Looks as if his time away from the game has been forgotten, or at least overshadowed by his media rampage.  First week projects are in and T.I.'s first installment in his Trouble Man series is expected to top the charts.

According to HDD, The King of the South is expected to move 150-175k units with Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, which may not be the numbers he's used to, but is impressive with the trend of recent sales, and considering the album was leaked.  This could be credited to his whirlwind media blitz, but also the dope singles, and positive word of mouth for the album.

Another big release this week was Chicago's Chief Keef who dropped Finally Rich which is projected to move a modest 50-55k copies.  This is not all too disappointing as the project was originally pinned as a mixtape, but due to his legal woes it seems the 17 year old wanted to get an album out in case he is facing some time.   As a result, and also due to his being new to the game, he has not been promoting the album as much.

[Via HHNM]