Top Five New Hip-Hop Albums: 05:06:16
1: Drake VIEWS (Republic)
2: Homeboy Sandman Kindness For Weakness (Stones Throw) (avail as LP)
3: ElZhi Lead Poison (Glow 365)
4: Chuuwee & Trizz Amerikka's Most Blunted 2 (Below Systems)
5: J Dilla Jay Love Japan (Vintage Vibes) (avail as LP) [Reissue]
"Like a day spent inside someone else’s head," is how Drake's new album VIEWS (Republic) is summed up in the Amoeba Review of the anticipated album that arrived in Amoeba yesterday. The Canadian star's first official album release since 2013's Nothing Was The Same and first full release since last year's "commercial mixtape" full-length If You're Reading This It's Too Late, VIEWS is already a bonafide commercial hit. The new album may have only dropped yesterday (as physical release but a week earlier as digital via certain outlet) but by midday Friday first week sales figures were released noting how the album was even outselling Beyonce's hugely hyped Lemonade that also arrived in Amoeba yesterday.