I don’t think I’m in the minority of hip-hop heads when I admit that the first time I heard Lecrae was on “Live & Let Live” off Statik Selektah’s latest album, Population Control. I mean I was aware of the numbers that Lecrae was putting up, but I had no real interest in checking him out due to his niche in the Christian rap genre. Read More
E-40 is a hustler; you can’t deny that. The Bay Area legend pulled one over on consumers last March when he released a double album, sold separately on the same day, and he’s back at it again, taking things to a whole new level on his triple album, The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1, 2 & 3. 40 Water showed his hustler ambitions by selling this as both a package deal and three separate albums. Combined, The Block Brochure has sold over 32,000 units, making E-40 the real winner this week. Miami crew ¡MAYDAY! did more than scratch the surface this week by landing an unexpected Top 200 slot with the release of their Stange Music debut, Take Me To Your Leader. The album features Tech N9ne, Ace Hood, and Murs, among others. In other release news, DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles scanned a respectable 3,000 units of their collabo album, KoleXXXion. You can check out photos from their album release party here. Check back next week to see if Nicki Minaj lands the number 1 spot with her zany sophomore effort Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
E-40 “The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1, 2 & 3″ – 9,578 (76% digital)
E-40 “The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 2″ – 7,940 (3% digital)
E-40“The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1″ – 7,817 (2% digital)
E-40“The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 3″ – 6,867 (0% digital)
¡MAYDAY! “Take Me To Your Leader”- 5,439 (33% digital)
DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles “KoleXXXion” – 3,099 (26% digital)
Actual Proof “Black Boy Radio” – 607 (100% digital)
Gift Of Gab “Next Logical Progression” – 495 (54% digital)
On Monday March 26, 2012, DJ Premier and Bumpy Knuckles held a release party for their collaborative project, KoleXXXion, at NYC’s Highline Ballroom. In addition to the veteran rap duo, several legends including Pete Rock, Sweet T, Heather B., M.O.P., Kid Capri, Eric B., DJ Kool Herc, Naughty By Nature, The Cold Crush Brothers, O.C., Grandmaster Flash, Big Shug, Lord Finesse, NYG’z, and more attended. The event was hosted by Flavor Flav. Click through to see photos from the event. Photos by Bernard Smalls.