Twenty five years after releasing their first album, New York Hip Hop/Punk trio the Beastie Boys are enjoying the critical and commercial success of their eighth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2. The EMI Records release, which dropped before Part One, features artists that Adrock, MCA and Mike D have influenced, including Nas and Santigold. The work held the #6 spot for a second consecutive week.

Maintaining a Top 10 in their second week, SNL‘s Lonely Island trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone watched their sophomore Comedy/Rap album Turtleneck & Chain fall four spaces to #7. The second go-round after 2009’s Incredibad features emcees Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg.

DangerDOOM/Gnarls Barkley member/producer Danger Mouse’s latest project, with Italian composer Danielle Luppi, Rome, nearly cracked the Top 10. The Capitol/EMI Records release, coming in at #11, is inspired by the scores of 1960s “Spaghetti Western” films. In fact, Rome reunites Cantori Moderni, the choir who worked on The Good The Bad and The Ugly.



Bruno Mars’ Doo-Wops & Holligans, now a platinum release, maintained the #17 spot.

British emcee Tinie Tempah‘s 2010 album, Disc-Overy made its US debut this month. The EMI Records project scored a Top 20, after the success of “Written In The Stars,” selling 16,000 domestic units. The album features production from Swedish House Mafia and No I.D.

* 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
6 Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2 24,000 194,000
7 Lonely Island Turtleneck & Chain 24,000 92,000
11 Danger Mouse & Danielle Luppi Rome 23,000 23,000
17 Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans 19,000 1,036,000
20 Tinie Tempah Disc-Overy 16,000 16,000

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania emcee Wiz Khalifa is climbing towards a gold plaque for his major label debut, Rolling Papers. The Rostrum/Atlantic Records star and DXnext alum’s best-selling work to date features Curren$y and Too Short, with popular hits “I Roll Up” and “Black and Yellow” .

Odd Future’s leader, Tyler, the Creator’s Goblin sold another 13,000 units, landing it the #31 spot. A follow-up to 2009’s self-released Bastard, Goblin features band-mates Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and Frank Ocean. The largely self-produced XL Recordings effort crossed the 50,000 mark.

Warner Brothers/Asylum Records’ teens sensations the New Boyz released their sophomore album. Featuring Big Sean, Tyga and production from Meech Wells, Too Cool To Care is 10 tracks which scored a Top 40 debut.

Atlanta, Georgia veteran emcee Killer Mike‘s fourth official album, PL3DGE entered the charts at #105. The SMC Recordings/Grand Hustle/Grind Time independent release cleared 4,000 units, as the third in Mike’s I Pledge Allegiance To Grind Time indie release series. The Dungeon Family alum’s latest work featured Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane and an anticipated reunion with mentor Big Boi.

Blink 182’s Travis Barker’s solo debut returned to the charts, climbing over 50 spots to #143. The Interscope Records release of Give The Drummer Some sold over 3,000 units last week, reaching approximately 63,000 overall. The work features Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi and Lil Wayne, among many others.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
25 Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers
15,000 402,000
31 Tyler, The Creator Goblin 13,000 58,000
40 New Boyz Too Cool To Care 12,000 12,000
105 Killer Mike PL3DGE 4,300 4,400
143 Travis Barker Give The Drummer Some 3,300 63,000

Can Rick Ross’ latest troop of Wale, Meek Mill and Pill score a Top 3 debut? Will Jadakiss’ retail mixtape I Love You, now a digital Def Jam Records release make a dent in the charts? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.