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This article summarizes the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 2008.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • 50 Cent sues Taco Bell for $4 million because the food chain had used his name without permission.
  • Gucci Mane is arrested on gun and drug charges.
  • Nas teams up with MoveOn.org and Color of Change to obtain signatures to end the accusations of Barack Obama.
  • Lil Wayne's album, Tha Carter III, is certified double platinum.
  • Bone Thugs-n-Harmony reunite after many years with the release of Flesh-n-Bone from jail and the return of turmoiled group member Bizzy Bone. They are recording a reunion album.
  • LL Cool J denies signing with G-Unit Records.
  • It has been found out that popular Miami rapper Rick Ross used to be a correctional officer before becoming a rapper.
  • Veteran New Orleans rapper, Sporty T murdered inside of a trailer.
  • Baltimore DJ, K-Swift, dies in a swimming pool.
  • The mayor of Houston proclaimed July 22, "Trae Day", for Trae's help in the community and city.

August[edit]

  • Master P gets the key to the city of Memphis for the "Let The Kids Grow Day" project he organized.
  • Dr. Dre's daughter releases a controversial documentary called Daddy's Shadow talking about her dad not supporting her dreams of rapping.
  • Big Boi and Killer Mike end their 3 year feud.
  • Yung Berg is arrested for possession of a pistol and marijuana.
  • Trae and Mike Jones get into an altercation at the 2008 Ozone Awards.
  • Ice Cube's new album, Raw Footage, is leaked onto the internet.
  • Cam'ron sold Juelz Santana's contract to Def Jam for $2 million, hence removing Santana from the Diplomats roster.
  • DJ Vlad sues Rick Ross for assaulting him.
  • 50 Cent is #1 on Forbes' 2008 Hip-Hop Cash Kings, making $150 million last year for his Vitamin Water deal, his sales of Curtis, and his G-Unit clothing, and his record label. Following behind is Jay-Z at #2, Diddy at #3, and Kanye West at #4. Common, Akon, & Lil Wayne made first time showings on the list.
  • Da Brat is sentenced to three years in prison for striking a woman with a rum bottle at an Atlanta nightclub in 2007.[78]
  • The Game's new album, L.A.X., is leaked onto the Internet earlier than expected.
  • Dr. Dre's son, Andre Young, Jr., aged 20, was found dead on August 23, 2008.[79]
  • Young Jeezy's new album, The Recession, is leaked onto the Internet.
  • LL Cool J's new album, Exit 13, is leaked onto the Internet a day before its release.

September[edit]

  • Yung Berg was hospitialized after being beaten up and robbed for his Transformers necklace in Detroit at Trick Trick's club, Plan B.
  • Kanye West was arrested for damaging two of the paparazi's cameras. He posted bail for $20,000.
  • Nelly's new album, Brass Knuckles, is leaked onto the Internet four days before its release.
  • 50 Cent stated that his album Before I Self Destruct will be released on December 9, 2008, a week before Kanye's album will be released.
  • Nate Dogg suffers his second stroke in less than a year. He is reported in critical condition.
  • T.I.'s new album, Paper Trail, is released on September 30, 2008. It achieved gold status in its first week and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album sold 568,000 copies and became T.I.'s biggest debut to date. His album yielded two #1 hit singles ("Whatever You Like" & "Live Your Life").
  • Ludacris's pool house gets set on fire.[80]
  • Kanye West has pushed his album 808s and Heartbreak to November.

October[edit]

