Off the height of announcing the latest addition to his Young Money roster this week, Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne continues to play executive and has now reacted to Drake’s projected Take Care first-week sales.
While nothing is set in stone until the Nielsen SoundScan numbers come out tomorrow, Weezy said Drizzy’s LP is bigger than album sales.
“As far as expectations, we don’t have those around here. Expectations are a weakness in the music business because if you expect anything, 10 times out of 10 it’s not gonna happen, so we don’t have expectations around here,” Weezy said in an interview. “What we do expect is — to work very hard and we expect people to respect our hard work and our effort. … Now as far going to buy the album, as far as going to get 750,000 copies, that’s never a problem with us; that’s never important to us.” (MTV)
As things stand, Drake’s long-awaited sophomore album will easily land at No. 1 tomorrow.
The rapper, whose sophomore YM/CM/Universal Republic album, Take Care, is the follow-up to last year’s successful bow, Thank Me Later, will debut at #1 with a sales total between 675-725k. (HITS Daily Double)
Last week, Drizzy said he did not think Take Care could sell a million copies in seven days.
“That’s the golden number for anyone,” Drake said when asked if a million copies in his first week is what he is shooting for. “I doubt that’ll happen. That’s some Lil Wayne, Eminem iconic sh*t. I don’t know if I’m there yet. Whoever goes out and buys it, I’m happy. I’d rather have great reviews than numbers. I’d rather walk out of my house and hear seven cars playing it than hear that I did 900,000.” (Billboard)
Former Cash Money Records artist Juvenile recently gave his input on if Drizzy’s leaked album would hurt his sales in the long run.
“It’s crazy, ’cause the album is stupid. You don’t want the album to get bootlegged, but when the album is this good, I don’t think it will hurt it. If anything it might help it in the end. I’m definitely squeezing him on my album too. Before this album leak happened I was already back and forth with his peoples to get clearance to do a song.” (BET)
Check out a recent Drake interview below: