This past week was slower on the charts for Rap and Rap-related music. For the first time in a number of weeks, the genre nearly lacked representation in the Top 5. However, Lil Wayne‘s I Am Not A Human Being assumed that space after bouncing back to #1 last week, with the CD version hitting retailers. Wayne moved into 300,000 territory this past week on the album, with tracks featuring Young Money Records artists such as Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Twist.

Eminem’s Recovery scooted to #8, down just one from last week. The Interscope/Aftermath Entertainment release has the possibility of reaching the three million mark by year’s end.

Trey Songz slid four more spots to #17 last week with his Passion, Pain & Pleasure. Hitting the 430,000 unit-mark, Trey may now be Atlantic Records’ biggest star in the wake of T.I.’s legal woes. The Petersburg, Virginia native’s fourth album features Drake and Nicki Minaj.

Songz’ label-mate, Bruno Mars came in at #24 with his debut Doo Wops & Hooligans. After scoring exposure via his “Nothin’ On You” feature alongside B.o.B. earlier this year, Doo Wops & Hooligans features Damian Marley. It was announced yesterday that Donnis and Matt & Kim will join Mars on his album’s tour.

Brick Squad rapper Waka Flocka Flame fell to #32. The Atlanta sensation’s debut, Flockaveli features Pastor Troy, Wale and Uncle Murda. The Lex Luger-produced artist won the cosign of even former Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight in the last week.

* Please note: figures below approximated to nearest thousandth.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
5 Lil Wayne I Am Not A Human Being
65,000 323,000
8 Eminem Recovery 43,000 2,861,000
17 Trey Songz Passion, Pain & Pleasure
23,000 430,000
24 Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans 17,000 99,000
32 Waka Flocka Flame Flockaveli
12,000 67,000

Rick Ross remains trying to carry his acclaimed Teflon Don release over the 500,000 mark. The Def Jam album, featuring contributions from Kanye West, Jay-Z, Erykah Badu and Cee-Lo sits just 7,000 units below 450,000 overall. With a strong push, the album could meet its plaque by the holiday season.

Gucci Mane passed the 100,000 mark with just 10 units, selling his The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted. It is presently believed that Gucci is in drug rehabilitation in Georgia, entering a 28-day program last week. Official sources have yet to confirm.

UGK co-founder Pimp C’s final posthumous album, The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones sits just below 30,000 overall units sold. With production by Cory Mo and Steve Below, the Rap-A-Lot Records project features the likes of Drake, Young Jeezy, David Banner and Too Short.

As Drake witnessed with So Far Gone and Thank Me Later, Kid Cudi may need to release a new album to watch his debut earn a plaque. Next month’s Man On The Moon: The Legend of Mr. Rager may carry last year’s Man On The Moon: The End of Day over the 500,000 mark for the Universal Motown Records star. Executive produced by Kanye West, the album features Common and Chip Tha Ripper.

Ice Cube‘s I Am The West sits just below 40,000 at #127 on the charts. Released through Cube’s own Lench Mob Records, the aggressive collection of songs featured fellow west coast pioneer WC, as well as veteran Jayo Felony and Cube’s son, OMG. I Am The West featured a reunion with 24-year production partner Sir Jinx, as well as iTunes bonus tracks produced by E-A-Ski and DJ Quik.


Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
45 Rick Ross Teflon Don
9,200 443,000
52 Gucci Mane The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted 8,000 100,000
107 Pimp C The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones
4,000 28,000
112 Kid Cudi Man On The Moon: The End of Day
4,000 479,000
127 Ice Cube I Am The West
3,500 39,000

Will Real Talk’s Pastor Troy releases crack the charts next week? Can Tanya Morgan gain some chart recognition through Von Pea’s Pea’s Gotta Have It project? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.