Charts Don't Lie: October 28th
Last week was all about The Game, and one would have assumed this week would be a similar story, but despite neck-and-neck projections, Machine Gun Kelly's General Admission pulled ahead of the Documentary 2.5, giving MGK the number one rap album this cycle. Still neither artist could get ahead of The Weeknd, who is pretty unstoppable right now, securing the number 3 spot on the Billboard 200 after 8 weeks.Check the full breakdown below.
The Game's "Documentary 2.5" & MGK's "General Admission" First Week Sales
Looking at the projections, The Game and Machine Gun Kelly were neck-and-neck for sales last week, but someone had to pull ahead in the end, and that person was MGK.
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Charts Don't Lie: October 21st
Last week belonged to The Game, who released The Documentary 2, the long-awaited sequel to his beloved debut, and the first of two new projects. Game's numbers weren't big enough to surpass Selena Gomez' Revival, but with The Documentary 2.5 releasing on Friday, he's doing alright for himself. Elsewhere on the charts, The Weeknd has continued to pull in big numbers, while J. Cole has proven his longevity, outlasting competitors like Nicki Minaj to be the only 2014 release within the top 40.Check out the full stats below.
The Game's "Documentary 2.5" & MGK's "General Admission" First Week Sales Projections
The Game went back to back with his latest album, The Documentary 2, releasing second disc Documentary 2.5 as a separate album one week later. While the rapper arguably came harder on the second installment, its no surprised that the sales count is looking to be a LITTLE lower this time around. While D2 just debuted at number 2 on the charts with 95k sold, D2.5 is looking to move somewhere around 40-45,000 copies traditionally, and 45-50,000 including streams.
First Week Sales For The Game's “Documentary 2” Are In
As the early projections told us last week, The Game’s highly anticipated Documentary 2 album fell just short of the #1 spot this week thanks to Selena Gomez’ Revival, but that's saying a lot.
Review: The Game's "Documentary 2.5"
When listening to the two nearly 80-minute-long discs that The Game has released in the past week, it doesn't take long to realize that they're both very good albums. The Documentaries 2 and 2.5 both have high-profile guests who deliver, excellent tributes to Compton, and surprising arrays of beats, which is more than you'd expect from a whopping two and a half hours of new music from Game, let alone any rapper living or dead.
The Game Declares Young Thug The Lead Singer Of Fictional Band "Wack MCs"
The Game/Young Thug beef started back in May when Game came to Lil Wayne's defense during the Thugger/Tunechi beef. “I dare a pussy nigga to walk through California and say 'fuck Wayne," Game said. "I’ma do a nigga like I did 40 Glocc... I will fuck Young Thug up.”
#TBT: The Game's Deep Cuts
The Game released a massive double-album last week, star-studded with guest appearances by the likes of Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Kanye West. It's hardly the first time The Game's release went deeper than the singles. Often times, the most rewarding tracks are the deeper, overlooked cuts. The Game, who has released nine albums and fourteen mixtapes, has no shortage of tracks you probably missed when they were first released. Those are the songs we're going to focus on today.
Origins: The Samples From The Game's "Documentary 2"
The Game's Documentary 2 has been the subject of much buzz since its release last Friday. The west coast sound is alive with the release, as it falls in line sonically with the likes of YG, Jay Rock, and Dr. Dre's Compton. The samples help to give the record a nostalgic vibe amongst the dense production.
Janet Jackson's "Unbreakable" Is Her 7th No. 1 Album
Janet Jackson has topped the charts once again. Her latest album, Unbreakable, is the singer's 7th album to attain the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. Jackson is also the third act in history to have a No. 1 album in each of the past 4 decades. She ranks third in the number of chart-topping albums from a female act, behind Barbra Streisand and Madonna. Billboard reports that Unbreakable sold 116K "equivalent album units" in its first week, which ended on October 8.
First-Week Sales Projections For The Game's "The Documentary 2"
The first-week sales projections are already in for The Game's The Documentary 2, the sequel to his debut album, The Documentary, released in 2005.
The Game Says He Recorded About 700 Songs For "The Documentary 2"
The Game and DJ Skee are old friends, having been the dynamic duo behind the legendary diss track "300 Bars." Both have had very successful careers in very different ways, and The Game stopped by Skee's talk show recently to promote The Documentary 2. The interview covered a variety of topics and gave many insights about the album, none greater than the fact that The Game apparently recorded 700 or so songs and eventually narrowed it down to 38. He recalled showing Dre 20 tracks and Dre telling him they were all trash.
Review: The Game's "Documentary 2"
The Game is a man of contradictions. His long-awaited follow-up to 2005's The Documentary begins with the Compton rapper hopping out of his car to bust some heads, and ends with a cheery hook sung by will.i.am and Fergie that sounds like it belongs in a Mary Kate & Ashley movie set in Los Angeles. In between, he's all over the place, sometimes slipping up with his lyrics, collab choices, or subject matter, but more often than not giving us some of his best material in years.
Stream The Game's "The Documentary 2"
The Game has been promising The Documentary 2 all summer, and while it may have taken a little longer than expected, the project has been made available today.
The Game Don't Change: The Making Of "The Documentary 2"
“My nostalgia is one hundred percent Compton and zero percent snitch" - The Game --------------------- 3:35 PM, HNHH HQ, one Monday in September: the elevator door groaned open. There stood The Game and his entourage. I couldn’t actually see his face, but I could still see him, amid the flood of bodies pouring out of the elevator and into the adjacent room -- a camo snapback floating above the crowd, cocked up and backwards at the jauntiest angle possible.
Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Game's "The Documentary"?
Tomorrow, The Game will drop The Documentary 2, the sequel to his much-celebrated The Documentary, an album that immediately established The Game as a torchbearer for LA gangster rap and a heavyweight in the rap game for years to come. Indeed, he's still bringing that heat as every song so far from TD2 has been very, very hottttt. The Documentary was released in 2005, when many of our readers were still in grade school. Have you been brushing up on your '00s rap classics?
The Game Disses Young Thug During Skee TV Performance
The Game and Young Thug's beef was rekindled recently when Thug felt slighted by some subliminal jabs made by The Game and Charlamagne Tha God during a Breakfast Club interview. Thugger responded with an Instagram video, which led to a bit of IG back and forth with the two.