Update: Rick Ross Tops The Charts, Asher Roth’s Sales Number Increases

[Editor's Note: Asher Roth's sales figures have changed since the original posting of this article. The story has been updated with the new sales number. SoundScan says they did not count all of his digital sales in this morning's report.]

The numbers are finally in and it seems as if HitsDailyDouble.com’s projections were pretty much on par. Miami Boss Rick Ross grabbed the top spot in his debut week, hustling up over 157,540 copies of his third Def Jam release Deeper Than Rap, while suburban newcomer Asher Roth sold 65,380 discs of his breakthrough album Asleep in the Bread Aisle, according to Nielsen’s SoundScan. [View XXL Projections Here]

Ricky Ross didn’t surprise anyone by landing at the top slot on the Billboard 200, his third consecutive no. 1 album since his debut LP, 2006’s Port Of Miami. While Deeper Than Rap didn’t sell as much as his predecessors, Ross made sure to stay in the public eye leading up to its release by sparking a beef with 50 Cent. Fueled by his lead single, “Magnificent” with John Legend, DTR features cameos from a who’s who list of collaborators including Lil Wayne, Kanye West, T-Pain, Nas, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke and Foxy Brown, among others.

At no. 5 is PA native Asher Roth. The latest great white hope fell about 5k units short of the projections, yet still scored a pretty impressive first week sales figure considering he is a new act. Not to mention the fact that as XXLMag.com reported last week, the label under shipped Asleep in the Bread Aisle to stores.

Holding on to the Top 10 in his third week is Yonkers MC Jadakiss with his Def Jam debut The Last Kiss. Jada managed to sell 30,400 copies of the disc this week, bringing his total to 210,120.

The next urban release on the charts doesn’t show until The-Dream’s Love VS Money album which takes the no. 24 spot. The singer/songwriter bagged up 17,020 units this week, which makes his seven week tally stand at 331,480. Right below at no. 25 is download king Flo Rida. The Southern rapper’s sophomore release R.O.O.T.S. slid three spots this week with 16,770 in sales. After four weeks Rida has an overall sales figure of 122,640.

Fifteen spots down at no. 40 is Atlanta superstar T.I.’s Paper Trail is still going strong after 30 weeks. Pulling in an additional 11,650 copies in stats this week, the Grand Hustle general has 1,902,330 CDs sold to date.

Next week look for Mike Jones’ long delayed album The Voice to hit the Billboad 200. –Elan Mancini

  • joe p

    cant believe ross sold that much …

    • eff yo couch

      In a way DTR is a flop and it isn’t.

      It’s a flop because this project had all of the promotion, countless interviews on Radio stations, 2 BET Specials, the beef, and all of Def Jams energy behind this weed plate. The nigga even had a cake. lol But just imagine if Jadakiss had all of this for his project, which is way better than DTR.

      On the other hand it isn’t a flop because once everyone outside of the MIA found out that Rick Ross was a “spread your ass cheeks” CO, his career and street cred went out the window. So basically he started a beef to help save his rap career, which was a smart move. I wonder what type of gimmick Officer Ricky is going to use for his next album.

      When it’s all said in done his shit is a flop. Just look at the first week numbers from his last 2 weed plates. And don’t use the niggas downloading and the recession, because his last album was out out during this recession and niggas been downloading and bootlegging for a long ass time. Downloading was not invented last week when Ross album came out.

      • boss

        stop hating bitch , show some respect to the boss ! i am a huge jadakiss fan but , deeper than rap is way better . listen to the music and leave the emotions to the broads

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

        Jadakiss would of sold a whole lot more if he ACTUALLY made a good album.
        Speaking as a die hard L.O.X. fan, even the songs I was SUPPOSED to like I didn’t like.

        I’m jus saying.

        miles archer

        • THE BEST

          miles archer? the fuck kind of homo name is that. FAIL.

        • BirDMan

          same said for your name, “the Best”, fucking wankster.

  • Pierzy

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    I guess karma really is a bitch

  • Pierzy

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    I guess karma really is a bitch!

  • General

    Got to give it to Ross, his 3rd #1 CD in a row…

    I know all the hate is sure to come in the comment section about him selling less than his last first week sales, but his drop in sales on the first week from his last release are actually a lot less than what most other artists have had in the last few years…

    Hate him or love him, Ross did it again, respect to him and Jada for both doin solid numbers in this economy…

    As for Asher, UNDERSHIPPED…time to move on from that excuse, it is what it is

  • Pierzy

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  • L.A Vet

    that much!!!!

    LMAO…

    all that money behind ross promo… he should have sold 300 k…

    • http://www.myspace.com/maxprofit Max Profit

      True! True! Ross is an example of the industry pushing fake garbage on to the people.

  • john wayne

    defjam put up atleas 1.5 to 2 mill on this album, ross better halla at that O.G for some recoup money or start touring his fat ass off. with all that music and publicity and he only sold 28,000 more than jada

  • john wayne

    R.I.P to tripple C, your bawse sell 158 how can you get a deal on that strength cmon.

  • dayum

    i was expectin ro$$$ to sell more after all the promotion but then again after all the promotion i also expected AR to atleast undership

  • Pierzy

    “…yet still scored a pretty impressive first week sales figure considering he is a new act.”

    Stop it! Just accept the L and move on.

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      Merry Xmas, P! You got your gift early this year….

      I reached right over Ash to get that Ross the day it dropped. Not impressed by any means, but not disappointed one iota.

      Now, for the beginning of the rebirth of the, um, three headed monster….?

      Wait, does Dre still count?

      • Pierzy

        “Asleep In The Studio” is considered a breakthrough album? Yikes!!!!!!!

        • BIGNAT

          NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I WAS SAVING THE ASLEEP IN THE STUDIO JOKE UNTIL I SAW HIS FIRST WEEK TOTALS. well since you beat me to it i can say this. they can use that under shipped excuse but it was not under promoted. i seen and heard asher roth promo everywhere. they under ship the product and then over promote it? that makes no sense to me

      • Pierzy

        Did he really just call “Asleep In The Studio” a breakthrough album? Yikes!

  • DownSouth

    I guess beefing wit fiddy really helped. I believe Em is going to sell a milli the first week. I know I will be coppin dat.

    DOWN SOUTH!!!

  • Mayor

    Ross album is straight, but i tend to not respect a bunch of collaborations on albums like damn how you only giving 16 to YOUR track…where Ross did slip up was with the single, like Hustlin and the Boss were straight bangers magnificent is the type of song you save for a 3rd-4th you have a general idea whether your goin gold or plat single

  • big skiz

    not bad for a loser, wonder how hes gonna sell those ten million he was blabberin about

  • macdatruest

    This is a sad day for dickriders everywhere. Damn, Ross Venni Vetti Vicci (came saw and conquered) Gotta respect good music I guess. We dont need another “Curtis” no time soon. Now Camron got more buzz than Fiddy in New York. Didnt Fiddy diss Jada too? and Jada sellin’. And T.I.? Damn it look like everybody Fiddy dissed got a career but the one dude he co-signs Yayo, is in Rehab. Damn Eminem album betterbe the shit cause I think the three headed monster just got one of it’s heads chopped off

    • Yonkerstandup

      @ macdatruest
      men do u really read what u write before u post shit up??? I mean I c buncha bullshit in this bitch but ur shit’s gotta be the #1. 157,540 first week sales on a major label aint even enough to cover ur promo for the album let alone payin off all the guest stars this dude had on his album. I aint hatin ross cause I’d love to see someone punk 50 ova and ova but there aint no way anyone could come up and say ross is a winner in this situation. And bout cam gettin more buzz in NY idk what kinda crack u’re on cause I aint neva heard shit bout cam unless it’s concernin “sightings” of him in NY cause these days he’s hard to c in town. ps- fuck that nigga yayo, he dont belong anywhere near rap or anything related to it

      • macdatruest

        Do I read the shit I’m writing???? Did you choose to hop on my dick or do you got prior experience? And it’s Man not “Men” homo I see where yo head is at, on a bunch of guys. Shut yo gay dude lovin’ ass up.

        Who da fuck said that you pay all your album expenses off with your first week sales??? That’s nothing but a bilboard checkpoint to predict how your album gonna sell fuckface.

        Ever since Fiddy started that “numbers” shit and XXL perpetuated it to give him false victories over niggas he couldn’t match lyrically-Niggas act like they sittin in the board rooms at the label. Dumb ass niggas lookin a 1 WEEK OF SALES to judge a artist now-wow.

        I know niggas think that make them look like they know some shit, but really that shit is for fake ass fans. “how much did he sell? oh he’s garbage” GTFOH I predict as the temperature warms up, so will Rick Ross sales. Just like A$her’s will when this semester is over and college kids is ready to party.

        What type of crack I’m on???? Niggas is Chicago and Milwaukee, all my whiteboys niggas down south in Texas and ATL all fuck wit Cam. Yea maybe yall dont fuck wit Cam in New York, but who fuck wit New York fans anyway??? yall music market is a wrap. All New York fans do is hate cause they got nothing to offer in the current state of hip hop but mixtapes and smack battles… Maino???? GTFOH!!!!!

