Eminem Channels His Inner-Dad, Drops CD Version Of "Kamikaze"

Eminem’s monumental “Kamikaze” release is now available for purchase in compact disc format. The album which is set to move 350K units in its first week will actually hit stores in the antiquated format Eminem’s adolescence. Makeshift electronic sections in department stores like Target and Walmart are excited to enter into a licensing arrangement with Em. My sources tell me there’s a hidden market for “traditional album sales” I’ve yet to see first hand. According to HHNM, the limited CD press is already out stock in a lot locations.

As documented by this enthusiastic Eminem/wrestling fan, the liner notes contain a “I Will Die Unconquered” infographic, as well as never before seen Aircraft nose art emblazoned on the CD itself. Over on his online shop, Eminem is also selling album art lithographs, a vinyl version the record, t-shirts, bombers, jackets, long sleeve shirts, crewnecks, hoodies, beanies and adjustable hats.

Eminem’s recorded CD sales from year’s past stack up with the very best. The Detroit rapper only ranks second in overall sales to artists like Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, in the tier right below the 250 million mark. If Eminem keeps putting, he has a chance to join the elusive company the 1st tier, sooner than you might think.

All 14 Tracks On Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN" Are Certified-Platinum

Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN has taken him to heights that far supersede the limits hip hop, his Pulitzer prize a victory that will undoubtedly have cultural repercurssions. The consequence which are no more present than in the recognition he’s received from Recording Industry Association America aka the RIAA. As May 25, all 14 songs on DAMN have been certified Platinum, designating digital sales figures over 1 million units sold per record.

If you were to do the calculations yourself, it equates to 150 video or song streams per unit, a million times over. The RIAA updated their guidelines to reflect the rapid decline retail. The changes to its Gold and Platinum award program took effect on Feb. 1, 2016, and it’s been confusing to draw comparisons with albums old because nuances that make it damn near impossible, such as market saturation, availability, technology, radio play and other extenuating factors.

Never the less, Kendrick’s platinum sweep speaks to his prundity and his ability to turn in an unblemished piece work. Kendrick is only the 2nd artist or group to achieve this rare feat. Alt-Rock band Twenty One Pilots was first to earn a Gold certification on every track on Blurryface, but they a good year and half to lengthen their lead.