Slaughterhouse Push 18K CDs in First Week, Joe Budden Fails to Chart

Despite a huge, loyal fanbase and intense presence on the Internet, lyrical supergroup Slaughterhouse failed to live up to their HitsDailyDouble projections on their Billboard 200 debut.

Last week, the industry website estimated that the group, consisting of Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Royce Da 5’9”, would sell between 23 and 25K CDs in its first week on the shelves. On the contrary, the crew’s self-titled disc ended up selling 18, 000 units, securing a no. 26 debut according to the Nielsen SoundScan.

At the top of the charts for the 10th week in a row is the Black Eyed Peas’s The E.N.D. Notching up one spot to no. 3 this go-round the Peas bagged up another 45,300 discs this week, making their overall sales figure stand at 917,400.

Sliding down six more spots this week to no. 16 is Brooklyn MC Fabolous. Fans of the Def Jam rapper picked up 23,700 copies of his latest album, Loso’s Way, this week— bringing his three week total to 159,600.

Four spots down is rap heavyweight Eminem at no. 20. In its 13th week on the charts Relapse has been scanned 20,600 times— making the Detroit lyricist’s overall tally 1,361,700.

Failing to make it onto The Billboard 200 was New Jersey rep Joe Budden. With little promotion, the self-proclaimed “best rapper on the world wide web”‘s new solo set, The Escape Route, sold 1,700 units this week.

On the R&B side, Maxwell sits tight this week at no. 7. The Brooklyn soulster’s latest, Blacksummer’snight, moved 38,000 units, making its total stats 631,100 after six weeks. In his second week on the charts Universal Republic artist K-Jon slid down to the no. 36 spot— selling 13,400 copies of I Get Around. The disc now has a total tally of 47,000.

Next week look for the Black Eyed Peas to continue their dominance on the charts –Elan Mancini

  • General

    I did think Slaughterhouse would do better, but I had to go to 3 different Best Buy stores before I could even find a copy of their CD…

    Either way the CD was fire from start to finish so I’m happy…

    • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

      you must stay in the “A” I had the same problem.Target had like one copy left.

      • Lowedwn

        Same issue in L.A., 2 different Targets and 4 Best Buys before I was able to cop one…at a mom & pops spot.

        • Lowedwn

          Oh and “Microphone’ is my shit right now, done ran that track at least 100 times over. The album definitely does not disappoint, hopefully more heads will catch on by word of mouth.

        • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

          ^^^^
          definite co-sign! only shit I really skip is “not tonight” and “The One” but everything esle is all day play. Me and my eleven month old lil’ mans be rockin out to da’ rest of them shits especially “Lyrical Murderers”. Ortiz spazed on that shit!

        • $ykotic/Don McCaine

          “Lyrical” is my fave homie. That & “Soundoff” & “Onslaught2″. “Microphone” & “Salute” come next.

          Was bumping it all last week but that MOP/Danzini “Shell Casings” is slowly taking over now. I got a mixed mp3 e-mail on Sunday. Beat is ridiculous.

          @ Tico below

          La Coka is disappointing brah. iTunes the songs.

      • http://www.myspace.com/atlatino404 El Tico Loco

        I stay there and no there weren’t any copies in the 3 Best Buys I went to, same for La Coka Nostra, for some strange reason I found Soul Assasins so I copped one of those, guess what? They out of Soul Assasins now.

    • Jesus Martinez

      I had to get mine at Best Buy too. I couldn’t find it at three targets or even its site. If Target doesn’t carry your CD, it ain’t gonna sell shit.

  • AK

    Why is nobody buying this album? The Slaughterhouse album is easily the best piece of work that I have heard in a long ass time, aside from 2 or 3 songs I skip (even those are better than any of the shit on say “Loso’s Way” this album is a classic from front to back. This shit is real hip-hop, gritty beats and actual lyricism that provides numerous quotables throughout.
    Seriously, support real hip-hop and buy the album, we need more shit like this.

    • Enlightened

      I keep telling people, nobody is buying it because NOBODY KNOWS WHO THOSE NIGGAS ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      That’s no offense to them. We know, because we get on xxlmag.com and other websites.

      But the vast majority of people have never heard of them. Ironically, Joe Budden has had the biggest “commercial” hit out of all of them with “Pump It Up.”

      People, the world does not live on the internet. Ask your potna who is not computer literate if he knows about Slaughterhouse. Ask your girl if she knows about Slaughterhouse.

      • beaver

        dude i said da same shit..
        nobody knows em..
        i bet none of my friends know who da fuck they r..

        da album was dope..
        i did skip lik 2-3 songs..better da rest is dope..

