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  • Bangers N Mash

    Good for him.

  • https://yfrog.com/a/img814/4738/f9fsl.jpg @rowjayC.O.B

    GOOD 4 THEM

  • YMCMB_#1STUNNA

    MGK LOST
    DIDDY LOST
    BAD BOY LOST

  • .

    The music industry lost lmao they gotta be freaking out over this right now

  • mr.lino

    is it me or the industry needs to be around nolonger?…wats the benefit…bak n the day u Needed to hv a lable in order to gain xposure..now u cn mke urself hot online..if anythng thyr good bcz thy advance u but thn u gta cash thm out on everythng…independent mkng cash….

  • Devante

    Majority of his sales came from the west coast (mainly Seattle) hopefully the made with the album will go towards building up an even bigger brand.

  • Devante

    The money made*

  • Slim Baller

    How the fuck is that possible? Didn’t even think 5 people were checking for this wack shit

  • kpamma

    Seattle

  • Safe Dwade

    FUCK LABELS!!!!!!!

  • .

    @mr.lino the industry is pointless man seriously this is essentially the nail in the coffin the beginning of the end because how can you argue the benefits of being on a label when dude just pulled this off independently with : “a small group people recording, mixing, editing videos and shipping albums from a 500 sq foot room” and seeing the majority of the profits with 100% free creative freedom to do whatever he wants, and doesnt have to answer to anyone. The flipside you sign to a label, they take money from every aspect of your career, if they don’t like the music you make they wont release it and at the end of the day they control everything hmmmm hard choice to make. This is big like for real I mean look at MGK having Diddy back him, all the promotion this kid had, all the events and interviews and homie outsold him by 27,000 records and beat him and a Jay live album on Itunes smgdh you can’t tell me that this aint the changing of the guard.

  • STINKMEANER

    yeah record labels don’t exist to make music, they exist to make money. and their business model is old and outdated. the fact is, distribution and marketing in the digital age is a lot easier than it was in the physical age 10-20 years ago, so artists don’t need to rely on record labels anymore.

    why give so much money away to a record label? do a little bit more work and make a lot more of the money.

  • RAF

    SLAUGHTERHOUSE LOST

  • Your Life Is A Lie

    This is what Chief Keef needed, a strong team around him and stay independent. Instead the kid is dying a slow death over Interscope

    • B.Dot

      chief keef never should’ve picked up a mircophone

  • Anonymous

    @Slim
    It’s an MC & an instrumental DJ with lyrics, compelling concepts, and sonic beats. It’s hip-hop at its finest. He shits on Jimmy Iovine and the status quo. He ain’t new either, I’m a new fan but his 05 album Language of my World is IMO a classic record.

  • Anonymous

    @Slim
    It’s an MC & an instrumental DJ with lyrics, compelling concepts, and sonic beats. It’s hip-hop at its finest. He shits on Jimmy Iovine and the status quo. He ain’t new either, I’m a new fan but his 05 album Language of my World is IMO a classic record.

  • Anonymous

    @Slim
    It’s an MC & an instrumental DJ with lyrics, compelling concepts, and sonic beats. It’s hip-hop at its finest. He shits on Jimmy Iovine and the status quo. He ain’t new either, I’m a new fan but his 05 album Language of my World is IMO a classic record.

  • mike

    Congrats and fuck a major label

  • Stanley

    Thats around $700,000 in revenue he made in just one week ! And he only got to split the revenue with his small team, and not have to deal with a big label taking a major chunk, thats very good.

  • Stanley

    Shyt after you can’t the revenue from his Tour, he probably cross the $1 million mark, Niggas need to stop signing their lives away to big labels

  • boyscout rappers are dope

    lmao @grynch206 in the background on his phone

  • casper21

    I live in Toronto. I only heard about this guy a few weeks back from one of my boys at a party, he played Thrift Shop and I was impressed. A week ago I checked out all the singles he has on youtube and I was sold. There is so much honesty in these records, the production I think is pretty creative, not all base driven heavy thumping, and he’s not just some MC with slick lyrics, this guys can really paint a picture and tell a story with his records which a lot of MCs try to do but Macklemore keeps it simple enough that it doesn’t go over your head. He’s not trying to blow you away with double and triple rhyme schemes and rap a thousand miles a minute. I downloaded the album when it leaked a week ago, and I’ve probably listened to it about 10 times, and it really is one of my favorite albums of the year. Im still waiting for record stores here to stock it, all over Toronto stores are late with receiving his shipment, this dudes buzz isn’t just local, its spreading.

  • Black Shady

    props to him

  • ck

    his london show was fucking crazy

  • M.T

    congrats

  • larry

    Damn, slaughterhouse must be pissed

  • R

    Diddy will Rape you and ur Family never sign to him or drink his poison liquor Circo drink that will kill u too!

  • King

    major props!

  • mike ock

    Independent my balls..dude came out of nowhere and landed on the cover of XXL freshman edition..who u foolin doggy?

  • @KingofTeez (twitter)

    white rappers taking over hip hop..

  • Fuck Your Opinion

    Congrats to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.. Its amazing to see honest music with great production make a huge impact; where nowadays it’s all about a meaningless, generic single and an image. This is a big fuck you to all the major record labels out there.. #TheHeist

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