Chopper City/KOCH Records artist B.G. debuted at #1 on the Billboard Independent Chart with his new album, The Heart of tha Streetz Vol. 2 (I Am What I Am).
Powered by the single “Move Around” featuring Mannie Fresh, Heart of tha Streetz enjoyed sales of over 62,000 for the first week.
The album also debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200.
“This album is a dedicated to my fans, my family, Chopper City Records staff, and all the people who stuck with me through the highs and the lows,” B.G. said. “We gotta keep representing this music for New Orleans and I’m glad that people love the album. This is only the beginning for the comeback kid.”
With sales of over 7 million albums to his credit, the New Orleans rapper released a string of albums, including True Story (1993), Chopper City (1997), and 1997′s It’s All On U (Volumes 1 and 2) while signed to Cash Money.
After releasing his sixth solo album, Checkmate, B.G. walked away from Ca$h Money and launched his own imprint, Chopper City Records, with the help of his aunt and co-CEO, Carol Dorsey.
“We’re so excited for B.G. and this is a great achievement for Chopper City Records and for B.G. considering how far he’s come,” Dorsey added. “B.G. has been drug-free for three years and is completely focused on maintaining his position at the top. We’ve propelled Chopper City from the ground-up, maintained a presence in the streets with his core fanbase, and as usual the people have chosen. We’re gonna continue to grind so this records stays high on the charts.”