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In 2008, we saw Lil Wayne score one of the biggest first week album sales in hip hop history with his monumental Tha Carter III.

We also had big drops from Rick Ross, Nas, T.I., Kanye and Ludacris. We take a look at the biggest hip hop album first week sales of 2008.

10. Snoop Dogg – Ego Trippin’

Released: March 11, 2008

Label: Doggystyle, Geffen

First week album sales: 137,000

Billboard 200: 3

Singles: “Sensual Seduction”, “Neva Have 2 Worry”, “Life of da Party”, “My Medicine”, “Those Gurlz”

9. Nas – Untitled

Released: July 15, 2008

Label: The Jones Experience, Def Jam

First week album sales: 187,078

Billboard 200: 1

Singles: “Hero”, “Make the World Go Round”

8. Rick Ross – Trilla

Released: March 11, 2008

Label: Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam, Poe Boy

First week album sales: 198,000

Billboard 200: 1

Singles: “Speedin'”, “The Boss”, “Here I Am”

7. Ludacris – Theater of the Mind

Released: November 25, 2008

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam

First week album sales: 214,000

Billboard 200: 5

Singles: “What Them Girls Like”, “Wish You Would”, “Undisputed”, “Last of a Dying Breed”, “One More Drink”, “Nasty Girl”

6. Plies – Definition of Real

Released: June 10, 2008

Label: Big Gates, Slip-n-Slide, Atlantic

First week album sales: 214,902

Billboard 200: 2

Singles: “Bust It Baby Pt. 2”, “Please Excuse My Hands”

5. The Game – LAX

Released: August 26, 2008

Label: Black Wall Street, Geffen

First week album sales: 239,000

Billboard 200: 2

Singles: “Game’s Pain”, “Dope Boys”, “My Life”, “Camera Phone”

4. Young Jeezy – The Recession

Released: September 2, 2008

Label: CTE, Def Jam

First week album sales: 260,000

Billboard 200: 1

Singles: “Put On”, “Vacation”, “Crazy World”, “My President”, “Who Dat”

3. Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak

Released: November 24, 2008

Label: Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella

First week album sales: 450,000

Billboard 200: 1

Singles: “Love Lockdown”, “Heartless”, “Amazing”, “Paranoid”

2. T.I. – Paper Trail

Released: September 30, 2008

Label: Grand Hustle, Atlantic

First week album sales: 568,000

Billboard 200: 1

Singles: “No Matter What”, “Whatever You Like”, “Swing Ya Rag”, “What Up, What’s Haapnin’”, “Swagga Like Us”, “Ready for Whatever”, “Live Your Life”, “Dead and Gone”

1. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III

Released: June 10, 2008

Label: Cash Money, Universal Motown, Young Money

First week album sales: 1,005,545

Billboard 200: 1

Singles: “Lollipop”, “A Milli”, “Got Money”, “Mr. Carter”, “Mrs. Officer”

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