Kofi Annan dropped from label after poor sales of ‘Peace Plan’ album
NEW YORK: In a move that many in the hip hop community forecast several weeks ago, Kofi Annan has been dropped by his label after disappointing sales of his debut album Peace Plan, which failed to reach higher than 53 on the Pocari Sweat Urban Charts.
Only last month, the rapper made an unsuccessful bid to boost flagging sales by announcing a string of new tour dates across Syria. But it appears that the concerts weren’t enough to salvage the situation and yesterday UN/Arab League were forced to pull the plug.
“It’s a real shame,” said Ahmed ‘Chez’ Archibald, a leading urban music expert in Alexandria, Egypt. “When Kofi said he was recording in February we were all looking to an album packed full of his trademark dope rhymes. But he tried to complicate things with his ‘six-point’ beats and it failed to gather enough radio play.”
In a series of stinging comments sent via Annan on his @nobelprizewinnaz Twitter account, the musician lashed out at major music distributors in Russian and China, who he claimed had “f**ked ma album ova rite from d start”.