By EW Staff
Updated July 30, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

— ”Crime pays,” raps SHYNE on ”More or Less” — an odd claim, considering he’s in prison. Still, the prerelease from his Aug. 10 comeback, ”Godfather Buried Alive,” is a welcome taste of his Biggie-like flow. ITUNES.COM

— After a 10-year break, rootsy indie rockers AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB sound revitalized, if typically moody, on ”Another Morning,” a preview of October’s ”Love Songs for Patriots.” AMERICANMUSICCLUB.COM

— Brit rapper DIZZEE RASCAL is only getting better, judging from his breakbeat-driven new single, ”Stand Up Tall.” WWW.BBC.CO.UK/RADIO/AOD/1XTRA_AOD.SHTML?1XTRA_DIZZEE_STANDUPTALL

— ”Half Smiles of the Decomposed,” GUIDED BY VOICES‘ final CD (due Aug. 24) marks a return to form for the indie icons. Dig their buoyant ”Everybody Thinks I’m a Raincloud (When I’m Not Looking).” WWW.GBV.COM