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 arent really a
newcomers they have just made their way back onto the countdown, but we will
get to them later.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
in 1997 this duo burst on to the charts with a 70s 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-Zs Reasonable
Doubt along with Camp Los 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 Los career by using some of their beats for his debut
album Reasonable Doubt?
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.
Lets 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.
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. Thats 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?
it in the West we come to Boss Hogg who is the first artist to be released on
Mac Malls 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
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.
Thats a lot of people but its three albums so thats 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
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
One fourth of Slaughterhouse releases
his fourth, solo, studio album. Royce Da
59 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
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