The Beastie Boys and Pharoahe Monch Make Debut on Billboard Chart, The Shop Boyz and Fabolous Slip

beastie_boys.jpgThe Beastie Boys score the highest selling hip-hop debut this week with their new instrumental LP, Mix-Up. The project moved just under 44,000 units and will land at No. 15 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart next week. Next up, Queens native Pharoahe Monch enters at No. 58 with his long awaited sophomore solo album, Desire. Unfortunately, for the former Organized Konfusion MC, anticipation did not translate into huge sales, with consumers picking up only 12,000 copies of the disc in its first week in stores. Elsewhere on the charts, Fabolous slips out of the Top 10, dropping eight spots to No. 17, after selling another 38,000 copies of his Def Jam debut From Nothin’ To Somethin. Also sliding this week is Atlanta trio, The Shop Boyz. Although they managed to scan another 28,000 units of their debut album, Rockstar Mentality, they will still move down 12 spots to No. 23.

  • Ryan

    BEASTIE BOYS IS GAY DAT STUPID WITE BOY SHIT FUCC DAT TI TI WAYNE DA GREATEST HE DROP CLASSIX ON YO AZZ

  • VLsteve

    the muthafuckin beasty boys? the muthauckin BEASTY BOYS???

  • http://www.myspace.com/bangonthetableproductions alpha-bet

    bboys!!!

  • hopsbeer

    beastie boys are good, what you know about that?

  • KillKwan

    PAY HOMAGE!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngll YoungLL

    you people dont see this shit man?? 40,000 units?? WHEN HAS THAT NUMBER BEEN CELEBRATED MAN??? THE SHIT IS FUCKING EMBARASSING MAN… WA’ DA’ HELL IS GOING OWN WITH HIP HOP? BIGGEST NUMBER WE HAD THIS YEAR IS 140,000 I THINK IT WAS BUCK?? BUT SHIT MAN IT USE TO BE 300,000 PLUS…

    NO LESS THEN 300 THOU UNITS SOLD… WOW, AM BEGINNING HIP HOP IS LOSIN’ STEAM DUE TO ALL THIS FUCKING WACK ASS MUSIC MAINLY COMING OUT THE SOUTH (KEEPIN IT REAL) BUT WE DONT HAVE ANY ONE DOING IT MAN…

    WHERE’S ((( EMINME, DRE, OUTKAST???))) 50 CENT COMIN’ BUT WHO’S COMIN’ AFTER HIM??? WE’RE IN SOME DEEP SHIT MAN.

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngll YoungLL

    WHER’S DR. DRE? EMINEM? 50 CENT IS COMIN’ BUT WHO’S COMING AFTER HIM TO SAVE HIP HOP??? STOP ALL THIS FUCKING WACK ASS MUSIC COMIN OUT MAN…

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngll YoungLL

    THE WORST FUCKING SONG I’VE HEARD THIS YEAR IS “HEY BAY BAY”, “HEY BAY BAY” WHAT DA’ FUCK??? THAT JUST ONE OF THE MANY REASONS OUR FUCKING MUSIC IS DYING MAN…

    WHO DA’ FUCK IS PUTTIN’ THIS CLOWNS ON? U THINK AMNO’ SPEND 10 OR 15 DOLLARS FOR THAT BULLSHIT?? U BEST BELIEVE AMMO’ DOWNLOAD OR GET THAT SHIT ILLEGAL….

  • BlackGenius

    tell’em there no lil wayne with out the beastie boys

  • http://www.yahoo.com Highway Ridah

    Make hits= record sales……..guess that formula doesn’t work anymore

  • Teddy

    erry body shit floppin no one will be able to sell like the old days we ain’t buying shit when we can get it for free of the nettheir gonna have to eat of shows

  • http://www.myspace.com/brilliance1982 Brilliance Proper

    yall niggas need stop say the south killing hip hop.the reason why hip hop is dying is yall niggas keep downloading their shit

  • http://www.myspace.com/brilliance1982 Brilliance Proper

    yall niggas need stop say the south killing hip hop.the reason why hip hop is dying is yall niggas keep downloading their shit

  • killa the dawn

    44,000 units hahahahahahaha old heads need to fall back, I aint even know they had a cd comn out

    oh and youngll (gayest name Ive seen yet)
    140,000 aint the most in no damn 1st week this year

    Fab 1st week 160,0000 T.I is about to do the same, and both will end up goin plat

  • DirtDoggy

    Hey fuck faces, it was a damn INSTUMENTAL CD, just somthin they threw out there for pocket change, what u expect a instumental cd to sell ?

