Cam’ron & Vado Sell 7.5K in Week One

Hey Muma, the numbers are in. The long delayed collaborative CD between Cam’ron and his protégé Vado, Gunz N’ Butta, finally hit stores last Tuesday (April 19), and according to today’s Nielsen SoundScan report, failed to break into the Billboard Top 40.

The Harlem duo, known collectively as The U.N., managed to land a seat at No. 78, after moving about 7,500 units in week one. In comparison, fellow Dipset member, Jim Jones, sold about 21,000 copies of his new disc, Capo, in his charts debut two weeks ago.

Back at the top of the charts is Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers, holding down the No. 12 position. In its fourth week, the disc picked up 33,800 more in sales. Overall the LP’s stats stand at 328,100.

Another hip-hop act doesn’t appear on the charts until the 30s. No. 35 and No. 36 are occupied by Eminem and Nicki Minaj respectively. Recovery added 16,500 to its tally, while Pink Friday’s intake was about 500 short of Em’s. To-date, Em is sitting on about 3,819,200 in sales and Nick around 1,329,300.

Falling right outside the Top 40 at No. 55 is West Coast rap vet DJ Quick. His latest album, The Book of David, earned about 9,700 in sales in his debut week.

Without any new rap releases dropping yesterday, look for Wiz, Em and Nicki struggle to remain in the Billboard Top 40 next week. —Elan Mancini

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  • SOUTH

    WHAT HAPPEN??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? CAM AND VADO? NEW YORK????

    • pap3rchazer

      what are you talkin, those 7.5K came straight from NYC!

  • HU

    Garbage is starting to sell what it deserves. I’m glad the classic album from Pharoahe Monch outsold these dudes.

  • SOUTH

    IT WAS ALL GOOD A COUPLE YEARS AGO!!!! SOUTH STAND UP! HOW MANY MORE YEARS BEFORE U GET THE TITLE BACK? NEW YORK, IF EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “WISH ON A STAR”, LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

  • new orleans

    IT WAS ALL GOOD A COUPLE YEARS AGO, HOW LONG IS IT GOING TO TAKE FOR NEW YORK TO COME BACK?????
    “WISH ON A STAR” LOL LOL LOL LOL IT’S NOT LOOKING GOOD. LOL LOL GOT THE GAME ON LOCK YMCMB “GOT THE GAME ON LOCK”

  • black jesus

    wow i didnt even know it came out yet.

  • EPIC FAIL

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! DAYUM-

    I sell that out the trunk.

  • Sha

    I blame these numbers on the artists themselves.

    Long gone are the days when a record label set up a budget for you to market your album (and anyway…they would probably recoup that anyway). You have the internet now. If your dumb ass didn’t build your following and you relied heavily on your label you’s-a-dummy.

    No longer can you start beef and then make-up and expect your fans (so-called) will still be around to see you squash beef so that they can purchase your new album. They’re on to the next hot item. You’d probably be better off not deadin’ the beef than coming back on some “we are the world” ish.

    No longer can a rapper take a 4 or 5 year vacation and then come back on some “I’m baaack” bull ish. Hell, Michael Jackson couldn’t even pull that one off, and that dude was THE MAN (or THE IT, whichever you prefer).

    Bottom line….. Rappers who come in to the game and are not looking to set up their own labels and protect their own fortunes are dummies. And they’re probably getting what they deserve.

  • mav

    the album title sounds like a mixtape so thats why it sold like one…they whole style is played out…Harlem stand up!!!!

    • pap3rchazer

      but each of Gucci’s mixtapes he’s released sold 25k atleast

      • Nahsp

        Mixtapes dont get sold they get downloaded for free…..You dumb as shyte thats why u listen tune Gucci!!!!!!!

  • mav

    and its a damn shame that eminem did those kinda numbers in this climate…prepare for the white rap invasion…first up…yelawolf wack ass..yes he is wack no real hiphop heads listen to him

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  • BeerGangsta

    Rap music is wack!! I like DJ Quick!! Fuck the rest of them!! Where you at Dr Dre!!

  • HillCity

    Y’all Spelled Quik’s Name Wrong,I Expect Better From A Hip-Hop Magazine

  • Technique

    Fist off Yealwolf is ill as fuck, dumbass. Not to make excuses for Cam but I had to go to 3 different places to find somewhere that even got any copies. I’m positive they undershipped his album…

  • Big boy

    With intros talking about killing a mother father sister and kidnap your kid who would buy that shit, i always support the dips but i heard the album snippets and it was trash. Write some music with meaning . I guess a lot of hiphop died with Guru!