      • http://www.ronmexicocity.com ron mexico

        excellent point, enlightened.

        people seem to believe the internet is the only way to reach the people or that it should be where you focus 95% of your effort. there’s got to be more to your marketing attack than social networking and blogs. slaughterhouse is a great case study in this.

        that’s not to say there aren’t other factors contributing to these disappointing sales, but… i guess 18.2k shouldn’t be all that disappointing when your entire promotional campaign consists of blogs, youtube and twitter.

        it ain’t just “[young] niggas ain’t fuckin wit’ ‘dat real shit.’”

    • Oz

      @AK

      Where did you buy the slaughterhouse record at? You stay in the states?

      • AK

        Cop the special edition off iTunes, comes with a bonus track and the instrumentals for “Cuckoo” and “The One” for those who practice the art of hip-hop, step your cipher game up yo

    • P. Harris

      co-sign… I was telling my boy about it and we are both hip hop heads and that dude never heard about them… I was surprised…

      on the flipside my boy who don’t really get into hip hop like that was the one who started the conversation about Slaughterhouse… Like “P, I know you got that slaughterhouse CD right?”

  • BeerGangsta

    BEP is closer to 1 million CDS sold. Fuck Joe Budden! Wack don’t make no sense. Slaughter House shit ain’t going nowhere.

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  • Jericho

    Proof yet again that the internets don’t buy records…

  • kevin

    You guys must be retards, literally. Sure, they have a huge presence and fan-base on the internet[s], but do you know what that means? EVERYONE WHO USES THE FUCKING INTERNET SO MUCH ALSO USES P2P AND TORRENT FILE SHARING SOFTWARE. In modern day, the internet is a great way to reach out to people and encourage them to download your music.

  • kevin

    It’s called being an established artist. Eminem didn’t make 300 you-tube videos while smoking a blunt of mids with his dick in his hand. He had legitimate promotion, as a well-known artist making a comeback, and with EASE sold 1 million plus. Sure, the game isn’t fair. Talented lyricists don’t get the proper recognition they need. Oh well. If you enjoy the CD, that’s all that counts. For you, at least.

  • ImaculatePrince

    Slaughterhouse lost alot of fans in the HipHop world the moment Joe Buddens started disrespecting the WU.WU TANG are legends in this so for four No hopers to start disrespecting WU is a massive NO NO..Especially Buddens

    • Hanch

      See thats where you get it fucked up! Sh didnt disrespect WU and neither did Buddens. If you listen to what he said and the whole thing he just states fact that in 2008 Method Man would lose to Buddens and he would! The Wu was never brought into it untill deck put his diss out there for Method Man Proof that Method didnt want none and then Rae and his bitch move of Videotaping a 6 on 1 fight…Im sorry but that isnt Gangsta, and then after that goes on and calls Buddens a Snitch for JoeBuddenTV but yet keeps yelling out at his shows that he has the Tape! So seriously you think thats Gangsta, even furthermore when has buddens ever been considered a gangsta rapper? Not Never! This SH CD by far outshines anything the WU has done this Decade…easily and by far! And when everybody keeps saying its not a WU vs SH thing why do yall keep saying it is? I know why cause you want it to be but its not!! Im sorry but buddens and the rest of SH has been one of the few to keep putting out Real Hip Hop for that last year or so and all of Buddens work is better than 90% of the crap thats out now!!

      • 619

        Slaughterhouse will never be on Wu’s level, fuck you talkin’ bout.

        • General

          “Slaughterhouse will never be on Wu’s level, fuck you talkin’ bout.”

          Why so bitter?

        • DETROIT

          “Slaughterhouse will never be on Wu’s level, fuck you talkin’ bout.”

          - yea, the comparisons can stop now. these niggas are failures! 18k is something to build off of, but the fact that these niggas are all solo artists means that none of them have a real following. they need to look into ghostwriting. also, i’ll admit, i tuned them out when joey mentioned meth. in my mind you gotta respect the legends, wu repesented for black people as a whole, when you diss them, i can’t fuck with you. and i’m sure i’m not the only one who felt that way.

  • K.ing

    That’s why i laugh when cat’s say shit like 50 will flop…

    shit the internet is all talk niggas ain’t coppin albums… damn i said 20 k thats real bad…

    as for Fab… blame your label… why didn’t you get a 30 min special ON BET like ross… why wasn’t your face plastered every where like ross…

    so now you won’t even move 200 k and thats a shame…

    Def-jam been floppin all year… they wouldn’t be shit without kanye…

  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    fans ain’t shit! fuck fans! downloadin ass slime wire usin ass niggas! what happen to support in hip-hop? if you really got off yo’ stankin ass to go cop that SH shit post yo’ bar code or post of link to a pic of ya’ purchased album.I’ma post mine tomorrow, I keep that real shit in the whip only feel me?

