Joey Bada$$ was offering some very strong takes on the ol’ Twitter timeline today — in a week where none other than fellow New York rapper Troy Ave has been dominating the conversation about independent hip-hop, some hypothesized the younger rapper wanted to make it very clear just who owns the label-less game.
Bada$$ reiterated the opening week sales figures of his latest album B4.DA.$$(57,000+ units according to him, 54,000 according to Billboard), and concluded that if the albums were selling at $10 each and he was seeing 85% of the profits, he was the most successful indie rapper around. Read his tweets below:
Reminder: Joey Bada$$ sold 57,000+ albums in his first week, INDEPENDENTLY... At 20 years old... $10/album... 85% of shares, do the math....— B4.DA.$$ OUT NOW!!! (@joeyBADASS) June 22, 2015
That makes me the #1 Independent Hip Hop artist/brand in the world....— B4.DA.$$ OUT NOW!!! (@joeyBADASS) June 22, 2015