News: Earl Sweatshirt Isn't Digging Jay-Z's New 'Ish: "If You Really F*cked W/ 'Magna Carta' Then Unfollow Me"
Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 6:10PM
Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt is letting his voice ring bells across the Internet by revealing a disinterest in rap mogul Jay-Z's new Magna Carta Holy Grail solo album.
Unapologetic about his feelings, Sweatshirt made it known he is not a fan of Jigga's latest project.
"if you really f*cked with magna carta then unfollow me," he tweeted July 11.
"im gonna listen to allure and eat a breakfast burrito."
"i hope that opinions on my material throughout my career are based on the quality of it and not how big my name is"
"hahah welp theres goes the last of the black fans i had"
"hahaha FATHER FORGIVE ME FOR I HAVE TAKEN THE NAME OF OUR HOLY SAVIOR JAY Z IN VAIN" (Earl Sweatshirt's Twitter)
Jay's former business partner Dame Dash applauded the new album.
"In the barber shop listening to jays new album....I can't front... I still like hearing him pop shit cause I know he's telling the truth...proud to be be a part of that..#bittersweet," Dash wrote on Instagram July 5. (Dame Dash's Instagram)
The rap star's ex-rap nemesis 50 Cent has even co-signed Magna Carta Holy Grail LP.
"You can't be afraid of change. I think the old way of doing things is not gonna work, but then you gotta create a plan for a new way. How are you gonna do it?" The RIAA changed their rules and says they will immediately count those sales toward the album's platinum certification, while it will appear that Billboard will not count those "bulk" Samsung sales toward their albums chart -- meaning that if Jay is to eventually earn a #1 spot for MCHG he can't do it off the back of those first 1 million sales. Fif, who has built a reputation as a shrewd business man and successful mogul himself, doesn't side with Jay or Billboard, but suggests that the main thing that matters is the financial gain behind the deal. "I don't think you can take anything away from it -- that idea," he said. "If you can take something away from it, the money was still made." (MTV)
The LP is reportedly en route to sell up to 525,000 copies in its opening week.
YOUR NEW RELEASES: Well, there's Jay-Z and everyone else this week. Magna Carta Holy Grail's chart-topping first week should best the bows of his previous three releases, Watch The Throne (436k), Blueprint 3 (476k) and American Gangster (425k). Looks like Samsung's marketing campaign is paying off for everyone. Here are this week's key debuts: Jay-Z (Roc Nation) 475-525k Ciara (Epic) 55-65k Skylar Gray (KidinaKorner/Interscope) 15-18k Donell Jones (eOne) 10-12k As of this writing Magna Carta remains the #1 album on the iTunes chart in its "explicit" form, while the "clean" version occupies the #5 spot. Lead single "Holy Grail" featuring Justin Timberlake is #2 on the singles chart, while "Tom Ford" (an early fave among hip-hop heads) has bounced to #13. (7/10p) (HITS Daily Double)
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