With December in full effect, the year is quickly dwindling down. The fourth quarter has came and while many artists have made a push to leave their mark on 2017 with releases earlier in the year, other artists have waited to the end. Projects that have been rumored are finally coming to fruition and artists that have remained mum are finally ready to share their latest body of work.
The majority of the year has been filled with speculation and rumors of a new Eminem album, which we will finally get this month. N*E*R*D also made headlines in early November when they performed their entire new album at ComplexCon. While many expected the group to drop immediately after the performance, they kept fans waiting. Others like G-Eazy and Jeezy have taken their time to perfect their latest offering which will be released on the same day as Em and N*E*R*D.
December is a month for many that brings gifts and if you are a fan of the culture, you will definitely be blessed with plenty of gifts, in the form of new music.
See everyone dropping a new project this month to end the year on a high.
Undoubtedly Miguel is one of the best artist this decade has seen. His soothing vocals coupled with unique style is a knock-out formula that has been proven through his first three albums. Two-years departed from his last one, ‘Wildheart’, Miguel looks to replicate his success with the release of ‘War & Leisure’.
OVO signee Roy Wood$ has had success with previous projects like ‘Waking At Dawn’ and ‘Nocturnal’. He also really impressed on singles like “Gwan Big Up Urself” featuring Drake and “Jealousy.” He now has the task to follow it up with his debut, ‘Say Less’.
STATIK SELEKTAH – ‘8’ (12/8)
Hip-hop veteran Statik Selektah has had a busy year between touring with Joey Bada$$, doing radio, and producing for a wide range of artists. Fittingly on December 8th the DJ/producer will release his eighth studio album, ‘8’. The album will include collaborations with Joey Bada$$, G-Eazy, The Lox, and more.
JUICY J – ‘RUBBA BAND BUSINESS: THE ALBUM’ (12/8)
Last August Juicy J announced his forthcoming ‘Rubba Band Business: The Album’. The long-delayed album will finally get its proper release on Friday, December 8th. It will include a star-studded list of features from A$AP Rocky, Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa, Tory Lanez, and many more.
G PERICO – ‘2 THA LEFT’ (12/8)
G Perico has had a solid 2017. Earlier this year he celebrated his freedom from prison with a Tweet, where he shared his appreciation. Since being freed from prison he’s been completely focused on his music career. Back in April the South Central rapper dropped his ‘All Blue’ debut album and followed that by teaming up with G-Worthy and Cardo on ‘G-Worthy’. On December 8th he will release his third project of the year in ‘2 Tha Left’.
EMINEM – ‘REVIVAL’ (12/15)
Eminem’s ‘Revival’ may be the most anticipated album of the year. Stans on the Internet for months have been trying to figure out cryptic messages in hopes of pinpointing exactly when the album will drop. A few weeks ago, Dr. Dre made it official with a video that disclosed the release date of December 15th. ‘Revival’ will be Eminem’s eighth studio album and ninth overall. It comes four years after Em dropped his ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2′.
N*E*R*D – ‘NO_ONE REALLY EVER DIES’ (12/15)
Back in November the trio of Pharrell, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley surprised everyone at ComplexCon when they turned it into an unofficial listening party for their forthcoming ‘No_One Ever Really Dies’ album. The long-awaited album will include features from Rihanna, Future, Andre 3000, Gucci Mane, and more. It will be released Friday, December 15th.
G-EAZY – ‘THE BEAUTIFUL & DAMNED’ (12/15)
So far G-Eazy hasn’t missed with any single he’s shared off his forthcoming ‘The Beautiful & Damned’ album. “No Limit” featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B continues to rise on the Billboard charts and is dominating clubs and radio. It is looking like this might be G’s most successful album of his career. It will also be accompanied with a cinematic short film that will include album cuts within.
JEEZY – ‘PRESSURE’ (12/15)
Last month Jeezy dropped two new singles in “Bottles Up” featuring Diddy and “Cold Summer” featuring Tee Grizzley. Those two singles appear to have been a warm up (or cold up) for Jeezy’s eighth studio album, ‘Pressure’, which will arrive December 15th. It will follow last year’s critically-acclaimed ‘Trap Or Die 3’ album.
SCARFACE – ‘DEEPLY ROOTED: THE LOST FILES‘ (12/15)
Houston legend, Scarface will make his return on December 15th with his new album ‘Deeply Rooted: The Lost Files‘. The 10-track album will be a continuation of his 2015 ‘Deeply Rooted’ project.
AD – ‘BLUE 89 C2’ (12/15)
I would say real West Coast rap is back, but it really hasn’t disappeared thanks to a list of rappers pushing it forward like Compton’s AD. On December 15th AD will release his forthcoming ‘Blue 89 C2’ project, which will include guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Busta Rhymes, Maxo Kream, and more.
Stay tuned for more announcements as they unfold.