Rick Ross ‘Mastermind’ Tops Charts

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Masterful.

Rick Ross’ sixth set has earned him his fifth number one. According to Hits Daily Double, Rozay’s Mastermind has moved approximately 184,726 copies.  Pharrell’s G I R L takes the silver medal with roughly 110,090 units sold.

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  • Johnnie Rawker

    The betting man in me says G I R L will outsell Mastermind in the long run, but surprisingly positive first week numbers for Ross. Thought he would be more in the 150 range.

    • Epul

      Artist like pharrell don t just focus on US sales, pretty sure he outsold Rick Ross when it comes to world wide sales

      • Dwight Stewart

        Why say things your not sure of, it ruins your credibility? None of yall give a damn about facts, you just don’t like him as a rapper. There’s nothing wrong with that but why waste the time coming on to his page to vent about it. Ya’ll just say the first thing that comes to your heads. why be “pretty sure”? its numbers! go look it up and be absolutely sure.

        • Epul

          The fuck are you talking about? where did you see in my post that I had anything against Ross? And Im “pretty sure” pharrell out sold Ross on a global level being that Happy charted in 12 diffident countries.

          • Dwight Stewart

            Ummmm, you are bringing up another artist up in his post. the fuck does this post have to do with Pharell and his one song? this post is about #1 albums not #1 songs.

          • Epul

            I usually don’t respond to idiots but
            1. I never brought pharrell name out the blue I was responding to another comment
            2. Of course his single has something to do with album sales it’s his fucking lead single to his album.

          • Dwight Stewart

            Mastermind charted in the top 10 in 50 different countries! And its $12 per album compared to $0.99 per song. That ‘Happy’ single has to sell 12 times as many units just to match with 1 mastermind album sale.

    • Dwight Stewart

      Fuck your bet

      • Johnnie Rawker

        You realize he dropped an album and not just a single, right?

        • tipp_-0183 aka Dwight Stewart

          Yes i am aware. his album isn’t charting world wide, His single is. Ross’ whole Album is charting high world wide. That single is the only chance he has to beat Ross’ profits. That was the bet you were making.

  • paul

    shout out to Diddy for buying all of Rick Ross albums

    • GreenBergs

      im sure pharrell gladly took his purchased 2nd spot..

      • Dwight Stewart

        Where is the money coming from to purchase your own music. You would have to sell records in order to sell money to buy your own music. That has to be the dumbest business model i’ve ever heard!

        • GreenBergs

          Reread wat ur dumbass just wrote..lol smh

          • Dwight Stewart

            thanks for correcting me. i was started to sound like your dumb ass. Correction made.

        • GreenBergs

          Nd no its called major labels shelling out their own money in adcance to try and ring in a profit..

          • Dwight Stewart

            In advance to what?! So help me understand what you are saying. They pay roughly 1.5 million to produce and distribute the album (producers, studio time, beats, mixing and mastering, sample clearances, packaging, duplication, shipping, etc.). Then they spends roughly another 2 million dollars buying up the first 150,000 copies. so there are now 3 million in the whole already. the most Rick Ross has ever sold was 500,000+ copies. And you are saying that they are hoping that they will encourage the other 350,000 fans to buy there copies. That would only net Def Jam $500,000 in profit to be split with the label, execs, AR and artist.

            Man, If thats not the dumbest plan I’ve ever seen i don’t know what is.

          • GreenBergs

            U know very well they ain’t gotta pay shit..I’m done with u

          • Dwight Stewart

            LMAO, MY NIGGA! so what are they shelling out then bruh, hugs and kisses?!

    • Dwight Stewart

      HATER. How does that benefit Diddy exactly?! i’m sure it would be pocket change to him but how does it benefit him? We’ve seen what Diddy does to artist that cant sell records… or should i say we don’t see them anymore.

    • BR

      At least he support good music.

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    ONLY 184,726??? HA!!!! I THOUGHT BOSSES GO PLATINUM!!!! GET YOUR MASTERFLOP COPY IN STORES NOW!!!!
    …………HA!!!! NOT EVEN ELLIOTT WILSON’S KNOB SLOBBIN’ FEST ON #CROWN COULD GET OFFICER RICKY TO AT LEAST 200K!!!! HOW SAD!!!! PHARELL’S ALBUM DIDN’T EVEN GET ANY REAL PUSH AND HE’S NIPPING AT THE HEAL’S OF OFFICER RICKY!!!! HOW SAD!!!! ANOTHER MMG FLOP!!!! NEXT!!!!
    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • https://soundcloud.com/91r-e-a-l R.E.A.L

      Truu story!!

    • Trey Arline

      Still about 184k more than you or most other artists ever sell. I wasn’t really a fan of the Mastermind album myself either, but getting a FIFTH is still an impressive feat in itself.

      PS: His last album DID reach 200k also, jussayin.

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        I DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT HIS LAST ALBUM!!!! I’M TALKIN’ ABOUT THIS FLOP ALBUM!!!! ALL THAT HEAVY DEF JAM PROMO, HIGH PROFILE GUEST FEATURES, DIDDY EXECUTIVE PRODUCING THE ALBUM, ELLIOTT WILSON’S DICK RIDING AND KNOB SLOBBIN’, AND RAPRADAR PROMOTIONS AND IT ONLY SOLD 184K!!!! IT’S A CERTIFIED FLOP!!!! FUCK OUTTA HERE NIGGA!!!!
        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • Dwight Stewart

          WTF are you talking about? the record business has thousands of signed acts. only maybe 30 acts across all the genre’s do these kind of numbers first week! 30!!!! in the WHOLE USA!!!! You’ve been mind fucked by the music industry. nobody is selling albums in this internet age. His album is currently #1 in the FUCKING COUNTRY! IN FUCKING US OF A, there’s a black nigga from Miami Gardens with a #1 album in USA! That’s success, fuck boy!

          • BR

            Right!!! You called that n*gga a fuck boy…funny..

      • bcl187

        Dude ur dumb . Selling 180k is not really good. Tell u the truth he just barely passed the line. If this was 6-7 years ago he would be done. Anyone who supports this fake ass fraud ur no more faker then rozay.

