Rick Ross Fails to Top Eminem on Billboard Charts

The mighty Eminem is unstoppable. While projections had Rick Ross possibly switching spots with the Detroit lyricist, the official numbers were released this morning, and Slim Shady reigns supreme.

For his fifth week in a row Em lounges comfortably at No.1. Recovery sold 187,200 copies, according to the Nielsen SoundScan, which put the rap phenom’s total sales figure at 1,669,600.

Although not topping Em, Ross managed to get the No. 2 seat in his first week. For the first time in his career, Ross failed to debut at No. 1, but he still moved an impressive amount of Teflon Don CDs with 176,300.

Slipping to the No. 4 slot is Drake’s Thank Me Later. The T. Dot superstar sold 47,400 units this week, making his six week total stand at 880,500.

Rounding out the Top 40 are Big Boi, the Black Eyed Peas and B.o.B. Sir Luscious Left Foot…The Son of Chico Dusty came in at No. 15 with 18,400 units sold, bringing its three-week tally to 107,00. BEP added 14,900 CDs to their overall number for The E.N.D., which now equals 2,685,000. And, lastly, fans copped 12,000 copies of The Adventures of Bobby Ray this go-round, making B.o.B.’s total sales stand at 320,400.

Next week look for Fat Joe and Slum Village to debut on The Billboard 200. —Elan Mancini

  • Sincere

    Ricky Rozay no.2 in the nation say sumthin bitch fuck tha haters. oh yea 1st

    • jburg

      No. 2 is the 1st loser so I guess he can hang his hat on that huh? LMAO!!

      • King Don GUnit

        Epic Fail XXL…According to Hits Daily Double Rick Ross topped Em

        Rick Ross (Teflon Don): 188,816
        Eminem (Recovery): 187,968

        • nushay

          u dumbass hits daily double just give predictions,soundscan is the real deal

        • anutha_level

          lmao

      • big steele

        eminem album is great and rick ross album has to many feature but still a great album.3rd best ive heard this year.

    • RugaRon

      Man real shit Eminem is overrated his album sucks all that damn crying and sobbing that nigga is not better than the Em 10 years ago he’s just rapping at a faster tempo and you slow minded fans dont understand that RECOVERY IS NOT BETTER THAN TEFLON DON AND IT DAMN SURE AINT FUCKIN WITH THANK ME LATER STUPID MA’ FUCKAS DONT KNOW MUSIC CAN’T WAIT TILL KANYE DROPS THAT GOOD ASS JOB HE’S GONE SHUT THE GAME DOWN AGAIN LIKE HE DOES WITH EVERY ALBUM I DARE ONE OF YOU SAY EM’S EVEN IN THE SAME LEAGUE AS KANYE CUZ HE SAID IT HIS DAMN SELF HE WASNT………

      • jburg

        Get the fuck outta here with that!! He said he wasn’t when he was on drugs and having writers block. Dumb fuck!! Listen to the song. Not better than Thank Me Later? Numbers don’t lie. Drake is good but every verse sounds the same cause he don’t change shit up. His mixtape was better than that trash. Not even gonna get on Rick Loss. Stop it dude seriously you look stupid. And get off Kanye’s nutts nigga. I like dude too but he not better than Em homie. Stop it.

      • King Carter

        ARE YOU MAD? Eminem reigns supreme over N*ggaz! At least he’s not rapping about something he’s not like a Miami Drug-lord (Shouts out to Rick Ross)

      • boohoo

        your about as ignorant as they come.. he is rapping faster? yeah but his flow is better and his lyrics are still on point.. and fuck kanye his skills are fucking not even close to ems. crying? ive never fucking heard eminem cry over a award he didnt deserve to win or someone else.. .!!!!! shut the fuck up.. listen to the album and what it means … rapping faster, lol thats just fucking funny.. have kanye rap that fast and try and see if he does it like em ….lol

  • Quiles

    Incredible how Rick Ross wasn’t able to top Eminem, but lyrics are important nowadays I guess lol

  • BeerGangsta

    EM got Dre help that why he is on top. Ross will at least go gold. Drake will go Platium soon. BEP is still tought still selling records after a year thats a A+!!!!!

    • SuperNova

      Dre only produced 1 song on Ems album so there was not much help there.

    • King Carter

      Just like Ross needed 15 guest features on his album to sale over 175k…

  • Gemz

    Its messed up that Big Boi only sold 100k.

    • Master CHeef

      cosign

  • jburg

    LMAO!!! I wanna hear the excuses from Ross fans. Let me hear em…. That Drake was wack thats why its not selling much anymore and having such a hard time going plat. I copped it and was highly disappointed. Shouts to BEP, they got some fucking staying power. I wanna know who in america doesn’t have that fucking album by now!! Big Boi and BOB should be selling more, both their albums are better than Drake’s.

    • RWord

      LMAO!!!…i want to see 50cent dick rider (like you) act like Ross is not doing better numbers after his beef with 50cent!!!! He is a teflon don, untainted in sell and rep after the beef. And where is 50, losing weight for a acting career thats going no where?! LOL!

      TOP SELLING ALBUM!!

      BOSS!!!

      Telfon Don is BANGER!!!

      • LOL @ RWORD

        LOL, you shameless dickrider.

        1. Top Selling Album? – No it’s not, it debuted at number 2, and number 2 to an album that’s been out for 5 weeks by an artist that dropped an album less than a year ago.

        2. 50 cent is on tour in south america and the congo getting paid huge guap to do shows in countries that have never even heard of Rick Ross music.

        3. Port of Miami sold 187,000 first week. Teflon Don sold 176,000 first week with way more buzz. So no those numbers aren’t better. Deeper than Rap flopped like a mofo after Ross had two gold albums in a row. Then the beef stopped, the only person still talking about it is you.

        4. I find it hilarious that the only person who even mentioned 50 up to this point is you. Get that man’s dick off your brain Rword, you’re a shameless hater/fan boy.

        Get your facts straight before you run your fat dick sucker, fool.

        Now say some more dickrider bullshit, you already got smashed on. Lame.

        • jburg

          LMAO!! This Rword just got ethered!! Homo!!

