AllHipHop ChartWatch: Jay-Z Speeds Past Plat! BEP Finally Falls…! Royce Is HERE!

ChartWatch for October 21, 2009

The last few weeks have had

Jay-Z and Mariah Carey holding it down for Hip Hop, but this week we have a

newcomer.  Well, they aren’t really a

newcomers…they have just made their way back onto the countdown, but we will

get to them later. 

First

we have Jay-Z at number 3 with his latest album The Blueprint 3.  So far the

Brooklyn MC has managed to sell well over platinum since its release September

8, 2009.  This week the album moves

another 55,000 copies.

Next

up is the group I was speaking of in the intro. 

The Black Eyed Peas manage to not only make it back into the top 10,

but also to grab the number five spot. 

That is an 18 spot jump coming from the 23rd position last

week.  The groups latest single “Meet Me

Halfway” is most likely the reason for the boost of their fifth studio album The E.N.D.  Since its June release the album has already

been certified 2x platinum and this week it sells another 40,000 copies.

What

do the next two artists have in common? 

Gucci Mane.  Mario enters the

charts at number nine with his newest album D.N.A

led by the first single “Break Up” featuring Sean Garrett and Gucci Mane.  Meanwhile, Mariah Carey grabs the number ten

spot and sells another 30,000 copies of her 12th album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel featuring

the Gucci Mane assisted “Obsessed”.

Moving

beyond the top ten we have Drake who holds on to the number 30 spot with his EP

So Far Gone.  This week the Cash Money/Young Money artist

manages to sell another 17,000 copies of his album before the album.

Finally,

Kid Cudi grabs the 50th spot with his debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day.  The G.O.O.D Music artist manages to sell

another 11,000 copies of the disc bringing his US total to 169,000 and his

worldwide sales to 340,000.

 

Dropping

This Week

           

Back

in 1997 this duo burst on to the charts with a 70’s and R&B inspired album

called Uptown Saturday Night.  Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede, collectively

known as Camp Lo, have not been able to garner the same type of mainstream

success as their debut, but over the last decade they have released some solid

albums that would please any fan.  Camp

Lo once again works with producer Ski (responsible for “Feelin It”, “Politics

As Usual”, and “22 Twos” off of Jay-Z’s Reasonable

Doubt along with Camp Lo’s Uptown

Saturday Night) to create the Hip Hop/blaxplotation sound for which they

are known on their fourth album, Another

Heist.  Since the commentators below

are always talking about Jay-Z affecting careers, how much of an affect do you

think Jay-Z had on Camp Lo’s career by using some of their beats for his debut

album Reasonable Doubt?

Next

up is Brooklyn born and Queens raised MC Cormega.  His sixth studio album features Havoc, Lil’

Fame, Tragedy Khadafi, along with Hip Hop legends Marley Marl, DJ Red Alert,

PMD, Grand Puba, KRS-One, and Big Daddy Kane. 

Let’s not forget that the album has production from pioneers like DJ Premier,

Large Professor, and Easy Mo Bee to name a few. 

Cormega is another artist that has released some solid albums over the

past few years so fans may want to pick this one up.

Next

up is Westcoast MC Fashawn, whose debut disc, Boy Meets World, is completely produced by Los Angels native Exile.  Fashawn has a buzz in the underground,

especially after the positive reviews of his mixtape with The Alchemist titled The Antidote.  That’s two well respected producers that the

young MC has worked with so the music is probably on point.  You think we are moving back to the age where

one producer crafts a whole album?

Keeping

it in the West we come to Boss Hogg who is the first artist to be released on

Mac Mall’s Thizzalmic Records.  Boss Hogg as King Creepa features J-Diggs, Crest Creepas, Holly

(Black Mafia), Jamal Minix and features production by Mr. Slap, Baby Joey and

College Boys.

Keeping it in the bay we come to

J-Diggs who is releasing three albums on the same day.  Da Good,

Da Bad, and Da Ugly are three disc that are supposed to show all sides of the

artist, J-Diggs.  The trilogy features Keak

Da Sneak, P.S.D., Chop Da Hookman, Vital, Lenny Williams, Baby Bash, Mac Mall,

Matt Blaque, Y.S., Crest Creepaz, Coolio Da ‘Unda’ Dogg, Mac Dre, Dubee,

Rydah J. Klyde, Jacka, Dem Hood Starz, Bleu, Pillionaire, Crest Creepaz, Duna,

Glasses Malone, San Quinn, Cutthoat Committee, Mob Figaz, Money Gang,

Thizz South, Thizz Latin and more. 

That’s a lot of people but it’s three albums so that’s to be

expected.  Fans of the Bay should be

pleased this week.

Wu Tang affiliate Killah Priest

returns with his ninth album, Elizabeth.  He is known for having intricate wordplay and

strong religious undertones in his music. 

The album is just Killah Priest with production work being helmed by DJ

Woool.

You may or may not have heard of

this next producer but you have undoubtedly heard some of his music.  His music is used heavily in a variety of

commercial outlets such as movies, television, and video games but still

manages to keep an authentic Hip Hop sound. 

RJD2 is releasing a vinly box set containing a collection of his music titled

2002-2010.  The set also contains & unreleased songs

by RJD2.

One fourth of Slaughterhouse releases

his fourth, solo, studio album.  Royce Da

5’9” returns with Street Hop which

features Phonte, Busta Rhymes, Trick-Trick, K-Young, Bun-B and, of course,

Slaughterhouse.  Production is handled by

DJ Premier (who actually executive produces the album), Emile, Nottz,

Streetrunner, and Denaun Porter to name a few. 

If you like Detroit, Royce or Slaughterhouse this will be an album to

pick up.

Finally we have former Shady/Aftermath

and current GMM (Grown Man Music) MC Stat Quo. 

Even though he is no longer with the label the rumor is that Stat is

still working on Detox so we will see

what comes of that.  The Atlanta rapper

returns with his second album this year, The

Great Depression.  Fans of Stat and

the album released earlier this year should not be disappointed by his latest

effort.

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