1. Beanie Sigel, "Gutted'"
Beanie's spent 2007 dissing a long list of hip-hop notables (Kanye, Pharrell, Cam'ron), but on this leaked track from his new record, The Solution, he directs his ire toward a more insidious foe — people with poor budgeting skills. [Brooklyn Vegan]
2. Sway, "Upload"
Can you have a beef with yourself? Grime rapper Sway put out a song last year called "Download" in which he came out against file-sharing. Now he embraces the "new era" on this track in which he spits, "If my fans never had a Mac or a PC, I'd never have jack." [Certified Banger]
3. Sixx: AM, "X-Mas in Hell"
Motley Crue bassist puts out an album to accompany his well-received autobiography, The Heroin Diaries, and in the process ruins Christmas for everyone. [Homercat]
4. Baby Dee, "The Only Bones That Show"
Baby Dee has put together a star-studded band featuring Will Oldham, Andrew W.K., and members of Chavez, Antony & the Johnsons, and Prefuse 93 to sing a song about teeth. No, we don't know why. [Pitchfork]
5. Yea Big & Kid Static, "We've Built a Time Machine That Runs on Beats. We Shall Only Use It for Good"
Straddling the line between backpacker and nerdcore, YB&KS have indeed built an interesting machine, but it sounds like it got stuck in the mid-nineties. [Mainstream Isn't So Bad]