Hip-Hop has been a definitive force in the sales department this year and we’re only three months into 2014.
YG and his recount of his Krazy Life thus far followed in the footsteps of ScHoolboy Q and Rick Ross to mark high on the Billboard 200. His debut album entered the mix at #2 with 61K units sold and would have had taken the top spot if it wasn’t for that meddling, Pharrell-Oscar-snubbing Frozen soundtrack.
Following its release just over a week ago on March 18, YG’s My Krazy Life debut rose to the #2 spot this week on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
Selling just over 60,000 units in its first week on shelves, YG’s My Krazy Life displaced Pharrell Williams at the #2 spot. The Def Jam debut, which features production from DJ Mustard and a feature from Kendrick Lamar, is YG’s first time on the charts. Earlier this week, the rapper talked about the release in an interview with Hot 97, saying “it’s easy to make a classic album.” “Yeah, it just take time,” YG said. “I feel like if you give a nigga stories and all that on your album and it’s really like—no matter if it blow. Like Jay Z first album’s a classic, but it didn’t sell a lot…If you giving stories and it’s realistic like people feel it. And like ‘He ain’t lying.’ That’s a classic.”
Not for nothing, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib independently cracked the charts at #39 with their collaborative effort Cocaine Piñata.
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