According to reports, The Carters will lead the way with their Everything Is Love hard copy CD arriving this week.
Although CDs are almost dead — Best Buy officially stopped selling them on July 1st — many fans still love to own them as collectibles. For those looking for the physical edition of Everything is Love, here’s some good news: it hits stores July 6th, HHNM has learned. This edition will feature 9 songs as the 10th track ‘Salud!’ continues to be a non album exclusive on TIDAL. (Hip Hop N More)
Barring any setbacks, Drake will follow on July 13 with a physical Scorpion LP.
Scorpion will hit stores in CD format starting July 13, HHNM has learned. A lot of stores lately have shut down their CD operations but fans will be able to pick up a copy of Drizzy’s blockbuster at those who still do the business. You can pre-order a copy of Scorpion on Amazon right now. As previously announced and reflected on streaming services, it’s a double disc album which means the price is higher than usual too, at $18. (Hip Hop N More)
Drake’s solo album is currently en route to destroy its sales chart competition.
Based on early reads, Scorpion by YMCMB/Republic’s Drake is on track for a record-breaking first week.
Drake (YMCMB/Republic) 870-920k total activity, 275-300k album.
The set, which surpassed 300m worldwide streams within its first 24 hours, has dominated the Spotify (#1-23 of the Top 25 U.S., 18 of the Top 25 Global), Apple Music (all of the Top 25) and iTunes (#1 album and three tracks in the Top 10) charts since its arrival. Spotify and Apple have both given Scorpion primo real estate, with The Spot according it the streamery’s first-ever site takeover. (HITS Daily Double)
Recently, New York rapper 50 Cent suggested JAY dropped Everything Is Love to take the spotlight off his former rap rival Nas‘ NASIR album.
“That was f*cked up what they did to Nas. That was f*cked up. I know what you did to Nas, JAY. That’s f*cked up, n*gga. Nah, he come out on the same weekend. This n*gga still slapping him without everybody noticing what’s going on. Not everybody knows what’s going on. But that was still like, ‘Oh, when is your sh*t coming out? My sh*t coming out.’ I ain’t heard not one of those records on the radio. [laughs] Why the f*ck you do that, man? I be saying, ‘F*ck that, I do whatever the f*ck I do,’ and they be looking at me like I’m grimey for doing that. This n*ggabe super quiet doing some real grimey sh*t. Looking to see if anybody noticed the grimey sh*t. He just has a different way of doing things.”