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.

  • December 4

    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

  • December 11

    T-Pain, Stoicville: The Phoenix

    August Alsina, This Thing Called Life

    R. Kelly, The Buffet

  • December 18

    Chris Brown, Royalty

    RCA Records
  • December 25

    Fabolous, The Young OG Project 2

    Roc Nation