Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller is letting the world know he is a gambling man and has predicted who the winner will be when his new Watching Movies with the Sound Off faces-off against J. Cole‘s Born Sinner and Kanye West‘s Yeezus later this month.
Surprisingly, Miller predicts all three albums will fail to outsell country music star Hunter Hayes come June 18th.
“everyone gna be pissed when hunter hayes sells more than all of us combined.,” he tweeted June 5th.
“ima have myself a good laugh.”
“The First Hardcopy. Wait til u see the CD and booklet. Thank you Miller. http://instagram.com/p/aLitnwQaza/” (Mac Miller’s Twitter)
Miller’s prediction could fall flat as Hayes’ new album is merely a re-release.
The dates mark Hayes’ second tour as a headliner, and his first in support of the new material on “Hunter Hayes (Encore),” a re-release of his self-titled debut due June 18. Preceded by lead single “I Want Crazy,” the 17-track set features nine exclusive songs and re-recordings. That includes turning the debut’s “What You Gonna Do” into a duet with Pistol Annies’ Ashley Monroe, who will also be the opening act for the Let’s Go Crazy Tour. (Billboard)
Last month, he talked about preparing for the challenge of Watching Movies with the Sound Off dropping on the same day as Ye and Cole’s releases.
“Kanye’s album. It is [dropping that day], for real? You guys have the industry connect. So is it for real? Right. I feel him. At first, I had that date for a while and then it felt so right,” Miller said, referring to June 18th. “And then I was a little nervous at first. But I was like, ‘This is an omen.'” (Skee TV)
This week, The LOX’s Jadakiss applauded Cole for moving up his drop date to go against Kanye.
“I’ll buy both of them,” Jada said when asked if he would cop J. Cole or Kanye West’s album on June 18th. “I mean, me, personally, I got a couple of dollars so I’ll get them both but um, I think J. Cole was smart doing that. Cole is at a good [point]. His career is on the upside of things so with him putting his album up with Kanye’s I think it was cool. It can’t do nothing but help, you know what I mean?” (“The Breakfast Club”)