Carol City, Florida rapper Rick Ross’ third album Deeper Than Rap, will top the Billboard Top 200 Album chart next week.
Despite leaks, bootleggers and a major feud with 50 Cent, Deeper Than Rap is on pace to move over 150,000 copies during its first week in stores.
According to Billboard, Asher Roth’s Asleep in the Bread Aisle will land at #2, with over 70,000 copies sold.
Ross’ fan base remained solid throughout his beef with 50 Cent.
Ross’ Deeper Tham Rap first week sales will rival his past two releases, Port of Miami (187,000) and Trilla (198,000).
In a previous interview with AllHipHop.com, Ross declared victory over his rival, 50 Cent.
When this feud started, if he was as weak as I thought he was, he would rely mainly on all other resources except [for] his talent and his ability, Ross told AllHipHop.com, because he knows he cant compete with me in that area. And thats how I finished him.
The pair have taken the concept of beef in Hip-Hop to unprecedented levels, using cartoons, video clips, diss records and pornographic material to insult each other.
Earlier this month, Ross hit another milestone, when announced that the label he owns, Maybach Music, inked a distribution deal with Def Jam.
The first project to be released will be from Ross’ clique, Triple C’s, which features rappers Gunplay, Torch and the newest member, Young’n Breed.
It represents the territory [and] the crew [that] originated from Carol City in Miami, group member Torch told AllHipHop.com in an interview last week. But it has 20 different meanings: Close Casket Capital, Cashing Checks Constant, Custom Cars & Cycles, and Constantly Cookin Classics just to name a few. Im from the Bronx, NY so this aint just a Southern movement. Its a worldwide situation.