1) Death Grips The Powers That B (Third Worlds) also avail in vinyl
2) Action Bronson Mr. Wonderful (Atlantic)
3) Greg Grease Born to Lurk x Forced to Work (Sound Verite)
4) Your Old Droog Your Old Droog (Your Old Droog)
5) J-Live His Own Self (Mortier)
The new Amoeba hip-hop chart number one album is The Powers That B by one of a kind NorCal group Death Grips. The new double album (avail in both CD and vinyl formats) is the group's fourth studio album and is essentially a two-in-one LP release since it includes both the previously released June 2014 free digital download full-length Niggas on the Moon, plus the second half of the 2 album set been Jenny Death - aka Disc 2. Now some protest that Death Grips do not qualify as "hip-hop." E-Lit, who supplied the above current Berkeley hip-hop chart, does not. And neither do I. My feeling is that this totally unique Sacramento trio do not fall under any already established genre or sub-genre of any music and that hip-hop is as good a descriptive starting point as any other to label the band with or, as Amoeba.com accurately labels the group's aggressive sound and crediting them with, "basically created their own genre of aggressive electro noise, Zach Hill’s wildman drumming and MC Ride’s berserk raps."