Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP 2 is the top-selling hip-hop album this week, landing at number-six after moving 84,000 copies, according to the latest SoundScan figures. The week's top album is country star Garth Brooks's Blame It All on My Roots.
Aside from Em's continued success, it was a slow week for hip-hop artists. Mary J. Blige's Mary Christmas lands at number-10 with sales of 51,000, and Drake's Nothing Was the Same drops nine spots to number-23.
Sevyn Streeter's new EP, Call Me Crazy, debuts at number-30 with sales of 17,000.
As the intro to "Forever Young" began to play, Jay told the crowd, "We want to dedicate this song to Nelson Mandela. Great man. All dreams are possible. Tonight, I'm living my dream in front of you. So anybody out there got a dream, you chase that MF down as hard as you can."
Though the crowd seemed to appreciate the message, not everyone felt the same. Numerous commentators on Twitter pointed out that over the summer, Jay had been dedicating the same song, with a similar speech, to Trayvon Martin.