TDE Boss Thinks Kendrick Lamar's "To ? A Butterfly" Will Sell 1 Million In A Week

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edited March 2015 in The Reason
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The TDE boss has high expectations for Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album. He also says Jay Rock's second album is on the way.

We just got the tracklist for Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album, To ? a Butterfly, which will be released on March 23. With the singles "i" and "The Blacker the Berry" already out, expectations will be sky-high for Kendrick's third album, and none higher than those of TDE boss Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith.

Today (March 14), Tiffith tweeted at his followers to tell him what his goal for TPAB should be. He then tweeted, "we have 2 put that goal out 2 the universe.. what u think is wit u get.... I'm thinking 1 week 1 mill".

These tweets come after Tiffith shared an update on Jay Rock's long-awaited second album, which he says is on the way. He also posted a screenshot of the album files to prove it.

Thoughts on Tiffith's expectations? To give you some perspective, Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late, which debuted at #1 (and had a staggering 14 tracks in the Hot 100), cleared 500K its first week.







Tiffith is sure TPAB is Kendrick's best work, and if you disagree, he will personally refund you. You can pre-order To ? a Butterfly on iTunes, and, should you seek a refund, hit up the TDE boss on Twitter.



http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tde-boss-thinks-kendrick-lamars-to-? -a-butterfly-will-sell-1-million-in-a-week-news.14367.html

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  • MR.CJ
    MR.CJ Members Posts: 64,689 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • StoneColdMikey
    StoneColdMikey Members, Moderators Posts: 33,543 Regulator
    Yeah I doubt it but hey that's a goal and he probably will be close
  • dakidfrankie
    dakidfrankie Members Posts: 1,663 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • sapp08_2001
    sapp08_2001 Members Posts: 7,566 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Anything is possible if he does then salute
    MnSbA.gif
  • Peezy_Jenkins
    Peezy_Jenkins Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 33,205 ✭✭✭✭✭
    nah ion see it, 3-500k is possible and quite an accomplishment tho
  • nickel-us P
    nickel-us P Members Posts: 2,491 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • KINGEC
    KINGEC Members Posts: 7,833 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • TheGOAT
    TheGOAT Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 15,916 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I cant see him selling more than Drake

    Beyonce didn't even do a mil 1st week

    Im rooting for him tho

    But i have no faith in the general public. Especially rap fans
  • tompetrez3
    tompetrez3 Members Posts: 6,669 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kendrick should be concerned about these comments. Should of dropped the album last Oct or nov riding the I and Ferguson wave. This Mar 23 ? sounds like some take it or leave it order from interscope. Kendrick is supposed to be a aftermath/interscope flagship artist and he really getting the Obie trice treatment. No promo or press about this album but unrealistic financial expectations.
  • whoseworldisthis
    whoseworldisthis Members Posts: 1,010 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I predict J Cole numbers first week out which is good in the current sales climate.

    He has a built in fan base from the last TDE projects but he doesn't really have that one new single that is pushing him over the top in terms of grabbing new fans or building up hype.

    He should have dropped before Drake did. Say what you want about Drake's mixtape but it stole some of Kendrick's thunder. And now with Kanye on deck... rap audience in 2015 is fickle...
  • StoneColdMikey
    StoneColdMikey Members, Moderators Posts: 33,543 Regulator
    Imo it did the opposite .
  • DarcSkies
    DarcSkies Members Posts: 13,791 ✭✭✭✭✭
    there will be over a million downloads in a week but not a million purchases
  • JDSTAYWITIT
    JDSTAYWITIT Members Posts: 12,910 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Whelp you can make that 999,999 ....as a real ? illegally downloading is the only option for Koondrick
  • Peezy_Jenkins
    Peezy_Jenkins Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 33,205 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i wouldnt be worried bout drake overshadowing kendrick or lack of traditional roll out or none of that. ion think no popular single is a sign of the label not ? with kendrick. i think kendrick chose this, and its slick starting to become the new "wave". some of the bigger artist in the game just sayin ? that extra ? , here go the album. not hatin on the traditional rollout, but i like this too. drake mixtape was good(to me, unpopular opinion i know lol) im pretty sure this album gon be quality as well
  • saracenwire
    saracenwire Members Posts: 523 ✭✭✭✭
    I think you guys are sleeping on Kendricks fanbase. His debut went platinum basically off buzz alone. White hipsters love this guy, the mainstream loves him, and obviously Hip Hop loves him. I wouldn't be suprised at all to see him do a million in a week.
  • tompetrez3
    tompetrez3 Members Posts: 6,669 ✭✭✭✭✭
    why none of these white artists have to take the backseat to promotion? ? what beyonce and cole did. they have Jay Z behind them who known for doctoring first week numbers since the 90s. Taylor swift, gaga, eminem, and imagine ? all white interscope artists get multi million dollar promo from jimmy. remember that awkward primetime eminem CFB interview that if a ? pulled he would be blacklisted from earth, or that 25 million dollar flop from gaga that cost other people their jobs but the ? kept hers or my all time favorites imagine ? and shake it off being at every event during NBA allstar weekend. TDE need more than a strong fanbase to even 300k let alone a million. they should be blowing up Dre and Iovine phone about making this album an event if they talking about a million in one week. All the last hip hop million sellers had sometype of heavy buzz and major single to fallback on. Carter 3/4, Graduation, GRODT even Jay Z cheating ass with MCHG all had mainstream press through major news and entertainment networks at their release. I feel like a mid march release date is for a debut artist with no faith. There is no buzz about this album. I does not get spins on the radio anymore and he hasnt had a follow up to keep the masses outside his fanbase talking. How will this help push a million in one week. TDE need to get their heads out of their ? . this aint 2012 all of their overhyped artist flopped hard. soul flop, rashad flop, sza flop, schoolboy q flop that arrogance making these ? belive they can sell a million when they not dealing with reality of situation.
  • nj2089
    nj2089 Members Posts: 4,283 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If he had a big hit he definitely would
  • whoseworldisthis
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    Sion wrote: »
    Sion wrote: »
    It's not impossible tho, GKMC crushed expectations on release, nobody saw that album doing over 150k in the first week let alone going platinum, not in the era of J.COle, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Wale, Kid Cudi, Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem.

