There were five new releases on the charts this week. And while no Hip Hop albums managed to crack the top ten, E-40 was joined by ¡MAYDAY! along with DJ Premier and Bumpy Knuckles for a total of six new Hip Hop albums charting this week.
E-40 Charts Four Times With His Block Brochure Collection
After releasing pairs of separate albums in both 2010 and 2011 with his Revenue Retrievin series, Vallejo, California veteran E-40 topped himself by releasing the Block Brochure trilogy last week. The complete set, which combines all three albums, debuted at the #42 spot with 9,500 copies sold. Meanwhile, when sold separately, Volumes 1,2 and 3 landed at the 56, 57 and 70 spots respectively. By both selling the albums separately and bundling them together, E-40 totaled over 32,000 albums sold.
¡MAYDAY!, DJ Premier and Bumpy Knuckles Place Albums On The Charts
Miami Beach, Florida collective began their partnership with Strange Music by making a strong showing. Their album Take Me To Your Leader debuted at the #86 spot with 5,400 units sold. Famed Long Island emcee/producer Bumpy Knuckles (aka Freddie Foxxx) and Gang Starr’s DJ Premier saw their collaborative album Kolexxxion land in the top 200 at the #156 spot to round out all of this week’s new Hip Hop entries.
Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/1/2012
#22. Drake – Take Care – 15,900 (1,651,973)
#31. Tyga – Careless World: Rise of the Last King – 12,400 (169,432)
#34. Odd Future – OF Tape Vol.2 – 11,900 (52,000)
#35. Diggy – Unexpected Arrival – 11,500 (32,900)
#41. Young Jeezy – TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition – 9,900 (540,000)
#42. E-40 – Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1,2 & 3 – 9,500 (9,500)
#56. ¡MAYDAY! – Take Me To Your Leader – 5,400 (5,400)
#156. DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles – Kolexxxion – 3,000 (3,000)
* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.
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