        • polopolo1

          Selling 180 is very good, and time has changed, a lot of niggas who went platinum back then couldn’t do that now. Nellyville sold millions of records, I think it woulda been big today but not as huge as it was a couple years ago

        • Dwight Stewart

          WTF are you talking about? the record business has thousands of signed acts. only maybe 30 acts across all the genre’s do these kind of numbers first week! 30!!!! in the WHOLE USA!!!! You’ve been mind fucked by the music industry. nobody is selling albums in this internet age. His album is currently #1 in the country! That’s success, fuck boy! Every artist is a fraud, rapping about what was, because if they rapped about what is, they would be under the jail and their music would be used as corroborating evidence.

    • bigfoot2011

      Ur a moron. 184 is not a flop. Most platinum albums in the 90′s did 150k the first week. Britney just did 60k her first week. Foh

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        NO, YOU’RE THE FUCKING MORON!!!! JUS LIKE DEF JAM SPENDING $$$$ ONLY TO RECIEVE 184K IN ALBUM SALES!!!! HE’LL NEVER GO PLATINUM!!!! J.COLE SOLD MORE IN HIS FIRST WEEK EVEN THOU OFFICER RICKY IS THE HOTTEST RAPPER AND A “BAWSE” ACCORDING TO EVERYBODY!!!! HA!!!! GO JUMP OFF A FUCKIN’ BRIDGE YOU PIECE OF SHIT!!!! YOU’RE A NOBODY!!!!
        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • bigfoot2011

          Moron how do u know what Def Jam spent? Just cuz u see his face everywhere don’t mean that it costs money. U think it costs to do an interview on the breakfast club or hot 97? U think he broke the bank on promoting himself on wshh? Or by making his friends tweet about his album? Tell me what makes u think he spent loads of money?

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            YOU JUST PROVED MY POINT YOU PIECE OF FUCKIN’ SHIT!!!! ALL THAT PROMO BUT STILL FLOPPED!!!! HA!!!! YOU’RE A FUCKIN’ IDIOT!!!!
            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • bigfoot2011

            Damn u gotta be under 15 yrs old. How did I prove ur point by showing u that most of his promo was free when ur argument was that Def Jam lost money on him? Ross is amazing cuz he does good numbers with no hit singles. Labels no that he has a loyal fan base vs a newly type artist who falls off the map when the singles don’t connect.

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            DAMN YOU GOT TO BE A RETARD UNDER 15!!!! TRUST ME DEF JAM SPENT $$$$!!!! PRODUCERS, FEATURES, ETC….!!!! YOU MUST BE A CRACK BABY TALKIN’ NOTHIN’ BUT BULLSHIT!!!! FUCK YOU NIGGA!!!!
            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • bigfoot2011

            Moron. This album sales are right inline with all his album sales. They range from 154k-210k yet Def Jam has let him release 6 albums. Why would Def Jam keep release his albums if they are losing money? U my friend are an idiot. By the way, Chris browns last album did 154k and Britney Spears did 60k. Smh.

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            YUP, ALL IN LINE FOR A FLOP!!!! DEF JAM LOST $$$$!!!! YOU GOT TO BE A COMPLETE IDIOT TO NOT THINK THEY LOST MONEY!!!!!
            ON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • bigfoot2011

            They lost money each time yet keep putting out more Ross albums to lose more money? Ur officially the biggest idiot ever. Ur a 50 stan.

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            YUP THEY DID!!!! AND WHAT DOES 50 HAVE TO DO WITH ANY OF THIS??? LET’S STICK TO THE SUBJECT FUCKBOY!!!!
            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • imperial85

            why all the anger?

          • bigfoot2011

            You don’t know shit bout business. No company will drop 6 albums from the same artist when they are losing money. Even a moron like u understands that. Ur just too stupid to admit it. Plus I’ve seen u ride hard for 50 on other posts. Ur just a 50 cent stan.

          • Dwight Stewart

            he definitely is. Probably 50′s cousin.

          • kermit806

            a company would drop 6 albums from the same artist if that’s all they had, I mean who else does def jam have right now, I feel if they had someone like j cole or Kendrick they would invest in these artist more than ross and he would fade away…but all they have is ross, and sadly, his first weeks sales are lower than other hiphop artist in the game…credible artists that have longevity or will have

          • Dwight Stewart

            Who lost money? Did Def Jam make an announcement that i wasnt aware of!! where are y’all getting these damn facts from? clearly out your dirty asses.

          • Dwight Stewart

            And the Winner is….bigfoot2011!!!!

            shut the fuck up “THE REAL fat DIESEL”

          • Dwight Stewart

            Its called A BUDGET!!!!! and that because he has sold a lot of ALBUMSSSS!!!! To A LOT OF PEOPLEEEE!!!!! Shut the fuck up, SMH.

          • GetReal

            yo just shut up you look stupid as shit

          • BR

            How many times ya’ll say he flopped when he earns gold plaques on every album he’s put out? That’s not flopping. That’s success. You act like he’s an artist on Def Jam that never comes out.

        • Eddy Eyad

          He types in capitals .. he must be correct :L

    • BR

      R u boss?

  • .hustlemania.

    ELLIOTT WENT HARD ON THE PROMO AND PUT IN MORE WORK THAN LAST TIME BUT IT HASN’T PAID OFF.

    ANOTHER RICK ROSS POST HEADING FOR THE TOP 5 POSTS IN 5432

  • KILLA

    You niggas need to STOP hating sheesh! It doesn’t make any sense. Salute to Rozay for doing decent numbers in this day and age.

    • https://soundcloud.com/91r-e-a-l R.E.A.L

      fuck ross ho!

    • BR

      Salute for Rozay making quality music. His catalogue is pretty consistent. I would say he gets better with every album. Me personally, I thought he came with it on God Forgives I Don’t. Mastermind was a pretty good album though.

  • http://www.PhillztheMC.com/ Phillz the MC – #TIMELESS

    Surprised it didn’t sell more than the last album’s first week cause in my opinion this is a very solid album. From front to back. No dickriding, its called showing love when its due. This shows that people gravitate towards an artist when they believe in the artist & not just the music. Salute.

