ChartWatch for August 04, 2010
There are three things that I learned this week. 1) Even though it aint Hip Hop the Inception soundtrack
is incredible. Its only a matter of
time before an MC raps all over it.
Lets just hope theyre good like Jay Electronica on Act 1 and not bad like ummm, I dont
know. Name a bad rapper. Theres a lot to pick from. I got one!
Flo Rida presents .the Floception.
2) Antoine Dodson somehow made an attempted rape funny, but this is the funniest it,
and he, will ever be. Its all downhill
from here. There can be nothing funnier
than that remix clip and now the public will lose interest quicker than Jaleel
White can say Did I do that? Finally,
3) At the rate Eminem is going he will one day be able to print his own money. Even though hes been ruling the charts for
the last 5 weeks the Detroit MC takes a dip and lands, this week, at number
two. His seventh studio album, Recovery, moves another 156,677 copies
bringing its totals to 1,847,211. At
this rate the album might hit double platinum after being out only 2 months.
Em is followed by Rick Ross whos fourth studio album, Teflon Don, holds the number 3 spot. This week the Miami rapper sells 65,000,
which is a drop from last week, but brings his total sales to 241,000.
Drakes Thank Me Later also appears to be stalling out
sales-wise. The well received album puts
up 32,040 this week, claims the fifth spot, and brings the Canadian rappers
total sales for his debut to 927,564.
The Black Eyed Peas must have extended their agreement with
the illuminati (just joking) because their already popular album jumps from the
22nd spot to number twelve.
This week the groups fifth studio album The E.N.D makes the jump by moving 17,097 copies. So far The
E.N.D has sold 2,686,977 copies and the groups is already scheduled to
release another album tentatively entitled The
Beginning. The Black Eyed Peas are
usually this columns punching bag but success is success. Still not my thing but if you like them,
listen to them. (By the way, to that guy
that is flooding the internet with Hip Hop Illuminati videos what are the
qualifications to get in? Because you
have everyone from Omarion to Jay-Z in the club. Is it really still a secret? If Omarion can get in cant anyone can get
in? Really? Do they have dental because this health care
bill isnt kicking in fast enough for me?
Let me know.)
Next up is Tech N9ne with his latest The Gates Mixed Plate. This
is the albums first week on the charts and it takes the 14th spot by
selling 16,980 copies.
B.o.B had a free concert (streamed on line by this very site
and others) in Atlanta last week and this week sales of the Atlanta rappers
debut album went up. Coincidence? I think not.
The Adventures of Bobby Ray
jumps from 28 to 20 and sells 12,946 copies.
This brings B.o.Bs total sales to 311,343. Although it hasnt put up big sales numbers
each week this album hasnt fallen off of the top fifty since its April
release. Not bad for the ATL MC.
Big Boi falls from 17 to 25 with his solo debut Sir Luscious Leftfoot The Son of Chico Dusty. That might all change for next week now that
an official video has been released for Shutterbug. (Look here. Outkast always has an interesting video and
even if you dont think its that interesting there is always...ALWAYS a nice
looking woman in there somewhere). Big
Boi moves another 12,272 copies of his solo debut bringing his total to
113,815. All right, Def Jam we got a
video I take back what I said about you last week.
Joey Crack a.k.a Fat Joe enters the charts with his tenth
solo album, The Darkside vol. 1. Joe holds the 30th position and
moves 11,180 copies. Want to hear what
50 Cent has to say about it. Probably
not .but just in case you did, here
you go. Ok, 50 it was funny now can
we get an album? (Editor's Note: 50 claimed Joe moved 5,000 units.)
I dont usually include R&B acts in the column but
someone has got to help Sisqo and crew pay the mortgage. Dru Hill enters the charts with Indrupendence
Day (WTF?) and takes the 34th spot by selling 10,339 copies. Now, I did like Dru Hill back in the day so
someone tell me if this is worth picking up.
Someone with reason let me know.
Not you true fans that think everything they put out is a classic.
Dru Hill fan: You heard that new Dru Hill?
Me: [laughs] No .wait .youre serious? Ok Ill give it a listen. I use to like Dru Hill.
Dru Hill Fan: Its a
classic. Its up there with Whats Going On and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Me: Huh .what? I phased out when you compared an album with
Sisqo on it to any album with Marvin Gaye
Dru Hill fan: See youre a hater. You know what youre problem is?! You dont know good music!! You just sit there and critique. You couldnt make good music if---hey! Where
you going? You just gonna walk off?!
Finally (I hate to see it because the writings on the wall)
The Roots claim the number 50 spot with How
I Got Over. We count the top 50 over
here so it looks like they wont be in the column next week. I wasnt the biggest fan of Rising Down but I really like this
album. This week the Philly group moves
another 7,182 copies bringing the albums total sales to 107,158. Look how they got me on the Def Jam payment
plan Black Thought.
Dropping This Week
First up this week in dropping is none other than Port
Authur, Texas own Bun B. The UGK MC
drops his third solo album Trill O.G.
The new album features Drake, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy, Tupac, Pimp C, Yo
Gotti, Slim Thug, Letoya Luckett, T-Pain, Gucci Mane, and Twista. Production is handled by Steve Below,
J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, DJ Premier, Play-N-Skillz, and Drumma Boy. AllHipHop spoke with Bun B about the new
album about a week ago. Wanna read it?
Here it go. Click
here. (Pay no attention to the fact
that I wrote it in this shameless promotion of myself.)
El-P drops another one this week. This is the New York MCs third album coming
almost 3 years after Ill Sleep When
Youre Dead. Those not familiar with
El-P should know that he was once a member of Company Flow and also went on to
found one of the most influential underground record labels, Definitive
Jux. El-P scaled back the label in
February to work on more music and now he releases
This is a completely instrumental album from El-P, who is known just as
much for his production work as mic skills.
Fans of El-P shouldnt be disappointed with this one. Ill be picking one up.
Going back to Texas, Lil Keke releases The Don Ke Chronicles, an album featuring Paul Wall,
Chamillionaire, Trae, The Screwed Up Click, Dallas Blocker, Fat Pat, 8Ball, Lil
O, Big Pokey, E.S.G, Lil Flip, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Chris Ward, and CMG. This is like a whose who of Houston rappers
so if youre a fan of Lil Keke then pick it up.
How many solo albums does Pastor Troy have? Starting this week the number is 21. The Atlanta rapper has released four this
year alone, including G.I. Troy
Strictly 4 My Soldiers, Zero
Tolerance, Attitude Adjuster 2,
and now, King of all Kings. If youre a Pastor Troy fans odds are you
probably already knew this was coming out.
Not a fan? You might want to give
it a listen. You dont put our 20 albums
if youre not doing something right.
Thats it for the charts.
Well see what the numbers look like next week. (PS. To
those on the internet that warn about the Illuminati. I was just joking. Dont call.
Dont write. I get it. Theres a plan. Its big.
I dont know it. Nobody knows
it. Only you It involves
Jay-Z, Oprah, and Bill Gates. I dont
care. Whatever theyre planning cant be
that bad. I like most Jay-Z albums,
Windows 7 is awesome, and Oprah ok, Oprah might be dangerous. She controls waaaaaay too much.) know it.
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