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AllHipHop ChartWatch: Jay-Z Is IT!! Wale & MF Doom Approach The Charts!

ChartWatch for November 11, 2009Let’s

see here.  Top ten for the week.  There….is…no…Hip-Hop…in…the…top…ten. 

Not one album.  The highest rated album is Jay-Z’s Blueprint

3 which is ranked at the 13th position.  Sean Carter

manages to move another 36,000 copies.

That’s

followed by The Black Eyed Peas and their chart topping album The E.N.D. 

The group moves another 26,000 copies.

Well….That

was depressing.  Onto dropping… 

Dropping this Week 

That

charts this week were dismal.  Is that really news?  The charts

have been dismal for the last few weeks (months).  Maybe somebody

below will make it into the top ten for next week.  I’d say that

the best bet for an artist coming anywhere close to the top ten for

next week is Wale.  We’ll see…

First

up, Olubawale Victor Folarin, also known as Wale, drops his debut album

Attention Deficit.  There has been some decent music coming

out of D.C. for the last couple of years on account of his the three

successful mixtapes, 100 Miles,

The Mixtape About Nothing, and Back To The Feature.  Wale’s

debut features Bun B, Chrisette Michelle, K’naan, J.Cole, Gucci Mane, Jazmine

Sullivan, Pharrell, Melanie Fiona, and Lady Gaga with production by

Cool & Dre, Mark Ronson, The Neptunes, Best Kept Secret, and Dj

Green Lantern.  Wale’s album sprung a leak last week so I know

a lot of you have it, but the good news is the disc has been getting

some pretty favorable reviews out there.  This one shouldn’t

disappoint so, if you get a chance, go pick it up. 

Next

up is MF Doom with his latest album Unexpected Guest.  This

is archived material of MF Doom and guests including Talib Kweli, J.

Dilla, Masta Killa, John Robinson, and Sean Price.  It’s older

material but if you’re a fan of MF Doom, or want to hear what he’s

all about, you should probably pick this one up.

DJ

Drama and Wyclef Jean join forces to bring us the next album From

The Hut, To The Projects, To The Mansion.  The album is pretty

much all Wyclef with appearances from Lil Kim and….Cyndi Lauper. 

Hey, you never know…the Lauper song might surprise you. 

About

five years ago Babygrande Records released a compilation album of 

The Wu Tang Clan featuring various other Hip Hop artists.  The

first album, Wu-Tang Meet The Indie Culture,

Vol 1, was supposed to “introduce hip-hop fans in general, and

specifically, the famously large, loyal and diverse fan-base of the

Wu-Tang to the burgeoning world of underground hip-hop.”  All

I know is there was a collaboration on that volume between RZA and MF

Doom that that needs to be heard by…well, everybody.  Now Frank

Radio and iHipHop Distribution seek to do it again with Wu-Tang Meet

The Indie Culture, Vol 2.  This time there is a little twist

with the goal of this album being “to expose another untapped resource

of underground talent, skill and artistry to this very same avid and

intrepid fan-base.”  It’s Wu-Tang with dubstep or electronic

music.  Sounds like it will be interesting.

Last

but not least is Philly Rapper Freeway.  The former Roc-A-Fella

MC returns with his new album Streetz Is Mine.  This one

came out of the blue so I don’t know if it’s real or not but it

does feature Young Chris and Beanie Sigel.  Someone out there give

it a shot and let the rest of us know.

That’s

it for dropping.  Pick up an album.

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