1) Kendrick Lamar Good Kid M.A.A.D City (Aftermath)
2) Meek Mill Dreams and Nightmares (Warner)
3) Sean Price Mic Tyson (Duck Down Records)
4) Vinnie Paz God Of The Serengeti (Enemy Soil)
5) Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 (Atlantic)
Hard to believe that it is already mid November, just a week away from Black Friday Record Store Day, and a little over six weeks to 2013! For me this year has flown by but along the way 2012 has blessed us with a bounty of non-stop, quality hip-hop releases from such artists as Saigon, Homeboy Sandman, El-P, Aesop Rock, Casual, Killer Mike, and Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid M.A.A.D City on Aftermath which is number one on the Amoeba chart for the third straight week in a row. Other releases on this week's hip-hop top five, courtesy of the Hollywood Amoeba store, include Vinnie Paz's God Of The Serengeti (on Enemy Soil), Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 on Atlantic), as well as the two brand new chart entries from Meek Mill (Dreams and Nightmares on Warner Brothers) and Sean Price (Mic Tyson on Duck Down Records).