The physical version of Lil Wayne’s Cash Money/Universal Motown effort, I Am Not a Human Being, hit retail yesterday, and is on its way to first-week sales of 85-90k, making it a probable #1 on next Tuesday’s HITS Album sales chart. That’s based on those music retailers who haven’t been trapped in a Chilean coal mine for the last two months. (Hits Daily Double)
The album will also be packaged with a video game at Best Buy outlets.
Every customer who picks up the video game Def Jam Rapstar will receive a copy of Lil Wayne’s new album. The rapper, currently in jail on gun charges, has teamed up with Def Jam and 4mm Games to distribute his new album “I Am Not Human” to customers who purchase the rap karaoke game from retailer Best Buy from Oct. 12 – Oct. 19. (Wall Street Journal)
Wayne’s original digital release reportedly upset retailers which profit from selling physical copies because even though 90k is not big for lil wayne, the original digital release of this album sold 133,000 units. Maybe Cash Money should have saved the production money and went strictly digital.