Run out and grab these CD's that just came out today, or gift em to your friends on iTunes as Christmas presents!
Mary J. Blige, Growing Pains
Mary is a force to be reckoned with. All of her releases have gone platinum. Why the Debbie Downer title? She says as long as she's human and perfect, she's able to say she has growing pains.
Lupe Fiasco, The Cool
This guy's got Snoop on his side, and a new Grammy nom for his collaboration with Jill Scott on "Daydreamin". "The Cool" refers to being a part of social change in the world. Deep.
Chingy, Hate It Or Love It
Well I'll tell you what I do hate. When rappers steal the name of another rap song that's awesome. 50 already named a song that. And the underdog's on top now! Chingy made peace with Ludacris on this album since his first choice Kanye didn't pan out.
Maroon 5, B-Side
This is a collection of their reject songs from their most recent album, "It Won't Be Soon Before Long." But critics are liking it, maybe enough to make "The Way I Was" a single.