As Def Sounds previously reported, KiD CuDi lashed out at his label, Universal Republic, for allegedly under-shipping his new album, the rock-inspired WZRD with Dot Da Genius.
At the time, Cudder said:
Ok so just a heads up, my weak ass label only shipped 55k physicals cuz they treated this like some indie side project tax right off. So i apologize on behalf of my weak ass major label. And I apologize for the lack of promo, again, my weak ass major label.
CuDi may have had a valid claim as the album did pretty good first week numbers, moving 70,499 copies in the first sales week, falling at number 3 on the Billboard charts.
DS fam, Could KiD CuDi and Dot Da Genius have done better first week numbers if they weren’t under-shipped, or do you think the numbers would be where they’re at still?