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As predicted, Wale walked away with victor of this week’s hip-hop chart race, as he moved well over 150k units of his sophomore album, Ambition. That’s quite a feat considering his debut, Attention Deficit, only sold 28,000 in its opening week back in 2009. It’s no secret that the Insane Clown Posse has an enormous cult following. Their fan base continually buys records; even if those records are compilations of previously released material. The face-painted Michigan group sold nearly 3,000 copies of their ‘greatest features’ album. What’s most interesting is that their fans copped nearly all physical copies of the album. On a related note, watch out for those Juggalos; they’re a dangerous gang….Producer Black Milk and Detroit MC Danny Brown had a fairly impressive outing this week, as their collaborative project which has the runtime of an EP sold over 800 units. The reason this is particularly noteworthy is because the group basically gave the album away for free by spreading a stream of the album prior to its release, so I guess the people liked what they heard. Check back next week as Mac Miller is sure to dominate the charts with the release of his full-length debut, Blue Slide Park.

 
 
Wale “Ambition” – 163,889 (42% digital) [read review]

Insane Clown Posse “Featuring Freshness” – 2,917 (5% digital)

Black Milk & Danny Brown “Black & Brown” – 832 (72% digital)

Idle Warship“Habit Of The Heart” - 464 (75% digital)

Torae“For The Record” - 411 (96% digital)

Wale covers Rolling Out magazine this month and during his interview, an interesting topic come up. Wale has received a lot of negative feedback from the community for the lack of dark-skinned females in his video for “Pretty Girls.” And in the interview, he explained how positively he wants to affect his community and he explains his devotion to the black woman.

“That made me realize that people hold me at a higher regard. That was when I knew I had to make a change. For ‘Pretty Girls,’ I didn’t go on set until there were dark-skinned girls at the video shoot. I was waiting. The most horrible feeling in the world, was that my women think that I don’t care about them. I’d rather go broke than for my black women to think that I don’t care about them. I would rather lose everything than to have my queens think I’m turning my back on them. I was the only kid in my neighborhood with a father. And that’s because I’m African and they don’t divorce. It messed me up. When I was in Mississippi, a girl told me she had her first child at 16. So I made a song called ‘Illest B—- Alive.’ There’s a special place in my heart for black girls. If you’re black and have a black mother, you know how special they are.”

Wale went on to the topic of what is attractive to him: intellect. It’s good to know Wale wants to display that he is not like the typical misogynists in the game. Unfortunately I’m not too sure if it makes a difference in what he sells or not, but his efforts to clear up his intentions in the game is a bit endearing. The rest of the interview can be found here: RollingOut.com
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