New York’s Losing the Lion’s Share – 2007 Recap

In 2007, 19 hip-hop singles reached the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100, 5 of which came from New York artists.

NEW YORK ARTISTS

“This is Why I’m Hot (Remix)” – Mims

“Last Night” – Diddy

“Make Me Better” – Fabolous Featuring Ne-Yo

“Ayo Technology” – 50 Cent Featuring Justin Timberlake

“Lip Gloss” – Lil Mama

GEORGIA ARTISTS

“Walk it Out” – UNK

“Crank That” – Soulja Boy Tell Em

“Shortie Like Mine” – Bow Wow Featuring Chris Brown

“Runaway Love” – Ludacris

“Big Things Poppin’” – T.I

“Party Like a Rockstar” – Shop Boyz

FLORIDA ARTISTS

“Shawty” – Plies

“Low” – Flo-Rida

ILLINOIS ARTISTS

“Stronger” – Kanye West

“Good Life” – Kanye West

MISSOURI ARTISTS

“Pop, Lock, and Drop It” – Huey

ALABAMA ARTISTS

“Throw Some D’s” – Rich Boy Featuring Polow da Don

LOUISIANA ARTISTS

“Ay Bay Bay” – Hurricane Chris

OHIO ARTISTS

“I Tried” – Bone Thugs

Out of the 19 hip-hop singles to reach the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 in 2007, only 2 were from new New York artists.

MIMS

Lil Mama

  • Anonymous

    Hip Hop is Dead came out in 06

  • Anslem

    Yup, Dec 19th to be exact, which meant it’s sales run on charts all happened in the 2007 calendar year. So that’s why it’s here instead of 2006 Billboard records because it didn’t register that year.

  • gaddic

    WORD
    Still one of the best ny albums for the decade
    nas is the truth

  • http://XXLMAG.COM YA DADDY

    WHOEVER VOTED FOR LIL MAMA LIKE MEN DRESSED S WOMEN OR BABIES FOR THAT MATTER…

  • Kenny D

    I think it was a tie between Hip Hop is Dead and American Gangster for not only best NY album, but best overall album in 2007

  • ErvGotti85

    Another thing where is Talib Kweli’s Eardrum which if I remember correctly debuted at #2 higher than One Man Band Man.

  • TYBO2020

    TALIB KWELI EARDRUM..ALBUM OF THAT YEAR..
    STOP WATCHIN’ SALES AND WHATNOT..
    MOST SELLIN’ ARTIST ARE WACK TO ME..
    AND THEIR AUDIENCE ARE RETARDS..
    EXAMPLE;STANS..

  • RJsney

    how is “I Get Money” not a canidate for best single? that was hottest by far…fabs album was dopest in my book though just saying…

  • Dom Walker

    what happened to eardrum.

  • RZArector

    This is exactly what is wrong with the music industry, we all so caught up in sales that we only count the top ten selling albums. For this reason New York has a MIMS album on the list but no 8 Diagrams. It wasn’t the WUs best album but its much better then half of the crap on this list. Also Joell Ortiz’s Album was the best of 2007. Unless we can stop worring about sales so much that we actually start copping the new trends to make a one hit wonder like Mims, Hip Hop will die.