        • pRiZm

          cosign. this nigga got shit on! lmfao.

      • King Carter

        Teflon Don a Banger but Eminem still beat him in his 5th week against Ross’s 1st, LMAO!

        • RWord

          LOL!…look at the homos having an orgy “This Rword just got ethered!! Homo!!” “this nigga got shit on! lmfao.”

          LOL!!!

          You dickriders just love to be together huh? LMAO!!!!

          BOSSS!!!!

  • Hello

    I’m sorry but you can reach only so many people with lyrics regarding money, drugs and cars. i remember Eminem saying ‘I can make you laugh and cry at the same time with one line.” That pretty much says it all. Eminem can touch more people than Ross. Eminiem fan base is crazy. So I’m not shock reading this.

  • JC

    King Mathers still on top

  • bylaw99

    Damn, well I just knew there would be a sh*tload of people on here had William beat out Em, but I see they must havent woke up yet from staying up all night hoping William would do it again. Its sad because he tried his best to plan to release his album when no one else was dropping but I bet he didnt think Em would still be shittin on the industry 5 weeks later. LMAO…DeathBlow

  • jburg

    Lossssssssss!!!!

    • Master CHeef

      lol!

  • UK Boi

    Ricky Rozay is off the chain, its ashame that he didnt get No1 but alot of people like Eminem and his moaning, thats why his album is still up there……Rick Ross all the way HOMIE!!!.

    • King Carter

      It’s not that! Ross never really had a big fan base like that, looking at the facts that he never sold over 200k in his career. His biggest selling 1st week was off his 2nd album, Trilla which sold over 190k but Shady has always had a strong following and he has the #1 song in the country right now with Rihanna…

      • Capone

        Good Point. Em’s going on is 5th week doing these kind of #’s. He’ll definitely be on top for a few more weeks.

  • Gorrilah

    He is no longer calling himself Rick Ross he is now Big Meech. What a dumy. Fuck Rick Ross and his fan base.

  • Anonymous

    “alot of people like Eminem and his moaning.” LOL. That’s funny.

  • UK Boi

    Gorrilah….Your talkin non-sense mate, u obviously follow the millions that dont listen to lyrics…..So whos ur man of the moment?? Drake? LOL

  • UK Boi

    Its true tho, Em has skillz but when I keep seeing and hearing his same song….IM NOT AFRAID……Alot of people aint….Inc ME!!

    • buythecd

      uk boi… how about you buy the album and youll hear other songs.. and not afraid is a great song though..

  • paulyd

    the best is Ross was on Twitter last night saying first that he was waiting for official numbers then an hour later sent a tweet claiming the number 1 album in the country is teflon Don… looks like a chink in the armor as Shady is still number 1 after 5 weeks out and leaking two weeks before that…

  • General

    Good to see Em still goin strong and Ross top his numbers from his last CD. Not too many artists are actually improving on record sales over the last 2 years, but Em and Ross both managed to see an increase this year…

    Still can’t believe Big Boi’s CD isn’t gettin much love though, but what would you expect since hip hop culture has become more and more like the WWE every year…

    • jburg

      Good points.

  • KG

    “Next week look for Fat Joe and Slum Village to debut on The Billboard 200″

    Yeah, we’ll be looking for the Fat Joe album.

    *blank stare*

    • Cuttboy

      Fat JOKE gonna blaze the charts with a whole 5k!! who’s really waiting to hear anything from this guy??

      • jburg

        @Cuttboy
        That shit really got me crackin up!!!

  • Sha

    Eminem’s and Rick Ross’s albums don’t put money in my pocket or food on my table. Still….. Those numbers for Rick Ross kinda suck due to the hype. Eminem’s album is what it is….

  • King Carter

    Rick Ross 1st week couldn’t even outsell Eminem in his 5th week of release to the public. I guess he will have to deal with not having 4 consecutive #1 albums in a row!

    • RWord

      and you will have to deal with 50cent dick in your mouth

      • LOL@RWORD

        You’d have to get it out of your fat bearded mouth first. You sloppy dickrider.

        Kill yourself, you LOSSSSSSS!

      • King Carter

        That’s all good but remember when Ross called Eminem a Monkey and tried to dis him last year? Who’s the Monkey now with a #2 album?

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    AHHH the lame does it again continues to show us why his career is really on a decline rather than improvement.I guess when all you have is hot beats an more guest appearances than you have verses that will do that to ya.Rick Loss stay losin, and to think he said he wanted to take his career to the next level by gettin on a track with Dre.
    Sorry Ross obviously you missed the fact that Dre said fuck the police.

    • General

      How is his career on the decline??? He did better numbers first week than he did with his last CD

      • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

        On the decline because real rap is comin back and fake music is on its way out, dude has no bars and all he has is beats and features to carry his sorry ass.Im sorry but if your a fan of him enjoy it while you can because in a few years he wont even be relevant any more.THATS THE MEANING OF ON A DECLINE BECAUSE THIS DUDE IS ON HIS WAY OUT.

        • General

          Again, I don’t think you understand the meaning of the word decline, because as I said, his numbers are higher this time, he is working with more artists than ever before, including being a part of Kanye’s new CD, as well as having Def Jam giving the green light already on his next CD and hooking up with Diddy for shows and endorsements…

          I know you may hate Ross and would like for him to be on the decline, but you sound like Fox News trying to run with a story despite all evidence to the contrary

  • jtm

    haha officer rikcy flopped yet again.

  • El Tico Loco

    Some people’s logic on Ross is that if he says he got that much money he definitely don’t need anymore from us. Beatwise is an awesome album but I can’t help to think if he would catch a writer’s block if he ever went broke (God forbid). Maybe he would rap about food.

  • LEO

    …Good…

  • RWord

    Yet another top selling album. No one is beating Em on charts, he is white AND good. There is way more white people in America than black. Not even Jay on his best day can beat Em.

    But Ross killed it. XXL is wrong, he sold 177K first week. The album is a banger, both his and Em. You haters need to get 50cent dick out you mouth (especially you jburg and jtm). you guys got white stuff around you lips.

    That tears of joy and BMF are hits.

