A$AP Rocky’s “F**kin’ Problems” Goes Gold, Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” Goes Platinum

Arguably two of the biggest rap songs of 2012 were A$AP Rocky's "Goldie" and Trinidad Jame$' "All Gold Everything," both of which were performed by the emcees at 106 & Park's New Year's Eve party the other day. But neither of those tracks have achieved the sales status that their names beckon. However, it has been announced that Rocky now officially has a hit record in the bag. As you probably know, an RIAA-certified Gold record in the United States is one that has sold 500,000 copies or more. According to Nielsen SoundScan data, the sales tally for the Harlemite's current single, "F**kin' Problems" featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar, is 591,000. The song is also sitting at No. 6 on the Billboard Rap Songs chart. But four spots up on that chart is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' humorous single, "Thrift Shop" featuring Wanz, which also holds the No. 10 spot on Billboard's esteemed Hot 100 chart. That's extremely impressive for a completely independent artist. That's not all, though. Macklemore took to Twitter today to announce that the song has crossed the coveted Platinum threshold, selling over one million units. Congratulations to Rocky, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on their great accomplishments.

By Matt Morris / News / January 5, 2013 / 3927 Views
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  • Corny Ass Dude

    Macklemore is not hip-hop .

  • Who?

    You're not Hip Hop

  • Sen

    @disqus_wZYCI2Af0y:disqus stop offending hiphop prick .otherwise the hiphop ancestors will get all doomsday with you

  • isaac

    What the fuck are you talking about? Go back to listening to Diggy you ignorant FUCK

  • Ryan Lewis

    You mad bro ?

  • Meyer Wolfsheim

    What is this hippity hop you speak so incessantly of?

  • Meyer Wolfsheim

    "ASAP ROCKY" is what I say to my butler.

  • Meyer Wolfsheim

    "Trinidad, James. I have a fine colonial house there where I spend my summers."

  • Macklemore

    macklemore looks like a grown midget

  • Grr

    fuck Mackelmore

  • Chase

    Macklemore is hip-hop for people who don't like hip-hop.

  • Rik Flair

    Yeah just gotta say don't mention Macklemore in a conversation about hip-hop. too overrated. Kendrick talks about more meaningful shit and can make a better song. that nigga is good at parody rap though. but thats too easy

  • http://twitter.com/JCthaGawd Jordan

    I feel embarrassed that we as americans allowed macklemore to go platinum.

  • hehehe

    LIKE GAMBINO!

  • MACK ME MORE

    say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZS6X2A6QLYQRPGSICXV4UVDL4I Lifted

    so true

  • http://twitter.com/iSkeptic TonyTooCool

    lmao

  • http://twitter.com/iSkeptic TonyTooCool

    nah gambino actually has cred

  • Annoyed

    Some of you sound like ignorant backwood rats! This ain't hip hop, this is hip hop... STFU and go read a book! Our hip hop spectrum is vast, and embodies many topics, styles, and crowds. Since y'all are the overall authority over what is and isn't hip hop, go protest to VIACOM, COX, and Clear Channel...

  • queezie

    haters...just let the man eat

  • Apex

    Macklemore is hip hop, he is more hip hop than 98% of industry trash. Listen to his songs Wings, Otherside, etc he talks about real issues, consumerism and drug abuse, even Thrift shop has a conscious undertone to it about consumerism. I honestly would like to see Fucking Problem as a platinum song, but the fact is Macklemore has a larger demographic which he built by himself, so you have to respect him.

  • Gangstalicious

    eat a dick. you probably haven't listened to the rest of his music outside that one song. He's easily one of the most socially conscious artists of this year and great lyricist.

  • Gangstalicious

    people basing Macklemore off thrift Shop are sleeping hard. He's one of the most socially conscious rappers out and a good lyricists

  • guest

    eat my ass nigga

  • http://twitter.com/JCthaGawd Jordan

    How about you eat macklemore's dick and call it a day?

  • Guest

    i didnt realize mackle was hated this much. you're the losers freal.

  • ThriftshopmyNUTS

    he just hates jordans and lean fuck macklemore, not hip hop

  • BuiltF0RDtuff

    Follow me on twitter @BuiltF0RDtuff good shit ASAP, fuck macklemore

  • Tommy Miller

    i love reading the comments on this shit, no matter what anyone says macklemore is actually one of the best up and coming artists the heist was mind blowing and you haters just cant handle that the white boy is killin it him and joey bad are hip hop... deal with it

  • Drake_4lyfe

    I agree #swag #yolo #sorryimnotsorry #bandsamakeherdance

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