2. Meek Mill – Dreams & Nightmares – 165,000 - Meek had no chance in hell gaining the #1 spot with (Hurricane) Taylor Swift basically cornering the market and having everyone from iTunes, to Best Buy, to Papa Johns and Walgreens selling her album. In related news, what’s the chances he can get Justin Bieber in the “Believe It” video?
5. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, m.A.A.d. city – 63,000 - At over 300,000 copies sold already, Kendrick’s a new star in rap. My only question is, will they ever put out any videos promoting the project? You know, aside from “Swimming Pools.”
30. Tech N9ne – Boiling Point – 13,000 - The guy’s been releasing albums for this long. No way in hell would I try to critique his blueprint.
35. 2 Chainz – B.O.A.T.S. – 11,000 - Eventually, Tity Boi will eclipse the 400,000 mark. I’m pretty sure we’ve seen all the marketing we’re going to see for this album though. (I’ve been wrong plenty of times before though.)
39. Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 9,800 - Over 100K shipped and gone, not bad for a project with no real promotion outside the internet.
42. G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer – 9,200 - I know they’re working on Cruel Winter (allegedly), but I’m pretty sure most people want the solo albums. Solo Sean. Solo Pusha. Solo Common. Solo Cudi. And yeah, solo ‘Ye.
58. Sean Price – Mic Tyson – 6,900 - I wasn’t expecting this to sell much, but Sean P definitely is in the running for album title of the year. If you’re a fan of gritty NYC Hip-Hop, make this an investment.
65. Various Artist – The Man With The Iron Fists OST – 6,400 - I’ve yet to hear any reviews on the movie, but if RZA wants to get back in the studio with Kanye and give him more beats in the vein of “White Dress,” I’ll campaign for this flick to get an Oscar nod.