    BOSS!!!

  • RWord

    FYI, list of famous 50cent groupies (in order of most dick sucking groupie):

    1. jburg
    2. jtm
    3. Master CHeef
    4. King Carter

    BOSS!!!

    • jburg

      I’m a dick sucker but you only come around on Rick Loss posts? Nigga get your tongue out of his ass!! The nigga will drop 50% next week then what you gonna say? You talk shit about 50 and no one said a thing about him. That was last year’s beef and looking at the numbers 50 is winning that. I personally happen to think Ross has some good music from time to time but its very unbelieveable so it really doesn’t resonate with me. Nigga get off that bullshit. Loss talks too much shit too produce such little results. Truth hurts.

      • RWord

        stop being homotional dog. You are the biggest Ross hater and 50cent dicker.

        thats the point. Ross makes good music and consistently sells. How can you even claim 50cent won the beef with ROss when 50ceent numbers drop greatly and not Ross’s (he did the exact same numbers)?!?!

        That just prove that you are still have, even as i type this, a 50cent dick in your mouth.

        BOSS!!!!

        • jburg

          I can’t do anything but laugh at your dumb ass. Ross doing the same numbers is not a good look. This was supposed to be his best album and it does the same as his last? How is that good? You talk to much about dicks for my taste dude stop it. LMAO!! All the dick riding you talk about and you have yet to realize that you have Loss nutt butter on your breath. Get a life homo.

          LOSS!!!!

        • RWord

          jburger, you are so lost. what is better, to make 3-4 platinum albums for your entire career or always go gold and drop p#1 album for EVERY album. While you think about that in your little head, think about people like The Roots, Jay-Z, Em, LL etc. It call longevity and consistency dickrider. Ross is showcasing longevity while 50cent sells drop drastically.

          ROzAY!!!!

        • T

          ^If we jus talkin bout sales wise then Id rather be 50, not 2 mention album wise 50 has better 4 albums than ross’ 4 albums! 50 sold more on ALL his albums & his 1st 2 albums destroy Ross’ sales for his entire career, especially when u do it worldwide so Ross takes the LOSS! AGAIN…………!

    • King Carter

      I never mentioned 50 in my convo but that shows how weak you are to mention a man’s name that was never brought up! Maybe if you went to the store and bought his album, he would have sold more! Oh wait, that’s only one copy…

  • tommy gunz

    BISD still had higher first week numbers

    still sold more than deeper than rap and will def have sold more than tampon don

    tampon don = another rawse album that’ll never touch gold

    hahahahahahaha

    • General

      BISD didn’t have better first week numbers (which actually included 2 weeks of sales)…

      I understand bein a fan of a certain rapper, but the ignorance on this site lately is ridiculous

      • King Carter

        50 album leaked a month before it hit stores and still sold 160k it’s 1st week

      • T

        ^You the ignorant fool! BISD did outsell DTR by only a lil & it wasnt 2 week sales u ignorant hater, plus if u go by worldwide sales then 50 destroyed Ross & lets not even mention GRODT or Massacre cuz those 2 album s alone destroy Ross’ entire career sales on 4 albums lol, shit maybe GRODT alone can do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vader

    Boy some of these comments are lame and unnecessary. We’re suppose to debate on the topic at hand…not who’s a groupie. To say well Eminem is white so he’ll sell a ton is crazy. Paul wall is white…no? Bubba? I think that excuse has ran its course. Let’s stop playing the race card people. It’s old.

  • Pig Loss

    As opposed to a Rick Ross stan/excuse maker extraordinaire such as yourself.

    LOSS!!!

  • fkfgj

    all yall niggas is hiphop nerds bruh…..fuck dat whiteboy dat nigga suck ass. gucci, oj and wacka is 12&3 on tha block and dats all that matter. yall nerds can have the rest of them fuck niggas mane

    • c_realla

      award for the most retarded ni99a comment- yeah oj gucci and wack ass flame- retarded ass country inbred

    • Jay Wade

      hahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahhahahahhahaahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahhahahahaahhahahahhahahahaahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah…….kill yourself

  • El Tico Loco

    Rword

    I’m confused man, where did 50 cent fit into this article? You can’t go at supposedly 50 cent dickriders without having a Rozay dick in your mouth.

    No I’m not a 50 stan nor fan

    • RWord

      Because all the clowns you see hating on Ross making good music are just 50cent dick riders in mask. Think about it, they acting like coming #2 after Em is a failure?!?! Are they serious? Instead of celebrating that hiphop is selling bot ROss and EM, they just dick ride like groupies do.

      BOSS!!!

  • beaver

    tell ross to at least have 5-6 songs without features..
    1 song is by himself..wtf is that..?
    the 1st song…
    everythin else has features..

  • RWord

    I dip my crab meats in Rosay’s ass butter!

    • RWord

      mimicing is the greatest from of dick rider. So whoever used my name to post the above comment (most likely jburg), thanks but I like girls to dick ride me.

  • Sha

    @RWord…..

    “Yet another top selling album. No one is beating Em on charts, he is white AND good. There is way more white people in America than black. Not even Jay on his best day can beat Em.”

    I’m a little confused with this comment…. Obviously you are white and an Eminem stan. But your thoughts sound borderline racist. Maybe even TEA PARTY.

    I’m a Jay-Z fan and an Eminem fan. But I don’t really see your reasoning for making those comments. What are you trying to say? Be direct and crystal clear.

    ?????????

    • RWord

      mathematics dog. more white poeple mean more sells for Em. we are the minority remember. Em will always be a top selling artist because he is white AND good. I never deny that EM is a great artist, but his white race make him relate to a larger white audience then a black ghetto dude can.

  • Stoned Cold

    how can u be rick ross AND big meech at the same motherf*&^ing time?

    • Dinero

      Thas cuz he’s the dopest dope dealer this country has ever saw…. He uses both names because he sayin he sold more weight than both them niggas during their reign… lol.. He has been holdin it down from the 80′s to now… Thus makin him Ricc Ross & Big Meech…. lmao… Next week he will be Big Meech Ross McGriff…. Look out for that new Tricc Ross mixtape Jaccin for names….

