Monthly Archives: September 2010

via HipHopDX

* Please note: figures below approximated to nearest thousandth.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 10 Hip Hop/R&B)

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
2 Trey Songz Passion Pain & Pleasure
240,000 240,000
3 Eminem Recovery
89,000 2,590,000
15 Drake Thank Me Later 20,000 1,071,000
16 Usher Versus 18,000 104,000
26 Rick Ross Teflon Don
13,000 395,000
Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
40 B.o.B. The Adventures of Bobby Ray
10,000 404,000
101 Bilal Airtight’s Revenge
4,600 4,800
117 Fabolous There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Mixtape
3,900 22,000
129 Black Milk Album of the Year
3,600 3,700
137 Atmosphere To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy
3,500 13,000


Hip-Hop pioneer, LL Cool J is among the elite being honored at the inductee ceremony for the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame.

LL Cool J, who has been nominated for the second year in a row previously lost last year as an official inductee.

The inductees will be announced in December, and the 26th annual induction ceremony will be held on March 14 at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan.

Artists become eligible for nomination 25 years after the release of their first single or album, and the awards are voted on by more than 500 music professionals.

Other honorees who are nominated as inductees in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame include the  Beastie Boys, Kiss, Donna Summer and Neil Diamond.

Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner just published an interview with Barack Obama in which he was asked the president about popular music:

What music have you been listening to lately? What have you discovered, what speaks to you these days?

My iPod now has about 2,000 songs, and it is a source of great pleasure to me. I am probably still more heavily weighted toward the music of my childhood than I am the new stuff. There’s still a lot of Stevie Wonder, a lot of Bob Dylan, a lot of Rolling Stones, a lot of R&B, a lot of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Those are the old standards.

A lot of classical music. I’m not a big opera buff in terms of going to opera, but there are days where Maria Callas is exactly what I need.

Thanks to Reggie [Love, the president’s personal aide], my rap palate has greatly improved. Jay-Z used to be sort of what predominated, but now I’ve got a little Nas and a little Lil Wayne and some other stuff, but I would not claim to be an expert. Malia and Sasha are now getting old enough to where they start hipping me to things. Music is still a great source of joy and occasional solace in the midst of what can be some difficult days.


Checkout this picture and look how technology has changed over the past 10 years.

Apple computers was established on April 1, 1976 in Cupertino, California, and incorporated January 3, 1977, the company was previously named Apple Computer, Inc., for its first 30 years, but removed the word “Computer” on January 9, 2007, to reflect the company’s ongoing expansion into the consumer electronics market in addition to its traditional focus on personal computers.  Apple was founded by  Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.  Checkout video of founder, Steve Jobs after the jump.

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