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[December 12, 2006] Heading to the record store? Here's what's new.

Our writers highlight a handful of notable records scheduled to hit the shelves this Tuesday. Plus, check the full list of this week's releases:




More Fish

Def Jam



Reasons to be excited about More Fish:

  • Ghostface gives us new Ghostface.
  • Ghostface is for the kids: His son Sun God guests on a couple tracks.
  • Ghostface has some things for the heads: Redman, Trife Da God, Pete Rock.
  • Ghostface has some things for the undies: J-Love, Hi-Tek, Cappadonna.
  • Ghostface has some things for the hipsters: Madlib, MF Doom.
  • And Ghostface even has something new for all of us: He pairs with powerhouse British singer Amy Winehouse.
  • Ghostface has another "Back Like That" remix.
  • Ghostface has a surplus of crack tales mixed with mixed metaphors (same as first point).
  • Ghostface presents Theodore Unit again. With a lot of new Ghostface.


Reasons not to be excited about More Fish:

  • Same as above.
  •  And that shitty cover; you mean to tell me of all the fantastic promo pictures floating around, not one could be used as the signature image?

~Dan Nishimoto

Artist: http://www.defjam.com/site/artist_home.php?artist_id=485

Label: http://www.defjam.com/

Audio: http://www.myspace.com/ghostface

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo

Road to the Riches

Traffic Entertainment

Kool G Rap is frequently listed alongside golden-era greats like Rakim and Big Daddy Kane as the greatest emcee ever. Yet few can recite lines from G Rap songs, let alone name an album. In truth, I can't either, because my memory is shot. But I also don't get mad, because to appreciate Giancana you have to hear him, and most of his records are out of the distribution loop or generally hard to come by. Furthermore, silently reading OHHLA pages doesn't cut it, and the iTunes clip of G Rap going to work over the bongo madness on "Men at Work" induces download blue balls. Thankfully Traffic Entertainment has secured the distribution rights to the Cold Chillin' catalog, a veritable hip-hop jackpot that includes Kool G Rap and DJ Polo's 1989 debut, Road to the Riches. While all the Traffic reissues promise to have extended liners, bonus tracks, and the standard trim and fare, rest assured that the original fifty minutes of R2R is ample fast rap hot fire. ~Dan Nishimoto

Label: http://www.trafficent.com/

Audio: http://www.myspace.com/therealkoolgrap 

Sonic Youth

Destroyed Room: B-Sides and Rarities


'Tis the season to clear out the recording archives: Tom Waits came up big with his three-disc monster Orphans; now, Sonic Youth follows suit with a collection of quasi-oldies. Considering the depth and scope of SY, such an effort could easily spiral into a K-hole of tangents. However, Destroyed Room: B-Sides and Rarities culls odds and ends mostly from the last ten years of the group's output, such as the NoHo Furniture Sessions and outtakes from the rip-roaring Sonic Nurse. ~Dan Nishimoto

Artist: http://www.sonicyouth.com/

Label: http://www.geffen.com/

Audio: http://www.myspace.com/sonicyouth 

Young Jeezy

The Inspiration

Def Jam

Will life imitate art? Are his fans potently hooked after the first fix? Are they basing that decision while fueled on food and liquor? Will they sign up for his 102, even though interest in his follow-up has been overshadowed by the release of his boss's album? Does he recognize all this and flaunt it with a lazy lead single that sounds like a leftover, first album B-side? Yeah, yeah, yeeeeaaaahhh. ~Dan Nishimoto

Artist: http://www.youngjeezy.com/

Label: http://www.defjam.com

Audio: http://www.myspace.com/youngjeezy

Andre Nickatina: Bullet Symphony: Horns and Halos #3 (Fillmoe Coleman)
Andre Nickatina: Khantholgy Cocaine Raps 1992-2005 (Fillmoe Coleman)
Arab Strap: Ten Years of Tears (Chemikal Underground)
Bobby Bare: Bird Named Yesterday/Talk Me Some Sense 
Bushwick Bill: Little Big Man [Chopped & Screwed] (Asylum)
Cash Money & Marvelous: Where's the Party At? (Traffic Ent.)
Contriva: Separate Chambers (Morr Music / M.M.)
Fantasia Barrino: Fantasia (J-Records)
Ghostface Killah: More Fish (Def Jam)
Giddy Motors: Do Easy (Fat Cat)
Jamiroquai: High Times: Singles 1992-2006 (Sbme Import)
Jarvis Cocker: Jarvis (Rough Trade)
Johnny Cash: Forever Johnny Cash (Madacy)
Kenny Rogers: Forever Kenny Rogers (Madacy)
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo: Road to the Riches [Special Edition] (Traffic Ent.)
Lisa Gerrard: Silver Tree (EMI)
Paul Oakenfold: Lively Mix 
The Ramones: Best of the Ramones (St. Clair)
Roger Sanchez: Come with Me (Tinted)
Roy Orbison: Forever Roy Orbison [Tin Can Edition] (Madacy)

Sonic Youth: Destroyed Room (Geffen)
Taking Back Sunday: Louder Now: Partone [CD/DVD] (Warner Bros.)
Taylor Hicks: Taylor Hicks (RCA)
Two Gallants: Nothing to You Remix (Alive)
Tyrese: Alter Ego (J-Records)
Willie Nelson: Willie Nelson [Madacy 3 Disc] (Madacy)

Young Jeezy: The Inspiration (Def Jam)

 *Release dates may change. E-mail brandon@prefixmag.com with corrections or additions.

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