AllHipHop ChartWatch: Jay-Z Sells Another 130k, And CRAZY Rap CD's Are Hitting Stores
Not too much Hip Hop in the top 10 this week. Jay Z is the only one representing in the top 10 and continues to sell a lot of of albums. The other Hip-Hop from last week suffered from some serious drops in sales.
We have a new number one this
week. Pearl Jam enters the countdown
with their new album Backspacer. They are followed by Jay-Z who drops a spot
on the countdown. The Blueprint 3 sells
130,000 copies and claims the number two spot.
Grace enters the countdown at number three with their new album Life Starts Now. Whitney Houston comes behind them in the
number four spot with her latest album, I
Look To You, selling 62,000 copies.
Cyrus Time Of Our Lives comes in at
number five. She is followed by Brand
News, Daisy, and Five Finger Death
Punchs War Is The Answer.
The King of
Pop, Michael Jackson, come in at number eight with his compilation, Number Ones.
out the top ten is Harry Connick Jr. with My
Songs and David Gray with Draw The
Moving beyond the top 10 we have Drake whose latest album, So Far Gone, sells 34,000 copies but drops from the sixth position to 12. Also, let me give a quick clarification. So Far
Gone is not Drakes debut album. It is a re-release by his record company of a mixtape. There were a few comments last week that he
didnt sell enough but in actuality he sold a pretty decent amount of an album
that is available for free on the internet.
70,000 last week and 34,000 this week? Hate it or love it thats pretty
Kid Cudi also take a drop this week from four to 17 with his debut album Man On The Moon: The End Of Day. The Kanye West protégé sells 30,000 copies of
his album this week.
Eyed Peas sell another 28,000 copies of their latest album The E.N.D and secure
the number 18 spot.
Last up Lil Boosie takes a drop from the number nine spot to number 44 with his new album Superbad: The Return of Boosie. The southern MC sells 13,000 copies of his
Even though there were quite a few drops for Hip-Hop on the countdown, there are a lot of new albums coming out this week.
Dropping This Week
last few weeks we have had some good artist coming out with albums. Hopefully fans are starting to see that
decent music is getting out there. This
week has some nice new ones.
things started off right with Staten Islands own Ghostface Killah. His brother from the Wu, Raekwon, dropped a
well received album a couple of weeks ago so hopefully Ghost can keep the Wu
numbers up. Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City is a title that
would mean career suicide for most rap artist, but with eight other critically
acclaimed albums under his belt Ghost is sure not to disappoint. The album features duets with R&B artists
including Shareefa, Raheem DeVaughn, Jack Night, Estelle, John Legend, Lloyd,
Ron Brownz, and (of course) Ne-Yo.
Next up is the New York group
Anti-Pop Consortium with their fifth album Fluorescent
Black. The group has done a lot of
work in the underground since their debut back in the late nineties. After going through a break up, getting back
together and dropping another album, the group returns with their experimental
blend of Hip-Hop.
come to Corey Miller a.k.a C-Murder.
Although recently losing his appeal the incarcerated rapper drops his
ninth studio album with guest appearances from Snoop, Juvenile and B.G. I could be wrong but I thought he had made a
name change to get away from the whole murder image. At this point members of the NAACP are
calling for an investigation into the case but for the meantime it appears
Corey Miller will remain in jail for awhile.
Fans out there can support him by getting the album.
pond we have Dizzee Rascal who is dropping his fourth studio album Tongue N Cheek. The London born MC usually puts out good
music that is well received by the U.K. crowd where each of his albums have
sold over 100,000. He doesnt get the
same response here in the U.S but this album could be the turn around.
Florida MC Dynas did some work with Rawkus records a couple of years back and
now comes forward with his debut disc. The Apartment is not being released
through Rawkus but should still maintain that underground sound with guest
features from Slick Rick, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and J. Dilla. If you get a chance take a listen and give
him a chance to show you there is more in Florida than Rick Ross and Plies.
Houston rapper E.S.G returns with his actually you can never really tell how
many albums he actually has but I think the count is somewhere around
sixteen. His latest, Everyday Street
Gangsta, has features from Houston regulars including Bun B (yeah I know hes
from Port Author), Slim Thug, Hawk, Chamillionaire, Big Moe, and Trae. Those that are fans of the Houston sound
should not be disappointed by this.
in Houston we have Lil Flip with his fifth studio album Respect Me. The album
heavily features Jay Townsend and comes two years after the release of his 2X
Platinum disc, I Need Mine. As a matter of fact Lil Flips last three
albums have gone at least platinum so well see if he is able to keep up the
streak in this economy.
Westside connection rapper Mack 10 returns with his ninth studio album, Soft White. The album is supposed to delve into some
personal issues from the last couple of years and features artist like Red
Café, Glasses Malone, J. Holiday, Anthony Hamilton, The Game, Jim Jones, Lil Wayne,
Birdman, Akon, and Mannie Fresh. Mack 10
is coming with an army on this album so hopefully fans will be satisfied.
James has a documentary coming out about his trials, tribulations, and eventual
success in his high school and NBA career. You know what that means .super produced
soundtrack having very little to do with the film. There should be some good music on here though. The soundtrack features Drake, T.I., Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Rich Boy, Soulja Boy, Tank, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Tyrese, Toni Braxton, Jordin Sparks, and Omarion. There has got to be a hit or three on
there. Eminem is spitting pretty hard on
that Drake song so this may be one you want to pick up. So keep an eye out for the More Than A Game soundtrack.
Playaz Circle is back after their 2007 Disturbing tha Peace debut, Supply & Demand with
their new album Flight 360: The Takeoff. Now some would say they played second fiddle
to Lil Wayne on their hit song Duffle Bag Boy, but the duo returns with Mr.
Carter as well as Raekwon, OJ Da Juiceman, Ludacris, Bobby Valentino, Jagged
Edge (Im as surprised as you are), Young Dro, and Cee-Lo.
The next album comes from New York Mc Skyzoo. I would say something about his disc, The Salvation, but he already did a good
job so heres his quote. "If you're looking for mixtape tracks, you may have to
look elsewhere. But if you're looking for music that tells a story (possibly yours), music that is the most honest of its kind, music that makes sense when you play it, then this is where your $15 belongs on September 29th. The album
is everything I've ever wanted to say." -SKYZOO
Last, but certainly not least, is
Westcoast MC Warren G. The man who
brought us The G Funk Era drops his seventh studio album The G Files. Dude is a
legend on the West so there is not much to say about him. The album features Snoop Dogg, Raekwon (Snoop
and Rae are busy with the features this week), Travis Barker, Nate Dogg, Ray-J,
Thats it for Dropping This
Week. Go out, find a store, and find an