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Sam Adams - Respect For Sale
Posted by Adam Bernard at Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 7:30AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Boston’s Boy, the first EP of rapper and current Trinity College senior Sam Adams, debuted at number one on the iTunes chart with first-week sales of nearly 8,000. How did Adams pull that off?

Many people, including fellow Boston native Slaine of the group La Coka Nostra, suspect the bulk of the sales came from none other than Adams himself — that the rapper bought his own songs, repeatedly, to inflate his sales to generate a buzz.

Making matters worse, in a recent interview with, while steadfastly denying he bought his way to the top of the iTunes chart, Adams added that, even if he did, “who cares?”

Plenty of hip-hop artists and fans do...

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