Amoeba Music Hollywood Top Five Week Ending 09: 27:13
1) Earl Sweatshirt Doris (Columbia)
2) Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail (Def Jam)
3) Kanye West Yeezus (Def Jam)
4) Terrace Martin 3ChordFold (Empire Dist.)
5) A$AP Ferg Trap Lord (RCA)
As he makes headlines this week over his humorless Twitter rants against Jimmy Kimmel's jokes, Kanye West's latest album Yeezus on Def Jam continues to sell well at Amoeba. Undoubtedly a most talented artist Kanye is at his best when he sticks to simply making music or overseeing his GOOD (Getting Out Our Dreams) music label. Personally I prefer when artists stick to simply making music and not making war with fellow artists as seems to be increasingly more common these days with examples including rapper turned savvy entrepreneur Jay-Z whose acclaimed latest/twelfth studio album Magna Carta Holy Grail on Def Jam is still charting at Amoeba nearly three full months since it arrived in the store. Jay-Z's recent verbal feud targets have included Harry Belafonte (who last month accused Hov of not being active enough in uplifting his race) and more recently Yoko Ono who he raps negatively about in a verse on the new (soon to drop) Justin Timberlake album The 20/20 Experience #2 that arrives in Amoeba early next week (read story here). In olden days feuds between artists would inspire creative response battle rap records. Nowadays they typically result in negative, nasty, name calling, Twitter rants. I miss the old days!