    Kendrick has 2 grammies to his name, a double platinum debut, a huuuge cult following/fan base, one of the hottest teams in rap and we still don't know much about the album so that element of surprise is in the air. The biggest difference tho is he gave fans a release date whereas Beyonce and Drake came without warning and did those numbers (plus Drake dropped a mixtape not even an album). It's highly likely Kendrick Lamar will do over 700k in the first week. ? J.Cole did 650k in his first week and he didn't have all those factors that Kendrick has going for him so a million in a week is not far fetched......

    Forest Hills Drive sold 354,000 copies in its first week... where you getting your numbers from, b?

    My bad you right I was going off of an old thread where he was at 650k by end of the month. Right now that album is at 957,279 records sold in the U.S.

    LOL... it is all good man, we just politicking in here anyway.

    I have no doubt that Kendrick will go platinum plus... I just don't see him doing Lil Wayne numbers first week out.

    One of my favorite albums in awhile was that Prhyme joint and that ? went triple wood wrapped in aluminum.

    Big numbers don't always equate to good music...



  • Stiff
    Stiff Members Posts: 7,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2015
    It look weird that he got Jay Rock's songs just in some folder on his computer called NEW JAY ROCK ALBUM .. back in the day they used to have vaults and ?
  • dwade206
    dwade206 Members Posts: 11,558 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not the biggest fan of his music but I hope he does have and extraordinary first week. It would be great to see a credible artist get the success, sales and accolades they deserve.
  • DarthRozay
    DarthRozay Members Posts: 20,570 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Can't wait for the Jay Rock album

    Where soulo album tho?
  • DarthRozay
    DarthRozay Members Posts: 20,570 ✭✭✭✭✭
    tompetrez3 wrote: »
    why none of these white artists have to take the backseat to promotion? ? what beyonce and cole did. they have Jay Z behind them who known for doctoring first week numbers since the 90s. Taylor swift, gaga, eminem, and imagine ? all white interscope artists get multi million dollar promo from jimmy. remember that awkward primetime eminem CFB interview that if a ? pulled he would be blacklisted from earth, or that 25 million dollar flop from gaga that cost other people their jobs but the ? kept hers or my all time favorites imagine ? and shake it off being at every event during NBA allstar weekend. TDE need more than a strong fanbase to even 300k let alone a million. they should be blowing up Dre and Iovine phone about making this album an event if they talking about a million in one week. All the last hip hop million sellers had sometype of heavy buzz and major single to fallback on. Carter 3/4, Graduation, GRODT even Jay Z cheating ass with MCHG all had mainstream press through major news and entertainment networks at their release. I feel like a mid march release date is for a debut artist with no faith. There is no buzz about this album. I does not get spins on the radio anymore and he hasnt had a follow up to keep the masses outside his fanbase talking. How will this help push a million in one week. TDE need to get their heads out of their ? . this aint 2012 all of their overhyped artist flopped hard. soul flop, rashad flop, sza flop, schoolboy q flop that arrogance making these ? belive they can sell a million when they not dealing with reality of situation.

    Lmao your ability to make ANYTHING about jay is ridiculous
  • J.J._Evans
    J.J._Evans Members Posts: 2,509 ✭✭✭✭✭