The LA Times profiled Shyne’s disappointing sales for ‘Godfather Buried Alive’, which has only cleared 354,000 copies since its August 10th release. Def Jam spent more than $4 million to sign, record and market ‘Godfather’, sources said. Based on sales figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, the company has recovered about $1.3 million of that investment. High-level sources at Def Jam said they didn’t expect the record to pick up steam at this point and were prepared to abandon the project.
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