And The Winner Is…

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Broke Iz A Disease – 22,103 (22,255 via HitsDailyDouble)

I would never have believed that the SlaughterHouse debut would tally up to less than the Rick Ro$$ ‘Deeper Than Rap’ CD or even the Asher Roth debut, but that goes to show me that the value of being an internets celebrity is so low that you need to have two(2) or more jobs in order for you to keep your bills up to date (and mine are not).

I hope the band continues to make music together because their energy and skillset are things that rap music needs desperately. Truth be told if energy and skills sold…

Bigg ups to Mel and Doug from Flud watches.

Back to our regular programming tomorrow.

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  • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

    that’s 4k more than other reports.

    ahem.

  • these posts are racist

    Billy (No KKK…),

    Of course! Real Hip Hop Heads don’t buy music!!! Hence, rappers should not listen to me, you or any other cat who actually likes rap/hip hop/lyrics and passion.

    It is what it is. The game is the game, it will never change. The institution crushes individuals. The internet gave/gives false hope to cats who think they are not part of the Leviathine…

    Read up. And more importantly, look, observe, analyze and think.

  • http://fuckilooklike.blogspot.com chris

    I don’t see what’s so surprising about them not selling more units than Baw$e. Its the reality. He’s a bigger artist who has name and face recognition, a few small hits and put out a consistent (and completely artistically bankrupt) record. I know you’re rooting for them but I think its being optimistic.

  • Dallas Penn

    Ron,
    HDD is the only site puting a number to the nonsense. Maybe they have access to the hard copy and online sales.

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      no, i hear ya. i’m fuxing with your digits. i’ve at least seen them with mine own eyes from the source.

      i mean, from the xxl.

  • Dallas Penn

    Chris,
    Yeah, I’m an optimistic dude I suppose.

  • http://www.myspace.com/fastlifearchitects miles archer

    Word of mouth is the only thing that’s gonna get their sales up. The lead single was better(more commercially accessible)than I thought they would be capable of.

    The truth of the this shit is the only guy that’s marketable with any “star” power is Mouse and son has had a hit record in 7 years.
    I’ve liked some of the stuff these cats have done individually(a song here, a verse there)but honestly, I don’t find them interesting enough to purchase their music.

    I want a ma’fucka to move me. Even in this climate, Slaughterhouse doesn’t do it for me.

    • http://www.myspace.com/fastlifearchitects miles archer

      I meant to say “hasn’t” had a hit record in 7 years. I hate typos. My bad.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    I saw this coming.

    Especially after I took a small, umm, survey around my neighborhood as to what they thought about Slaughterhouse.

    Granted, most of these niggas spend all their allowance money on weed & only listen to whatever ringtone is playing on any random chicken’s Nextel, but only a couple heard of SH.

    A couple asked me was it a new movie coming out.

    More promotion, less shenanigans. Now let their internal beefing begin…..

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

      It’s gotta kind of sting when Lady Gaga, self-admitted hermaphrodite, charts higher than four MC’s with undeniable skill.

      Is this what’s up in the industry? Joe gets socked up, Gaga tells the world that, theoretically, it can impregnate itself, & the latter is the victor(ia)?

      Wow.

      • hippa>>hoppa

        LMAO @ u goin in on lady/lord gaga…

  • ceedat

    People wonder why there isn’t more of a focus on lyrics? This is why there are at least a million people on the internet everyday lamenting the death of hip hop but when its time to put their money where their mouth is they’re non-existent. Say what you want about Lil Wayne fans they go out and Support their artist of choice. Slaughterhouse fans for the most part didn’t. The cheerleaders for true lyricism have no one to blame but themselves.

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    Like I said, I’m disappointed but not surprised. I know a lot of casual hip-hop fans that don’t know these dudes (other than “Pump It Up”) and that’s unfortunate.

    When I copped mine at FYE, the clerk said, “This is one of the hottest albums of the year.” I told him I was waiting for it for months and he said, “Really? I only heard about it for the first time last week.” If he’s an accurate sample, then it completely flew under the radar.

