AllHipHop ChartWatch for November 25, 2009
The moment of truth is here for 50 Cent. He got a favorable review in AllHipHop's review section, but all eyes are on the SoundScan right now.
The Top 10 doesnt have a lot of Hip-Hop on it but we do have a new entry. Curtis 50 Cent Jackson enters the charts at in the fifth slot with his latest album Before I Self Destruct. The
queens MC managed to sell about 160,000 copies of his fourth disc which, to date, is
the lowest sales the rapper has produced.
The reviews for the album have been mixed but I will say that the movie
that comes with it is not bad. In fact
its pretty good. 50 has already come
forward and said that the album leaked from an international plant which is not
hard to believe. The album was
everywhere but is that the reason for the low sales? What do yall think? Nevertheless, this is a hater's wet dream! The next question is how does an MC that has
always spent a lot of time focusing on numbers (especially the numbers of
rappers he doesnt like) deal with the fact that his latest album hasnt put up
good numbers. I hope its go back to the
studio (hungry) and put out another album.
up are the Black Eyed Peas who sell 32,000 copies of The E.N.D and grab the 27th They are followed by Jay-Z and his eleventh
studio album The Blueprint 3. The disc takes the 32nd spot
selling 29,000 copies. spot.
it for the week so onto the new albums.
this week is Birdman. Now you know that
hes not the best rapper. You know
it. I know it. Hell, he knows it. He does, however, know how to put together an
album with a lot of good rappers. His
new album Pricele$$ features Drake,
Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, T-Pain, Bun-B, Mack Maine, Gucci Mayne, Flo Rida, Rick
Ross, Lil Kim, and Nikki Minaj. Some of those
guests are on the bonus edition of the cd so look out for that one. Hey, he got Nikki and Kim on a song together I
wonder what that song will be about?
This is pretty much a compilation album so if you like Young Money youll
probably want to check this one out.
The next "artist" has (somehow)
become a controversial figure in Hip Hop.
Every time he says something its sure to get a lot of commentary in
chat rooms, message boards, barber shops, beauty salons, and dorm rooms across
the country. Thats right.
The one and only dangerous MC.
Bill Cosby. Ok, hes not an MC but
he is coming out with an album. Bill Cosby
Presents the Cosnarati: State of Emergency
is the comedian/activists latest venture to reach the Hip Hop community. It features three rappers, Jace the Great, Brother Hahz and Supa Nova Slom,
with production by Ced-Gee of the Ultramagnetic MCs and William
Patterson. You might not know Patterson
but you know his music. The producer had
done work on everything from the Cosby show to albums by Alicia Keys and LL
Cool J. I respect what Cosby is trying
to do but I do know one thing The music better be good. Positive negative in between no one listens
unless its good. People listen to Talib
Kweli and 50 Cent for one reason they like the music. If the music is not good the point will never
get across. Well see if Bill gets his
Camp Clik is releasing is releasing Triple
Threat which is essentially a collection of the three discs: Sean Prices Monkey Barz, 9th Wonder &
Buckshots Chemistry, and Smif N
Wessuns Reloaded. All three of the albums have received some
decent reviews and have been out for awhile.
If you havent had a chance to listen to any of them then nows your
chance because all three are being sold for the price of one.
MC Wiz Khalifa has left Warner Bros. and is now releasing his second album Deal or No Deal. The album only has a few features so for the
most part its an all Khalifa affair. Fans
of his first album Show and Prove
should be looking out for this one.
Who owns Death
Row Records now? Seems like every week
they are changing owners. Either way the
label is putting out a four disc box set that features artists from the labels
beginning, like Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, to its most recent, including Crooked I
and Petey Pablo. (Yall forgot Petey Pablo was on Tha Row, huh?). The set also has a DVD as well as unreleased
material from Death Row artists.
for this week. Pick up and album or
two----you know what? Pick up four. An album or four. Get someone up on these charts.