Jadakiss’ Last Kiss Didn’t Entirely Brick


Although pathetic by all pre-industry collapse standards, the news that Jadakiss somehow managed to sell more than 100,000 copies of The Last Kiss his first week out is weirdly heartening–healthy smattering of crossover records aside, our guess is Jada has not ladies but a perversely loyal, perhaps not entirely tech-savvy cadre of real rap fans to thank. (For what it’s worth: Clipse’s Hell Hath No Fury, a much better record with even dimmer commercial prospects, sold 78,000 copies its first week out in 2006, in a marginally less impaired music retail climate. Evidently, having been in the LOX still means something.) [XXL]

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