B.o.B. Leads the Three Rap Acts on Billboard Top 40

With no new hip-hop releases hitting the shelves last week, reps of the genre are few and far between on this week’s Billboard 200 sales chart, with only three rap acts even making it into the Top 40.

Leading the pack is Atlanta upstart B.o.B. with his major label debut The Adventures of Bobby Ray. The 2009 XXL Freshman fell one spot to No. 13 in his third week on the charts, selling an additional 27,400 units. Overall the ATLien sold 147,800 to date according to the Nielsen SoundScan.

Five slots down at No. 19 is the Black Eyed Peas. The pop-rap group’s Grammy-nominated disc, The E.N.D., picked up 18,800 more units in sales this week, making their 49-week tally stand at 2,517,700.

Ten more positions down is Chicago-born superstar Ludacris. The rapper/actor’s new LP, Battle of the Sexes, climbed four spots this go-round to No. 29. In his tenth week ’Cris moved 14,200 units, bringing his total numbers to 404,900.

Next week look for Nas and Damian Marley and Reflection Eternal to make it onto the charts. —Elan Mancini

  • THA TRUTH

    yall need 2 stop supportin faggot ass hip hop, fo real big n pac b turnin in they graves
    n thats tha truth

    • http://mozilla LI PUPU

      THEY DEAD

  • King Don GUnit

    Dear God,
    We will give you B.o.B in return for Tupac & Biggie…if you think this isn’t a fair trade we will throw in Justin Beiber, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears
    Thanks,
    A Hip Hop fan who wants real rap back

    • http://www.griprecords.com Riddlez

      @King Don GUnit

      lmao…B.o.B. is descent lets give up gucci and wacka flocka.

  • DownSouth

    I’m surprised Ludacris is struggling to make it gold. He’s such a big star and the al is super bumpin.

    DOWN SOUTH!!!

  • M. Baby!

    Awww lawd. Stop all the complaining about you want real Hip-Hop back when most of US don’t even go out and buy the true Hip-Hop rappers CD’s that are still trying to do their thing. We just download from the net or get it from somebody’s iTunes and put it on your iPod, yeah you’re listening to it but that’s still not buying it and supporting the true Hip-Hop artist. Don’t blame B.O.B., his album is great. A straight classic. Rappers today are being more versatile because you’re not gonna get any attention and any money when you make music just for your boys who don’t even purchase it after you’ve put your heart into an album. And how are Pac & Big turning in their graves, I bet if they were still here, they would’ve had to make some kinda change to keep up with the game too, or else u gonna get left behind. Pac & Big were one of the first ones to realize the formula it took to make those records and stay relevant early on in their career. Hypnotize & How Do You Want It…was starting to get to that level but we never saw it grow because they were killed. It takes skills too, but they knew that formula. Blame the internet, Napster, & CD Burners. Once that came out, everybody stopped caring about the art and started downloading everything. And since then, Hip-Hop has changed. Go out and buy your true Hip-Hop rappers who are still doing and maybe these record companies will start to pay attention and put more focus into those artist.

    • jburg

      Co-sign. These dummies talking about they want real hip hop back but if they do their research, B.O.B is hip hop. the dude is versitile. And you are right. the album is a classic. The dumb asses that say its not hip hop need to go back and do research. Its not all about bitch, hoes, cars, and money. And Pac was cremated he don’t have a grave!! LMAO!!!

  • http://geoffbrennan.webs.com Gebra

    Agree totally with point above – and you know what? Both 2Pac and Biggie made tailored songs for radio/video as well – if you actually wanted to get back to the 4 cornerstones of Rap, then BEP are the most “rap” of all those mentioned above, 2Pac and Biggie included – i mean diddy was tryin’ to sell Biggie to 12 year old girls just as much as Drake’s crew do – go open a 1996-1997 tiger beat or somethin! Music is music, you’re just a bunch of old, bitter die-hards who cant take it that your heroes are dead and music has changed and moved on. Fk, 2Pac and Biggie we fantastic, but who the hell wants to keep listening to, and only listening to, music from when they are kids – you got Alzheimers or some brain disease or somethin!?

