The Game Gucci Mane

If you need any more proof that hip-hop is dead, look no further than the first week sales for 2 of the most highly anticipated album releases this year.

Rap honchos The Game and Gucci Mane both dropped much-anticipated albums last week.

But The Game’s new CD 1992 is expected to only sell 27,000 copies, while Gucci Mane’s album Woptober is projected to move only 20,000 units.

Neither album is projected to sell more than 55,000 copies combined!

The latest sales projections follows a lackluster year so far for hip hop in general.

Superstars such as Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa have been forced to tour continuously just to put food on the table.

“Gotdamn, hip hop is in a bad state!” exclaimed DJ Akademiks in a video released on Oct. 18. “I thought these 2 rappers would at least do about 60,000 records first week,” he said.

He added: “That’s not good! That’s a flop!”

DJ Akademiks expressed his dismay at The Game’s poor record sales considering he’s been involved in one publicity stunt after another in recent weeks.

I guess snitching to TMZ.com and pretending to be hard on social media didn’t translate to record sales for Game?

Thanks to loyal reader Django the god for the tip.



  • Shaylove1975

    Wow

  • Tammie Reed

    and Gucci down here building a bad a** mansion from ground up lol. #Welp

  • NegroDamus

    game did all that stunting to sell less than an independent n!gga, slangin CD’s out they trunk lmaooo

  • Diva_woman

    The Game created all that fake beef and didn’t sell barely nothing lol. & Gucci been for the streets, he was never really big with selling albums. Music industry is down in general, who buys albums anymore

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Love me some Gucci.. The game is wack.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I know Gucci is a hood favorite, but I am not a fan. Some of his stuff is ok but he sounds like he is chewing on off brand crayons to me. #ICant

  • Low E. TUH!

    If you need any more proof that hip-hop is dead, look no further than the first week sales for 2 of the most highly anticipated album releases this year.

    HIP HOP WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE PACKAGED UP AND SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER.

  • puppylove

    Had to stop listening to game. He looks like my ex and im trying to stay away.

  • puppylove

    Had to stop listening to game. He looks like my ex and im trying to stay away.

  • hi-liter

    When Guwop was out-chea talking chit about every male and female rapper in ATL, drinking lean, looking ugly, most was for that, now when a nigga make some changes, nobody wants to ride. People love partaking in other people’s tragedies.

  • hi-liter

    When Guwop was out-chea talking chit about every male and female rapper in ATL, drinking lean, looking ugly, most was for that, now when a nigga make some changes, nobody wants to ride. People love partaking in other people’s tragedies.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Wiz Khalifa
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    NOT “forced” to stay out on tour. He chooses to do so. Living expenses cut down etc. A lot of pros to it. Its a YT vid out there where he talks about it. Its where the money is and he is making a killing. He has some of highest tix in the game but I PROMISE its a show for the ages. He smart with it bc he shoots a lot of his videos while on the road. So not much added expense incurred. I aint really know much about Wiz/Taylor Gang until I got with stoner man. Wiz is one of the best to ever do it and I hope he never stops.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Wiz Khalifa
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    NOT “forced” to stay out on tour. He chooses to do so. Living expenses cut down etc. A lot of pros to it. Its a YT vid out there where he talks about it. Its where the money is and he is making a killing. He has some of highest tix in the game but I PROMISE its a show for the ages. He smart with it bc he shoots a lot of his videos while on the road. So not much added expense incurred. I aint really know much about Wiz/Taylor Gang until I got with stoner man. Wiz is one of the best to ever do it and I hope he never stops.

  • hi-liter

    Nobody is buying CD’s like that anymore. These rappers will be better off just making Mix-Tapes and calling it a day.

  • hi-liter

    Nobody is buying CD’s like that anymore. These rappers will be better off just making Mix-Tapes and calling it a day.

  • puppylove

    Exactly. Touring has always been where the money is.

  • puppylove

    Exactly. Touring has always been where the money is.

  • Libra80sBaby

    I still bump On My Level…

  • Libra80sBaby

    I still bump On My Level…

  • Libra80sBaby

    I thought Gucci gave his album away for the free….

  • Libra80sBaby

    I thought Gucci gave his album away for the free….