    • DetroitDraper

      I feel you Rhames but you know what I do. I buy the real album take it home then burn myself a copy to keep in the car etc. I just hate when my purchased album get all scratched up. Its a shame that them boys couldnt sell more than 18,000 cd’s but I dont believe it has anything to do with the WU beef. In this current climate they would’ve sold double wood regardless. Honestly I would love to see good music spread and support great artist but I really believe this is a reality check for alot of artist. They’re gonna have to start downsizing, economizin’ or any other words that mean to stop trying to live and spend beyond your means.

      MAYN HOL’UP

      • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

        unfortunately true.

        *goes to nearest quickie mart to purchase c-4 and a map to plan a route to BET and MTV*

    • Enlightened

      What makes you think their fans didn’t buy it?
      What makes you think they have more than 18,000 fans?

      Because people go to JoeBuddenTV?
      Because 55 people leave a comment on this site when there is an article about them?

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    Love them or hate them, it’s disappointing for hip-hop overall…

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Gotta wait till Friday!

  • Jhon da Analyst

    I support artists I fux with. Slaughterhouse, Wu, Ras Kass, MF Doom, Raekwon, Evidence, Alchemist, Jada and the crew, Prodigy & Havoc, that type of shit. I will always give those cats $$$. Don’t get me wrong, if someone (anyone) out there has a hot track, I will definitely SlimeWire it!!! But for my niggas I coughs up the $$$!!

  • Worley

    I always say some cats need to ask themselves why they are in this. Is it for the love or for the money? If it’s for the love then expect to get that love on the chitlin’ circuit and the internet. If you want the money you gotta make a “club” song, a trickin’ song and talk a whole lot of hedonist bullsh*t that distracts people from their day to day misery. So again, I ask: is it for the love or the money? I hope these guys do it for the love because the money ain’t there for lyrics these days.

  • Curtis75Black

    Blame the fans !! Everyone talking that “Hip Hop is back” shit but don’t want to buy it !! You can’t blame White Corps for this. It’s so sad, pitiful at best because they as a group didn’t come wack at all.

  • Monty B.

    I didn’t buy the cd (or illegally download it) due to being turned off by Budden’s YouTube theatrics.

    Dude, seriously killed any anticipation I had for that record by whining, crying, and bitching on the internet.

    I’m sure that I’m missing out on a hot record. I just can’t honestly listen too Budden anymore without wanting to hurl.

    If all that YouTube shit was to drum up sales… it backfired.

    • General

      “I didn’t buy the cd (or illegally download it) due to being turned off by Budden’s YouTube theatrics.”

      Obviously you didn’t plan on buying it in the first place. And yes you are missing out on hot record…

      • Monty B.

        Yeah you got me, I didn’t want to buy.

        Guilty.

        Anyone have any blank tapes, so I can dub it?

        • $ykotic/Don McCaine

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          You be illin’ Monty(word to Run DMC).

  • kevin

    It is disappointing for hip-hop. We’ve come to a time where you can’t survive unless everyone is talking about you, period. I think everyone has to build up respect and quality music but, still, so many people are underrated.

  • j

    Slaughterhouse is so great for hip hop. WTF is wrong with people. It was 9.99 at Best Buy you poor bastards. They are the greatest thing to happen since 50 cent (don’t fuckin deny the “get rich or die tryin” album wasn’t the shit.) SLAUGHTERHOUSE!

    • latino heat

      @ J
      did you read any of the comments the last week? it’s not a matter of people not affording the $10, it’s a matter of most stores not even having it. this album was waaaay undershiped. as i said last week 5 out of the 6 Best Buy stores in my area didn’t have it.

  • http://yOUTUBE.COM/THELUPEND THELUPEND

    Damn. I kinda hoped for 50,000 for Slaughterhouse, but i know that was a reach.

    If Black Eyed Peas Continues to sell like this ,their gonna sell more than Eminem.

    Loso’s was was pretty good. and he should have had Loso’s Way billboard in NYC

  • Future

    The album was undershipped but I bought it on iTunes straight fire I wanted to cop escape route but couldn’t find it anywhere until those Tuesday that past it’s iight nit his best but pretty good. Also if u ain’t do so go buy fresh daily album it was fire to me

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/MAJORMOVES555 *BLOCK*

    BLOCK BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THERE ARE A FEW THINGS I THINK COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO MAKE THIS A BETTER OUTCOME…

    1. THEY SHOULD HAVE EXPANDED PAST THE INTERNET…LIKE MOST PEOPLE ON THE POST STATED…THEY ARENT WELL KNOWN…SO REALLY 18,000 AINT BAD AT ALL…IF I SOLD THAT MANY I WOULD BE HAPPY LOL…

    2. I DIDN’T LISTEN TO THE WHOLE ALBUM BUT FROM WHAT I HEARD THE LYRICS AND BEATS ARE HARD BUT THE SONG FORMULATION IS NOT THERE…IT SEEMS LIKE VERSE HOOK VERSE HOOK VERSE HOOK….YOU GOTTA BE ABLE TO FORMULATE A SONG..

