Billboard Breakdown: Lil Uzi Vert & XXXTentacion Rule The Charts

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As expected, Lil Uzi Vert debuted atop the Billboard 200 this week, as Luv Is Rage 2 – his debut album – sold 135k units since dropping last week. Following Uzi is another big debut, XXXTentacion. His album, 17, arrived with 87k.

Also debuting the top 10 is the A$AP Mob. Their sophomore group effort, Cozy Tapes, Vol. 2: Too Cozy, launches at number 6 with 41k units. Volume 1 debuted in November with 21k units, so this is definitely an improvement!

Elsewhere on the chart, Action Bronson‘s Blue Chips 7000 debuted at number 54 with 10k. Sheesh – not sure what happened there!

Check out this week’s full top 10 below.
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Billboard Breakdown: Dave East, A$AP Ferg & Kodak Black Debut + Projections For Uzi, A$AP Mob & XXXTentacion

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Congrats to my mothaf*ckin’ BOY Dave East, who cracked the Billboard 200 Top 10 for the very first time with the release of his EP, Paranoia: A True Story. (Mind you, this isn’t even the official full-length album debut!) Paranoia sold a solid 26k units, securing the number 9 slot. Previously, Dave hit the chart with Kairi Chanel in 2016, which debuted and peaked at number 38.

Kodak Black had an even bigger debut with his mixtape Project Baby Two, coming in at number 2 with 50k. Earlier this year, his debut album Painting Pictures started at number 3 with 71k. Elsewhere on the chart, A$AP Ferg‘s Still Striving just missed the top 10, coming in at number 12 with 24k.

Looking ahead to next week, Lil Uzi Vert, XXXTENTACION and A$AP Mob will all debut on the Billboard 200. Uzi‘s Luv Is Rage 2 is looking at a number one debut with around 110-120k, while XXX’s 17 is looking at 65-70k (likely a number two debut) and the Mob’s Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy is looking at around 30-35k.

In the meantime, check out this week’s full top 10 below.
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Video Music Box: New Visuals From Fetty Wap, Chance The Rapper ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz + More

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After dropping a behind-the-scenes look earlier this week, Fetty Wap releases the full visual to his current single, “Wake Up.” The vid was shot at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, where Fetty attended before dropping out to pursue other avenues. Clearly, it worked pretty well for him.

Check out the video below, plus new visuals from Tyga, Chance The Rapper with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg with the A$AP Mob and more.
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STEEZ Day Moves To LA For 2016 & Will Feature Pro Era, A$AP Mob + More

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In honor of the late Capital STEEZ, who passed in December of 2012, Pro Era has announced their second annual STEEZ Day concert. This year, they move the festivities over to the west coast – which is odd, considering they all hail from NYC.

On Thursday, July 7, Pro Era (Joey Bada$$, Nyck Caution, CJ Fly and Kirk Knight) as well as the A$AP Mob, Danny Brown, Raury and more will take over The Novo in Los Angeles, with proceeds going to benefit STEEZ’s family. For tickets and more info, head here.

RIP, STEEZ!
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Video Music Box: New Visuals From Desiigner, A$AP Mob + Migos

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The single has been hot for months now, and finally, Desiigner releases the visual to his breakout hit, “Panda.” Accompanied by Kanye West, he really does the song justice, riding out in the streets of NYC on the run from the cops.

Check out the long-awaited video below, as well as visuals from Migos, and the A$AP Mob with Juicy J.
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A$AP Mob Kicks Off ‘Wavy Wednesdays’ Series With 2 New Songs

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Earlier this week, A$AP Rocky took to Twitter to announce the A$AP Mob‘s own weekly music series, Wavy Wednesdays. Though he did not announce a start date, it became clear late last night that it was immediately (ASAP? Ha!), as we now have not one but two new tracks from the Mob.

On the first release, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast and Rocky join forces for “Lords Never Worry” (named after the group’s 2012 mixtape,) and for the second, A$AP Ferg goes in over OT Genasis‘ hit, “Cut It.” Ferg‘s new album, Always $trive & Prosper, drops later this year, while the late A$AP Yams‘ compilation project, Cozy Boys, is also on the way.

Listen to both tracks below!
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New Music Round-Up: Songs From A$AP Rocky & Drake, Ty Dolla $ign & Joe Moses, Future & Mike WiLL + More!

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Yesterday afternoon, Drake‘s OVO Sound Radio show on Beats1 featured A$AP Mob’s Cozy Boys and DJ Mustard, and fans were gifted with tons of new music to add to their collection!

On the A$AP side, we got a long-lost A$AP Rocky remix to Drake‘s “Wu-Tang Forever” track, an A$AP Mob cut called “Yamborghini High” (which features Rocky, Nast, Addie and Ferg) and more. On the Mustard side, we got a Ty Dolla $ign and Joe Moses collab called “Wavy” and a cut from Mustard‘s new artist Ella Mai (which also features Ty.)

Check out these tracks below, plus a new Future cut off the upcoming Mike WiLL Made It mixtape, a very NY posse cut from Diddy (that includes Manolo Rose, French Montana, Jadakiss and Styles P) and more!
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