        • Yonkerstandup

          @ macdatruest
          fuck tard I had to read what u wrote twice in hopes that I’d find something where u actually made or tried to make a point. “…Ever since Fiddy started that “numbers” shit and XXL perpetuated it to give him false victories over niggas” u seriously believe what u wrote?? did u start listenin 2 hip hop after 50 came into the game?? false victories??? what the fuck? I bet u aint even 25 so I really cant blame u. U fags these days think hip hop was started by pac and biggie and 50 made it mainstream. Fuck heads get off xxl and research something and use what u find for ur high school senior project/paper. I would normally just laugh @ ignorant fuck heads like u cause it aint worth my time. uhmmm… ever heard of Nielsen SoundScan?? I bet by the way u wrote above u’re gonna argue that shit aint is false/fake right???
          “..but who fuck wit New York fans anyway???” damn homo I’ll send u 2 pennies so u can save up and come down 2 NY and check out what real fans are (real underground hip hop shit). Get ur rec str8

    • Yonker

      first fuck xxl for blockin my comments and 2nd
      @ macdatruest
      men do u really read what u write before u post shit up??? I mean I c buncha bullshit in this bitch but ur shit’s gotta be the #1. 157,540 first week sales on a major label aint even enough to cover ur promo for the album let alone payin off all the guest stars this dude had on his album. I aint hatin ross cause I’d love to see someone punk 50 ova and ova but there aint no way anyone could come up and say ross is a winner in this situation. Remember numbers are gonna down from now on not up so u can def kiss gold rec bye bye let alone plat. I can c how a ross fan can get excited bout ross havin the #1 album for the 3rd time but honestly that dont mean shit when it comes to gettin that paper when u barely crack 155k on a major label. And bout cam gettin more buzz in NY idk what kinda crack u’re on cause I aint neva heard shit bout cam unless it’s concernin “sightings” of him in NY cause these days he’s hard to c in town. ps- fuck that nigga yayo, he dont belong anywhere near rap or anything related to it

      • macdatruest

        XXL aint even block your comment, you just a bitch nigga wit net zero.. Step ya internet connection game up nigga, who use dial-up other than you. I think niggas from Yonkers smoke DMX…..and you just added some fluff to the same statement. Go Relapse on some Yonkers rocks nigga X callin’ you he bout to spark the glass dick up.

  • Mayor

    Thats funny how in the same story they talk about Ross’s debuting at #1 then try to say that its okay for Asher’s subpar numbers because he is a new act. Roth will never appeal to mainstream…he’s always gonna be one of those people that people listen to because they want to be different

  • jList

    Officer Ricky is a joke…millions in promotion $’s and he can even push 200,000? Jadakiss does 200,000 in 2 weeks with nothing but a BET commercial for a promo. Asher Roth did half of what he did an he KKK

  • RWord

    LOL!….look at you haters. Ross have three number albums. and he is a loser?!?!

    damn you guess are pathetic.

    where is 50 number? or better yet, WHERE is 50 album?!?!…LOL

    dude is a monkey. I thought 50 “fuck up ross life” yet he still had a number albumm even all the hate of co and crap..

    50cent is over. his influence is dead.

    RIP 50cent

    PS. xxlmag will block this comment like the the always against me

    • Pierzy

      All of my comments were in reference to Trash Roth.

    • http://www.therealstkillas.com JList

      50 influence is dead? He sold 975 units of CURTIS in one week? Where is his albumn? 18 million copies of The Massacre? Where is his albumn? 3 million of Get Rich or Die Tryin’? Where is his albumn? The only reason why Ross had a #1 is because his white boy CO officers cop it all and listen to it in prision while they beating on a brother. Eminem will sell that many copies opening minute of his albumn release

      RIP RWord

      Don’t Block XXl…cuz you ain’t making any sense you talking garbage

    • RWord

      BTW, f*ck Em’s relapse. Jay-Z blueprint is a what everyone waiting on.

      • You’re a moron

        Wow, you are intelligent.

        I think everyone in the world is waiting on Relapse you dumb fuck.

        Watch the first week numbers than kill yourself.

        • http://www.twitter.com/lowendofdachi GorillaJoe

          Em’s return to rap with the Relapse album=Jordan returning to the game wearing a Wizards jersey.

          You do the math.

        • CHEAA

          The first 3 songs for Relapse have been straight TRASH.. “you’re a Moron”.. U must be a moron to think the album is going to be good…. DTR will probablly be much better than it… maybe not sell as much, but better.

        • Mika

          aii Jump off that u? I got JBeezy banging (no homo) right bout nw :D

    • jburg

      What happened to that 200,000 you were talking about? And he has a number 1 album on a day when the only other rap album that came out was a rookie in Asher Roth. I don’t give a fuck what you say, had 50 come out last week he would have sold more than Ross no matter what the material sounded like. Truth is, Ross just isn’t that hott to mainstream. The real challenge is selling the second week. Lets see how long he keeps the number 1 album. I am willing to bet his sales drop at least 50%. Time to put your mouth on another rappers dick!!! Homo!!!

  • k-rob

    not hard to be number one when their is no competition when you drop, cmon

    • niggafrommemphis

      Thank you,i ain’t 50s’ #1 fan,but ross is gonna owe def jam money after this.

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  • PARIS PERSHUN

    FINALLY THE NUMBERS ARE OUT!!!! ROSS IN THIS BITCH…. FUCK HIS PERSONAL LIFE THAT MUFUCKIN CD IS THE SHITASTIC!!!! BUT IT IS TRUE THAT NO COMPETITION DROPPED WIT HIM….. NOW WAITING ON THAT BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT MIXTAPE …. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HHA… RELEASING SHIT UNDER 50 CENT TITLE./…

  • bigt

    wake up everyone, since when the hell is 150k a good number, he sold less then his last album, beefin with 50 never helped him at all, rick ross failed period. he wont even sell a mill of this album

    rick ross 3rd album 1st week sales 150k
    50 cents 3rd album sales 1st week- 680k

    no competition

    • RWord

      the reason 50 sold 680K so much on this 3rd album is because:

      1. ALOT of marketing dollars (look how much money he is spending with his beef with Ross…LOL)
      2. Use Kanye beef to sell

      it two different situations. The point was Ross life was going to be “fuck up” because of 50cent. Yet Ross doesnt even have a stretch on him nor his sell. 50 spend all the money and Resources to end Ross career and it fail:

      1. cartoons
      2. curly videos
      3. pronos
      4. book deals
      5. website

      All that time and money 50 spend AND ROSS TILL had a number album….LOL!!

      So that makes 50cent the loser. 50cent is a monkey, his influence is dead. his career is over.

  • Batman

    It’s about time everyone looked at the facts with Ross!!! The man is liar (literally about everything from his money to lifestyle etc)…all entertainers fabricate but he is on a parallel with Mussolini (because he actually believes what he is shovelling). He does deserve a pat on his back for creating a buzz and pushing numbers which will probably mean he will go gold…and that’s it (even if it mean’t getting degraded at every turn!)
    50 cent is way beyond Ross in every way shape and form…money, lifestyle and body shape.
    Both parties sales are up….so well done Ross but your not a boss just a good middle weight compared to Jay, 50, Em etc. In saying that all eyes now will be on 50 cent and the quality of his next project. His numbers will smash Ross (we all know that) and if his next album hits the spot then we will all be happy as it will be good for Hip Hop. So please lets not get excited as even the hardened Ross fans must wince now again and his lie’s!!!

    • http://www.twitter.com/lowendofdachi GorillaJoe

      50 cent is way beyond Ross in every way shape and form…money, lifestyle and body shape.

      So you post under the name BATMAN, and I guess based on that its safe to assume you’re a male. With that said, how does 50 Cent’s body shape give him the edge in a rap battle?

      Did you really mean to type that?

      • macdatruest

        50 cent is way beyond Ross in every way shape and form…money, lifestyle and body shape.
        ^^^^^^^^
        Ooooh, Somebody fucked theyself with a Fiddy Cent dildo!!!!! da na nunna nu na Batman!!!! Prolly used Lloyd Banks Ass Lube.

        And Fiddy wear his doo rag tied in a pony, homo thuggery and his fans know it and love it, right Batty Boy????

    • El Tico Loco

      Listen to Batty Boys by DOOM, and rethink your comments with a big ||, By then you might even post under a different name.

  • Mario

    I love Asleep In The Bread Aisle it’s a great album Fuck Ross I’ll Never Buy one of His Bitchass Albums he is a cop on top of Being a Shit rapper. I’m still waiting for EM’s Album Who Isn’t if it doesn’t sell a million first day I’ll Be Shocked. 50 quit stalling and put out music Fucking a.

    • jburg

      Co-Sign. Roth got a hott album!!