    • NightBlazer

      Mastermind was weak as fuckk like that “It’s Time” track. Stfu already #TIMELESS

      • http://www.PhillztheMC.com/ Phillz the MC – #TIMELESS

        You listened though. Goodlooks dickhead.

  • https://soundcloud.com/91r-e-a-l R.E.A.L

    nigga never fails to disappoint

  • https://soundcloud.com/91r-e-a-l R.E.A.L

    MASTERflop.. in stores now LLF>..

  • Jon Long

    Ross will go gold. No big hit this go round didn’t help. He still more relevant than 50 as an artist lol!

  • wow

    y is everybody a fuck critic now? nigaz dont buy albums but talk sales, nigaz aint street but call out nigaz for not being street, nigaz is jealous as fuck in these comment sections yo lol…. All aspiring rappers fall the fuck back into a studio somewhere and earn your way into being discussed on these sites… stop hatin yo, you empty!

    • https://soundcloud.com/91r-e-a-l R.E.A.L

      put a name on it next time nigga..

      • https://soundcloud.com/91r-e-a-l R.E.A.L

        and a face and profile for that matter too.

        • Dwight Stewart

          and you again

      • Dwight Stewart

        he’s talking to you

    • IamRealTalk-BdotLivesWithDad

      SAY A NAME U FUCKIN FAGGET !!!

      • Dwight Stewart

        he’s talking to you

    • bcl187

      Wtf stop hatin… more like stop tellin the truth. Ur a fake ass.

      • Dwight Stewart

        I guess that makes you a REAL ASS? makes sense to me.

    • michael fig

      u aint street nigga!
      aint nobody gonna listen to a bitch boy like you
      so shut the fuck up

  • We

    An artist will come out sell 10,000 fir the week as top sale and go number one, RR and others will act like it some type of success.

  • Reef

    THESE SAME FAGGOTS WERE ON HERE SAYING PHARELL WAS GONNA OUTSELL ROSS CAUSE OF THE HAPPY SINGLE AND BECAUSE HE PERFORMED AT THE OSCARS LOL ..ROSS GOT THE HATERS MAD THE SAME CLOWNS ON HERE HATING FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS NOW GIVE UP NIGGAS ROSS AINT GOING NOWHERE

    • MMG Pleather

      Pharrell got single and will probably go plat eventually and be selling well past summer, can’t say the same for Officer Ricky who will be off the charts in 5 weeks or less.

      • BR

        Off the charts means what in the overall scheme of things? He still make music. He still releases albums? He still tours. His artist come out with albums. Ross doing well.

  • IamRealTalk-BdotLivesWithDad

    THIS DUD WILL CAP OUT AT ABOUT 460K SOLD WORLD WIDE

    AND A YEAR FROM NOW THIS NIGGA GONNA BE TALKING ABOUT THIS SHIT WENT PLATINUM

    I DONT CARE IF THIS SHIT SOLD 500K FIRST WEEK… I STILL CANT FUCK WITH THIS REDUDANT, STALE CONTENT FAIRYTALE RAP

    • hotzauce22

      Yea, I bet Ross is sittin in Atlanta, wondering damn, how do I get the bitches on Rap Radar who comment on my every track to really like me? How am I gonna pay off this 100 room house? Why won’t Mac Diesel accept me for who I am?!?! Y’all are a bunch of hatin ass, Future bumpin, sittin around saying Gucci is the next Pac. Get a life, get a job, stop hatin on other dudes shining, and get better. Ya bish

      • Dwight Stewart

        lol, MY NIGGA. this shit is hilarious and true.

    • Dwight Stewart

      460,000 units of anything is a lot of fucking shit sold. when was the last time you sold 460,000 of anything. you’ve never even typed that many words in one sitting. you are living in a dream world if you think FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY THOUSAND copies isn’t a lot, for anyone. 460,000 copies sold is roughly about 5.5 million in gross revenue (6 if u include taxes) if sold at $12. it probably only cost 1.5 million to produce and distribute. wake up nigga, you’re dreaming.

  • Kevin Banks

    These are very weak numbers, he had basically no competition Pharrell isn’t even rapping, this album was promoted everywhere including here on RR big time, J Cole went up against Kanye and sold 297 000 1st week i’m sure he could have doubled Rozay if he had his own release date, this album is sub standard, honestly GFID was much better, had songs like Sixteen, Amsterdam, Ten Jesus Pieces, Presidential.etc, there are no standout songs like that on this album.

    • IamRealTalk-BdotLivesWithDad

      NOO NOOO BUT HE’S THE “BIGGEST BOSS” IN THE GAME

      J COLE OUTSOLD HIM … BUT ROZAY IS THE HOTTEST

      KENDRICK LAMAR OUTSOLD HIM, WALE AND MEEK MILL COMBINED …. BUT MMG IS THE NEW ROCAFELLA LOL

      MAC MILLER MADE JUST AS MUCH MONEY AS HE DID LAST YEAR… BUT NO ROZAY HAS A “WINGSTOP” INVESTMENT SO HE’S “RICH FOREVER”

      WIZ KHALIFA MADE TWICE AS MUCH LAST YEAR

      HE RATHER SELL A MILLION TEN TIMES…. BUT NONE OF HIS ALBUMS HAVE SOLD OVER A MILLION COPIES

      LYOR PUFF AND JAY CAN CONTINUE TO PUSH THIS “PERCEPTION” OF A BOSS… BUT SMART NIGGAS IS SEEING STRAIGHT THROUGH IT

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        ………….ETHER!!!!
        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • Dwight Stewart

      Competition against Kanye is what boosted his sales. and GFID wasn’t better. there were 3 legit songs that i can still listen too from that album. Ten Jesus Pieces was just as corny as the title. His rich forever mixtape was better than that album. Mastermind has at least 7 songs that will be around for the rest of the year. I wonder if you even listened to the album. Rich is Gangster, Nobody, Devil is a Lie, Mafia Music III, War Ready, What A Shame, Supreme, In Vein, Sanctified, Thug Cry, Blessing in Disguise and Paradise Lost (best song on the album). The skits even matched the album as well and those hoes were funny as hell. Neither J.Cole or Kanye had half that many good songs on their albums, KEEP IT 100. Give me 5 songs off the top of your head that you still listen to from their albums.

