Wednesday, January 10, 2007

never gone gold.

(the return of Wex Wednesday's... to the beat ya'll)

the RIAA standard for an album to be certified "Gold" is 500,000 units sold.

the following artists never got there:

1. Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo
2. Brand Nubian
3. Nice & Smooth
4. Ultramagnetic MC's
5. Special Ed

a shame isn't it?

not a shame...




Blogger Charlie said...

definitely a shame. i would say that the principal challenge faced by most artists on this list was their nyc centric following.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

i was surprised at first to see G Rap & Polo on there. But even as his notariety has grown as hiphop has spread beyond new york, their hits have been re-released several times on compalations/greatest-hits etc. so even if more than 500,000 people have gone to the store to cop Poison or Its a Demo, they werent all coppin the Road to the Riches album.

its whack as fuck, stats DO lie.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6. Cam'Ron

12:55 AM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

cam has four gold and one platinum album ('come home with me'went plat)

9:00 AM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

but how bout
6. brand nubian
7. jungle brothers
8-12. ANY Boot Camp artist or group. (black moon, buckshot, heltah skeltah, smiff n wesson...)

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i had brand nubian on there...

and honestly, i don't find the jungle b's or the bcc surprising that they haven't gone gold. they've always had a nice solid niche... but never made it to the populous.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

you're absolutely right,

its a damn shame

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suit's NYcentric theory makes sense to me. Of the ones listed, only Brand Nubian and Jungle Brothers (and Boot Camp, to a small extent) pierced my consciousness growing up.


1:21 PM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

oh, my bad, brand nubian was on wex' list.

6. Dead Prez

2:06 PM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

13. Dilated Peoples

this is a good one, wex, this could go on for a while

2:08 PM  

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