By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
CHOICE CUTS: Tweet, "Oops (Oh My)" (Southern Hummingbird, The Goldmind, Inc./Elektra); Jimmy Scott, "Jealous Guy" (Chelsea Walls: Original Music by Jeff Tweedy, Rykodisc); Clipse, "Young Boy" (Lord Willin', Star Trak); Syl & Jimmy Johnson, "Oprah" (Two Johnsons Are Better Than One, Evidence).
DUDS: Lauryn Hill, MTV Unplugged 2.0 (Columbia); Talib Kweli, Quality (Rawkus); Joni Mitchell, Travelogue (Nonesuch); Nelly, Nellyville (Universal); Off the Hook (Columbia); Slum Village, Trinity (Past, Present and Future) (Capitol/Barak); Swizz Beats, Swizz Beats Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories (DreamWorks).
ADDRESSES: All Natural, allnaturalhiphop.com; DCN, dcn.com; In the Red, 1118 West Magnolia Boulevard, P.O. Box 208, Burbank, CA 91506, intheredrecords.com; Ipecac, Box 1197, Alameda, CA 94501, ipecac.com; Jololi, c/o Stern's, 71 Warren Street, NYC 10007, sternsmusic.com; Matador, 625 Broadway, 12th floor, NYC 10012, matadorrecords.com; Northern State, northernstate.net; Righteous Babe, Box 95, Ellicott Station, Buffalo, NY 14205, rightousbabe.com; Stern's Africa, 71 Warren Street, NYC 10007, sternmusic.com; Vice, 75 North 4th Street, third floor, Brooklyn, NY 11211; Wide Right, c/o Leah Archibald, 315 3rd Street, #2A, Brooklyn, NY 11215, widerrightmusic.com; World Village, c/o Harmonia Mundi, 2037 Granville Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025, harmoniamundi.com.