Clipse catch a brick

“A fucking DISASTER! According to hitsdailydouble, Jay-Z sold 133,146 records last week, a whopping drop of 81%. In other words, ALL BETS ARE OFF!”

Bob Lefsetz, music industry legend

Again it’s Wednesday, so you know what that means. Time for yet another post lamenting the fact that rap CDs are selling as if you could get AIDS from listening to them.

Last week it was Jay-Z only selling something like 600,000 copies of Kingdom Come when it had been predicted he would sell somewhere in the neighborhood of 850,000 his first week out. At the time, I suspected this was due to bad word of mouth after the first day or so.

Now comes word that the album has experienced a fairly monumental 81% drop in its second week. Holy crap! That’s pretty bad, even by current hip-hop standards. Again, I can’t help but think that word has gotten out about how much of a shit sandwich the album is.

Had the album actually been worth a shit, my bet is that it may have actually sold the 850,000 copies that first week and not experienced nearly as much of a drop its second week out. With all the hype surrounding it, it could very well have been the best-selling Jay-Z album evar.

But who gives a shit about Jay’s album sales anyway? The guy’s still worth like half a billion dollars. That alone proves he’s a brilliant business executive and also still a better MC than Lil’ Wayne at this stage. The fact that the Olsen Twins are worth about as much is neither here nor there.

Similarly, the Clipse claim to have lived ridonkulously well for the past three years without spending any rap dollars, and we should hope they aren’t just making that up. At the rate Hell Hath No Fury is selling, it’s not like they’re gonna have any rap money to spend anyway.

Their long-awaited hip-hop Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (except that it’s not the best album evar) only sold a pathetic 78,000 copies, to debut at number 14 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart in a week when hardly any notable new albums were released.

Oh, how fascinating it would be to be a fly on the wall in the offices at Jive Records right about now. You know somebody’s gotta be kicking himself for dropping all that bank on videos for shitty singles like “Mr. Me Too” and “Wamp Wamp.”

All because the Clipse are a few d-bags on the Internets’ favorite rap group. Man, I could’ve told Jive a long time ago that hardly anyone would run out and cop Hell Hath No Fury on the strength of those two shit sandwiches. In fact, I did.

To paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson in Jackie Brown, obviously what we have here is a clear case of Internets hype trumping common sense. I happen to like the Clipse, but I can’t help but think it’s a good thing Hell Hath No Fury only did as well as it did.

  • man

    1st

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Primero?

  • http://myspace.com/rebeldr G’s up!

    good post bol!!

  • http://myspace.com/rebeldr G’s up!

    3rd! hell yeah!!

  • http://myspace.com/rebeldr G’s up!

    4th!!

  • http://myspace.com/rebeldr G’s up!

    5th!

  • http://myspace.com/rebeldr G’s up!

    i didnt like the clips album is just garbage just like jays lol. i downloaded all the songs first and chose the ones i like to go to my ipod!!

  • D.O.TheKing

    1st

  • wow

    clispe cd was overrated and just proves that magazine ratings dont matter anymore

  • LONZO

    what a surprise, Bol starts off by hatin on Jay, the album IS shit though….its a shame that talented niggas like The Clipse cant sell, cuz they got skills on the mic unlike most rappers these days. I actually bought the cd, last week and it was good, not classic, but good. I think they need to get production from other producers and just keep grindin till people realize they are some of the best out.
    ONE.
    free shyne and twistedblack.

  • D.O.TheKing

    nevermind, got fooled again, but the Clipse album is pretty decent.

  • AUAU

    AREN’T U THE SAME DUDE THAT BEFORE THIS ALBUM DROPPED U WERE SAYING ITS GOING TO BE THE BEST ALBUM OUT THERE MAKE UP YOUR MIND

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Kinda sad that you’re still harping on about Jay-Z, Ashlee. Anyway, The Clipse went gold back in 2002 before Cable Modem’s destroyed the music biz, in a time when everything that dropped went at least platinum. Why in the hell would anyone have expected them to do big numbers in a time when nobody is going platinum? The same internet stans on the net are also the ones that just download all their music anyway. *smh* In any event, you still look like a cross between Michael Clarke Duncan and Gilbert Gottfried. No Pharrell. UNO!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com houston’s finest

    wow, that’s a tough pill for the clipse to swallow. the camel’s album is right where it belongs, on the shelf or used as a coaster for drinks

  • Meka Soul

    when “in my mind” [no jo from "facts of life"] sells more than the clipse, we have ap roblem, houston.

    no wonder chad bounced.

  • THE KING

    1st Beeitches!

  • content

    Bol,
    Stop hatin’ on Jay just ’cause he did a song about your testicles (lost ones).

  • Domjel

    The Clipse sales only prove that American pop consumers are looking elsewhere. How surprised you really?
    Maybe they should have put Ashanti on the hook or promote their album as American Gangsters.

  • http://aramhiphopetc.blogspot.com I Fux

    Why are you talking about sales still Bol fuck everyone knows its a depressed market this shit is getting redundant…….and everyone Knew that the Clipse werent going to sell even them Crackas at Jive………..keep it moving Fat ass

  • john cochran

    Onc again I have to suggest that yall STOP GIVING A FUCK ABOUT ARTISTS’ SALES. what do you work for interscope or something? As long as you enjoy the music thats all that matters. You think people was complaining bout sales in the eighties? no. they was just jamming. Bol, its obvious to everyone who can read that you dont like Jay-z. Therefore, just keep his name out your mouth and stop bashing him. I’m sure he doesn’t care about your opinion of him.

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    hey.

  • Bang

    The Clipse is gonna have to start a jihad to sell, then they can get another single remixed with a better hook on it. and THEN they can sell their shit

    the album is sick tho

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    WEezy would run lyrical laps around Jay-z…its like a exercise hey J…well when was the last time J jumped on the track to work out prior to making those wack songs on his album…he is out of shape…Weezy been workin out on a consistent basis…i put my money on Weezy knockin J out in the 2nd round…but hey Weezy,”if you wanna have fun do it in one”~Ali movie

    Clipse spit a few hot lines but who doesnt’t…its about the complete package…and they dont have it…their package comes to you with a hole in the box and when you open it theres nothing but anthrax…

    Jeezy on the other hand knows how to deliver the total package…

  • john cochran

    As for the Clipse, I personally like the album. I been riding to it since I copped it(pharrell needs to start using bass, they dont bump like they should in the wheel). Only time will tell if it’s classic. I just like it because these guys can rap thier asses off. Every song has memorable lines in it. I agree with lonzo though, they should try to branch out next time, cause by then the whole neptunes/clipse sound will be old.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Those sigles had a lot to do with it too…

    ask TI what a single can do for sales…What you know about that…

    flip the coin…J put out show me what you got and sold way more…BUT…J albums are like jordans for some people…they snatch the new ones when it come out regardless…

  • Meka Soul

    off topic subject of today:

    http://www.vh1.com/artists/news/1547338/20061205/chopper_2.jhtml?headlines=true&rsspartner=rssMozilla

    lol at “facing 90 years in prison.”

