J. Cole

Hip-Hop Rumors: Will J. Cole Get Kanye In Week Two?



Kanye won the battle of the sales in week one, with Mac Miller coming in third. But, it looks like J. Cole’s album will have longer legs as second week predictions come in.

Make no mistake about it, Wale is on top this week as he album came out on the 25th.

YOUR MID-WEEKS: Wale will debut at #1 next week, as Rap holds the top three spots for a second week.
Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend:

*Wale (Atlantic) 140-150k
J. Cole (Roc Nation/Columbia) 90-95k
Kanye West (Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam/IDJ) 70-75k
Skillet (Atlantic) 50-55k
Daft Punk (Columbia) 30-35k
Florida Georgia Line (Republic Nashville) 27-30k
Black Sabbath (Republic) 27-30k
*August Burns Red (Solidstate) 24-27k
Kelly Rowland (Motown) 24-27k
Mac Miller (Rostrum) 23-26k
*India.Arie (Def Jam/IDJ) 23-26k

The asterisks denote and opening week.

They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry! -illseed.

Illseed, Out.

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  • I’m a Kanye fan, but I respect what J. Cole is doing out here man

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      cole is the 2nd year guard in the game trying earn his stripes he had to deliver … kanye is the veteran with championship rings under his belt and nothing to prove who is trying things he hasnt done in his career so far just to get a break from the norm and to see how far he can take it and still have the poeple with him #experimenting ….

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        what’s with the constant sport analogies all over the place?? I swear the average hip-hop, sorry rap music fan nowdays does not relate to the music as an artform but either as a game or a business. In the 80s we percieved hip hop as art.! Nowdays you’re all a bunch of sales obsessed salesmen/sports commentators! sheeeet…

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        FIRST! my last statement had nothing to do with record sales and had
        everything to do with where cole and kanye are @ in thier careers ….
        cole cant take a risk right now hes actually adjusting to make music the
        people and radio will like …. kanye isnt he is making stuff he likes
        <— cole cant afford to do that … whether the fans like or not …
        for me I RESPECT IT !! cause you usually dont get material like that
        from an artist as established as kanye ………………. i dont usually do the sport analogies but it fit so well lol but i def feel but @ the sametime i disagree … album sales became topic of discusion throughout the mid to late 90s … it started when guys started to go platinum and then there were other artist claiming plat status but were lieing and faking … and that started it plus mad rappers would talk about it in thier rhymes during the 90s guys from Nas to jayz to big pun etc… it was a big deal … but yeah its not something new and since the 90s its been integrated in the HIP HOP DEBATE …. imo i think its a great debate …. yes its corny that us the fans are all in the artist pockets … but @ the sametime imo the conversation makes hip hop fans bizness savvy and its alot of kids listening ……like always you gotta take the good wit the bad …… it is what it is ………………. and also you gotta keep in mind alot of the fans in hip hop are also in the bizness of hip hop so it all goes hand and hand …………………..

  • Opposite Of Everyone

    Why the interest in how many records they’re selling? Does it help people feel more secure in their purchase decisions knowing that 140k other adolescents also bought it?

    • dexter

      BAsically. its marketing. they get “us” to think… I GOTTA HAVE IT! wen in essence u r correct… is it hot or not & if it aint I am not. not to mention all the free ways if getting it.

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        lol point dexter ?? hit me on the book im twothousand kevin

      • dexter

        uh?

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      because cole made it a sales race ….. dont listen to the dude below me thats not the case in this situation …. cole turned it into a battle of who will sell the most ……

      • dexter

        u just fortified my point. thanks bruh. be easy wit it…

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        truuuuuu 2chainz lol … but your point is valid 99% of the time tho this time Cole initiated the comp … which essentially is still part of the marketing plan …… soley on coles side tho lol … even when they ask mac miller about records sales and how he will fall the week with him and cole and kanye all dropping … he looked @ them like WTF i dont care about how many records im going to sell or who is going to sell more …. lol

  • tito fuentes

    thats good considering yeezus was dog biscuits compared to Born Sinner

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      true but jcole cant really afford to do a Yeezus right now … kanye can … plus kanye can also make something equivalent to Born Sinner if not eons beyond born sinner … and if we get technical he already out done and been there and done that with born sinner via his past ……. keep that in mind ………. no pun to jcole … its just is what it is ……

  • Lol bet aint nobody copped one of them AllHipHop tshirts

    • Maybe if they had a 4x & free shipping?

