Common’s Dreamer Set to Sell 55-65K, Young Jeezy’s TM103 200-225K
Early predictions are in for both Common's The Dreamer/The Believer and Young Jeezy's Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition, and they are looking to be on track for fairly decent first week sales.
According to Hits Daily Double, Jeezy's TM103 will sell an impressive 200-225K first week, based on one-day reports from retailers. His previous set, The Recession, debuted with nearly 260K upon its released in September 2008.
Chicago's own Common is set to move between 55-65K with his The Dreamer/The Believer LP. His last album, 2008's Universal Mind Control, debuted at 82K.
Both albums got an XL rating from XXL.
Just yesterday (December 20), Common revealed during an interview with Sirius' Shade 45's Sway Calloway that his latest single, "Sweet," is directed at Drake.
“He opened his mouth and said some things,” Common said when asked about his beef with Drake. “If that’s what he want. All that subliminal, we can do that too. But you might as well say that now.”
“I look at it as hip-hop,” he continued. “What I said in ‘Sweet’, obviously he felt like he was one of the people being addressed so he said what he had to say. I said we can keep it on a hip-hop level because I feel he’s a good artist, he’s a talented guy.”
Check back with XXLMag.com next Wednesday (December 28) to get official numbers for both albums via the weekly chart story. —Gina Montana