Cam’ron‘s long-awaited Crime Pays album is reportedly en route to sell up to 45,000 copies in its first week in stores.
Killa’s latest project will likely debut atop its urban competition according to Hits Daily Double.
If you’re looking for sales relief, don’t expect any this week. The two top debuts appear to be a pair of Asylum rappers in Cam’ron (40-45k) and Paul Wall (15-20k), followed by The Crystal Method on their own indie label Tiny E (12-15k) and Mercury?s Parachute, an iTunes exclusive which is already #1 at the online store with between 6-8k. (Hits Daily Double)
Despite the reported sales projections, a rep at Cam’s label said they are anticipating higher sales numbers.
XXLMag.com spoke to a rep at Asylum, Cam’s label, and without giving a specific number they believe that the Dipset Don is on track to sell a lot higher than the projections. (XXL Magazine)
Cam recently returned from a long absence within hip-hop with Crime Pays.
“I’m about to bring [hip-hop] back to life,” Cam said in an interview on Dipset Radio. “I’m about to bring a little air to it, a little CPR. No homo…What a lot of people don’t know is my mom had three strokes in one day, she was all paralyzed on the left side of her body. So what I had did was went down to Florida, Fort Lauderdale, for about a year and a half, get her in rehabilitation, get her walking again, making sure her health was right…there was so much ‘Where’s Cam’ron’ that I started using it towards my advantage…You can’t buy that kinda promotion…It was all about falling back and picking the right time…” (Dipset Radio)
Aside from music, Killa is planning to release a set of movies later this year.
“First movie’s called The Bakery featuring my man Bang,” Cam said in a recent interview. “It’s just basically about trafficking drugs from state to state. And of course I got Killa Season 2 coming out this fall. Killa Season 2, we shot a couple scenes but I haven’t really been working on it. I have a date to shoot in June, from June 5 to June 25 I believe. Then it’ll take me about two weeks to edit so it’ll be on point. I’ve shot about two or three scenes that I’m gonna keep for that. I did Killa Season 1 like that, I direct, produce, starred in, edited, I did everything…I’d rather write my own movie and act in my own stuff.” (Real Talk NY)
Be sure to check Sales Wrap next week to see where Crime Pays lands.