December 30 [14:00 EDT] -- A new hip hop album called "Rapsody," which is currently only available as a import, brings a new twist that is actually old -- classical music and opera.
L.L. Cool J, Redman, Warren G, Mobb Deep, Onyx, and others are featured on the album rapping along with famous classical pieces from various operas and symphonies. Warren G and Norwegian vocalist, Sissel, performing to music from Russian composer, Alexander Borodin's 19th century opera, "Prince Igor" [800k QuickTime].
Def Jam, which put the album together, says it has no plans to release the album in the U.S., so check your import bins.