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Top 10 Rap Albums - May 17, 2008

U.S. Rap Albums Chart


Top selling rap albums for May 17, 2008.

1. The Roots - 'Rising Down'

© Def Jam
The Roots lead the pack with their latest effort. Rising Down was the highest selling rap album of the week, having debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 with a solid 54,000 units. Their last album, Game Theory, entered the chart at No.9 with 61,000.

2. Rick Ross - 'Trilla'

© Def Jam
Rick Ross' Trilla holds down the No.2 spot on the Top Rap Albums chart. Trilla moved 18,000 copies this week.

3. Lil Mama - 'Voice Of The Young People'

© Jive
Despite the popularity of "Lip Gloss," Lil Mama only manages a 19,000 first week showing. Her debut, Voice of the Young People entered the Top 200 Albums Chart at No.25.
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4. Trina - 'Still Da Baddest'

© Slip-N-Slide
After 5 weeks on the chart, Trina's latest takes the No.4 spot this week. Still da Baddest features smash singles like "Single Again" and "I Got Thang for You."
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5. Snoop Dogg - 'Ego Trippin''

© Geffen
Snoop's Ego Trippin'' drops to the 5th position this week.

6. Flo Rida - 'Mail on Sunday'

Newcomer Flo Rida posted 12,800 copies of his debut CD, Mail on Sunday, to take the No.6 spot.
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7. Shawty Lo - 'Units In The City'

Units in the City, the 2nd oldest title on the Top Rap Album chart (10 weeks) takes the No.7 position this week.
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8. Prodigy - 'H.N.I.C. Pt. 2'

© Infamous
Prodigy's second installment in the H.N.I.C. series coasts to the No.8 position this week.

9. Lupe Fiasco - 'Lupe Fiasco's The Cool'

© Atlantic
The bad news is that The Cool is only No.9 this week. The good news? It's been certified gold for sales exceeding 500,000 units.

10. Scarface - 'The Best of Scarface'

The Best of Scarface rounds off the Top 10. This rashly drawn collection of Scarface's best songs has now been on the chart for 2 weeks.
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