    I don’t even like these mutherfuckers, just sayin.

  • 1st Down

    To all those hating on the beasties, their new album is all instrumentals, so of course its not going to push their normal numbers you dumbasses. Even without spitting a single verse they still put up better first week sales than a lot these garbage newer acts.

  • Ryan

    That “Hey Bay Bay” song was on the radio the other night (not mine so I didn’t have control over the radio) and it kind of made me want to jump out of it while it was moving and walk the rest of the way home.

  • fireforreal

    Everybody can hate if you want but what the fuck is going on with hip hop if the beastie boys can move more units on a instrumental cd than the shop boyz did in there first 2 weeks and they have a huge hit. Every other music than hip hop still has good numbers.In hip hop we get it for free or we go to the bootleg man first instead of coping it anymore.Everyone loves free music.

  • REAL SPIT

    FUCK YOUNGLL LEAVE ONE COMMENT WIGGER

  • 4 ever tru

    South selling nigga/ west coast 2 nigga

  • http://thebeatniks.blogspot.com The Beatniks

    I’m sorry but y’all are retarded if you can’t see why the Beastie Boys are relevant to hip-hop. FUCK what you say:

    1) Hip Hop DESTROYED rap
    2) We can’t blame the bootleggers. Blacks are TIRED of the shit they are putting out
    3) Rap will die in the next few years no problem if they don’t get their minds right. What goes up, must come down…..

    Rap today is like the hair metal of yesterday…..

  • Hannah Smith

    “you people dont see this shit man?? 40,000 units?? WHEN HAS THAT NUMBER BEEN CELEBRATED MAN??? THE SHIT IS FUCKING EMBARASSING MAN… WA’ DA’ HELL IS GOING OWN WITH HIP HOP? BIGGEST NUMBER WE HAD THIS YEAR IS 140,000 I THINK IT WAS BUCK?? BUT SHIT MAN IT USE TO BE 300,000 PLUS…”

    Idiot. Hip-hop also used to sell next to nothing – it was only the 50 Cent/Eminem years – plus the occasional Fugees like crossover – that hit big.

    What you’re seeing is a return to normal – you think Organized Konfusion or even Tribe was shifting half a mil’ in a week?!

    Fall back, foolios!

  • brebre

    MAN, CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE NUMBERS OF T.I. VS T.I.P NEXT WEEK.

  • REALNIG

    god nobody said shit about pharoahe monch only selling 12,000 that is the best album in the last 2 or 3 years fuck

  • Ryan

    Man I miss the days where only the artists and record labels cared about sales and the fans just based their opinion on the quality of the music that was put out.

    “what the fuck is going on with hip hop if the beastie boys can move more units on a instrumental cd than the shop boyz did in there first 2 weeks ”

    It’s cause the fucking Shop Boys are a novelty act, the Beastie Boys are a legit group who have been around forever. Consistency is better than a huge flash in the pan ringtone artist.

  • beatz

    Just face it, hip hop just isn’t as popular as it once was. Every kind of music has its peak era and then it declines. Pop, Rock, etc. its a cycle. Deal with it.

  • Purple Hulk

    HOW THE FUCK DID THE BEASTIE BOYS LAND AHEAD OF PHAROAHE MONCH? THIS MUST BE A JOKE

  • http://www.go2travelagent.com Go Travel

    T.I vs T.I.P will do bout’ 175,000 units and will limp home with a Plat status in time. Hip-Hop has lost its way… I mean, you got people like Young Joc’ who comes out HARD with a record like Coffee Shop?! The worst record i have ever heard in hip-Hop history!!

  • rec

    i’m personally happy this is happening…time to weed out the sell-out artist and fairweather fans. thanks for comin’ along now get off the fuckin bus!

