AllHipHop ChartWatch for March 03, 2010
Sometimes you gotta dig deep, when problems come nearDon’t fear things get severe for everybody
everywhereWhy do bad things happen, to good people?Seems that life is just a constant war between
good and evil
Guru (Moment of Truth)
Were starting off this week
with a verse from Guru who is currently recovering from a massive heart attack
but is expected to make a full recovery.
He is, of course, one half of the duo Gang Starr and if you havent had
a chance to listen to anything by the group then do yourself a favor and find
an album. The Boston MC along with his
Houston, TX born partner, DJ Premier, helped to define the New York Hip Hop
sound. Plus, Guru is the musical force
behind the popular Jazzmatazz series
which fused rap with jazz. Our thoughts
and prayers still go out to Guru and his loved ones along with the hope that he
makes a speedy recover.
Now, first up this week is an
artist that s familiar with the number one spot. Since its debut in early February Sades Soldier of Love has held the top
position. This week is no different as
the Nigerian songstress racks up another 127,000 copies of her latest offering.
She is followed by The Black
Eyed Peas which are the first Hip Hop representative on the charts this
week. The E.N.D dips a little resting at number four on the charts but
still manages to move 49,000 copies.
The next artist also drops from
five to six on the charts but Im sure hes not complaining. Lil Waynes rock album, Rebirth, moves another 37,000 copies
this week. That along with the news that
his jail sentence is being delayed (again) should keep the New Orleans MC in
good spirits. Actually, if you want some
insight into the eccentric mind of Wayne then check out his Twitter page where
Dr. Carter doles out infinite wisdom like I
dont have a.d.d I have ESPN and iz it betta 2 b believed r believed in? wen
ive ben told im unbelievable.but it takes more effort 2 believe than 2
kill;dont kill yo beliefs. Im
almost sure a cup of something was involved in tweeting that last one.
She raps and we dont discriminate here at AllHipHop.com so
the next artist up is Ke$ha (everytime I read her name I see an out-of-touch
record exec saying Put a dollar sign where the S would go. Yeah the kids love tha bling bling scrilla). Her debut album, Animal, jumps from fourteen to seven and sells another 32,000
copies. Really, I only put her in this
week because she has a great video of her on Youtube performing/butchering one
of my favorite Radiohead songs at a talent show in middle school. Just type in Ke$ha Talent (look at
that those two words can be in the same sentence) and prepare to be
astounded. I know some of you may say
hey, what the hell were you doing in middle school!?!? Why hate on
her?!?! Its because by the time I got
to middle school I knew I couldnt sing (or rap or act or dance the list goes
on) so I decided to put my efforts elsewhere.
Well apparently, no one told Ke$ha which is good for her bank account (read
RCAs bank account…you know she aint getting paid) but bad for our
ears. If you get a chance, show the
video to anybody in your life that has absolutely no musical talent and tell
them to keep plucking away because if Ke$ha can make it
Finally, we drop all the way down to the thirty eight spot
which is currently being held by Jay-Zs The
Blueprint 3. The album takes a
little hit in sales this week but the Marcy MC still manages to sell 13,000
copies of his latest.
Last week someone asked about Freeways The Stimulus Package and Gill Scott-Herons Im New Here. Why werent
they on the charts? Well, we usually do
the top 50 but someone did point out that we charted Triple Cs brick of an
album so I guess letting you know about Freeway and Gill is fair. While both albums were well received critically,
Freeways The Stimulus Package
entered the charts at number 63 selling 9000.
Scott-Herons Im New Here did
not fare as well entering the charts at 181 and selling 3,700 copies. I can assure you things didnt get better
sales wise for them this week so lets move on to Dropping.
Quick question How do you pronounce
DJ Khaleds name. Is it supposed to lead
off with the H sound like I have always heard Khaled pronounced or does he
just lead off with the strong C because he knows his fans wont pronounce it
correctly? Just a thought. However you say it, the Florida
representative is dropping another album this week. Prepare to finally have your question of who
is the best? answered as loud as a person can possibly respond. This is a DJ album which means the more
popular the DJ the more featured artists.
Ill let you decide DJ Khaleds place in the industry as his latest
album, Victory, features Diddy, Busta
Rhymes, T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dog, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Plies, Schife (Im
guessing he must know Khaled), Usher, Drake, Lil Wayne, Nas, John Legend, Jim
Jones, Birdman, Bun B, Soulja Boy, Buju Banton, (ok this is a little bit of an
overkill, dont you think?) Bounty Killer, Rum (another friend of Khaled?), Nelly
(youre still making music?!), Lil Boosie, Ace Hood, Kevin KC Cossum
(friend), BallGreezy (friend with cool name, no homo), Desloc (friend), Piccalo
(friend from A Different World?
Look it up.), Ice Billion Berg (friend with lots of ice), Bali (friend),
Gunplay, Rum, Young Cash (last three friends appear to be at the end of the
creative nickname line), Pitbull and, finally, Jarvis (friend at the very end
of the creative nickname line. They must
have run out). If you like posse cuts
like Fed Up then this is the album for you.
Khaled who is the best?
really all thats worth mentioning this week.