Amoeba Music Hollywood Hip-Hop Top Five: Week Ending June 24, 2011
1) Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (Capitol)
2) Randpm Axe Random Axe (Duck Down)
3) Hail Mary Mallon Are You Gonna Eat That? (Rhymesayers)
4) Bad Meets Evil Hell: the Sequel (Shady Records)
5) Blu Her Favorite Colo(u)r (Nature Sounds)
The top selling hip-hop releases at the Amoeba Hollywood store this week are in perfect sync with what's also popular at the two Bay Area Amoebas. These include the Beastie Boys powerful overdue return (Hot Sauce Committee Part 2) which only gets better with every listen (on a related note check out Mike D's fave NYC eateries), LA hip-hop talent Blu's reissue (Her Favorite Colo(u)r), and Bad Meets Evil's Hell: the Sequel from Detroit rap duo Eminem and Royce Da 5'9." This release is so popular that it is the best selling album in the country this week, landing on the number one Billboard pop albums spot; a feat that may not be new to Emimen but is certainly for a pleasantly stunned Royce who told MTV News this week that, "You know I ain't never sold no records. I knew it had the potential. I just really was more focused on the whole 'critically acclaimed' thing, and I think we achieved that."