ChartWatch for September 8, 2010
So DMX doesn’t
think Plies can rap. It’s about time
an artist stated their opinion with a name.
Granted, DMX can’t rap anymore (or he can rap and he’s hiding his
abilities really well) but it’s good
to see the opinion out there.
Welcome to ChartWatch where we count down the top sales in
hip Hop and show you the albums dropping this week. Oh and, as you can see from the opening line,
we occasionally talk about your favorite rapper. Not every rapper….just the bad ones. But calm down Plies fans….it’s just jokes. I guess I probably offended DMX fans as well
with that first line. Sorry?
By the way, Plies I wouldn’t respond. I make fun of both of you but we know X can
still rap if given the opportunity. Don’t
give him the opportunity.
First up is an artist that hasn’t had a problem seizing on
his comeback opportunity. Eminem holds
strong at the number three spot. This
week Recovery moves 92,185 copies bringing
Eminem’s total sales for the album to 2,437,182.
He is followed by Drake who jumps up two spots to number
15. The Canadian rapper’s debut album, Thank Me Later, continues to move units,
adding another 19,559 copies this week to its 1,046,208 total.
Rick Ross falls to 25, selling 15,942 copies of his fourth
album Teflon Don. So far the Miami MC has moved a total of
Fabolous enters the charts at number 32 with his latest There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music
Mixtape. The Brooklyn MC joins the
charts with 12,726 copies sold.
The Black Eyed Peas continue their sales reign this week by
moving 9,628 copies of their fifth studio album, The E.N.D. That might not
seem like much but the group’s total sales for the album is 2,750,952.
Finally B.o.B comes in at 47 with his debut The Adventures of Bobby Ray. The Atlanta MC sells 7,934 copies bringing
his total sales to 363,102.
Dropping This Week
In the words of Scarface, off of his mixtape Dopeboy Music, “Ya’ll sleeping on
K-Rino.” The Houston rapper, who has
been making music for over 2 decades, drops his latest album this week entitled
Annihilation of the Evil Machine. This is K-Rino’s 16th solo album
and if that’s not enough he has a countless number of compilations and mixtapes. For those that don’t know or just want to
take a listen you can pretty much find this whole album on YouTube. Take a listen and then go support the music.
Keeping it in Texas is Dallas rapper Dorrough who returns
with his second album Get Big. The rapper’s second studio album contains
production work from Nitti, Mouse, Raw Smoov and Drumma Boy with guest appearances
from Juvenile, Yo Gotti, Ray J, Jim Jones, and Slim Thug.
Is anybody here familiar with Blue Sky Black Death? They are a production duo out of Seattle and
San Francisco that have created some incredible albums like Razah’s Ladder with
Wu affiliate Hell Razah and The Evil
Jeanius with Jean Grae. That second
album should be noted because it caused a slight underground controversy. Jean did not record for this album. BSBD just used her prerecorded verses and
crafted beats around it. That’s didn’t
this week entitled
That’s it for ChartWatch this week. Buy (download) an album.