HOLLYWOOD AMOEBA MUSIC HIP-HOP TOP FIVE:
1) Nas Untitled (Def Jam)
2) Immortal Technique The 3rd World (Viper)
3) Lil Wayne Tha Carter III (Cash Money/Universal)
4) Suga Free Smell My Finger (HMF/Warner)
5) Jean Gray + 9th Wonder Jeanius (Blacksmith/Warner)
Thanks to Scott Carlson in the hip-hop department at Amoeba Music Hollywood for this week's top selling albums chart, which includes in the number three slot the brand new release from SoCal's Suga Free, Smell My Finger, which dropped earlier this week.
Lil Wayne's hot selling new album (#3 on Amoeba chart) has caught the attention of Abkco Music who are suing the rapper, his songwriters, and his label (Cash Money - a division of Universal) for "copyright infringement and unfair competition" over a new Lil Wayne album track that appears to heavily borrow from the Rolling Stones song "Play With Fire" which they own rights to.
SF rapper Z-Man's group One Block Radius (the alt rock trio he is a part of when not doing solo stuff or with his Gurp City familia) have signed to Def Jam. The Cali based One Block Radius accurately describe their unique, pop-ready sound as "Pharcyde meets Steve Winwood meets Sublime meets Outkast meets Hall and Oates" and drop their major label debut in September.