1. "Splashin" by Rich the Kid Interscope Records Dropped: December 4 Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5 Overview: If you're looking for a lowkey twerking song, you've absolutely come to the right place. The bass on this track is BUMPING, and with Rich the Kid talking about how he spent $100 on some new socks, you'll probably wanna spend all your coin on something just as ridiculous. We love a bragging joint, we do! 2. "Reasons" by Cautious Clay Cautious Clay / Independent Dropped: December 5 Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥 / 5 Overview: With a tropical album vibe, Cautious Clay gives us a theme for all of our upcoming 2019 vacations. It's light and boppy, which is everything we need to end the year the right way. 3. Evil Genius by Gucci Mane Guwop Enterprises/Atlantic Dropped: December 7Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: It's been a full year since we've got a new Gucci album and we're happy he took the time to spend on this one. While his lyrics and phrases are very similar to those in past Gucci releases, the features, the hard beats, and the trap sounds make this album a positive in his career. With features from top rappers like Quavo, Lil Pump, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, Kodak Black, and more, Gucci made it very clear that any fresh rapper would be happy to hop on a track with him. One thing for sure, whether sound is fresh or still resembles his previous releases, Gucci Mane's music is here to stay and always finds a way to stay present. 4. Other People's Heartache (Part four) by Bastille Virgin Records Dropped: December 7Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: Bastille is back with part four of their Other People's Heartache mixtape series. In this 7-track album, the band experiments with their sound and pop music in general. With a few covers and new tracks, the mixtape will have fans anticipating what their next album, Grip, will sound like. 5. "Wide Open Ocean" by Claire Mortifee Fullcc Dropped: December 7Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: Toronto-based singer released a new single this month with its associated music video. In this song revolving around self-love and self-exploration, Mortifee delivers a soulful, jazzy voice that will remind you of a raspier Lauryn Hill. We look forward to seeing what else this new artist will release in the new year. 6. Skins by XXXTentacion Empire Records Dropped: December 7 Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: XXXTentacion has 15 different sounds throughout the album, and you'll be really impressed with the production of it all. The album is more so a vibe than some kind of rap masterpiece. It reminds me of my 2009 emo phase, but with that being said, I ain't mad at it. 7. "Project Dreams" by Marshmello, Roddy Ricch Joytime Collective Dropped: December 7 Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5 Overview: You'll love this lowkey single from Marshmello. The flow itself will transport you to somewhere different, and with the minimalistic trap beat, it'll probably get stuck in your head from the multiple repeats. Short and sweet is definitely the name of the game. 8. "Man to Man" by Dorian Electra Photo by Lance Williams, Design by Weston Allen Dropped: December 11Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: This song and its associated music video take on toxic masculinity in a way that is present and fresh. In the video, Electra is seen dressing up as different forms of male-dominated roles and jobs, like a boxer, street fighter, knight, and more. With lyrics like "Are you bad enough to soften up? Are you tough enough to open up?" Electra tests men and the toxic roles and identity society throws on them. 9. Icarus Falls by ZAYN RCA Records Dropped: December 14Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: This 27-track album is pretty much all Zayn with only two features from Nicki Minaj and Timbaland. While that might be a musical setback for some albums, Zayn proves he doesn't need much help from other vocals. And what about that title? In Greek mythology, Icarus flew too near to the sun, his wings melted, and he fell into the sea and drowned. The title might be a play on words that Zayn explores in this album all about love, growth, and trust. Or it could represent him stepping away from One Direction and taking a chance on making it as a solo artist. This emotion-packed album hosts 27 perfectly-crafted songs, making this his most memorable project yet. 10. "Numb" by Carlie Hanson Coda Music Agency Dropped: December 14Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: The song explores a feeling that many people experience in a relationship: being drawn to someone but also wanting to keep a great amount of distance. The 18-year-old from Onalaska features very mature lyrics for someone who is on the younger side of the age spectrum. This gritty and dark bop reminds us of The Weeknd's earlier releases, with lyrics that circle problems around commitment and vulnerability. We're excited to follow Hanson as she continues to level up. 11. Hooligans by Vic Mensa Roc Nation Dropped: Decmeber 14 Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5 Overview: Vic Mensa didn't have to give us this fire, but he did and we're forever thankful. The production and lyrics are superb, and you'll want to twerk and learn all the lyrics all at once. With features from Ty Dolla Sign, G-Easy, and Charlie Wilson, there's something for everyone. If Mensa keeps it up, he might just end up being the black rockstar we've wanted and needed. 12. Abbot Kinney by Netsky Republic Records Dropped: December 14 Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5 Overview: Netsky released their EP, Abbot Kinney, and it features five FIRE tracks that'll make you wanna get up out of your seat and dance. "Anything 4 U" by 1991 goes so hard and you'll want to sing along to "Big Hearts" with Kyle on the track. This album really was a pleasant surprise, and I've loved every minute. 13. "Imagine" by Ariana Grande Republic Records Dropped: December 14 Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: Whew, leave it to Ariana to drop a slow jam that makes you wanna shed a couple of tears while you try to hit her whistle notes at the end. The beat is dreamy like she's in a slow dance with the late Mac Miller telling him all the lovey-dovey things they could've done together, and wow now I'M crying. Ariana showed her range here, and we're forever thankful our sensitive cancer queen keeps on dropping great music! 14. Dying To Live by Kodak Black Atlantic Records Dropped: December 14 Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5 Overview: Well Kodak is back and he has returned with some mild fire. With a total of 16 tracks, Black's flow continues to blow us out of the water, and with features from Offset, Lil Pump, and Travis Scott it's definitely an album to take a listen to.