The Shop Boyz and Huey Make Lackluster Debuts on Billboard Chart, Fabolous Holds Strong in Top 10

shop-boyz2.jpgAtlanta’s Shop Boyz have the highest selling hip-hop debut on the Billboard charts this week with their album Rockstar Mentality. Powered by their smash single “Party Like a Rockstar,” the trio moved 52,000 copies of the disc, but failed to make it into the Billboard Top 10, instead landing at No. 11. Elsewhere on the charts, St. Louis native, Huey, grabbing the No. 26 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 with his debut LP, Notebook Paper. Although the album’s single, “Pop, Lock & Drop It,” has enjoyed heavy radio spins, its popularity only translated into sales of about 28,000 units. Meanwhile, in his second week in stores, Fabolous managed to move just under 59,000 copies of From Nothin’ to Somethin’ to keep him in the Top 10. Last week Fab debuted at No. 2, but this week he dropped several spots to No. 9.

  • Mpho

    How’s King Kelz doin on da charts??

  • Anli

    Well what do you expect when you got a tight hook and weak ass rhymes.. July 3rd.

  • Anli

    By the way…. I’m first Bitches(swizz beatz)

  • havoc

    Need more reasons for why snap music is killing hip hop? Dumb ass shop boyz suck, these rappers got to stop doing the same damn fucking shit. Everybody sounds alike these days. Can’t wait until Common drops, then we’ll see some real Hip Hop and Lyrics.

  • WTF!?!?!

    ^^^^^^^^^^Well put^^^^^^^^^^^^

    All this snappin shit is trashy…I understand i’d rather have my kids snappin they fingaz instead of cookin crack but damn…does that mean we can’t have any SUBSTANCE!??!?!?! That’s why i love LUPE, PAPOOSE, KANYE and COMMON…oh and MOS DEF DEFINATELY!!

  • jacquez

    damn sales are low

    http://www.myspace.com/southcrak

    go listen

  • Danny

    I went to cop that Fabo albulm in FYE and they didn’t have that shit in stock, I went the next day and they still ain’t have that shit!!…

    For the little cd’s I buy and when I go there slacking….

    That was some “Bolshit”…

    Ya dig??

  • q-buro

    i think album sales are the perfect reflection of the music quality…..the are both down. Papoose…..check for real hip hop.

  • Three4

    “Party like a Rockstar” is a horrible song so I´m glad that Da Shop Boyz didn´t make it to top 10…Fabolous´album is dope, go cop that!!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    People arent buyin that shit cause its fuckin wack. They just wanna hear that shit in the club.

    Someone please tell the T.I.’s of payola to play some real shit!! Da fuck?!!?

    p.s. Id break Victoria Beckham out tha fuckin FRAME.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled clownin.

    1 hunned.

  • http://jarredr_904yahoo.com J-Reese

    LOL man this shit is so funny to me dude.. These cats are ringtone kings but the cant sell records… But i guess that what its about now of days selling ringtone huh?? LMAO Party like a flop star & Pop lock and Flop it!!! Someone please save Hip-hop cuz its on it death bead and its not looking good. BEE BEEP BEEP BEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPP FLAT LINE

  • yaboy

    Maybe the record industry will take notice. PEOPLE DONT WANT ALBUMS FROM THESE GARBAGE ASS ARTISTS.

    PUT OUT SOME REAL MUSIC (SAIGON) AND PEOPLE WILL BUY THE SHIT.

    -ya dig
    -1 hunned
    (fags)

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    yaboy Says:
    ^^
    Homo for worrying about what another man says at the end of his comment. Scroll past it you little bitch and quit whining, noones mad but YOU!
    BEYATCH! lol.

  • doctor69

    ummm Danny I work with fabo cousin I have a copy and second your white that’s why you didn’t find your gonna buy it in a fye in idaho third fuck the ringtone rappers I hate seeing cooning on records and videos and maybe i’m missing something first joc is snapping now he a hustla trapping fuck this atl version of mase and any man saying ya dig is a homo

  • Detroit P

    ^^^^

    Yung Joc talked about trappin on his first CD…it was wack none the less tho

  • Freddy(Vega$)

    Thank you consumers for supporting real rap(Fabloso) and sayin FUCK YOU to the clown rap(shop boys and Huey)them niggaz better go Indi!!