  • Ur dead Mama

    Don’t bol looks like he juss eat bats for a living…

    I JUSS SHOT y0 MAMA

  • nana

    HAHAHHH. I GUESS DIPSET WON da battle!!!! there is no doubt dat jay z is one of da best rappers alive. not da best!!!!!!!!! . just to make it clear. u see, when u brag alot!!! da ur ballin cannot be defined!!! and act as if u own da crown of hiphop. u fall down 81% i guess i need to meet him at da clear port. and chuck his unsold albums into da bin. becos it is waste. sorry it doesnt deserve to be called waste but garbage. now he should not call himself king of newyork. becos he is not. secondly since most of his fans luuk at his album sales and flow to judge his credibility they should check themselves. becos 50cent sells more than jayz even da masscre which is even better than kingdom come and not even worth a classic sold more in its first week. game did not disappoint becos second week he sold more than jay.
    i guess if u are 38 and still rappin haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!.
    movin on clipse need to change their style. i fink da marketing failed them

  • Atl’s own

    I knew the Clipse were goin’ to bomb!

    Their brand of crack rap just doesn’t stand out amongst the rest of the crack hop (i.e. TI, Jeezy, Rick Ross, etc.)

    maybe they should use their lyrical gymnastics to make a record that people will buy (i.e. in general most people could careless about crack), and break ties w/ Star Trak!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    90 Years? Damm. I liked Young City too. Ah Well. It should’ve been Freddy P.

  • curse58

    The Clipse Shit Was Hot/ But The Best Rapper In The Game Is Project Pat XXL Need That Nigga On The Cover I Went To 2 Stores And His Shit Was Sold Out So All Yall Niggas Need To Get Off The Blogs And Go Cop That Real/ By The Way FUCK LITTLE WAYNE

  • AUAU

    NANA U ARE A IDIOT HOW THE HELL CAN U SAY DIPSET ONE THAT DUDE SOLD 94K THE FIRST AND I DON’T WANT TO HEAR THAT BULLSHIT ABOUT $7.OO A CD 50 EXPOED THAT SHIT AS A LIE AND GAME AIN’T EVEN GOING PLAT HE BARLEY HITTING GOLD WHAT THAT NOT SAYING IS THAT HE ONLY SOLD 50K THIS WEEK SO NANA THAT

  • hasler09

    i didnt think much of the clipse album how it got reviewed as a classic is anyones guess!When bol posted his review it made more sense to me like the jay album it just aint that hot.Im just waiting on raekwons cuban linx 2 hopefully its as good as the first one or just near that standard.

  • Danja29

    Bol… you don’t like anything, and that’s just the truth. You are the true representative of Niggaz On The Net. Cause much like most hip-hop message boards, you go on and on about an artist or album before it comes out… then as soon as it drops, you can’t wait to shit on it. And yet you openly praise Jim Jones… ridiculous.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    ^In other words, I don’t like anything other than the stuff that I like?

  • AUAU

    THIS A DIRECT QUOTE FROM BILLBOARD.COM READ IT AND WEEP Overall, album sales are down 13.3% from last week’s count and are down 5.1% compared to the same week a year ago at 14.75 million units. Sales for 2006 are down 5% compared to 2005 at 500.5 million units.

  • ARA

    How many ways can rappers say the same thing? It’s getting REDUNDANT!!Duh!!

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    “A fucking DISASTER! According to hitsdailydouble, Jay-Z sold 133,146 records last week, a whopping drop of 81%. In other words, ALL BETS ARE OFF!”

    ^ummm…last time i checked sellin over 100, 000 copies in ur second week is better than…everybody else that raps..so 81% stats are like Bush’s polls-irrelevant!

  • mr major

    i like clipse, but there new album is straight trash. the lyrics are ok and the beats are probably the worse i’ve ever heard from pharrell. XXL-yeah fuckin righT!

  • jacquez
  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Diddy fucked over Chopper from what I see he wasn’t feelin Chopper and didn’t think he would be a success so he gave him the cold shoulder…Diddy cold blooded like that…their is a meaning behind that smerk he be having on his face…and not making sure his fam was str8 was wrong to…he probably was like im a ignore him and he will eventually go away…

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    content Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 3:31 pm
    Bol,
    Stop hatin’ on Jay just ’cause he did a song about your testicles (lost ones).

    ^Hillarious

    vasectomy > Bol

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Fukc Chopper

    Chopper = Lil wayne in 2000 (light’s out “wack as fuck” wizzle)

  • Fernando

    Bol is a hater through and through, but its ya’ll’s fault for listening to him. I just expect him to hate on everything so it doesnt bother me. He has terrible taste in music (although his semi praise for Blue Carpet Treatment was on point)and he jerks it to Gin Blossom videos. He lives in a city NOTORIOUS for sh*tty rap music, and he crowns Jim Jones the “king” of NY even though he wrote an entire post about how he cant rap and only 12yr old Jigs listen to him. Bol is an over-sized, confused, black baluga whale looking, virgin, tub-o-lard, who still lives with his mom. So his taste in music is obviously skewed towards Sh*t sammiches.

  • Were Read 2 Def

    DJ N-Bred is so South bias.

    I guess I should learn to scroll over it, right?

  • Fernando

    I think Chopper got his name from the child-hood incident that left his face looking the way it is. Ugly Mo-Fo. Diddy uses & abuses almost ALL of his artists. G-Dep??? Total?? Black Rob??? Shyne?? I bet diddy had BIG murded….he’s cold like dat

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Clipse = new UGK

    props > sales

    deal wit it

  • http://yahoo.com quin_c813

    MY ALBUM DROPS DEC.25 COP THAT SHIT!!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Yeah chopper is ugly

    but

    Chopper’s face > Bol’s face

    wonder if chopper made that lil daddy song 4 Baby…hmmmmmm

  • Fernando

    Anyhoo… I like clipse but the Neptunes are beginning to kill me. Their beats have only one use…The club.

  • Fernando

    I wonder when Bol was born if his mom mistook him for poop??

  • J.O.S.E.(HIP HOP IS DEAD)

    both albums were weak. no matter how much people keep saying “it’s grown man music”. bottom line is those albums was aiiight… i just hope nas don’t put out the same kind of trash. but just off the strength of the five songs i’ve heard, it’s already better.

    p.s. i’d love to see what a battle between weezy(homo)baby and gay-z would turn out like. weezy is on fire right now.

  • uhhh

    belize why would you say something so dumb?

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz thebestout!

    “pre-dick-ta-BOL”

    God damn nigga do you got that much hate in you? ere time I read yo’ shit you all to happy to comment on the shit anotha nigga got goin on and try to shit on it. NO FUCKIN” DUHH!! we all knew the clipse wasn’t gon’ do big numbers, when do they ever!, for them niggas to be where they at is damn good for them.I can understand you tryin’ to say jay shoulda’ sold such and such but shit we know the clipse don’t got it like that. So what ya’ say bol how bout a lil’ love for the lil guy? (no JD and Wayne).Clipse get my respect for stickin’ it out wit’ dat whack fuck Pha-fake and goin thru they label situation and still maintainin’. Bol we all know you a sloppy-seconds t.v.dinner eatin, five finger senorita luvin’ crumb lickin’ out the oven ass nigga but thats no reason to get at one of the dopest dou’s in the game right now.