    I do, also, agree that being a ‘net celebrity doesn’t mean shit (no offense to your site, Dallas). While the landscape is changing, it’s not completely changed. Yet.

  • king blair

    I been robbed hahahahahaha

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Real talk, it ain’t about the internet excuse.

    They are not talking about drugs, gangs, bitches, diamonds, or whips, and that’s what these cats wanna hear.

    Slaughterhouse sold closer to Dorrough than Asher Roth.

    Now if we had a rap contemporary format going, they would’ve came out better.

    It ain’t about good music, bring hip hop back, or real emcees, because a lot of dudes out here don’t know the difference.

    The format of rap and the mainstream rap is dead. It’s been flat lined for almost 3 years and we are still waiting for the life blip like a loved relative.

    And I’m a positive dude(PFbbbT to my 68K), but Slaughterhouse is a dead group walking. Who here will say they will break the 18K opening next go round? I know sales don’t mean quality, but the contract and investment depends on profit of sales and merchandising.

    Don’t forget Jim Jones was all the people wanted and still went neoprene. And got dropped immediately.

    Internet celebrity WILL be the only way you get on soon unless you’re family connected or a carrier of some sort to someone holding a position.

    Dudes better get their fry-flipping skills up.

    • BLOCK

      (YOU KNOW WHAT GOES HERE)

      I WOULD HAVE TO DISAGREE WITH YOU ON THE INTERNET THING….OUTSIDE OF THE INTERNET I DIDNT SEE ANY PROMOTION ABOUT THIS ALBUM AT ALL…SINGLE NEVER HIT THE RADIO AROUND HERE…NO VIDEO THAT I SAW ATLEAST…THE TOUR WAS COOL BUT UNLESS THEY HIT EVERY MAJOR CITY IN EVERY STATE IT WASNT GONNA DO THAT GOOD FOR THEM EITHER…SO REALLY THE INTERNET AND THE FEW MAGS THAT PEOPLE STILL READ WERE THE ONLY PLACE THAT THEY PROMOTED….NOT TALKIN ABOUT GUNS DRUGS AND STUFF….I DO BELIEVE THEY DO…THEY MAY NOT TALK ABOUT IT AT THE RATE THAT A GUCCI MAYNE DOES BUT THEY DO….IT HAPPENS DONT BE MAD ABOUT IT…ALOT OF GREAT ARTIST HAVE DROPPED GREAT ALBUMS AND WENT UNDER THE RADAR….ITS PART OF THE GAME I GUESS

  • render

    lesson here is that the internet doesn’t buy albums

    half these niggas claiming these dudes were gonna save hiphop probably ended up downloading their shit. “Real Hip Hop Heads don’t buy music” is on point…lil wayne got buzz thru the internet/mixtape game too but he sells albums cause his 14 year old fans and stans spend their allowance on his shit

    slaughterhouse never had a chance of outselling rick ross who had proper marketing,distribution and airplay thru def jam…I’m surprised someone with your knowledge of the music game would think otherwise DP

    album was dope tho

  • Young History in the Making

    im gonna say it……niggas need a gimmick nowadays….niggas better get to yoouuuuu-in’ like soulja boy or sumthin lol….niggas gon need to start doin country music or sumthin cuz thats the only genre that stil goes platinum…real hiphop loss..and its a shame….end of story..

  • Dallas Penn

    Render,
    I didn’t predict to do better than Ro$$ on their first week out I just HOPED they would.

    I have this unrteal optimism that the things on the internets that I enjoy are popular to folks in the real world.

    Sometimes they are, sometimes they aren’t. In this instance the latter prevailed.

  • yoprince

    i think it’s a success.

    look at joe budden’s numbers.

    no other individual in the group would’ve sold more than even budden’s numbers on their own.

    so they came together and did better.

    now they got to hustle. hit the road. do more shows. college towns. sell CD’s to drunk college students who want to support “real hip-hop.”

    the question is.. do they wanna do that as a group? is it worth it? or do you still have to take a shot at solo success?? and prolly end up not even charting… like budden.

    my prediction.. this is the only slaughterhouse album we ever see. everyone except joell goes back to trying to make hit records.