  • NegroDamus

    hip hop aint dead. being intelligent, witty and being skillfull with the wordplay isn’t acceptable to the lushes, druggies, and crack babies of this era. they just want to make a hit single so they can get that 5-20K a show, f*ck groupies, buy high end drugs, buy a lambo to stunt on IG and go to the strip club and be the man for a night

  • NegroDamus

    hip hop aint dead. being intelligent, witty and being skillfull with the wordplay isn’t acceptable to the lushes, druggies, and crack babies of this era. they just want to make a hit single so they can get that 5-20K a show, f*ck groupies, buy high end drugs, buy a lambo to stunt on IG and go to the strip club and be the man for a night

  • Sucker Free

    Django….you made it bruh!

  • Libra80sBaby

    I dont buy rap music so ummmmm…yeah

  • Jen_n_juice

    I got nothing for this post. I’m so hungry tho

  • Libra80sBaby

    yo ex fine then lol

  • Sucker Free

    I concur…lame…I mean game is wack

  • SpillyNillie

    Me too! Starving…

  • Libra80sBaby

    LMAOOOOOOOOO!!! not RoseArt!!! #Weak

  • Sircaput

    This is proof that hiphop might be dead with theses types of comments..smh. Game is all lyrics, period!

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Far as Gucci Guwop LaFlare Mane…this was like I said way back when it dropped the other day…one of the best rap albums this year. Im sad its slept on. Hip hop is NOT dead. It has never sold in wide numbers as a genre OVERALL. 4 artists per year (IF THAT) selling a wild amount of records does not a STEADY album selling history make. I been saying for years here that country music sells more than rap and hip hop combined. Bc they support. So dont come here hollering about who sold what NOW DJANGO. Folks BEEN aint supported. Aint nothing new under the sun to real music heads like myself.
    No words for Jayceon/The Game bish ass. I hope he never sells many forever more.

  • Sircaput

    for that matter everything is dead if you talk about record sales, but what are the streaming numbers?

  • YaYa

    I don’t listen to either artist…*shrugs*

  • Jusstlookn for Social Grace

    Yes and that why Toni po thang trying to get them dollars.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I like the cover of the album.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Yep. He is one who recognizes that its a necc. evil if you want to stack and not be one of those artists that come out with a few hot party songs and then gone. He is someone else we dont support too. Its sad.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Albums not making those big sells like they used to.

  • JerseyMom

    Fetty Wap does not have these problems. At least for now. ?

  • pecancandy

    Lordt…..how do you know they are generic and not Crayolas

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I hope Gucci sell mo just saw on tmz that he bought a new Royce. ?

  • NegroDamus

    welp! since i dont come on here to stare at walls..imma hit another tab till yall get it together ?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    WELP..
    ANYWHO..MOTHER NATURE JUST FAWKED UP MY DAY!!! HOW DARE HER AZZ SNEAK IN A DAY BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ee213326789da8c38cd6f48b38b83c0913d5380bd129361dd5ed666d29db102.gif
    I HAVE THIS AWESOME OUTFIT I WANNA ROCK TOO!! FUUGGYEW MOTHA HATURE!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/adf60a6e2371eb61ed06e11e80488e695ce1b05aba500eece1116c5034cde3bf.gif

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Touring has always been where the money is at ??

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Streaming is added into these numbers I read yesterday.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Post the fit.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Birthday TWIN!!!

  • Libra80sBaby

    I swear mine snuck the fuk up yesterday….ol bytch

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Gucci is surprising. The Game not so much

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. I just know.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Exactly. Been that way for ages.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Thats the sneaky sheeat she do! KNOWING she wasn’t due until Saturday..Im so mad!!!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Your berfday tomorrow too!!! TURNUP!!!

  • Libra80sBaby

    mine wasnt due until 10/26 guhl…I almost cried…gotta change my WHOLE birthday outfit…smh

  • Reina1718

    I just cant get into Gucci Manes music…. Cant get past his look!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    So I heard and he gots to keep up with the lady. Hope he gets it

  • Milani

    …the safe for work version too, not the one she wore underneath the trench coat to pick up ole boy from the airport. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    I don’t have a pic of it but when I wear it I will take a picture of it. Its so caute!!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Django gets around

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    UHH FIRST OFF..why you gone remember that LOL!! Rememba Im on dick hiatus…hmmm maybe thats why she came early to keep me honest. LOLOL!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb4264f7d4d7227830d50436ebc02fe52f854ab6633bc6dbb91c04c30c8efcd0.gif

  • Milani

    LOL!!!