    OTHER THAN THAT I LIKE THE DUDES MUSIC…BUT ITS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR THEM AND I HOPE THEY KEEP DOING IT AND JUST GET STRONGER

    • Dub Sac

      I feel you on #2 (um, no scat) – I knew it would be bad when I heard that all four of them are on every song. That’s just overload. Why not mix up the line-up, like Wu did. They didn’t have all nine of them on every song, cause it would’ve been too much.

  • http://www.mikestreezy.com Mike Streezy

    “It is disappointing for hip-hop. We’ve come to a time where you can’t survive unless everyone is talking about you, period.”

    It’s always been that way, just in the past a few labels had control over the majority of the market. Since technology to record is now so inexpensive and mixtapes flood the scene, there is an influx of artists vying for the same spots that majors used to control. To compete with a suddenly hot indie has also made majors abandon artist development and turn to the grab and go contract writing that is happening where if you can sell 30-50k units independent you get signed instead of working the more talented artists in the stable! If SlaughterHouse sticks together and hits the road and media circuits hard, their next cd and media downloads could do much better in the current market.
    Peep me out at http://www.mikestreezy.com and jump in the new forum for all things hip hop.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Damn. I didn’t win the watch!

    I bought the album. Budden’s one too.

    WHEN Y’ALL GONNA BELIEVE THE DON MAC?

    MAINSTREAM RAP IS DYING. IF YOU AIN’T ONE OF THE MILLION DOLLAR RAPPERS, START LOOKING FOR ANOTHER JOB.

  • http://myspace.com/federalranga Federal Ranga

    Guess we stuck… played the Price is Right: Slaughterhouse Edition… all ya’ll niggaz betted WAY OVER, even myself… but the only reason I said 37k is so nobody would get mad. Nobody’s winning that watch. Why do I believe that DP knew the whole time? Hmmm…

    Just cuz you put a group of spitters together, buzz the shit outta them and leak half their shit doesn’t mean they’re going to sell… I’ll even go so far as to say that most of the people that probably copped never heard of Slaughterhouse either (as crazy as that sounds). All I can say is they should thank God they are on E1 and not somewhere else or this would’ve been a huge fail.

    E6 up. youtube.com/federalranga
    Commission!!!

    • General

      Bein on E1 is one of the main reasons they only sold 18,000. Most stores didn’t have enough copies (only 3 or 4) and there was no advertising…

      The good news for them though is that being on E1 they make a huge chunk off each sale so they don’t need huge sales to make money, plus E1 doesn’t get any of that touring money either…

      • Rob the Music Ed

        I “guessed” they would do like 56k on that blog. But I knew I was WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over. I just wanted to put some positivity in the air.
        Well I got a free one from E1 and still bought mines on iTunes.

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    18k!!! shit, that was waaay below my expectations. i think one of the things they could’ve done better is promote (& i know they on E-1, they not exactly responsible for that shit). i haven’t seen a slaughterhouse poster ANYWHERE. if i wasn’t on the web every fucking day, i wouldn’t have heard a single (wtf is their single?) haven’t seen a video, on tv or the internet. i believe a lot more people would have copped had they knew the shit was coming out.

  • AZ40

    Definite album of the year so far, I had to get mine off amazon expediate shipping…not at target, fye, best buy, or circuit city

  • t-rex

    Sh without budden>sh with budden. they should get rid of his ass and get someone else. maybe then the will be able to atleast sell 20k. also i think internet hate for budden> love for sh.

  • A

    Waste of time. Nobody’s checkin for these dude.

  • Robert

    fuck slaughterhouse. im waiting for 2 artists, tech n9ne and jedi mind tricks. once those 2 drop i will be paying and when blueprint 3 and atmospheres new cd comes.

    • Chris S

      “leak at will” will keep me occupied until atmosphere drops again.

      i can’t wait for “Us” (September 22) and We Are Lasers (hopefully December)

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    So after reading most of the drops, we knew SH wasn’t gonna blow any doors down.

    But 18k is horrendous for anybody signed. ASHER ROTH DID 62-65K.

    1. Did the drama hurt them? Because the “nobody knows them except the internets” excuse, DOESN’T APPLY TO THE WU.

    2. They had the best promo possible(Rock the Bells continental tour). Bet more than 18K saw them perform.

    3. Making the album in 1 week and keeping the leftover recording budget $ wasn’t all that smart.

    4. The “bring real hip hop back” thing is a faulty movement if the same cats saying it don’t support it.

    Maybe they should have left “Move On” on the project. That started the movement.

