The Chief Keef album "Finally Rich," and Joe Budden's newest LP, "No Love Lost" find themselves amongst the top-charted hip hop albums for the week ending on Jan. 27, 2013. Other rappers in the top 100 with them include A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, and rapper T.I.
According to a report from from Hip Hop DX on Feb. 13, Joe Budden made a strong debut on the Billboard 200 chart with his return to solo LP's. His latest, "No Love Lost," features the track "She Don't Put It Down" with Lil Wayne and Tank, and has entered the top 20 albums right after its release. The album sits at #15 on the Billboard charts with 30,000 units sold so far. Budden's previous album, which was self-titled, went as high as #8 on the U.S. charts for albums back in 2003, and hit #1 on the U.S. rap chart.
The next highest after Budden on the recent charts is "Macklemore & Ryan Lewis" with The Heist. Still remaining in the top 50 albums are A$AP Rocky at #24, Kendrick Lamar at #26, and T.I. at #38. Of the rappers mentioned, Kendrick has sold an impressive 712,000 units of his standout release, "goo kid, m.A.A.d city," while the next best on the charts in terms of sales is 2 Chainz at #51. His album, "Based on a T.R.U. Story" has sold 533,000 units overall.
Chief Keef may be in jail right now, but his album "Finally Rich" sits at the #79 on the charts with a total of 123,000 units sold. Just recently, the new song "Make It Clap" was released by the rapper from prison. The track features Ballout and Dro, and was his second song released from jail, with "I Got Cash," also released.
Perhaps the most impressive debut from a new artist was Brotha Lynch Hung, whose album "Mannibalector" with approximately 8,000 units sold, entered the charts at #67. The full album charts can be seen here at Billboard.com.