Women in Music 2016

Gucci Mane to Release New Album 'The Return of East Atlanta Santa' in December

Jonathan Mannion
Gucci Mane

Days after unveiling his second studio effort of the year Woptober, Gucci Mane announced a third album, The Return of the East Atlanta Santa, set for release in December.

"#Woptober in the streets right now. Coming right back with #TheReturnOfEastAtlantaSanta on 12/16! RT that!!," he shared Monday (Oct. 17) on Twitter. 

The prolific rhymer secured his first No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with his post-prison release Everybody Looking (via Atlantic Records) in August. Woptober, which dropped last Friday, carried collaborations with Rick Ross ("Money Machine") and Young Dolph "Bling Blaww Burr").

If hip-hop heads are lucky, the long-rumored Drake and Gucci Mane joint project The 6ers could also arrive in time for Christmas this year.