It may be official that Lil Wayne’s rap career is dead. The first week sale numbers have come out for Lil Wayne and Rich The Kid’s “Trust Fund Babies” album, and they are disastrously bad.
Did Lil Wayne’s “Trust Fund Babies” Album Flop?
According to reports from Hits Daily Double, ‘Trust Fund Babies’ sold only 15,000 units first week. That is officially the worst first week sales numbers of Lil Wayne’s career, and also Rich The Kid. In slang terms you could say Lil Wayne went triple plastic.
To put this in perspective we have to look all the way back to Lil Wayne’s “I Am Not a Human Being Album”, which sold 110K first week. That was his previous career low, and still almost 100K higher than the numbers he did with this “Trust Fund Babies” album.
In Rich the Kid’s case his previous low was selling 18K first week with his ‘Bossman’ album, so he did worse even with the help of Lil Wayne’s star power.
Lil Wayne is 39 years old, which these days isn’t really old for a rapper, but he’s like an NBA player that came into the league straight from high school, so his 39 is really like 50 years old in rap years.
Even if Lil Wayne’s rap career is dead in 2021, he’s still one the Hip-Hop GOATs so it really doesn’t matter. His legacy is already cemented, he’s still making millions of Drake and Nicki Minaj, and he’s probably just rapping for fun these days anyway.
Author: JordanThrilla Staff