Cypress Hill Rise Up coverIt was a slow week in hip-hop releases, as Glee held down the top position, and AC/DC, Lady Antebellum and Justin Bieber all took the following spots. But, Usher is still among the top sellers, and Cypress Hill’s new one makes an appearance as well.

Usher’s Raymond v Raymond slipped one spot to no. 5 with 52,000; Monica’s Still Standing landed at no. 15 with 23,000; the Black Eyed Peas is at no. 16 with 21,000 for their album The E.N.D.; and Ludacris’ Battle of the Sexes held down no. 17 with just under 21,000.

Cypress Hills made a splash in their first week out, cracking the top 20 to land at no. 19 with Rise Up, selling 19,000 copies. It’s the group’s first new album since 2004’s Till Death Do Us Part. It’s latest single is “Armada Latina”, featuring Pitbull and Marc Anthony.

Much later, there are also new releases from Devin The Dude, Little Brother and Kurupt.

Devin The Dude’s new album, Suite #420, landed at no. 85 with just over 6,100 units scanned; Little Brother’s LeftBack debuts at no. 128 with 4,400; and Kurupt’s Street Lights opened at no. 183 with just 2,900 copies sold.

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According to, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending April 25) totaled 5.54 million units, up 3% compared to the sum last week (5.46 million) and down 10% compared to the comparable sales week of 2009 (6.17 million).