New York rap newcomer A$AP Rocky‘s Long Live A$AP solo album is reportedly en route to topple its retail competition atop the sales chart next week.
Based on one-day estimates, the Big Apple native’s long-awaited debut should easily debut at number one a week from today.
YOUR ONE-DAYS: RCA’s hip-hop breakout A$AP Rocky is certain to debut at #1 next week and return the top of the chart to six digits, moving somewhere in the neighborhood of 130-140k. The week’s other key debut, from Razor & Tie’s Kidz Bop Kids, should be in the 65-75k range. Would we like to hear the latter cover the former? We would. (HITS Daily Double)
Recently, Polo Grounds founder Bryan Leach reacted to the rapper’s LP leaking online weeks before its release date.
“Nah, I still have faith,” Leach said when asked if his sales expectations have changed. “That’s not just sh*t-taking. I think this is a new world. This is the new way that sh*t works. Even if it never leaked I would have had to cross my fingers on January 15. Maybe I’ll cross two fingers instead of one.” (XXL Mag)
A few weeks ago, Rocky addressed the project’s leak and denied being shook over its potential negative impact.
“Can I keep it a hundred with you,” Rocky asked hip-hop personality Miss Info. “I’ve been waiting for people to hear this music for so d*mn long. Of course I’ve got to be a businessman but before anything, I’m an artist. The album leaked and I’m going to leave it up to my dependable label which I rely on to fix all that. That’s the business aspect. I made my art, y’all love it and that’s all I cared about and I just want to thank everybody who’s anticipated this and who is waiting.” (Hot 97)
The LP sprouted online around the winter holiday in late December.
Sadly, earlier this week A$AP Rocky’s long-awaited LongLiveA$AP debut album leaked online one month in advance. While the move could be devastating for a new artist, Rocky’s taking it in stride. Tonight, the Harlem rapper releases the opening song off the album, which he performed recently on MTV. Produced by Jim Jonsin and Rico Love, Pretty Flacko brings his slick talk over the melodic tune filled with heavy bass. (Miss Info TV)