One of the benefits of being the “it” guy in the social consciousness, is that your able to experiment in the public eye & not seem like your going left. Justin Timberlake has been this fortunate for the last decade plus. He’s delved into the film world successfully with movies like The Social Network & In Time. But one not to forget where his bread is buttered, JT is back with his 3rd solo studio album, The 20/20 Experience.
Real quick: what is the greatest selling rap album of all times?
We’ll get to the answer and why in a few minutes, but first…
What we are told from the outside looking in and what insiders know about album sales and who/what drives, them are two very different things. Let’s start by exploring some of the biggest misunderstandings in urban music:
SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a feature-length performance documentary film about the runaway juggernaut that is Rap music. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is the film’s director and interviewer Ice-T. Ice-T takes us on a deeply personal journey to uncover how this music of the street has grown to dominate the world. Along the way Ice-T meets some of the remarkable superstars of Rap, from Eminem to Dr. Dre, to Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. He exposes the roots and history of Rap and then, through meeting most of its most famous protagonists studies the living mechanism of the music to reveal The Art Of Rap.
Courtesy of IMDB
Yes GoJu Nation we have da album charts… And yes GoJu Nation things overall from a sales perspective are still declining. The number 1 album in the country? Only 95k this week.. The number 20 album in the country? 12.2k this week…. It’s like a cemetery at night, all bones and no meat. I feel like a jerk proclaiming earlier this year that this chart may be experiencing a renaissance. At this rate I’ll be writing this charts obituary if this doesn’t change. I predict that at this pace in the next 3 to 5 yrs albums will fall the way of the vinyl album. They will still make them but only the cream of the crop will be available. Let’s see if we can find something positive to report this week.