The re-release of free mixtapes as EPs has caught wind in hip-hop, and this week Fabolous was the most recent to cash in on the trend.
Loso’s There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service moved 12,200 units of in its first week, good for No. 32 on the Billboard Top 200. He was the only new hip-hop entry on the charts this week.
Eminem held down No. 3, where he landed last week, selling 92,500 of his newest release, Recovery. The Detroit native’s disc has sold a staggering 2,420,400 units in just under three months on the charts. Drake’s debut, Thank Me Later, has sold a total of 1,033,600 copies, including 19,900 this week, good enough to land at No. 16 on the charts. Rounding out the top 40 for hip-hop releases was Rick Ross’s Teflon Don, holding down the No. 24 slot with 16,100 moved this week and 368,800 to date. —Adam Fleischer