    • latino heat

      @ Syk
      i wouldn’t be so sure that over 18,000 saw them at RTB. they were on the small stage performing and no one knew when they were going on because the scheduling was so fucked up. i’m not sure about anywhere else but when i saw them only MAYBE 1,000 people were watching them cause they were on at the same time Nas was. they should have been on the main stage, that would have been real promotion.

      • $ykotic Don McCaine

        Good looking Taino. I forgot about the split stage.

        I re-tract statement #2.

        p.s. And to be honest, from what I saw in Portland w/NaS & Damian, those 2 cats didn’t have enough material to maintain the big stage.

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        *duplicate post*

        Taino you are correct. I forgot about the 2 stage set-up.

        I rescind the #2 statement.

        p.s. Yet from what I saw from the NaS/Damian performance up in Portland(not the RTB lineup, just them, we touched on this earlier but never elaborated), they didn’t deserve the big stage. They were kinda weak. The crowd was a better vibe.

  • Q! tha Great!

    I bought the album and it was everythig I expected it to be. All memebers smashed evrysong and nowadqays its hard to get that kind of quality hip-hop.

    1. it looks like the label really didn’t push enough copies.

    2. the album came quick and the only promotion was here on xxl.com and their touring. no time to build magazine ads, posters comercials, etc… the big machine that pushes numbers

    3. lastly and most importantly, the sorry ass backstabbing so-called fans of hip-hop. stop downloading, file sharing and get out and spend a quick $15 on some quality shit! stop support that BS on the radio. it time for a change in hi-hop and if you don’t support the change it’ll never happen.

    if we don’t support the artform that we created, then all we will do is end up destroying it. stop being cheap ass, thieving! cowards!

  • http://xxl All Dae

    who didn’t see this comming? Really who thought they were going to shock the world with sales?

  • Deuce53

    this proves one thing…quality dont mean shit when it comes to record sales, thats why the real shit is underground anyway…no matter wat the fuck they sold, they still gettin money, and at least the money is goin towards something thats needed, with the way it all is rite now…salute to those that bought the album, ill b real with y’all i aint copped it, BUT, i didnt download it either, just gota get them funds together for sumthn besides bills and life, but its on my to-do list ya dig? if i can find a copy, maybe that says something bout the sales too, stores not even supporting the distribution of it, like a lil wayne or souljah boy…SMH…im out

    • Enlightened

      Again…this is not about quality or not quality. NOBODY KNOWS WHO THE FUCK THEY ARE! Why don’t people understand that?

      The Clipse are more known than these niggas and they are not really famous.

      Yes, these niggas can flow they ass off. True.

      But they are not known. Period. Nobody’s hating on them. It’s not that people are not supporting them. The majority of people who listen to music do not now who these niggas are. That’s all it is.

      • DETROIT

        I guess deck was right, that house nigga shit doesn’t translate into $ in the rap industry. these niggas need to get in the streets and build a buzz!

  • http://xxlmag.com Leroy Love

    With so many copies of this CD being hard to find, maybe they didn’t have enought copies distributed. I know thats a stretch, but if few people bought the CD, and few CD’s are in the stores, then that has to mean very few CD’s were available to begin with. They need to double check their distribution and make sure, real copies aren’t being bootlegged.

  • k.ing

    LMAO at the comments…

  • http://xxl south

    FUCK SLAUGHTERHOOUSE

  • kingofkings

    If nobody was checking for these dudes as solo artists what makes people think they were gonna blow up as a group? Internet hype means nothing to the average consumer.

  • 3rd eye clear

    18k..really surprised me! I for one thought that the group would do more! I could not find the CD anywhere and I know i’m in a target consumer state.

  • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

    Echoing others, the CD wasn’t on the shelf. Two trips to Best Buy and I was convinced that BB never received them in the first place.

    Might try the mall this weekend.

    I don’t do iTunes. Two #’s that I’ll NEVER type into this laptop are my social security # and credit card #s. I’m too paranoid to do so, no matter how secure the site claims it is.

    Do iTunes sales even count towards Soundscan??

    • G2

      What’s up Jamal? Are you on east or west 7 mile? I copped two copies at the best buy in Dearborn on two different days. I didn’t count, but it seemed like they had a few copies each time.

      • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

        What’s up, G2?

        I’m Westside 7. I went to Dearborn BB twice. Nothing! This weekend I’m going to Fairlane Mall to search from top to bottom. Then I’ll try the Best Buy at Tel-Twelve. I think I saw it at the Mobil gas station and at a few party stores, but I think they’re all bootlegs. I don’t buy bootlegs anymore.

        Hopefully I’ll have my copy this weekend.

  • S.M

    first real shit a heard in a while !
    shout out to SLAUGHTERHOOUSE for bringin hip-hop bak if y’all still remember wot that is!

