Well, its that time again. Remarkably, the Champ has been rather upbeat this week, despite the absolute drumming the Democrats served on the GOP this week. I have been looking at the positives, and so far, it really hasn’t bothered me much. But none of this newly found bipartisan style that the Champ has recently acquired will rub off on the column. As far as the column goes, it is bold as always, and I AM the party. We all know that my MAC locks haven’t been going well. So, they are out the window. Avid Joboo readers may also have noticed that our friend Lance seems to have disappeared. Where has Lance been? Any answers to this question will be gladly accepted in our comments section, but we really just don’t know where he is. So, what I am doing this week is taking over Lance’s Locks. I mean if he won’t get the job done, the Champ will. That’s right, folks. I got the boat and the army tanks. The Coup has been staged. What I have for everyone this week are 2 GUARANTEES for my bold predictions. Following the guarantees, I will provide my three locks of the week that I have now officially taken over from the awol Lance. Enjoy!
Could I move more than 342 copies in the first week that I have the album out?
I don’t stay up at night posing these questions to myself, but, I like to imagine that Ron Artest does. I doubt these are lofty aspirations…I google the words debut album sales rap and the first entry that comes up is one telling me that Jibbs should not be pleased with the 46,000 albums he pushed in his debut week.
Well, the hell with Jibbs (one of the members of Insane Clown Posse?), as the masses will be pleased to know that Mr. Artest sold 343 copies of his album. Originally, the number was reported as ONE. Which, really, would not have surprised any living soul. Amazon.com’s rankings has Artest at #49,111 in Music. I had no idea until just this moment that there were 49,111 albums available to purchase.
To put this in perspective Jeopardy style… When I was about 12 a buddy of mine used to purchase casette tapes from random black gentlemen aspiring to become part of the rap game, needless to say, they never amounting to anything except for dudes selling cassettes from out of their vehicles. At which point, Ken Jennings chimes in with the answer…Who are dudes currently laughing at Ron Artest?