Scarface, Drama & Wyclef Lead Chart Debuts

In one of the busiest weeks of the year for hip-hop releases, nine new rap albums debuted on the Billboard 200 charts. Leading the charge is Scarface’s M.A.D.E., which sold 63,084 copies in its first week to land at #17. DJ Drama, who released his retail debut Gangsta Grillz under simply “Drama,” moved 48,848 units, debuting at #26. Following close behind is Wyclef Jean at #28, who sold 46,519 copies of Carnival 2: Memoirs Of An Immigrant, the sequel to his 1997 solo debut.

Ghostface’s Big Doe Rehab, the Wu-Tang MC’s second album in less than a year, moved 35,671 albums, coming in at #41. LOX rapper Styles P’s independent debut Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman) comes in at #52 with a total of 29,047 units sold. 2Pac also released two new Best Of CDs last Tuesday, one called Thug, and one called Life. They sold 22,539 and 18,943 copies, respectively, coming in at #65 and #77. Hip-hop legend Too $hort released his 17th album Get Off The Stage, which sold 8,101 copies, coming in at #160. Rounding out the chart at #196 is the TVT compilation Crunk Hits Vol. 4, which moved 6,463 copies.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com aaron pearson

    i knew scarface was gone hold it down that cd is hot

  • mbc

    I went down to bestbuy to buy that scarface album and they didnt even have it in stock…..

    • BIGNAT

      i went to target and bestbuy that joint was sold out

  • G-UNIT LINK

    wow not bad but noone sold over 100,000 units, sales sucks

  • EReal

    Would someone buy a fuckin cd already? lol.

  • http://xxLMAG JOHNNY BOY

    Damn Ghost didn’t do more. I figured he would do at least 60-80 thousand. I guess people really buying records anymore. The game is dying. Nobody is selling!!!!!! Going platinum now is hard as hell. Damn.

  • http://xxlmag.com mr_407

    man all those numbers suck we need to stop bootlegging cd’s

  • slim

    Same thing happened to me. Guess they wasnt expecting many people to be checking 4 it.

  • nappy_pappy

    damn im checkin for that styles p shit

  • GMAN

    im gonna cop scarface and drama for christmas i didnt even no too short had a album comin out im gonna cop styles also

  • L@@K @ ME!!!

    Damn! All those Christmas shoppers and no one can even do a 100K 1st week…When can we stop acting like being a rapper pays? Yeah, Jay-Z got his, Puff got his, Russel got his, but they got it in the 90′s!!!

    None of these new Jigs ever gonna see no real $$$$!!!!

    All these ecords FLOPPED!!!!

    Except Scareface cause he is a legend!

  • tito santana

    Labratz album (Atlantis Rising) featuring Da Backwudz, stik man of Dead prez, and skinny deville of Nappy Roots on sale at Itunes, Amazon, and Rhapsody.com… Don’t sleep…CD’s will be the thing of the past.. Its about the music, not the labels…Everything Will move to the Internet

  • http://XXLMAG DUNFIYA

    ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHY THE EASTCOAST AINT SELLIN,GHOSTFACE & RAE SHITTING ON THE WU ALBUM F@#$ED UP THEIR SALES(REHAB & 8 DIAGRAMS)LACK OF PROMOTION BY ROCAFELLA HURT BEANS AND FREEWAY,IF DAME WAS THERE THAT WOULDN’T OF HAPPEN…WHEN THE “ROC” WERE IN THEIR PRIME ROCAFELLA WAS EVERYWHERE…NOW THE ONLY ADVERTISING WE GET IS KANYE THROWING FITS,HIS MOM DYING,JAY-Z BITING A MOVIE TITLE TO PROMOTE NEW ALBUM,OR HIS CAMEL ASS WITH BEYONCE AT THE (5-21)KNICKS GAME…STYLES P HAD NO PROMOTION (INDIE ALBUM)BAD LUCK WITH LABELS SINCE BADBOY

  • http://xxlmag.com Tito Santana

    Labratz album (Atlantis Rising) Feat Da Backwudz, Stik Man Of Dead Prez, and Skinny Deville of Nappy Roots on sale at Itunes, Amazon, and Rhapsody.com…Cd’s will be a thing of the past..Everything is the Internet…Dont sleep…

