While Nas and Jay-Z were warring for the New York throne, DMX continued his hot streak, during a period where he dropped five straight number one albums .

Meanwhile, Jadakiss made his solo debut, Eminem started putting his D12 group, while Ja Rule continued to climb up the charts, dropping his biggest album to date We take a look at the biggest hip hop album first week sales of 2001.

10. Kiss tha Game Goodbye by Jadakiss

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Released: August 7, 2001

Label: Interscope, Ruff Ryders

First week album sales: 204,000

Billboard 200 position: 5

Singles: “We Gonna Make It”, “Knock Yourself Out”, “Put Ya Hands Up”

9. Project English by Juvenile

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Released: August 21, 2001

Label: Cash Money, Universal

First week album sales: 213,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Set It Off”

8. Word of Mouf by Ludacris

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Released: November 27, 2001

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam

First week album sales: 281,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Area Codes”, “Rollout (My Business)”, “Saturday (Oooh! Ooooh!)”, “Move Bitch”

7. Doggy Bag by Lil’ Bow Wow

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Released: December 18, 2001

Label: So So Def, Columbia

First week album sales: 320,000

Billboard 200 position: 11

Singles: “Thank You”, “Take Ya Home”

6. Stillmatic by Nas

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Released: December 18 2001

Label: Ill Will, Columbia

First week album sales: 342,000

Billboard 200 position: 8

Singles: “Rule”, “Got Ur Self A…”, “The Flyest”, “One Mic”

5. Pain Is Love by Ja Rule

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Released: October 2, 2001

Label: Murder Inc., Def Jam

First week album sales: 361,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Livin’ It Up”, “Always on Time”, “Down Ass Bitch”

4. Devil’s Night by D12

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Released: June 19, 2001

Label: Shady Records, Interscope

First week album sales: 371,881

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Shit on You”, “Purple Pills”, “Ain’t Nuttin’ but Music”, “Fight Music”

3. The Blueprint by Jay-Z

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Released: September 11, 2001

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

First week album sales: 427,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”, “Girls, Girls, Girls”, “Jigga That Nigga”, “Song Cry”

2. Until The End of Time by 2Pac

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Released: March 27, 2001

Label: Amaru, Death Row, Interscope

First week album sales: 426,870

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Happy Home”, “Until the End of Time”, “Letter 2 My Unborn”

1. The Great Depression by DMX

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Released: October 23, 2001

Labels: Ruff Ryders, Def Jam

First week album sales: 440,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “We Right Here”, “Who We Be”, “I Miss You”