  • content

    >Clipse = new UGK

    props > sales

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    on point

  • franco

    you are a jerkoff…you wouldnt know good music if it smacked you in the face. everytime i read your “shit sandwich” columns i say it is the last time, then i read another story and get infuriated. please go kill yourself

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz ALLMIGHTYMUDDUCK!!

    I sold more then the clips outta my lemon aide stand!! broke ass wanna be Jay-Z clones! thats what they get fa’ runnin’ wit’ metrofag pharreal, if them niggas got wit’ Dre or Timbo den maybe I might give a fuck but if not fuck’em I’d rahter cop a Necro cd or sumin!

  • rome

    Clipse didn’t sell ecause their overrated producer filled the album up with weak production. 14 they should of gotten alot more production from outside sources. Though I do give pharell props for “Nightmares”

  • http://www.myspace.com/teethreemusic teethree

    I really don’t understand why yall hate on Bol so much. I really don’t. Yall need to fall back. I mean just because you disagree with him doesnt mean you need to go on and on like that. You look foolish. Peace.

  • content

    >News Flash

  • john cochran

    The only ones I do admit are weak are “dirty money” and “Mama I’m so sorry”. But even then they killed them with the writing. There are dozens of corny ass rappers who get amazing beats and they dont do them justice. I think the neptunes are loosing thier spark. Or maybe the rumor is true and it’s just Pharrell by himself now. Bring that Chinese mute back P.

  • content

    …….Lets try this again

    For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of reading Tara’s blog today she subliminally ethers the shit out of Bol

  • chizamp

    bol

  • chizamp

    bol gets punked in his blogs just like he got punked in high school

  • Fernando

    Im about to Boycott Bol if he does one more Jay-Z hate piece. Im not even a huge Jay fan anymore & i cant take it. Why dont you just follow him around & find tiny things to hate on like stepping in gum?. Its really quite pathetic. Is there nothing in the whole wide world of hip-hop to write about?? How bout actually doing some leg-work (of which Bol is totally unfamiliar) and finding something new to write about?

  • Amplufire

    Haters!!!!………Everyone listen up..Hip hop sales are at a downward spiral to begin with. SO no one in the industry is hitting their potential numbers. Not even my boy Hov…..but when it comes to album quality the Clipse album is good ….not great but a damn good album compared to the what these other MCs are spitting…..I think hip hop albums are going to be based on quality and not sales….The Clipse said it themselves they know this album isnt going to sell!!!!!

  • Spark

    Clipse, whatevar!. of topic but how ’bout that Rihanna chick , Gotdamn. Actually Bol waznt 2 harsh on Jay Shit carter. kingdome short comings. Jay-Z needs to get a crew and stop being a bitch and hit them harddd. i feel bad seeing everybody blasting hova. So thats why he needs to get back at ‘em

  • http://www.myspace.com/gopentertainment Sayso is Donny Slaughter

    Check out how us DC niggaz rock @ cdbaby.com/sayso and myspace.com/gopentertainment Lemme know whut U muphuckaz think bout it!!! Guarenteed better than alot of this bullshyt they feedin’ us!!!

  • Spark

    Fern says: -How bout actually doing some leg-work (of which Bol is totally unfamiliar) and finding something new to write about? – co-signing that shit.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Hey, at least the Clipse can do shows…

    10G’s a night X 100 shows = $1 million!

    Fuck it, GO HARD!

    And yeah Jay SLOWED down due to the word of mouth…

    And Weezy is about to get SLAUGHTERED if Pusha T goes at him!

    Nbred is used condom recepticle…

  • chizamp

    lol@bol doing leg work…picture that…only leg work he knows how to do is balance a twinkie and a mars bar on each leg

  • content

    @Fernando

    yeah plenty of times people who do actually have knowledge of greater things than ‘the toilet paper goes on the 3rd aisle’ have come on here and completly torn apart Bol’s blog.

  • PRIDE OF DA SOUTH

    The Clipse’s album is hot a summer in the Sahara…Period!!!

    -Im one of the 78,000 people who still have hope for hip hop

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    uhhh Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 4:39 pm
    belize why would you say something so dumb?

    ^huh?…i dont talk dumb lil man

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    1ply Toilet paper > Bol

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    You degenerates are childish…yall really display that with your comments….and to those of you who are 18 and up…you should be ashamed of yourself for interacting with such immature foolish mindless behavior

  • http://xxlmag.com thats him thats that bastard

    nana Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 3:53 pm
    HAHAHHH. I GUESS DIPSET WON da battle!!!! there is no doubt dat jay z is one of da best rappers alive. not da best!!!!!!!!! . just to make it clear. u see, when u brag alot!!! da ur ballin cannot be defined!!! and act as if u own da crown of hiphop. u fall down 81% i guess i need to meet him at da clear port. and chuck his unsold albums into da bin. becos it is waste. sorry it doesnt deserve to be called waste but garbage. now he should not call himself king of newyork. becos he is not. secondly since most of his fans luuk at his album sales and flow to judge his credibility they should check themselves. becos 50cent sells more than jayz even da masscre which is even better than kingdom come and not even worth a classic sold more in its first week. game did not disappoint becos second week he sold more than jay.
    i guess if u are 38 and still rappin haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!.
    movin on clipse need to change their style. i fink da marketing failed them

    Jay album isnt trash its mature…The nigga cant talk about hustlin in the streets because he probably hasnt done it since vol 2. So what that means is when dipset actually release a catalog of music that can with stand time then say something until then shut up and leave jay alone. The very ones dissing him probably were the same one throwing up the roc sign for the black album. Get over it he has the highest selling album this year for a rap artist, and theres nothing dipshit, rae, wayne, and any other nigga that has something to say can do. The nigga did numbers and the album is hot (with the exceptions of tracks 9 and 10).

    Do you fucks listen to music/ or do you just skim thru it?…”jay-z (renegade)

    oh yeah and as for the clipse…the need to do another album quick because this was not a good look there were a few bright spots(mr me too was a lil wayne diss for those who didnt know.)but the niggaz are talented and this is not really worth the purchase

  • Air-Gar

    mr. me too and wamp wamp (what it do) were hot singles. its just dat ppl is stupid these days. all they want is a good beat and some southern fag rappin on it. get it rite Bol, both of them were hot singles.

  • Fernando

    TARA ETHERED BOL!!!
    TARA ETHERED BOL!!!

    It wasnt even an immature “your fat, you live with your mom, you smell, & you look like a lost brown M&M” type of ethering….This was one of those etherings that your Mom gives you after you have done something seriously f*cked up & calls you out on your poor behavior. Bol deserved it too after the verbal sewage he has been spewing for the last week.

  • Fernando

    Its fourth quarter in the finals…..

    Bol = Byron Russell

    Tara = MJ

  • Bang

    Tara is pretty good

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    As much as I hate Bols’ Hate, u cant have ying w/out yang, black w/out white, good w/out bad, str8 w/out gay (i c u Nbred)…therefore, if all these columinist were “nice” like Tara, it would be too faux..Bol’s ghey ass rants balance’s this webpage…think bout it playboi’zzz~~~~~~~~~

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Air-Gar Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 5:18 pm
    mr. me too and wamp wamp (what it do) were hot singles. its just dat ppl is stupid these days. all they want is a good beat and some southern fag rappin on it. get it rite Bol, both of them were hot singles.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    hey dumb ass wasn’t Slim Thug on Wamp Wamp…boy i tell you…

  • content

    Its fourth quarter in the finals…..