  • http://www.dopemuzic.com B Eazy

    If you are really a superstar in the game, there is no excuse for not debuting at number 1. Especially if you the only big commercial act debuting. For Em to outsell dude( I don’t really know what to call him) in his FIFTH week, speaks volumes.

    on a side note, why so many comments mentioning 50? He has nothing to do with this. If you hate on someone extra hard, you’re on they dick just as much as the people holding pom-poms.

  • Sha

    Ok people! For the first and last time!

    Eminem is a legend in the game. An undisputed legend. But here is the truth…..

    Eminem is the BEST SELLING RAPPER IN THE GAME.

    BUT NAS IS THE ALL AROUND BEST MC.

    NOT JAY-Z, NOT JAY ELECTRONICA, NOT LIL’ WAYNE, AND DEFINITELY NOT EMINEM!!!!!

    What are the pre-conditions for BEST MC?

    1. Lyrical Ability
    2. Battle tested against an MC of equal caliber
    3. Uplift the culture
    4. More than 5 albums (not remix albums or soundtracks)
    5. one classic album

    ***based on these results Rick Ross wouldn’t even qualify and should have justly and rightfully lost a record sales battle to Eminem. He is not in Eminem’s category and therefore would be better suited to battle someone like Jeezy***

    But these criteria against all of your favorite MCs and you will clearly see who stands above the pack.

    Here’s a hint…. It’s not Eminem….

    • Dinero

      Co-mutha-fuccin-sign… Nas is GOAT… U jus can not top that man… and when was tha last classic album in hip hop… its been forever….

  • Sha

    Ok people! For the first and last time!

    Eminem is a legend in the game. An undisputed legend. But here is the truth…..

    Eminem is the BEST SELLING RAPPER IN THE GAME.

    BUT NAS IS THE ALL AROUND BEST MC.

    NOT JAY-Z, NOT JAY ELECTRONICA, NOT LIL’ WAYNE, AND DEFINITELY NOT EMINEM!!!!!

    What are the pre-conditions for BEST MC?

    1. Lyrical Ability
    2. Battle tested against an MC of equal caliber
    3. Uplift the culture
    4. More than 5 albums (not remix albums or soundtracks)
    5. one classic album

    ***based on these results Rick Ross wouldn’t even qualify and should have justly and rightfully lost a record sales battle to Eminem. He is not in Eminem’s category and therefore would be better suited to battle someone like Jeezy***

    But these criteria against all of your favorite MCs and you will clearly see who stands above the pack.

    Here’s a hint…. It’s not Eminem…..

  • Sha

    Ok people! For the first and last time!

    Eminem is a legend in the game. An undisputed legend. But here is the truth…..

    Eminem is the BEST SELLING RAPPER IN THE GAME.

    BUT NAS IS THE ALL AROUND BEST MC.

    NOT JAY-Z, NOT JAY ELECTRONICA, NOT LIL’ WAYNE, AND DEFINITELY NOT EMINEM!!!!!

    What are the pre-conditions for BEST MC?

    1. Lyrical Ability
    2. Battle tested against an MC of equal caliber
    3. Uplift the culture
    4. More than 5 albums (not remix albums or soundtracks)
    5. one classic album

    ***based on these results Rick Ross wouldn’t even qualify and should have justly and rightfully lost a record sales battle to Eminem. He is not in Eminem’s category and therefore would be better suited to battle someone like Jeezy***

    But these criteria against all of your favorite MCs and you will clearly see who stands above the pack.

    Here’s a hint…. It’s not Eminem……

    • Malik

      Em fits all of those categories and he’s been far more consistent than Nas.

      Ghost and DOOM are still top 2 for my money though.

  • E-Hustle

    OFFICER DOWN, OFFICER DOWN,.. CALL FOR BACK UP!!!

    Aww man, this shit is funny. Yo, the funniest shit is that C.O. tweeted he was #1 in the country!!
    ROFLMAO!!! OH SHIT! I am dying over this shit.

    Eminem Recovery is album of the year. Not rap album, I said album of the year! He will be taking ever single Grammy home next February 2011.
    That G.O.D we don’t have to go the rest of the summer with this lame Police Officer saying he #1 and did dodoo numbers on the week he came out and made sure there were no other releases.

    I know he about to commit suicide right about now!!!!

    • RWord

      funny? what is funny is you hating on someone who makes more money than you on a website! LOL!!!

      BOSS!!!

  • E-Hustle

    @Sha, nigga we don’t need you to spam your post to get a response. We see you muvafucka!

    Anways, I agree with damn near everything you said except for saying Nas is the best overall.

    Fuck that, Eminem is the best ever dead or alive.
    His only flaw was subject matter when he was running the ground about Kim & his Moms. Other than that he is the G.O.D of this rap shit.

    The Marshall Mathers LP = Masterpiece

    The Eminem Show = Classic

    Recovery =Masterpiece/Classic/FOREVER MUSIC

    RELASPE was ill other than the butt raping gay shit. And Encore was his only bananna peel slip up.
    Don’t forget the Re-Up Mixtape. He murdered all the tracks he was on.
    The 2 joints with him and 50 were insane!

    • Jay Wade

      Slim Shady is classic, I don’t know if you just forgot about that. And @Sha, him and Dre killed Dupri also. But he was/is a battle rapper. Nobody of top caliber has wanted to go at him. He murdered Jay on his own shit. And I ain’t afraid to say this, he murdered Biggie, on his own shit. Jay and Big both ripped those songs, but Em slaughtered them. Only dudes comin at him are the ones trying to make a name. I don’t know one feature where he didn’t take the gold. Why you think Drake, Ye, and Wayne had him spit last? That’s 3 of the ‘hottest’ dudes in the game, admitting Em had their nuts. Plus, he really has had plenty of inspirational and diverse material, on all his albums. I’m not saying he’s the best though, I’m just saying.

  • Sha

    @E-Hustle

    Don’t blame me for the repeated posts. Blame fucked up XXL…..

    Naaah dude. Eminem is not the best. By far…..

    Threatening to rape your mother and kill your baby’s mother is not uplifting your culture…

    And who has he battled?

