News: Lil B's "I'm Gay" Experiences Low First-Week Sales
Thursday, Jul 7, 2011 5:24PM
West Coast rapper Lil B's I'm Gay (I'm Happy) first-week sales have been revealed showing the Based God's controversially titled LP selling under 2,000 records.
According to reports, Lil B's latest project has sold 1,700 copies since dropping last week.
Young up-starter, Lil' B's, album I'm Gay (I'm Happy) dropped last week without warning and despite the amount of controversy and hooplah surrounding the Based God's release, the project only sold a surprising 1,700 units as first week sales come to a close. (VIBE)
Following its release, Lil B also provided fans an opportunity to download the project for free.
"http://www.mediafire.com/?o4z4ebht1gettlh CUZ I LOVE YOU IF YOU DONT HAVE 10 DOLLERS TO BUY MY NEW PROJECT HERE IT GOES FOR FREE- Lil B," he tweeted June 30th.
"I DID THAT BECUASE I TRULY LOVE YALL AND I WANT MY SUPPORTERS TO NO I LIVE AND DO THIS FOR YALL AND SUM PEOPLE DNT HAVE $ RIGHT NOW - Lil B"
"LOVE ALWAYS - Lil B" (Lil B's Twitter)
Not only co-signed by Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco, but the Chicago emcee also reviewed his project.
"I won't carry on much longer but I did want to get to the content. Now normally reviewers delve deeply or comparatively lightly when talking about an album. They mention favorite songs or less than favorites for that matter, maybe even breaking them down and bringing finer points of production or lyrical execution to light. Well I'm not going to mess about with any of that. At the end of the day it's all opinion and one man's trash is another man's treasure. If you like it you like it if you don't you don't. The reason I give this album entrance into my "Liberation Rock" library hangs on the power and impact of just one single, solitary line uttered by Lil B in the midst of the entire work that is "I'm Gay." (Lupe Fiasco's Blog)
Lil B unexpectedly released the much talked about album with little promotion last Thursday (June 30).
A few weeks ago, the controversially titled I'm Gay LP that Lil B promised the crowd at this year's Coachella got cover art-- as well as an amended (I'm Happy) added to the album title. Now, the whole album has been released via iTunes now. Above, listen to the album's opening track, "Trapped in Prison"; below, check out the tracklist. I'm Gay (I'm Happy): 01 Trapped in Prison 02 Open Thunder Eternal Slumber 03 Game 04 Unchain Me 05 Neva Stop Me 06 Gon Be Okay 07 The Wilderness 08 I Hate Myself 09 Get It While Its Good 10 I Seen That Light 11 My Last Chance 12 1 Time Remix (Pitchfork)
Check out Lil B's "I'm Trapped" down below: