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New CD Releases, Dec. 19: Nas, RBD, Bow Wow
Nas “Hip Hop is Dead”
Nas spent years feuding with hip-hop king Jay-Z. On his latest album, “Hip-Hop is Dead,” the 33-year-old Long Islander buries the hatchet and performs with Jay-Z on the track “Black Republican.” Some view that collaboration as one of the true events of the year in hip-hop.
Jay-Z isn’t the only rapper who shows up to trade verses with Nas on this album; Kanye West also joins the party on the song “Still Dreaming.”
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RBD “Rebels”
RBD, one of the biggest pop bands in Mexico, releases the highly anticipated English-language CD “Rebels.” The group has sold more than five million records to date worldwide
The band got its start in the popular telenovela “Rebelde,” a series about six prep-school students who start a band. The series did so well that the group of actors-turned-musicians–Anahi Puente, Maite Perroni, Alfonso Herrera, Christian Chavez, Christopher Casillas and Dulce Espinoza–began releasing actual albums..
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Bow Wow “The Price of Fame”
The Ohio-born rapper–who will turn 20 in March–returns with the follow-up to 2005’s “Wanted.” In keeping with typical hip-hop protocol, Bow Wow is joined by a bevy of guest stars on this release, including Lil Wayne, Pimp C and Chris Brown.
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Neil Young “Living with War–Raw”
This special-edition CD/DVD presents a stripped-down–or “raw”–look at Young’s critically acclaimed “Living with War” album. Most of the frills (such as the choir work) that originally dressed up that album are missing here. In trade, Young cranks up the guitar on this 10-song set.
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Styles P “Time is Money”
The 32-year-old Queens-born rapper finally delivers his long-delayed sophomore album. The disc, which follows 2002’s “A Gangster and a Gentleman,” features guest appearances by Flipsyde, the late Gerald LeVert, Talib Kweli and Mario Winans.
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Other new releases:
Aventura, “K.O.B.” (Sony)
DJ Clue?, “The Professional, Pt. 3” (Roc-a-Fella)
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, “Sings Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs” (Nonesuch)
Tony Orlando, “Halfway to Paradise: The Complete Epic Masters 1961-1964” (Ace)
Trick Daddy, “Back by Thug Demand” (Atlantic)
Various Artists, “Ibiza: The Sound of Renaissance, Vol. 3” (Renaissance)
Lenny Welch, “A Taste of Honey–The Complete Cadence Recordings 1959-1964” (Ace)
Soundtracks and scores:
“Blood Diamond” (Varese Sarabande)
“Happy Feet” (Atlantic)
“Night at the Museum” (Varese Sarabande)
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Milan)
“We are Marshall” (Varese Sarabande)