50 was on his way out after Massacre.. LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
You know why a lot of people dont know and would be surprised if they found out that album sold 860k? Let me tell u why..
Mainstream has it's trends, and certain artist dont fit the trend. Those types of artist have no predators, they have no haters, everyone loves them. Everyone wants to feel unique following them.
So when Jadakiss drops 'The Last Kiss', or Jeezy drops 'TM 103', OR BIG KIRK moves 200k, the sales are surprising. Jadakiss is a respected artist lost in the YMCMB cloud, people didn't think he deserved to be slept on so they supported. Same situation with Jeezy, except that it wasn't YMCMB, it's MMG the fans didn't want to undermine Jeezy's work.
Whom was overshadowing the entire industry when Kanye pushed 860k? U welcome bruh..
Usher dropped a great album.....better than his last 2.....the problem is he doesnt have huge hits backing this album.....
Same goes for Akon & 50.....no hits, low sales.....