Top 10 Albums: Sphere of Hip Hop Store (January 2013)

January 2013 was a busier month than usual for new album releases and we were kept busy shipping music all around the world at

The month was headlined by a trio of artists releasing new projects. Sho Baraka’s “Talented Xth” continues to be one of the most talked about releases in recent years and is highly recommended. Da Truth is back with a new record “Love Hope War” and by most accounts his fans are feeling the new direction. Japhia Life released a CD version of “Westside Pharmacy” via Illect Recordings that features a CD exclusive bonus track. It’s a dope record and now available on Limited Edition CD.

Top 10 Albums: January 2013
1. Da Truth “Love Hope War”
2. Sho Baraka “Talented Xth”
3. Japhia Life “Westside Pharmacy”
4. Lecrae “Gravity”
5. Swoope “Wake Up”
6. PHILTHY “A Little Light For You”
7. Sivion “Butterfly Sessions: Remixed by Freddie Bruno”
8. Cas Metah and Wonder Brown “The Darke Bros.”
9. JustMe “Full Disclosure”
10. Propaganda “Out of Knowhere”

Chart is compiled based on actual sales via


  1. Bottom line… there isn’t a wack record in the bunch. Sure there are stylistic differences for listeners but that’s why I stock such a wide variety… which is also reflected in the list.

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