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Honey it’s my opinion that Game is wack..
    Nas, DOC, Outkast, Cube,Spyder D, Lyte, Latifah, and Geto Boyz to name are few are some of my faves.. Game always trying to start beef, which makes him Wack in my opinion. I’m from east Atlanta, so a lot of what Gucci raps about, I can relate to.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Me too now! And my attitude is different now! I didn’t want to be bother with shyt but how Im getting home! fuggmalife!!!

  • Nancy Drew Wants U 2 Fall Back

    Django! You made it bruh! You goin to disnee whirl? Lol!

  • Libra80sBaby

    yep!!! #TURNT

  • Yoni

    “I’m a honest hoe, and all my hoes are honest too.” LOL

  • iWasteTime

    We’ve learned over the last 10 or so years, Album sales ain’t it. Yes there are some wildly popular artist who sell big but that is the minority. You have to continuously put out music, visuals and do GOOD, well produce and organized shows. Also have to travel outside of the US to get paid.

  • Nancy Drew Wants U 2 Fall Back

    oh gosh, I just made the exact same comment, Lol!
    #DjangoGroupies? LOL!!!

  • Yoni

    HIP HOP WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE PACKAGED UP AND SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER.
    ________________________
    “Super sweet of you to come with your colored paper in exchange for our gold and diamonds.” ~said a lady from Sierra Leone to the YT folks. Real shit. Same can be said for “hip hop” as well.

  • Low E. TUH!

    SO…SCREAM QUEENS COMPARED IVANKA TRUMP TO CHELSEA CLINTON LAST NIGHT.

  • IAmLegend

    This is because the music industry has decided to cater to 13-29 year olds and unfortunately, they mostly only stream music instead of buying it. The music industry is not only dead, it committed suicide.

    Also, there is very little TV exposure for black artists as it is. 106 & Park is gone. TRL is gone. Soul Train is gone. And late night shows limit the number of urban artists they invite on. So do daytime talk shows. So outside of the blogs and maybe the radio, no one knows when these records come out. And I for one do not listen to the radio.

  • @djangothegod

    17 year olds have always bought the most music.

  • IAmLegend

    When even Usher only did 30k last month, I knew this industry was dead. No Limit is all over the radio and the album is really good. Oh well.

  • Sucker Free

    Lames

  • T3

    ???????

  • Tynamight

    “Gotdamn, hip hop is in a bad state!” exclaimed DJ Akademiks in a video released on Oct. 18. “I thought these 2 rappers would at least do about 60,000 records first week,” he said.
    ***
    Rap needs to try to change the game. I think they need to learn how to incorporate more consciousness. Folk are grown now w/ kids and careers. I do not wanna hear about bxtches & h-es all. thee. time.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    ROFL!!! In those words!!!

  • Low E. TUH!

    AN HONEST ROSE…AND ALL HER ROSES HONEST :YES:

  • Low E. TUH!

    DAMN! 15 MINUTES LATE

  • Nanny

    Yikes! Even Monica’s “code stop” did better.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    No one is checking for The Game. All he is known for now are rap beefs and posting pics of himself in his underwear.

    Here’s hoping Gucci’s sales are high. He has a following and people have been anxiously awaiting his new album.

  • imright

    ???? i knew The Lame album would flop!! chatty patty asz niigga???? better stick to IG thottin & boppin!! fckn corn???

  • imright

    ???

  • Milani

    NEW POST

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    The Game lost his game when he got exposed for his stripper past.

    Gucci Mane allegedelly is a clone so why support a robot??

    Hip Hop in general is loosing against Trap Music, Hip Bop Pop Music, Mumble Music (as Future claimed one rapper’s style of Hip Hop)

    Soon Gay Hop will take over… I’m not ready ??

  • imright

    yes i saw him & snoop over the summer???????? LIT??

