ChartWatch for May 19, 2010
There isnt a big change in the charts this week (well theres
one but well talk about Trina later) but there are some big albums coming
out. Lets get the charts out of the way
first. There isnt any Hip Hop in the
top ten this week and, once again, the top artist is B.o.B. His debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, experienced a big drop last week but
this week the Atlanta rapper stays in relatively the same spot holding at
number 13 and selling 26,952 copies. To
date B.o.B has sold 145,708 copies.
Call me psychic because I called it last week, but it looks
like The Black Eyed Peas are moving back up the charts. This week The
E.N.D moves up eight spots to number twenty and sells 18,493 copies. That album is forged by some kind of black
magic or the Illuminati. (I just want to
see if another Illuminati expert is going to comment again. I think they are giving away degrees in Illuminati studies at the Devry or Phoenix online which explains the rise in Illuminati accusations in the rap community.)
Ludacris climbs up three spots to number 30 with his latest
album Battle of the Sexes. This week entrepreneur sells 13,942 copies.
Somehow someway .Lil Wayne managed to claw his way back onto
the charts with his rock experiment Rebirth. His album wasnt on the charts last week but
this week the New Orleans MC sells 10,496 copies and takes the number 44 spot.
The biggest change on the charts this week is Miami rapper
Trinas latest album Amazin. The album falls 36 spots this week, from 13
to 49, and sells 9,248 copies. Thats a
pretty significant drop so Trina fans might want to go out and hit up a store
or something. (Lets be real this wont
be on the countdown next week but hopefully some of the music dropping this
Dropping This Week
It looks like the wait is over for Hip Hop fans expecting
some decent albums this summer. First up
is a big album that almost looked like it wasnt going to happen. After a few pushbacks, Nas and Damian Marley
release their already well received album Distant
Relatives. The album features KNaan,
Stephen Marley, Dennis Brown, Joss Stone, and Lil Wayne. This very site has already given the album a
10 out of 10, and while some may think it a little much to call this a perfect
album, this is definitely worth a listen for any Hip Hop fan.
Next up is another duo that dropped a classic album a little
over a decade ago. Talib Kweli and
Hi-Tek released Train Of Thought
under the moniker Reflection Eternal back in 2000 and fans have been waiting
for them to release another album ever since.
This week the duo drops Revolutions
Per Minute featuring Res (you got to love Res), Bun B, Estelle, Chester French,
Bilal, Jay Electronica, Mos Def, and J. Cole.
This one is another album thats already getting favorable reviews so if
you have been waiting to pick up some good music, nows your chance.
Madlib is still at it and the producer has been dropping an
album a month in his Medicine Show series.
This month the California beat konducta releases Medicine Show No. 5 History of the Loop Digga: 1990-2000. This album showcases previously unreleased
material from the producer during the early 90s. The series has been pretty good so far so you
may want to give it a listen.
Madlib also joins up with Detroit MC Guilty Simpson to
provide the sonic backdrop for his latest album, OJ Simpson. The album
features Frank N Dank and Strong Arm Steady along with complete production by
Madlib. These two artists work well
together so this album should not disappoint.
Next up is Necro who is releasing his sixth studio album, Die!, his latest entry in the genre of
death rap. I dont know too much about
death rap (and according to a commenter last week I am already playing with the
forces of evil by making light of the illuminati) so Im going to leave this
one alone. If youre a fan Im sure you
already knew this was coming out. There
are no features on this album so this is pure Necro, unfiltered and uncut. Pick it up.
I dont have too much information on this next album but
Oakland rapper Keak Da Sneak is releasing his 15th album since his
1999 debut Sneakacydal. The new album, Mobb Boss, is produced by Big Hollis and thats really all I have
on it. If youre a fan let me know how
Have you ever been sitting around and thought I want to
hear the live version of Same Song by
The Digital Underground? Yeah, me
neither but for those of you that do The Digital Underground is releasing The Greenlight EP which contains
unreleased music and a live version of the song which introduced Tupac to the
Finally, Bizarre (the big guy from D-12) drops his third
album, Friday Night at St. Andrews. The Detroit MC says that, unlike his last two
albums which showcased his humor, this album will showcase his lyrical
skills. Thats right he waited until he
was three albums deep to show you he can rap.
Well see about this one. If youre
a fan pick it up.
We had quite a few albums dropping this week. I sure at least one of them will make it onto
next weeks ChartWatch. See you next