  • bcl187

    Wow 181k ppl are actually that dumb! And we gonna hear another year of this fake ass and his cheerleading friends!

  • DAP

    WHY DO YALL CARE ABOUT RECORD SALES SO MUCH? DOES THAT DETERMINE IF AN ALBUM SOUNDS GOOD? SO YALL SAYING IF REASONABLE DOUBT OR ILLMATIC ONLY SOLD 100 COPIES EACH THT MEANS IT WASNT A CLASSIC? SO THE FACT THT NELLY SOLD 10 MILL MEANS HE BETTER THAN NAS? ARE U DUDES BENEFITING IF UR ARTISTE MOVE UNITS? DO U NIGGAS ON HERE OWN THE LABEL THESE NIGGAS IS ON? IF A NIGGA WENT PLATINUM AND ANOTHER RAPPER DOESNT THAT MEAN HE HAS MORE MONEY? GAME SOLD 5 MILL OUT THE GATE DOES HE HAVE MORE MONEY THAN ROSS?.. I JUS WANNA HEAR GOOD MUSIC BRO U LITTLE KIDS ON HERE ARE PATHETIC

    • Cool Sluts Clan

      You said “if”, during that little bit about Reasonable Doubt and Illmatic so your point is invalid.

      And no one made it about sales except ROSS DID, hes the one talking about going plat when he has barely gone gold most times. He’s lying saying he has a platinum plaque for an ALBUM when he only MAY have one for a single. And that nelly argument is old, played out and is now used when talked about drake. The difference is, Nelly and Drake’s music can be played at a Suburban Soccer practice and a qtr of the people there would have either bought their music before or have heard it. The same cant be said about Illmatic’s Nas or Reasonable Doubt’s Jay. The same can’t be said about Rick Ross either.

      Mainstream appeal, keeping in mind that White people buy albums, Ross has none. Go watch that Arsenio performance, they went NUTS when Kanye came running out. Not so much for Ross. The numbers are an indication of how Big people claim they are. And for the “biggest boss that we’ve seen thus far” his numbers are almost always lackluster in terms of how loud he and those who promote him talk.

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        ……….ETHER!!!!
        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • tututhebadboy

        I agree with you about this but to the extent that only ppl making it abt numbers..(the artist themselves), usually mention how much numbers don’t lie. Even if they’re lying abt all those “honest” numbers. For that I hate the argument because we get to making comparisons based off the numbers. I was feelin what he was saying until his “forget the numbers” conversation went left & he compared this to Reasonable Doubt & Illmatic. Now, to each his own.. like what you like but if you’re going to be a purist.. then be real the only reason one could compare this to Jay or Nas is because of the numbers. No way in hell this compares to either of those albums or should even be brought up unless u favor Ross for initial sales. In that case I guess he sold more or did better I guess Im not quite sure, but this one aint going down too far in history like those, well IMO. He brought up money.. That doesn’t matter either cuz who knows what these guys are investing in. Why compare guys’ sales if you don’t agree that it means they are better than whoever else. You may not agree that Nelly is better lyrically than Ross… who kno’s, thats subjective its an opinion.. but in terms of what the point of comparison is..his music is waay better album to album because he reached 9million other people.. how do you argue that??..

        • BR

          Nelly came at a time where people were buying music. Nelly not selling a million on albums now. I’m from STL, but it’s the truth.

          • tututhebadboy

            Nelly came at a point where people were buying CDs.. people are still buying music. Plus it doesn’t take away from the fact that it was one of the greatest sale points in this whole genre.Nelly not selling a million now..just like Ross will never sell ten million..right?..

          • BR

            I don’t understand the point you’re making, but sales don’t necessarily equate to good music. Rick Ross put out Rich Forever with 10 million downloads. Don’t tell me if he would have made it an official album he would have sold that many. As long as he’s making music, he will get hated on. Eminem can say stupid cha cha bada bing the whole album and sell a million.

          • tututhebadboy

            My point from the first comment I made is the same point now, you decided to pick on Nelly because he’s not still hot musically like Em & Jay. However, My point is the same exact thing you’re tryna argue..Read my first shit.. I said Artists make the numbers a big deal nowadays. Meaning the only person impressed with Ross’s lil million records sold is Ross & whoever he shittin on with that stat at the time. Otherwise I kinda agree, sales don’t equate good music.. anymore. But they did back when rappers sold 10mil like only these guys did & no mixtape. Folks think the mixtape download game is the same but its not. Thats only good for promotion, half the ppl who mite not have even liked Ross/ Rich Forever still got it, cuz it was free. I agree with u bra. My point is the sales where better then, true, less internet involvement..buut the music was better too. Its not the same nowadays so You may not agree it but, Nellyville & Country Grammar are better than most of Ross’s albums. Just like Outkast’s Speakerboxx/LoveBelow.& Just like the marshall Mather’s LP. You responded like I was hating on Ross, No if its hate, Im hating on ppl bragging about his #1 placement like its a surprise or a record breaking accomplishment. Its good for Ross & all but its nothing new.. As long as he’s making music, he’ll get his dick rode as well as hated on, aint no different. Im just tryna level the field with reality. I see that you get it, but the nigga I responded to first was kinda trippen.

          • BR

            I’m from St. Louis, so I support Nelly, but you can’t compare Nelly record sales to a street artist like Rick Ross. Again, if Rick Ross had come out in 2000, he would go platinum. Why doesn’t Big KRIT go platinum or gold? You can’t say he’s wack and he on a major?