  • Low E. TUH!

    ONE HUNDRED

  • Low E. TUH!

    MIXTAPE+TOUR=BANDS

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    One of them will have to join Tidal to make streaming count as a sale. Nobody really bought Rihanna’s album but her streaming made her still relevant

  • Prettybootnikki

    I like Tiffany. And she’s such a classy lady and not good like some of the other women and baby mothers associated with these rappers.

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    The Game lost his cred when he linked up with the Kardashian…. He could go pop

  • barbeez

    The Game has lost his credibility with reality TV. Same thing with Kanye. Too much bad publicity connected to these silly fools.

  • @djangothegod

    I have a Prince live DJ set, from a tribute show I went to at the Mezzanine.

    If anyone wants a FREE Download, shoot me an email.

    #djapollo

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f22690279286af0c77295748bd5ae822873df22ebc85833440349fd5a25def71.gif

  • Fred G sanford

    If you independent 20,000 units actually is not bad…do th math!

  • @djangothegod

    It works for Kanye.

  • bemetoo

    Damn a big fat hard dick couldn’t save game..and a small trim slightly fit bod could save Gucci

  • @djangothegod

    #veryexclusive

  • hi-liter

    My hubby downloaded Tidal on a desktop cause he thought he could make playlists like in Apple iTunes and then transfer the music to make a cd or put on a jump drive, etc. Jay and them sure do make it hard to do anything with Tidal other than listen to it on a cell phone. The 30 day free trial was canceled on day 5 when we couldn’t figure of what to do with it.

  • bemetoo
  • puppylove

    Yes too damn fine. Le struggle.

  • IAmLegend

    But music was never made as inaccessible to adults who still prefer to buy physical music. Country artists still sell well because their audience is older with disposable income who still buy cds and that’s who they cater to.

  • Judas & GOD

    they both suck anyway!!

  • stanley

    I didn’t know Gucci Mane had an album out… I’m about to go stream it on Amazon Music ?

  • Sucker Free

    Lol…was doing my best “man I just don’t care impression”

    You know he was always saying bruh!

  • product of 79

    Umm ? Gucci dropped his for FREE soooo how he get a tally… Plus Gucci got mo money than all these rappers,guwop got mo money than all these trappers? his words not mine. Gucci doin IT for the fans tho…. I’m not sure what Jayceon doin ? 1992 is the shiit tho can’t front.

  • product of 79

    What’s your email ? I want it I want it ?

  • product of 79

    That biitch ain’t shiiit? been there…SOOO WHAT? TURN UP ????? ITS YO MUHFAWKIN BDAY ? HAPPY BDAY BOO ?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Gucci is still more of an underground artist. His record sales can’t be compared to somebody like say Kanye West, who is as commercial as it gets. Gucci has mainstream name recognition but underground marketing appeal. For one thing, Gucci’s audience does not generally buy music at Best Buy or Wal-Mart–his audience is more likely to get Gucci’s stuff free online or via bootleg mixtapes. Kanye, for instance, has an audience that tends to buy from streaming services or retail outlets.

    Just like Lil Boosie, however, Gucci Mane can sell out pretty much any small to medium or larger venue in concert–every time. But neither has ever went platinum. So Gucci’s first week sales are likely a false measure of his marketability, and I think album sales overall are in decline. That’s not that uncommon as Christmas approaches.

    Now Game on the other hand is just washed up. Gimmicks, collaborations, reality shows, beefs, Indie and major label marketing campaigns have done nothing to save what is an obviously evaporating career. Folks know about Game and they ain’t interested.

  • PussyGal0re

    But..but…he traps…..doesn’t he? Or so I heard..

  • PussyGal0re

    *Meek Mill laughs*

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Well, the show money is where its at. And Gucci is a major draw.

  • PussyGal0re

    No, people hate when others do better. As long as he was an erratic drug addict, people “related” and embraced him. Now that he’s on his mature GQ ish, they’re not feeling him. Rarely are people susceptible to change. They stick with what they know. I’m loving the new Guwop. As long as he isn’t pushing biddies out of cars, we’re good! Ole bipolar ass! Just be happy he’s taking his medication. I’ll make it 20,001 and cop Woptober for that alone.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Let me break a few things down for everybody because I noticed some comments about Gucci’s financial situation and I want to clarify some things for ya’ll.

