Four new music releases

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Nas [Hip Hop Is Dead, Def Jam]
Dec. 19

Delivering his first album since signing with Def Jam in early January, Nas compiles a highly anticipated follow-up to 2004's Street's Disciple. His latest endeavor, Hip Hop is Dead, boasts the return of old school Nas' revered mic skills, sharp lyrics and solid beats.

Bow Wow [The Price of Fame, Columbia/Sony Urban]
Dec. 19

Jermaine Dupri's protégé is back, and his newest album, The Price of Fame, is filled with even more developed sounds since dropping the 'Lil. His single featuring Chris Brown and Johnta Austin, "Shortie Like Mine," is already getting mad play on stations coast to coast.

Mos Def [Tru3 Magic, Geffen Records]
Dec. 5

Prepare yourself for Mos Def's savvy collaboration with Kanye West and Pharrell. This actor-turned-rapper releases his third solo effort, following The New Danger.

Young Jeezy [The Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102, Def Jam/Corporate Thugz Entertainment]
Dec. 12

After his multi-platinum debut, Atlanta native Young Jeezy teams up with the Runnerz, Timbaland and others to drop more fresh spins. Check out his hit single, "I Luv It."


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