  • Dumb Fuckas

    Man all yall muthafuckas just stupud as fuck…even if them up north muthafuckas do put out albums..yall muthafuckas wouldnt buy em…yall ruining hip hop…bootlegging and shit…damn yall uneducated ass niggas need tho sdfu with that snap music killing hip hop…yall go out in buy the shit we wouldnt have low lustering record sells…dumb up north fuckz

  • Cinsere

    “Party like a flop star & Pop lock and Flop it!!!”

    LOL! Nice one, J-Reese!

  • http://rocafellaloveyahoo.com Rocsi

    their lyrics is wack…………….wat are they tryin to do here its people like “shop boys” that is killin tha rap game……….stupid asses

  • http://xxlmag.com Cal

    ALL YOU MOTHER****ERS THAT HATE THE SHOP BOYS AND THEIR SONG!! GOD BLESS YOU! I didn’t think there were humans out there who shared my distaste for irrelevant pointless reasons to jump up and down for 5 minutes then move on to ther things. These guys are murdering hip hop wait WERE murdering hip hop. Since nas and a few others opened their mouths on the current influx of scathingly pointless party tracks you can sort of tell that people are actually noticing that snap music is junk!
    Don’t get me wrong people need to put food on they plates but you feel like fiends no talent pimps and uninspired bored fellas are serving us this crap. I hated mims’ song like hell. I keep saying that the only thing people actually hear in his stupid ass song is the chorus “this is why i’m hot” and “I can chop a bird” and some crap about a “hifey!” Their sales are scraping the ground coz their albums are on life support off one single that the publics only gonna care for for about 3 weeks then their careers are KAPUT!
    I feel like people are waking up slowly. I seriously felt like hip hop and RAP (snap isn’t in my opinion rap) were dead but I see light. I think all the mainstream artist are hiding from the scene coz they gotta revamp and change the horror of 2006!
    My closing arguments: Fuck snap music!!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com Cal

    Cinsere you can sing that again. Two worst songs i’ve heard since whenever. Retards that copped their albums must’ve been their cousins or dope fiends sniffin in all places!
    Nobody should ever mention the south in general when dissin these no talent ass holes coz a lot of credible talent has and is there but should be specific as to the snap genre only! Southern guys shouldn’t get pissed at the disses they should be pissed at the trash their promoting thats ruining their musical reputation in general!

  • Dr Flav

    1 None of those records are so called snap music. 2. Selling a ringtone > selling a single, dissin that is simply paper hating, like broke jealous ass Saigon. 3. If it were your favorite artist getting cake through diversifying, it would be no problem. 4. Buy you own favorite artist and worry about them, no one makes you buy anything. 5. Let them dudes follow they dream, aint you got goals and aspirations to achieve instead of shittin on other folk?

  • Will The Thrill

    No wonder they didn’t sell much, they’re both one hit wonders and everybody’s downloaded their shit by the time their albums came out. Rappers and MCs (yes, there is a difference) need to start making more quality music again at higher frequency so rap and hip hop aren’t jokes as a whole.

  • Will The Thrill

    Plus, we’re partly to blame for not buying quality music if (and that’s a big if nowadays) and when it comes out. Support rappers and MCs with talent!

  • Danny

    doctor69 Says:

    June 28th, 2007 at 2:07 pm
    ummm Danny I work with fabo cousin I have a copy and second your white that’s why you didn’t find your gonna buy it in a fye in idaho third fuck the ringtone rappers I hate seeing cooning on records and videos and maybe i’m missing something first joc is snapping now he a hustla trapping fuck this atl version of mase and any man saying ya dig is a homo

    ^^^
    Try Cuban and from little havana, you dumb fuck…

    Ya dig??

  • roc

    Who are the 52,000 people who bought that shop boyz bullshit? WTF? Reveal yourselfs bitches!

  • doctor69

    cinsere is a funny dude roc if you find any of these 52k smack the shit out of them asap and danny your still a bitch and a homo say ya dig

  • lastg

    shopboyz r not snap music they suck but they are not snap

  • EXPOSER

    Try Cuban and from little havana, you dumb fuck…

    Ya dig??
    ^^
    Explainin your homo connection to Juellz huh fanboy faggot?

