E-40 has enjoyed one of the most successful and lengthy careers in Hip-Hop today, which continues with the announcement that his 2015 hit single, “Choices (Yup)” has gone gold. Since beginning the rollout of released material in 1993, the plaque adds to the other gold and platinum-selling releases from the Bay Area slang lord.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently introduced new criteria for platinum certifications partially fueled by the streaming successes of Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean’s albums. While the swap means the aforementioned rapper’s can celebrate platinum status, TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith doesn’t approve.
ALL the talk and Internet fanfare behind Dr. Dre’s long-delayed third studio album, Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre has gone ice-cold since its initial release back on August 7, but that didn’t stop the project from quietly selling its way to a gold plaque.
Eminem once boldly rapped “Look at my sales, Let’s do the math; if I was Black, I would have sold half, I ain’t have to graduate from Lincoln High School to know that, But I could rap, so f*ck school, I’m too cool to go back, gimme the mic, show me where the f*cking studio’s […]
The Beastie Boys’ debut album, Licensed To Ill has enjoyed a legacy of rare perfection and now, 29 years after it was released, it joins a prestigious group of rap albums to be certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Marshall Bruce Mathers has been selling records since the MTV helped let every household with cable know what his stage name was. Today, Eminem is the second-best selling male artist of all-time and new owner of not one but two diamond digital awards.
Charlamagne Tha God will forever express his disdain for the album but Kanye West’s sixth solo studio effort in Yeezus has gone platinum according to the RIAA’s guidelines.
Although the RIAA has already awarded Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail with platinum status, Billboard is still not budging on its longstanding policy of not counting the 1 million bulk pre-orders from Samsung. It’s no sweat off Hov’s back, as it appears that his latest set is projected to top the charts and sell up […]
Rules are made to be broken. In light of Samsung purchasing one million copies of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album before its release, the RIAA has decided to update how it certifies the sales of digital albums.
Frank Ocean ascends to yet another plateau in his career with news that his critically acclaimed debut, Channel ORANGE, has officially sold 500,000 copies. That’s right people. The LP that brought listeners “Thinking Bout You,” “Bad Religion” and “Pink Matter” has reached gold status. Ocean reached this pinnacle in sales nearly six months after the album’s […]
People love to steal Drake’s music. With a vast catalog of club hits and emo-laced tracks, Internet pirates have lots of material to choose from, but “The Motto” seems to be their favorite. According to Spin.com, the very record that launched the YOLO revolution was downloaded 458,038 times in the United States, over a six-month tracking […]
In the fall of 2010, several popular Hip-Hop sites and blogs were shuttered by the aggressive “Operation In Our Sites v. 2.0” program helmed under a group effort by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Of particular note were the sites that the Recording Industry […]
Last night’s Grammy Awards were a lot of things to a lot of people, especially The Catholic League. Nicki Minaj’s mock exorcism to the tune of her next single “Roman Holiday” left many bewildered, some disgusted. However, the Recording Academy appears to be standing behind Minaj…by not taking a stance. “One thing that is always […]