ChartWatch for November 11, 2009Lets
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-Zs Blueprint
3 which is ranked at the 13th position. Sean Carter
manages to move another 36,000 copies.
followed by The Black Eyed Peas and their chart topping album The E.N.D.
The group moves another 26,000 copies.
was depressing. Onto dropping
Dropping this Week
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. Id say that
the best bet for an artist coming anywhere close to the top ten for
next week is Wale. Well see
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. Wales
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. Wales 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 shouldnt
disappoint so, if you get a chance, go pick it up.
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. Its older
material but if youre a fan of MF Doom, or want to hear what hes
all about, you should probably pick this one up.
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.
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. Its Wu-Tang with dubstep or electronic
music. Sounds like it will be interesting.
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 dont know if its 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.
it for dropping. Pick up an album.