Ice Cube Debuts At Number Five On Billboard 200

The Don Mega debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 after pushing almost 70,000 copies of his latest independent project, Raw Footage.

Ice Cube had the top hip-hop album on the charts, but Lil Wayne joined him in the Top 10. The New Orleans star sold over 61,000 copies of Tha Carter III to land at number seven, according to SoundScan figure. To date, Weezy has sold 2.3 millions copies of his latest album.

Nas is holding steady on the charts at number 25 with his politically-charged LP, which sold over 15,000 copies last week to push past the 350,000 copies overall.

Plies’ sophomore set drops to number 39. Definition of Real sold just under 11,000 copies bringing the 11-week total to slightly under 470,000 copies.

The Florida native debuted the first single from his upcoming album recently on his MySpace page. “Pants Hang Low,” produced by Mannie Fresh is the lead single from Da Realist, due in December.–LaTisha Robbins

  • Lee Butler

    first, grand wizard ain’t on top? shyyyyt

    • moe

      LAX IS HOT GARBAGE…YEA YEAH ICE CUBE NWA BIGGIE TUPAC YEAH THATS ALL HE SPITS….THE GAME IS FUCKING WACK FAKE BLOOD AND TUPAC WANNABE THE GAME IS SO LAME HE’S RATHER RAP ABOUT OTHER RAPPERS LIVES THAN HIS OWN

    • me niggga

      70 k is real good for independent artist. real real god with how records sell thease days. some major labels cant even hit 100 k in the first week(g-unit)

  • magnum

    LAXXXXXXXXXXXXX BABYYYYYYYYYYYY
    next week,see how good is gonna doo!!!!!!

    • KILLA IZ WASSUP

      its fucking wack…he let me down for the LAST time…his mixtapes are better than his albums

  • StraightouttaWoodcrest

    firsttt bitch!

  • Stuckfresh

    Damn Birdman still getting money!!! You cant tell me Baby aint the realest nigga out!! My nigga Stunna!!!

  • tim

    damn sales are low as a mother######!! i guess t.o.s wasnt as bad as the sales showed! fuck lil wayne radio crap!!

  • The_Truth

    Keyword: INDEPENDENT.

    Your lucky to do over 20k-30k independently. . .TOS was a major release, as well as a flop. Fat Joe caught to much flack for doing 60k independently.

  • Grand Wizard

    Cube doin 70k independently = $$$$$$
    “DAMN IT FEELS GOOD TO BE INDEPENDENT’

  • maximuspop

    70,ooox4$ per copy=3.5million$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ in his pocket SHIT FUCK GOING PLAT

    • KLETEWOOD

      Go back to summer school. Try $280,000 not $3.5 million.

      • Pierzy

        Ha!

    • ko

      MAXI LEARN HOW TO MULTIPLY BITCH NIGGA!

  • MC

    Roadrunner’s Grammy-winning heavy metal monolith Slipknot, whose new album, All Hope is Gone, is their first studio effort since 2004’s Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses) and first release since 2005’s 9.0 Live, go head to head with Geffen rapper The Game’s L.A.X. for the top spot on next week’s HITS Album Sales chart.

    Both albums are expected to sell in the 230-250k range, and while the Des Moines, Iowa rockers have a slight lead in early returns, this one won’t be decided until all precincts have been heard from.

  • Michael

    Nas should go independent. He’ll sell between 350K and 500K every time and get his money. and if releases in December he may even hit 700K.

  • yaOK

    “To date, Weezy has sold 2.3 millions copies of his latest album.” millions copies? MILLIONS COPIES? million copies fag. No one will sell to well anymore shit’s to easy to get full albums downloaded now. I must have every album Downloaded in the last few months for free, before the shit even comes out… millions copies? wtf

  • 619

    Cube’s independent, so he’ll get paid easy. All these other rappers need to get smart like him and put some money to the side so that they can start their own label and pay for ownership of their publishing and masters. Looks like L.A.X. is the only other rap album besides Wayne that’ll go platinum this year.

    • Tony Grand$

      Waddup my nigga 619? We try to told em bout that West Coast homie!! You think these dudes listenin yet? Prolly not. That’s aight tho, they about to have no choice!!!

    • yo

      jeezy will go platinum mark my words.

    • KSA1001

      I doubt that Game will go plat…his last shit is 2 yrs old and ain’t went plat..check soundscan.

  • http://www.privatecashgroup.com BIHM III

    619 … I’m co-signing that get smart comment… it’s time for independence from the ruling behind the scenes people in the industry who don’t care about hip-hop or the financial status of the artist…

    a real way to get money is to do Cash Gifitng… use the money to start your own label…

    Hip-Hop has now joined Cash Gifting thru me…

    To find out more click on my name…

    Don’t sleep on this …cause it’s the new “Game”

  • http://www.myspace.com/southchester SO. CHESTER AVE.

    Yayy-Yaayyee!!

    I just came from Cubes concert here in Bakersfield. That nigga and Dub C kno how to put it down!

  • dMV hustler

    ice need to sit his old ass down, i respect him as an actor but rapping is a young mans game

    • sthxdnn

      yea say that to cube,jay-z,ice-t,rakim,diddy, etc n see what hell they do to u…hip-hop was for young ppl..now in yall ppl minds it for idiots

  • dusty boy

    Say DMV hustler, quit hatin’ thats why DC aint ever comin’ up cause all the haters in the city!! STOP BEIN’ A HATER!!! Let Cube do him!! Worry about Wale and how he’s doin’!!!

    Awready

    • yo

      DMV SHUT THE FUCK UP DC IS A TIRED WACK CITY WITH NO TALENT GOGO NIGGAS BEATING ON TRASH CANS ALL DAY AND THAT LAME WALE NIGGA RAPPING 100 MILES AN HOUR ABOUT NOTHING. FUCK OUTTA HERE AND FUCK WACK ASS DC. DC NIGGAS BEEN TAKING L’S.

  • Smitty

    HELL NAW!! T.I.P. GOING PLAT, HOV AND LUDA!!! WHO THE RETARDED NIGGA THAT SAY 70,000 X 4 = 3.5 MILLION??? THAT’S WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE MUTHERFUCKIN BLACK COMMUNITY NOW!!!

  • ne where gang

    Cube doin 70k independently but Fat Joe sell 60k independently everybody wanna say he flopped YALL SOME BITCHES

  • sthxdnn

    uh yea fat joe did 60K Total…Cube did 70 in a week

  • http://www.yahoo.com Dra$t-iQ Alkoholik

    yall niggas dumb how can 70k by 4 equal to 3.5mil