Childish Gambino "3005" (from Because the Internet - his number one album at Amoeba)
Amoeba Music Hollywood Hip-Hop Top Five for Week Ending January 31 2014
1) Childish Gambino Because the Internet (Glassnote)
2) Dam-Funk & Snoopzilla 7 Days of Funk (Stones Throw)
3) Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Interscope)
4) Dom Kennedy Get Home Safely (The Other Peoples Money Co.)
5) Earl Sweatshirt Doris (Columbia)
Shout out to Ervin at Amoeba Hollywood for this week's hip-hop chart that reflects the best sellers at the SoCal store and pretty much repeats last week's chart from the store. Meanwhile a brand new release not on this chart but selling well and likely to be on next week's chart is the The Step Brothers' Lord Steppington on Rhymesayers Entertainment (CD & 2 LP vinyl) that is really an amazing album. I have listened to it repeatedly over the past week and each listen hear some new part due to its intricately layered production - thanks to the endlessly talented duo of The Alchemist and Evidence who make up the Step Brothers and are joined by a excellently chosen group of guest emcees throughout the 14 tracks including Oh No ("Draw Something") and Styles P ("No Hesitation").