And their off...the "Clash of the Titans," as BET dubbed it, began and early reports say that Kanye West is outselling 50 Cent...
It looks like 50 Cent is headed for retirement, if store reports continue to trend the way they were by mid-afternoon today (Sept. 11). 50 Cent had told SOHH.com that he would quit the rap game if his new G-Unit/Interscope album, "Curtis," was outsold by Kanye West's Def Jam set "Graduation," both of which were released today.Source: Billboard
Sales data is finalized Sunday at midnight when the Nielsen SoundScan week officially ends, but early indications are that West will be the victor, at least in the first week.
According to executives with three of the major labels, whose job duties include projecting first week scans based on early store sales reports, "Graduation" could come in at the 575,000-700,000 range, while "Curtis" is being projected in the 500,000-600,000 range.
Check out the best review I've read over at MSNBC
or Brian's at ConcreteLoop
because I am not the Hip Hop connoisseur, I'll let you read their reviews...but I'm definitely feeling Kanye West the most...
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