New Music Releases – December 2015
A whirlwind of a year in music ends with a breather. December has a tamer slate of releases after November saw Puff Daddy, Ty Dolla $ign and Adele drop projects.
December is comeback season for many artists. Rick Ross will drop Black Market after the Maybach Music Group brand had a bit of a struggling 2014 and Meek Mill fell out of hip-hop's favor following the Drake debacle. Kid Cudi returns with Speedin' Bullet to Heaven after lying low since last year's Satellite Flight.
The most intriguing upcoming release is T-Pain's much-delayed Stoicville: The Phoenix, his first album since 2011's Revolver. T-Pain's Auto-Tune-assisted love songs infected the radio throughout the prior decade, but he fell off as he spiraled down into depression and alcoholism. His fall was a schadenfreude moment for many haters: Here was someone that was supposedly ruining music proving that he was just a trend. But Future and Drake proved Auto-Tune is here to stay, and T-Pain will seek to reclaim his relevance on Dec. 11.
Pimp C's posthumous album, Love Live the Pimp, arrives a week before on Dec. 4. Then there's R. Kelly's The Buffet, which is scheduled to drop on Dec. 11. The album doesn't have a hit single preceding it, so this should be interesting to see how it sells.
There's additional heat, too. Check out what's to come from your favorite artists below.
Rick Ross, Black Market
Pimp C, Long Live the Pimp
Kid Cudi, Speedin' Bullet to Heaven
Curren$y, Canal St. Confidential
G-Eazy, When It's Dark Out
T-Pain, Stoicville: The Phoenix
August Alsina, This Thing Called Life
R. Kelly, The Buffet
Chris Brown, Royalty
Fabolous, The Young OG Project 2