    Insane Clown Posse?
    Christina Aguilara?
    Nick Cannon?

    He’s not battle tested….

    And no…. This current album is not a classic. It is decent at best. It is a top seller. But it isn’t a classic.

    • jburg

      I respect you opinion but it is just that, YOUR opinion. this album actually have that classic feel and will probably go down as EM’S best OVERALL work. If i recall he battled Ja Rule and The Inc with 50. Check the Invasion mixtapes, he destroyed Ja. Nas battled…….Jay-Z and then worked under him. Not trying to sway your opinion just saying that to totally dismiss Em because he didn’t “uplift” our culture is a bit silly. Nas hasn’t said much of shit that makes me wanna go out and hug a nigga.

    • El Tico Loco

      There’s also Everlast, Cage, Canibus, ICP in a and that sad moment when I really felt sorry for Benzino. I wish he would’ve responded to Evidence tho.

    • D Prodigy

      @sha what do you mean he isnt battle tested? he got into the rap game because of battle rapping

      • Dinero

        LMAO…. I like how simple shit jus go over simple niggas heads… J burg said some real shit though.. To each is own when it comes to opinion… I fuccs wit M since jr high, Slim Shady, MM, those were classics… The recovery is jus that a recovery, far from his dopest but mos def hott…. But on some real, none of those dudes em battled are in his caliber… Ja rule???? Are u kidding me… Jermaine Dupri??? lmao… who are these people again… Anybody who say em killed canibus is dead wrong… That wasnt even a battle, jus slicc disses… Jay-z and Nas went at it wide scale… that was a worthy battle.. Cage is decent but he is nobody… ICP, Benzino…. lmao these dont build a case for battling…. So em has not done that… He has made plenty uplifting music as far Nas he has made cultivating music that even Em respects to this day… If I Ruled the World… Nas is the GOAT… Em is definitely top 5 lyrically….

  • gaddic

    @SHA
    Sensible comment bro
    It’s obvious you are a REAL hardcore rap fan that has considerable knowledge about the music and not like these idiots dick-riding mediocre rappers as if they have any true talent

    WORD I guess your GOAT pick is RAKIM
    please don’t tell me Jigga or Biggie(mad over-rated!)

  • hater

    I sad thing is RAWSE and 50 would kill a beat together

  • truthadeen

    @ehustle there are alot more depressed ppl then niggas n the street so of course he gets the #s plus he white i aint here 1 person n my hood banging m&m but wen i go dwn twn everyother car that was occupied by a white person was banging it or should i say listening to it. He has the biggest race on his side his subject matter doesnt relate 2 my kind case n point he dnt even get no play @ the top urban stations n philly n he has the#1 album n song n the country!!eventhough he’s # 2 u cant go 2 blocks with out hearing ross voice its about who u relate 2 at the end of the day. ima street dude so no songs about getting sober n my whip!!!hov is the king m&M only thing he ever influenced is suburban kids lookin 2 escape from a boring life were u from??

    • El Tico Loco

      So you’re saying that where you from, ALL people can relate to the lifestyle Ross portrays in his music, in fact your argument about escape goes both ways. C’mon son, you know the fact is that some people will not fuck with Em just because of his race, some people won’t even give his music (eminem) one good listen because they feel is against some rule that if you live a certain way you shouldn’t listen to certain types of music, yet is ok to listen to niggas that talk about shit that the majority of them will not get to experience, or afford, and if they do they go into debt when they get it.

  • Hello

    LOL….I love it when people argue that Eminem has only dissed pop stars. The reason for this is simple. Other rappers no very well that Eminem will get in that ass! People somehow forget how he handle Ja Rule. And I know that Ja Rule isn’t a lyrical guru…but let’s be honest. Who are you putting up against Eminem? Don’t worry…I’ll wait. And here’s something to think about…How do you diss Eminem? Really? What can you say about him that he jokingly didn’t already say? That’s the problem. So what does rappers do? They take a shot a his child. Every rapper that had beef with Eminem took this route because it’s hard to diss him. What can you say?

  • Hello

    Also…we, my black people, can be very narrow minded sometimes. Because he’s not rapping about cars, money and drugs makes Eminem wack? Or not a great MC? This says a lot about those who only listen to such music! Don’t say Eminem is wack because he’s different. Just say “I can’t relate to his music.” The two statements are totally different.

    • jburg

      Co-Sign!!

  • truthadeen

    u can say hes a attic 4 god sake he hates his mother he’s a wigger wat is he talkin about these days? his subject matter is trash he dnt even like hisself ok i give u he got a flow none of his shit will ever get no play n my ride i listen to shit i relate 2 not suicidal shit yall suburban dudes crack me up he’s super hero 4 wierdo’s!!!!

  • Hello

    “u cant go 2 blocks with out hearing ross voice its about who u relate 2 at the end of the day. ima street dude so no songs about getting sober n my whip!!!hov is the king m&M only thing he ever influenced is suburban kids lookin 2 escape from a boring life were u from??”

    I’m sorry but you relate to fast cars, hanging around mosters and blowing money? I’m black and don’t relate to that. I don’t want to relate to that! Then people go “Oooh he’s talking about what he sees in the hood.” That’s not true! Ross talks about what HE does in the hood. And if you can relate to that then you shouldn’t have time on this website leaving comments. No dis….but I think what you’re trying to say is “Ross raps about things im in to.”

  • Hello

    “u can say hes a attic 4 god sake he hates his mother he’s a wigger wat is he talkin about these days?”

    AGAIN…these are things Eminem has said already. LOL. Give me something that is different. That no one heard before. Or that will make people go “DAMN!”

  • Hello

    LOL and just for fun. The MOB hated African Americans. I don’t understand why we want to be like them or model our gangs like them. They hated us! So I can’t relate to Ross.

    • jburg

      Thank you nigga!!! They hated blacks and called us coons along with the white people. Even the immigrants felt more entitled than blacks born in the US. Very good point!!

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    Ross is gonna have to start doing more “Tears Of Joy” songs instead of the coke rap, or he’s pretty much done. He’s not reaching the masses as the “Boss”, because mostly nobody believes him, maybe he can as Rozay, the new dude next to Puff Daddy.