  • http://www.realstarhiphop.com Jeffrey Roy List

    I love how everyone says 50 Cent’s CURTIS is trash. It wasn’t his best albumn but he still sold 978,000 in the first week. Ross had just as much promo as CURTIS and he couldn’t even sell 200,000! What a monkey! Asher Roth a nobody from the KKK sold half as much! A WHITE BOY! OFFICER RICKY!

    • http://www.twitter.com/lowendofdachi GorillaJoe

      Curtis did no such numbers during its first week. What you posted there was slightly higher than Kanye’s first week sales of Graduation, which we all know pummeled Curtis.

      Stop lying. Stanism is gay.

      Curtis is not feeding you niggas.

      • Pierzy

        For the record:

        Graduation’s first week sales = 957,000
        Curtis’ first week sales = 691,000

    • que

      @ jeffrey
      no ross didn’t have as much promotion as curis, Curtis had about 5 singles and videos out before it was released, and still sold under a mil, kanye buried fifty, wasn’t he supposed to retire, i guess that was a lie.lol 50 done man, i like get rich and thats about it, he lost me with that massacre bullshit, Candy shop, just a lil bit. lol that shit was trash. 50 got alot of money, thats the only thing keepin him relevent at this point.

  • gary

    Listen Ross selling 150k is NOT IMPRESSIVE in any economy be real he is TRASH came out with no comp LOL

    • macdatruest

      Listen Ross selling 150k is NOT IMPRESSIVE in any economy be real he is TRASH came out with no comp LOL
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      I thought hecame out with A$her? I thought he was new and part of hip hops future and all that. However much it was Ross outsold him. And that’s reality. 150k aint shit, but 70k is less than half that. But if A$her sold the high number, I’m pretty sure people would be slappin his little white hand in congratulations. 3am is a shit song too Ross got heat, and ya favorite rappers is coooold lol

  • Mario

    Seriously I’m bumping that Asher Roth Right now Buy it It’s Great. It’s Real music like Kid CuDi.

  • http://xxlmag.com MoneyMike21

    I would be #1 as well if I dropped an album when no one else drops. Ross is garbage

  • pr0f3ssor

    I don’t understand. I’m not a Ross fan or hater but he only sold 150, with all the promotion in the world. Jada had very little promotion and sold damn near the same. How did Ross win? Someone please explain.

    • Black

      Cosign. U know Ross gotta b in the red. Kiss just has a solid fanbase (i.e. Nas) he’ll prolly be able to do those numbers in any climate. The good thing about having the majority of your fanbase coming from the late 90′s early 00′s is that they remember what it feels like to actually buy music.

  • DETROIT

    here’s the deal…

    not sidin with 50, but 150,000 is a horrible number for a top teir rapper, IN ANY CLIMATE! obviously ross is not top teir. he says that he’s the biggest rapper in the south, etc. wayne is at damn near 3 mil, tip is at damn near 2 mil, and PLIES SOLD 300000 HIS FIRST WEEK! LET’S BE CLEAR, PLIES SOLD 300,000 HIS FIRST WEEK. ross’ instores have been damn near empty, if you don’t believe me, look at some of his videos on worldstar. Plies put out 2 albums last year and the 2nd album doubled ross shit! also, #1 is good, but it all depends on who your comp is! what other popular artist released an album last week? NOBODY! 50 did 600,000 the first week with curtis…THIS IS NOT A BEEF! THESE NIGGAS ARE NOT ON THE SAME LEVEL! I AM NOT A 50 FAN, BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS!

    PLEASE DON’T RESPOND TO ME RWORD!

    ANYONE ELSE, FEEL FREE TO VOICE YOUR OPINION!

    • RWord

      I respond to whoever I want! NICCU!

      ask yourself this, if you spend all these man hours and money to end a dude career and he still sell his number with and loses, how can you claim you are winning a beef?!?

      Everyone agree 50cent won the Ja Rule beef because Ja sells DROP SUFFICIENTLY. Yet Ross is still the same.

      50cent is a monkey, a clown. his career is over. Why can G-Unit or Tayo or Lloyd bank do 150K first week…LOL!

      and they suppose to be 50cent boys, artist…LOL!

    • Black

      Agreed. It’s all about image portrayal and Ross puts himself out there like he is really competing with any of the dudes u mentioned and really he’s not. He had the Def Jam machine fully behind his project ( which isn’t easy 4 RAPPER 2 do LOL!) amd he sold like 20,000 more units then Kiss.

      I guarantee he don’t get that push next time.

    • jburg(Flintstone)

      Co-Sign. Exactly what I been saying!! Rword is a bitch!!!

    • General

      @DETROIT
      I hear what your sayin about Ross not bein a top tier artist…this is true, he hasn’t been in the past, but what you are overlooking is consistency
      You put out Plies CD’s as an example, but lets see if Plies 3rd CD drops them kind of numbers…I doubt it, but I could be wrong.

      50 set out to end Ross’s career, but instead Ross is going to do with this CD what he has done with the last 2, which sell a little above gold, which Def Jam and everyone else had to figure with this climate in the music industry that was the best they would get.

      And when you look at his first week numbers he did not have the huge decline in 1st week sales that all these other artists that you see with 50 being a prime example…

      Hell T.O.S. didn’t even push 100k its first week and is barely over 200k right now almost a year later and this was 50′s last test in the market.

      I agree that Ross is not on the level of the top artists like Kanye, TI, Wayne, Em and Jay, but I would also argue that neither is 50 at this point.

      • macdatruest

        True Talk

      • DETROIT

        i feel you bro, but i have a few objections:

        “Hell T.O.S. didn’t even push 100k its first week and is barely over 200k right now almost a year later and this was 50’s last test in the market.”

        TOS was not a 50 cent album, it was a g-unit album. kinda like if tripple c’s put out an album. those type of group albums never really sell as much as the actual star of the group does solo. look at junior mafia, they’re shit sold no where near as much as biggie’s shit, same with thug life and pac, same with the boss hawg outlaws and slim thug, tru and master p, the eastsidas and snoop, the list goes on and on!

        “And when you look at his first week numbers he did not have the huge decline in 1st week sales that all these other artists that you see with 50 being a prime example…”

        that’s because he never had a huge album sales to begin with…there is no huge decline from 187,000!

        “50 set out to end Ross’s career”

        right…and that still looks very possible, 50 IS JUST GETTING STARTED! wait till he hooks up with the real rick ross, that’s something that has never been seen in the rap game, a fraud nigga being confronted by the nigga he’s copying. i’ve even heard that they are gonna try to leagally strip rick ross of that name! if that is the case, HIS CAREER WILL BE OVER!

        “but lets see if Plies 3rd CD drops them kind of numbers”

        That was plies’ 3rd cd that sold 300000 the first week.

        • General

          @DETROIT
          I guess this is objections to your objections, LOL

          “TOS was not a 50 cent album, it was a g-unit album.”

          -If memory serves me correctly 50 marketed the hell out of this CD including the usual beefing with someone else (Fat Joe), kicking someone out of the crew (Young Buck) and also with the XXL cover of G-Unit (the group/not 50 cent) burrying the competition…
          Didn’t work out too well for them…First G-Unit CD was a #1 CD that went platinum pretty fast, this CD went nowhere…
          If I remember right they also taunted Game and said they would crush him if he came out the same week…lucky for them he didn’t come out that week or the lackluster sales would have looked much worse

          “that’s because he never had a huge album sales to begin with…there is no huge decline from 187,000!”
          -Ask Soulja Boy,Fat Joe and Bow Wow about that. Or better yet ask G-Unit about the delcline in their group album sales. As I said before it is the consistency with what you are doing, and with him being able to continue the same as before the beef I would say that 50 didn’t do much damage and Ross didn’t gain much.

          “50 IS JUST GETTING STARTED!”
          -This is probably the most disturbing thing possible for 50. He has already spent almost 4 month going at him in ways people wouldn’t have imagined and for this Ross is still where he was before the beef. In the meantime 50′s CD was shelved, his singles have produced no buzz and his release date is Novembuary 32nd of Never right now. 50 needs to be focused on makin some hot music again (I Know, I know, he got billions of dollars and doesn’t need to make good music anymore) and if not, then get the fuck out the game. I’m prayin he come with some classic Aftermath/Shady shit for his next cd, but right now he’s too worried about Ross.

          Also, you can’t tell me honestly when 50 dropped the baby mama’s video’s and all the other shit that you thought Ross would not take a major hit in his sales and be closer to what Asher did in his 1st week, but he didn’t.

          As far as Plies, you got me there, who would of thought…I guess I’m just not up on how many cd’s he actually has in his catalog

  • http://XXL CALHOUN

    Fake ass niggas and bitches tell lies every day all day,these numbers dont lie.Congrats “BIG BAWSE”,YOU THE MAN DOGG.

    • pr0f3ssor

      You’re right. The numbers don’t lie. 150 for an (a list rapper) is trash.

  • tony

    Ross did all that Beefing and still didn’t hardly sell shit. Ross look like a mouse drinking Budweiser. Miami Rappers just don’t sell lot of Records. Ross will battle Em. To catch more attention.

