2006 in hip hop music

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List of years in hip hop music

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 1 Twisted Insane Shoot for the Face Brainsick Muzik
January 24 CunninLynguists A Piece of Strange
Tha Alkaholiks Firewater Waxploitation Records, Koch Records
February 5 Sway This Is My Demo
February 7 Various Artists Run The Road Volume 2
J Dilla Donuts Stones Throw Records
Aceyalone Magnificent City
Remy Ma There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story Terror Squad Entertainment, SRC Records, Universal Records
February 14 Sergio Mendes Timeless
February 21 Dilated Peoples 20/20
Shaggy 2 Dope F.T.F.O. (Fuck The Fuck Off) Psychopathic Records
February 28 El Da Sensei The Unusual Fat Beats Records
Jel Soft Money
March 7 Public Enemy & Paris Rebirth of a Nation Guerrilla Funk Recordings
March 14 D.M.C. Checks, Thugs and Rock 'n' Roll
Soul Position Things Go Better With RJ and Al Rhymesayers Entertainment
March 21 Army of the Pharaohs The Torture Papers Babygrande Records
Madlib The Beat Konducta, Vols. 1 & 2: Movie Scenes Stones Throw Records
MURS & 9th Wonder Murray's Revenge
March 28 T.I. King
Ghostface Killah Fishscale Def Jam
April 4 Bubba Sparxxx The Charm
April 11 LL Cool J Todd Smith Def Jam
April 18 Axe Murder Boyz Blood In, Blood Out Psychopathic Records
April 25 The Coup Pick A Bigger Weapon
The Streets The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living
May 2 Mobb Deep Blood Money G-Unit Records, Interscope Records
May 9 Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
May 16 Cam'ron Killa Season Asylum Records
Jamie Madrox Phatso Psychopathic Records
Noah23 Amalthea Magnetosphere Legendary Entertainment, Plague Language
May 23 Bronze Nazareth The Great Migration Think Differently Music, Babygrande Records
May 30 King Syze Syzemology Babygrande Records
June 6 Ice Cube Laugh Now, Cry Later Lench Mob Records
Rampage Have You Seen? Flipmode Records
June 13 Busta Rhymes The Big Bang Aftermath Entertainment, Flipmode
Mr. Lif Mo'Mega Definitive Jux
Noah23 Clout Legendary Entertainment, Plague Language
Zion I Break a Dawn Live Up Records, Handcuts Records
June 26 Plan B Who Needs Actions When You Got Words
June 27 Kool Keith The Return of Dr. Octagon CMH Records
Lord Jamar The 5% Album Babygrande Records
Tha Dogg Pound Cali Iz Active Doggystyle Records, Koch Records
7L & Esoteric A New Dope Babygrande Records
July 11 Boondox The Harvest Psychopathic Records
Cut Chemist The Audience's Listening
July 18 Boot Camp Clik The Last Stand Duck Down Music
July 25 Inspectah Deck The Resident Patient Urban Iron Records
Jurassic 5 Feedback Interscope
Michael Franti & Spearhead Yell Fire!
Pharrell In My Mind Star Trak Entertainment, Interscope
August 1 DMX Year of the Dog... Again Ruff Ryders Entertainment, Sony Urban Music, Columbia Records
August 8 Masta Killa Made in Brooklyn Nature Sounds
Rick Ross Port of Miami Def Jam, Slip-n-Slide Records, Poe Boy Entertainment
August 15 Obie Trice Second Round's on Me Shady Records
August 22 J Dilla The Shining
OutKast Idlewild
August 29 Method Man 4:21... The Day After Def Jam
The Roots Game Theory
September 5 OuterSpace Blood Brothers Babygrande Records
September 12 Skyzoo & 9th Wonder Cloud 9: The 3 Day High Traffic Entertainment
September 19 Chingy Hoodstar
DJ Shadow The Outsider
Jedi Mind Tricks Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell Babygrande Records
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor 1st & 15th Entertainment, Atlantic Records
September 26 Ludacris Release Therapy Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam
Main Flow and 7L Flow Season Brick Records
October 3 Subtle For Hero: For Fool
Sleepy Brown Mr. Brown
October 10 Lloyd Banks Rotten Apple
Zion I and The Grouch Heroes in the City of Dope Om Records
October 17 Puff Daddy Press Play Bad Boy Entertainment
October 31 Kevin Federline Playing With Fire
Lady Sovereign Public Warning
November 7 Tech N9ne Everready (The Religion) Strange Music
AZ The Format Quiet Money, Fast Life Music
Jim Jones Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment) Diplomat Records, Koch Records
November 14 The Game Doctor's Advocate
Fat Joe Me, Myself & I Terror Squad, Virgin Records, Imperial Records
November 21 JAY Z Kingdom Come
Snoop Dogg Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
2Pac Pac's Life
November 27 CRUNK23 Technoshamanism Legendary Entertainment, Plague Language
November 28 Clipse Hell Hath No Fury Re-Up Records, Star Trak, Jive
December 5 Shady Records Eminem Presents: The Re-Up Shady Records
December 12 Ghostface Killah More Fish
Jeezy The Inspiration
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][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

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 Shady Records Eminem Presents: The Re-Up 309,000 #2
7 Ludacris Release Therapy 309,000 #1
8 Snoop Dogg Tha Blue Carpet Treatment 264,000 #5
9 Busta Rhymes The Big Bang 209,000 #1
10 Rick Ross Port of Miami 187,000 #1

Highest critically reviewed albums (Metacritic)[edit]

Number Artist Album Average score Number of reviews Reference
1 Clipse Hell Hath No Fury 89 29 reviews [10]
2 Ghostface Killah Fishscale 88 32 reviews [11]
3 J Dilla Donuts 84 15 reviews [12]
4 The Roots Game Theory 83 26 reviews [13]
5 Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor 83 20 reviews [14]
6 Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere 81 37 reviews [15]
7 J Dilla The Shining 80 21 reviews
8 Nas Hip Hop Is Dead 79 22 reviews
9 Cut Chemist The Audience's Listening 79 15 reviews
10 The Coup Pick a Bigger Weapon 78 25 reviews

See also[edit]