Tuesday, January 6, 2009

This is a little discouraging...

10 Top Selling Albums in 2008. Who's going platinum anymore? Very few people, very few. Keep it realistic. Stay in school kids...

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III 2.8 Million
T.I. - Paper Trail 1.5 million
Kanye West -808s & Heartbreak 1 million
Rick Ross - Trilla 709k
Young Jeezy - The Recession 706k
The Game - LAX 633k
Plies - Definition of Real 552k
Ludacris - Theater Of The Mind 439k
Nas - Untitled 428k
Snoop Dogg - Ego Trippin 379k
Flo-Rida - Mail On Sunday 356

1 comment:

Space Academy said...

Jeez. Flo-Rida actually made the list. *wow*

But yes, ppl. Such is the reality of today's industry. Its not easy to get discovered amongst all the competition around you, unless you can truly walk on water;
or re-invent the PBJ & what not.

But by all means, don't throw away your dreams. Work hard at what you love to do.

Whether it be a young MC freestyling in the cafeteria @ school, or Music Production Major students starving in college Don't ever give up on what you truly love. Believe me, DONT GIVE UP.
Yeah, we hear it all the time:

"Anyone can make it, but everyone won't." So what. Do it because you love it unconditionally and it doesn't hurt anybody. Not for the money. Marianne Williamson once said:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond imagination. It is our light more than our darkness which scares us. We ask ourselves – who are we to be brilliant, beautiful, talented, and fabulous. But honestly, who are you to not be so?

You are a child of God, small games do not work in this world. For those around us to feel peace, it is not example to make ourselves small. We were born to express the glory of god that lives in us. It is not in some of us, it is in all of us. While we allow our light to shine, we unconsciously give permission for others to do the same. When we liberate ourselves from our own fears, simply our presence may liberate others."

Keep that in mind, and keep grinding. I've said mine.