Cherry Bomb is killing it.
As we know, Tyler, The Creator is dropping a surprise album called Cherry Bomb in just a few days, and you can preorder it on iTunes right now. It doesn’t actually come out until April 13, but a lot of folks have preordered because it comes with 2 tracks right now if you do. Wale’s The Album About Nothing dethroned Kendrick and had a good little run, but Cherry Bomb has dethroned Wale despite not even having come out yet. Good shit, Tyler.
Competition in Hip Hop
These days, with all the suprise album releases and what not, no album has stayed at the top of the hip hop charts for very long. I think since people can’t really anticipate albums any more, they almost have to buy shit just to see what it’s like when surprises drop out of nowhere. I mean, I know I’ve spent some cash already on albums just cause I gotta hear what they’re like before anyone else. Anyways, Cherry Bomb isn’t the first album to hit number 1 on the iTunes hip hop charts before release this year, just ask To Pimp A Butterfly.
I also think that people’s attention spans are getting shorter, so they’re always looking for the next album. Combined with the fact that we seem to get a real dope hip hop album or two every week in 2015 so far, people don’t seem to start listening to an album if they didn’t catch it right away. In other words, it’s real easy for even a mad dope album to get lost in the shuffle. On the one hand, that’s dope because it means we’re drowning in dope hip hop, which is always a good thing. On the other hand, it’s impossible for a rapper to release an album every month, so unless they make a big impact all their hard work goes unnoticed to a lot of people who might like it.
Might as well enjoy it.
I guess there’s no point in complaining about being so lucky, so we might as well just kick back and enjoy the music. In just the last 3 weeks, we’ve gotten To Pimp A Butterfly, The Album About Nothing, I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside, Mr. Wonderful and Ludaversal. That’s 5 real dope albums, and we’re about to get what looks like it’s gonna be a 6th in just 4 days. Damn, it’s a great time to be a hip hop head right now, huh?
Anyways, good shit Tyler.
It says a lot about an artist’s popularity when they hit the top of the charts without even dropping yet. There are 2 tracks out there from the album though, so people must have liked what they heard from those and decided to preorder. Either way, good shit Tyler, you deserve it.