    Bol = Byron Russell

    Tara = MJ
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    nah, Bol’s in the stands hatin’ on shit

    Bol = Spike Lee

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Fernando Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 4:38 pm
    I wonder when Bol was born if his mom mistook him for poop??

    ^DDDDOOOOOOOKKKKKKIIIIEEEEE!!!!!! haaaaaaaa

  • Fernando

    Im out like Bols style..

    peace

  • http://xxlmag.com thats him thats that bastard

    oh yeah one more thing game may his second week did about the same amount of numbers jay did…jay will go platinum looks like around january and nas’s album will likely be better..

    In 07 i wanna see what 50 is going to do if he doesnt do well in the sales deptment you can officially write g-unit off as the second coming of murder inc. If 50 is going to sing on the whole album like he plans to do he will be commiting suicide to his own label. And it would be messy for buck because no one would really want to hear his album. And im telling you Jay will probably do another album and air alot of cats out then retire. I think he feels obligated to do this and i really think he is going to show out summer jam this year and we actually might see the blueprint hov all over again(and maybe a jigga&nas diss song)That would be some shit…scares me

  • Fernando

    You got him on that one Nbred….

    Not only is Slim Thug from the South, but so are THE CLIPSE!!!!

    People…I tell ya/.

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Wamp Wamp was a wack single, good album cut … if i was clipse id have made “keys open doors” the street single

  • BLAQ

    MR.MEE TOO HAD A GOOD CONCEPT BUT THE BEATS WERE STRAIGHT WACK…WAMP,WAMP WAS BETTER BUT THEIR SINGLE JUST DIDNT GET ENUFF SPINS. AND BY THE TIME WAMP, WAMP WAS GETTING SPINS IT WAS TOO LATE. I GUESS THE SOUTH DONE KILLED TRUE HIP HOP BY DUMBING DOWN THE MASSES. WITH ALL THE PROMOTION JAY GOT(AND AN AVERAGE ALBUM, NOT WACK)..IT LOOKS BAD. MAKES U WONDER WHAT NUMBERS NAS WILL DO AS JAY SEEMS TO HAVE REFUSED TO PROMOTE NAS’ SH*T. ALBUMS ARE JUST NOW SELLING…MUSIC IS DYING OR SOMETHING. THE TOP ALBUM DIDNT EVEN SELL 200,000. I DONT KNOW WHATS GOIGN ON…NAS MAY JUST BE RIGHT. THINGS ARE DYING.
    WE NEED EM N 50 TO KEEP HIP HOP AFLOAT..MATTER OF FACT ARE FUGEES STILL WORKIN ON SOMETHING?? MAYBE THEY CAN REVIVE THIS SH*T…….

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Clipse could’ve had just 1 “money maker” on their cd…

    And Bol ain’t that bad, bcuz if i had a choice (which i do!) between Bol’s “hate blogs” and Tara’s “suck every rapper”‘s blog:

    Bol > Tara…

    Fact not fiction!

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    content Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 5:27 pm
    Its fourth quarter in the finals…..

    Bol = Byron Russell

    Tara = MJ
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    nah, Bol’s in the stands hatin’ on shit

    Bol = Spike Lee

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

    Bol = Latrell Sprewell..keep hatin and ull find ur ass unemployed!

  • http://xxlmag.com thats him thats that bastard

    oh yeah new york rappers i love ya’ll music…but theres one thing i can say about the south them niggaz are unified and even if they are beefing they say what they say maybe 1 solid diss record and subliminals like TI’s im talking to you and they are done. If new york gets a new front runner because its not juelz..and everyone be supportive and reach out to the south music will be music again…like the years 96-2003…no more laffy taffy, chain hang low, or chicken noodle soup shit ever again please for the sake of rap.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    @ Nbred, Lil wayne’s about to get it…

    Just a matter of time u swamp fucker…

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Nbred..one question:

    Do u kiss men?

  • none f u

    its ever, Bol
    E V E R

    NOT EVAR

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    cuz if u do ill understand y ur on weezy’s nutsaks

    if u dont..then let it go..the Hot Boyz are not gettin back together..let it go…

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    ^^^yes he does, just ask Bol…

  • BLAQ

    thats him thats that bastard Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 5:45 pm
    oh yeah new york rappers i love ya’ll music…but theres one thing i can say about the south them niggaz are unified and even if they are beefing they say what they say maybe 1 solid diss record and subliminals like TI’s im talking to you and they are done. If new york gets a new front runner because its not juelz..and everyone be supportive and reach out to the south music will be music again…like the years 96-2003…no more laffy taffy, chain hang low, or chicken noodle soup shit ever again please for the sake of rap.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    CO-SIGN. ONLY JOINT IM REALLY FEELIN S RICH BOY…AT LEAST BOY CAN SPIT AND NOT COONING.

  • Harlem G

    im glad it didnt sell

  • AJTHROWBACK

    On the strength of their first two singles, “Mr. Me Too” and “Wamp Wamp (What It Do)”, I wouldn’t necessarily call them “shit sandwiches” as Bol always eloquently puts it. However, I will go so far as to say that they didn’t help sell the album because the radio hardly ever played either one of those singles, and I’ve only seen the videos through YouTube. (I don’t bother with BET or MTV anymore because they play the same ol’ bullshit anyway.) It’s obvious that in today’s market, you need a serious banger to grab people’s attention, but half the time, you have to have a certain sound in order for people to like it. It’s almost like the Clipse’s first two singles are too left field for the listening audience, and I have to agree with Bol: I don’t hear any REAL singles outside of those two songs when I listen to the album.

    I think HELL HATH NO FURY is getting mixed reviews from the people but not necessarily the magazines–I personally liked it for its lyrical prowess, not as much for the beats, which were better on LORD WILLIN’. I think that there a certain amount of people will agree that it was better than KINGDOM COME and will also agree that HHNF had nowhere near the amount of promotion as KC either. That’s part of the reason for the lack of sales, but when you see Jay-Z taking an 81% dip in sales from his first week, you know that there’s a bigger problem. The consumers of America are becoming disinterested in hip-hop ALBUMS and refuse to chance wasting their money on records that might not be worth crap years down the line. You gotta have a straight-up classic or thoroughly interesting and entertaining hip-hop album nowadays in order to make a serious dent in the sales department. Point blank period.

  • http://dman8784myspace.com dubldealing

    this FAGGOT ASS NIGGA,AND I MEAN FAGGOT ASS NIGGA JUST WON’T STOP KNOCKING JAY-Z!! WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS ASSHOLE’S DEAL WITH JAY ANYWAY? THIS QUEER HAS BEEN KNOCKING HIM FOR ANY LITTLE THING HE CAN FOR THE LAST 2 MONTHS LIKE WHAT THE FUCK…THIS DUDE IS A FUCKING COCKSUCKER…AND GUESS WHAT STILL SELLING 133,416 SALES IN HIS 2ND WEEK IS FUCKING AWESOME BETTER THAN THE CIPSE 1ST WEEK 10,000 LESS THAN LLOYD BANKS 1ST WEEK,BETTER THAN JIM JONES,FAT SLOE,–I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE FUCK THIS HOMO’S BEEF IS WITH FUCKING JIGGAMAN…THIS SHIT PISSES ME OFF…YOU KNOW STOP HATING CUZ YOU AINT THIS NIGGA-PERIOD,YA DIG,,,SO FFUUUCCCCKKKK THIS COCKSUCKING FAGGOT ASS NIGGA….FUCKING RETARD GET A LFE AND LOOK AT HOW WACK THIS GUY LOOKS…I MEAN COME ON HOME!THIS FAGGOT WANTS TO HOLLA HERES THE NUMBER 1-774-406-1289…BITCH ASS NIGGA…I HOPE YOU DIE..BITCH!