  • winky lokote

    THOSE SOME BULLSHIT NUMBERS…..
    LOOK WHO HE WAS COMPETING AGAINTS, ASHTEN ROTH…WHO DA FUCK IS THAT? THATS Y HE GOT NUMBER #1BUT HIS NUMBERS IN SELLING IS DEAD FUCKIN LAST.

    I LIKE ROSS BUT THATS SOME SHITTY NUMBERS FOR A RAPPER. ALL DAT NOISE WIT 50 AND SINGLE TRACKS SHOULD HAVE LANDED HIM IN DA 300K.

    GAME DID WAY DA FUCK MORE THAN HIM AND HE WENT UP AGAINTS FIF. HES A FAILURE.

  • tony

    we are not here to talk about plies he is a good artist, but the fact is Ross is #1 everybody was jumping up and down when jada sold 134k that was good. Bottom line Ross has dropped 3 albums all number one and regardless each album is better than the last. 50 can’t say that. get rich or die trying was great the massacre was terrible, the get rich or die trying soundtrack was good curtis was horrible. Ross has a solid album. I’m riding with him, and hope plies and whoever else put out great albums I hope 50 does too. Anyway you look at it for the good or the bad everybody that comes out from now on has to step their game up because Ross put out a good album. I don’t wait on in stores to buy an album I let the ladies do that.

    • DETROIT

      what up tony,

      “but the fact is Ross is #1 everybody was jumping up and down when jada sold 134k that was good. ”

      Jada has been the game since like ’96. rappers usually don’t have longevity. Look at 50s numbers, or Jay-z’s! Their numbers all take a hit over time. for a rapper that has been in the game for 13 years to sell as much as a “hot”, newer rapper says alot. also, jada is a lyricist…lyricist usually don’t sell as well as regular rap niggas. when you listen to ross’ album, it’s obvious that he tried to make a commercial album, which is why his numbers are a fail while jada’s are a success. not to mention the marketing dollars put behind ross.

      “Anyway you look at it for the good or the bad everybody that comes out from now on has to step their game up because Ross put out a good album”

      producers MAY have to step their game up, but ross is not a big enough artist to “change the game”…it’s like the old saying, if a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, did the tree really fall! wayne, 50, jay, ti, niggas like that are in a position to change the game, not ross!

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    i predicted dis shit.

  • Black

    His numbers by themselves are not bad. Kiss did a little less and should celebrate.

    It’s the fact that Ross’ promotion and marketing budget was so much higher that u have to believe Def Jam thought he would at least do 200- 250k.

  • sealsaa

    100,000 isn’t bad. I smell some 50 STANS. I don’t like Rawse or 50, but i’m willing to bet that 50 does the same, if not a little worse than Rawse.

  • Trenton Watts

    Beffin With 50 definitely help out Ross… If he didn’t beef with 50 he would off probably sold 110-120 like.. He put his self out there in the public more, great move for Ross as a artist. But at the end of the day 50 fucked up your manhood my nigga, he got both off your baby mom’s over the internet looking like the Bitches they are, you have children with these women that’s not a good look..

  • WINKY LOKOTE

    Rick Ross Video Budgets: $600,000
    - Mafia Music
    - Magnificent
    - All I Want

    Jadakiss Video Budgets: $350,000
    - By My Side
    - Can’t Stop Me
    - Who Run This

    __________

    Rick Ross Promo Tour:$300,000
    -3 month run w/ 8-member entourage

    Jadakiss Promo Tour: $50,000
    -2 week run w/ 1-member entourage

    __________

    Rick Ross New Media: $100,000
    Jadakiss New Media: $ 25,000

    __________

    Rick Ross Single at Radio: Magnificent (peaked at #5 on Urban Charts)
    Jadakiss Single at Radio: Can’t Stop Me (didn’t spin outside of NY)
    ___________

    Rick Ross Radio Promotions: $100,000
    Jadakiss Radio Promotions: $25,000

    ___________

    Rick Ross Trade/Magazine Promotions: $50,000
    Jadakiss Trade/Magazine Promotions: $50,000

    ____________

    Rick Ross Beefs: 5 (50 Cent, Trick Daddy, LLoyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Eminem)
    Jadakiss Beefs: 0

    _____________

    Rick Ross Total Budget: $1,150,000
    Jadakiss Total Budget: $500,000

    ______

    Difference in Records Sold First Week:
    Rick Ross: 158,000
    Jadakiss: 135,000

    DIFFERENCE: 23,000 units

    NOW YOU TELL ME HOW DA FUCK DID ROSS GOOD?

    • RWord

      LOL!…look at you clowns. Where did you get those fake numbers?!?

      • macdatruest

        @ RWORD sales numbers are like condoms for dickriders. It’s their protection. He pulled those numbers out of thin air, and he did a horrible job.Rick Ross just signed a joint label deal with Def Jam, that means he got paid a shitload up front and will be responsible for the funding and executive producing any albums on Maybach Music/Def Jam. You can make big ass moves and niggas will do like hoes and make up lies if they don’t like you, on some straight female shit. “Girl, I heard that nigga can’t cover his budget, mmm hmmm girl!” Hairshop ass niggas.

        • chillin mayne

          mac….maaaaaaaaaac…u a rick ross fan??..cmon dude…rick ross aint NEVA EEEEEEEEEEEEVAAAA spit even a line remotly close to impressing me… none.. raps is so grabage and unoriginal..u killin me supportin dis wack cat..”boss only touch the delicist of fabrics”….wat da fucc…im bout to go sit nakid on sum barbed wire while i lisin to shania twain best hits, den ima hang myself from da ceiling fan and just spin around for 40 minutes….

        • macdatruest

          It aint about being strictly a Rick Ross fan. It aint one of them “obligations” like Eminem fans feel, like “it’s Em Im gonna buy it regardless” hell naw. I just like good music from artists. Deeper Than Rap is a good album period. And as far as lines go, fuck a line Ross got whole songs. See, that’s what I mean. Niggas gotta dig through the latest Eminem songs to find lines, just cause the whole songs as an idea might be wack fuckery. I aint lookin for specks of clever out of Ross. And as far as him being a CO, shit that nigga was nineteen he couldnt even buy beer! And if his childhood was as rough as he says shit from that to now- imma give his music a listen cause I see he put a lot into it. Don’t mind me though Chillin’ go cop Relapse so I can laugh last BBBWWWAAAAAAAAA!!!! If Em sales a million, he’s gonna be Slim Shady forever! No growth, all crazy talk

        • DETROIT

          “Rick Ross just signed a joint label deal with Def Jam, that means he got paid a shitload up front and will be responsible for the funding and executive producing any albums on Maybach Music/Def Jam.”

          NOT TRUE AT ALL! remember young buck cryin on the phone to 50 about how universal only gave him 75,000 up front for his cashville label deal? and that was before the recession! Ross fan or not, you have to admit, giving a nigga like ross a huge lump sum for a label deal is BAD BUSINESS! NO ONE WOULD DO THAT! THIS NIGGA ONLY SOLD 150,000 OF HIS SHIT, HOW PROFITABLE DO YOU THINK THE TRIPPLE C’S ARE?

    • cold

      stop making up shit nigga ! rick ross is the BOSS ! listen to the music , leave the emotions to the broads

      • DETROIT

        huh? lol, ya’ll lil niggas are funny as hell…emotional? what are you talkin bout? and as far as makin shit up, listen to the young buck/50 phone convo man, buck even admitted that it was him. SO BASICALLY, SUCK MY DICK FUCK NIGGA!

        • macdatruest

          “NOT TRUE AT ALL! remember young buck cryin on the phone to 50 about how universal only gave him 75,000 up front for his cashville label deal? and that was before the recession!”

          Dawg google Rick Ross signs deal with Def Jam and see if it’s true. When Jay-Z signed him as an artist it was a multi-million dollar deal, that man aint let Def Jam down yet, that’s why now he got a full label deal for Maybach Music. It’s just like how Def Jam signed Luda, then they distributed his DTP label, it was distributed by Def Jam

          Now that aside… that gotta be the DUMBEST fuckin’ reason hands down,to claim why Rick Ross or any nigga don’t got a multi-million dollar deal- Cause Young Buck (a whole different rapper entirely) called Fiddy?! About Universal, a whole different label?!

          Dawg is you a fuckin’ retard? That don’t even make sense. You musta got dropped on yo head when you was a baby, yo thought process is fucked off. I can respect a sound theory, but nigga ya reachin’! Then yo had the nerve to add “that was before the recession” Nigga was you a bitch before the recession too?

          Matter fact I’ll help you out. It was waaay waay before the recession, cause Secret Service Curtis just revealed the tape when the beef started, he been wire tappin’ niggas, except Yayo, cause he on a leash. More importantly I know you don’t honestly think a nigga listening to that wire tap is gone convince me about some shit about another rapper. Bro, ya whole arguement is akward…..

          SO BASICALLY, SUCK A CRATE OF SWINE DICKS

  • $ykotic

    Pierzy play the numbers today! You’re on a roll!

    But unfortunately I think AsherEm will still sell.

