As the year comes to a close, there are always albums to highlight in the given month. December being no different, we’ll go over a couple of our favorites for the month.
Young Dolph – Paper Route Frank
A bittersweet release, Dolph’s posthumous sounds like he never left. Just as good as his other albums, with barely any tracks feeling like throwaways, he brings an album that’s quintessential Memphis trap. Lyrically he gives glimpses into what he would’ve done after his retirement from rap, which makes his pass all the more heartbreaking. That said though, he brings together a ultimately fantastic trap record that can be played anywhere.
YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Lost Files
More of a compilation than a full fledged album, this album brought together some fan favorite leaks onto one album. Putting together a lot of grails for the die-hard fans, this album is surprisingly a must-listen. Even not being invested into the leaks, the songs themselves hold up strongly.
Sauce Walka – Ghetto Gospel 3
An album filled to the brim with soul samples, Sauce Walka comes through with some of his most vivid storytelling yet. Tracks like “Slab Holiday” vibrantly showcase the Houston car culture, or tracks like “Peace Treaties” highlighting the struggles of street life. Once again, Sauce returns with a high quality release.
Cookin’ Soul – Wu Xmas Beats
A tradition for the producer group, they smartly bends a range of sounds to a fresh batch of instrumentals. Keeping a nice wintery theme to the tape, the album is perfect for the Christmas season.
Babyface Ray – MOB
Ray’s quick return from his album FACE was a highly anticipated one. Sonically the album showed a completely new side to Ray, focusing on much slower songs that shined light into his personal life. Packed with highlights, Ray, dropped another album filled with life advice that shouldn’t be taken for granted.