Amoeba Music Berkeley Weekly Hip-Hop Top Five Chart: 04:29:11
1) Atmosphere The Family Sign CD (Rhymesayers)
The new album from the most successful band in indie rap music expands upon the sound that they built with their live band on "To All My Friends/Blood Makes the Blade Holy.” The result? The Family Sign: A series of daring and memorable songs that take their musicianship to the next level.
These guys have built their fan base from the ground up through years of constant touring, so it's always nice to see them getting the support they rightfully deserve.
2) Del Tha Funky Homosapien Golden Era CD (Council)
Bay Area favorite Del’s new album is probably the best deal you’ll get on a hip hop CD in 2011. The package contains three full length CDs for the price of one, setting Del’s brand new unreleased recording Golden Era next to two albums previously only available in digital formats, Automatik Statik and Funk Man. The two free albums you get in the package are solid in their own right, and Golden Era continues the tradition of quality that Heiroglyphics fans have come to know Del for.