    “all that money behind ross promo… he should have sold 300 k…”

    An extra 25k-ish better than Kissanova. All that “beef”. Debuting @ #1 and staying there are two different things. DTP is decent, real talk. It’s the business machine behind this dude that is faulty.

    I predicted 112k so I wasn’t that far off. From a business standpoint those are not stellar numbers.

    Flo Rida and his 19th cousin Dream have a problem. Mike Jones is done. That 106 & Park performance yesterday was bewty juice horrible. At least fly the singer in. It’s BET for goodness sake.

    • Pierzy

      I don’t know, $yk, I hope you’re wrong. He’ll never have as much push as he did leading up to week 1 {single, MTV, XXL) but maybe it’ll OVERship & prove me wrong………….

      • $ykotic

        You notice I said “unfortunately”! The Marshall dry ass co-sign of Asher just might help.

        But he has those collabos. The Busta and Beans jumpoffs are gonna help in the long run.

  • illp

    Ok im just saying look rick ross had alot of promotion marketing money going to nyc and alot of radio interview he is back by a companie like def jam and alot o thing that would make him get numbers like he did…. but did he won the 50 cent beef no way cause 50 next album sales will be around 600,000 first week and that will still beat rick ross by alot so i mean ross is about on the same level he whas last year when he dropped trilla and that’s it now we gotta wait to see what 50 have for before i self destruct !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Avenger XL

    Fact-Jada is doing well but it will probably take the rest of the year to get close to gold.

    Fact- This will be the first Ross Album that doesn’t go platinum and limps to gold if it makes it at all.

    Fact- The game is not over for Asher Roth the TI’s will probably hit us with the second wave of the mother o all advertising blitzes soon.

    At the end of the day the market is waaay down and folks are not spending money like they used too.

    • BIGNAT

      he has platinum albums i never heard that???

  • sealsaa

    /\ Quit fooling yourself. That beef is trash. Gayest beef ever. Neither one of these assholes can rap, and I doubt the sales battle will be THAT uneven. 600,000? Please.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Is this the pendulum swing in hip hop I’ve been looking for?? We’ll see. Slaughterhouse stand up!!!!!!!!11 Raekwon……what’s really good??!!!

  • Gerv

    Wake up people all the marketing and promotion in the world don’t mean you gonna sell 300k or 500k in the first week.Not a big Ross fan but a #1 album ain’t never a loss.Gettin your album pushed back a million times and lying about the reason is a loss.

  • chada

    aint this some shit,a guy sells 150,000 units in it’s first week of release and that’s a huge achievement for him,i mean with all the promo he got off the fake beef with 50 and the collaborations on his album,i mean weezy,kanye,nas,john legend e.t.c.all this guys on his album not to mention the beats he got and the expensive videos,only to sell 150 in the whole U.S,looks like he’ll have to keep wearing his fake jewelry and the I.R.S are going to cap him soon if he don’t pay up cuz the he already spent a lot of def jam money promoting his flop album.all this adds up to is, one broke,fake,drug dealer wannabe,fat,lie spitting corrections officer.

  • RWord

    At the end of the day, if you claim you going to end a dude career and he performance the same way he always do, then you are the loser (50).

  • $ykotic

    @ Winky

    How the hell you get that info? Intern @ Def Jam?
    Priceless.

    DTP is not an international album. It is not going diamond. Why even beef with that dude? IF the album was all of that why didn’t you just promote it to the wheels fall off?

    People who think that 50 spent $ on this are not really looking at the business. Dude trying to go Hollywood with that Curly persona. The hits generated on his site alone put food on the table for that staff. He is generating revenue. WITH NO MUSIC. Ross still spending budget money.

    And this war ain’t even close to being over. There is no 50 album to compare it to. This war is spilling over into the streets.

    It’s Def Jam heads should really be looking at.
    3 artists out right now(Ross/Jada/Dream) and look at how anemic their sales are. Not even 400k. Millions in promo/studio. Advances. That label has a serious problem.

    I hope it doesn’t affect Red & Meth’s project. I’m looking forward to that.

    I’ve got plenty more. Just starting.

    Commission!

    • General

      “There is no 50 album to compare it to.”

      That is kind of the point right now. 50 was supposed to drop this CD since 4th Quarter of 08 and it has continually gotten pushed back…
      He brought 2 singles to the market one produced by Storch and the other Dre, both of which flopped…So he is spendin money on music right now, including the fact that Dre is now taking over 50′s project, which guess what…means more money out of his budget and still no release date even close in sight

      Yeah 50 got lots and lots of money and yes he made money off of this beef, just off the internet site alone…

      But in the end, I’m in this for the music, not all the side shows and what Ross showed with this CD is that with putting up similar numbers as his last 2 and having another #1 CD, he will continue to put out music, which me as a consumer want…

      50 on the other hand has gotten lost and sidetracked from the music and can’t bring the same level of quality music that he used to which as a consumer of rap music, I don’t want…

      Make no mistake about it, 50′s days of being the top dog in the rap game are over. Yes he has diversified so that his money will still be good, but he will not have the same influence in rap music that he used to with his music, which what I really care about

      • DETROIT

        “He brought 2 singles to the market one produced by Storch and the other Dre, both of which flopped”

        actually “I GET IT IN” got waaaay more spins than ross’ current single. so did “The biggest boss”, ross’ single from his last album.

      • $ykotic

        What up General?

        I see your point. My view does not favor 50 at all. I’m saying that Ross’ people blew it with this beef. It didn’t help. They should’ve jumped in that bus and did the grass roots promotion. Fill it up and do the damn thing across the nation. Screw a beef.

        • General

          I couldn’t agree with you more…the beef really didn’t help either of them and I do think that if Ross would have just let his music speak he might have done bigger numbers, but I guess we won’t know until next go around

  • What The ?

    “”"”"”"”At no. 5 is PA native Asher Roth. The latest great white hope fell about 10k units short of the projections, yet still scored a pretty impressive first week sales figure considering he is a new act. Not to mention the fact that as XXLMag.com reported last week, the label under shipped Asleep in the Bread Aisle to stores.”"”"”"”"

    Under shipped ? I thought they shipped 100k ? he sold 60k do the math.

    White Hope ? not at all.

    XXL dickriding Asher for months = Priceless.

  • What The ?

    “”"”"”"”At no. 5 is PA native Asher Roth. The latest great white hope fell about 10k units short of the projections, yet still scored a pretty impressive first week sales figure considering he is a new act. Not to mention the fact that as XXLMag.com reported last week, the label under shipped Asleep in the Bread Aisle to stores.”"”"”"”"

    Under shipped ? I thought they shipped 100k ? he sold 60k do the math.

    White Hope ? not at all.

    XXL dick-riding Asher for months = Priceless.

  • Yo Derrty Ro

    Ok…lets just all stop for a sec and take in the reality of this whole situation. Ross sold 157,540! Marketing most likely cost him 3/4 of a mill or a mill plus. Not including the videos or any other small projects (like going at 50) may have cost him.

    Forget the fact that its a number one album or his third #1 album…his last two albums im sure didnt have as much promo or the extra expenses. This dude didnt even come close to hitting the mark to where he would break-even. Its a lack luster performance!

    Im not denying the fact that he makes decent music but Ross has to now go back and spend more marketing dollars on promoting this album all over again, so that he may possiblly see some sort of revenue from this project.

    So lets all be realist and admit that he lost this one! Maybe next time Ross…

    Yo Derrty Ro

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    look at the number of comments and the number of records sold. This is not the times when people bought albums. These are new times and to do that many numbers is pretty good. Give the man props for his music and not for his personal life. Hip hop is about the music.

    • $ykotic

      T.I. has consisently moved units. Other genres of music still sell.

      Most of the comments here do not consist of his(Ross) personal life. And most are giving him props for his album being a barometer of quality music that others should follow this year.

      But for all of that hoopla, 150k is not good. Do you think it will consistently sell between 40-70k a week?

      What will people say when Eminem’s numbers look nice? Oh, it’s Em? The people behind Ross let him do this and he got aired out. Again if the album was all that from the door, why even go there? Promote your craft, stay humble, and he probably would have attracted more people to the project than this way.

      And I noticed the other day something was wrong because Ross been yapping. But this week, nothing.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Ross loss period. Shit, all he has to do is make a call to have his connects pay off his recoup money. There’s always Corrections, but there won’t be any “crab meats”, just bologna sandwiches and chicken on Sundays. Fuck him and I don care about Fisty since GRODT. Who the fuck said Plies??!!! I don’t doubt Rawse’s album is good, it’s just I choose to keep my feet on solid ground……fuck a fabricating ass nigga!!! “To thy own self be true”!!!!

