Monday, December 5, 2011

Tha Carter IV: Did These Numbers Lie?

Soo even in repeated success there tends to be room for controversy. As you probably heard Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV album had much success in the first week, Taking the No.1 slot on the Billboard charts selling 964,000 which happened to be the 2nd highest of the year.  Wayne was able repeat success again, as Tha Carter III went platinum in its first week of release. Soo whats the problem here?  Maybe because we are in a time where the emergence of internet downloading has affected album sales severely. Maybe because, some cant believe Jay-z and Kayne's album Watch The Throne did half of Tha Carter IV numbers in the first week.

Many still feel that its possible YMCMB purchased a hefty amount of its own album to inflate the sales. The initial speculation prompted Birdman to defend himself and his artist back in September, stating "Nah, man, that really don't make no sense. Why would we do that? I press and distribute 'em. Ain't no need for me to buy 'em. That's hustling backwards."
So what is controversy without 50 cent? Curtis recently shared his doubtful thoughts on the issue, stating "To be honest with you, the Lil Wayne sales are a little suspect to me. Tha Carter III was definitely hot. He did that, Tha Carter III commanded that energy, but the last one that just came out, those numbers are funny."

Can this be hatred at its truest form?  For Lil Wayne has proven time and time again that his dedication and passion for music can only take his appeal to unreachable heights. He definitely has enough followers to do the impossible, as his music has been burning hot for the last 4 years. Yet and still as we know, Where there is smoke there is fire(lol). 

If Birdman and YMCMB did in fact buy up its share of albums at its regular price that would be one pretty penny for the camp. But hey, We Talking Bout Baby Money(lol)

9 comments:

  1. Tough call here. On one side I can see why they would do it if they did it all. To hear that an artist sold a mill the first week. The first thing you think is wow it gotta be hot or I wanna hear it. Noted success arouses interest
    But also these are pretty big allegations Wayne has the most appeal rite now. He is capapble of doing these numbers

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  2. Cant put nothing past that greasy guy Birdman sly and smart he is lol HARD to do a million in the first week in this economy just too many ways to get access wit out buying actual album

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  3. I mean how is this posibble? Where would they buy all these albums from. Is this done over a weeks period of time? Seems far fetched. Just tell me how I'm Just Saying lol

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  4. Lil Wayne is capable of those numbers as he has a multicultural following... Wayne is a crossover artist and others hope to reach this height in the music business

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  5. I wonder how many itunes he did lol

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  6. WELL Wayne is the hottest rite. 50 cent is still angry rite Carter IV just sounds rite

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  7. Fif sound like a hater.. The Carter 4 was gonna self because Wayne markets himself right.

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  8. Talking bout Baby money is funny. Idk man. Has anybody ever been caught buying their own albums?

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