  • Maino allegedly smacked Yung Berg in the face.[81]
  • C-Murder supposed to appear in court on October 14, for his murder trial.
  • Johnny J, a Hip-Hop producer known for producing many of 2Pac's songs, dies after allegedly committing suicide by jumping of a tier of a county jail.
  • 50 Cent releases first single "Get Up" off new album Before I Self Destruct due December 9.
  • Eminem tells Shade 45 that his new album will be called Relapse.
  • Kanye West new album 808s and Heartbreak to be released November, 25.
  • Lil Jon signs to Universal Republic Records and plans to release next album sometime in 2009.
  • Lil Wayne stated that he will release the reissue of Tha Carter III, naming it Tha Carter III: The Rebirth. He now has another boy named Dwayne Carter III. He also won 9 BET Hip-Hop Awards the same day.
  • Lil Boosie has been arrested for marijuana and weapons possession in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • Another arrest warrant is issued to DMX.
  • Lil Wayne has the most Grammy nominations for the Grammy Awards 2009 of eight nods. Jay-Z & Kanye West both received 6 nominations each, while T.I. & Lupe Fiasco both received 4 nominations each.
  • Chingy has been dropped from DTP/Def Jam Records due to lackluster sales on his fourth album, Hate It Or Love It.
  • Plies releases his 3rd studio album in less than 17 months titled, Da Realist.
  • Jim Jones was arrested for allegedly beating up a friend of the R&B singer Ne-Yo outside the Louis Vuitton store in New York City in December 2008; he has pleaded not guilty.[82]

Albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Notes
January 15 Chino XL Something Sacred
  • Singles: "Chow Down"
January 22 Big Noyd Illustrious
February 19 Jim Jones Harlem's American Gangster
  • Debuts at No. 19 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Love Me No More"
February 26 Webbie Savage Life 2
Pete Rock NY's Finest
  • Debuts at No. 193 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Till I Retire"
Shawty Lo Units in the City
March 4 Lil' Flip & Young Noble All Eyez on Us
  • Debuts at No. 137 on the Billboard 200
Rakim The Archive: Live, Lost & Found
Bizzy Bone Ruthless
Layzie Bone Thugz Nation
March 11 Rick Ross Trilla
Snoop Dogg Ego Trippin'
Fat Joe The Elephant in the Room
Del tha Funkee Homosapien Eleventh Hour
  • Debuts at #78 on the Billboard 200
March 18 Flo Rida Mail on Sunday
Rocko Self-Made
Sheek Louch Silverback Gorilla
  • Debuts at No. 41 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Good Love"
Bone Brothers Still Creepin on Ah Come Up
March 25 Baracuda Knucklebone
Bourgeois Cyborgs (Noah23 & Baracuda) Bourgeois Cyborgs
CRUNK23 (Noah23 & Crunk Chris) Dirty Bling
Guilty Simpson Ode to the Ghetto
  • Singles: "Getting Bitches", "She Won't Stay at Home"
eMC The Show
The Weird Apples (Noah23, Livestock & Madadam) The Big Crunch
April 1 Trina Still da Baddest
AZ Undeniable
  • Debuts at No. 141 on the Billboard 200
8Ball & E.D.I. Doin' It Big
A Tribe Called Quest The Best of A Tribe Called Quest
April 15 Dark Lotus The Opaque Brotherhood
April 22 Atmosphere When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
  • Debuts at No. 4 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Shoulda Known", "Guarantees", "You"
Prodigy H.N.I.C. Pt. 2
  • Debuts at No. 36 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "The Life", "New Yitty", "ABC's"
Bizzy Bone A Song For You
April 29 The Roots Rising Down
  • Debuts at No. 6 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Get Busy", "Rising Up"
9th Wonder & Buckshot The Formula
  • Singles: "Go All Out", "Hold It Down"
Lil Mama VYP (Voice of the Young People)
Baby D A-Town Secret Weapon
  • Singles: "I'm Bout Money"
May 7 Sadistik The Balancing Act
  • Singles: "Searching for Some Beautiful"
May 13 Foxy Brown Brooklyn's Don Diva
May 20 Bun B II Trill
May 27 Speedknot Mobstaz Mobstability II: Nation Business
June 3 Lil' Wil Dolla$, TX
  • Singles: "My Dougie"
June 10 Lil Wayne Tha Carter III
Plies Definition of Real
N.E.R.D. Seeing Sounds
Tyga No Introduction
  • Debuts at No. 112 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Coconut Juice", "Diamond Life", "AIM"
June 17 2 Pistols Death Before Dishonor
Blood Raw My Life: The True Testimony
  • Debuts at #29 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Louie"
June 24 Three 6 Mafia Last 2 Walk
Immortal Technique The 3rd World
  • Debuts at #99 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "The 3rd World", "Payback", "Reverse Pimpology", "Mistakes", "Golpe De Estado"
Danny! And I Love H.E.R.: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
RZA as Bobby Digital Digi Snacks
July 1 G-Unit T.O.S: Terminate on Sight
Tech N9ne Killer
  • Singles: "Everybody Move", "Like Yeah"
Byrd Gang M.O.B.: The Album
  • Debuts at No. 29 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Splash", "ByrdGang Money"
July 8 Jean Grae Jeanius
Killer Mike I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II
T.H.U.G. Angelz Welcome to Red Hook Houses
July 15 Nas Untitled
  • Debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Hero", "Make the World Go Round"
  • Certified Gold
David Banner The Greatest Story Ever Told
MJG This Might Be the Day
July 22 Skillz The Million Dollar Backpack
  • Singles: "So Far So Good"
Hell Rell Black Mask, Black Gloves
  • Debuts at No. 131 on the Billboard 200
Khia Nasti Muzik
  • Singles: "What They Do", "Be Your Lady"
July 23 Murs & 9th Wonder Sweet Lord
August 5 Re-Up Gang Clipse Presents: Re-Up Gang
  • Debuts at No. 55 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Fast Life"
Nappy Roots The Humdinger
Outlawz We Want In: The Street LP
August 12 Yung Berg Look What You Made Me
Daz Dillinger Only on the Left Side
August 19 Ice Cube Raw Footage
GZA Pro Tools
  • Debuts at No. 52 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Paper Plate"
August 26 The Game LAX
V.I.C. Beast
  • Debuts at No. 73 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Get Silly", "Wobble", "Flawless"
September 2 Young Jeezy The Recession
Boss Hogg Outlawz Back by Blockular Demand: Serve & Collect II
  • Debuts at No. 48 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Keep It Playa"
September 9 LL Cool J Exit 13
  • Debuts at No. 9 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Rocking with the G.O.A.T.", Baby", "Feel My Heart Beat", "Mr. President"
Kardinal Offishall Not 4 Sale
  • Debuts at No. 40 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Dangerous", "Burnt", "Set It Off", "Numba 1 (Tide is High)"
September 16 Nelly Brass Knuckles
DJ Khaled We Global
September 23 Gucci Mane Hood Classics
  • Debuts at #197 on the Billboard 200
Noah23 Rock Paper Scissors
September 30 T.I. Paper Trail
Big Kuntry King My Turn to Eat
Dem Franchize Boyz Our World, Our Way
October 7 Devin the Dude Landing Gear
  • Debuts at No. 47 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Can't Make It Home"
November 2 Noah23 Upside Down Bluejay
November 4 Unk 2econd Season
  • Debuts at No. 104 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Show Out"
Q-Tip The Renaissance
Illa J Yancey Boys
  • Singles: "We Here", "Sounds Like Love"
November 18 Ace Hood Gutta
South Park Mexican The Last Chair Violinist
  • Debuts at No. 59 on the Billboard 200
November 24 Kanye West 808's and Heartbreak
  • Debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Love Lockdown", "Heartless", "Amazing", "Paranoid"
  • Certified Platinum
  • Does not contain the "parental advisory" sticker
Ludacris Theater of the Mind
E-40 The Ball Street Journal
  • Debuts at No. 42 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Wake It Up"
November 25 Jim Jones & Skull Gang Jim Jones & Skull Gang Present A Tribute To Bad Santa Starring Mike Epps
  • Singles: "Bad Santa Intro", "Jingle Bellz"
December 9 Common Universal Mind Control
December 16 Plies Da REAList
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em iSouljaBoyTellEm

Highest first week sales[edit]

As of December 31, 2008.[83][84][85][86][87][88][89][90]

Number Artist Album 1st week sales 1st week position
1 Lil Wayne Tha Carter III 1,006,000 #1
2 T.I. Paper Trail 568,000 #1
3 Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak 450,000 #1
4 Young Jeezy The Recession 260,000 #1
5 The Game L.A.X. 240,000 #2
6 Plies Definition of Real 215,000 #2
7 Ludacris Theater of the Mind 214,000 #5
8 Rick Ross Trilla 198,000 #1
9 Nas Untitled 187,000 #1
10 Snoop Dogg Ego Trippin' 137,000 #5

