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Top 10 Rap Albums 6-17-06

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The top 10 rap/hip-hop albums on Billboard for the week ending on 6-17-06.

1. T.I. - King

King has not only retrieved chart leadership from Cam'ron's Killa Season, it's also neck to neck with the 1.3 million units reached by its predecessor, Urban Legend. By moving an additional 34,492 units, T.I.'s sales for King now stands at nearly 1.3 million as well.

2. Cam'ron - Killa Season

Cam'ron may have sold 114,000 copies of Killa Season in the opening week, but, that figure remains Killa Cam's worst first week sales ever.

Cam'ron didn't make a killing this week, tumbling to #35 on the Top 200, with 177,000 units sold after three weeks.

3. Yo Gotti - Back 2 Da Basics

Even though Yo Gotti's debut features rap heavyweights Bun B, 8-Ball, and Jazze Pha, the album has only sold 22,414 copies to date. The Memphis flagbearer moved just under 10,000 discs this week.

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4. Chamillionaire - Sound of Revenge

In his May 2006 interview with Vibe, Chamillionaire disclosed that if he wasn't rapping, he would have delved into basketball, real estate, or commercials. The platinum-certified Sound of Revenge is still going strong after 36 weeks, moving an impressive 34,569 units this week.

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5. Don Omar - King of Kings

Don Omar's solid reggaeton debut moved an additional 31,330 units, landing him a #23 spot this week.

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6. Mobb Deep - Blood Money

Mobb Deep's latest installment tumbled 13 steps down to #84 this week, having sold a meager 193,000 units in 5 weeks.

7. Dem Franchize Boyz - On top of Our Game

Still on a quest for gold, Dem Franchize Boyz moved 14,000 units in their 17th week on the chart, bringing their current sales to 495,412 units.

8. Sean Paul - Trinity

Sean Paul's recently certified Trinity moved over 19,850 units this week. The Jamaican dancehall import is still incinerating music charts with "Temperature."

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9. LL Cool J - Todd Smith

While Ice Cube preferred to remove himself from hip-hop, and observe the game from the sideline before staging a powerful comeback; LL Cool J has always been around, dropping albums with the frequency of ABBA. Todd Smith sold 11,595 more units this week.

10. Bubba Sparxxx - The Charm

The Dungeon Family rook managed to move 10,446 units of The Charm this week. The good news for Dungeon Family fans is that erstwhile DF member Big Rube recently announced that he's recording a solo album.

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