      • dexter

        4x tho EDO? lol. U silly & i am loving the talk… but umm naw I am gud no T shirt 4me. lol

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        id cop one … rep for AHH …. how is that corny ?? if you ask me if wearing the shirt is corny then being on the site has to be corny too ?? but then again i have a different perspective on this site cause it was founded by folks who are from my home state delaware ….

      • dexter

        wya in de I am in wilmington. I produce beats. u should holla

    • just_some_bastard #ALCOHOLIC

      My boys would clown the sh!t outta me if I got caught in that.

    • MrNoName2K

      LMFAO!

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  • Dadon850

    Born Sinner > Yeezus. My d!ck’s first album > Yeezus

  • theKID

    Rotfl at Kelly Rowland still releasing music!!!!

    • brotha_man

      right r&b died a long time ago. Beyonce killed it

      • brotha_man

        destiny child killed it.

      • dexter

        U now u wrong rite brotha_man? smh. lol. thats still my bi&*% tho! lol

    • Bifsquad3

      Her cd is betta den Yeezus. It go in.

  • Yung Piccolo

    who cares about second week sales? it’s not like those numbers even mean anything anymore

    • dexter

      tbh I think it mattered when it was alot of good music out @ the same time like back in the day. now its all watered down with evry1 sounding the same. so yea u rite….

  • Super_Hero

    who the F is buying Wale. I can’t find one fan.

    • Samsung

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        lol

    • Women are buying Wale. He has a bigger female fan base.

    • brotha_man

      probably sprint

    • sensitive a$$ niggaz who text good night to their male friends

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      anybody who like authentic music … which is me … but i haven brought a wale album yet but i tip my hat to wale …. he has come along way and re-invented himself in this game cause no long ago he really didnt have fans but had a huge oppurtunity to grab alot of them ………….

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  • People still buy music in 2013?

    • Skinner

      No bullshit. I was thinking the same shit

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        i only do because the whip wont play cd-rs lol

      • brotha_man

        i just hook up the Ipod, only disc i touch are DVDs…and thats about to come to an end with all the streaming i’ve been doing

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        yeah unfortunately mines didnt come with the ipod ports or even an aux or usb port …. and i dont wanna put an aftermarket radio in my car cause i have a crazy indash radio and an aftermarket is going to change that into nothing but black plastic space lol ….. working on getting another car tho hopefully i wont have the same issues lol

  • brotha_man

    who ever buys kayne, might as well flush their money down the toilet. chingy would put more effort in music.

    • dexter

      yea he stopped caring along time ago

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        r yall serious ?? this is why artist make catchy radio and club tunes for folks like yall … yall need to see it getting constant rotation in order to say its hot …. kanye went against the grain and got vocal on alot of the songs off the album … even in minimal art tracks like new slaves is more inspiring than VERSACE VERSACE VERSACE …. ijs …… lol

      • nigga that shit wack… it takes a certain type of mind to like that album…. and they usually some weird mofos…

      • brotha_man

        thats true for artist like Brother Ali but not kanye when the exe producer says two days before ye was to drop the album was incomplete…. dont confuse weird with artistic. this track with the exception of two tracks is wack.

        Brother Ali

        Jean Grae

        Dessa

        Talib Kweli

        yes.

        the New Kanye. No.

  • $11625525

    None of this will matter when MCHG drops and eclipses everything on the list.

    Just a pity that J Cole didn’t get his day in the Sun, he deserved the Number 1 spot for his efforts. Hopefully he’ll have a spot on Jay-Z’s album to give him some much needed mainstream global exposure.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      his time is coming the #s hes putting up he def will get his day just gotta fly solo next time and dont drop the same day a titan is dropping lol … see Wale lol ….. and he only did 140 cole doubled that …….

    • I think a part of the plan to have him come out the same day as Kanye is to expose him to a larger crowd cause now his name is in the same sentence as Kayne… also it would make his fans try to go hard for him, as the anti Kanye . . .

  • Wavpin

    These guys can sell 1 000 000 copies the first week … what the hell that is gonna changes … numbers are just food for big egos!!!

  • Syanide

    all this talk about female fanbase bringing up sales…but i dont think iv met a female in a long time who actually purchased music, now going to concerts, thats a different story, bitches be all up in that.