2016 December Hip Hop Albums To Listen Out For

Apparently, December is the month to release an album. Well, 2016 in general just may be deemed the year Hip Hop made a “comeback”. Not like it ever went away, but the good stuff kind of got lost somewhere within all the trash.

For a moment, the state of hip hop was questionable. But have no fear, we definitely had some artists step up to the plate, and they let us know making good music is still pretty much a thing.

So if you are a hip hop head or someone who generally loves good music, check out this list of December album releases. There’s something to satisfy every musical craving, there’s some trap, some nostalgic old school rap, and some alternative soul/funk. Enjoy.

Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love! (currently streaming)

Smoke DZA and Pete Rock – Don’t Smoke Rock (currently streaming)

J.Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only (Dec. 9th)

Tech N9ne – The Storm (Dec. 9th)

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) – December 99th (Dec. 9th)

Kid Cudi- Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ (Dec. 16th)

Gucci Mane – The Return of East Atlanta Santa (Dec. 16th)

The Lox – Filthy America… it’s beautiful (Dec. 16th)


written by Chandra Meadows for POP ATL