    He had a decent opening week, can’t take that from him. But Em and BEP are killing the game with recession proof music. B.o.B. is doing good too. Curren$y caught a brick, and that was a decent album. I expect Joe to do the same.

    • jburg

      $yk!!! Damn nigga where you been all day!! I been needing some back-up.

      • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

        Naw you got it.

        Cats r gonna be mad when Em gets that 2nd triangle.

        DTR may finally go gold though.

        • RWord

          BOSS!!!

    • King Carter

      Co Muthafuckin’ sign! Ross’s lyrics has to evolve as an artist. The reason why Jay-Z and Eminem are still around is because they are not talking about the same shit every album. Ross lyrics are the same every album and he does way to many features. It takes away from his artistry and that’s why he’ll never break over the 200k mark. He’ll continue to do low numbers and have the same fan base if he keeps talkin’ about Guns, Drug dealing, money, bitches and clothes regular people can’t afford. Tears of Joy is a record where he is talkin’ about sumthin’

  • http://www.emcdl.com EmCDL

    LOL @ the mess ya’ll post in the comments section when getting these sales numbers. Ya’ll still on that mess about Eminem being white and thats why he’s selling so much records huh?

    Looks like I may have to break down and get Rick Ross’ album, that ish is growing on me. Still not as good as The Roots album, but its dope.

    And isn’t that the same exact numbers that BEP sold last week (14,900)? Correct me if I’m wrong…

    Them girls eating that Drake album up, I thought he’d get platinum status by now…

    Cop them Big Boi and Curren$y albums, ish is crack!

  • Tonytana421

    FUCK FAKE ASS RICKY ROSEY!! WHO THE FUCK IS BUYING THIS SHIT?? DUMBFUCKS..

  • tommy gunz

    the rawse ridaz are so butt hurt right now

    your man wont move more than 300k

    u mad?

  • tommy gunz

    shouts out to the tampon don tho

    rozay got the delicatest fabrics and crab meats on deck for your twat waffles

    • Dinero

      LMMFAO

  • Mr ramirez

    just to prove that there are more dope heads than dope dealers meaning that more ppl relate to Em sh!T than Ricky’s

  • RugaRon

    Man real shit Eminem is overrated his album sucks all that damn crying and sobbing that nigga is not better than the Em 10 years ago he’s just rapping at a faster tempo and you slow minded fans dont understand that RECOVERY IS NOT BETTER THAN TEFLON DON AND IT DAMN SURE AINT FUCKIN WITH THANK ME LATER STUPID MA’ FUCKAS DONT KNOW MUSIC CAN’T WAIT TILL KANYE DROPS THAT GOOD ASS JOB HE’S GONE SHUT THE GAME DOWN AGAIN LIKE HE DOES WITH EVERY ALBUM I DARE ONE OF YOU SAY EM’S EVEN IN THE SAME LEAGUE AS KANYE CUZ HE SAID IT HIS DAMN SELF HE WASNT………

  • SAYWHAT

    MAN U KNOW WHAT IMA START HATIN ON EM LIKE ALOT OF U BLOGGERS AND NAYSAYERS HATIN ON ROSS HOW DA FUCK HE COULDNT TOP EM MAN DIS FUCKIN WHITEBOY IS WAAAAAY 2 OVERRATED IF HE WAS ANY OTHER COLOR HE WOULDA BEEN DONE FALLEN FROM DA TOP BY NOW I TELL YA ONLY IN FUCKIN AMERIKKKA I MEAN REALLY DID ANYBODY ACTUALLY GO 2 DA STORE AND COP HIS SHIT I DONT RECALL IT GETTIN ALOT OF BUZZ WHEN IT CAME OUT LIKE TEFLON DID BUT HEY DIS IS HOW DEY DO.

  • nicholasdelorejo

    Man after looking at these comments I have to say that some of ya’ll are seriously biased. First off I’m not really a fan of Ross but you gotta give it to dude for selling nearly 175K on his first week and debuting on the charts at #2 in this climate. Shit B.o.B. had 2 top charted singles and debuted at 85K and Big Boi has just sold half of what Ross sold now. True Ross is no where near Em or even Drake’s level but dude did sold a decent amount of records. Ross didn’t have a hot single, no beef from 50 cent, and no controversal secrets revealed to boast his sales. So the people who copped his shit were people eager to hear “Teflon Don”. I’m not hating on Em or slobbing Ross but I bet you had sales came from D12, Lloyde Banks, or even from Detox people would be giving excuses and even praising those artists even they’ve sold far more than Ross did in the past. Like him or not, just give Ross his due in terms of album sales.

  • fuck jayz

    fuck this fat nigga

    ems album was at least fukin real and it shits on teflon don

    co is nufin wivout his co-signs

  • c_realla

    Em shits all over that fat dunkin eatin imaginary dope dealer Rozay. Em raps about his actual life and experiences while ex-correctional officer Ross fabricates his, he should be rappin about eating big macs and shit

  • Hello

    “MAN U KNOW WHAT IMA START HATIN ON EM LIKE ALOT OF U BLOGGERS AND NAYSAYERS HATIN ON ROSS HOW DA FUCK HE COULDNT TOP EM MAN DIS FUCKIN WHITEBOY IS WAAAAAY 2 OVERRATED IF HE WAS ANY OTHER COLOR HE WOULDA BEEN DONE FALLEN FROM DA TOP BY NOW I TELL YA ONLY IN FUCKIN AMERIKKKA I MEAN REALLY DID ANYBODY ACTUALLY GO 2 DA STORE AND COP HIS SHIT I DONT RECALL IT GETTIN ALOT OF BUZZ WHEN IT CAME OUT LIKE TEFLON DID BUT HEY DIS IS HOW DEY DO.”

    LOL….I guess. But again. He’s overrated because he’s not “Cash, Cars and Hoes.” Or he isn’t street or make “Hood music.” Oh wait this is a good one… “He tries to be black.” LOL. I have yet to hear something that legit. These are personal feelings. It’s also Bias. Come on people.

