The top 10 this week has the same amount of Hip Hop that it had on it last week. Jay-Zs eleventh studio album, The Blueprint 3, holds the number five
spot. This week the Marcy MC managed to
move up one spot in the rank and sell another 64,000 copies of his latest disc.I
know shes not totally Hip Hop but you cant deny that the music has a heavy
influence on her albums. Mariah Carey is
right behind Jay-Z with her 12th studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.
She sells 53,000 copies of The Dream and Tricky Stewart produced disc
but takes a drop from the third spot to sixth.
above the top ten we have The Black Eyed Peas at the 23rd position. Their latest album The E.N.D continues to
move units selling 25,000 copies this week.
we come to Drake at the 30th spot with his mixtape-turned-album So Far Gone. This is a rerelease of the mixtape released
almost a year earlier and containing five out of the original 18 songs. This
week Drake Drizzy Rogers manages to sell 19,000 more copies of the EP. So far the Canadian MC has managed to sell a
little over 140,000 copies of an album that was already released and has less
than half the original songs. If thats
any indication of how his debut album will sell then it looks like
CashMoney/YoungMoney will have a good year.
Cudi falls from 32 to 48 but still manages to sell 12,000 copies of his debut Man On The Moon: The End Of Day. So far the G.O.O.D Music artist has sold over 150,000 copies of his first disc and has been pretty competitive on the charts. Fat Joe and Ghostface sold under 10,000 units. of Ghostface Killah's Ghostdini: The Wizard Of Poetry In The Emerald City pushed 7,200. 73. Fat Joe Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 sold 8,300
move on to Dropping and see if any of the artists are going to help Jay and
Mariah hold it down for Hip Hop next week.
have a lot of duo and compilation albums coming from some well respected
individuals in Hip Hop this week.
First up in Dropping we
have members from a well known group that has worked with artist like Tupac,
Notorious B.I.G, Swizz Beatz, and Mariah Carey.
Bone-Ified appears to be mainly Bizzy Bone and Layzie Bone of Bone
Thugs-N-Harmony. The new album, Thug Smoke Out, features the duo plus
two songs by Krayzie Bone. Im not sure
if this is official or not but Im sure someone in the comment section will let
me know. Any BTNH fans out there?
up we have another duo consisting of Del Tha Funkee Homosapien & Tame
One. The West Coast MC and the New
Jersey native get together to release Parallel
Uni-Verses. Tame One has been a part
of the Artifacts and The Weathermen while Del has worked with everyone from Ice
Cube to the Gorillaz. This album should
definitely be a display in lyricism from two well respected underground MCs.
Keeping it underground we come
to D.I.T.C which is short for Diggin In The Crates. The 90s crew consisted of Showbiz & A.G. (Andre the Giant), Lord Finesse, Diamond D, Fat Joe, O.C., Buckwild, and the late great Big L. Each one of these individuals has separately
gone on to achieve success in the rap game in some form or another, but in the nineties
they displayed their serious lyrical skill as a group. Those that arent in the know
and want to hear some
of their favorite MCs earlier works may want to pick up Rare and Unreleased, Vol.
II or Rare
Breaks: Stack Two.
Heres another underground group
that had its debut in the nineties and has been making lyrical music ever
since. People Under the Stairs returns
with their seventh studio album, Carried
Away. The Los Angeles duo rap over hard
hitting underground production which should please any Hip Hop head if youre
into that sort of thing. P.U.T.S is
usually a consistent group so you may want to give this album a shot.
R.A the Rugged Man has been
rapping since the mid nineties and is now releasing Legendary Classics, vol. 1.
The Long Island MC is also an accomplished writer, contributing to books
and magazines directed at the Hip Hop audience.
This album is a collection of legendary classics. Get a sense of history and pick up a copy.
Moving back to the present we have
DJ Khaled and E-Class who drop DJ Khaled
and E-Class Present From the 305.
The album features Billy Blue, Red Eyezz, Bizzle, Piccalo (yall
remember when Tupac played Piccalo in that episode of A Different World? This is
only the second time in life I have seen someone named Piccalo), and Flo Rida. This should be a typical DJ Khaled/Florida
affair so if youre into the sound then pick it up.
You may know him as Lil
Sci but on this album he goes by John Robinson. Sometime last year he made an album that was
entirely produce by MF Doom and now he returns with J. Rawls, an underground
producer best known for his work on Mos
Def and Talib Kweli are Blackstar.
Together Rawls and Robinson are known as Jay Are (get it .J Rawls and J
Robinson J Are I like stuff like that..moving on) and are releasing a new album
The 1960s Jazz Revolution Again. The duo summarizes the album
as an education of the past that is relevant to
our present times, while giving ode to a period that flourished in political
activism, progressive social movements, and cultural creativity. Its always nice to see creative projects
like this so if you get a chance give it a listen.
Ruff Dog entertainment gets a mention this week for having
a .I believe I call it an interesting album cover. The
Package. Thats it for them.
Thats it for Dropping This Week. They are selling cds for five dollars at
places like Wal Mart and on Itunes.
Thats bootleg prices. Go pick up
an album or two.