DJ Akademiks is known to share his opinionated opinions on his Off The Record podcast, as well as his Instagram and Twitch channels. One of the country’s most popular hip-hop media figures, Akademiks makes sure to cover emerging artists and established forces, and he will also be releasing sales screenings on a regular basis. On Wednesday morning, Ak updated his Twitter page with the latest sales projections for Drake’s Boy in love certified in its seventh week, and Young Thug for Punk in its first week. He noted that the two are neck and neck for the top spot on the charts next week with 82,000 equivalent album units respectively, but with those numbers Ak was confident enough to say Thugger isn’t a “big one.” dude “in rap. Game.

Young Thug’s debut album So funny debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 131,000 units in its first week. Slime Tongue 2, the album released by Thug’s YSL Records collective, also reached No. 1 with 113,000 album units sold in its first week. However, the number of Thug decreased with Punk, down by around 30,000 units since SL2. This makes Ak say that Thug just doesn’t have the appeal his fans think he has.

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“By the way, I’m being honest as I said. Any artist who doesn’t sell $ 100,000 is not a big guy! Even a thug,” Ak said on Twitter. “I see the thug as an ex trying to push YSL rather than seeing his solo endeavors as where Rick Ross was when he started pushing MMG more than his own music. The thug remains a legend but the #s don’t lie . “

Punk received mixed reviews from fans and critics alike, and it’s clear Akademiks wasn’t the biggest fan.


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Do you think Young Thug is a big dog in the rap game, or is Akademiks right?