Top selling records from April 6 to April 12 at STACKS THE VINYL AUTHORITY, 18300 Gridley Rd., Ste. B, Cerritos, (562) 809-8560; stacksvinyl.com. Stacks prides itself on being "the premier source for vinyl." Stacks acts as a hip-hop community center in Southern California with a diverse selection of hip-hop, R&B, soul, reggae, turntablist music, and classics.

Top five major-label 12-inch releases

1) R. Kelly, "I'm a Flirt" Remix (Jive)

2) Paul Wall, "I'm Throwed" (Atlantic/Swishahouse)

3) Mims, "This Is Why I'm Hot" (Capitol)

4) Baby Boy da Prince, "Way I Live" (Republic)

5) Ne-Yo, "Because of You" (Def Jam)

Top five independent releases

1) J Dilla, "Wild" 12-inch (Stones Throw)

2) Evidence, The Weatherman (ABB)

3) Black Milk, Popular Demand (Fat Beats)

4) El-P, I'll Sleep When You're Dead (Definitive Jux)

5)Thes One, "Target" 10-inch (Tres Records)

STAFF PICK: J Dilla, The Shining (BBE): "Dilla was dope. The sound is catchy, like everything he did." (Flip)


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