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Posted by Dave
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3/3/2005 9:22:05 AM

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In this week's Hip-Hop charts, The Game falls after getting dropped, Ludacris seeks the "Number One Spot" and Daddy Yankee climbs the ranks.
 Six weeks into its release, The Documentary is still selling six figures. However, after being booted from G-Unit, Chuck Taylor has experienced his biggest drop yet. With a 20% decline, Game slips one position to #4 and sells 104,879 units according to Nielsen's Soundscan. The album has sold 1,439,009 sets to date.
 Meanwhile, Eminem's numbers have dipped for the first time in several weeks. Despite the instant success of "Mockingbird," Encore plunges 11%, but remains at #8 -selling 4,173,785 records in 16 weeks, including 69,932 copies this week.
 Further down, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz are still riding the wave of their first singles, "What U Gon' Do" and "Roll Call." In its 16th week, Crunk Juice jumps two slots to #18 despite shrinking numbers -selling 50,742 albums. The opus has sold 1,938,909 LPs to date.
 Three slots behind, Ludacris is once again climbing the charts behind the release of his second single, "Number One Spot." In its 12th week, The Red Light District rebounds 13 positions to #19 and adds 45,365 CDs to its 1,333,117 total.
 Similar to Luda, fellow Atlanta emcee T.I. is climbing the ladder, courtesy of his second single, "U Don't Know Me." The track is already standing high on "106 & Park" and "Direct Effect" countdowns. Amidst declining sales, the self-proclaimed King of the South jumps 10 spots to #25 and adds 36,323 units to Urban Legend's 13-week total.
 At #36, Nelly is slowly headed towards the bottom of the charts. Though it holds its position, Suit's numbers have decreased by roughly 10,000 in its 23rd week. This week, Pimp Juice finds 28,944 customers and has moved 2,773,614 records to date.
 Lastly, Snoop Dogg won't budge, Daddy Yankee gains momentum and Jay-Z and Linkin Park fizzle. Like Nelly, Snoop has remained in the same slot for the second straight week. In its 15 week, R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece ranks at #38 with sales of 1,386,785 CDs, including 28,065 albums this week. Meanwhile, Daddy Yankee has been gaining more exposure with his hit, "Gasolina" and is consequently climbing Billboard's Hot 200. After a quiet debut, Barrio Fino skyrockets 19 spots to #42 and sells 26,363 records. The album has sold 326,770 units to date. Six slots behind, Hov and LP are continuing their slow chute out of the Top 50. After 13 weeks, Collision Course has sold 1,547,086 sets, including 24,430 additional albums according to Soundscan.
 Two new entries have failed to make the Top 50 this week. Tru's Truth debuts at #54 with sales of 20,000 copies; while Layzie Bone and Bizzy Bone's Bone Brothers land at #60 with 18,000 CDs.
 Next week, look for 50 Cent's on-going controversy to easily push him to the top.

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