Clearly it’s too late to buy a “Party Like a Rockstar” ringtone—the novelty hit of the year (millennium?) is so ubiquitous you won’t even think to answer your phone. But we urge you to look past the Shop Boyz’s likely fate as one-hit wonders and pick up their album (which just “dropped”). Against all odds, their gimmick—making references to white celebrities over guitar and big beats—makes for a disc’s worth of super-fun and totally fresh hip-hop.
Shop Boyz; Universal Republic; $13.98.