Who fucked up? (Em vs. Busta vs. Cam vs. Meth & Red)
All I want to know is who fucked up? Last week 4 albums were released on the same day (except for Cams who dropped days prior) and all 4 releases were solid if not good albums. For Eminem it was a return after a long hiatus that saw so many things happen professionally and personally for him. Meth and Red dropped the LONG anticipated sequel to the Blackout album. Busta went through a label change (Aftermath to Universal) and practically having to re-record much of the material he had for this new label venture. Cam has been through what seems the most from group beef (or lack of beef if you ask any of the Dips), family issues, label and business dealings. So they all share the pressure of dropping an album but also personal issues. But I just want to know who fucked up?
All 4 of these albums are and were highly anticipated for well over a year. When you start to hear stories and leaked tracks from these cats you know that it was going to be a some good stuff because the hunger seemed to be there again. Cam was getting it in Ohio, Meth and Red were rocking with UGK, Em was spitting like he was back at an open mic and Busta was really back on his bullshit with numerous guest appearances that had him sounding like the old dungeon dragon. So I ask again who fucked up?
Now I am not clear which quarter we are in music wise but I know this is the time where those summer songs start to pop up who will have that album that rocks in your ipod, car or home system. As their albums got close to dropping who was the person to decide to release all of these albums either on the same day or close too it? Given all 5 of these emcees have followings and fan bases but in this economy who is willing to spend $10 a piece on one album let alone 5? Was this a sick game of chicken to see which record label would flinch first as far as release dates? Def Jam (didn’t budge), Interscope (didn’t budge), Universal (didn’t budge) and Asylum (didn’t budge).
So who is the big loser after Em did 600,000 + in one week according to Soundscan numbers? Ultimately it is the fans that lose. Now that we are based solely on numbers and not music it is a good chance we wont get a black out 3, Busta may take his sweet time to drop something new. However, Cam might be able to continue on because his fan base isnt concerned with numbers swag is the most important. If I was any of the artist I would have a serious issue with my record company not thinking strategically about the record release dates. But being the true fan of good music I am going to support these four albums…..But seriously who fucked up?
Also do yourself a BIG favor and cop that Tanya Morgan album it is tight! Brooklynati its already been reviewed on Potholes in my blog so I will spare you the blabbering and just link you to the review Tonya Morgan Review