EW Staff
January 19, 1996 AT 05:00 AM EST

In a music-packaging first, the naughty word in the title of his posthumous release, Str8 Off tha Streetz of Muthaphu**in Compton, is hidden under a lottery-style layer that consumers can scratch off.

WINNER OF THE WEEK

JOAN OSBORNE

The blues-rocker managed to snag five Grammy award nominations, just one fewer than super-hyped Alanis Morissette and superstar Mariah Carey, who earned six each.

RESURRECTION OF THE WEEK

THE GRATEFUL DEAD

Yes, the Dead are officially over, but the solo-project bands of surviving members, including Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, are planning a summer tour jokingly referred to by organizers as Deadapalooza.

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