  • tony

    Thanks Gerv and Rword for making sense because #1 is never bad. Everybody is always talking about this rapper with this promotion and how much the company spenton this rapper. WHO CARES and besides thats not hiphop didn’t we learn that from the mad rapper from biggie’s album.Eveybody complains when a rapper flops and sayst that the company did not promote them well maybe the labels really don’t believe in that artist,but at least ross has a good album and no one can take that from him. If I was an exec I would promote that album no some of crap that comes out today. and as far as Jada is concern you are right Detroit he is a 13yr veteran with great skills but where is his classic lp this last one is certainly not. Do not hurt your self trying to educate me on what a lyrcist is I know what one is. Ross is not in that category but 3/3 number 1 albums what is your answer for that. everyone that beefs with 50 surely fails with the exception of Game whose numbers are dwindling too and I expect Camron to do pretty well, but regardless you can harp on the production all you want it is a Good Album.

  • http://xxlmag.com Shadythagreat

    Jadakiss has sold more than Rick Ross!! With all that promotion/production def jam kick out for them to sale he SHOULD have done better numbers than this!!! This is very sad,because now Ross got to recoup all that money that they handed out for his sorry ass album. Plus JADAKISS album is better,thats all we been playing in V.A. these last couple of weeks.

  • Nate

    That’s all!! BITCH BOSS!! Say it again and I’ll believe it. BITCH BOSS!!, Nope that doesn’t work. He ain’t the boss that he wants you to think he is so badly…

    ALbum of the Week!, Nope Asher’s is realer (and that’s true because real is being himself and Ross is nothing but a fake G)

    Yeah, Jada’s work is much better than Officer Ricky’s.

    Asher’s fanbase will spread and stores that didn’t have the album will sell more.

    But we can all agree sales are down across the board in a large way. Who had the last 300K debut week? TI?? 30 weeks ago?

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Told you BITCHES THIS EMINEM CLONE WOULD FLOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Pierzy

      Real talk!

  • Yo Derrty Ro

    It was a lack luster performance…plain and simple!!!

    He spent maybe 3/4 of a mill to a mill plus on marketing alone. 157,540 his first week does nothing for him and his sales will continue to decline unfortunately! Thats the reality of it…there is no brighter side to this.

    Ross has to now go back and spend more marketing dollars to push this album so that he may see some sort of revenue from it. I dont see him hitting gold status and possiblly falling short maybe 150-200k.

    Im not denying the fact that he put out decent music…he just wasnt able to win with this release!

    Lets just be realist!

    Yo Derrty Ro

  • Nate

    #1 doesn’t surprise me becuase if that’s all you see all over the place when you check a new release rack then new buyers think “Oh this is good, he’s all over the place”. This has been proven time after time.

    That’s why Frito Lays dominates chip ailes by 50-75% It’s not because they make the best chips. It’s because they SELL from getting the space in the stores.

    If equal space is given to all other albums within a 2-4 week period Ross won’t outsell everybody. Jada will way outsell Ricky.

    • DETROIT

      ^^^^^^^^^
      co-sign…that’s why it’s called showBUSINESS!

  • lil dizzy

    fuk off ash got messed by his lable dey thought he wasnt gunna blow up so dey dint put out dat much albems dey had major back up on his shit
    ASH SHOULDA SOLD MORE DAMMIT

  • Nate

    Asher undershipped isn’t a excuse as it was reported the 1st day or so of shipments before knowledge of consumer purchase amounts known.

    According to XXL Report Ricky didn’t have anything but R&B features on there. Only Nas is respectable currently on the list of names he has on there. To bad he can’t carry a album by himself or have real rappers on a few songs other than Nas. I think it’s because he knows they would body him, and he would pull a LL Cool J/Canibus move… Bitch Bo$$ can’t let anybody outshine him can he??

    Rick is only going to be deeper in debt for all his costs to make the album.

  • Nate

    Chada said it all especially in his last line:
    ———————————————

    aint this some shit,a guy sells 150,000 units in it’s first week of release and that’s a huge achievement for him,i mean with all the promo he got off the fake beef with 50 and the collaborations on his album,i mean weezy,kanye,nas,john legend e.t.c.all this guys on his album not to mention the beats he got and the expensive videos,only to sell 150 in the whole U.S,looks like he’ll have to keep wearing his fake jewelry and the I.R.S are going to cap him soon if he don’t pay up cuz the he already spent a lot of def jam money promoting his flop album.

    all this adds up to is, one broke,fake,drug dealer wannabe,fat,lie spitting corrections officer

  • http://xxlmag.com MOZART

    DAMN, WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE YOU FAGGOTS STOP HATING? RICK ROSS SELLS RECORDS, ITS HIS JOB. YOU ALL NEED JESUS OR SOMETHING, WITH ALL THIS HATRED COMING FROM BLACKS TOWARDS ANOTHER(SUCESSFUL)BLACK BROTHA.IF YOU DONT LIKE IT, DONT BUY IT,OR GO AND MAKE YOUR OWN ALBUM AND SEE HOW MUCH YOU CAN SELL,DAMN I SICK OF HATERS.

  • macdatruest

    Was Ross spending THAT much on promotions??? Ross was in the spotlight anyway because Fiddy made it all personal. He put the spotlight on Ross, everybody was all “oooh, ooh, what you gotta say?” and Ross used the new attention he was getting to draw attention to his music. Smart, cheap, efficient.

    Fiddy on the other hand got Before I Self Explode the Album,Before I Self Explode special edition packaged with a bonus music CD AND a Full Length movie he already spent money to make. A Scott Storch Single, A Dr. Dre single, a song with the alleged Three Headed Monster and still no release date for all that finished material? Budget=ruined.

    And Lloyd Banks and Yayo got dropped that cost. And all them other G-Unit niggas he paid and never released that costed. And it’s cost-ing to keep 40 glocc and Spider Loc’s frienship-cause Fiddy aint never gone drop they albums. Mazerati Fox flashing money???? That nigga is 65 he get social-security he cant drop albums, but Fiddy still payin him. That cost. Mike Tyson’s big ass crazy time mansion he knocked millions off the sale price and still can’t sell it? Thats cost-ing. Baby momma drama? Shanequa cost too. And now she got that other nigga baby who was livin wit her in Fiddy house?? Thats gonna cost too.

    who wanna bet a hunnid that Rick Ross eventually outsell T.I.??? wait til the summer-yall gonna say “aw he bought his own albums” watch cause that shit gone spike in sales. Especially wit these summer lovin hoes

    • DETROIT

      i’d take that bet anyday, ti has a 1 million cd head start…lol

      • macdatruest

        you got a deal. Wait until summer, i predict ross gonna do about 2.5 mil by the end of this summer thats may, june, july, and august

        • CashKidd

          you smokin dust 2.5 mill i dont think you like ross that much i think you just hate fifty why i dont know

          but no way in hell is ross gonna sell 2.5 mill if he says those numbers im going to law school

    • the W, Formerly Known as Warriormentality

      you, my friend, have about an inch too much of ross’ cock in your brain. your hate of curtis jackson is making you batty.

      i mean, you can’t possibly think that’s going to happen.

      • macdatruest

        yea I do. You know what? I’m always right, and people who know me know that about me. Mark my words, 2.5 million.

        As far as Ross cock being in my brain, look I don’t know what type of stuff you walked in on your Dad doing at Ross’s release party, but I don’t swing that way. But for real tell Ms. Warriormentality I like the work she did under my balls, they still tingling haha

  • HollyHood

    Its alot of emotional ass niggaz on here. LOL! Y yall judging Ross’ numbers, how many albums have yall sold. I cant remember the last time a new york, (east coast) nigga debut number 1(American Gangster 2007) Quit hatin! yall mothafuckas dont work 4 defjam so how yall know what his budget look like. jada had 3 single and none of them did shit. niggaz just wasnt checking 4 him. I fucks wit Jada but u cant b gone for 10 years and expect to have a big impact. niggaz talk bout 50 numbers, that was 2.5 years ago. Kanye did a mill last time and the last album only did 400 and some change. they dont mean he flop it just mean he didnt sell as much. y hasnt 50 dropped yet, what was his last hit single(i get money) hes been pushed back so many times now he dont even have a release date. hes done. get off these niggaz dick, aint none of yall on n e 1 of their payroll. go get some biznezz about urself and stop ridin a rich nigga dick. 100!

  • adrian smith

    when eminem album drop next month million copies first week sales i dont think he beat lil wayne last year sales 50 cent will half that i bet ya

  • DETROIT

    ON ANOTHER NOTE:

    i just left atlanta, and i’ve never heard so much GUCCI MANE in my life! i went to a club and they played like 6 gucci songs in a row! i travel alot, and i’ve never seen a nigga get as much luv in his hometown as gucci gets in the A! I don’t know if the rest of the south is like that, but it’s safe to say GUCCI RUNS THE A. i didn’t hear any rick ross, any 50, just gucci, oj, tip, yung la, and jeezy. THAT’S REAL TALK, and i was in the titty bars, clubs, streets, etc. MUCH LUV TO THE A, THE WOMEN ARE THE SHIT DOWN THERE! LIKE DETROIT WOMEN WITH SMALLER STOMACHS…LOL!

    • El Tico Loco

      I wouldn’t say Gucci runs the A, Outkast, and Jeezy, If you go from one side of the city to the next you’ll see the regional preferences and if you’re hearing Gucci a lot you were either on the East side or a gangsta ass club.

