Theres a Democratic
president losing favor in the media. The Republicans are gaining control in the
government. Random politicians are making random
soundbites about popular rappers. There are a few rappers
going to jail or getting in trouble with the law. MC
Hammer has a record out. Did we go
back in time? Is it the early 90s? What is going on? I guess we should be expecting another Tupac
album soon because it feels like déjà vu.
Whats next? Are Starter Jackets
coming back? Well, on a good note it is
kind of funny that George Bush is still shook by Kanyes
And speaking of good notes,
Lil Wayne is set to walk out of jail this Thursday and will be greeted by
having the number four album in the country.
I Am Not A Human Being moves
another 43,201 copies bringing the EPs totals to 357,335.
He is followed by Eminem
whose latest album, Recovery, has
moved up three spots to number five. The
37,757 copies sold this week brings the albums totals to 2,913,922.
All the way down at the 34th
spot is Waka Flocka Flame whose debut album has so far sold 75,594. This week the Atlanta rapper moves 9,879
Rick Ross fourth album, Teflon
Don, also moves up, from 42 to 38, by selling 9,316 copies. Ross has sold 452,954 copies to date.
Drake is directly behind Ross at the number 39th
spot. His debut, Thank Me Later, went
platinum awhile ago and the 9,108 copies sold by him this week brings the
albums totals to 1,143,650.
Finally, John Legend and The Roots, on the heels of their
performance this weekend and the National Mall in Washington DC, move another
7,623 copies of their 60s inspired album Wake
Up. So far the collaboration has
sold 145,310 copies.
Dropping This Week
Devin the Dude drops another album with minimal
marketing. I from Houston and I didnt
even know he was coming out with a new album.
Its a shame because I dont think he has put out a disappointing album
to date. (of course Im a little biased .but
Im sure there are plenty of fans out there that will tell you the same.) Gotta
Be Me is the seventh studio album from Devin and his second to be released
this year. Hes been adding a lot of
work to his critically acclaimed collection since ending his decade-and-a-half relationship
with Rap-A-Lot in 2008. If you like
weed, wine, or women then take a listen to the latest from Devin.
This isnt necessarily a Hip Hop album but this next group
has such an influence that they get included in dropping. The Pharrell fronted band, N.E.R.D, drop
their fourth studio album, Nothing,
this week. The new album features T.I.
and Nelly Furtado, and if you pick up the deluxe edition there is a track with
Not a lot coming out this week but there are some
anticipated albums on the horizon. Next