>First and foremost, I am a fan of the dude. Secondly, I am >originally from Maryland and I really want that cat to blow >because that would be a GREAT platform for the other DMV >talent. Hell, I even helped mix the 'Rising Up' song he did >with the Roots in December of 2007, so I am not hating on that >dude but his album is an 'industry album' and is way too >feature heavy. I could see if he kinda Food & Liquored his >album and had like 2 major guests and a Neptunes track, but >this dude tried to tap into the base of unloyal fans. How do >you do tracks with Kweli, Mos and K'Naan and then do a 180 and >do tracks with Gucci Mane? Bun B is beyond understandable >because he is just flat out dope and his clout is eternal, but >on the real...in house producers from the DMV coulda gave him >way hotter beats and hooks than Cool & Dre and these other >folks. Plus, he could've had more of a unique project. I >actually heard the album about a week before it was released >and made the purchase anyway last week. Like yo, son became an >industry casualty 16 months before his album dropped and I >knew there would be mixed reviews of it. It certainly isn't >wack, but it ain't the truth either. I don't care how good an >album is, you have to make a statement with it. He didn't rep, >so nobody from my area stood behind it really. They are saying >it undershipped, but it wasn't gonna move much more anyway. I >don't think there's any scientific reason why his album won't >do well. Interscope poured TONS of money into this dude early >on and at the day's end, they knew shipping 100k wouldve still >left 60k on the shelf. How much more can you 'work' an album >if you have already been on Jimmy Fallon, opened up for Jay-Z >on a tour, been all over the web, AND are an artist on >Interscope? Saying Interscope generates interest from the >break. That's why I'm certain we'll never get a Bishop Lamont >album because after all of his hype 2 years ago, nobody gives >a shit anymore. > >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4J5NsG4aMk >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iywn-aVN0Y > >
Great Post! WALE sold out with his debut! With all them corny guests he lost his major fanbase that whoulda bought it! I can't belive Young Chirs wasn't on it!