      • DETROIT

        i went to a hood titty bar called babes! do you know what hood that’s in, cuz that shit was gutter! it was a whole bunch of motels and fiends and shit….right before you leave the atl going toward 6 flags! the shit reminded me of home!

  • Inglewood’s finest

    Bitch 50 drops after Em…

    fuck a release date when he sales he will do atleast 500 k…

    Ross lost period… rword keeps ross on his mind… like a lil bitch… callin a nigga #1 or the boss is a bitch move…

    nigga and banks and yayo ain’t get drop… you bitches are dumb… niggas from CCC can’t even get a real deal LMAO

    that crack head nigga would not out sale spider Loc… and torch makes yayo look like Nas…

    nigga 9-11 2007is not 2.5 years ago dummy… stupiud niggas gunit fans atlest kick facts… you wiggas and 50 haters make up shit…

    this ain’t a big flop… but it’s not a win at all… nigga all that promo on every hiphop site… video’s with real budgets…

    rick ross is not even on jeezy level… let alone 50… 691 k sold… with 3 bullshit singles… and i get money…

    all he need is one song dog…

  • K.ing

    that nigga said ross will outsale who???

    ross is over…

    if gunit is dead…

    then ross is in hell…

    and i don’t really fuck wit gunit… i fuck with underground shit and the legends… like ugk, fdevein the dude, snoop, etc…

    nobody trying to support that fraud as shit…. nigga t.i going gold on the first week… now how much you want to bet gucci or shawty lo outsale ross next album…

  • murK

    so wat? rick ross didn’t sell as much but still had the #1 album? and asher roth flopped? hmmm..

    50 cent wins

    xxl loses

    meh,…i’m waiting on the new raekwon album! and em’s…oh and camron’s…

  • chillin mayne

    im dissappointed…in rap…in the world..how da hell dis dis garbage ass ross place number one..hes GARBAGE…i dont wanna hear this cat talk bout the delicist of fabrics that touch his body, and wat kind of dinner he had yesterday evening…fucc is dat shit, and he dont even spit it creativly,….

    basic mutha fucka…das y my shit stay on dat biggie/pun/canibus/chino/ sum chamillionaire shit….dudes had originality and it wasnt borin

    asher roth is better lyrically..aint no denyin da facts…

    ima make a cd bout me goin to da store to buy cds…ima call it “deep in da crap aisle”…word to ya mother

  • dark vanilla

    For all you thinking 50 will outsell Ross, he may do 200K the 1st week, but thats about it. Face it, 50 has fallen off. I don’t care how bad Ross sucks, if 50 was going to win, I wouldn’t have expected Ross to have a number 1 album with at least 150K, in which he did. 50 was supposed to end Ross’ career and make him irrelevant like Ja Rule, but he didn’t. Ross is still relevant. 50 wasted on all his energy in which he shoulda used to be making a good album into beefing and he lost. And for all you people who say white boys are the only ones who buy Ross’ music, you guys are hypocrites, cuz I know for a fact that you are all white and you cop 50 cent albums. Quit living in 2004. G-Unit sucks now.

  • tony

    I co-sign with you Detroit. I live in The A and you are right about the ladies Gucci Mane is all over the place, but he don’t run A. This is still outkast,tip, luda, and jeezy’s city. He is the hottest now, but that is what we do in the A we support those trying and its time to shine if you have noticed alot of the rappers have their time to shine and I can’t wait for Killer Mike’s time. You right about Detroit too I have been telling people all along about the women in Detroit. I cosign with Hollyhood as well. Hate all you want Ross is still number 1 and as far as promotions and flopping lets say a rip to Jim Jones.

  • Real Talk

    Def Jam…. WAKE THE FUCK UP! Lol!

    You got Rick Ross who had the entire full force, whole-hearted, balls out wrath of Def Jam behind him, a 1000 radio shows, gettin spins, videos on TV every 2 minutes, and all that.

    And he sells like 150K his first week.

    Than you got Jada Kiss who Def Jam gave a rusty ass bicycle, and a pet billy goat to promote his album.

    And Jada sold… what was it 140K his first week?

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  • $ykotic

    Still guys, 150k for all this press is not good.

    Considering releases from Cam/Raekwon/Red&Meth/JayZ/NaS/Fab/Slaughterhouse and others I cannot recall right now I don’t see how DTR will maintain sales to reach platinum status.

    Especially with more dart throwing coming soon.

    The label/marketing people ruined a decent album with that beef nonsense. It will have to go gold in order to see any more TI money.

    And BTW, 50 does have songs out there. Just being fair.

  • tony

    remember real talk Jada’s last album was in 04/05 and album before that was 01/02 thats about three to four years between albums. Imagine if Jay took that long on an album how incredible that would be. The last kiss is okay. Jada is still that dude though, he sold 134k and just to make everyone mad you know jay-z bought about 100k of those because he didn’t want to see another Rocafella flop lol

  • macdatruest

    G-UNIT: G.ive U.p, N.igga I.t’s T.ime

  • deeper than cavity searches

    G-unit

    G stands for guerilla

    U

    Niggas

    In

    Trouble…

    Ja, ross,fat joe, benzino, etc…

  • k.ing

    a nigga named dark vanilla calling me white???

    bitch you a wigga from portland u wake up!!!

    im from south central… ja rule sold 250 after 50 but what about that next album!!!

  • yallbitchasshatas

    yall sum busta azz folks hatin on ross. dude got a legit job watchin over assholes who might have commited a crime against you and your fam and this the thanks he gets. when a real dude or dudette beat the fuck out yall ass and rob you blind, call on officer whitey to write that shit up and see if he gonna do a follow up. yall fuckn amaze me black folks. wake the fuk up. this rap shit aint all that to be commenting on somebodies career choice. you ought to thank ross for at least being a decent artist who stood up to monkey(hahaha) and neva backed down. lame ass hiphoppers get at me.

  • JLC

    ALSO YOU FORGOT TO MENTION THAT TECH N9NE COLABOS SICKOLOGY 101 JUST DROPED YESTERDAY…….YALL BETTER KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR THOSE NUMBERS, HIS LAST ALBUM “KILLER” HAS SOLD A MILLI PLUS AND HE AINT EVEN GOT ALL THE MAINSTREAM HYPE, HE JUST DOIN IT LIKE HE ALLWAYS DO, INDEPENDENT, I BET HE SELLS MORE THAN RICK ROSS, ASHER ROTH AND JADAKISS……FOR REAL…F.T.I.(for those who dont know about tech n9ne, which if you dont by now you have probably been livin under a rock, f.t.i. means FUCK THE INDUSTRY!!!!!)CHECK IT OUT YALL…AND DONT HATE JUST GO GET IT AND YOU WILL FORGET ABOUT ALL THIS OTHER SHIT……….

  • JLC

    AND TO XXL: PUT SOME OF TECH’S NEW SHIT UP HERE…..IF YALL HAVE NOT HEARD THIS ALBUM YET THEN YALL AINT DOIN YOUR JOBS RIGHT…..YOU GOTTA EXPAND….YALL JUST PUTTIN THE SAME SHIT UP ALL THE TIME……..TECH N9NE IS THE TRUTH AND IS WHAT YALL ARE MISSIN……AND IM SORRY TO YOU IF YOU HAVENT HEARD THIS NEW ALBUM………

  • dark vanilla

    K.ing, I’m mixed, so you are right about me being part white. On the other hand, you are a white kid from South Central Lafayette, Colorado. Nuff said.

  • GC

    Damn..

  • k.ing

    no mutt… i believe u know exactly where im from… i think you are jealous… i would if i was from the most pathetic, depressing city too…

    you are white not mixed… and u are a game stan… keep it 100…

    u wish u was a mutt.. but you are 100 % white from portland… the same shit is lafayett no difference you bitches haven’t brought shit to the hiphop table…

  • K.ing

    niggas just support ross because of his beef with 50… it’s sad… but true..

    read the comments…

    i never liked nor will support ross… i can tell a fake nigga when i hear him…

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  • niggafrommemphis

    i ain’t hatin on ross,just lyin ass fabricatin muthafuckas.only rap can tolerate this childish shit,that’s why i ain’t really bumpin none of this “new” shit.but at the end of the day,ross fucked with 50 and lost.def jam does his marketing,maybach music group is nothin solid,alot of cats get their own labels from companies like def jam to give them the image that they are independent,him callin hisself a ceo don’t hold any weight.the fat boy owe def jam so much money,his cock suckin ass will be on koch records,watch what i say.any one who can justify his denials and bullshit can eat a dick,have a good day.

  • WuMaster

    It’s a shame people bought Officer Ricky’s album… it goes to show that all a rapper needs is a gimmick and people eat it up but lets bash Ash Roth for talking about getting drunk and high in college.

