It's been a dwindling week for hip-hop on The Billboard 200. Out of the four acts that made it onto the top 40, all but one, Ludacris, lost ground.

Luda’s Battle of the Sexes held on to its No. 11 spot from last week. His seventh studio album sold 26,200 this week and 310,000 to date according to Nielsen Soundscan.

'Cris beat out the chart topping Black Eyed Peas, who slipped down a couple notches to the No. 13 position this week. The E.N.D. sold 24,600 units this week, which is impressive considering this is week number 44 for the album on the charts and their overall sales have topped 2.4 million.

Next up is Lil Wayne’s Rebirth, coming in at No. 25 with 14,900 units sold this week and 504,500 overall.

Wu Massacre plummeted from it’s No. 12 debut to No. 37 in it’s second week. The Method Man, Ghostface and Raekwon effort moved 10,900 units this week and 49,000 to date. —Brooklyne Gipson