Gym Class Heroes Debut In The Top 20

LL Cool J’s Exit 13 has debuted at the No. 9 spot on Billboard’s Top 200, leading the pack of this week’s debuts, which also includes discs by Gym Class Heroes and Kardinal Offishal.

According to the Nielsen’s SoundScan, the rapper-turned-actor sold over 43,000 albums of his alleged final Def Jam release. Following up his certified gold disc Todd Smith, LL recently spoke with SOHH about 50 Cent’s influence on the project. 

50 “got me amped up and you know once I get a battery in my back I go crazy,” he said. 

His newest release offers a star studded line-up, including 50, The Dream, Lil’ Mo, Wyclef Jean and more. 

Led by the band’s extravagant lead singer, Travis McCoy, Gym Class Heroes’ The Quilt debuted at No. 14 selling just over 32,000 units. The New York-based group recently had their music featured on the new Madden NFL ’09 video game. 

Kardinal quietly landed in this week at No. 40 with Not 4 Sale. Despite his record smash hit “Dangerous,” which features Akon, the rapper only sold below 12,000 copies. 

Check back tomorrow for the full SoundScan rundown on SOHH’s Charts Column, “The Sales Wrap.”

By Cyrus Langhorne,