          • tututhebadboy

            There are no tapes, get off of that mixtape, downloads shit. Im talking about studio albums. Mixtapes don’t matter in this … Aand you’re only talking about platinum status. As in a million records.. Im not talking about 1 million. Im talking about 9 million or 10 million records. Plus.. all these niggas were street artist when their huge selling albums came out.. Literally everyone we’ve been talking about is from the hood & had huge albums from the streets. I know its a different time, & I never said anybody was whack. As good as KRIT & anyone else is.. there not going to sell 10 million records worldwide, street, conscious, whatever Yes its a different time & thats how music is nowadays. That doesn’t mean the music from then wasn’t better, it was, thats why it sold so much better. That & ILLEGAL downloads, still tho. You’re arguing like I said he Ross was whack, he’s not nor is anyone you brought up.. but that doesn’t mean we compare them to the big legends in the game.. as good as Ross is, this is not like ‘Illmatic’ or ‘Reasonable Doubt’. Thats what I been saying. Im actually curios.. what is your point in all this?.. I don’t really get what you’re arguing..

          • BR

            Oh my god, I’m not getting your point. Ross not selling 10 million worldwide means what to you? Please answer that first. Nelly wasn’t no street artist when he came out. Nelly wasn’t like no Plies or Jeezy. I never said Ross put out Illmatic, and who has? Drake makes classics today?

          • tututhebadboy

            Ok… As I said… You should really read all the stuff written before you responded to me… The argument above mine was about Ross’s self-claimed sales vs Ross’s real appeal to ppl. One comment mentioned that he lacked the same appeal as a Nelly or Drake. This is the only reason I kept the Nelly argument alive. It was agreed upon that Ross has less appeal & therefore will never break & sell that much worldly..but is a great business mind & will find his own way into greatness in hip hop. Now.. When I finally typed my piece.. I agreed that Ross was good & smart but like the comments before my 1st one, I also agreed that it was wrong for a previous person to claim Mastermind as a classic & compare it to some of the great albums of all time. Therefore in all, when sales were brought up.. Ross not selling 10 mil meant the points I (& the other guys) made were right.. Sales are numbers that matter to the artist not us. Thats first for you. Second.. You said you were from STL..ok Idk when you started listening to hip hop but Plies & Jeezy do not dictate street music. When Nelly came out what did he talk about?.. Go back and listen bra He rapped (& sang) about the same street shit everybody did (shooting, partying, girls). You get it twisted cuz he got more fans by being more creative. Nelly was WAAAY more street than Plies was. Plies just acted like he didn’t know how to read & annunciate & did the same ol’ kill em up BS. Meanwhile nelly tried to sing & reach a bit more. You’re getting to caught up in the now shit. Trap is not the only street music there is bra. & Jeezy/Ross/Wayne didn’t start street music. Thats for your second question. Third.. Nobody said Ross put out Illmatic…I wasn’t referring to you when I said that, I was referring to a comment once again above mine in which someone compared Mastermind to Illmatic & Reasonable Doubt. I simply said its nowhere near the same, movement or classic wise. Aand lastly.. No, every Drake song is NOT a classic. He has a few hits that I could see standing the test of time But I never said his shit were classics.. I personally don’t claim anything new as “instant classics” those don’t exist to me. Now like I said what was your point in even arguing my shit..??

          • BR

            I’m 34. I never said street started with Plies etc.. Nobody in STL viewed Nelly as street. I understand you’re responding to somebody’s comment. Got you.

          • tututhebadboy

            Yea, thats all. I agree with you that numbers don’t matter.. but they also can’t just up & start to matter when somebody wants to compare history, thats what the earlier guy tried to do..Ross isn’t just up and an instant legend & “he’s up there with Jay & Nas”..No. He’s turning into a legend of his own. I think you may have even responded to em about KRIT..which was true. I was just stating the problem cuz he brought up the opposite point about Nelly. I feel like, the same way KRIT isn’t less of a dope artist because he doesn’t sell gold.. Nelly isn’t any less of a hip hop artist because he’s loved by white ppl. I know he’s not street like how you mean.. I agree with that.. but this guy put him off as if Nelly was always this pop artist from some Suburban place or something. I had to stand behind my point is all. I say fuck the numbers too, good music is good regardless.

          • tipp_-0183 aka Dwight Stewart

            Big Krit is not a commercial style artist and he didnt move when he had the Buzz with the “Krit was Here” mixtape. The reason why he didn’t move fast enough is because he produces his own music. the time it took for he him to complete a body of work caused his popularity to die down. That impacted his records sales tremendously.

      • Dwight Stewart

        Well said! Im still a Ross fan through and through but i like the way you expressed your view. It’s WAYYYYYY better than these other idiots. i.e. ‘THE REAL mac DIESEL’. With regards to being “lackluster” I have to disagree, because Ross is apart of the mainstream discussion when it comes to the best of rap, post 90′s. And when we say “RAP” in the modern era we are talking about the music, lifestyle and business engines that surround the artists. In real life there are only like 10 rap acts that are moving significant numbers. There are only a handful doing big business ventures so Ross has some right to boast about being the “biggest boss”. LOL, maybe he’s speaking it into being, who gives a fuck?!

        The only reason why he’s is in that discussion is due how “LOUD” his music is. That’s due to a combination of things that make the music industry very difficult to be successful in. He’s a good rapper, He’s personable, he has appeal with women, He’s a savy business man and he gives guys (that probably know that he’s faking) something to aspire to in real life (on a smaller scale) .

        Those characteristics are what separated a Jay and from a Red man. They both are lyrical geniuses but Red man didn’t check all of those boxes. He portrayed a sloppy, weed smoking demeanor. It was cool at first but then it was like DAMN bruh, you’re rich, go buy some new clothes and groom yourself. If Kanye made a lot of pop music, so he has pop fans and rap fans. If he continues down the Yeezus road he will lose his mainstream following. It was a very creative album but its not mainstream by any means. We still haven’t heard any of his records on radio but the album is still platinum!

        J.Cole has probably been in the music business as long a rick ross. And Rick Ross has sold far more albums than J.cole. Cole is just now coming into his own and will continue to grow his fan base.

      • BR

        How is his point invalid. If you don’t understand the question, that’s on you. Big KRIT didn’t go gold, but clearly he’s a dope artist. So his point is valid.

