Amoeba Music Hollywood Top Five Week Ending 07: 26:13
1) Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail
2) Kanye West Yeezus
3) U-God Keynote Speaker
4) Dr Dre The Chronic
5) MF Doom Mm. Food?
As well as the universally popular new joints from Jay-Z
and Kanye West
(Magna Carta Holy Grail
respectively), popular sellers at Amoeba Hollywood this past week have included some older, classic releases including Dr Dre
's two decade old and still going strong, landmark, influential album The Chronic
and MF Doom
's ever amazing almost full decade old recording Mm. Food?
which never gets old. Meantime the brand new addition to the top five above from the LA store is U-God's Keynote Speaker.
Most fans agree that U-God may not be the strongest member of the Clan known as Wu-Tang
that he co-founded but the artist born Lamont Jody Hawkins
is still most definitely a very talented artist with more depth than many often give him credit for. And Keynote Speaker
, released this week on RZA
's Soul Temple Records
, instantly proves this point with a sound that is sure to satisfy longtime fans of the Wu-Tang who fiend for something new from the Staten Island hip-hop legends. This thirst is further satisfied with album guest shots from Wu members Method Man
and Inspectah Deck.
Other U-God album guests include Elzhi
and Styles P
. But for the best idea of what Keynote Speaker
sounds like check out the brand new video below of the album track "Skyscraper" that includes lots of great aerial and street shots of New York City from Times Square down to the still under construction Freedom Tower. Also below is the brand new video from Chill Moody for his song "Chains."