    Out!

    Gebra

    • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

      “Music is music, you’re just a bunch of old, bitter die-hards who cant take it that your heroes are dead and music has changed and moved on.”

      ^ half the cats on here are young dudes like you, does your elder bias still apply?

      YOUR generation of peers are saying they don’t like the new music, what’s your debate now?

      @ M. Baby

      What’s up!

      “Blame the internet, Napster, & CD Burners.”

      ^ I will have to disagree because of my point. When the industry decided to change the format to MP3 is when the pedal hit the metal. When albums, cassettes, DATs, and MiniDisc were out music was still being purchased. Remember when you couldn’t play a burned CD in the car or DVD player (cause it didn’t recognize .wav) or video game console? MiniDisc had an ATRAC format.

      Run through the years XXL is putting up to coincide with this. And check out the ‘Get Yo hands’ blog I wrote @ bboy. Since you’re getting your beats on, you should know that once you create a MP3 file, it can be got.

  • http://geoffbrennan.webs.com Gebra

    BOB’s CD is pretty solid – just dont think guy can carry a CD alone yet – next one is gonna hurt people … Ludacris’ CD is fantastic, funny, and the theme is killer, he oughta release a deluxe version with his killer videos tho too … BEP CD is also totally great, Will.I.Am actually makes amazing use of auto-tune as an INSTRUMENT rather then a CRUTCH like so many rappers/singers are doing, and the production work is phenom … the Nas/Damien Marley joint better be awesome as its coming out about 2 years 2 late for anyone to still care – i give it 20,000 max purchases next week … Reflection Eternal? again, Talib and Co. and years late on this, and are themselves now just bitter “back-in-my-day” rappers, which makes for a lame listen – i give it 16,000 max purchases and it will die way faster then Nas/Damien Marley, because tons of us white folk like the look of dreads on a CD cover for our friends to see :) … also, the 3 CDs first mentioned, I bought every one of em, as I’m not a tool who comments on crap they haven’t given a REAL chance to. Yall should do the same.

  • BeerGangsta

    BEP CD came out last year and it’s still selling. Tought group. Shitty South shit is in the garbage. Stupid music ever made. Band South music! Luda is wack!!

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  • Sha

    My peoples…. These are charts….. They are only meant to track the progress of “POPULAR MUSIC”. If any of you dudes recognize the true formula, you can comfortably say, “HIP-HOP IS ALIVE AND WELL”. The problem with some of you cats is you have fallen into the well of the “followers”. You see the charts as the total barometer of the living or dying of hip-hop. And to a certain extent, you may have a valid point based on business generation and business expansion. But hip-hop didn’t come into our consciousness with the charts. We created this. And so real hip-hop will continue to live. As long as we have brothers striving for lyrical supremacy and DJ’s controlling the parties, hip-hop will be fine. I find myself guilty of chart craziness sometimes. But you need to realize that every music genre gets bitch-slapped by the chart-crazed fans and corporations. But it survives. And so will hip-hop. Real talk.

  • REALLY???

    sad…its just sad….bitter? old? heroes dead? basically what you are saying is, its ok to feed into garbage. Hip Hop isn’t dead, it is alive and well. but its completely disgusting to see you actively promote and support GARBAGE MUSIC. and it has nothing to do with our heroes being dead, it has more to do with there not being heroes present in the forefront. we respect real music, i will be patient and wait for an entirely new roster of bonafide capable heroes. and will laugh at you when you become “old and bitter”

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  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    “and will laugh at you when you become “old and bitter”

    ^ truth. The tables will be turned.

