This past week saw a few Hip-Hop releases worth noting. The conversation around Compton rapper Roddy Ricch’s debut album Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial has been quite evident — even Rihanna was seen bumping his song ‘Out Tha Mud’ on Instagram.
The melody driven album features guests such as A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Gunna, Ty Dolla Sign, Mustard, Meek Mill and more. According to HDD, it’s expected to move a significant 75-85k copies in the first week with just about 1-3k out of those coming from pure sales. It will fight for the top spot this week against veteran English band The who’s new album WHO as well as Camila Cabello’s sophomore set, Romance.
XXXtentacion’s final posthumous album Bad Vibes Forever is close behind with about 70k projected in the first week (10-15k pure sales). French Montana’s latest star studded effort, MONTANA is expected to move 15-20k in the first seven days at retail.
The projections for Fat Joe’s final album Family Ties are not out yet, but they are probably below the 20k mark.