Soulja Boy Tell’em debuted on The Billboard 200 sales chart this week, with his third album The DeAndre Way. But the Swag rapper failed to sell as many copies as expected.
Moving close to 13, 400 units in his first week, SB didn’t make a lot of noise on the Nielsen SoundScan report, released today (December 8). Soulja’s last disc, 2008’s iSouljaboytellem sold about 45,500 copies in week one.
Curren$y’s new disc Pilot Talk II also debuted on the chart this week. The set moved about 18,400 copies in its first go-round, beating out the ATLien. Last July the first installment of Spitta’s PT series moved 10,700 units in its first week.
Nicki Minaj's debut album, Pink Friday, moves another 102,395 copies in its second week release bringing the album’s totals to 477,395 at the number 6 spot
Meanwhile, Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being EP sells 25,528 copies. So far the New Orleans MC has sold a total of 537,943.
Slim Thug enters the charts at number 78 with his latest album Tha Thug Show at 14,000
Young Jeezy's manager, Demetrius Ellerbee, has denied a report that the rapper was arrested in the Bahamas on Saturday.
"It's not true," Ellerbee told MTV News.
According to Bahamian newspaper The Tribune, Jeezy was on his way to a show in an area of the island called New Providence when he was arrested by local officials. While the reason for his arrest was not specified, the paper says the rapper wasn't held for very long.
"He was here with us a short while. He passed through the station briefly on Saturday," said Superintendent Ashton Greenslade, an officer at the Wulff Road station. "He was booked in here and taken to CDU (Central Detective Unit)."
A Tribune source surmised that the Atlanta MC was simply "in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Elsewhere, Rick Ross recently responded to what he took as a dis from Young Jeezy in The Source magazine, stemming from the pair's beef regarding Ross' "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)." Following the release of the Bawse's single, Jeezy dropped his own "B.M.F." freestyle and the pair have been on the outs since.
"It's not like I'm in Miami and you in New York," said Ross. "We see each other. That's the only issue I had. It was sideways. So I made a record, 'Summer's Mine,' just to [let him know], if we gonna play that sport, let's put it on the table like men. If it was just a freestyle that the world took the wrong way, leave it alone. That's how I took it."
Last night Keri Hilson visited Lopez Tonight for an interview and performance. She talked about her early musical influences, her recent birthday, new VIBE magazine cover and then performed “Pretty Girl Rock”.
Veteran female rapper MC Lyte stopped by this year's "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops," where Young Money star Nicki Minaj rocked the stage over the weekend. VH1 asked Lyte to weigh in on hip-hop's newest starlet from a historical perspective.
"I look at her as a culmination of all of the female hip-hop MCs that are and were, with her spice all on top of it," Lyte said. "She's uniquely different for this time because she's totally equipped business-wise. She understands what it is to be different in your approach. I love it. When I listen to her I feel like I'm on a voyage, you never know exactly where she's going to end up."
When asked who Nicki may have used as an example in crafting her style, Lyte mentioned a certain Virginia native.
"When I think of style, I'd like to think of Missy because when I first heard Missy and all those little noises she would make, I'd be like, 'What the hell? Wow, I want to learn how to do that,' " Lyte said. "And now it feels like Nicki on steroids. She's thoroughly entertaining."
Of course, no hip-hop interview would be complete without the inevitable Nicki vs. Lil' Kim question but Lyte had a surprising response.
"I could easily say that it's unfortunate but I've had my dis wars and battles back in the days; I battled Antoinette," Lyte recalled. "I think, literally, the difference between us was I had a couple of records out before [Antoinette] and made a couple of fans before she did, that was the only thing that separated us in terms of who was going to win the battle.
"With regards to Nicki and Kim, right now, there's room for everyone," she continued. "Those who really need to be worried by Nicki's record is Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Nelly Furtado ... Nicki is coming out to win ... and she's not thinking of the block or the city so she's more able to handle what it takes right now to be an international star."
Lyte said that there's no real reason for the war of words between Kim and Nicki other than the competitive spirit.
"It's what an MC thrives on, and you cannot tell me that a female MC listening to them doesn't want to spit a verse themselves, because it's that competitive nature that hip-hop brings," Lyte smiled. "It's the art, people love to do it."
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Lil Wayne’s first born, Reginae Carter, just celebrated her 12th birthday at Straits, Ludacris’ restaurant, in Atlanta,GA. Looks like Lil Wayne made it out just in time to celebrate the holidays with his “families” and a very special day for his #1 girl.