As the saga that is Rick Ross’ life continues, “the Bawse” has unloaded yet another dope album for fans of the Miami hustler turned international rap star. On the project, Ross maintains his impenetrable armor that has been tested over the years, and that is still respected in the streets.
Ross has grown up, and you can hear it in his lyrics, making songs for his mother, rapping lines about his future wife and even dropping lines about living a promethazine-free life after the medicine caused him seizures.
“One of Us” produces another great collab with Nas and Rozay and “Silk Road” glares through the speakers like classic Ross music – refined, boss-like and timeless.
“I had a lot of time to just sit by myself, so I had a lot more things I wanted to address. That’s what I did on this LP. I spoke on different things. One of them goes by the name of “Ghostwriter.” I finally wrote a record telling the way it feels for me to be a ghostwriter, and not only a ghostwriter, but one of the biggest in the rap game. Because of my own personal success I’ve always been able to keep that in the shadows. On this record, I just felt it was so current. It was needed,” Ross told Time Magazine.
Rick Ross’s “Black Market” Listening Party 2015
“Color money got your b*tch out on a world tour / My lil’ homie made a million on his girl’s tour / We back to back and down to wack a n*ggas unborn / Miami n*ggas got ’em changin’ all they gun laws / So run Forrest, got some shooters and they down, too / I got more money than that pussy that you signed to.” – Rick Ross – “Color Money”
“Sorry” is a track that hypes up the drama of women in Ross’ life. It’s an issue that everyone can probably relate to in some way, especially Chris Brown on the hook who is seemingly singing to Karrueche Tran.
Standout Tracks: “Free Enterprise,” “Color Money,” “Silk Road,” “Crocodile Python,” “D.O.P.E.”