL OUTTA THIS ROOM NOW YOU WANKSTA CLOWNS!
    ^^^^^^
    LOL I’m really scarred, tell your moms I apologize for busting in her mouth

  • NIGHTMARE

    E AKA THE GAY BUTT FUCKER BITCH YOUR MOM CAUGHT GONORRHEA FROM SUCKIN SO MUCH DICK. THAT SICK SLUT NEEDS TO TAKE IT UP THE ASS A LITTLE MORE. HAHAHAHAHA!

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    is nightmare = superman ??? just askin not beefin!!!

  • SUPERMAN

    HELLS NO!

  • iseedeadpeople

    hottest underground rapperz out of n.c go to http://www.soundclick.com/26infantry

  • Koran

    We created a monster when we bought his first joint for the biggie verses now we forced to listen to the boatloads of garbage for years to come.

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    NIGHTMARE Says:

    October 30th, 2006 at 12:23 pm
    E AKA THE GAY BUTT FUCKER BITCH YOUR MOM CAUGHT GONORRHEA FROM SUCKIN SO MUCH DICK. THAT SICK SLUT NEEDS TO TAKE IT UP THE ASS A LITTLE MORE. HAHAHAHAHA!
    ^^^^^^^
    Nightmare is a 30 yr old who hasn’t gone through puberty and was molested by his father(possibly his mom’s promiscuous)

  • DREDRICK TATUM

    I’M GLAD HIS ALBUM TANKED! HE’S NOT A REAL ARTIST ANYWAY!

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    Wamp Wamp

  • rubyspirit

    If Press Play ultimately fails to hit its mark, it won’t be for a lack of publicity. In the press run-up to the album’s release, Diddy did everything short of adopting some poor African baby with flies on its face a la Madonna and Angelina Jolie. I don’t know that he could’ve actually been in the papers more often unless he was actually involved in a shooting.

    This is brilliant!

  • SugarHill

    Diddy is garbage, and so is this blog.

  • http://www.sporthings.com/catalog/images/Michael20Jordan20Poster-3.gif juice

    WHO CARES!!!
    DIDDY IS GARBAGE!!!

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    Tupac & Biggie – Deadly Combination Zeemix
    Nas – Hope Zeemix
    Eminem ft 50 Cent – You Dont Know Zeemix
    Eminem – Jimmy Crack Corn Zeemix
    Nasty Nate – Piece Of Me

    Produced by Zee…Hottest Production coming from a 16 year old in the UK

    http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/ZEEPROD

  • http://myspace.com/blublack BluBlack

    Diddy cant do this shit anymore,he wont move over for the new cats that need to come in the game, these old rappers that dont want new rappers in cause they still think they can sell records, now we see they can’t, diddys money is strong and long, so with all that promotion money he was sending and still bricked, you know its over, for alot of them, Busta too,its gonna be funny when the new kings step in, we wont even be talking about them anymore. Thank the lord, and i love diddy, when he was doing it in the 90s, no one could touch him,now after all the dirt he did, and frontin on his kids mother on mag, no one wants to touch him now, or his cd