News: Rick Ross' "God Forgives, I Don't" First-Week Sales Projections Revealed

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 5:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Maybach Music Group rapper Rick Ross' God Forgives, I Don't is reportedly en route to crush its retail competition with first-week sales projections up to 220,000 copies.

Based on one-day estimates, Ricky Rozay's latest solo offering will easily be the top album next week.

The large and in-charge rapper continues Def Jam/IDJ's recent dominance of the marketplace with God Forgives, I Don't, which will debut next week with between 200-220k in sales, easily going #1. His last album, Teflon Don, sold 176k upon release in July 2010. Previous label winners include Nas, who debuted at #1 last week, and newcomer Frank Ocean, with a #2 bow last month for his acclaimed debut, channel ORANGE. S-Curve soul diva Joss Stone's The Soul Sessions Vol. 2 reunites her with Steve Greenberg, and it's on tap for between 21-25k, based on one-day sales reports from those music retailers not summering at their homes in the Hamptons or Laguna. (HITS Daily Double)

This week, DJ Khaled congratulated Ross' new LP in a video and called it a hip-hop classic.

"Eh yo Ross, congratulations. Today is a big day. Historical day. Your album is in stores right now. God Forgives, I Don't. It's another classic. You worked hard. I want you to enjoy your day," Khaled said. (MMG Vlog)

In the same clip, newly signed MMG artist Rockie Fresh acknowledged his consistent album-making ability.

"What's good, it's Rockie Fresh. I'm giving a shout-out to my big homie Ricky Rozay. Just dropped his fifth studio album, God Forgives, I Don't. That's in stores now. Make sure y'all go get that. It's definitely a classic, you know what I'm saying? A lot of people don't make it to their fifth album. So shout-out to Ricky Rozay for making it there." (MMG Vlog)

Ross' newest solo offering officially landed in stores Tuesday (July 31).

Throughout his career, Rick Ross has declared himself a "bawse." On his latest album, "God Forgives, I Don't," the Miami rapper continues to live up to his catchphrase, proving he's one of the top bosses not just in hip-hop, but in music period. His fifth solo album in six years is loaded with undeniable quality tunes, making his new offering his most well-balanced piece of work to date. It's clear that the burly, bearded Ross - who normally dons black shades - has made strides as a lyricist and storyteller. His husky voice is full of bravado with eloquence that is easy to digest. He stays in his familiar lane, rapping about grimy street life, his large stash of cash, luxury cars, women and his rise from rags to riches. (Huffington Post)

Check out Rick Ross' new album congratulatory video below:

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