  • nicholasdelorejo

    I think the problem with rap sales is that the hip hop heads don’t understand what it means to be a fan. It’s not just knowing your favorite rapper’s catalog but actually spenting the time, energy, and money to buy and support their work. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve met dudes who swear to be fans of a particular artist but damn if they don’t go out and download the albums of that artist. And I don’t mean their old stuff that actually reached platinium. I mean the recent stuff that doesn’t get any label promotion and the album is fresh on the shelf. Those so called fans will download the shit, bump it all day, and claim that they are hip hop heads. The internet has made it convenient for anyone to becaome a hip hop head without spending a dime on the artist to do so. I’m not saying everyone should go out and buy SH but I think folks need to stop the bullshit of knowing an artist profile as the criteria of a fan and just support that artist.

    • http://YOUTUBE.COM/THELUPEND TheLupend

      I couldn’t agree more about the Hip Hop Heads.But at the same time you can’t expect everybody to go to the store and cop the album.I didn’t buy this album.but I didn’t download it ether.

  • andrew

    yo dallas, not to jock bol’s cock or anything, but according to his post:

    “Despite a huge, loyal fanbase and intense presence on the Internet, lyrical supergroup Slaughterhouse failed to live up to their HitsDailyDouble projections on their Billboard 200 debut.

    Last week, the industry website estimated that the group, consisting of Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Royce Da 5’9”, would sell between 23 and 25K CDs in its first week on the shelves. On the contrary, the crew’s self-titled disc ended up selling 18, 000 units, securing a no. 26 debut according to the Nielsen SoundScan.”

    …i think i won the contest! this was me:

    “andrew says:
    im definitely buying it…

    17,898 sold”

    i did buy it (on itunes though, does that still count?) and i feel like i’m getting gypped here man…i’m damn near exact!

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    So I will drop this:

    IF THE INTERNETS AIN’T THE BUSINESS THEN HOW IS DRAKE SOOOOOO BIG??? WHERE’S HIS ALBUM IN THE STORES??? DISCOGRAPHY???

    HE HAS AN INTERNET BUZZ WITH CO-SIGNS. THE SAME WITH SLAUGHTERHOUSE.

    Understand I’m pointing out the double standard.

  • Dallas Penn

    Andrew,
    You seem like a reasonable and intelligent fellow. Show me a link that gives SlaughterHouse 18000 sold.

    Unless you can’t process .jpeg files on your craptop I have a link that gives their album sales the number 22255 which makes more sense to me than the rounded off number of 18000, but if you have a link to Soundscan please forward it.

  • Slimm

    I maybe old skool,i think hip hop needs to get back to the essence of sales. I remember back in the day, if a song was hott, the album was already in stores or atleast you could buy the singles. Nowadays, artist are dropping 2-3 singles before the album even comes out. They take so long to drop the music. The fans gets impatient and just buy the bootleg. Although the fans want the real album, once it drops, they just stick with the bootleg, because the album wasnt all that. You need better product, better marketing. You will see a video played in January and the album won’t be dropping til September if that. That was Maino’s downfall and Im not even a fan. The early bird gets the worm and right now, it the bootleggers…And if i want a record bad enuff and its not out, im going to holla at my barber shop bootleg extrodinaire…

  • General

    The bottom line is that Slaughterhouse put out the best CD so far this year…

    As far as the sales numbers, yeah its disappointing for hip hop, but they didn’t have any marketing, hell XXL the magazine wouldn’t even do an article on them. The only time they were in the magazine was a fashion spread (WTF???)…

    They are on E1 which doesn’t seem to mass market nor mass ship artists CD’s, especially this one…

    They had their first tour this summer and it sounds like they are going to continue to tour the rest of the year and if they keep puttin out quality shit their fanbase will expand as well as their brand recognition…

    I saw a couple comments that nobody knows who they are and I would agree that outside true hip hop nerds, myself included, that nobody does know about Slaughterhouse…

    I think this will change over the next year and I have no doubt that they will drop another group project in the next 6 to 8 months

  • Moving Sideways

    I can sleep knowing that one of those 22,255 was mine.

