News: Joell Ortiz Sways Off Slaughterhouse's "Our House" First-Week Sales Critic
Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 9:15AM
Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz has shown he is unfazed by fans poking fun at his crew's new Welcome to: Our House first-week sales by publicly mocking a Twitter heckler.
Rather than engage in a viral tantrum, Ortiz simply highlighted a tweet related to their sales.
"Your album sold a measly 50,000 units opening week. White Castle is hiring.... @CrookedIntriago @JoellOrtiz @JoeBudden @Royceda59," he re-tweeted September 5th.
"measly," he tweeted. (Joell Ortiz's Twitter)
The group's long-awaited sophomore album debuted at No. 2 on the Top 200 music chart this week.
Leading the way this week is Slaughterhouse's Welcome to: Our House at No. 2 behind TobyMac's Eye On It (69,000). With seven days in the books, the group's long-awaited sophomore album has shelled out 51,800 units. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Despite initial projections up to 60,000, those totals dropped heading into last weekend.
Bolstered by strong sales from the Christian market, tobyMac should win the fight for #1 next week, the first Christian/gospel artist to do so in recent memory. Here's how it looks headed into the Labor Day weekend, with no releases selling in six figures: *tobyMac (Forefront) 60-65k *Slaughterhouse (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 50-55k Trey Songz (Atlantic) 40-45k *Alanis Morissette (Collective Sounds) 35-40k Now 43 (Capitol/EMI) 30-35k 2 Chainz (Def Jam/IDJ) 27-30k (Weakend Chart Preview)
Last week, group member Crooked I downplayed the importance of pushing big units.
"Eminem is arguably one of the most successful artists in the whole f*cking world," Crooked I says. "And he signed Slaughterhouse. You can't get much more successful than being signed to that guy. Wherever the project goes, that's where it goes. Hopefully people will feel the music. I know we put our best foot forward." While members of the group tease focus on solo careers post-album release, the quartet stays unified-but is willing to cut loose along the way. "As soon as the album comes out, you can find me at the local strip club, hanging off of the Hollywood sign," Crooked I says. "We'll probably do some shows, go out there and have fun with the fans. No doubt." (Billboard)
Check out some recent Slaughterhouse footage below: