Hear Me Out: What You Should be Listening to This Month (December Edition)

December is a big month for hip-hop releases. While the weather drops and the snow beings to fall, our favourite artists are releasing some fire music. If you are having trouble finding a Christmas gift for a loved one or hip-hop head, there is something for everyone on this list.

War & Leisure – Miguel (Dec. 1)

I’m not gonna lie, I have a huge crush on Miguel. How can you not? His sultry tones can sing me right to sleep – preferably in his arms. War & Leisure dropped at the top of this month which gives us the perfect closure for 2017. Miguel describes War & Leisure as amindful celebration” that plays upon the relationship between music and politics.

Rubba Band Business: The Album – Juicy J (Dec. 8th)

Juicy J is about to drop his forthcoming album, Rubba Band Business: The Album with a star-studded line-up. Artists such as A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Offset, Travis Scott, Denzel Curry, are featured on this anticipated album.

Double Or Nothing – Big Sean & Metro Boomin (Dec. 8th)

Metro Boomin has another album worth celebrating under his belt with Double Or Nothing. This collab with Big Sean has us on our toes, with the only track released thus far is Pull Up N Wreck with 21 Savage. The album is said to feature artists like Future, Eminem and Jeremih.

No_One Ever Really Dies – N.E.R.D – (Dec. 15th)

Lemon is one of my top 3 favourite songs from 2017. Rihanna raps and that’s all I need to say. We can only imagine the features that Pharrell has cooked up for this album, we already know of Kendrick Lamar having his turn on a song called “Don’t Don’t Do It.” This album is going to be one for the ages, so you better get your wallet ready.

Revival – Eminem (Dec. 15th)

Eminem’s ninth studio album, Revival drops this month and dropped his single, Walk on Water, with Beyoncé at the helm. Along with Queen B, there are a lot of pop stars featured on the album such as, Ed Sheeran, Kehlani, Alicia Keys, and Skylar Grey.

The Beautiful & Damned – G-Eazy (Dec. 15th)

The Beautiful & Damned will be released along with a short film. The album is said to be about the two sides of G-Eazy’s life – a double album displaying both sides. Like most of G-Eazy’s albums, relevant themes are sex, drugs, & rock n’ roll.

Saturation III – Brockhampton (Dec. 15th)

Saturation III will be the third album the Brockhampton releases this year. This boyband is on a whirl after releasing multiple albums, their American Boyband show on Viceland and selling out multiple merch launches of quality clothing. I can’t wait to see what they get up to in 2018 after taking 2017 as their own.

King Capital – Capital STEEZ (Dec. 23rd)

Back in July, Joey Bada$$ revealed that King Capital, Capital STEEZ posthumous album will be released this month. Capital STEEZ took his own life back in 2012 and the album will be released five years after his death. Click here to learn more about the rapper and his story.

SPECIAL MENTIONS

A lot of music has been teased to have a release date by the end of this year by some pretty major artists. Although we don’t have any specific dates to push you towards, here are some of the examples of work that may drop without warning before 2018:

  1. Travis Scott and Quavo collaborative album: Quavo has teased about the release of this project recently with Montreality. The rapper mentions that he has a lot of work under his belt with this project but he doesn’t have a confirmed release date to share with the fans.

  2. A$AP Rocky: The follow up to At.Long.Last.A$AP is addressed as “coming soon.” A$AP Rocky revealed the news to GQ Style back in October.

  3. Lil Yachty – Lil Boat 2: Back in August, Yachty posted an IG video hinting at a sequel to his most popular mixtape.

  4. Kid Cudi (prod. by Kanye West): It has been reported by Cudi that he is working on an album that will exclusively be produced by Kanye West. Following their brief turmoil the past year, the two have seemingly rekindled and are cooking up something magical in the studio. No word on when that release will be as its rumoured to be dropped without warning.

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