Slaughterhouse member Joe Budden‘s No Love Lost solo album is reportedly en route to land on the music sales chart next week with projections up to 30,000 scanned copies.
Based on one-day estimates, Joey should have no problems finding a spot on the music chart seven days from now.
YOUR ONE-DAYS: Josh Groban will grab the #1 spot next week, as the crooner’s latest, All That Echoes, is set to be the soundtrack for many a Valentine’s Day romance. Here are this week’s key debuts: Josh Groban (Reprise) 130-140k Tim McGraw (Big Machine) 90-100k Now 45 (Capitol) 80-90k Red (Provident) 35-40k Coheed and Cambria (Everything Evil/Hundred Handed) 35-40k Joe Budden (eOne) 25-30k (HITS Daily Double)
The New Jersey native’s latest solo offering features collaborations with his Slaughterhouse brethren and some local hip-hop stars.
1. Our First Again 2. Top of the World f. Kirko Bangz 3. She Don’t Put It Down f. Lil Wayne & Tank 4. NBA f. Wiz Khalifa & French Montana 5. You And I f. Emanny 6. Castles 7. All In My Head f. Royce Da 5’9? & Kobe 8. Skeletons f. Joell Ortiz & Crooked I 9. Ghetto Burbs f. Emanny 10. Last Day f. Juicy J & Lloyd Banks 11. Role Play 12. Switch Positions f. Omarion 13. Tell Him Somethin’ f. SLV 14. Runaway 15. My Time 16. No Love Lost 17. She Don’t Put It Down (rmx) f. Fabolous, Twista & Tank (No Love Lost)
Budden also linked up with a few notable producers for the new LP.
The biggest missed opportunity here lies in the production and beat selections though. Much like the somewhat generic feel that a majority of the high profile features bring, a lot of the production concepts and choices are almost painfully generic. Outside of “Castles” and the just-mentioned trap beat on “Last Day” there’s probably not much that will stick with you from a beat standpoint. There are definitely some smooth elements present like the more instrument focused feel on the R&B slanted tracks (especially the key work on “Switch Positions”), but nothing that hasn’t been done a million times before. Every producer, from T-Minus, Kardiak, and Boi-1nda comes with a polished and solid sound, but there’s just nothing very memorable, or that you’ll keep coming back to once this one ages a bit. (The Versed)
The solo album’s release comes just a day after Budden had a run-in with fellow “Love & Hip Hop” cast member Consequence.
To no one’s surprise, it looks like Joe Budden hasn’t taken kindly to comments Consequence made about him in recent interviews with The Breakfast Club and Vlad TV. But it was Cons who was caught off-guard when guesting on Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg show, when his Love & Hip-Hop New York co-star interrupted the interview and confronted him directly. Budden called out Cons for talking slick about him behind his back, while Consequence fumbled his way out of a potential altercation (thankfully things didn’t get physical, though) and blamed his interviewers and Raqi Thunda for instigating. Needless to say, it was a pretty awkward situation. We feel for you, Ciph! (Miss Info TV)