December 2019 Black Music Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during December 2019 across multiple genres—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country
Sugar Blue: Colors (Beeble)

Ruben Paul: Laughter Knows No Color (dig)

Funk, Rock, Pop, House, Electronic
Amittai Blakk: The Love We Share (dig) (Tone Mecca)
Nia Andrews: No Place Is Safe (vinyl) (World Galaxy/Alpha)
Various: Space Funk: Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84 (Soul Jazz)

Gospel, CCM
Kanye West & Sunday Service Choir: Jesus Is Born (dig)
Williams Brothers: Cooling Water (The Orchard)

Jacquees: Christmas In Decatur (dig) (Cash Money)

Bobby Sparks II: Schizophrenia: The Yang Project (Leopard/Jazzline)
Harish Raghavan: Calls for Action (Whirlwind)
Johnny Griffin & Eddie ”Lockjaw” Davis: Ow! Live At The Penthouse (Real to Reel)
Lafayette Harris Jr.: You Can’t Lose With The Blues (Savant)

R&B, Soul
Dexter Wansel: Life On Mars: 45s Collection (Dynamite Cuts)
K. Michelle: All Monsters Are Human (eOne)
Madison McFerrin: You + I EP (dig) (MadMcFerrin Music)
Mary Wells: Early Years: Complete Motown Releases 1960-62 (Acrobat)
Montell Jordan: Masterpeace (dig)
Nicole Bus: Kairos (Roc Nation)
Rotimi: The Beauty of Becoming (dig) (Empire)
Sierra Green & The Soul Machine: S/T
Tamika Scott: Family Affair (dig) (Brolic Ent)
The J.B.’s: More Mess on My Thing (Now Again)

Rap, Hip Hop
$Ilkmoney: G.T.F.O.M.D (dig) (DB$B)
Blu & Damu the Fudgemunk: Ground & Water (Redefinition)
Cam’Ron: Purple Haze 2 (dig) (Killa Ent.)
City Morgue: City Morgue Vol. 2: As Good As Dead (Republic)
Curren$y: Back at Burnies (Jet Life)
Czarface: The Odd Czar Against Us (Silver Age)
Doe Boy: Streetz Need Me 2 (dig) (Epic/Freebandz)
Fat Joe & Dre: Family Ties (Empire)
Gradur: Zone 59 (Universal France)
Gucci Mane: East Atlanta Santa 3 (dig) (Atlantic)
J.I.: Hood Life Krisis Vol. 2 (dig) (G Starr Ent.)
Jpegmafia: All My Heroes Are Cornballs (vinyl) (EQT)
Kaytranada: Bubba (dig) (RCA)
KXNG Crooked, Bronze Nazareth: Gravitas (dig) (Fat Beats)
Lil Dirk: Family Over Everything (dig) (Interscope)
Lil Poppa: Almost Normal (dig) (Interscope)
Lil Tecca: We Love You Tecca (Republic)
Lil Wop: XVII (dig)
Mo3: Osama (dig) (Empire)
Natia: Natia The God (dig) (POW)
NLE Choppa: Cottonwood (dig)
Nolan The Ninja: ILLPHORIA 2 (Mello Music)
Pacman da Gunman: 60th St. (dig) (Playball Music)
Rich Homie Quan: Coma (dig) (RIAS)
Robb Bank$: Road to Falconia (dig) (Empire)
Roc Marciano: Marcielago (Marci Ent.)
Roddy Ricch: Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial (Atlantic)
Romeo Miller: Hidden Treasure (dig) (No Limit Forever)
Sauce Walka: Sauce Ghetto Gospel 2 (dig) (Sauce Familia)
Scarlxrd: Acquired Taste (dig) (Island)
Sean Price & Lil Fame: Price of Fame (dig) (Ruck Down)
Smokepurpp: Deadstar 2 (dig) (Interscope)
SOB X RBE: Strictly Only Brothers (dig) (Empire)
SquidNice: Show Ya Work (dig) (Nice Ent.)
Stormzy: Heavy Is The Head (Atlantic UK)
Teflon Twaun: Step Harder (dig) (Empire)
Travis Scott: Jackboys (Epic)
Troy Ave.: White Christmas 7 (dig) (BSB)
XXXTentacion: Bad Vibes Forever (dig) (Bad Vibes Forever)
YFN Lucci: HIStory (dig) (Warner)
Your Old Droog: Jewelry (dig) (Mongoloid Banks)

Reggae, International, Latin
Burna Boy: African Giant (dig) (Atlantic)
Dadju: Antidote (Universal Import)
Don Omar: The Last Album (Machete Music)
Lee “Scratch” Perry: Heavy Rain (On-U Sound)
Staff Benda Bilili: Effacer Le Tableau (Wagram)
Tennors: Storybook Revisited (Burning Sounds)
The Apostles: Black Is Beautiful (reissue) (Tidal Waves Music)
Various: Mogadisco (Analog Africa)
Walter Ferguson: King of Calypso Limonense: The Legendary Tape Recordings, Vol. 2 (Bongo Joe)