The Numbers Game: Black Eyed Peas, Mos Def, Pleasure P, D-Block, DJ Quik & Kurupt Debut


You see how long the title to this post is? Yes. Much to my joy, we have five debuts this week (No disrespect to Eminem, but after two weeks, I’d like to change it up at bit).

I really don’t know why I’m even talking about Black Eyed Peas. I’m not dissing their hustle (300k albums sold in one week is awesome), but I just don’t mess with B.E.P. Well, not since they added Fergie; “Joints & Jam” was the shit. Enough of my hating. The E.N.D. is the #1 album in the country. Congrats. (Note: It’s not all hate here at nappyafro. Saule Wright loves Black Eyed Peas).

Look at Mos Def‘s new album The Ecstatic. For the type of album that is, 40,000 sales is good. Top 10 is even better. Oh, it’s a good album; I just don’t this it’s accessible to the masses. SBK did a WAY better job at explaining/reviewing this album. Check that out if you haven’t already.

You know who is having a good month? Pleasure P. Why you ask? His album debuted at #10. He has a hit record with “Boyfriend #2”. Plus he’s not in Pretty Ricky anymore so he isn’t affiliated with dudes grinding in pink thongs (You know you seen the video). The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper is in stores now people.

Man, I’ll go ahead and say it. I thought that D-Block album sucked ass. Straight bricks! Just lazy. So you know I was surprised when No Security made the Top 100 let alone the Top 50. But hey, King Jerm liked it more than I did. He said so in his review.

And lastly, DJ Quik & Kurupt‘s new album BlaQKout debuts at #61. I’m not gonna talk greasy about this album. I heard a few cuts and I like what I heard (I’m also a big DJ Quik fan). I’m sad that we didn’t get to review it. Bad name for an album though…with Meth & Red dropping a similar titled album only a month before.

Signing off and reppin’ the best crew on the web. The Notorious Staff. I haven’t said it in a while. So there.

#1 Black Eyed Peas/The E.N.D. (Last Week: NA) – 305,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#3 Eminem/Relapse (Last Week: #2) – 88,000; Total: 1,049,000 (Platinum) [4 Weeks]
#9 Mos Def/The Ecstatic (Last Week: NA) – 39,400; Total: NA [Debut]
#10 Pleasure P/The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper (Last Week: NA) – 39,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#24 Beyonce/I Am Sasha Fierce (Last Week: #23) – 16,100; Total: 2,236,800 (2x Platinum) [31 Weeks]
#31 Keri Hilson/In A Perfect World… (Last Week: #25) – 13,600; Total: 340,800 [12 Weeks]
#39 Chrisette Michele/Epiphany (Last Week: #33) – 11,900; Total: 174,400 [6 Weeks]
#40 D-Block/No Security (Last Week: NA) – 11,900; Total: NA [Debut]
#48 Method Man & Redman/Blackout! 2 (Last Week: #30) – 10,100; Total: 102,500 [4 Weeks]
#49 Jamie Foxx/Intuition (Last Week: #42) – 9,900; Total: 967,700 (Gold) [26 Weeks]
#61 DJ Quik & Kurupt/BlaQKout (Last Week: NA) – 8,800; Total: NA [Debut]