The deal, however, is only available in Best Buy during the game's first week, which just so happens to be this week.
The album, "I Am Not A Human Being," reached 108,000 downloads in its first week. It didn't reach stunningly high sales because it was originally slated to be a single instead of a full EP, so there was little marketing backbone behind it. That's where Def Jam Rapstar comes in.
Lil Wayne actually only has one track in the game, A Milli, which isn't even part of the I Am Not A Human album, so it seems more like a cheesy promotional opportunity for Lil Wayne than a legitimate tie-in to the game, but who can argue with a free CD?
This promotion comes right after Soundgarden released its latest album, Telephantasm, as a pack-in with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. Telephantasm was instantly granted platinum status because of the huge level of Guitar Hero sales.
The deal with I Am Not A Human Being is different because the album has already been released digitally and on CD. Soundgarden was the first mainstream band to launch a full album with a video game before releasing it standalone.
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