    • Dwight Stewart

      Good music is relative to what you like. Who are you to decide what good music and bad music is? I think Reasonable Doubt was a classic BUT im sure that every country music person in Texas would hate it. I don’t see what all the fuss is about Illmatic but i don’t troll around the internet to bash the album.

      Records sales are a sign that people actually support the music that he’s making, period, end of story! Those sales prompt investors to keep investing into the “Ross” brand of music. So if you don’t like the album then that puts you in the minority of people that do not like the album. It’s called the music “BUSINESS” for a reason. If you don’t like mainstream music then stop listening to mainstream music, expecting not to hear mainstream content.

      Nelly’s album was successful because it hit ALOT of age ranges with its safer content. He told his story in a PG way. A parent, while they’re shopping, could buy those Nelly albums for their kids and didn’t have to worry about a nigga saying bitch, hoe, fuck, dick, pussy, molly, shit, ass, strippers, popping bottles, threesomes, Weed, cocaine, crips, bloods, drug trafficking, etc.

      The argument of best or worst is irrelevant and ultimately a fun debate.

      BTW: ALL CAPS MAKES IT HARDER FOR PEOPLE TO READ.

      • Samsohn

        I think you should listen to Country Grammer again. It’s not a PG album. Shit is a Classic.

  • ExBe

    Smh this really is Ross radar shits getting worse
    D

  • MARGIELA SWERVE

    Damn has been years of the same dedicated people talking down on MMG! Won’t say hate I don’t know what’s in the next man heart but congrats on being number one Ross. First is first Album was nice can’t wait for the home town hero to drop Album About Nothing Next! #DMV

    • GetReal

      Exactly its been the same lame ass niggas on this site hating on ross lmfao like they’re seriously dedicated to the shit

  • MMG Suede

    The album is out, he gone number one and now I am retiring from the comment section on here and WS. I’ve learnt a lot over the past two months mainly that yall are mostly trolls who are REALLY insecure and some of you only come here for likes. Anyway 180k may not be great compared to Drake or J Cole but considering what Ross raps and considering this was one of his most rap hardly any single album I think this is really positive. Peace out people another number one, Meek & Gunplay on the way.

    • IamRealTalk-BdotLivesWithDad

      GOOD RIDDANCE !!!

      You WONT Be Missed … FAGGET !!!

      • tipp_-0183 aka Dwight Stewart

        “Faggot’

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      NO DOUBT!!!! COP THAT MASTERFLOP AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!!!
      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • MEDULLA_OBLONGATA

    I SEE FILTHY SCENT’S FANS GETTING EMOTIONAL AND SHIT. OUCH!

    MASTERMIND NUMBER 1 ALBUM IN THE NATION. HATERS HATE ON.

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      #1 FLOP!!! YUP!!!!
      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • MEDULLA_OBLONGATA

        YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER FILTHY SCENT IS DONE. DON’T BE SO SENSITIVE, DUDE.

        MASTERMIND IS A MASTERPIECE!!!

        • THE REAL mac DIESEL

          ACTUALLY NAS IS MY FAVORITE RAPPER!!!! AND WHAT DOES 50 HAVE TO DO WITH THIS FLOP CALLED MASRERFLOP??? GET 50′S DICK OUT YA MOUTH, FUCKBOY!!!! HA!!!!
          DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • Dwight Stewart

            well see you when 50′s album flops, who gets sensitive. well be there to laugh and say “Everybody smile and say MASTERMIND!!!” DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!! D

        • Hannibal Lecture

          50 is going to make more money off his album independently than Ross made off his whole catalog. You guys on here shittin on fif like he’s not a power player but yall know better. Ross still aint got Gunplay’s chain back so him shittin on 50 is irrelevant! A 3rd of GRODT sales shits on MMG’S whole catalog. Its a one sided argument.

          • MEDULLA_OBLONGATA

            VANILLA ICE, MC HAMMER ALL SOLD MORE COPIES THAN NAS. ARE THEY BETTER, THOUGH?

            RICKY ROZAY IS A BETTER RAPPER THAN CURTIS JACKSON.

  • OgSnowflake187

    Haters are out in full force today … That 25 wingstop deal and payin 6 for evander crib must leave a real sour taste if sellin 184k is such a horrible thing

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      SAME GOES FOR THE DICK RIDERS OUT HERE IN FULL FORCE!!!! HOW MUCH OFFICER RICKY PAYIN’ YOU TO DEFEND HIM??? HOW MUCH YOU MAKIN’ FROM HIS WINGSTOP INVESTMENTS??? WHEN IS HE INVITIN’ YOU TO HIS HOLYFILED CRIB CRACKA??? HA!!!! EAT A DICK WHITE BOY!!!!
      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • Gunplay’s Chain

      HOLYFIELD CRIB WAS A TERRIBLE BUY HOMIE.

      You think it’s a coincidence that ALL the millionaires in ATL, all the delevopers and investors passed on that property? Nah son.

  • Hannibal Lecture

    *Turns up Oxymoron*

    • Dwight Stewart

      Oxymoron was aight. maybe 4 good songs.

  • bcartwright86

    he won’t sell outside of US, people in Europe don’t even know who he is

    • Black London

      What the f*** are you talking about!?

      Mastermind debuted at 11 over here in the UK.

      http://www.officialcharts.com/albums-chart/

      • bcartwright86

        wow 11 lets see where he is next week, Eminem 18weeks later still top 40 Album chart, name a song of his that’s been top 40 in UK Singles Chart? not 1 ever, Devil Is A lie got 27 on UK R&B Singles Chart not even the propa Top 40 and that was his only entry on that chart and only sold because of Jay-Z

  • bcartwright86

    Pharrell number 1 in the UK with just under 70,000 units

    • Dwight Stewart

      WTF man! tell b.dot to make a page for Pharrell then. This is Ross’ post homie, try and focus.

  • blackholesurfer

    to funny didnt even break 200,000 thats sad. what a flop

  • BlueScalise

    Hits Daily Double had Ross at 103,000 yesterday. So Def Jam bought some records. We know this game.