  • Duble

    I dl’d it then copped it. There was 3 coppies on the shelf when I went to BB. I’m pretty sure if they had shipped more they would have sold more. A lot of cats said people don’t know them, which is also true. This is because radio is too busy playin Drake and Wayne 1 million times a day. BET plays bullshit and MTV is just plain lame(except for MTV Jams).

  • Moi

    i was waiting to BUY this album for months and then did not because of joe budden’s grating, geekish, idiotic personality-antics displayed all over you tube and the internet (and because of him not out of some wu-tang loyalty). why would i pay money to hear what this fool has to say? his “publicity” caused me not to buy his album which is a shame because JOELL has CLASSIC MATERIAL and crooked and royce are damn nice too.

  • Supreemwun

    What is truly amazing is all the f*ckin crying from so many (apparently) wanna be Hip Hop heads about the game being watered down or too predictable. Lyrically one of the best in a minute. Beats are on point. The album should have done 10X what it did. Honestly while other CD’s may have done better numbers but this is the sh!t for 2009…PERIOD!

  • Anonymous

    DAMN I DIDNT WANT TO BE THE FIRST TO SAY IT BUT THE FACT THAT EACH DUDE IN THE GROUP CAN SPIT CANT BE DENIED OR DISPUTED BUT AS GOES WITH “MOST” LYRICALLY GIFTED RAPPERS, THEIR MUSIC TENDS TO DRAAAAG WAY BEHIND. NOT TOO MANY SONGS FROM THESE CATS ARE ACTUALLY APPEALING TO MY EARS AS SONG. I MIGHT DISECT THE LYRICS TO A SONG ALL DAY BUT IF ITS ROUGH LISTENING “ALL THE WAY THROUGH” THEN I WONT EVEN BOTHER.

    “WHY DID ONE STRAW BREAK THE CAMELS BACK HERES THE SECRET,THE MILLION OTHER STRAWS UNDERNEATH IT. ITS CALLED MATHEMATICS.”-MOS

  • RR

    To those of you saying that 18K isn’t bad and that because they’re on E1 (Koch) that they’ll be ok – Don’t forget that the money they make will be split FOUR ways.

  • Jay Skillz

    Dude come on don’t give us that nobody knew them shit. 18 K for a group with no real promo is pretty good especially in this climate AND the fact that E1 only shipped 30K total.

    If you go around and browse forums even the die-hards weren’t able to FIND copies of the CD. So you gotta take that fact into account.

    I guarantee if E1 shipped more than 30K that Slaughterhouse would’ve sold more than 18K.

  • latino heat

    i just checked Best Buy.com again and sure enough most stores have the album now but it’s $14.99 not $9.99 like last week. so now people have a reason to d/l or bootleg it. people are gonna be mad they missed the sale price so now S.H. is gonna miss those additional sales. i’m not gonna lie, i can spend $10 not $15 though.

  • Dat Nigga

    That Slaughterhouse record wasn’t all that great. It was aight to me. I heard all them niggaz rip shit before so the record was just more of the same to me. I didn’t think any of them niggaz would give any less effort than they did.

    That said them niggaz needed to step it up some as far as the far as the whole record is concerned. Everybody didn’t have to be on every song, maybe get an Ortiz/Crooked combo or them get a solo song each, a couple more features wouldn’t have hurt. That shouldn’t have been hard considering how connected them niggas is. I could have heard Fab somewhere on there, maybe The Game etc.

    Them niggas needed an executive producer to make them decisions and I think the project could have not only sounded better, but sold a lot better too. My opinion. Sorry yall.

  • JUGERNAUT

    I SEE PEOPLE SAYING THEY CANT GET THE ALBUM,IS IT THE FACT THAT THEY ARE SELLING THEM OUT BEFORE YOU CAN GET A COPY OR THESE STORES LIKE BEST BUY AND CERTAIN TARGET STORES ARE NOT CARRYING THEM?..CAUSE I COPPED IT AT “AMOEBA” AND IT WAS WORTH IT,THE BEST ALBUM SO FAR THIS YEAR,EVEN THO I THINK OB4CL2 WILL BE THE BEST

  • Sleepy Wonder

    I Live In Cali And I Saw A Bunch Of Copies Of Slaughterhouse At 2 Targets In Carson And 1 In Compton Which Surprised Me Because It Wasn’t A Major Label Release. I Got Mine On Amazon Just To Be Safe.

  • HipHopDoctor

    Im not dissing slaughterhouse or anything, but those people who said the WU is not relivant today compared to Joe budden and slaughterhouse better go grab a nice fat slice of humble pie…..8 diagrams sold 69k its first week out a little over a year ago…with much much much less promotion or buzz

  • Mar

    all in all, they sold more than wu-tang chamber music (which i bought) in their first week. that’s not bad wouldn’t u say. and after listening, i think i will cop slaughterhouse, but u would have to agree that they could do a little better at actual song making. they all can spt tho. no doubt abt that.

