not surprised. The marketing push behind this album was completely awful. I mean Lasers had a huge push, but this, no. Cant use controversy to sell albums alone, if that's what their plan was. No wonder artists go the pop route.I love the album though, I bought 4 copies.
That sucks. But I havent even bought mine yet and im getting two copies.
The album isn't even on sale in the UK. Poor show.
@ 1st Annon,Exactly. I don't listen to the radio much, but I heard The Show Goes On quite a bit on the radio before Lasers released. I have yet to hear any song from F&LII on the radio. Goes to show Atlantic doesn't give a shit about the sales on this album.The zombie population eats up pop culture. If you're not on constant rotation on the radio or MTV/BET/FUSE/VH1, your sales just don't compare. It's sad.
While I haven't heard any F&L II records on the radio I do see his videos from the album get some play on the MTV channels.
^ The same thing happened with I'm Beamin', he said he has friends at MTV who played the video that he made out of pocket because Atlantic wouldn't get behind since he didn't agree to do a 360 deal
Yeah, you're right. I have seen Around My Way and Bitch Bad on occasion on the MTV channels too. But not nearly as much as I saw The Show Goes On.
It could get better cruel summer was projected 175k and did 214k it's vital that everyone who is a FAN go out an buy and support. If u love this kind of music let the industry know you do by proving it can sell. - @flow349
Its not that suprising since none of the singles he put out (bar battle scars) was for radio. These are numbers for a real album. Both Lupe and Atlantic woulda known the numbers would be a lot less than lasers
its crap so many just cop it for freethey have a HUGE single potential in battle scars they need to get the radio rollout happening NOWtheres no doubt that song is gonna blow up huge especially if peeps start requesting etcBTW battle scars back to #1 in australia on itunes in its SEVENTH WEEK
LASERS was HEAVILY marketed. Not did Lu have a 10 ten single in TSGO, songs on his albums was marketed on ESPN. They played Break The Chain a lot on that channel and gave word on the release date on the album. I was hoping that the album would debut on #1.
Not *only* did
I hate these projections! they poorly reflect the quality and importance of this album. I don't wanna speak too soon, but I personally feel this album is a friggen classic! especially when one compares this to the hip hop thats out there now. Cold War??? like damn that track is COLD!! like the singles aside this album is GOLD. for its message as well as the vibe.
The only thing I would've liked to see on this album was a "goin in" track. I mean a track that displays his rapid flow. like on Go Go Gadget Flow, The Die, the Science Project, or Dont Get it Twisted.
Maybe on part 2?
Yeah maybe on part 2, which lupe said it is going to be more rapiddy rap rap lol
Not being sold in S.A as well.. It kinda sucks. But I've still got the leak.. Getting multiples when it releases :)
It's also not that good of an album. Just saying the truth. It's below average to his older work.Anon
Its only half of the album tho so ppl need to pump em yo but i DO HOPE he twists in part two cuz i love when he flexes his flow an to all his FANS and FOLLOWERS all you gotta do is buy one copy an we'll be gucc! How he wanna return to the essence n all these FANS aint buyin shit like foreal? Smh IM BOUT TO SPEND THE REST OF MY CHECK WHICH IS ABOUT 60 ON ALL THE COPIES IN THE RECORD STORE YO #backtotheessence
2 copies on the way, waiting for the postman
Thanks for the comment - have a nice day !