  • ryan

    your just an idiot BOL. i really dont think you read these but if you do your just a flat out idiot. your like an uglier version of Bizarre

  • Adam_K

    People are focusing on the 80% drop too much I think. He still did better second week than most other rap releases this year did first week.

    Not to mention that XXL doesn’t mean classic or even perfect, really. Since they don’t do half ratings, that could be a solid 9 or 9.5/10, maybe even an 8.something. People need to really base their opinions on something other than the opinions of others, which seems to be what a lot of people are doing with HHNF.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    @ AJTHROWBACK, well put!

  • Adam_K

    That really could’ve used a segue into the second part. It looks ridiculous.

  • Fernando

    poof

  • http://www.mypsace.com/jaymoula J.R.O.

    I agree with Bol. I was lookin’ towards both Jay & Clipse album. Listenin’ to ‘em right now, matter of fact. Although, it’s sad that The Black Album is better than Kingdom Come, in my opinion. I’ma run the “classic” test, though. Ya’ll know what that is, right? Wait a month or two, maybe three. Put the CD in your player. Have a listen. If it’s not like the first time you heard it, the thing isn’t classic. You’ll probaly see that almost all the shit out now will fail this test. It’s a damn shame. Ask Nasir ’bout the state of Hip Hop. Go ‘head, ask.

  • thoreauly77

    well, either way, i paid for it (clipse)on rhapsody the other day and it has been getting continuous play in my house. i never gave a shit what any critic had to say before about the quality of an album, and i still dont. i know what i like and i buy it based upon hearing singles on the net or hearing a copy of a friends. bol, you should start writing about hiphop you enjoy, such as mr lif, or perhaps the new el-p record coming out. pull the spoon out of your vagina and read tara’s post for today.

  • Scorpio1970

    ALL OF YOU PESSIMISTIC ASS FAGS, NAME FIVE CDS YOU LIKED THIS YEAR. ALSO TELL US WHEN YOUR HOT FIRE IS BEING RELEASED OR BETTER YET POST THE LYRICS OF YOUR BEST 16. We could all use a good laugh. IF THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE, SHUT THE FUCK UP! I CAN’T STAND YOU INTERNET NERD BITCHES AND YOUR UNHAPPY LIVES CAUSING NOTHING POSITIVE TO SAY!

  • RT

    Man, I think Clipse did well, considering the state the industry’s in today. And that album is a burner…better than anything else this year, for sho.

    I would’ve copped Kingdom Come but that’s some weak shit. Weaker than even Blueprint, a feat I didn’t believe possible. He shoulda stayed in the boardroom and out the game after the Black Album, now you know he’s gotta come back next year and bring the heat or risk losing his legacy.

    NaS is right, man, Hip Hop is Dead. Y’all gonna have to learn to stop measuring records by sales, cos the people definitely ain’t feelin’ it no more. Rock’s been dealing with this for a minute…soon true heads are gonna recognize that soundscan numbers ain’t got nothing to do with good product.

    Clipse and the Roots both dropped classics and niether sold. Time to get back to the real.

    Dunno if Weezy’s the best rapper alive but mos def he’s rocking the mic harder than Hova right now, and that’s real.

  • http://xxlmag.com thats him thats that bastard

    I MEAN COME ON HOME!THIS FAGGOT WANTS TO HOLLA HERES THE NUMBER 1-774-406-1289…BITCH ASS NIGGA…I HOPE YOU DIE..BITCH!

    homie its not that serious what the fuck were you thinking leaving your number??? you’ll be changing it in a week…stop that homie…its his job to hate let him do it…thats how you know jay is the shit and not jim jones or dickset

  • http://xxlmag.com thats him thats that bastard

    Scorpio1970 Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 6:51 pm
    ALL OF YOU PESSIMISTIC ASS FAGS, NAME FIVE CDS YOU LIKED THIS YEAR. ALSO TELL US WHEN YOUR HOT FIRE IS BEING RELEASED OR BETTER YET POST THE LYRICS OF YOUR BEST 16. We could all use a good laugh. IF THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE, SHUT THE FUCK UP! I CAN’T STAND YOU INTERNET NERD BITCHES AND YOUR UNHAPPY LIVES CAUSING NOTHING POSITIVE TO SAY!

    I co-sign that homie…

  • J.O.S.E.(HIP HOP IS DEAD)

    why everybody acting like they suck jay-z dick on the regular? damn jay-z has the best fans on earth. niggas will deep throat for fun!!!kingdome come is an “alright” record. nothing more nothing less….

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I thought I was the emo one on this site. Everyone’s all emotional today. Bol is a hater but that’s just his gimmick. In real life he’s probably all timid & corny. He’s just another one of there internet dorks that doesn’t have a personality unless there’s a keyboard in front of him. Only difference is that he has a platform and an audience. Anyway, at some point, Jay Z and Nas are gonna destroy the dips, Hov and the Clipse are gonna end Li’l Wayne’s career, and that’ll be that. Young Buck is probably gonna take L againt Weezy, but once the rest of the Unit joins in they’re gonna whoop Wayne something fierce. They can’t beat the Game but the Weezy kissing Baby picture is more than enough ammo. Ok, back to Scrubs. PEACE!

  • SHITTYSIDE

    fuck what they sold.. i like the clipse album!!

  • J.O.S.E.(HIP HOP IS DEAD)

    when’s the last time anybody made an album you can listen to from begining to end? i’d love to hear one….

  • ceezy4sheezy

    how are we not surprised that clipse album wasn’t going to sell who does sell on jive records that was hot noone their album wasn’t promoted good at all hhnf is a hot album but jive sucks ass as far as promotion goes that project was mishandled so badly it’s a damn shame

  • http://xxl.com mikenice

    The clipse new joint is the shit! You motherfuckas’ been listenin’ to that bitch shit for so long it’s effected your brain.

  • let the game begin

    fuck bol does he have to refer to jay in every blog?

  • ice

    the doctors advocate still the best album of the year.HAHA ALL YOU GAME HATERS. ONE BLOOD

  • http://xxlmag.com thats him thats that bastard

    J.O.S.E.(HIP HOP IS DEAD) Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 7:25 pm
    when’s the last time anybody made an album you can listen to from begining to end? i’d love to hear one….