    • SAYWHAT

      OK I GET IT UR AN EM FAN DATS UR MUTHERFUCKIN HERO HES DA DEFINITION OF WHAT UR PERFECT RAPPER SHOULD BE LIKE HES DA GOD OF HIPHOP PLEASE U KNOW UR HERO IS ONLY IN DA POSITION HE IS CAUSE OF HOW HE LOOK ONDA OUTSIDE IT GOT NADA 2 DO WIT WHAT HE GOT OR WHERE HE CAME FROM OH YEAH AINT HE FROM A TRAILOR PARK IN DETROIT SINCE U WANNA TALKABOUT HIM NOT BEIN STREET OR HOOD I KNOW YO ASS SAW 8 MILE AND U SAY HE TRIES 2 BE BLACK WELL SURE WELL SURE DA MAJORITY OF U WHITES WANNA BE US DATS Y YALL DO DA THINGS YALL DO SHAMONE GET DA FUCK OUTTAHERE WIT DAT BULLSHIT U TALKIN.

      • Hello

        No I’m not an Eminem Stan. Just someone responding to an comment that has no legs to stand on. I think your comments about Eminem are bias. Also I’m black. But I’ve said this a million times and I’ll say it again. Most of the Eminem “Haters” hate and wont respect his Mic skills is because he’s white. Don’t say “He Sucks” because He’s no “Blowin Money Fast” or “Super High.” LOL you guys make how you really feel so easy to see and yet try to argue as if it’s a great point.

  • Hello

    “DID ANYBODY ACTUALLY GO 2 DA STORE AND COP HIS SHIT.”

    LOL…yeah. Over a million did thus far!

  • Hello

    “I MEAN REALLY DID ANYBODY ACTUALLY GO 2 DA STORE AND COP HIS SHIT”

    LOL…yeah. Over a million thus far! and counting.

    • SAYWHAT

      YEAH RIGHT DATS BULLSHIT LETS SEE IT WAS U AND BOUT 20 OF UR OTHER FRIENDS A MILLION THUS FAR HAHA GET DA FUCK OUTTAHERE.

      • Hello

        Your arguement doesn’t add up? Maybe I’m S L O E. LOL because what you just said proves a point I was making in the first place.

  • HIP HOP

    GIVE IT UP. RAP S DEAD. WHITE PEOPLE WANT A WHITE MAN DOING ALL OF OUR JOBS. I CAN’T EVEN LISTEN TO SO CALLED BLACK MUSIC NO MORE. WITH ENIMA EM, THESE WANNABE SOFTWARE BASED CRACKA BEAT MAKERS, AND BIEBER DYK RIDING. YALL SOME FAKE BLACK PEOPLE. I LISTEN TO AFRICAN MUSIC AND DANCEHALL. FUCK U AND YOUR WHITE-HOP

    • shone jones

      Grow up!

  • tommy gunz

    word

    lol @ yall out here bumpin rap music

    if you aint listenin to some swahili trap jawns

    or some senegalese booty quake funk jams im gonna start revoking niggas skin color and shit

    make yall move to sweden and feast on rice cakes and shit yall aint hood

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    A lot of good points! Rick Ross prob went plat in the streets. too many people got this joint and didn’t pay for it.

    Cosings alot of comments. Em is gonna always outsell everyone. HE IS NOT THE BEST.

    Nas is the best lyricist

    Jayz is the best all around rapper tho.

    Ross makes good music BUT he ain’t world wide yet. He needs that crossover appeal.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Om Sag

    1st of all jburg it’s now Jozi and nolonger jburg that’s dust u don’t even know where Johannesburg is ( Jozi ) that’s where i’m currently = u a fake just like 50c asking 4 back up 4rom $yk u can even stand on your own on a site what about in the streets damn ! , jburg , jtm and naptunenonsence ………..i didn’t hear ya’ll mourning like this when 50c hit # 4 on the charts and Ross hit # 1 when 50c said Ross will fail when he didn’t and in reality he 50c did and he admitted that “u can never call a # 1 spot a fail” so he was clear that he failed , 50c said he will retire if Kanye beats him = well he did and he also said Ross will fail = well Ross didn’t = stop hating & making excuses coz i’m sure u 3 didn’t even get Distant Relatives , Reflection Eternal’s RE: or The Roots = That right there is Hip Hop – something to go on about , mourn about that not being # 1 and the fact that ya’ll didn’t support it , by the way we here in South Africa ( Africa ) do listen to Rick Ross

    • jburg

      First off bitch, I gives a fuck where you from. Jburg is a mixture of my first and last name you fuck boy. And me talking to $yk was a joke apparently that flew over your nappy ass head. And if an album that was seriously hyped and still hasn’t gone GOLD a year later isn’t a failure I don’t know what is. Eat a dick homo!! BTW i did pick up that ROOTs bitch! Suck nutts!

      • RWord

        jburger, you a dickrider. you and $yk. And you know this in your heart which makes it easy for everyone to see it. LOL!

        ROZAY!!!!

  • caino

    l have bought 5 albums this year….. all in the last few weeks.

    Teflon Don is the first Rick Ross album l have ever got, l enjoyed it but does get a bit samey after a while, tho Tears of Joy is the best on the album (says a lot)

    l also got the Em album it is awesome , best album he has drop since Marshal Mathers.

    Nas & Dam marley – l love this album, still dont understand why XXL has reviewed this!

    B.O.B – my personal opinion is that l dont really like this, l thought l would but l dont, maybe l just havent listened to it enough.

    ROOTS – again on point, l will probably listen to this the most and the longest over the next few years.

  • Hello

    “Cosings alot of comments. Em is gonna always outsell everyone. HE IS NOT THE BEST.”

    I hate to say it, but I heard this a lot. And its for the wrong reasons. Most of the people I’ve spoke to or overheard speaking on Eminem status as the greatest MC is racist in a way. Eminem isn’t in many people “Top 5 MC” list because he’s white. It’s sad. Rakim said it himself. He won’t be the greatest because he’s white. And that’s the vibe I’m getting from this comment board. That’s sad. After Eminem DESTROYED Jay-z on his own record and countless times Eminem has rap along with other MC’s only to out shine them, I think we need NOT to use this “Race Card” all the time.

