Amoeba Berkeley Hip-Hop Top 5 Chart: Week Ending 09:05:15
1. Dr. Dre Compton (Aftermath/Interscope)
2. Eligh 80HRTZ (Legendary/Crowsnest)
3. The Foreign Exchange Tales From the Land of Milk and Honey (Foreign Exchange Music)
4. Z-Man & Tahaj the 1rst "Flea Circus" (Solidarity)
5. Method Man The Meth Lab (Tommy Boy) (avail in LP)
Riding high off the buzz surrounding the new N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre's new album Compton which has been selling extremely well despite some mixed reviews on the long awaited solo album (with many mic guest spots including Kendrick Lamar) from the high profile producer/ entrepreneur who first came to fame via N.W.A all those years ago. Among the other top five chart entries from Amoeba's Berkeley store above include The Foreign Exchange Tales From the Land of Milk and Honey, Living Legends star Eligh's newest release 80HRTZ, Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man's The Meth Lab that is available from Amoeba in both CD and LP/vinyl formats, and Bay Area power duo of longtime unique emcee Z-Man (recently profiled on the Amoeblog) and producer Tahaj the First. These two Bay talents joined forces on Flea Circus that is available at the San Francisco and Berkeley Amoeba stores and is released via legendary underground San Francisco hip-hop crew Bored Stiff's prolific label Solidarity Records. Note that the SF group's main star Equipto (along with Otayo Dubb) will be among the performers at Hiero Day today - read on for more details.