  • The MAN

    Joe Buddens you messed up. If you wouldnt act like a buster it would have been more money

  • Keenan

    I Love Slaughterhouse (pause) lol seriously thought I have to agree with the dude that said they just arent known. Ok yes they are on the internet but the majority of the people on the hip hop sites are gonna download the album. Probably about 65% atleast and the mainstream doesnt really mess wit lyrical hip hop so I mean idk I give up and im just glad the album is out

  • RealTalk

    I think that Joe Budden Escape Route shit is actually better than the Slaughterhouse album, and that’s sayin alot cuz that shit is dope as well. For real AND THE WORLD KEEP SPINNIN is one of those tracks you play while goin down the highway 90 miles per hour, reminds me of STARIN AT THE WORLD THROUGH MY REAR VIEW.

  • Danny

    I still can’t find the goddamn album. Going to vintage vinyl tomorrow to see if they have anything.

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  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    I was ‘xpectin’ mo’ sales in the 1st week than they had acquired.
    Still tha album is fiyaaa Only people who ‘ve acesses 2 twitter,youtube & internet knows slaughter house.
    I bought 2. 1 4 me & the other 4 my gal but she just don’t know ‘em dudes guese she ‘ll give it 2 1 of her cousins.
    Another point y less sales is cuz the distributions of the album failed.

  • REALLY

    Album is past hot. Those who don’t have it apart of their Hip Hop collection are missing out.

    Bottom line.

  • Ali

    i found it my 1st try but it wasnt even in the “new releases” or the “artists on the verge” sections………i had to go to the aisle & go to “S” & all that shit…..i didnt even check if mine was the last one maybe there was a few more………maybe their 2nd week will top their 1st cuz now they fixed the problem? iono we’ll see

  • jojo the monkey boy

    the only reason joe budden’s past releases charted i because amalgam digital bought the cd’s back from retail so he could chart.. the people really hat joe budden but the record label makes it look like they love him.. fuck joe budden

  • http://xxlmag johnny r

    when cuban linx 2 dropping?

  • alderman j

    This is probably the best album of the year, only 18000 people copped it????Wow, and all these people buying that eminem crap!!! I dont get it??I gave that relapse garbage away after a weekend of trying to figure out why everybody loves this clown, then i have to search all over town for a copy of that slaughterhouse becuase koch didnt ship enough out to keep the shelves stocked and then they only sell 18000???Thats nonsense, i blame the marketing dept at koch for only shipping about 25000 cds, i got the last one in best buy, when that happened i was sure they were going to move 75-100000, a couple of my homies wanted to get it, and i told them i got the last one. Im sure other people wanted it, there just werent any on the shelves!?!?!?!?!?!

  • mcpeepants

    What is the song played right in the begining of Lyrical Murderers? It sounds like Budden.

  • DUDE

    ITS A DAM SHAME THEIR RECORD IS OUT AND THE CORE FANS CANT GO BUY IT OUT OF THE STORE……ITS THE RECORD COMPANY…THEY CANT PUSH THE PROJECT RIGHT…I KNOW THE ARTIST IS PISSED….

  • TH

    How is it different than hitsdailydouble showing: 22,255

    Someone fill me in on the that!!

  • Nate

    18,000 bought it. 25,000 of their friends borrowed or downloaded it. Another 50,000 or more probably listened to the songs on Youtube or such sites.

    So people know and want it. Only a portion will be physical albums, but the 1st store
    I went to had sold about 10 copies downstairs in the first couple days. Upstairs they had about 10 copies left. So it’s doing fairly well if people have access to it.

  • Nate

    The Black eyed peas of the world are nothing new.

    It’s just fluff- this is like the 3rd album or something with Fergie- I tuned out once they added her for the Pop/dancing aspect.

    So disregard BEP as “HIP HOP”. It’s not. It’s POP that people from here and other countries who prefer to be spoon-fed TOP 40 junk buy.

    Only BEP first two albums were HIP HOP..

  • Nate

    Enlightened is RIGHT.

    he said it best.

    One of my friends knows bout Royce from his friend back east.

    My other friend only knew crooked.

    Two of them never heard anything but Budden’s “Pump it up” …

    And most of em haven’t heard (THANKS A LOT RADIO…) of the beast that is Joell Ortiz

  • Sagnasty

    I think they coulda easily did double them numbers if they shipped more. Best Buy ran out, the first Target didnt even have the shit listed, at all, the 2nd Target I got the last copy. And yes all 3 places it wasn’t even in the New Release section. Aint that a bitch. Considering 1/4 of the group is from MI you’d think they’d ship good amount of units here. E1 fail.

    anyone that didnt buy the album cuz of the Wu Tang beef is on some sucker shit. Is Raekwon personally sendin yall niggaz thank you cards. Good music is good music.