    THESE YOUNG CATS ARE ACTING LIKE WE DIDN’T HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS THEY ARE FACING. IT WAS A FUKKED UP ECONOMY IN THE ’80S, NY WAS RECOVERING FROM THE ’77 BLACKOUT, A BANKRUPT GOVERNMENT AND INFLATION AND HIGH GAS PRICES. WHAT DID WE DO TO GET AWAY FROM OUR SITUATION? WE CREATED A WHOLE NEW ECONOMY AND A LIFESTYLE TO EAT OFF OF, OUT OF OF CREATIVITY.

    WHAT ARE Y’ALL DOING/HAVE DONE?

    WE DONE BEEN FLIPPED PIES AND CAUGHT CASES AND HUGGED THE BLOCK AND ‘FOUGHT THE POWER’ & ALL OF THAT (START YOUR RESEARCH FROM THE BLAXPLOITATION MOVIES). WHAT MAKES YOUR STORY MORE IMPORTANT THAN OURS? AND Y’ALL HAVE THIS TECHNOLOGY. AND WITH ALL OF THESE PLUSES WE WORKED FOR, FOR Y’ALL TO THRIVE OFF OF, A LOT OF IT IS WORSE THAN IT’S PREDECESSORS WHEN IT SHOULD BE WAAAAAAAYYYY BETTER.

    MY AGE AIN’T GOT SH^T TO DO WITH ME KNOWING A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHETHER I CAN TELL A BOOTLEG PR OF J’S FROM THE OFFICIAL ONES. Y’ALL THE ONES TALKING THAT SIDEWINDER FALLACY.

    WE OPENED A DOOR FOR Y’ALL. LOOK AT YOURSELVES WISHING THE OG’S DEATH AND SHUNNING US FOR HELPING YOU. HOW DID YOU GET THAT PAK IN THE 1ST PLACE N*GGA? THE OG CO-SIGN B^TCH.

    SHOUTS TO THE DONS KOOL HERC, BAMS, FLASH, ROCK STEADY (THIS IS JUST A FEW, ANYONE NOT MENTIONED IS NOT FORGOTTEN) . KISSING THE RING IS ALSO A FORM OF RESPECT, THAT’S ALSO YOUR CONNECT ASSWHUOLES.

    HOW CAN DRAKE SAID HE DID IT HIMSELF WHEN HE LEECHED OFF OF WAYNE?

    “…WIPE THE COLD OUT MY EYE…SEE WHO IS THIS…”-BIGGIE

    There is an article in the NY Times today about how last week was the worst selling week for music since ’91. AND they didn’t even mention rap.

    ENJOY & BUILD W/$YK WHEN/WHILE/HOW YOU CAN. THE TIMETABLE HOURGLASS HAS BEEN FLIPPED OVER TO DETAIL THE LAST HOURS (I HAVE ONE FOR 24HRS, NOT MINS OR SECS).

    I KNOW MANY ARE WISHING ME GOOD RIDDANCE. THANK YOU FOR RESPECTING, I GIVE YOU THAT. ANSLEM LET IT ROCK FAMILY.

  • One900Romello

    it’s still 7.99 plus tax at Best buy B.o.B. that iz. I brought a copy (it was a b-day gift)

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngbasebeats TwistedBoyBase

    man real talk get ova dat biggie n pac shit we gotta move on. B.o.B is da shit and he killin tha game, and niggas is sleepin on all kinds of talent. listen 2 da shit wit an open mind

  • billy k

    give him a rest he’s only 21 just a few years older than me i’m 18 so like he’s a major inspiration at such a young age for all the young people nuthin on u and aeroplanes is dope so is he … he’s brillant give the young rapper some credit you talk about souljia boy who’s almost 20 in august and talks like hes dick been swallowed 24/7 this guy is pure talented look what he can do listen to his album than talk u’se chat shit.. it ain’t biggie and tupac b.o.b is the next big thing no wonder eminem said one artist to watch over the coming years ya’ all hate biebers wack kick that pop sissy boy out tryin to roll lmao

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