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    After several push backs, Attention: Deficit—the debut CD from XXL Freshman alum Wale—finally hit stores last Tuesday (November 10). Seven days later his first-week stats are in, and unfortunately the CD failed to top any of the big dawgs from their top spots on The Billboard 200 sales charts.

    According to the Nielsen SoundScan, the disc landed at the no. 21 spot, with 28,100 units sold. With all the hype surrounding the release, a guest spot on Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 tour and a gig fronting the official house band of the 2009 MTV VMAs, many believed the Interscope rapper would have a bigger first week.

    XXLMag.com spoke with Wale’s manager, Daniel Weisman, who claims that the label under shipped the disc to stores, much like what happened to fellow “Class of 09″ MC Asher Roth. ”Wale’s the type of artist who is bigger than the metrics (radio) say he is,” Weisman said. “That puts the label in a tough position in terms of physical distribution and because of twitter we are able to hear direct feedback from the fans about the problems they had actually finding the CD. But 64% of Wale’s sales came from digital outlets which makes sense for Wale. It’s a testament to Interscope and their confidence in Wale’s brand that they put the record out without a big single.”

    The other only new hip-hop release to enter the charts this week was Wyclef Jean’s new collaborative effort with DJ Drama. The rap vet’s street CD, From the Hut, to the Projects, to the Mansion, debuted at no. 171, selling 3,300 discs. Drama—who executive-produced the extended EP—described it to to XXL as “Wyclef’s first all-around hip-hop project since The Carnival.”

    Continuing his dominance at the head of the rap pack is Brooklyn rap giant Jay-Z. Despite falling one spot to no. 16 BP3 managed to ring up 33,000 more albums to his overall sales figure this go-round. After 10 weeks, the rapper’s latest opus has sold 1,271,200 units.

    Four spots down at no. 20 is the Black Eyed Peas. The E.N.D. pulled in another 28,200 in sales this week, making its total tally stand at 1,356, 200.

    Next week look for 50 Cent’s long-awaited fourth solo album Before I Self Destruct to make a huge impact on The Billboard 200.

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    28k

    under shipped :rolleyes:
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    well it was under shipped but at hey if they only sent out 30k and he sold 28k then uh yea we can say he did good but i was really thinking he was gonna do cudi's numbers but i forgot cudi is not really exactly straight rap
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    idk why i laughed out loud from just readin da title

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    Quote Originally Posted by playboy View Post
    idk why i laughed out loud from just readin da title


    lol i just did the same sht,.................this should be put in Best Threads
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    Quote Originally Posted by HipHop.I.AM View Post
    lol i just did the same sht,.................this should be put in Best Threads

    I had a 4 hour drive this weekend and decided to give Wale a shoot. This nigga is trash. I made it to the 4th song before I put BISD back on

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    I had a 4 hour drive this weekend and decided to give Wale a shoot. This nigga is trash. I made it to the 4th song before I put BISD back on
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    its true though. a lot of cats were talkin about this on another forum i frequent and its for real, a lot of outlets just arent carrying Wale. i know i gotta drive 35min to get it, if i wanted to, cuz no shop in my city is carrying it right now. i'll have to go check the source they quoted on the other forum, but it said somethin like only 2 shops right OUTSIDE Atlanta carried Wale's joint, and a tiny percent of Target stores got limited copies. its crazy, but its for real.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Omikron View Post
    its true though. a lot of cats were talkin about this on another forum i frequent and its for real, a lot of outlets just arent carrying Wale. i know i gotta drive 35min to get it, if i wanted to, cuz no shop in my city is carrying it right now. i'll have to go check the source they quoted on the other forum, but it said somethin like only 2 shops right OUTSIDE Atlanta carried Wale's joint, and a tiny percent of Target stores got limited copies. its crazy, but its for real.
    welll obviously they not carrying it because sht is pooty tang
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