  • BIGNAT

    i am not trying to pick on rawse and give credit to 50 but 50 did his job. this was going to be rawse’s big album he was looking to do 300k-400k or better out the gate. he had the big club records he had the records for the street. collabs that didn’t suck at all and killer production. he had def jam behind him doing everything for this dude. the instrumental alone to dtr could sell 150k in it’s first week out. i saw alot of promotion for asher roth and that album did not so well. it was not really that good anyway so roth got what he derserved. doing xxl rating i would give ross a xl and roth a m

  • JLC

    TECH N9NE COLABOS SICKOLOGY:101!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IN STORES NOW!!!!!!!!!

  • maCaso

    “AFTERMATH IN YOUR ASS B1TCH”
    50, Dre & Em are coming! Rosses album was sh1t! 50 Will Finish that Fat F*ck soon!!

  • http://mozillafirefox li pupu

    didnt know xxl block comments. guess when a mofucka spit the real a nigga dont want to hear that. or yo favorite rapper dont get a cosign. do a lot of u mofuckas know what record labels pay 4 promotion or anything while yawl talkn shit, or are u niggas wannabe rappers who aint came up. 157,000 first week u betta take that shit the way mofuckas money fucked up out here. then some of yawl niggas so hard and u aint shit, talkn bout what u go do if u see a nigga knowing u aint go get close enough to touch a nigga. i b trippn off u cocksucas on here. SOUTH MEMPHIS UM OUT

  • $ykotic

    I have said this for the last month. Ross has another 2 weeks to push that album. Eminem and Cam’ron are on deck ready to snatch his buzz away.

    The first week tally is a indication that all of this press off of a “beef” strategy was an epic fail. They should have just promoted the hell out of the project and maybe achieve the goals they set out to do.

    That’s the plain as hell truth. Now dude gotta come up with something big. Cause he’s out on Front St with all the work on him and hardly any custies with all eyes glued on his mug.

    And other dudes are real quiet in the shadows ready to take his work.

  • nigglz

    rick ross will sell more than 50′s biss

  • CashKidd

    People should have known something was wrong after lloyd banks freestyle was outselling ross’s single on itunes.

    I didnt pay it no attention at first ross tried to act like it didnt mean shit but with downloading being the #1 way to get music it means a lot.

    hindsight is 20/20

  • broadhead bred

    Universal records are the real winners in this “beef”. Because they own BOTH Def Jam (Ross) and Interscope (50). So in this modern day minstrel show, who are the real monkeys.

  • NEWYAWKA631

    WHOAAAAAAA….FABOLOSO SOLD ABOUT 150K-160K IN 07,WITH DAT JOINT WIT NE-YO.NAS DID ABOUT 180K IN 08…50 DID 690K IN 08,HOV DID 450K IN 08..FIRST WEEK SALEZ BIRDIEZ..JADA 134K IN 09…EXPECT THAT BUSTA ALBUM TO DO ROSS NUMBAZ………..WE’RE NOT DEAD,JUST ON LIFE SUPPORT…….WE GOT UP AND COMING ARTISTS…….THEY JUST DON’T WANNA MARKET THEM LIKE THESE SKIN TIGHT JEAN WEARING HOMO’S……..SUCH AS PAPPOSE,SAIGON,COREY GUNZ,JAE MILLZ,MY NIGGA UNCLE MURDA,RED CAFE,MAINO,40CAL,JR WRITER,DAT NIGGA FROM JERSEY RANSOM IZ NICE,ETC..ETCCWE GOT POTENTIAL 4 DA FUTURE..WORD UP BIRDZ

  • King Joffy Joe

    Some perspective for all you so-called “fans” of hip-hop.

    1. This is Ricky’s third consecutive #1 album in 3 years.

    2. Despite whoever he had a “beef” with, it fueled the anticipation for his latest project.

    3. All the “C.O. scandal” in the world didn’t mean jack shit, he still debuted on the charts at #1 for the THIRD time straight.

    4. The same dumbass people are still keeping up with this so-called “beef” with Ross and 50 by choosing sides, even when a substantial amount of evidence has turned itself up, proving the skeptical level of “street cred” either of these two flithy rich black people have.

    5. We now have another white rapper by the name of “Asher Roth” and the critically acclaimed “breakthrough” album of the year came from a group named “Shwayze”?

    And you assholes have the nerve to consider yourselves “fans of hip-hop”. Ha. no wonder why “Stanky Leg” and “Ricky Bobby” are the smash hits of the negro summer.

  • JLC

    The class bell is ringing and you’re about to be late! Sickology 101 has arrived and is AVAILABLE IN STORES EVERYWHERE! Pick up your copy today to study up on the science of being sick with future classics like “Red Nose”, “Midwest Choppers 2″ and “Nothin” (among others). Just bump it repeatedly in your car, on your i-pod, or at the club and you’ll be ready come test time.

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  • Tech N9ne

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  • JLC

    Tech N9ne!!!!!—–^

  • poisenivy520

    these albums were weak wait for the anticipated by juice.

    iamjuice.ning.com

  • yourmama

    iamjuice.ning.com

  • boogie

    yea officer ricky sold some records, he has a fan base but his character as a man has been compromised- he lied to the whole hiphop community like we’re a bunch of idiots,thanks fif for exposing this nigga , he saw fif and didnt do shit( after he was dissin joe and khalid) he even dissed the real rick ross after he stole the name) ive been listening to rap since slick rick big daddy kane etc and he’s the biggest phony and fraud ive ever seen- fuck his music its all fabricated lies def jam bought half that shit- ny dont fuck wit f

  • flo-da-boy407

    ross say if 50 albums sell 10 mill then he do 11… first week out i say this fuk ass guy delerious he really aint do shit . and will never do those numbers ever.i know times is tough but u shouldnt live outside your means,and you shouldnt write checks your fat ass cant cash, an with those numbers he did both.an fiddy is always gonna get paid he got multiple ways of gettin money even if he aint relevant in hip hop . and ross cant even rap one demensional as fuk!thats why he gonna take his bread crumbs and quietly go back in his hole. he stay alive in the battle but lost the war. $$$$$$ orlando,fl $$$$$

  • dark vanilla

    K.ing, I love reading your commits. You are such stan, it just cracks me up. Its crazy cuz I check out your myspace and see you and your goons throwing gang signs yet you are all white. Now I’m not denying anything. Portland may be depressing, but its sure as hell a lot bigger than Layafette. Fuck we got an NBA team. What do you got? And you can commit all you want about me being white. I’m not ashamed of it. My dad’s white and my mom is black. Your on here claiming you’re a nigga when you really are white. Are you ashamed of yourself? Do you wanna be a black G-Unit soldier walking around with a gun screaming “G-UNIT!” and beating the shit outta anyone who like Ja Rule, Cam’ron, Ross, or Game. Wow! I love G-Unit stans cuz they actually believe that they’re some sort of gangsta. I’m just someone who appreciates hip hop and good music. So K.ing in closing, grow up man!

    • $ykotic

      Ya’ll don’t see that this is about Def Jam.

      They shorted Kiss. Those numbers on Jada are off straight GP. Dream is hurting. Ross is in trouble. Yeah it’s only one week but I see what’s there, not what I want to see.

      When Ross has interviews or speaks, who has ever, I mean ever, commended him on his intelligence? Or has related to him and had a conversation about everyday life experiences?

      I’ll wait.

      Why didn’t Def Jam give this dude a mentor to school him on how to be a real artist? A tutor, something. Even in sports they teach rookies how to speak to the media. Your agent(MANAGER) is supposed to hook this up.

      And then you sign Triple C’s? You could’ve waited and used that money on Red & Meth’s promo. They’re gonna sell off of GP too.

      It ain’t a damn thing to do with the south. But I do think why did Scarface leave Def Jam South. Like he saw it coming. I still don’t understand how they let Luda go out like that.

      IDK about ya’ll but I’m looking @ Def Jam like “Damn ya’ll falling off hard. Out of touch, out of mind.

      @ dark vanilla when I be in Portland I be getting it in. Hell I’m here now for 3 more wks! I ain’t depressed!

      • C-dot-Grizzy

        Yo $y,

        I’m in the 5-oh-3 nigga get at me. Born and raised my nig. NoPo ballers in this bitch!!!!

      • C-dot-Grizzy

        Yo $y,

        I’m in the 5-oh-3 nigga get at me. Born and raised my nig. NoPo ballers in this bitch!!!

      • C-dot-Grizzy

        Yo $y,

        I’m in the 5-oh-3 nigga get at me. Born and raised my nig. NoPo ballers in this bitch!!
        Where you be at? Dranks on me cuzzo!

      • C-dot-Grizzy

        Yo $y,

        I’m in the 5-oh-3 nigga get at me. Born and raised my nig. NoPo ballers in this bitch!!!
        Where you be at? Dranks on me cuzzo!

  • 92FS

    Both flopped.

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  • eddie

    dam ross beat out asher roth he must be doing good jaja the only reason he is 1st is look who has an album out right now nobody the second place is hanna montana so come on he had no competition and he only moved 150k no matter how you look at it its a flop. Stop with the internet era thats why the numbers are low lil wayne pushed 1 mil so no people were just not interested

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