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Rick Ross, Bow Wow, Taio Cruz Albums Delayed Until 2012

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It looks like Christmas won’t be so merry for a lot of fans waiting on new music this holiday season. Chart-topping artists Rick Ross, Bow Wow and Taio Cruz have postponed the release date of their albums until 2012, according to Rap-Up. Additionally, solo efforts by Nicole Scherzinger and Monica also have been shelved until the new year.

Rozay’s fifth LP ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’ was originally scheduled to hit stores on Dec. 13, but now the Miami Boss is going to push back the album due to his recent bout with seizures. “[Because of] my little health situation, I had to postpone a lot of my groundwork, he explains to MTV News. “If I wanted to, I’m pretty sure I could still meet that date, but I think for the people, it’s more important [to lay groundwork] for when I get out there and look them in the face and touch them hands.”

Meanwhile, Bow Wow has put his album ‘Underrated’ on hold until next year. The collection was due to drop on Dec. 6. The 24-year-old Cash Money star is still on his grind as he just wrapped up shooting a video for the set’s lead-in single ‘Sweat’ with Lil Wayne. Fellow Young Money labelmates Tyga and Lil Twist are also not releasing their albums before Christmas either.

We are also surprised that Taio Cruz is delaying the Dec. 6 release of his third LP ‘TY.O.’ The pop crooner just dropped the video for his party anthem ‘Hangover‘ (featuring Flo Rida). We can only speculate that the postponement is somehow related to the lukewarm response for ‘Hangover.’ Maybe Taio is planning a new promotional campaign for the album.

So what does this mean for music fans come this holiday season? It looks like those Christmas stockings by the chimney will be looking very slim.

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