ChartWatch for April 7, 2010 Its
R&B week in the top ten. Ordinarily
I dont included R&B acts in the charts because this is a Hip Hop site but
theres not a lot of Hip Hop on the charts so here we go. At number one this week is Usher with Raymond vs. Raymond. The A-town crooner (thats a word I dont get
to use often) sells 346,000 copies of his comeback album because of successful singles
like Hey Daddy (Daddys Home), Lil Freak featuring Nicki Minaj, and Papers.
up is the recently controversial Erykah Badu.
But cmon was it really that controversial? Its Erykah Badu. Shes an artist thats kind of known for
being out there. This is the same woman
that dated Common, Andre 3000, and Jay (whens the album coming out?)
Electronica (and after seeing her video I dont blame them at all). Well, good
music is good music, and 112,000 people purchased New Amerykah, Part Two (Return of the Ankh) pushing it to number
four this week.
up is Monica who drops from two to six selling 80,000 copies of her latest
album Still Standing.
means the only representative for Hip Hop in the top ten is...drum roll please The
Black Eyed Peas. This week the group
sells another 43,000 copies of their hit album The E.N.D which I just refuse to believe. Are you telling me that there are 43,000
people out there that havent purchased this album? Forty-three thousand? I
think everyone on the face of the earth has this album. When new mothers are leaving the hospital the
nurses hand them their baby and a copy of The
E.N.D. Immigrants entering the
country get a green card and a copy of The
E.N.D. Its written into the
healthcare bill that insurance companies cant discriminate against people with
preexisting conditions and all new patients must get a copy of The E.N.D. I dont even listen to this group but I checked
my ipod the other day and guess what was there? The E.N.D. The Peas hold the
ten spot this week and Im sure another 50,000 people will discover this album
beyond the top ten we have Ludacris who falls from six to eleven but still
manages to sell 39,900 copies of his latest, Battle of the Sexes.
is followed by Method Man, Ghostface, and Raekwon with their collaborative album
Wu Massacre (thats right...they
almost made the top ten). The trio sells
39,600 copies this week and claims the number 12 spot.
Wayne was number twenty last week. Hes
number twenty this week. His rock experiment,
Rebirth, moves another 25,000 units and is followed by
his label Young Money. The group album, We Are Young Money, drops from
thirty-four to thirty-nine selling 14,000 copies.
She's the kind of girl you think about in bedB****** Betty givin' real good h***B*** a l*** n**, r**** n** in her jawS**** on her cheeks is all ya sawShe could b*** more h*** than a whale blows waterB******* Betty make your d*** get h*****
Todd Too Short Shaw B****** Betty
Quoting Too Short seemed
like a much better idea when I started out but, as you can see above, the
veteran MC isnt the cleanest lyrically.
That still hasnt stopped him from becoming a commercially viable artist
given that Shaw has been releasing full length albums since 1980. This week the Oakland MC releases his 19th
studio album, Still Blowin. There is never too much to say about a Too
Short album. If you like him then you
already know what the album is about so pick up a copy.
Next up is, arguably, the
hardest working man in Hip Hop this year.
Madlib is on schedule to release 12 Beat Konducta mixtapes, has already
done some work with the likes of Strong Arm Steady and Guilty Simpson, and now
releases another jazz album under the moniker Young Jazz Rebels. His first jazz album for this year was
released under the name The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion
Ensemble and titled Miles Away. This new album is called slave riot so if youre into Madlib then pick it up.
it for the week. Pick up an album or