  • http://www.myspace.com/mrmanish707 Mr. Manish

    people gotta stop bootleggin and support our music even if its bad or good stop the bootlegging. foreals

  • Purple Hulk

    NOONE LIKES THE BEASTIE BOYS EXCEPT CRACKA ASS CRACKAS

  • http://xxlmag.com ToneFelone

    Im from ohio but I’m SICK of y’all niggaz hatin on tha south. If they so wack then what that make y’all?? 50 tha hottest y’all got and he be in cali all day. HOV don’t rap no more. FAB is emotionless. DIPSET is just swagger and beats. Who else y’all got? Uncle Murda?? Ha-ha!!

  • Doctor69

    IM A OLD HEAD A GRANDPA BASSICALLY IM GONNA SAVE MY ALLOWENCE THAT MOMS GIVES ME EVERY WEEK AND COP THAT BEASTIE BOYS ALBUM

  • Doctor69

    IM A OLD HEAD A GRANDPA BASSICALLY IM GONNA SAVE MY ALLOWENCE THAT MOMS GIVES ME EVERY WEEK AND COP THAT BEASTIE BOYS ALBUM

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    we ain’t buying shit when we can get it for free of the nettheir gonna have to eat of shows
    ^^
    Thats whats killin hiphop.

    160K first week, you’re not going platinum. If you do less than 300K first week. No plaque for you. Real Talk.

  • LOL

    BEASTIE BOYS GETS PLAYED ON ALT ROCK STATIONS….WHITE PEOPLE WHO LISTEN TO ALT / INDIE ROCK BUY THEIR ALBUMS.

    RAP ARTISTS GET BOOTLEGGED ON TORRENT WEBSITES MAJORLY.

    THATS THE TRUTH.

    GET MAD.

  • Rambo

    Young buck might go gold…

    Fab will not go plat he might go gold…

    T.I.P will go 1.5 and 50 will do two…

    plies will go wood

  • Stat Trice

    rip proof

  • hosana

    hip hop doesn’t live in record sales.

  • http://www.thugonline.ulmb.com Hip Hop

    Pharoahe Monch > your favorite rapper

  • GREEDY

    Of all the people here who are surprised at these small numbers, saying that so+so needs to sell more, how many of you buy records? And how many of you dig through blog sites to download them for free?

    Hosana says, “hip hop doesn’t live in record sales.” Yeah, not anymore.

    All these artists mentioned here are major label artists, and personally I could care less about any of them. But think about indie artists who are keeping their eyes and ears to the street. If the Beastie Boys are doing 40k, Pharoahe Monch is doing only 12k, then what are indies doing? 5k? That’s the sad state of hip hop.

  • http://xxl darkside513

    man i knew hip hop was fallin when lil’ slezzy claim to be the best and not one m.c step up, back durin’ k.rs 1 and l l cool j times, yeah i’m old,but if you claim to be king of the hill somebody would test y’all mic.

  • RealHipHop

    ‘tfuck yall know about hiphop, u still in diapers mofuckas. The fuckin beasties were reprazentin while yall still in your pops nutsack nigga.

  • fnf desciple

    yo real shit, people do see talent when they see it and thats why the shop boyz will never come out with another CD cause aint no 1 gonna buy any bullshit like that. and t.i. will sell simply cause of hype and the fact thats it’s t.i..

  • D.C Kid

    I aint gonna say that the south iz killing hip hop, but they a lot of wack motherfuckers coming from there,talking the same old shit . Fuck a sale. There´s to much shit out there that dont sale but you´d be blasting in your car. Too many people sleep. Seriously, for all u ignorant, hip hop pop loving motherfuckas , dont ya´ll get tired of hearing the same shit. The shit is gay ! For anyone to say otherwise dont know shit about hip hop. Go old school or hear some underground shit. Get educated first before you post ignorant ass comment. Hip Hop aint dead, its just wack as fuck right now. Pick up some cd´s of the artists who built this shit. Thats why people like KRS ONE, Nas, LL, Wu Tang, Beastie Boys,just to name a few, are still around. These new artists gonna fade away. They´re the blame and so are the record execs who sign them.

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