Fabolous Uses 50 Cent and Rick Ross' Feud To Discuss 1st Week Sales

Fabolous believes 50 Cent's latest dig at Rick Ross reveals an interesting point about album sales.

BYCole Blake
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Fabolous has weighed in on 50 Cent and Rick Ross' ongoing feud to discuss the lack of clarity when it comes to first-week sales in the streaming era. His comments come after 50 Cent remarked, “If you sell 31,009 CDs, I shouldn’t talk to you,” referencing the underwhelming debut of Ross' collaborative album with Meek Mill, Too Good To Be True.

“I have no dog in this fight but y’all do know 31k in sales is 46,513,000 in streams right?” Fabolous wrote in a comment on Instagram. “1500 streams = 1 unit. Low numbers in 1st week sales only could be judged in a physical era. EVERYBODY is streaming music through DSP’s now. I’m sure there’s a few people who actually buy the product but not enough to care over streaming anymore so why is this low sales number narrative still being pushed? My opinion isn’t based on 50 or Ross. I’m discussing the sales/streams conversation. My point is valid for any sales/stream talk. Not just Ross & 50. Y’all missing the point."

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Rick Ross eventually responded to 50 Cent's criticism, ranting on social media: “Just got a DM say, ‘Rozay, we believe 50 Cent just made a comment about you online’. I seen it and I said, ‘Y’all don’t know 50 Cent like I do. He wouldn’t do that.’ For one, his b*tch Dream Chasers. She been a Dream Chasers bitch for many years, still is. That’s when she told me I was her favorite. For two, n***a, we been rich! We still getting money. Them n****s was laughing at my first-week sales. Them n****s was doing a million first week and I did 150, 180 [thousand] and they was laughing but…You smell that saltwater, right? Don’t let them n****s trick you.”

Check out Fabolous' full comments on the beef above. Be on the lookout for further updates on 50 Cent and Rick Ross' feud on HotNewHipHop.

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.