BENZINO Redemption (Elektra) His timely beef with Eminem should bring this Beantown rapper’s second effort, featuring Juvenile, Foxy Brown, and Prodigy, some extra attention.
PAUL WELLER Illumination (Yep Roc) Having already debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. charts, the ex-Jammer’s sixth solo album finally hits our shores.
THICKE Cherry Blue Skies (Interscope) He cut his teeth producing tracks for the likes of Marc Anthony and Brian McKnight. Now the 25-year-old bares his blue-eyed soul on this debut.
DIANA ROSS To Love Again (Motown) Remastered CD reissue of the 1981 classic, plus 11 additional recordings, including ”Endless Love.”
ON THE SPOT Cool Songs From Commercials
That’s NELLY’s ”E.I” in the Chevy Monte Carlo ad featuring a frustrated passenger trying to sip his morning java while his prankster pal taps the brake.
The tune to party to in a suds-filled laundromat while swigging Smirnoff Ice? TWELVE CAESARS’ ”(I’m Gonna) Kick You Out.”
HP Invent uses ”Les Sauvages” by LES SANS CULOTTES (from France? Non. Brooklyn? Oui!) in its commercial in which a woman takes digital snapshots from the Eiffel Tower, prints them out, and plasters them on the walls of her home.
TELEPOPMUSIK’s seductive ”Breathe” plays as a driver sits in his Mitsubishi Outlander and ages from teen to father.