    • smh

      that ways at 53% try again

  • http://www.datpiff.com/RIV-Progression-mixtape.563835.html RIV

    Ross selling less than his artist….

  • http://www.datpiff.com/RIV-Progression-mixtape.563835.html RIV

    google RIV NOBODY CARES

  • MEDULLA_OBLONGATA

    5th #1 ALBUM. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, ROZAY!!!

    #RICK ROSS HAS BEEN 1 OF THE MOST CONSISTENT AND PROLIFIC RAPPERS SINCE 2006. PERIOD.

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      WITH NO PLATINUM PLAQUE TO SHOW FOR IT!!!! KEEP LIVING IN YOUR LIES LIKE OFFICER WILLIAM ROBERTS!!!! HA!!!! YOUR LIFE IS SAD!!!!
      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • MEDULLA_OBLONGATA

        LOL @ “YOUR LIFE IS A JOKE”. I HEARD YOU’VE SPEND THE LAST 5 YEARS HATING ON ROSS. WHAT AN INTERESTING LIFE.

        #MASTERMIND. #1 ALBUM!!!!

        • Dwight Stewart

          his dumb ass is persistent. i’ll give him that much.

  • http://www.illmuzak.wordpress.com/ ILL MUZAK

    DRUG DEALERS DREAM.

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      YOU MONKEY!!!!
      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • EricHeisenberg

    Congrats Rick Ross, no one is doing it on the mid-level range. Can you believe this rapper has never reach Plat? Status? is that a knock on his history?

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      NOBODY BUT COLE KENDRICK & DRAKE!!!! I’LL EVEN THROW JAY AND NAS IN THERE!!!! EVEN THOU OFFICER WILLIAM ROBERTS IS SUPPOSEDLY THE HOTTEST RAPPER AND A “BAWSE” , HE STILL CANT OUTSELL NONE OF THESE NIGGAS!!!! KEEP LIVING IN YOUR LIES LIKE YOUR IDOL RICKY “OFFICER” ROZAY!!!! HA!!!!
      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • EricHeisenberg

        its an interesting scenario, all the money that pushes the Rozay machine has to be in debt. His only real support is his owning multiple of Wing Stops. but enough to garner a 100+ mansion? something isn’t adding up…looking funny in the light.

        • Slime Flu

          SMOKE AND MIRRORS

          Last year he earned the same amount of money as Mac Miller who doesn’t have 1 gold album! Think about that for a minute!

          • EricHeisenberg

            Forbes should look into this person named William Roberts, its funny that this man is “American Hustling” his way to the top.

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            …………ETHER!!!! WACK MILLER OF ALL PEOPLE!!!! HA!!!!
            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • THE REAL mac DIESEL

          ALL THOSE WING STOP INVESTEMENTS AND THAT HOLYFIELD HOUSE BEING BOUGHT HOPEFULLY MAKES YOU MONEY!!!! HA!!!!
          DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • D

            Go to celebritynetworth.com they have an whole article on how he’s lying about being worth 92 million. I posted it but Rap Radar removed it.

          • GetReal

            that site is bullshit fam

      • Abe6772

        Sells don’t make the rapper, bro.

  • MMG Pleather

    He had to have that extra day to pad his sales. And you know damn well DJ Khaled and Diddy are each riding around with 5000 copies in their trunks after they seen them weak ass projections!

  • MMG Pleather

    How J Cole sell over 100k more than the biggest boss with half the promo, and no features from Jay-Z (his boss), Lil Wayne and Kanye West?

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      THANK YOU!!! HA!!!!
      DONT HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • IamRealTalk-BdotLivesWithDad

      AND WITHOUT BLINDING RAPRADAR VISITORS BY PLASTERING HIS ALBUM COVER ALL OVER THE SITE IN HOPES SOMEONE WILL ACCIDENTALLY CLICK THE AD AND ACCIDENTALLY BUY THE ALBUM.

  • TRUTH

    ROSS HAD ENDLESS PROMO AS USUAL, APPEARED ON 3 LATE NIGHT SHOWS, HIS SINGLES DID NOTHING BUT BECOME DUDS AFTER A WEEK AND DON’T FORGET THE HYPED UP ANNOUNCEMENT OF DIDDY WORKING ON HIS ALBUM. HE HAD NO OTHER RAP ALBUM COMPETING AGAINST HIM AND HIS CD WAS PUSHED UP A DAY EARLIER BECAUSE OF PHARRELL. AND AS OF YESTERDAY HE WAS BARELY PASSING 100K ON DOUBLE HITS. ALBUMS WERE DEFINITELY BOUGHT BY THE LABEL TO BOOST UP SALES. NOW IF U REALLY WANNA KNOW HOW GOOD HIS ALBUM IS LOOK AT NEXT WEEK’S SALES. WATCH THE BIG DROP OFF. THIS ALBUM WILL STAY SUCK AROUND 360,000.

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      THANK YOU!!!! HA!!!!
      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • Abe6772

        No one is hating on your opinion, bro. Mr Ross is two albums away from being a hasbeen. This album will barely go gold

    • Snake

      THIS GUY SAID IT BEST^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^NO ONE ELSE! DONT BOTHER TO ARGUE WITH YOUR STUPID SHIT. FUCK ROSS

  • MMG Pleather

    Rap Radar had 4-5 fucking Mastermind ads on every damn page for over a week LOL.

  • drewsmit24

    Damn thought Pharrell was gonna kill em fresh off the Oscar oh welp!

  • Gunplay’s Chain

    i dont care what anyone says, 180k first week is amazing for a fake ass
    nigga from the burbs who used to lock criminals up for a living.

  • Gunplay’s Chain

    its obvious he has the machine backing him….he drops on days where
    theres literally zero competition….forget what you THINK about sales,
    there was at least 10 people that have went platinum since 2006 on
    numerous occasions and hes not one of them, if the numbers dont lie
    then stop cheating, play like a champ

  • GreenBergs

    pharrell gladly took his purchased 2nd spot gladly…im sure of it

  • EricHeisenberg

    is it weird to say Rick Ross is the only Human Being I want to fail in life?

