Hah! And they said hip hop was dead…

September 26, 2007 at 3:28 pm (East Coast, Hip Hop, Midwest rap, Music, Shits and giggles)

kanyewest.jpgI’m a bit late with this, but as you know, in an ill-advised publicity stunt, possibly set up by Interscope, 50 Cent has challenged Kanye West. Their albums, Curtis and Graduation dropped the same day, September 11th. Little while after that, country singer Kenny Chesney, in an equally ill-conceived publicity stunt, possibly encouraged by his own record label as well, also decided to throw his hat into the ring:

”It’s funny how with every record that comes out, we’re aware of the urban [competition], and none of those acts acknowledge that I exist, until I have that No. 1 debut on the Top 200,”

Of course they don’t acknowledge you, you’re not a rapper. Well, as of last week, Kanye West pulled into a staggering lead with with over 950 thousand copies, making this year’s highest selling album thus far. 50 didn’t do badly himself, as he bought in over 64ok. In last place, Kenny boy could barely manage to pull over half that number, with over 370 thousand.

And they said hip hop was dead…

On a side note, 50 promised to retire if Kanye outsold him, and it remains to be seen if he will keep his word. As a fan of both artists, I hope this isn’t the case.



  1. mikeyx said,

    I Love Hiphop Music

  2. melvin said,

    Yo Kanye from one to ten which number you think you are? I hope you don’t get mad from this question because I think you the best singer and riper.

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