Mac Miller, the newest breakthrough white guy rapper has street cred from some rap legends as well as “crossover” appeal. His first official album Blue Slide Park hit stores in November.
Pusha T, the better half of the Clipse and GOOD Music, released a follow up to the acclaimed mixtape Fear of God with an extend play called Fear Of God II : Let Us Pray this November.
Camp, the long awaited debut album by actor/rapper Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino arrived this November. While you may recognize Glover from the NBC comedy Community, the musician’s mic skills are none too shabby either.
By most accounts, Drizzy’s Take Care has received a much warmer reception from rap fans than his last official album Thank Me Later. It’d make an ideal stocking stuffer.
The soul legend Betty Wright keeps it modern with a new LP featuring The Roots. Guest features include Joss Stone, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg.
The headline-grabbing Rihanna has dropped her sixth album — Talk That Talk — full of hit singles. The 24-year-old’s star can only get brighter.
Mary J Blige, the Queen of Hip Hop Soul released her tenth album this November. Teaming up with legendary producers like Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, MJB is looking bring some serious soul to heat ip your winter.
Male R&B and soul will be represented when Robin Thicke releases his fifth album in December. The Grammy award winner has confirmed another song with frequent collaborator Lil Wayne.
Rick Ross is expected to drop his fifth album, God Forgives, I Don’t this winter. With his popularity at an all time high, expect Rozay to deliver more than a few #Ughs.
It’s been over three years since Jeezy has dropped an album. With that being said the trap rapper, has recruited some heavy weights for Thug Motivation 103. We’re curious to see how songs with guest spots from Jill Scott, Andre 3000, and Eminem will mesh.
Stepping away from his burgeoning acting career, Common is finally putting himself back in the recording booth. Hopefully The Dreamer, The Believer will be in the vein of Common’s classic LP Be and less Universal Mind Control.
This December The Roots will release their first concept album undun. Black Thought and company tell a story about a fictional drug dealer that died.
The Black Keys may be made up of two white boys from Ohio, but they can play the blues and evoke soulful sensations with some of the best acts out today. Their new album El Camino drops in December.
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While its seems to be creeping up faster and faster, the holiday season is almost here. If you’re a music fan you would be doing yourself a disservice not picking up something for the ones you care about. But have no fear, we got you covered. From hip-hop, alternative, and blues, here is theGrio’s winter music wishlist for the holiday season.