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      IS IT WEIRD TO SAY YOU’RE THE ONLY HUMAN BEING WHO THINKS DEFENDING OFFICER WILLIAM ROBERTS GETS YOU ANYWHERE IN LIFE???
      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • Abe6772

      Nah, Justin Bieber

    • Dwight Stewart

      It’s definitely hatred because you’ve never met the guy

  • Tha Lost Cause

    Ross number 1 albums are like winning gold at the special Olympics when you’re not a tard tard. He only puts his albums out when there’s no competition.

    • Abe6772

      Word

    • Dwight Stewart

      LMAO. This is the stupidest thing i’ve ever heard but i BUST OUT LAUGHING, this shit was really funny, well done! you’re a dumb ass but well done… i have to admit it. since its special olympics i guess he’s being paid in monopoly money.

  • Beatpusha

    I laugh at the clowns who act like they so tough they dont listen to “Officer Ricky”, LMAO!! Well you might as well stop listening to rap music period. 98% of your favorite rappers are phony. This shit is just like WWE!! And a number 1 album is a number 1 album.There’s only a couple artists in the game that are coming out with better numbers. The game has changed and ppl aint buying music like they used to. Learn how to enjoy good music instead of letting your emotions make you think that you too “real” to listen to certain artists.

    • The Incredible Creation

      You nailed it. lol

    • Abe6772

      I guess I’m not a rap fan anymore

  • Abe6772

    Sells or number one albums don’t make the artist. If he released his album on a busy week, he would’ve flopped.

    • Michael Ibbett

      Why do so many people think sales is spelled sells..I never understand that shit…do you/they actually think the word is pronounced that way too?

      • Abe6772

        A common grammatical mistake, friend. We all do it.

  • PaperPlates Clothing

    so many people hate rick ross. It’s scary to know that 9-10 people that are talking bad are black. He earned a number 1 album.. give credit where credit is due. I’m glad to see a brother shine.. we were in chains not too long ago. Now we can be millionaires. that’s mad cool son

  • polopolo1

    Lmaooo everybody wanna act like they know something about sales, anything over 140 in a business where your trying to convince people to pay for something they can obtain for free is commendable, 180 is no where near flop status

    • MMG Pleather

      It is when you consider Kendrick sold 240k and J Cole sold 297k first week. Ross is a bigger artist than they are.

    • LuckyP

      and these niggas don’t know shit smh, fucking trolls, 184k is straight

  • imperial85

    A bunch of black people truly upset and distraught at another black persons success. FUCKING PATHETIC.

  • jaga

    ” Mastermind the biggest album of the year ” – rick ross. lmao this will be gone in 4 weeks

    • Dwight Stewart

      4 weeks is a long time for an album to be around. OXymoron is forgotten already.

  • BK!!

    hahahahahahahahahaaaaaa…..Wack#s!!!Ross stans can try and downplay this but,ya boy is not selling like that.Drake#s smashed him and EM smashed him!!!!#s don’t lie!This shit BRICKED!!!!

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    William L. Roberts aka poultry peddling king. Def Jam wasted $$$ on this dude to do 184K smh. MMG is a joke of a music label.

  • Realityover Industry

    And Somewhereinamerica…a Def Jam exec is getting fired….lol…all Imma Say is they better give Jeezy the same marketing and promotion…this is horrible numbers..ijs..

    • MMG Pleather

      Jeezy outsold him last time first week without all the promo and features.

    • LuckyP

      its 2014. 184k in a week is far from horrible. come back down to earth

      • MMG Pleather

        J fucking Cole sold 300k first week with half the promo and no features from Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, French MOntana and Jeezy, etc…

        Kendrick sold 242k on his major label debut. 180k is horrible for Rick Ross.

        • Dwight Stewart

          What point are you trying to make!? no one is stuffing the music down your throat, If you dont like it, dont listen! Who gives a fuck who sold what!? It did what it did and the fans are fucking happy! Why the fuck are you so worried about what this multi- millionaire is doing? Your ass is probably on your 6 year of college, still trying to figure out career choices.

  • GreenBergs

    the numbers is a lie!!!

  • Skull Boi

    niggas always hating on the man that made it! bitch nigga trait!

  • MEDULLA_OBLONGATA

    FILTHY SCENT IS THROWING A TANTRUM RIGHT NOW.

    • MMG Pleather

      filthy scents second album sold more than rick ross whole catalog and everyone on mmg put together

  • Dwight Stewart

    Don’t argue with fools, from a distance people wont know who is who. With that said, Ross Keep winning *BAWSE*!

    • MMG Pleather

      groupie nicca

      • Dwight Stewart

        lol, your fat, hating ass made the trip to the #1 page?!

  • michael fig

    dis fat nigga aint toppin the charts
    he toppin the scales
    handle ya diabetes stop droppin albums fat belly havin ass nigga

  • michael fig

    ass so fat need a lap band..

  • Dwight Stewart

    Ross pays me in expired chicken wings to defend him on Rap Radar. He said he would let me squeeze his left titty when I reached 500 comments.

    • Dwight Stewart

      So your going around making duplicate accounts now!?. what kinda desperate shit is that. I’m just tired of ya’ll cry babies crying about shit.

      • Strong Enough

        officer ross we know its you!

  • MEDULLA_OBLONGATA

    WITH THE ADVENT OF GOOGLE, WIKIPEDIA, SMARTPHONE, ETC YOU’D THINK THAT PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN SMARTER…

    SOME OF OUR COMPATRIOTS HAVE ACTUALLY GOTTEN DUMBER.

    I CAN THINK OF THREE RICKY ROZAY’S OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD. HATING RICK ROSS IS A FULL-TIME JOB FOR THEM. PATHETIC!

    WE’RE ENJOYING THIS MASTERMIND! NUMBER 1

  • ΑΛΕ ΙΣΚΑΝΤΑΡ-original-ThirdPro

    Whoa!!
    great news.
    An idiot has sold many copies.
    0 talent.
    Fake and false image

  • Lil teZZY

    All yall pussy ass niggas stop arguing like some bitches! !! Damn get money and do u!! Fuck niggas! !