  • Hello

    Give the “White Boy” Credit. LOL…he’s nice on the mic!!!!

  • Hello

    Words from Rakim

    “”Eminem is nasty man, I don’t care what color he is. I don’t care about none of that nahmean? Real artists respect real artist’s man. Especially like a conscious artist that sits down and writes and hears another artist that sits down and does his writing…and he know…a brother nasty. Regardless, you can’t take nothing away from his thoughts and his pen, nahmean? Em is nasty man, I tell people to this day…if Em was black…he’d be the next Muhammad Ali man.”

    This is so true. We WON’T allow a white man to be the greatest MC in this game. That’s sad!

    • RWord

      Why should we? Havent you learn from history, look at the biblical movies, look at Egyptian movies. Have you notice the all the actors and history book talk as if they are white when they were black as night? White people tend to take other people cultures and claim it as their own in history. Not saying this is Em agenda, but hiphop is for everyone but black own. It from our culture our experience. If we dont hold on to like that, hiphop will be just like all other twisted history stories you believe that is not true about black people, Africans etc.

      So it may seem sad, but necessary. Plus people need to stop gassing up Em. Em is not the greatest MC. MCs inspire positivity and improve the black community from which hiphop was born. Something Em cannot do in compare it to PE, Common, Tupac, Biggie, Jay-Z etc.

      • El Tico Loco

        He may not be the best but somehow keep managing to make it in that GOAT conversation, so you gotta at least give him the best whiteboy.

      • damnamerika

        thats funny. pac rapped bout his life and what he gone thru. em does the same thing. pac was always in shit with the feds. yet he was positive to our black community??? the reason why most of us listen to pac cuz we relate to his music. you ever think the same bout em. ppl may relate dumb ass. em def in top 3 all time. em may be the best lyrically. one of the most respected in the game. the game speaks for itself

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Om Sag

    Gayburg is a internet gangter damn , u talking out of experience and u just let us know who u really are ,good choice though 2 get The Roots but u dind’t get Distant Relatives & Reflection Eternal’s RE: ???? sad how 1 can not appreciate true Hip Hop but anyway i guess that’s just who u r

  • Hello

    “So it may seem sad, but necessary. Plus people need to stop gassing up Em. Em is not the greatest MC. MCs inspire positivity and improve the black community from which hiphop was born. Something Em cannot do in compare it to PE, Common, Tupac, Biggie, Jay-Z etc.”

    Your arguement is Bias and somewhat rasict. Not giving him such a title as “One of the greatest MCs” because he’s white is somewhat….rasict! No matter how you want to word your statement. Also I think you should rethink that list of MCs you just mention. Common I can see. Even Jay and Pac. But to say these guys were all about positivity and here to improve the black community is….well…. I got that more from the Roots, Common(good pick) Mos Def, Kewli and others. I don’t think a lot of people would say “Boy Biggie was for the community.” Now if you’re speaking about donations and help financially then of course. But I think their songs would so a contradiction some what. But then again all MC’s are a walking contradiction. I understand what you’re saying but you also just proved my point! EMINEM WON’T BE IN THAT LIST….BECAUSE HE”S WHITE. LOL. Black folks can be rasict too.

  • Hello

    And to put PE and Biggie in the same sentence was wrong. Totally different. PE was much more proactive regarding the black community than Biggie.

  • Anonymous

    Ricki ross is a puss man.nigga gota shut it

  • KidShady216

    Nobody can fuck with Em

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    Race is a factor BUT its not race alone. He sells a ton of records because of his race not his skills. his race first skills second. He is like a wild card because of his race and the fact that he actually can spit.

    However, ceelo can go. Ceelo won’t get the attenion first because of his race and because of the way he looks. Not only that, Em can pretty much spit anything because of his race. I mean dude technically is a sound mc. But he streches it. not in a good way.

    If you really know hip hop and the orgins you would understand this. its not just about rhyming. Its an essence of life. its the power behind the words.

    with that said, nothing should be takin from em, he is a mc. he is hip hop BUT he is not a new phenomn based on his lyrics alone. he gets more credit for being a white mc that is doing what mic geromino, jeru, guru, redman, jonh forte, cannibus, and many many many others have done.

    • Hello

      I agree with your comment. but also keep in mind that his race SHOULDN’T be the reason to hate him. Yes…his race helps his sales. But to hate the man and say “He’s wack?” No.

  • T

    Yes, race helps his sales a lil to outsell Kanye, Hov, Weezy, TI, 50, Jeezy, but its his skills that make him sell atleast the same amount as those & more than others lyk Ross & Game & Nas! If it were only cuz he was white then ur logic is lost onto PAUL WALL, NECRO, BUBBA SPARXX, LIL WHYTE, & ASHER ROTHER, CAGE, EVERLAST & OTHERS

  • BDownBZA

    xxlmag.com´s commentary can always get my mind workin again and lets drop knowledge for the fools who don´t be knowin on sales numbers. for everybody hatin on rick ross´first week or the wholly arbitrary fact that he´s debuting at #2, lets clarify. Port of Miami sold 187k in 2006, Trilla 198k in ´08, DTR 158,000 in ´09. Do you fools understand its 2010 and this dude improved on his last album sales and has maintained roughly the same first week sales over 4 years in a time when album sales have dropped overall by about 15% a year consistently, and catastrophically overall since about 2004. if it had been another week he´d have been #1 almost garaunteed. you get #1 albums with 60k sold. just depends on the week. eminem is an anamoly. he transcends normal rapper and artist boundaries. he could record an album of the sounds of him pissing in a toilet and sell 100k plus for 10 weeks on end. he in no way represents the norm. rick ross has maintained interest despite constant haterism, especially fueled by the whole ´keepin it real´ debate. look at 50´s sales from roughly the same period: The Massacre: about 1.4 mil to Curtis: 660k to Before i Self Destruct: about 187k. and that aint even hatin on 50. but lets get serious. rick ross´sales consistency is nothing if not impressive and extremely rare

  • javonelbanga

    YE will be on top for 11 weeks.

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