    Gucci does not have to sell a lot of albums to make money. Giving away free music is part of his marketing campaign. Its like this: Gucci Mane is a media draw. His entrance into jail was widely covered and so was his release from custody. All that attention from print media, social media, blogs, and radio stations has increased and solidified his market value. He’s hot. He does not need a Top 10 album right now to get $25,000 and a lot more to sit up an hour in a club. Essentially, the music actually is sort of secondary to the man himself right now because of the media glare.

    Which is why Gucci is now in demand as a host or featured act. His music is a compliment to that, and he’s making a lot more money off appearances than music sales right now, believe me. He’s got smart management. They built up anticipation of his release and are effective at keeping him in front of the press. And they know how to cash in.

    Take notes anyone who wants to be a performer. You don’t have to sell records to be a hot commodity in today’s music economy.

  • Tammie Reed

    Lawd

  • shaylynnn

    The album is nice. We don’t buy our music unfortunately. He’s put the majority of Atlanta’s trap stars on tho. He’ll keep making his money behind the scenes.

  • PussyGal0re

    Hey Keyshia, girl! ?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Thank you for this. We dont see eye to eye often but we almost always do when you post on music.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Thx…at least Ur being real and I can dig that lol.

  • Tammie Reed

    Not that we don’t support him and other rap artists but after 40 yrs old, I don’t think I want to hear trap music lol. I do like him personally though.

  • shaylynnn

    Lol when I said put on I mean he helped them get to where these other artist are rn. I was referring to artist like young thug, migos, etc. Any thing hot coming out Atlanta is because of Gucci when it comes to trap music.

  • scentsychick30

    I blame the streaming sites won’t catch me buying a cd I can get on Apple Music ?

  • Nancy Drew Wants U 2 Fall Back

    Yes! I miss his lil big shoe wearing self, Lol!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..
  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    ROFL!!!

  • product of 79

    Your welcome… Baby pop you some pamprin and enjoy your day?

  • AL Dunbar

    It’s a bunch of females or majority they don’t know better . But game is good just never got ino the beef stupidness.

  • @djangothegod

    djangothegod@comcast.net

    It’s in my profile.

  • Banka

    Unless your Drake.!

  • Banka

    Neither one of these rappers are hurting for paper, longevity is a great thing in the music biz.!!

  • product of 79

    Your rite…

  • Judi Lauren

    Or when he put that damn butterfly on his face…smh

  • Judi Lauren

    Idk why, but after the 1st 3 songs, it just didn’t do it for me. The other one he released I listen from beginning to end damn near everyday. I only listened to woptober once, so maybe it’ll grow on me…

  • Alicia.Ashe

    The last and only rap CD I brought was Camron lololololol

  • Libra80sBaby

    Jeezy 103..that was the LAST and before then…Kanye 808’s and Heartbreak

  • Cole

    Gucci man’s bottom row is NOT okay. When he talks I cannot help but lol everytime! The Game disappointed me and made me happy all at the same damn time! Outing those TWO hoe ass Kartrashian sisters on Wendy….gave me an extra heartbeat! I don’t know about you but this sista right here does not promote sister leftovers. Once my sister has had ANY SORT OF RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY ONE I WOULD NEVA CONSIDER FUC’N THEM! #BEINGDRUNKORNOT #YOURAHOEIFUCONDUCTYOURSELFTHATWAY

  • Cole

    But why they got to be generic tho:/???? ?

  • Cole

    Oh, see…I like you! #you’reareal1

  • Cole

    Lmao ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? @lookingugly

  • We Can Do This

    I see your point but you are still going to need a catchy single to lure old and new fans or else that marketability will fade soon.

    He’s trending right now but some of his co-productions have been flat in my opinion, I was expecting a little more due to his release hype.

    I’d guess we will have to wait and see.

  • Unapologetically Black

    Floptober

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Wow he went on Itune level. Too complicated I rather skip the whole process

  • Mel

    Who was anticipating game’s album?Not eye ? The only album I’m looking forward to is Bruno Mars 24K Magic cus I know he finna have some hits on there