Highest critically reviewed albums (Metacritic)[edit]

Number Artist Album Average score Number of reviews Reference
1 Scarface Emeritus 85 7 reviews [91]
2 Lil Wayne Tha Carter III 84 26 reviews [92]
3 Black Milk Tronic 84 9 reviews [93]
4 Q-Tip The Renaissance 82 24 reviews [94]
5 Bun B II Trill 82 17 reviews [95]
6 T.I. Paper Trail 74 19 reviews [96]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ DXclusive: Rick Ross and Birdman Recording Album | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  8. ^ Nate Dogg Suffers Stroke | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  14. ^ The Game Sentenced To Two Months In Jail | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  23. ^ 50 Cent, Fat Joe & Papoose Trade Words And Videos | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  24. ^ G-Unit's DJ Whoo Kid Set To Retire | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  25. ^ BREAKING: Eminem And Royce Da 5'9" Squash Beef | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  32. ^ Nate Dogg Pleads Guilty In Domestic Violence Charge | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  33. ^ Remy Ma Found Guilty, Faces Up To 25 Years | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  34. ^ Former Diplomat Affiliate Max B Shot | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  35. ^ Nelly Preps New Album | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  36. ^ 50 Cent Fires Warning Shots At Rick Ross | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  38. ^ Jay-Z Lands $150 Million Deal With Live Nation | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  39. ^ Diddy Unveils "Biggest Signing Ever" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  40. ^ "Tha Carter III" Pushed Back Again? | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  41. ^ Jermaine Dupri & TAG Brand Launch Hip Hop Record Label | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  42. ^ DJ Whoo Kid Explains Retirement Comments | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  43. ^ The Trackmasters Return After Three Year Hiatus | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  44. ^ Ja Rule Finally Set To Release The Mirror | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  45. ^ Bobby V Leaves Disturbing Tha Peace | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  46. ^ The Game Moves Release Date To July 8th | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  47. ^ DMX Arrested In Arizona on Drug, Animal Cruelty Charges | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  48. ^ MTV Puts Best Emcee List Up To Viewer Vote | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  49. ^ UPDATE: Suge Knight Assaulted And Hospitalized | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  50. ^ Remy Ma Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  51. ^ Mass Appeal Magazine To No Longer Publish | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  52. ^ Trick Daddy's Dunk Ryders Sign To Cash Money Records | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  53. ^ G-Unit Rep Denies 50 Cent's $300 Million Deal | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  54. ^ Nas Co-signs Jay Electronica | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  55. ^ Nas Changes Album Title!!! | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  56. ^ Polow Da Don Named Songwriter of the Year | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  57. ^ Saigon Released From Atlantic Records | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  58. ^ Slick Rick Gets Pardoned, 17 Years Later | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  59. ^ Judge Orders Suge Knight To Sell Death Row Recordings | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  60. ^ DX-clusive: Trick Daddy Plans New Album And New Label | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  61. ^ Shakir Stewart Promoted To Executive VP of Def Jam | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  62. ^ Charli Baltimore Returns To Murder Inc. | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  63. ^ Nas Names Album Nothing & Sets Release Date | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  64. ^ Game's Album Pushed Back Again | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  65. ^ Game Says "L.A.X." Won't Be Last Album | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  66. ^ T.I. Signs 8Ball & MJG While Beef Continues | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  67. ^ The Orchard Wins Bid For TVT Records | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  68. ^ Nate Dogg Arrested For Terrorist Threats | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  69. ^ DMX Arrested In Miami | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  70. ^ L.A.X. Pushed Back To August 26, Game Previews Album | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  71. ^ Konvict Muzik Artist Dolla Punches 2 Pistols At BET Awards | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  72. ^ D-Block Preps New Album | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  73. ^ Death Row Auctioned Off For $24 Million | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  74. ^ DJ Khaled Prepares New Album | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  75. ^ BET Loses Sponsorship Over Content | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  76. ^ The Clipse Hook Up With Koch Records | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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