If you’ve stop checking for Lil Wyte, you may be in the minority (and you also desperately need to peep our exclusive interview with him). The Hypnotized Minds affiliated artist moved 2,200 albums independently this past week. Granted that’s only a fraction of the 15,600 scans that he did first week for The One & Only , but that was with the backing of a major label. Honestly, this week’s sales made me realize how certain artists have fallen from commercial viability. Last year, Del The Funky Homosapien moved 1,400 copies of a compilation. Fast-forward to the present and he’s struggling to move 200 copies of a new album. I for one can say this album hasn’t been well-promoted, but there was a time when Del could just throw an album out without promotion and it would do 1400 first week…and that was last year! That’s not to mention that a year prior, Del put out another album with Parallel Thought on the boards that did nearly 1,000 scans first week. Real talk though, I would definitely come out and support Hieroglyphics if they did another tour. On a side note, how is Juvenile selling less than 2k first week? I know that he doesn’t have a new hit on the horizon, but come on, this isn’t what I would expect from the man who made “Back That @ss Up” Overall though, it hasn’t been a huge week for sales, so come back next week to see what type of numbers Maybach Music can put up.
Lil Wyte “Still Doubted?” – 2,110 (34% digital)
Juvenile “Rejuvenated” – 1,868 (43% digital)
Smoke DZA “Rugby Thomspon” – 1,597 (88% digital)
Del The Funky Homosapien & Parallel Thought “Attractive Sin” – 230 (51% digital)