By Maurice Bobb
Apparently, the 10th time is not the charm for Lil Wayne. Weezy’s I Am Not A Human Being II, released this week on Cash Money Records, is projected to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart next week after moving somewhere between 190,000 and 210,000 units according to HitsDailyDouble (via SoHH).
Tunechi’s sales of IANAHB would have been good enough for top billing on the charts if it weren’t for Justin Timberlake. JT’s comeback album, The 20/20 Experience, sold close to one million copies its first week out and is expected to retain its stranglehold on the #1 spot when the official numbers are announced next week.
Wayne knows what it feels like to almost go platinum out the gate. His LP Tha Carter IV bowed at No. 1 with 964,000 copies sold back in 2011. The prequel to his current project, I Am Not A Human Being, landed at No. 2 with 110, 000 in 2010 as a digital-only release, before leaping up to claim the top spot two weeks later with 125,000 sold after the physical CD hit retailers.
Outside of lackluster sales, the Young Money CEO is also catching flack for his less than stellar lyrics and incoherent song selection for the set. Even Wayne’s diehard fans have panned the album, longing for the witty one-liners the Trukfit founder/designer dropped with ease on the stellar Tha Carter III, which featured the standout tracks, “A Milli” and “Lollipop.”