A few years after a nasty groove by Master P rumbled from the Dirty South made club hoppers grunt "Uh" a new hit, "Wobble, Wobble" by the rapper's supergroup 504 Boyz, is shaking things up.
The Southern style hip-hop dream team that includes Master P, Silkk the Shocker, C-Murder, Mystikal and newly signed No Limit artist Krazy is spending its second week at the top of the Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with Goodfellas.
"With the new millennium," Master P (born Percy Miller) said, "we have a new production style; we have a whole new style. You gotta be able to keep up; you gotta be unique."
Other albums in Billboard's R&B/hip-hop top 10 are: Joe's My Name is Joe, at #2; Toni Braxton's The Heat, at #3; Carl Thomas' Emotional, at #4; Da Brat's Unrestricted, at #5; Sisqó's Unleash the Dragon, at #6; Avant's Avant: My Thoughts, at #7; Donell Jones' Where I Wanna Be, at #8; Jay-Z's Vol. 3 … The Life and Times of S. Carter, at #9; and DMX's … And Then There was X at #10.
"Wobble, Wobble" (RealAudio excerpt) is still riding high on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart at #2 but was booted from the top spot by rising St. Louis rapper Nelly and his single, "(Hot S**t) Country Grammar."
After 12 weeks on the Rap Singles chart, Nelly's single from his debut Country Grammar has skyrocketed up the chart and chalked up the greatest boost in sales this week.
Less than a week before Eminem's highly anticipated second album is in stores, his controversial single "The Real Slim Shady" debuted at #28.
Fans were grooving to 22-year-old balladeer Avant, whose single plumbs a jealous man's thoughts in "Separated" (RealAudio excerpt). His album, Avant: My Thoughts, was the highest debut on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this week, at #7. "Separated" spent its 10th week on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart at #3.
Carl Thomas' hot ballad "I Wish" snagged the #1 spot and dethroned Toni Braxton's dis to an old lover, "He Wasn't Man Enough" (RealAudio excerpt). Braxton settled in at #3 and her new single, "Just Be a Man About It," sits at #80.
Young soul diva Kelly Price's cover of Shirley Murdock's classic ode to infidelity, "As We Lay," spent its first week on the albums chart at #64.
Price said she was thrilled to honor the artist who made the '80s hit.
"It was giving me the opportunity to do two things: take a great song and make it my own and give homage to Shirley Murdock," Price said backstage at the Soul Train Awards in March.
Elsewhere on the charts, Georgia rapper Miracle's self-titled album debuted at #15. Rah Digga's single, "Break Fool" (RealAudio excerpt), landed at #15 among the Hot Rap Singles.