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R&B crooner Lloyd made an impressive showing this week by moving over 26,000 copies of his latest album, King Of Hearts. Arguably more impressive is Kendrick Lamar, who sold nearly 10,000 units during his first full week on the chart. Last week, Kendrick moved over 5,000 copies of Section.80 in a 3 day period, as his album dropped on a Saturday. The cumulative figures come as quite a victory for the burgeoning L.A. artist who released his project exclusively in digital format. Finally, Common’s latest digital single, “Ghetto Dreams” featuring Nas landed him in a nice sales position, proving that the East Coast and Midwest still have love these timeless emcees. Lloyd “King Of Hearts” - 26,363 (22% digital) Common “Ghetto Dreams” ft Nas [Single] - 11,448 (100% digital) [listen] Kendrick Lamar “Section.80″ – 9,522 (100% digital) (two week total) [read review] Check back Friday for industry news.
NY court rooms just can’t seem to get rid of Foxy Brown. This past Tuesday, Inga was cleared of the charges she was facing for allegedly mooning her neighbor Arlene Raymond, during an argument last July because Raymond refused to testify and no longer wanted to press charges. Instead of celebrating or being thankful like a sane person would do, her attorney Salvatore Strazzullo announced Foxy’s idea to sue the city of New York, the New York Police Department and District Attorney’s office for “malicious prosecution.” First of all I doubt Foxy can even spell “malicious prosecution” let alone understand what it means, and if the neighbor dropped the charges when can I ask did this “malicious prosecution” take place? If you aren’t sold on how delusional Foxy is yet, her explanation of why her neighbor would make such a thing up should cement it for you. “Its rooted in jealousy, it’s a [scary] thing like borderline obsession….Someone wants to be you and have the life I worked very hard for.” I’m sorry but I find it hard to believe anyone could be jealous of a grown woman who’s defense during an altercation is mooning the other person. You know that saying “it takes one to know one,” well I finally understand it now because it’s apparent her lawyer is just as nuts as she is. Strazzullo bragged of how confident he was in Foxy’s innocence due to his “ace in the hole” alibi…“Our big ace in the hold is she (Brown) wasn’t wearing any underwear,” Strazzulo told the Daily News this would clear her name since the reported said the neighbor was exposed to Foxy’s underwear clad buttocks. Nothing but class.
T.I. must be counting the days for summer to end, he recently posted a message on his blog (because now you can blog from prison) letting everyone know he will be released from jail this September. In addition to the news of his freedom date, Tip also thanked his fans for all their loyalty and support. What up world? I appreciate the continued love and support that everyone has been giving me. This chapter in my story will soon be coming to an end and I will be back in the flesh with you sooner than later. In the meantime I want to give a special shout out to a few particular individuals that have been sending me letters, cards, comments, tweets and just overall holding me down. A little loyalty goes a long way with me…I don’t do fake shit shawty. So I can’t thank y’all enough for keeping it 1 thousand and as soon as I’m able I WILL RETURN THE FAVOR!!! And that’s on PHIL!!! I love y’all and I’ll see you in September. - KING
iHipHop Blog Team