1) Nas Illmatic XX (Sony Legacy) (also on LP)
2) The Alchemist & Budgie The Good Book (Landspeed)
3) Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Pinata LP (Madlib Invazion)
4) Pharoahe Monch PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (W.A.R. Media)
5) Awol One & Gel Roc The Cloaks (Abalano Records)
Just in time for Record Store Day (tomorrow April 19th, 2014) is the special twenty year anniversary reissued vinyl version of Nas' classic April 1994 debut albumIllmatic (also on CD with bonus disc) which is this week's number one on the latest hip-hop chart at the Berkeley Amoeba store. Meanwhile number two on this brand new chart, thanks to E-Lit for the above video breakdown, is the two-disc 48 track collaborative album from The Alchemist and Budgie The Good Book on Landspeed Records which also arrived in Amoeba this Tuesday (April 15th) and, as E-Lit pointed out, is fueled by gospel samples exclusively. Another new chart entry that E-Lit is feeling a lot is The Cloaks which is the collaborative side project of Awol One and Gel Roc along with producer Awkward plus scratches by super talented DJ D-Styles.
Scroll down to end to peep the music video for the album track "Rule By Secrecy."