    The black album
    thug motivation 101
    thug motivation 102
    tha carter II

    to name a few

  • http://xxlmag.com thats him thats that bastard

    ice Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 7:56 pm
    the doctors advocate still the best album of the year.HAHA ALL YOU GAME HATERS. ONE BLOOD

    Whoa i wouldnt go that far…Jeezy shit is a classic homie…dec 19th i promise…thats if you even like ol boys music…and you gotta think if time is money came out that shit would have shut down the market for a while…and next year jada will be back “Kiss my ass” is going to be sick…and of course hov will be back out because of all the complaints he gets…which i think was a stunt in itself…setting everyone up to sleep then drop a bomb and then retire again…just my assumption

  • allnice

    Damn, the Jay album isn’t even that bad…..I knew the Clipse were going to flop because they are pretty weak. Weak production, weak lyrics, and internet hype equals a flop.

  • http://xxlmag.com thats him thats that bastard

    I have a question…who’s responsibility is it to promote…If i was an artists id promote my shit myself…no body is going to promote you like you will promote you. Its really not the label that needs to promote the album its you. Look at jay he did that not def jam..i mean the nigga was on monday night football even…Artists need to get off they ass and get out and touch the people. when people see you all the time thats when you get big sale i.e. Jay-Z and TI…think about it. Luda did not promote his shit and i havent heard nothing about it at all no ones has the shit and i like luda but his promotion was better in past years because he got up off his ass

  • Hurricane Game

    I Dont know whats happening this year in terms of sales. I mean xzibit sold sumthin like 18000 dats a discrace. And Jay wit all dat promotion on a normal year you would expect an album like dat to sell close to a mill in the first week but obviously not. Im beginning to worry about Nas and his numbers now.

  • Hurricane Game

    PS. Dis album licks nuts (Hell hath no fury). Whamp Whamps wack and one of those Clipse guys keeps rapping nursery lines. Some Lloyd Banks garbage.
    Doctors Adovocate nigga cop dat shit. Needs to go Platinum.

  • blackman

    If you like a rapper buy their albums if you don’t leave that shit on the shelf. Why hate on an artist when you supposely don’t like their music. People might as well come on this site and hate on all the rock and roll groups and pop acts since rap gets no respect on this site. Jay-z is a legend regardless and the clipse make good music if they sell is up to the consumer which no artist has control over.

  • http://XXLmag.com Westside Money aka G-Unite

    i got clipse album i dont think it shouldve gotten an xxl ratin but xl wouldve fit it. Clipse was way ovverated i guess because clipse didnt really cuss that much xxlmag gave em a xxl ratin because i could tell from track 1 it wasnt an xxl and it only had 12 tracks. those 12 compared to nas 9 on illmatic aint nothin.

  • Dean

    To the people saying stop talking bout sales,you have to, If an artist don’t sell, no more label no more albums from your favourite artist it is crucial for them that they do big numbers.
    Good Blog Bol.
    Internet hype is nothing as proven by Lupe Fiasco.
    Don’t get it twisted alot of artists do deserve to sell more (including Lupe) but them and their respective record label needs to work harder to break that mainstream barrier.
    Real Talk.

    Jay-Z Kingdom Come one of the worst albums of 2006…the worst goes to Eminem Presents The Re-Up.
    AVOID AT ALL COSTS !!!!

    The Game- The Doctor’s Advocate one of the best albums of 2006… the best goes to Obie Trice-Second Round’s On Me.
    GO COP BOTH OF THEM NOW !!!!

    I realise Obie is on the Re-Up but he ain’t used as much as most the other shady crew and when he is on not that great.

  • http://rocbelushi.blogspot.com roc

    you are such a hater. they don’t have to sell alot of albums for it to be good. the record was good and that is all that matters. people don’t buy records anymore a truer measure would be downloads. but at the end of the day what does a hater like you know anyway? the record was solid the magazine with your imprint says it was a classic what else could they say if they gave jim jones an “xl” they had no choice.

  • http://rocbelushi.blogspot.com roc

    you are such a hater. they don’t have to sell alot of albums for it to be good. the record was good and that is all that matters. people don’t buy records anymore a truer measure would be downloads. but at the end of the day what does a hater like you know anyway? the record was solid the magazine with your imprint says it was a classic what else could they say if they gave jim jones an “xl” they had no choice.

  • t.r.b

    first off, let me say I read your writing on the daily, and 99.9% of the time respect what you say. this is just an observation though: it seems like for every time that you, or anybody else, says something critical of jay-hell-no-vah, you give him a compliment in the same breath? take the above for example, you said his c.d. was a “shit sandwich” and then commenced to appalaud his rhyming skills being better than that of weezy f. baby (please say the baby). i disagree totally. i’m not saying anybody is hotter than the next, but it is official and must be noted, Shawn Corey Carter is IRRELEVANT! the man has fallen off. and this is his own fault. all that retirement bullshit. i can understand an old guy wanting to take it easy, but if he loves hiphop he should do it until he can’t anymore.and he just can’t. don’t front on the fact that his lyrics are subpar, and have been since that “blueprint” waste. and how do you know he has all this dough? i’m just saying there are a handful of countries that don’t recognize their royal families, so the sad saps revel in the fact that they have a name to get their clout from. they don’t necessarily have dough or power, just a reputation. sound like anyone you know?

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Bol > Obie Trice’s new album..sorry..i had high expectaions after Cheers (a close2bein classic album)

  • BLAQ

    THE NEPTUNES WERE TOO FREAKIN EXPERIMENTAL ON THE ALBUM….YO! PHARELL EXPERIMENT THAT SPACE SH&T ON YOUR OWN TIME OR YOUR OWN ALBUM….SOME OF THE PRODUCTION IS JUST TOO WEIRD. THERES INNOVATION, THEN THERES JUST NONSENSE. I DONT KNOW WHAT PHARELL WAS THINKING ON THAT ALBUM….CLIPSE NEED TO CHANGE UP PRODUCERS….TRY 9TH WONDER, JUST, RUNNERS

  • Kisha

    yeh, i mean really. whether this album sold a million or a hundred … what really does it mean. jay is about his business and doing more than any other rapper has the power to do.

  • Kisha

    all the hate just means you’ve made it … when everyone starts looking for any little thing to say you failed cause they’re so used to you succeeding. backward ass people – we should want him to succeed.

  • BLAQ

    NAH….KINGDOM COME NOWHERE THE WORST…ITS ONE OF THEBETTER ONES IN FACT. LIL SCRAPPY ONE OF THE WORST…DUKE HAS NO LYRICAL SKILL WHATSOEVER. EVEN FIF CANT HELP HIM. RE-UP IS TITE…BUT TOO MANY FUNNY RAPPERS ON IT.

  • BLAQ

    FORGET THE SOUNDSCANS….LET THE RECORD COMPANIES WORRY ABOUT THAT. LETS TALK ABOUT THE MUSIC ITSELF….THIS OBSESSION WITH SOUNDSCAN(YES, IM TALKING TO U BOL) IS WHATS DESTROYING HIP HOP. U DONT SEE ROCK FANS DEBATING SOUNDSCANS THE WHOLE DAY. ITS ABOUT QUALITY OF MUSIC.

