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 Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 5/26/2013 (French Montana Flops Hard)
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It's a challenging week in sales. French Montana's "Excuse My French" ranks high, but sells low for Bad Boy/MMG. Gucci Mane's "Trap House III" makes the charts, but is the lowest seller in trilogy.

For the second week in a row, there was a new #1 album. Daft Punk, while not a Hip Hop group, has ties to the culture by way of Kanye West and J Dilla sampling and praises. The French group's fourth album, Random Access Memories featured strong involvement from N*E*R*D's Pharrell Williams. The Columbia Records effort sold approximately 340,000 units. This is the group's first with the new label home, after a lengthy tenure at Virgin/EMI Records.

On the Hip Hop side, French Montana's studio debut, Excuse My French scored a Top 5 debut. The album is notably a joint effort between Bad Boy Worldwide/Interscope Records, with involvement from Maybach Music Group. The Morrocan-born rapper sold over 50,000 units. Still, this is Bad Boy's lowest first-week sales since Janelle Monae's 2010 debut, The ArchAndroid, which sold approximately 21,000 copies despite critical praise.

Also debuting on the charts was Gucci Mane's Trap House III. The third volume in the trilogy dating back to Gucci's 2005 Tommy Boy Records-backed debut was also his least-selling. Released independently, the legally-troubled Atlanta, Georgia Rap vet squeezed into the Top 200 selling 2,500 units.

French Montana Makes No Excuses

French Montana's Excuse My French was a benchmark to the independent veteran. Though selling considerably less than MMG releases from Wale or Meek Mill, as well as Bad Boy's recent releases, French did achieve Top 5 status. The LP boasts appearances from Drake, Rick Ross, and longtime affiliate Max B. Additionally, French enlisted vets Scarface and Snoop Lion on his major label debut.

The Coke Boyz head also recruited production from Rico Love, Cardiak and "One Blood" producer Reefa. Low sales may be the product of some strong criticism on the album's cohesion and depth.

When He's Not In The Big House, Gucci Mane Stays In The Trap House

Eight years after Gucci Mane released Trap House on Big Cat/Tommy Boy Records, the Atlanta, Georgia rapper dropped the third volume. Sneaking into the charts at #175, this is the lowest-charting effort in the trilogy. Self-released, Gucci sold less than 3,000 first-week units on the digital-only effort.

Guests include Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz and Rick Ross on the Brick Squad release. Gucci, who is awaiting trial for aggravated a.ssault, worked extensively with Memphis, Tennessee producer Drumma Boy, with involvement from Southside, Lex Luger and longtime collaborator Zaytoven. The album's closer, "Birds Of A Feather," takes shots at Yo Gotti, T.I. and Young Jeezy—which Gucci displayed on his Bandcamp page—where the entire album is available for stream and purchase.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 5/26/2013

#1. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories - 339,000 (340,000)

#4. French Montana - Excuse My French - 56,000 (56,000)

#5. The Great Gatsby Soundtrack - 54,000 (286,000)

#17. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 24,000 (754,000)

#23. Lil Wayne - I Am Not A Human Being II - 15,000 (453,000)

#42. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - 8,800 (905,000)

#113. Eve - Lip Lock - 3,500 (12,000)

#160. LL Cool J - Authentic - 2,700 (26,000)

#165. Snoop Lion - Reincarnated - 2,600 (40,000)

#175. Gucci Mane - Trap House III - 2,500 (2,500)
* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.

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Any other rapper do 56k
People say its good
Why so much hate for this guy

56k on a major is a flop tho
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Kendrick and Crackermore finna get that Plat
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Player 1 said:
Any other rapper do 56k
People say its good
Why so much hate for this guy

56k on a major is a flop tho
I dont care for him as a rapper but 56k isnt a good look on a major. Esp for an artist from NY that dealt with everyone who isnt from NY & popping. He prolly could of did that w/o paying for them high profile features if he did.

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Kendrick goin for that home stretch
that's going to be a good look for him cause he isnt a gimmick
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#42. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - 8,800 (905,000)

I really want to see him go plat. The West Coast really deserves it. He's the 1st n*gga since GAME to go plat out there in years. Snoop & Ice Cube can't even go gold no more. I really didn't think dude would sell more than Wiz Khalifa's major debut or J.Cole's or B.O.B's.

I now he's sold way over a mil worldwide by now.
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Daft punk hip hop? That's news to me.
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Player 1 said:
Any other rapper do 56k
People say its good
Why so much hate for this guy

56k on a major is a flop tho
You answered your own question. With the promo he got, combined with who is on his albums/singles....and he's an artist signed to a major.....56K is a flop......
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What happened?

I thought Stench Montanna was

posed to bring NY back.

NY lost hard.
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Not only did he not hit his 200k estimate

He won't even hit 200k total.

The album will go on to sell 120-150k max
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no surprise here. no one likes french like that
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lol Come on bruhs. We knew this n*gga wasn't gonna sell that much on his own. You really expected French to do good numbers? Guess Diddy didnt decide to buy albums this time. I mean look at this man's fanbase. n*ggas don't buy albums like they used to. In the future, the top selling rapper will get maybe 100k first week. Thats the music industry for you. You've had rappers going plat and they might no even see a dime of profit. Sales don't matter anymore cause they're only designed for the label to make money and not the artist for the most part. I'm sure French cool with those numbers. Hell, if I could get 30k(guess) a show, I damn sure wouldn't care about sales. Diddy a snake a.ss n*gga anyway. He'd rob French anyway.
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MemphBleek05 said:
You answered your own question. With the promo he got, combined with who is on his albums/singles....and he's an artist signed to a major.....56K is a flop......
I know that
What I'm saying there have been other people on majors that sold the same but people said it was a good number....why so much hate for him

If you're on a. Major 56k is a flop doesn't matter who you are
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French one of them artists who n*ggas like, but do they like him enough to come out of pocket to support him?

Nah..
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I knew that sh*t was commin out and it was on my radar, but i dead a.ss forgot til i herd someone bumpin it a couple days ago...I copped tho... Solid album from French... Im a fan of music tho and not a hater so I like a lot of sh*t... Can't believe it flopped like that tho I wish he did at least 75
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French Montana doesnt have a movement behind him like a TDE with fans that actually support the music. They fu*ked up marketing him to the clubs instead of the music festival crowds.
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Not to mention, French album wasnt even as great as Snoop and Fat Joe was claiming it was. You could make a playlist with the best tracks from French's last 5 mixtapes and make a better album than that.
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Wayne won't hit gold for months
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Player 1 said:
I know that
What I'm saying there have been other people on majors that sold the same but people said it was a good number....why so much hate for him

If you're on a. Major 56k is a flop doesn't matter who you are
Those other artists don't have singles with Drake, Ross, Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and 2Chainz...while being backed and promoted by Diddy....it's a way bigger flop, in French's case
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my n*gga Hov got soundtracks chartin high as these n*ggas

Best NY album in years my a.ss

Keep droppin those singles, French.
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