At the end of last year, Chris Webby left his mark on the game when his commercial debut, There Goes The Neighborhood, emerged as the number one hip-hop album on iTunes with no promotion whatsoever. Albums like this have been a trend within the passing months, and it seems like this wave of overnight digital sensations isn’t going anywhere. Last week, New York hipster hip-hopper Hoodie Allen released his commercial debut exclusively in digital format, and low and behold the release surpassed Nicki Minaj from a digital standpoint (yes, Nicki did move about 3 times this amount in the past 7 days, but the majority of which was physical). Now I think everyone wants to know what white rapper will come out of left field and dominate the iTunes charts next; and I have a strong feeling that something like this will happen again this year. In other sales related news, Texas-bred MC and Lacrae label-mate Trip Lee did his thing by moving an impressive 19,000 units of his latest album, Good Life. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s studied Lecrae because he and his Reach Records affiliates have been killing the game as of late in the God Rap genre. While it’s not quite hip-hop, maybe sort of trip-hop, it’s worth mentioning the success of super-producer Bassnectar’s latest project, Viva Voom, which made its top 40 debut this week. The only other notable release came from Big K.R.I.T. who either has very supportive fans or at least a couple thousand fans that don’t follow hip-hop websites because he managed to sell more than 1,300 copies of his 5 track EP which contains all but 1 song that was previously released for free on the mixtape, 4EvaNaDay, which I highly recommend checking out.
Hoodie Allen “All American” – 27,278 (100% digital)
Trip Lee “Good Life” – 19,385 (88% digital)
Bassnectar“Viva Voom” – 12,877 (2% digital)
Big K.RI.T.“4eva Na Day (Road Less Traveled Edition) – EP” – 1,378 (100% digital)
On Thursday March 8th, Big K.R.I.T. celebrated the release of his third critically-acclaimed mixtape, “4evaNaDay,” at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan. NYC showed love for K.R.I.T. and K.R.I.T. showed it right back by putting on a tremendous performance. Smoke DZA, Big Sant and more were also on-hand. All photos by Lucas Alvarado / Far Fetched Future.
Big K.R.I.T. dropped his highly anticipated mixtape 4EvaNaDay early this afternoon. It’s first single ‘Boobie Miles‘ was released on February 1st, 2012. The 17 track project has no features and is available for free download. This should definitely hold us over until he drops his debut album.
1. 8:04 AM
2. Wake Up [Saxaphone By Willie B]
4. Boobie Miles - Stream
5. 4EvaNaDay (Theme)
6. Me And My Old School [Guitar By Mike Hartnett]
8. Country Rap Tunes - Stream
9. Sky Club
10. Red Eye
11. Down & Out - Stream
12. Package Store
13. Temptation – Stream
15. Insomnia [Guitar By Mike Hartnett]
16. 5:04 AM
17. The Alarm
Now that 4evaNaDay has been pushed-back to March 5, K.R.I.T. keeps his fans satisfied with this one.
Some of ya’ll may be familiar with my freestyle KING that I released in 2010, that touched on social issues and topics I felt important to speak on. I’d like to feel KING pt. 2 picks up where that left off.
Big K.R.I.T. liberates the first release off his upcoming project 4evaNaDay dropping on February 20th. Take in the smooth, laid back “Boobie Miles,” with a message from the man himself below:
the 1st song i wanted 2 release from #4evaNaDay is called Boobie Miles. Its about over coming all the obstacles that block your dreams, the sacrifices that come with how hard you have to go to obtain your goal, giving your all no matter what the situation, the only difference between a winner N a loser is a winner plays until he wins