    BEST ALBUMS OF 2006
    ————————-
    > BIG BANG
    > FOOD N LIQUOR
    > KINGDOM COME
    > FISHSCALE
    > DOCTORS ADVOCATE
    > (JEEZY)THE INSPIRATION
    > HELL HATH NO FURY
    > LIL WAYNE/BIRDMAN(LIKE FATHER…..)
    > (ROOTS) GAME THEORY
    > (DIDDY)PRESS PLAY
    > METHOD MAN(4:21)
    > FAT JOE(ME, MYSELF & i)…yes…its good.dont believe the hype n soundscan bullsh*t

    ——————->>>>.HIP HOP IS DEAD ABOUT TO BE A HIP HOP CLASSIC

  • http://www.n-o-vativemusicgroup.com 3rdWarder

    Cop that SOUTHCIDAL
    Cop that SOUTHCIDAL
    Cop that SOUTHCIDAL

    Cop that SOUTHCIDAL

    Cop that SOUTHCIDAL

  • gluvnast

    people of this generation fail to relaize that hiphop has taken the backseat officially to POP music…POP music made a serious comeback and is dominating the game once again…just like it did in the early 90′s

    so hiphop doesn’t have a chance in sales these days…so i pretty much EXPECTED the clipse to make that much, because it’s an album that’s not going to be commercially appealing anyways…in all honestly since it lacked heavy promotion and so on, i thought it would of sold less than it that…so this isn’t a BAD thing for the clipse for the 1st week…

    as for jay-z…he’s supposely considered a POP ICON…he sells out the garden and do world tours and doing shit that U2 is doing on the humanitarian front…is suppose to be larger than life…so an 81% DIP is embarrassing…

  • http://www.myspace.com/suntzu Sunjitsu

    Bol’s opinion is stale & old now.

  • gluvnast

    and another thing…how could you consider THAT a flop in comparison to YING YANG TWINS??? they only sold 27,000!!!

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    Clipse album is dope and I copped it this week. I already had the album but I had to go support it.

    Clipse = pure cocaine rap. Thats why they don’t sell though these dumb asses only want watered down crack rap(capo, t.i, birdman). Pharrell isn’t going to get sales for someone like he did 4 years ago. The Clipse need r&b bitches to sing their hooks for singles(ashanti, cassie, xtina maybe)

    Bol looks like the lovechild of charles barkley and wesley snipes

    Keep hating though Bol I appreciate and find it amusing(no weezy f)

  • Tyler

    Damn ‘dats 2 bad about the Clipse album & shit cause I was thinkin’ bout copin’ ‘dat. They still got mad skills though, I just don’t think they mix wit’ the Neptunes beats this time around so they should branch out a bit.
    Bol, why in the middle of this did U take the time 2 hate on the real Best Rapper Alive Lil’ Wayne? U must want a full on the lips kiss or something from Young Money? Jay can’t see ‘dat dude and the Show Me What U Got Wezzy kill fest proved it. Now Wayne just said in Complex Magazine ‘dat he is better than Jay so let’s see what the big lip dudes does now ‘dat his old dust fartin’ ass has been offically call up outta his Rockin’ Chair. . Dat young boy gonna fuck around and give Jay a heart attack cause he be a Marshun.
    Bol, do a article going line for line Jay vs. Wayne and call it “Rap Rocky 5″ 2 see who the best Rapper alive really is.
    Peep the musical heat and vibes at:
    http://www.myspace.com/marcmaysrockandrollthug
    http://www.myspace.com/marcusorealiusmusic

  • BE

    Bol is a dumbass…end of conversation!

  • MC Spectakular

    I bought the first Clipse album but havent copped this one yet
    Wamp Wamp is a terrible song. Slim Thug needs to beat it

  • http://www.myspace.com/sadsmilez1 INDOE

    Jay’s album was not what i expected but it is good . It’s a mature record from him . The Clipse on the other hand should be selling big , it makes no fucking sense why not ? Hip-hop is in trouble .

    check http://www.myspace.com/sadsmilez1 for some fresh air .

  • RingTone B

    The fact that the clipse didn’t sell records doesn’t take away how nasty they are on the mic. Yung Joc sold over a million of his ablum only because he had 2 CLUB and RADIO singles. Can anyone sit here & tell me yung joc is better than the clipse? i didn’t think so. The fact of the matter is radio=records.

  • marlon

    not to be repeatedly stating the obvious but the major drop in sales is a result of ipods, if your listening mp3′s what the fuck you gonna do with a waste of plastic cd. its past a mp3 world, and if you are using mp3′s are you gonna pay for a limited selection at itunes or get shitloads of free anything off rapgodfathers, mixfiend, or any torrent site? every music except for older people music is taking massive hits in sales to due a pirate generation and anyone who thinks record sales is gonna be where it was is kidding themself.

  • Hurricane Game

    Jay-Z is The equivalent of Michael Jordan of the wizards or if you watch Rugby Jonah Lomu after his kidney transplant. They were good back in the day but nows the time to retire. As for The Clipse their album thanks to the xxl rating was overhyped like the wwe’s ECW.At the most an xl. Isnt that what xxl mag rates everyone these days.Bol keep the jay bashing comin coz its hilarious specially when that fag Rey starts writin little comments stickin up for jay
    PS. Im from New Zealand where the time is 12 hours ahead of the USA. Im not writing comments at 5 in the mornin.

  • Darkman

    Let’s see, 680,000 copies his first week and 130,000 copies his second week. It does seem like a big drop off and it is! Although that is still 810,000 units in two weeks which will make in platinum in a month. Any and I repeat ANY artist let alone rap artist would take those numbers. Let’s face it, no one is going to do 50 and Em’s numbers anymore in the rap game. It’s just not going to happen. Jay’s new video for “Lost One” will keep his sales relatively stable because that a certified banger! Clipse suck, Pharell is overrated big time! No one is checking for them. Go cop the “Blue Carpet Treatment” and listen to Imagine. Light a blunt to it because you’ll definitely appreciate two real hip-hop legends!

  • ace

    wamp wamp wasnt even on bet and mtv so not there fault fuck jive im sure they would sell betetr if there album wasnt pushed back 2 months after mr.me too wasnt played anymore fuck jive they’re bitches clispe deserved to sell but i do admit there wasnt anything single appropiate on the album maybe trill thats it i think neptunes should 0f made at least 1
    “whens the last time” beat so they would have a single

  • HOT AS THAT THANG OUT HURR N THESE $TREET$

    Get off of Jay dick! Nigga this post is titled “Clipse catch a brick” and you start off with your normal “let me hate on Jay-Z first” segment. That nigga did more in his second week than Jim Jones(who “you” consider to be the King of New York) did in his first. So why you not callin’ Jim Jones cd a shit sandwich? You a hater and you are totally boring at this point. Your stupid ass views on hip-hop is why it is dead. Eat a dick nigga…

  • Squadrin General

    The game has change to where its important to see how many albums sold more than just a good fuckin album. Clipse and Hov Cd’s are both banging and I really dont give a fuck about how many they sold. It was the shit back then to go GOLD, now if an artist do not sell more than 5 million the album is trash? What the fuck is going on in this music world? This blog is the worst and half you bitches are probably no more than 25 years old hating and shit. Shut the fuck up and listen to the music, if you dont like it then fine, but album sales has nothing to do with an good album. Fucking bums.

  • chizamp

    Tara Henley says:
    None of this is to say that we shouldn’t, as music critics, go ahead and critique music. It’s just to say that it’s not particularly cool to carelessly lob shots out into the abyss of the Internet. We need to remember that, more often than not, those shots hit their target. And they hurt.

