In today's world of pop-embellished salsa, Derechos Reservados is almost uncompromisingly hard-hitting, beginning with the frenetically paced "Sólo con Mirarte," a thrusting, brass-laced track with amusing lyrics that QuiÑones spits out with machine-fire precision.
Who imagined that three guys from Northern England would write the quintessential American pop album of 2002? Throughout Into Your Head, BBMak demonstrates what two years in the trenches can do for you, following the near-platinum success of 2000's Sooner or Later.
A Los Angeles Times investigation into the long-unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur concluded that his killer likely was a gang member who used a pistol provided by rival rapper the Notorious B.I.G. No arrests have been made in Shakur's death following the Sept. 7, 1996, shooting near the Las Vegas Strip.
Pete Yorn, the Wallflowers' Rami Jaffee, and Los Angeles musician Marc Dauer have launched Trampoline Records with "Greatest Hits Vol. 1," an 18-track compilation that features previously unreleased tunes from all three principals, a number of songs from up-and-coming artists, and tracks from such former major-label artists as Minibar, Phil Cody, Peter Himmelman, and Pete Droge.