The lone addition to the charts this week was from another South Florida act, ¡Mayday!. The Strange Music Hip Hop band's second release of 2012, Thrift Store Halos, debuted at #124. Their March album, Take Me To Your Leader, debuted at #86.
Nas' Life Is Good Slips Out Of The Top 10
One of the most-discussed albums of 2012, Nas' Life Is Good, fell from the Top 10 for the first time this year. In its fourth week on the charts, the Def Jam Records release featuring Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz and Large Professor went to #12. Nas' eleventh solo album has scanned just under 250,000 overall units to date.
¡Mayday!'s Thrift Store Halos Needs No Consignment
Miami sextet ¡Mayday! continues to enjoy their biggest career in a long-building career. The group's seven-song digital EP, Thrift Store Halos sold just under 3,000 units. After working with Tech N9ne and Murs on their spring LP, the group led by Bernbiz and Wrekonize kept it all in-house on this one.
Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/12/2012
#2. Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't - 60,000 (279,000)
#12. Nas - Life Is Good - 19,000 (245,000)
#21. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange - 13,000 (251,000)
#36. Maybach Music Group Presents... - Self Made, Volume 2 - 7,800 (209,000)
#46. Flo Rida - Wild Ones - 6,700 (74,000)
#48. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - 6,500 (612,000)
#162. Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park - 2,200 (344,000)
#165. Aesop Rock - Skelethon - 2,100 (24,000)
#185. Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground - 2,000 (83,000)
* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.
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