    Critics are going to funk up artists’ days sometimes. But we shouldn’t be reckless with it. We shouldn’t revel in it. There’s a point at which legitimate criticism crosses over into something else. It’s happened a lot this year on the web. There’s been a rush to see who can be the most outrageously critical. It’s resulted in some fantastic writing. And a lot of bullshit.

    (coughcoughcough i think she’s talkin to you bolcoughcoughcoughcough)

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBL

    i want to give lil wayne oral.

    despite the facts of weezy having a rap coach and kissing a 39 year old rapper in the mouth, i want his cock.

  • mannyworld33

    @ hot as that

    BOL WON’T SAY NOTHIN’ BAD BOUT JENNY ONES CAUSE HE MIGHT GET “SICKAMORED”
    AND NEVER POST ANOTHER COMMENT “EVAR”!

    FUCK BOL!(NO BYRON CRAWFORD)

  • musicdude

    I TRULY THINK XXL AND THE INTERNET DOWNLOADING IS REALLY HAVING A IMPACT ON MUSIC SELLS…I MEAN WHY BUY IT WHEN YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT IS THE THOUGHT OF MOST WHITE AMERICANS…..(AND BLACKS)……JUST LIKE CD’S TOOK THE PLACE OF RECORDS,THE INTERNET IS GOING TO REPLACE CD’S…..THE WORLD IS JUST CHANGING… WITH MORE AND MORE TECHNOLOGY AVAIBLE TO YOUNGER PEOPLE THE WORLD WILL CONTINUE TO CHANGE THE WAY WE LISTEN AND BUY MUSIC……….

    THINK BACK TO ALL THE CLASSIC’S ALBUMS….DR.DRE,NWA,2PAC,BIG AND ETC.YOU NEVER HEARD ANY OF THE SONGS BEFORE THE ALBUM CAME OUT…..WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD IT TAKES AWAY FROM THAT
    (RUSH) OF EXCITMENT…..WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD OR HEAR IT ON A COMPUTER THAT CAN ALTER YOUR VIEW (BECAUSE EVERY PERSON AND ARTIST KNOWS) THE FIRST TIME YOU HEAR A SONG IS GOING TO VIEW HOW GOOD YOU (THINK) THE SONG IS…( YES I SAID THINK BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW GOOD THE SONG TRULY IS ONCE YOU HEAR IT AND DON’T LIKE IT YOUR VIEWS ARE JADED)…

    JUST THINK WHEN YOU FIRST HEARD ANY SONG THAT YOU LIKED WHERE YOU WERE AND HOW YOU VIEWED THE SONG AFTER THAT…….

    “THATS WHY MOST ARTIST THAT MAKE CLUB SONGS HAVE A BIG BUZZ BECAUSE WHEN YOU FIRST HEAR (ITS GOING DOWN ) YOU ARE HAVING FUN WITH IT…………………………….

    COMMENTS ANYONE

  • DREDRICK TATUM

    WHAT A SHOCK! NOT! IT’S NO SURPISED THAT THESE BAFOONS FLOPPED! ALL THEY RAP ABOUT IS COKE! THESE DUDED NEED TO GET A REAL 9-5 JOB.

  • marlon

    good point on the where you here it the excitement that was connected to unwrapping the cd and reading the credits and flipping through as oppose to sitting in front of the computer flipping through way too much music to appreciate any of it. On that note anybody bumping more fish yet? it is pure fire better than fishscale. i don’t know cause i don’t have the credits but i think its rza beats fire.

  • RAMOS

    HIP HOP IS DEAD HAS LEAKEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD…I HAVNT BOOTLEGGED IT YET..BUT FUCK IMA DO IT NOW…
    HIP HOP IS DEAD HAS LEAKEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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  • Jay-Z

    I might be the the president….but I don’t kiss babies.

  • SENECA

    What’s a CD?

  • chizamp

    whats a album?

  • goodDieyoung

    Hop on Hop off lollipop off…Bol’s a rider

  • Chris Villain

    Clipse DOWNFALL IS FARELL…for years now i have said the NEPTUENS along with Just Blaze are the most overrated producers in the game…NEPTUNES are very inconsistent and the vast majority of their beats are just plain wierd…..ANd Jiggas album was almost completely ruined by the suck ass beats he got from just blaze….NEPTUNES suck…Just Blaze sucks

  • Dart Parker

    WAMP WAMP IS CRAZY…

  • hate is a sickness get well soon

    what you people don’t realize is that you can’t call a album a classic after hearing it 1 time, when i first heard HHNF i thought it was overrated and i thought the hooks and beats were shitty, but since then i listened to it a couple more times and i agree with xxl. HHNF is a classic its just a slow burner. & fyi nobody at jive thought this album was going to do numbers, they pushed it back to december at first

  • http://xxlmag.com D rock

    Ok hold on jus a fuckin minute clipse sold 78 k tha first week an jim jones one hit wonder sold 94 k but jim jones is tha fuckin king of new york ??????? u a fuckin dumb assss ne way clipse would destory jim jones wack ass

  • House

    I guess the Clipse will finally see that they can’t keep their fans waiting. They signed that contract so they should have came with another album the following year. It was not like their first album went multi platinum for them to be sitting for three years. Once again, they signed the contract so they should have did two albums before they started holding out on their contract and not putting out any albums. I also think they should stop working with Pharrell so much, no one is buying the that Pharrell is a thug or drug dealer. The Clipse needs to leave Jive or hope that Jive drops them ASAP. I guess back to the stove they go to whip some of them things with the little rap money they will get from publishing and maybe a few shows.

  • House

    The differece betweek Jim Jones and the Clipse is that Jim is on Koch Records and the Clipse is on Jive Records. I guess he was one of the 78,000 who purchased the album.

  • Harlem G

    i just dont see what yall see in the Clipse, they not that hot, period. next subject

  • NickeNitro

    It’s good to know that hip-hop fans don’t fall for the same critical media sweeps that indie-flockers constantly do.

  • Rob

    ha! ha! clipse suck ass. jay-z sucks ass.

  • Hurricane Game

    Clipse hang with Pharrell. That Aint gangsta. Mr. Me Too was ayte but not a smash single. Their 2nd single shouldnt have been released coz its garbage. As for Jay-Z, well he had a good run but its getting sad now. The man needs to sit down and properly promote Hip Hop is Dead for Nas cause his music is real hip hop.
    I Wonder how much 50 snitch will sell next year.

  • Real Hip-Hop Fan

    This Was So Funny I Copied It

    Bol,
    Stop hatin’ on Jay just ’cause he did a song about your testicles (lost ones).

    *****Ha! Ha! clipse suck ass.Bol sucks ass and ROB SUCKS ASS.******

  • http://www.myspace.com/theeastflatbushproject spencer4hire

    rap is outa control

  • Will

    I can’t believe what I am reading the Clipse wack, Jay wack. Do you listen to music or do you skim through it. Clipse best since Outkast and Jay is Jay. No questions asked.

  • xxxxl

    this kinda stupid. cause XXL the mag rated clipse XXL for this album…sounds like the mag and it columnists are all confusin eaech other..