AllHipHop ChartWatch: Jay-Z Sells Another 130k, And CRAZY Rap CD’s Are Hitting Stores

  Not too much Hip Hop in the top 10 this week. Jay Z is the only one representing in the top 10 and continues to sell a lot of of albums.  The other Hip-Hop from last week suffered from some serious drops in sales.

We have a new number one this

week.  Pearl Jam enters the countdown

with their new album Backspacer.  They are followed by Jay-Z who drops a spot

on the countdown.  The Blueprint 3 sells

130,000 copies and claims the number two spot.

Three Days

Grace enters the countdown at number three with their new album Life Starts Now.  Whitney Houston comes behind them in the

number four spot with her latest album, I

Look To You, selling 62,000 copies.

Miley

Cyrus’ Time Of Our Lives comes in at

number five.  She is followed by Brand

New’s, Daisy, and Five Finger Death

Punch’s War Is The Answer.

The King of

Pop, Michael Jackson, come in at number eight with his compilation, Number Ones.

Rounding

out the top ten is Harry Connick Jr. with My

Songs and David Gray with Draw The

Line.

Moving beyond the top 10 we have Drake whose latest album, So Far Gone, sells 34,000 copies but drops from the sixth position to 12.  Also, let me give a quick clarification.  So Far

Gone is not Drake’s debut album.  It is a re-release by his record company of a mixtape.  There were a few comments last week that he

didn’t sell enough but in actuality he sold a pretty decent amount of an album

that is available for free on the internet. 

70,000 last week and 34,000 this week?…Hate it or love it that’s pretty

impressive.

Kid Cudi also take a drop this week from four to 17 with his debut album Man On The Moon: The End Of Day.  The Kanye West protégé sells 30,000 copies of

his album this week.

The Black

Eyed Peas sell another 28,000 copies of their latest album The E.N.D and secure

the number 18 spot.

Last up Lil Boosie takes a drop from the number nine spot to number 44 with his new album Superbad: The Return of Boosie.  The southern MC sells 13,000 copies of his

latest.

 Even though there were quite a few drops for Hip-Hop on the countdown, there are a lot of new albums coming out this week.

           

           

Dropping This Week

 

For the

last few weeks we have had some good artist coming out with albums.  Hopefully fans are starting to see that

decent music is getting out there.  This

week has some nice new ones.

Let’s get

things started off right with Staten Island’s own Ghostface Killah.  His brother from the Wu, Raekwon, dropped a

well received album a couple of weeks ago so hopefully Ghost can keep the Wu

numbers up.  Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City is a title that

would mean career suicide for most rap artist, but with eight other critically

acclaimed albums under his belt Ghost is sure not to disappoint.  The album features duets with R&B artists

including Shareefa, Raheem DeVaughn, Jack Night, Estelle, John Legend, Lloyd,

Ron Brownz, and (of course) Ne-Yo.

Next up is the New York group

Anti-Pop Consortium with their fifth album Fluorescent

Black.  The group has done a lot of

work in the underground since their debut back in the late nineties.  After going through a break up, getting back

together and dropping another album, the group returns with their experimental

blend of Hip-Hop.

Then we

come to Corey Miller a.k.a C-Murder. 

Although recently losing his appeal the incarcerated rapper drops his

ninth studio album with guest appearances from Snoop, Juvenile and B.G.  I could be wrong but I thought he had made a

name change to get away from the whole murder image.  At this point members of the NAACP are

calling for an investigation into the case but for the meantime it appears

Corey Miller will remain in jail for awhile. 

Fans out there can support him by getting the album.

 Across the

pond we have Dizzee Rascal who is dropping his fourth studio album Tongue N’ Cheek.  The London born MC usually puts out good

music that is well received by the U.K. crowd where each of his albums have

sold over 100,000.  He doesn’t get the

same response here in the U.S but this album could be the turn around.

            South

Florida MC Dynas did some work with Rawkus records a couple of years back and

now comes forward with his debut disc.  The Apartment is not being released

through Rawkus but should still maintain that underground sound with guest

features from Slick Rick, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and J. Dilla.  If you get a chance take a listen and give

him a chance to show you there is more in Florida than Rick Ross and Plies.

Underground

Houston rapper E.S.G returns with his…actually you can never really tell how

many albums he actually has but I think the count is somewhere around

sixteen.  His latest, Everyday Street

Gangsta, has features from Houston regulars including Bun B (yeah I know he’s

from Port Author), Slim Thug, Hawk, Chamillionaire, Big Moe, and Trae.  Those that are fans of the Houston sound

should not be disappointed by this.

Keeping it

in Houston we have Lil Flip with his fifth studio album Respect Me.  The album

heavily features Jay Townsend and comes two years after the release of his 2X

Platinum disc, I Need Mine.  As a matter of fact Lil Flips last three

albums have gone at least platinum so we’ll see if he is able to keep up the

streak in this economy.

Former

Westside connection rapper Mack 10 returns with his ninth studio album, Soft White.  The album is supposed to delve into some

personal issues from the last couple of years and features artist like Red

Café, Glasses Malone, J. Holiday, Anthony Hamilton, The Game, Jim Jones, Lil Wayne,

Birdman, Akon, and Mannie Fresh.  Mack 10

is coming with an army on this album so hopefully fans will be satisfied.

Lebron

James has a documentary coming out about his trials, tribulations, and eventual

success in his high school and NBA career.  You know what that means….super produced

soundtrack having very little to do with the film.  There should be some good music on here though.  The soundtrack features Drake, T.I., Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Rich Boy, Soulja Boy, Tank, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Tyrese, Toni Braxton, Jordin Sparks, and Omarion.  There has got to be a hit or three on

there.  Eminem is spitting pretty hard on

that Drake song so this may be one you want to pick up.  So keep an eye out for the More Than A Game soundtrack.

            Playaz Circle is back after their 2007 Disturbing tha Peace debut, Supply & Demand with

their new album Flight 360: The Takeoff.  Now some would say they played second fiddle

to Lil’ Wayne on their hit song “Duffle Bag Boy”, but the duo returns with Mr.

Carter as well as Raekwon, OJ Da Juiceman, Ludacris, Bobby Valentino, Jagged

Edge (I’m as surprised as you are), Young Dro, and Cee-Lo.

The next album comes from New York Mc Skyzoo.  I would say something about his disc, The Salvation, but he already did a good

job so here’s his quote.  “If you’re looking for mixtape tracks, you may have to

look elsewhere. But if you’re looking for music that tells a story (possibly

yours), music that is the most honest of its kind, music that makes sense when

you play it, then this is where your $15 belongs on September 29th. The album

is everything I’ve ever wanted to say.” -SKYZOO

Last, but certainly not least, is

Westcoast MC Warren G.  The man who

brought us The G Funk Era drops his seventh studio album The G Files.  Dude is a

legend on the West so there is not much to say about him.  The album features Snoop Dogg, Raekwon (Snoop

and Rae are busy with the features this week), Travis Barker, Nate Dogg, Ray-J,

and Cassie.

            That’s it for “Dropping This

Week”.  Go out, find a store, and find an

album.

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