'The Return of East Atlanta Santa' drops Dec. 16

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While the rest of the country was recovering from its turkey-induced stupor Friday, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane released a taste of his forthcoming Christmas album The Return of East Atlanta Santa, due out Dec. 16 as an iTunes and Apple Music exclusive. “St. Brick Intro” features a massive Guwop verse and a thumping trap beat — but its melody is a minor-key version of “Jingle Bells.”

“St. Brick Intro” is the second song Gucci has released off East Atlanta Santa, following the Travis Scott-featuring “Last Time.” The rapper shared a music video for the latter song Monday, which stars him, Scott, and frequent collaborator and outré filmmaker Harmony Korine.

Guwop has been staggeringly prolific since his release from prison in May. Prior to East Atlanta Santa, the rapper had already dropped two album-length projects with July’s Everybody Looking and October’s Woptober. He’s also a featured guest on Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” the viral sensation currently residing atop the Billboard Hot 100.

Listen to “St. Brick Intro” below.