Amoeba Hollywood Hip-Hop Top Five Week Ending 09:07:12
1) JJ DOOM Key to the Kuffs (Lex Records)
2) 2 Chainz Based on a T.R.U. Story (Deluxe Edition) (Def Jam)
3) 2 Chainz Based on a T.R.U. Story (Def Jam)
4) Nas Life is Good (Def Jam)
5) Aesop Rock Skelethon (Rhymesayers)
The latest top five hip-hop chart from Amoeba Hollywood this week is pretty consistent with the last few weeks at each Amoeba with the top sellers including the highly recommended new albums from Nas ( Life is Good), Aesop Rock, (Skelethon ), and DOOM's (formerly MF Doom) latest outing with producer Jneiro Jarel as JJ DOOM - Key to the Kuffs which I was surprised to hear some DOOM fans were not feeling upon first listen. I really like it and believe it stands side by side in quality with his previous work and that Jneiro's production compliments DOOM - and the other guests - perfectly. My personal favorite tracks are "Banished," "Guv'nor," "Borin' Convo," Dawg Friendly," and the opening sample heavy, album intro track "Waterlogged." Again on this week's Amoeba chart are both versions of 2 Chainz Based on a T.R.U. Story (regular and the Deluxe Edition) from the ever popular artist who was among those featured performers at last night's MTV's Video Music Awards (VMA).