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From Xzibit to Nas, Missy Elliott to Ja Rule, Jay-Z to Eminem, we take a look at the biggest hip hop first week sales of 2002.

10. Man vs. Machine by Xzibit

Released: October 1, 2002

Label: Open Bar, Loud, Columbia Records

First week album sales: 156,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Multiply”, “Choke Me, Spank Me (Pull My Hair)”, “My Name”, “Symphony in X Major”

9. Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss by Snoop Dogg

Released: November 26, 2002

Label: Doggystyle, Priority, Capitol

First week album sales: 174,000

Billboard 200 position: 12

Singles: “From tha Chuuuch to da Palace”, “Beautiful”

8. God’s Son by Nas

Released: December 13, 2002

Label: Ill Will, Columbia

First week album sales: 156,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Made You Look”, “I Can”, “Get Down”

7. The Last Temptation by Ja Rule

Released: November 19, 2002

Label: Murder Inc., Def Jam

First week album sales: 237,000

Billboard 200 position: 4

Singles: “Thug Lovin’”, “Mesmerize”, “Murder Reigns”

6. Under Construction by Missy Elliott

Released: November 12, 2002

Label: The Goldmind, Elektra

First week album sales: 359,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Work It”, “Gossip Folks”, “Back in the Day”

5. Better Dayz by 2Pac

Released: November 26, 2002

Label: Amaru, Tha Row, Interscope

First week album sales: 366,000

Billboard 200 position: 5

Singles: “Thugz Mansion”, “Still Ballin”

4. The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse by Jay-Z

Released: November 12, 2002

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam, IDJMG

First week album sales: 545,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “’03 Bonnie & Clyde”, “Hovi Baby”, “Excuse Me Miss”

3. 8 Mile OST by Various Artists

Released: October 29, 2002

Label: Shady, Interscope

First week album sales: 702,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Lose Yourself”, “Rap Name”, “Wanksta”, “8 Mile”

2. Nellyville by Nelly

Released: June 25, 2002

Label: Fo’ Reel, Universal

First week album sales: 715,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Hot in Herre”, “Dilemma”, “Air Force Ones”, “Work It”, “Pimp Juice”

1. The Eminem Show by Eminem

Released: May 26, 2002

Label: Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope, Goliath

First week album sales: 1,322,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Without Me”, “Cleanin’ Out My Closet”, “Superman”, “Sing for the Moment”, “Business”

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