SOHH Whatcha Think: Will The Upcoming Young Money/Cash Money LP's Dethrone Jay And Ye? [Click Here & Speak]
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 1:00AM
A thousand illegal downloads and a hundred thousand "Otis" freestyles later, Watch The Throne is now officially one week old. In album years, that's enough to start discussing upcoming releases, which isn't a bad idea, considering two very highly-anticipated discs will soon be available at a retailer near you.
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While no album this year can match the hype of the Hov/West collabo project, it will be cool to see if the upcoming projects from Young Money/Cash Money artists Lil' Wayne and Drake will give Watch The Throne a run for its, well, money.
Wayne's previous installment into the Carter series sold an impressive 1,005,545 copies in its first week, easily crushing the first week sales of WTT. His frequent partner-in-rhyme, Drake, also reached platinum status, with 1,417,000 U.S. records sold as of July.
The Carter IV and Drake's Take Care are separate items from the same team, but stand a decent chance of dimming the shine on Watch The Throne. Which, despite not having the same amount of buzz, is possible if either artist delivers a better sounding album.
Which leads to our question of the day -- Will the upcoming Cash Money/Young Money LP's dethrone Yeezy and Jay?
With artwork like this, the album should have been called Trillmatic.
The Carter IV tracklist reads more like a guest list for the 2000 Source Awards, as it features include Nas, Jadakiss, Shyne, Styles P. and Busta Rhymes. It wouldn't be a Weezy album without a few Young Money spitters, as Drizzy and Cory Gunz also find their way aboard ship. Say what you will about Weezy, but the man has a solid discography and a work ethic that is equal to none
No artwork is available for Take Care. But I imagine Drake would be cool with this.
Take Care, which, based on the latest tracks I've heard, will likely be a cross between Mase's 1997 album Harlem World and the romance saga Twilight, is set to be released in October. No official videos have dropped, but a slew of remixes to the drunk-dialers anthem "Marvin's Room" shows that artists and fans alike are checkin' for the wave.
SOHH Watcha Think -- Will either album dethrone Watch The Throne as the most popular album of the year?
Check out new music from 3 artists slated to be on Carter IV. Styles f/ Busta and Rick Ross