  • b-ease

    Damn, this shit here is just sad on so many different levels…

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    Scarface > Ghostface

    Score one more for the south

    • http://XXLMAG jOHNNY BOY

      Look asshole (ATL). It’s not about sales. we all know kanye got it locked this year. but who had the biggest selling album last year? Jay.
      Name two people that went platinum for the south this year? Jay and 50 and is gonna do a million each. No disrepect to the south
      but i’m tired of muthafuckas like u trying to make it into a competition. It’s about the music not the sales. Both Faces are my niggas so I hope they both do well.

      • http://xxlmag.com mr_407

        for 1 thing t.i went platinum real quick so what u talkin about

        • http://XXLMAG jOHNNY BOY

          Okay T.I….Who else? Jay went Two mill remember? Even Puffy did units. So shut the fuck up lol.

        • http://XXLMAG jOHNNY BOY

          Okay T.I….Who else? Jay went Two mill remember? Even Puffy did units. So shut the fuck up lol.

        • http://myspace.com/loonyt706 Loony T

          that was last year we talking bout this year. In that case T.I went platinum last year and this year u ass.

        • http://xXLMAG jOHNNY BOY

          ok u pussy Jay and 50 both went platinum THIS YEAR!!!!! Anything else lol

        • http://XXLMAG JOHNNY BOY

          Speaking of which Jay is going to go platinum two years in a row lol (This year and last year!!!) . Your turn asswipe

        • http://XXLMAG JOHNNY BOY

          Speaking of which Jay is going to go platinum two years in a row lol (This year and last year!!!) . Your turn asswipe

  • TheRefriedMexican

    Stop feeling sorry for these artists. Yeah sales are down. Ok so they can’t buy another Benz this year to go along with the 10 other luxury vehicles they already own.!!!!!!

  • Were Read 2 Def

    I like Scarface, but on da real…

    Ghostface > Scarface

    Its bout product, not sales.

    • beatz23

      I like Ghostface and Scarface the same but..I think Made was a much better album.

  • jay Z

    Men lie Women lie numbers don’t

    Scarface > Ghostface

  • king equalityvictorious

    sales dont matter anyway artist aint really getting paid off that anyway and who on that list was really promoted they put the material out so they could have new shit to perform plus most of us on this blogg is some straight downloading bootlegging motherfuckas notice I said us I couldnt act like I aint the bootlegg king its hard to support niggas that get money and throw their wealth all up in your face thats like wrking for the post office and shitting on people buying stamps like fuck yall my shit stay certified dont make since so it aint gonna make dollars

  • Bobby

    Def Jam fucked up with Ghost only selling 6,000 more than Styles!! ..You know who’s not worrying about recouping.
    None the less, go out and support real music!!

  • Ali

    man ima big Face fan but I ain’t feelin “made” like i thought i would…….tha best album in this list is ghostface

  • Mac Sleepy

    Scarface! Ghost! Styles!

    are all dope and are sum of my favorite rappers… Big up Face Mob!

    http://www.myspace.com/macsleepy66

  • Curtis

    CO-SIGN DUNFIYA- THE ROC MAYBE DEAD BESIDES I SAID JAY SPENT ALL THE MARKETING MONEY……

  • $WiLL$

    I only copped that Scarface the day it dropped, quality album right there, but with more promo he could have done at least 100K… but oh well, it’s still a damn good album

    myspace.com/getthebloodmoney

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    Drama > Styles P

    Score another one for the south

    • http://xXLMAG JOHNNY BOY

      Jay-z/50 cent> Over every artist that dropped this year from the south this year
      Score one for the Apple. East coast baby!!!!!!!!!!

  • Latino Heat

    damn i thought ghost would come out on top. i copped ghost, scarface and drama, only cause drama was only 8 bucks at best buy. none of these are big selling artists but i thought he had the biggest fan base. scarface is the best album of all of them though. support real hip hop and cop it.

  • Alcoholic Boogieman

    u know u from parts unknown when u gotta rep your whole coast (south,east,west etc…), or your whole state. Buttfuck little town niggaz