Young Buck and MIMS Make Strong Debuts On This Week’s Billboard Chart
In an unusually crowded week for hip-hop releases, G-Unit’s Young Buck managed to come out on top. Buck’s highly anticipated sophomore project, Buck The World, will debut on this week’s Billboard charts at No. 3 after moving 140,000 copies. His first LP, Straight Outta Cashville, also debuted at No. 3 back in 2004, selling 240,000 copies in its first week. Directly behind Buck on the charts we see newcomer MIMS grabbing the No. 4 spot with his debut, Music Is My Savior. The Washington Heights, NY native sold just under 78,000 copies of the LP, powered by his hugely popular single, “This Is Why I’m Hot.” Next up, we have Def Jam’s Redman with his latest, Red Gone Wild: Thee Album. The Newark, NJ veteran lands at No. 13 with about 44,000 units sold. Following Red is Houston’s Lil Flip at No. 14 with I Need Mine, his first project since signing with Asylum Records last year. Finally we have two independent releases from some time tested industry vets. Prodigy of Mobb Deep pushed 26,700 copies of his Alchemist helmed solo project, Return of the Mac, to land at No. 32. Bandana P’s KOCH Records label mates, Daz and Kurupt, will land at No. 77 after 11,600 people picked up their latest Dogg Pound project, Dogg Chit.