Amoeba Music Hollywood Weekly Hip-Hop Top Five Chart: 02:19:10
1) The Madlib Medicine Show 1, Before The Verdict featuring Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw)
2) Strong Arm Steady In Search of Stoney Jackson (Stones Throw)
3) Slum Village Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 2.10 (Barak Records)
4) Mathematics Presents Return Of The Wu And Friends (Gold Dust Media)
5) DJ Green Lanern & Styles P The Green Ghost Project (Invasion Music Group)
New releases on the latest hip-hop chart from Amoeba Music Hollywood include the Slum Village reissue by Barak Records of Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 2.10 (in a two CD set), and also the equally recommended producer DJ Green Lantern and rapper Styles P collaboration The Green Ghost Project which features cameos from Styles P's fellow D-Block cohorts Jadakiss, and Sheek Louch, as well as guest shots from M.O.P, N.O.R.E, Uncle Murda, and Junior Reid. Appearing on DJ Green Lantern's label, the renowned mix DJ, who initially built his rep as the main DJ for Eminem's Shady Records label, shares production credits here with the Alchemist, Scram Jones, and Statik Selektah, a great combination of two of the best. Also new but not recommended, unless you don't have a lot of Wu Tang in your collection already, is the Feb 16th release Mathematics Presents Return Of The Wu And Friends, which really offers little new to the true Wu fan, with re-released tracks and some slightly modified/remixed ones, as the website HipHopDX so accurately pointed out. The tracks "It’s What it Is” and “Iron God Chamber” both appeared on Masta Killa’s album Made In Brooklyn four years ago, while the songs “Strawberries & Cream” and “Rush” are scooped straight from DJ Mathematics’ very own 2005 album, The Problem. It is not that this is a bad album by any means, but rather it is slightly misleading in its presentation, which implies it is chock-a-block with fresh new material.