2006 in hip hop music

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This article summarizes the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 2006.

Released albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Label
January 24 Tha Alkaholiks Firewater
February 5 Sway This Is My Demo
February 7 Various Artists Run The Road Volume 2
J Dilla aka Jay Dee Donuts
Aceyalone Magnificent City
February 14 Sergio Mendes Timeless
February 21 Dilated Peoples 20/20
February 28 Jel Soft Money
March 21 Madlib Beat Konducta Vol. 1-2: Movie Scenes
Murs Murray's Revenge
March 28 T.I. King
Ghostface Killah Fishscale
April 4 Bubba Sparxxx The Charm
Soul Position Things Go Better With RJ and Al
April 11 LL Cool J Todd Smith
April 25 The Coup Pick A Bigger Weapon
The Streets The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living
May 2 Mobb Deep Blood Money
May 9 Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
May 17 Noah23 Amalthea Magnetosphere Legendary Entertainment, Plague Language
June 6 Ice Cube Laugh Now, Cry Later
June 13 Busta Rhymes The Big Bang
Mr. Lif Mo'Mega
Noah23 Clout Legendary Entertainment, Plague Language
June 26 Plan B Who Needs Actions When You Got Words
June 27 Dr. Octagon The Return Of Dr. Octagon
July 11 Cut Chemist The Audience's Listening
July 25 Michael Franti & Spearhead Yell Fire!
Pharrell Williams In My Mind
Jurassic 5 Feedback
August 1 DMX Year Of The Dog... Again
August 8 Masta Killa Made In Brooklyn
August 15 Obie Trice Second Round's On Me
August 22 J Dilla aka Jay Dee The Shining
Outkast Idlewild
August 29 Method Man 4:21... The Day After
The Roots Game Theory
September 19 Lupe Fiasco Food &Liquor
Chingy Hoodstar
DJ Shadow The Outsider
September 26 Ludacris Release Therapy
October 3 Subtle For Hero: For Fool
Sleepy Brown Mr. Brown
October 10 Lloyd Banks Rotten Apple
October 17 Diddy Press Play
October 31 Kevin Federline Playing With Fire
Lady Sovereign Public Warning
November 14 The Game Doctor's Advocate
November 21 Snoop Dogg Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
Jay-Z Kingdome Come
November 27 CRUNK23 Technoshamanism Legendary Entertainment, Plague Language
November 28 Cadence Weapon Breaking Kayfabe
Clipse Hell Hath No Fury
December 5 Eminem Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
December 12 Young Jeezy The Inspiration
Ghostface Killah More Fish
December 19 Nas Hip Hop Is Dead
December 29 Mos Def True Magic [First Version]

Highest first week sales[edit]

As of December 31, 2010.[1][1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Number Artist Album 1st week sales 1st week position
1 Jay-Z Kingdom Come 680,000 #1
2 T.I. King 522,000 #1
3 The Game Doctors Advocate 358,000 #1
4 Nas Hip Hop Is Dead 356,000 #1
5 Young Jeezy The Inspiration 352,000 #1
6 Ludacris Release Therapy 309,000 #1
7 Snoop Dogg The Blue Carpet Treatment 260,000 #5
8 Busta Rhymes The Big Bang Theory 209,000 #1
9 Rick Ross Port Of Miami 187,000 #1
10 Birdman & Lil Wayne Like Father, Like Son 176,000 #3

Highest critically reviewed albums (Metacritic)[edit]

Number Artist Album Average score Number of reviews Reference
1 Clipse Hell Hath No Fury 89 29 reviews [8]
2 Ghostface Killah Fishscale 88 32 reviews [9]
3 Subtle For Hero: For Fool 85 14 reviews [10]
4 J Dilla aka Jay Dee Donuts 84 15 reviews [11]
5 The Roots Game Theory 83 26 reviews [12]
6 Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor 83 20 reviews [13]
7 Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere 81 37 reviews [14]
8 Sway This Is My Demo 81 11 reviews [15]
9 Aceyalone Magnificent City 81 10 reviews [16]

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