i always felt that way when people would say that about Jay and outkast but i have a feeling deep down that atlantic bought some of those records. its not a principal of money. its a principal of appearance. to show to his fans that hated the album, that he could sell records without them and to show lupe that the label was right and he was wrong. they want him to be a cash cow, year in year out. f**k integrity, internet followings, good music and awards. they just want the sales. now lupe is everywhere. i hear his songs on espn and other stations constantly. the only song of his i ever heard on espn was kick push and go baby for the x games. that was it.
perhaps i sound just as crazy as all those guys talking about the illuminati and the u.s. creating earthquakes. maybe he sold those albums legitimately. congrats lupe
nah you don't sound crazy labels buy albums but they do it at a much higher volume if lupe sold 500k the first week I would say that atlantic helped but this isn't the case infact 200,000 is good but it isn't high enough for the label to be like "I told ya so" and the reason lupe is everywhere is because he has fans everywhere yall gotta remember the producer of new moon called him and asked him to make a song for the twilight soundtrack because he was such a big fan, Mtv played I'm beaming because he was tight with some of the staff lupe has always been getting espn love superstar was the nba playoffs highlight theme for 2007.
and yes labels do care about making money but thats the point if they are buying up all the albums they are not making money and a label will not hesitate to shelf you to save face saigon was in the exact same situation as lupe and look how his situation turned out, look how little bothers situation turned out with the get back.