This week, there were multiple major debuts on the chart! Tyler, The Creator and Meek Mill were neck-in-neck (along with Lana del Rey) for the top spot, and it ended up with Lana first, then Tyler‘s Flower Boy at number 2 with 101k, and Meek‘s Wins & Losses at number 3 with 99k.
For Tyler, this is the highest-charting album of his career as well as his highest first-week sales, as 2011’s Goblin launched at number 5 with 45k, 2013’s Wolf at number 3 with 89k and 2015’s Cherry Bomb at number 4 with 58k. For Meek, these first week numbers are much lower than his previous two releases, and the chart number is his lowest as well. 2012’s Dreams & Nightmares debuted at number 2 with 165k, while 2015’s Dreams Worth More Than Money debuted at number 1 with 215k.
Just outside of the top 10, NAV and Metro Boomin‘s collab, Perfect Timing, debuted at number 14 with 30k, and French Montana‘s Jungle Rules has dropped to number 16 in its second week with an additional 27k.Check out this week’s full top 10 below.
DJ Khaled has been announced as the host of the 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards, going down in ATL on Saturday, September 17. They won’t air on the network until Tuesday, October 4, however.
Since July of 2010, Tyler, The Creator has been on Twitter under the infamous handle, @fucktyler. Of course, this isn’t the most family-friendly name, but as an artist who thrived off controversy and whose popularity reigned mainly on an underground level, this wasn’t much of a concern for the young rapper.
Times have changed, however.
Tyler, The Creator has been putting on his Camp Flog Gnaw festival for some years now, and it gets bigger every time. I’ve never felt compelled to go, but this year – you can already see by some of the artists I put in the title why I need to be there! ZADDYVILLE!
Going down November 12 and 13 in Los Angeles, the 2016 Camp Flog Gnaw lineup includes Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper, Erykah Badu, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg, Kehlani and more! Tickets are on sale now here. Check out the full lineup below.
In some form or fashion, it would appear likely that Kanye West will be featured in Rolling Stone in the near future. Whether it’s the cover story or not remains to be confirmed just yet…but it’s Kanye and he has a new album to promote, so the chances are high that it will be.
Taking to his Twitter account yesterday afternoon, Ye shared a new photo of himself, and said that it was photographed by Tyler, The Creator, and will be the upcoming cover of Rolling Stone. It featured the iconic mag’s logo, along with quite the peculiar tagline:
The 2016 Bonnaroo festival will go down in Manchester, Tennessee from June 9 through the 12. Announced this past week because of a glitch on their app, acts include J. Cole, Tyler The Creator, Miguel, Post Malone, Vince Staples, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and many more. The official announcement will come this Tuesday on Conan.
Check out the full lineup below. Tickets available now here.
Back in May, a series of tweets from Tyler, The Creator seemed to insinuate that the group he’d founded and brought with him to stardom, Odd Future, was no more. Earl Sweatshirt, one of the more notable members of the collective, reacted on the social network a few days later, and seemed to confirm Tyler’s claims.
As Tyler’s 4th annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival went down in Los Angeles this past weekend, Earl was noticeably absent, but Hodgy Beats was there, and he reportedly opened up his set with some words about his former group. He then took things to Twitter after fans hit him up about what he’d said.
When asked how he felt about airing out their business, Hodgy replied: