HipHopDX users were recently asked to rate the week’s top charting Hip Hop albums

The Ranker list, which HipHopDX uses to assess reader responses below, calculates the votes based on a “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” system and it creates a list with the data users input. Ranker lists the albums from top to bottom, based on the total number of votes and regardless of how many thumbs up a particular album gets. The order of the albums featured on the lists fluctuates as votes are cast. 

50 Cent’s Animal Ambition earned the top spot. The album earned 703 thumbs up and 106 thumbs down. An anonymous reader commented on the effort, saying, “Shit album sales from 50 but this album done what he set out for it to do, get him back in position being talked about in hip hop. Lets see how SKI does in September if that doesn’t sell at least 80k its over. At this stage of his career 50 Cent is bigger than rap though.” 

Other readers were less optimistic about 50 Cent’s album sales. A reader named “50 fell off” said: “Wow.I just got through listening to the entire 11 track album that 50 calls Animal Ambition.I am disappointed and there is no doubt a lot of Hiphop fans are disappointed too.Too much singing.Too many slow beats.You would think you are listening to another R&B artist instead of the gangster rapper with several hard hits we all used to bump our heads to.No hating here but 50 fell way off especially when you consider how BIG he once was in the game & also the fact that…this is a COMEBACK album. Smh.” 

Michael Jackson’s Xscape earned the second place spot with 159 thumbs up and 140 thumbs down. Pharrell came in third place with G  I  R  Lwhich earned the rapper-producer-singer 152 thumbs up and 152 thumbs down. 

Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic lands in the #4 spot this week with 80 thumbs up and 214 thumbs down. Mariah Carey’s album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, arrived in last place with 70 thumbs up and 211 thumbs down. 

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