ChartWatch: Waka Flocka Hit Charts! Lil Wayne Sells Well More With Gucci, Ice Cube!

ChartWatch for October 06, 2010

Last week we had quite a few albums hitting the charts and a

few of them make it onto the charts this week. 

Granted most of them are either in jail or have jail-themed albums but

at least they made it on the charts.

Lil Wayne enters the charts at number two with his digitally

released, eighth studio album, I Am Not a

Human Being. The album was recorded

prior to his current prison term and is the prelude for Tha Carter IV. The new EP

will also be released in physical form next week which should add to its

108,791 copies sold this week. Good news

for the rapper that just got out of solitary confinement and is set to be

released on November 4th.

Our second jail inspired album is by none other than Gucci

Mane whose third studio album, The

Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted, sells 61,450 copies and comes in at number


Eminem holds strong at number five. His seventh studio album, Recovery, moves another 59,598 copies

bringing the albums total to 2,731,224. 

He hasn’t been in trouble with the law….lately.

Trey Songz, the first artist on today’s countdown with a

clean record, is still in the top ten with Passion,

Pain & Pleasure. The singer’s

fourth studio album lands at number eight this week selling 41,895. Songz has sold a total of 348,532 copies.

John Legend and The Roots fall out of the top ten and rest

at 13. Wake Up!, a collaborative effort between the soulful singer and Hip

Hop’s go-to band, is inspired by soul music from the 60’s and 70’s. This week the album sells another 30,561

copies, bringing total sales to 90,321.

Immediately following Legend & the Roots is Louisiana’s

own Lil Boosie. He enters the charts at

number 14 with his latest official studio album, Incarcerated. The album

moves 28,707 copies this week.

Well, by looking at the charts it would appear that in order

to be a rapper and sell records you

must have some affiliation with the prison system. It’s a good thing the next artist breaks the

mold. Lecrae, an Atlanta Christian

rapper by way of Houston, enters the charts with his fourth studio album Rehab. 

I should have included him in last week’s “Dropping” because Lecrae

definitely has a fan base out there. Rehab moves 25,864 copies this week giving

him the 19th spot on the countdown. 

Also, because I accidentally snubbed him last week here is a little promo

video from Lecrae about the new album.

Coming in at 22 is West Coast legend Ice Cube with his ninth

studio album I Am the West. Cube sells 21,436 this week.

Drake takes a hard dip, from 19 to 36, with his debut album Thank Me Later. This week the Canadian MC sells 13,555 copies

bringing his total to 1,112,162.

Finally, Rick Ross also takes a significant drop, from 32 to

44, with his fourth studio album Teflon

Don. This week he moves 10,461

copies bringing his totals to 415,776.

Dropping This Week

First up in “Dropping” is Waka Flocka Flame who releases his

debut album this week entitled Flockaveli. The album features French Montana, YG Hootie,

Joe Moses, Baby Bomb, Slim Dunkin, Roscoe Dash, Wale, Gudda Gudda, Pastor Troy,

Popa Smurf, Kebo Gotti, Lil Capp, Uncle Murda, Ra Diggs, Bo Deal, Cartier, and


The late Pimp C has a posthumous release entitled The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones. The new album features Lil Wayne, Bun B,

Drake, Chamillionaire, Jazze Pha, Gator Mane, E-40, Young Jeezy, Too Short,

Rick Ross, Slim Thug, Ivory P, Cory Mo, Hezeleo, BankRoll Jones, Bub, Da

Underdawgz, Webbie, Lil Boosie, and J-Dawg.

Canibus releases his tenth solo, studio album C of Tranquiliy. I’m a fan and even I had no idea this was

coming out. The album features

production by DJ Premier, Jake One, and Scram Jones for fans that believe

Canibus’ only flaw is his knack for picking horrible production.

8Ball and MJG drop their ninth album, From the Bottom 2 the Top, this week. For fans that enjoyed the groups May release,

Ten Toes Down, this is said to be

more of the same from the Memphis duo.

BG returns with his 11th studio album, HollyHood, which features the Chopper

City Boyz, Trey Songz, Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Magnolia Chop, Hot Beezo, Gar, Lady

Dolla, Bun B, and DJ Jubilee.

Not a bad week for Hip Hop. 

I’m guessing Waka, Pimp, and BG make it in the top 50 next week with a

possible appearance from 8Ball & MJG. 

Don’t know about Canibus (I do….but I’m trying to be nice) but we’ll

see. Maybe I’ll pick up a copy. See you next week.