    You’ve been EXPOSED!!

  • http://Mgtpdgd.com Trapper of da year

    A lot of you folk(s) make sense… But if it makes life any easier do what i do, turn off the radio when that shit comes on! I know, i know. You shouldn’t have to turn your radios off when this shit does come on but chances are if you change the station it will probably be playing on that shit too! If i’m the only one with that shit happening to then i’ma be pissed. But look at the bright side of things, party like a rock star is just a trend and as we all know, trends die! Some stick around longer than others but this trend is the lamest i’ve seen in my life. So motha fuckaz have fun with this shit while you can! I’m ready to hear some REAL music… And does the shop boyz remind anybody of a fake ass version of DFB with guitars in their shit???

  • GM

    maybe people are gettin tired of this bullshit music…let’s bring back that real hiphop

  • Goonie

    Shop Boyz flopped!

  • Casper

    Am I supposed to be surprised? Lol

  • Joe V

    Sorry Lil Jon but crunk is dead. You need to keep doin hyphy beats. If your tired of the snappin shit, listen to the bay area especially mac dre straight cutthroat shit that gives you a little bit of everything. He doesn’t do the same shit over and over he switches it up. RIP MAC DRE the sickest rapper of all time yeeeeeeeeeee

  • Danny

    i tried cuban cock before is tha what yall talking about!

  • EXPOSER

    Me and my boyfriend danny went to little havana to get some cuban boys to party with,in a gay way u know!weve been exposed again!STOP TALKING SHIT OR ME AND DANNY ARE GONNA HAVE TO SUCK ALL UR DICKS!

  • Q-BURO

    I SUCKED PAPOOSE COCK BEFORE HE TASTES LIKE GOOD SWEET JERKY!

  • Q-BURO

    I SUCKED PAPOOSE COCK BEFORE HE TASTES LIKE GOOD SWEET JERKY!

  • Danny

    There some homo shit going on in this site…

    Just read all the comments above…

    Something is seriously fucked up here…

    XXL is turning gay…

  • http://www.exposeya.com EXPOSER

    Danny Says:

    June 29th, 2007 at 10:09 am
    There some homo shit going on in this site…

    Just read all the comments above…

    Something is seriously fucked up here…

    XXL is turning gay…
    ^^
    And to think it all started when you started posting here. Hmmmm….

  • http://myspace.com/loonyt loony T

    This should show u how times have changed. I remember when u could sell 100,000 singles. The game is ridiculous right now. Ya better get in where u fit in cause this shit is dissapering

  • real street nigga

    two words “fucking garbage” music i cant say nothin else cause nothin can explain fucking garbage.

  • Cuban Link

    lmfao @ Exposer

    Im so happy, I really could give two shits about the Shop Boyz since we’ll obviously never hear from them again *knock on wood, no homo* but I was kinda concerned about Huey, who I got scared thinking he might be successful seeing how he actually was in a good song on R.Kellys CD.Good thing he flopped even harder.

    Nice job Loso, hold that shit down!Hot album, Ive been listening to it everyday

    and PS I fucking called all this shit last year when “Shoulder Lean” was everywhere.I fucking knew this bull shit would last for a while, then real artists would comeback and prolly sell cuz no bullshit artists would be around since there wouldnt be anymore $$$ in hip hop.

  • Cuban Link

    Dr Flav Says:

    June 28th, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    some stupid shit and

    5. Let them dudes follow they dream, aint you got goals and aspirations to achieve instead of shittin on other folk?

    ^When your “dream” hurts one of the things I love, then we have a problem.Am I not supposed to love hip hop anymore cuz some ignorant folk wanna get rich quick without trying at all in life?

    Not today cousin

  • Biggie

    Man, them fools are the next generation of fake music, they need to take their party like a rockstar shit back to tha studio, & fucus in making real music, tha fuck is u talkin about, this is hip- hop, not rock, that shit is wack.

  • POLOTHEHATERAIDER.

    LMAO at these fuckz catching bricks..lmao.Thats what they get for being barbie ass cookie cutter rapperz.