Amoeba Music Berkeley Hip-Hop Top Five: 02:16:09
1) RZA Afro Samurai Resurrection:The Soundtrack
2) Madlib Beat Konducta 5 - 6: (Stones Throw)
3) Kayne West 808s & Heartbreak (Roc-A-Fella
4) Foreign Exchange Leave It All Behind (Hard Boiled)
5) Q-Tip The Renaissance (Motown/Universal)
Thanks to Inti at the Telegraph Avenue Amoeba Music store in Berkeley for the latest Hip-Hop Top Five, a weekly chart of best selling hip-hop full-length CDs. RZA, who recently rocked it in San Francisco at Mezzanine, where he headlined last Sunday night, scores the number one chart position with his wonderful Afro-Samurai Resurrection: The Soundtrack on TVT for the ultra-violent Spike TV animated show. This latest release from the prolific WU warrior, who nowadays lives in LA, is also selling well at the other two Amoeba stores. Meanwhile, another SoCal resident, the even more prolific, endlessly talented and highly influential producer Madlib, who considers himself a "DJ first, producer second, and MC last," continues to dominate the Amoeba top 5 (and near every other hip-hop chart) -- this time with his latest installment in the Beat Konducta series on Stones Throw Records.