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ChartWatch: Boyle Bodies R.Kelly! Snoop, Timbo, Gucci Mane & Clipse Are Up!

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AllHipHop ChartWatch for December 09, 2009

 

 This

week R. Kelly enters the charts at the fourth spot selling 115,000 copies of

his latest album Untitled. Not even

the pied piper could dethrone the unlikely pop superstar, Susan Boyle, who

continues her dominance on the charts with her debut, I Dreamed a Dream.  The

reality show star sold another 509,000 copies proving that someone out there is buying albums. 

As a matter of fact with artist like Norah Jones, Michael Buble, Andrea

Bocelli, and Susan Boyle running the chart it appears the over 50 crowd is out there

buying albums.

In

terms of Hip Hop, the Black Eyed Peas move up one spot, from 23 to 22, with

their latest album The E.N.D.  The trio sells another 50,000 copies this

week.  Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 slips a

little, falling from 32 to 39. The Marcy MC moves another 28,000 copies this

week.

Moving

from Marcy to Queens, rapper 50 Cent moves 26,000 copies of his latest, Before I Self Destruct, but takes a

serious drop, plummeting from the 21st position to 42.  Now before the commentors jump up saying I’m

being unfair to 50 Cent, that’s a 21 slot drop. 

It’s not a complete fall out of the top 50 like Baby’s Pricele$$, but it’s a drop nonetheless. 

Meanwhile, Juvenile enters the charts

with his latest CD, Cocky and Confident, selling 22,000 copies and claiming the

4th spot.

 It’s

another rough week for Hip Hop, but “Dropping” has some big name artists this

week.  

 

Dropping

This Week

           

We

have some good albums coming out this week from some heavy hitters.  A couple of weeks ago Juvenile and Baby were

featured in “Dropping” and this week fellow New Orleans native B.G. releases

his eleventh solo studio album, Too Hood

2 Be Hollywood.  The album features the

late, great Soulja Slim, Lil Boosie, C-Murder, Gar, Mannie Fresh, Lil Wayne,

Juvenile, Trey Songz, T.I., and Young Jeezy. 

Production for the album is handled by KLC, Mannie Fresh, Savage, Scott

Storch, J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, Cool & Dre, Savage, and Bass Heavy to name a

few.  The album, executive produced by

T.I., has been pushed back numerous times but now fans should be pleased that it’s

being released before the year end. 

Hopefully B.G.’s recent trouble with the law won’t keep him away from

making music for too long.

Next

up is Malice and Push T who together form Clipse.  The Virginia duo drops their third album, Til the Casket Drops, the follow up to

the dark Hell Hath No Fury.  The new album is executive produced by the

Neptunes who handle the bulk of the album. 

The rest is produced by Dj Khalil & Chin and Sean C & LV.  Cam’ron, Yo Gotti, Kanye West, Keri Hilson,

Pharrell, Ab-Liva, and Nicole Hurst all guest star on this latest venture which

is being released on Columbia Records.  The

Clipse have released two critically acclaimed albums and a string of popular

mixtapes over their career.  It is

looking like this album will be no different as it is already gaining high

reviews from a number of magazines and websites.  Be on the lookout for Til the Casket Drops.

On November 12, 2009, Gucci Mane was sentenced

to 12 months in prison for probation violation and taken away to prison.  In an “art imitates life imitates art

imitates life….” Twist the Atlanta rapper releases The State v. Radric Davis.  The album features Mike Epps, Cam’ron, Lil

Wayne, Rick Ross, Soulja Boy, Wacka Flocka Flame (really?), Usher, Keyshia

Cole, Bobby Valentino, Nikki Minaj, Trina, OJ Da Juiceman, Plies, Bun-B, E-40,

Devin the Dude, Jadakiss, and Birdman. 

You might not like him or think he can rap, but Gucci Mane is coming out

with a star loaded album.  Even with the

recent sentence things are looking up Gucci, who just squashed his longstanding

beef with Young Jeezy.  I don’t think I

have to tell fans of Gucci to go pick this one up.

How long has

Snoop Dogg been rapping?  The Long Beach,

CA rapper began his career in 1993 with Doggystyle

and now nine albums later releases Malice

N Wonderland.  The new album features

Jazmine Sullivan, Soulja Boy, Lil Jon, Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Kokane, R.

Kelly, The-Dream, Brandy and Pharrell.  Once

again Snoop continues his 17 year reign on the Westcoast and keeps his fans

satisfied with another album.

 Last but not

least is Timbaland who returns with his third, “solo”, studio album Shock Value II.  The album features everyone from Miley Cyrus

to Drake.  Timbaland has a pretty good

track record when it comes to making hit songs, whether they are hip hop or pop.  Fans should be on the lookout for this one.

That’s it for “Dropping”

and ChartWatch this week.  Some big names

are coming out with albums for the fourth quarter.  We’ll see next week if the make an impact on

the charts.

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