Amoeba Music Berkeley Hip-Hop Top Five: 11:07:08
1) Paris Acid Reflex (Guerrilla Funk/Fontana)
2) Mighty Underdogs Droppin' Science
Fiction (Definitive Jux)
3) Murs Murs for President (Warner)
4) T.I. Paper Trail (Grand Hustle/Atlantic)
5) Black Milk Tronic (Fat Beats)
Thanks to Tunde at the Berkeley Amoeba Music for this week's Hip-Hop Top Five sales-based chart, which finds the Bay Area's own Paris in the number one slot and his thought-provoking, lyrically charged, recommended new album Acid Reflex on Guerrilla Funk/Fontana. If you missed the interview with the controversial artist when it was published last week, click here to read the Amoeblog Paris interivew.
Reactions to Barack Obama's victory on Tuesday were upbeat (to put it mildly) in hip-hop circles. Longtime Fillmore, San Francisco rapper San Quinn told Amoeblog the next day, "Hopefully with him winning it will give little black kids in America a new sense of hope to know that instead of drug dealers and rappers and basketball players and football players and many other stereotypical but true things that we choose to be, including killing off each other, that now we have a chance if we keep our slate clean to be the president of the United States."