well, 670,000 in the U.S., that is (I'm sure he sold a bunch more overseas). Big up, Cornbread!!! The info came from the Billboard story below...
(next time, hope you snag that platinum plaque, Big Com...you deserve it) __
Edited by Jonathan Cohen / May 15, 2001, 3:25 PM
Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Common, Ween
Rapper Common is back in the studio recording the follow-up to last year's MCA set "Like Water for Chocolate." The as-yet-untitled album is tentatively scheduled for a November release, according to an MCA spokesperson.
There's no word yet on who Common will be collaborating with, but his official Web site reports that the rapper will be recording some tracks with Shaquille O'Neal for the basketball star's forthcoming release.
"Like Water for Chocolate" peaked at No. 16 on The Billboard 200, and has sold 670,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. It featured the R&B/hip-hop airplay hits "The Light" and "The 6th Sense."
MAY IS "J.U.I.C.E. IS ILL AS HELL" MONTH. GET THIS MAN'S MATERIAL BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.
"Sincerely" When I design rhyme in daylight Or primetime I stay tight I walk the fine line between an emcee and a playwright I represent the underground world, it's a unique scene There's no record deals, no videos and street teams I do shows to keep green I know I'm not a star man, I'm signed to myself And my mic's my A&R man In double nine I guess it's just a sign of the times The spotlight that I've been looking for is finally mine I never thought about the dough when I'm designing my rhyme As long as I can reach my peoples over vinyl I'm fine It ain't about that I opened up for cats who ain't as dope as me While I ripped the flow, they lip synched the show hopelessly From Heaven I was sent to the game to entertain I may never pimp that '75 ta cop that blue Range Rover But even if I don't remain sober I'ma score double digits till the fuckin' games over
"In the first forty years of the twentieth century, about half of all blacks who were killed, were killed by law enforcement." - Tim Wise, shocking statistic of the moment
"Smack it up, Flip It, Rub It Down.. OH NOOOO!! - This always intrigued me. What horrible catastrophe was caused by rubbing it down? If he just stopped after flipping it could this tragedy have been avoided?" - jsmooth995, LOL of the month