I told myself that I wasn’t going to involve myself in all the blog misinformation regarding Asher Roth’s CD sales. But, there seems to be a certain tone across the urban blogs that Roth’s debut album, “Asleep In The Bread Isle” is a flop!
What the fuck is the matter with all you haters?
According to billboard, Asher’s album came in at number 4 this week on Billboard Top 200 selling an semi-impressive 67k copies from retail stores. And that’s not counting what Asher did on Itunes.
Asher exploded on a year ago and was pretty much a hit with fans from the beginning. The mild mannered white boy from Pennsylvania who can rap his ass off has gotten support from the likes of Rico Wade, Cee-Lo, Eminem, Kanye and the list goes on and on. With no major radio support, Asher and his team chose to focus on the internet to build up Asher’s buzz. Let’s face it SRC/Univeral didn’t invest a lot of money into promotion and marketing. Yet he still sold more units then a lot of artist with budgets THREE TIMES his amount.
Think I’m hatin’? Let’s take a look shall we?
Keri Hilson = 90k
Bow Wow =28k
Jim Jones= 44k [I think]
The afformentioned names had all the promotion and budgets in the world. Yet they all left much to be desired with their lackluster album sales. So can you haterz really explan to me how an artist who’s one step above being an independent artst, with a meager budget and with little to no radio play can still manage to sell 67, 000 copies in his first week? I mean who’s the real winner here? Definitely Asher!
I mean because if you all want to split hairs then you all should definitely be looking at Rick Ross crazy because his album was a failure. Jadakis didn’t have HALF the budget, media attention, radio spins, etc that Ross had, and yet Officer Rawse only sold 20k plus copies.
How the fuck is that considered to be a victory?
Asher is trailblazer that’s abolished the ideals of yesteryear as it relates to this antiquated music industry.
Stop hating on the boy people. He did a good job.
Talk to y’all lata,
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