News: Maybach Music Group's "Self Made" First-Week Sales Projections Drop

Sunday, May 29, 2011 11:06AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

With the Memorial Day weekend in full gear, Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group Self Made compilation looks to need more fan support as new estimates reveal lower first-week projections than previously reported.

Based on weekend reports, the compilation's projections dropped by 5,000 units.

Universal Music now has the last four million selling debuts as Lady Gaga joins Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne and 50 Cent in a very rare category these days. Here's how it looks headed into the weekend: *Lady Gaga (Interscope) 1m+ *Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville) 145-155k Adele (XL/Columbia) 125-135k *Glee Cast Vol. 6 (Columbia) 75-80k Now 38 (Capitol/EMI) 45-50k *Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made, Vol. 1 (Maybach/WB) 45-50k (HITS Rumor Mill)

Initial projections showed the LP selling up to 55,000 copies its first week.

Columbia's Glee Cast Volume 6 will debut with between 80-85k, while Maybach/ Warner Bros.' Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made, Vol. 1, the Rick Ross-founded label previously with Def Jam, will do in the 50-55k range. (HITS Daily Double)

The project features guest appearances by J. Cole, Drake and Jadakiss.

The prime three (Ross, Wale, Meek) appear on a number of songs including "Pandemonium","Play Your Part" (Featuring D.A. from Chester French) and "Fitted Cap" (featuring J. Cole). D.A. does his best Bobby Brown impression as the trio rhyme of women who think they are getting over on them because they trick a little, not realizing that they are part of the uniform for a player. "Pandemonium" is a rousing, downhill rhyme fest of ashy to classy in the world of organized crime. Cole adds extra cheese to the crew's fresh recounting Rolls Royces along with foamposites, Lebrons the latest (retro) Jordans and other objects of hood envy. Meek Mill steals the show on this one. (Planet Ill)

On the production side, Ross called up hitmakers like Just Blaze and DJ Toomp.

Rick Ross, Wale, Pill and Meek Mill are suited up on the cover of their compilation album Self Made Vol.1 which will be in stores May 24th. Producers: Just Blaze, Mill Will / Eardrummers, Young Shun, Cardiak, Lil Lody, Beat Billionaire, Lex Luger, DJ Toomp, Joe Lindsday, Jahil Beats, The Inkredibles, Kontrakt Hitz, Bit Billionaire and Tone P. (Musica Hip Hop)

To purchase/preview the new album, just click here.

Check out some recent Maybach Music Group footage below:

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