With new releases by Diddy, DMX, Jadakiss, and Snoop Dogg coming out, and speculation that jay-Z may come out of retirement, and Shyne might get out on parole. it seems as if dirty south beats hit its zenith about 2 years ago when the Little john and Usher did that song. Since then, the N'orleans sound has been wiped out, Outkast's movie did nothing at the box offices, and T.I. and Rick Ross are both on Def Jam. That leaves Scarface, and Ludacris, who also had a makeover recently.
The south sound started ten years before 2007, reached full steam in 01-02, especially when Nelly totally coopted the South sound, and peaked in 04. Could 2007 be the year where the south falls to the wayside and the east or the west takes over again?
Well, things do go in cycles. But damn, Diddy's album sure fizzled fast. Has he even outsold his girl group Danity Kane. I'll answer that one, "NO". First single was what? Top 15? Second single stiffed, now Atlantic is hopefull...er uh...praying that a remix of the third single that has T.I. on it will do something. Hmmm.
DMX's album was recently certified BRICK!
Outside of NYC who is counting the days for a new Jadakiss album? I mean, really, who?
Snoop's CD is nice, he might even get some CHR/Pop airplay on "That's That". And "Imagine" is an awesome sounding song.
Jay-Z's album sold but did "Show Me What You Got" even go top 10 at urban? And right as radio is spinning "Lost One" enough to get it into the top 25 IDJMG decides not to pursue that as a single but go after the song featuring Beyonce. Real smart choice that was, radio found something they really wanted to play on his CD and instead of rolling with that, the label decides to swim upstream.
Fat Joe has a hit thanks to Lil Wayne. Face it, it's a Lil Wayne song, that's how it's getting over with consumers south of Philly.
Can't wait til Dre's CD comes out in the fall, should be hawt.