  • UNITURNZ2000

    Don’t worry people, hip hop will rise again! sometimes I wish “HIP HOP IS DEAD” never came out.

  • mazemayhim

    I said 22’000 was what they were gonna sell. But, I guess a nigga was jawsin bout that watch prize. It’s good tho. I bought that s#!t on Monday after goin to 1’2 many stores searching for it. They still shoulda got cover this month just for the fact they’re critically acclaimed. At least Ms. Statten admitted to being Jeezy/South biased. Maybe the album will pick up steam as they tour. Gnarls Barkley didn’t do good it’s first week out. But, then it started to pop off for em and “St. Elsewhere” ended up doing good saleswise. I refuse to count them out after 1 phuckin week. No-way!

  • capcobra

    i agree with young history..slaughterhouse needs a gimmick..they’re a mixtape supergroup with mainstream access..so they should’ve created a SH look or created some new characters like gravdiggaz..with that kind of name they gotta push it visually..22k is all vlogging gonna get you..and those are mixtape numbers..they still need a gimmick..maybe they should do a rock remix album..or a live show mixtape..or some apocalypse faces of death hip hop dvd..even get on some controversial n.w.a/public enemy shit and start screaming “kill the pigs”…afterall they are slaughterhouse..wtf…plus with a name and a talent like slaughterhouse you just expect something..hopefully they grind it out because bk/jc/det and long beach didn’t support thier own…smh..niguz loving they city but they city don’t love ‘em back..anyhow why would they sabotage sales and fuck up anticipation by releasing those side projects?

  • westcoastaggie

    Remember folks,

    The main consumer of CD’s are Teenage Girls. Slaugherhouse DOES NOT APPEAL TO THIS CROWD and perhaps never will.

    If you want to top the charts in today’s climate, you have to appeal to teenage girls.

    It has nothing to do with their skills on the mike but with having songs that will make a girl age 12-21 buy their CD.

    I just hope their Record Deal did not rely on album sales.

  • AvengerXL

    First off I already told you SLaughterhouse Stanboys (who probably spend more time big up Joe Budden than looking at his chicks ass which is the most entertaining part of his career) that this would be the outcome. These cats didn’t sell well as individuals. Hell most of them where dropped from labels and not because they couldn’t rhyme. We realize they can rhyme, they won’t let you forget it in fact. But can they make quality music that actually speaks something to mass? They need more entertainment value and a real producer to help them make a cohesive product. Plus it wouldn’t hurt to have a couple of real characters in the group you know a Eazy E,Flava Flav etc… somebody to break the monotony of (F U I rhyme better speak for an entire album). Like I said even their subject songs felt like emotionless freestyles crafted for the sack of proving you could rock a dope verse.

    Hip-hop is not dead folks this was just a poorly excuted album by some very talented lyrical cats. It may make it to the 100,000 if they are lucky but they won’t see gold by a looooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng shot.

    P.S. Stay off they dick STANELY!

    • Hanch

      Normally I agree with alot of your posts, but on this 1 I totally disagree. This album was nearly Flawless. I also Refuse to give up on SH after 1 fucking week…GFOH

      • Avenger XL

        Hanch that makes you a fan of there music. Which I am for the most part but to me it is like watching Micheal Jordan only do lay ups. These guys are hella talented but just need some direction to go to the next level. I hope they come back harder next time. Oh yeah and Budden is a MOUSE NIGGA

  • OG Matt Herbz

    Yo, I don’t want to start no beef with nobody–y’all know I kill for Slaughterhouse–but that Hannah Montana joint is a solid banger from end to end. Ain’t nobody can fuck with HM on the mic, on a sitcom, or in the hearts of a million Disney ridahz who will fuck you up for not acknowledging the real. Fuck what you heard, Hannah Montana rapes Jersey rappers and their mans from Da Bronx. And fuck it if her tattoo reads “Anna HMontanaH” She likes her H’s on the side…

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • Cracka GO Home!

    22K in the 1st week is not bad for a debut album that had no real video/radio push or hit. Never saw these guys on Bet/Mtv/Mtv2…If they tour, they should make about 50-65K a year being rappers – not bad I’d say!