Hip-Hop Rap-Up, Week End 10.12.12: MellowHype, Kanye, JJ DOOM, Xzibit + more

Posted by Billyjam, October 12, 2012 09:29am | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music Hollywood Hip-Hop Chart Week Ending 10:12:12

1) MellowHype Numbers (Columbia/3 Ent)

2) Far East Movement Dirty Bass (Interscope)

3) Kanye West Good Music Cruel Summer (Def Jam)

4) JJ DOOM Key to the Kuffs (Lex Records)

5) Xzibit Napalm (Caroline)

Odd Future continue their dominating streak at the Hollywood Amoeba with another number one with a bullet release on this week's chart in the form of MellowHype (the OFWGKTA duo of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain) whose sophomore album Numbers shot straight to number one since its release on Tuesday of this week. Although many are saying (and I agree) that this release is not as strong or as in-your-face adventurous as the MellowHype debut  BlackenedWhite, it is still a real good album with standout songs like "Monster," "Break," "GNC," "Monster," and the album's lead single "La Bonita. See that video below along with others from releases in the new Amoeba Top Five Hip-Hop chart including the heavy metal tinged title track from Xzibit's new album  Napalm that arrived in Amoeba this week.  Note that the Far East Movement album Dirty Bass is a chart re-entry of the album that dropped earlier in the summer.

As you already know the big Treasure Island Music Festival is happening this weekend in the Bay Area: tomorrow (Sat) and Sunday October 13 and 14th with the most hip-hop on the first day at the Bridge Stage. The Coup perform at 130pm and Public Enemy at 435pm tomorrow. Get a full timetable and schedule on the Amoeblog. Also happening in the Bay Area tomorrow at Gellert Park in Daly City long gone Daly City hip-hop record shop Cue's Records which closed back in 2000 after a relatively short but influential six year run will celebrate its legacy with a reunion BBQ that will include such DJs as Quest, Joe Quixx, Mista B, and Raw B all spinning sets.

Xzibit "Napalm" from
Napalm (2012)

MellowHype "La Bonita" from
Numbers (2012)

JJ DOOM "Guv'nor" from 
Key to the Kuffs (2012)

Far East Movement "Dirty Bass" from the album
Dirty Bass (2012)   

Kanye West GOOD Music "Mercy" from 
Good Music Cruel Summer (2012)

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Mellowhype (8), The Coup (26), Kanye (2), Jj Doom (7), Xzibit (2)