    That Budden is solid too.Even if you dont like his bitching/ranting, he can still rap his ass off. Im sure lots of these entertainers are dumb assholes it all comes down to the music

  • Deuce53

    ok, we get they aint known, and yea we know nobodys hating on them, fan-wise…but shit, wat about industry-wise?it shows something when these four cats formed this “supergroup” and nobody recognized the talent thats there, INDUSTRY-WISE, and signed them to at least a distribution deal, i know these cats got fans, shit errbody on here just about doesnt hate these dudes…but when u got the fans that actually do know about them (since they not well known, according to u, dont u think they cd would be on shelves, hence easy to find?)not bein able to find their cd without lookin hella hard,it says two things, the industry is fuckin them over, and is also the reason why the game is fucked up rite now…its like we have no choice, unless we look hard, but to swallow the bullshit they forcin down our throats, no homo, with the heavily promoted artists…thats my 2 cents, peace

    http://www.myspace.com/dubbsup, lemme kno watchu think, just started takin the craft seriously

  • Sagnasty

    @mcpeepants

    i think its that song “onslaught” one of the first ones they did together back in the fall

  • Deuce53

    myspace.com/dubssup

    lol, my bad misspelled it…im kinna high

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  • Nat Turner II

    Slaughterhouse is that shit…point blank period. I hope they keep this heat coming…easily one of the best album i’ve heard since the 90′s. Wu-Tang is overrated…the best albums out of the Wu are Meth’s Tical, Ghost’s Supreme Clientele; Iron Man; Big Doe Rehad, Rae’s OBFCL, GZA Liquid Swords, RZA Bobby Digital…all other albums solo or collective were average…or dated…the mentioned albums stand the test of time.

  • DADE COUNTY 305

    THESE NIGGAZ GOING WOOD, OH MY BAD, I MEANT DIRT!!! FUCK ALL THIS SHIT ABOUT LYRICS ETC. NIGGA MAKE SOME SHIT THE PPL WANNA BUMP 2! NIGGAZ BETTER LEARN HOW TO PUT THEM WORDS TOGETHER LIKE JEEZY!!! BLAME IT ON THE FANS, NET, PPL FROM THE SOUTH ETC… THATS BULLSHIT! SLAUGHTERHOUSE IS A GROUP OF 4 NIGGAZ, THAT ARE FROM DIFF CITIES. THEY ONLY SELL 18K… THAT WACK!!! HIP HOP AINT DEAD, ITS REAL AND ALIVE! JAY-Z,EM,50,KANYE,BANKS,YAYO,JEEY AND CTE,GUCCI MANE,T.I.,LUDA,ROSS,SOULJA BOY,SNOOP,LIL BOOSIE & WEBBIE,BUN-B,TRICK DADDY,FAB,KISS, ETC… HIPHOP ALSO LIVES IN THE SOUTH!!! IM JUST WAITING ON JAY AND 50 TO DROP!

  • notorious98

    You muthafuckas are so funny. It don’t matter how many albums you sell. If you’re dope, you’re dope. Simple as that. Joell said it before “I make music for the people, not for the executives.” And by “people”, he don’t mean you muthafuckas that think commercial rap is the best shit around. He’s talkin about true hip hop heads that understand things like when KRS One said “Record sales don’t make you a dope MC.” In fact, he’s talkin about muthafuckas who would put a KRS One or Eric B. & Rakim CD into their ride and bump it to this day. People who listen to lyrical geniuses. Not these dumb muthafuckas that think Lil Wayne is some kind of lyrical mastermind. Or that Rick Ross makes hot shit. Or that 50 can throw down in a lyrical showdown with Royce. I remember Crooked I from back in his Death Row days. I copped Royce’s first album. I knew who Budden was, but was kinda turned off by Pump It Up. My boy told me to cop Joell Ortiz’ album because he saw it at the store one day and decided to give it a listen. The internet ain’t clue me in to any one of these muthafuckas. They all dope. The best song on there is “Cut You Loose” because it basically addresses this fake ass hip hop that exists in the commercialized world. Crooked says, “I’d rather be waterboarded/Then to listen to what y’all recordin/Hell naw, I will not support it/Rather switch places with the child moms aborted.” Gotta say that I can’t deny feelin the same way. And my boy that clued me into Joell Ortiz, he ain’t copped this CD yet for the same reason as alot of you. He can’t find it anywhere.

    Oh, and to this stupid ass muthafucka above me that had the audacity to say that Soulja Boy is hip hop, you need to stop talkin. You wouldn’t know hip hop if it slapped you across the face with its dick.

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