and here are the ones YOU should check out!
- Album: Purpose
- Singles: "What Do You Mean", "Sorry", "I'll Show You"
- Recommend Track(s): "No Pressure" feat Big Sean; "No Sense" feat Travis Scott
- Features: Big Sean, Travis Scott, Hasley, Skrillex, Diplo, Nas and Ariana Grande
- The Rundown: After dealing with personal issues and some trouble with the law, Justin Bieber is back making music and ready for the world to hear his purpose. Purpose is Bieber's fourth studio album (fifth if you count Journals like I do). The album is more pop driven than his previous project Journals but a lot of the tracks have a R&B swag to them. This is probably the most pivotal album is Bieber's young career as he try to get his life back in the right direction. Expect him to battle with the group below for the #1 spot on the Billboard Charts.
- Bonus: Check out the videos for Bieber's three singles below.
- Album: Made In The A.M
- Singles: "Drag Me Down", "Perfect"
- Recommended Track(s): "What A Feeling"
- Features: None
- The Rundown: One Direction has all eyes in their direction as they begin a new era, the post-Zayn Malik era. Zayn shocked the world when he left the group back in March but the remaining members declared they were not going anywhere. Now they are back with a brand new album Made In The A.M. The group says they will take a temporary break after the album but that everyone will indeed return. However before they go, they will go head to head with Bieber for the #1 spot on the charts.
- Bonus: Check out their video for the single "Perfect".
- Album: Church in These Streets
- Singles: "God", "Church In These Streets", "Sweet Life"
- Recommended Track(s): "Forgive Me" feat Monica
- Features: Janelle Monae' and Monica
- The Rundown: Jeezy dropped a letter discussing several big issues in the black community and followed that with the announcement of a new album. Church In These Streets is Jizzle's sixth studio album. The album follows his Politically Correct EP which dropped in October. Though the album is not led with a chart topping single, I believe this album will surely not disappoint fans of the Snowman.
- Bonus: Listen to two of the singles and watch two videos of tracks from the Snowman's new LP.
Ty Dolla $ign
- Album: Free TC
- Singles: "Blase"
- Recommended Tracks: "Sitting Pretty" feat Wiz Khalfia
- Features: Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, James Fauntley, E-40, Jagged Edge, Babyface, Trey Songz, Seven Streeter, Big TC, D-Loc, Kanye West, Diddy, Wiz Khalifa, Fetty Wap, Future and more!
- The Rundown: Free TC is finally being released. After releasing several mixtapes and EPs, Ty Dolla $ign's debut album is finally seeing the light of the day. The song's first single "Drop That Kitty" did not make the cut but the album is filled great tracks and features that fans will enjoy. Expect to hear DJ Mustard on the track and $ign's signature sound throughout the tape.
- Bonus: Check out videos of three tracks off Free TC.
- Album: Losing My Religion
- Singles: "Wanna Be Happy"
- Recommended Tracks: "When" featuring Kim Burrell & Lalah Hathaway, "My World Needs You" feat Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann
- Features: Zacardi Cortez, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Kim Burrell, Lalah Hathaway, Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann
- The Rundown: Kirk Franklin has been M.I.A for awhile. Seems like we had a new gosepl jam every year from him for awhile but nothing lately. Do not worry though because he is back with a brand new album. Losing My Religion is Franklin's first new album in over four years. The album's lead single "Wanna Be Happy" has not took off like most of his singles but I am sure it will gain some steam after the album drops.
- Bonus: Video for "Wanna Be Happy"
- Album: The Incredible True Story
- Singles: "Young Jesus", "Like Woah",
- Recommnded Tracks: "Fade Away"
- Features: Big Lenbo, Lucy Rose, Dria, and Jesse Boykins III
- The Rundown: Logic is one of the most underrated rappers in the game today. After releasing his debut album, Under Pressure, just last year, Young Sinatra went straight back to work on his sophomore campaign. What he created is The Incredible True Story. The album is sort of similar to what Childish Gambino did with Before The Internet. The album is a "narrative of two space travelers gunning through the galaxy". Check out the adventure as you listen to the album.
- Bonus: Album Trailer and two of tracks off the album
- Album: Know-It-All
- Singles: "Here", "Wild Things"
- Recommended Tracks: "Outlaws", "Seventeen"
- Features: Sebastian Kole
- The Rundown: Alessia Cara is an overnight sensation. She blew up from her hit single "Here" and has not stopped since. She released an EP entitled Four Pink Walls as an appetizer but now the full course meal is here with Know-It-All. The album has some steep competition but reviews have been good for the debut thus far.
- Bonus: Check out the video for "Here".
- Album: Heart Blanche
- Singles: "Music To My Soul"
- Recommended Tracks: "Robin Williams"
- Features: Bob James
- The Rundown: CeeLo Green has not released a solo album since 2012 and now he is back. Heart Blanche is Green's fifth solo album. In a interview, he called the album "a prequel" to more music. Check out his latest in the meantime.
- Bonus: Peep the videos for two tracks off the album