Rick Ross will be releasing his upcoming album Mastermind on December 17. He revealed the release date on Twitter and posted two different images as part of his announcement. No word yet on if either image will eventually be used as his album art, though the likelihood is very low.

The release of Ross' sixth studio album will coincide with his "Mastermind" tour which is scheduled to begin in November. Thus far he's dropped the Future-assisted single "No Games." That song has had modest success, reaching No. 45 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

If Mastermind does in fact hit store shelves before the end of the year it will join a lengthy list of big rap releases in 2013 spearheaded by Jay Z, Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne, J. Cole and Pusha T.

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