Amoeba Music Hollywood Weekly Hip-Hop Top Five Chart: 08:20:10
1) Eminem Recovery (Aftermath, Interscope, Shady)
2) Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty (Def Jam)
3) Rick Ross Teflon Don (Def Jam)
4) The Roots How I Got Over (Def Jam)
5) Drake Thank Me Later (Cash Money Records)
Thanks to Marques at the Hollywood Amoeba Music for this week's hip-hop top five chart which, as he notes, "has a lot of the same releases from the past few weeks" still holding it down, including Drake, Eminem, The Roots, Big Boi, and Rick Ross. But by next week expect some changes when, no doubt, the just released and already much hyped Camu Tao debut album King of Hearts takes over.
The album is already one of Amoeba SF's Luis' hot picks. The posthumously released album is the debut from this talented Brooklyn-via-Ohio emcee, singer, & producer, who died two years ago after a protracted battle with lung cancer. The late artist's CD, which could as easily be filed under rock as rap, is an effective blend of hip-hop sensibilities with melodic pop/rock & electropunk and may even remind some of a grittier version of B.O.B. and (longtime fan) Kid Cudi. Had King of Hearts been released when it was first recorded it would have been ahead of the curve. Knowing that these recordings, which executive producer El-P deliberately kept in their raw original form, date back many years only adds to their greatness.