West Coast rapper Game has commented on the sales of Lloyd Banks‘ new Hunger For More 2 LP and applauded his former G-Unit groupmate’s chart achievement.
Via Twitter, Game publicly pointed out to Banks’ chart performance.
“Shout out to @lloydbanks for coming in #25 on soundscan the 1st week selling 45,188 copies with the new album. I knew u could do it champ !,” Game tweeted Wednesday (December 1).
“Again, I’m not hating…. I’m encouraging EVERYONE to go out & cop @lloydbanks new album “SMH2″ Oops, I meant “HFM2″… my bad sport” (Game’s Twitter)
Banks’ album charted in the Top 50 after one week in stores.
G-Unit member Lloyd Banks’ Hunger For More 2 debuted on the chart this week finding a spot at No. 26. After seven days in stores, the “Punch Line King’s” newest solo effort managed to sell 44,500 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Last month, Banks responded to Game’s pleas for 50 Cent to consider letting him re-enter the G-Unit alliance.
“I always catch wind of what’s going on and somebody brought my attention to it, I saw it on Twitter but I don’t really got too much negative to say about the situation because I’ve dedicated so much time to myself, to get somebody else attention due to negativity but what I can say is we did that dance already,” Banks said in an interview with radio host Suava. “We did that dance where we formed the group G-Unit to establish ourselves as solo artists and I think it’s time for us to pay 50 [Cent] back. It’s reverse now. I’m out here trying to better myself as an individual so that when we do form the monster known as the group G-Unit, it’ll be that much easier on us. So, if anything, that situation would be going backwards. It’s too late to cry over spilled milk. I would be interested to see if those same attempts to reach out to 50 Cent would be happening if he had a number one record on the radio.” (Hot 105.5)
Although Game’s upcoming R.E.D. album does not yet have a release date, rap pioneer DJ Premier recently informed SOHH of his involvement on the project.
“Me and Game just did a banger called ‘Born In The Trap,'” Premier revealed to SOHH. “He was like, ‘Can I get another one?’ I said, ‘What, you didn’t like that one?’ He said, ‘No, no, I want to buy another one!’ I was like, ‘Sh*t yeah.’ [laughs] He said mine is the second song on the album, so, I’m about to do another one for him but the one that we already did, he said it’s going to be the second song. I’m excited about that. I know he’s been leaking out a lot of stuff but he said a lot of the stuff he’s leaking isn’t going to be on the album. I haven’t even heard anything. He knocked that sh*t out with me in one day and I mixed it the same day.” (SOHH)
Game’s last album, LAX, debuted at No. 2 with 238,000 sold copies on the Top 200 in August 2008.
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