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Troy Ave explains last week’s raucous

At the end of last week, the first-week album sales for Troy Ave‘s new LP, Major Without A Deal, were revealed, and they weren’t pretty. Outside of the fact that he was only able to move under 4,400 copies, a snapshot of his Soundscan report revealed that he’d only sold 30 physical copies, which was a pretty embarrassing mark for someone who claimed to be one of the saviors of New York Hip-Hop.


This morning, the Brooklyn native hit the Power 105.1 studio in New York City to explain that his numbers were unfairly represented, and that the Billboard report that delved into the real math and science of why his physical numbers were so low would help shed some light on what’s really going on with his album. He went on to compare his hustle to that of Jay Z and Dame Dash when they were shopping Reasonable Doubt prior to joining forces and forming Roc-A-Fella, and his problems with the media to modern-day slavery.

The whole interview is really pretty interesting, watch it above.