Springsteen Has Hip-Hop In Wait

Despite the fact that he just issued Tracks, a four-CD box set of previously

unreleased material, blue-collar-rock songwriter Bruce Springsteen says he still

has about four more albums of newer work ready to go. In an interview published in the

Nov. 16 issue of Time magazine, Springsteen described one nearly complete

album as a hip-hop-influenced collection from the 1994, "Streets of Philadelphia" period;

the second he called a "roots, country and West Texas swing music" album recorded at

the same time as the folk set The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995). The Boss also said

he's almost finished with two additional albums, one acoustic and one electric.

"Eventually, I'm going to find a way to get this music out to people," he was quoted as

saying.