Rick Ross confirms hall-of-fame legend status on 11th album

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 In the hip-hop industry, longevity is often seen as the hallmark of lords. This is undoubtedly what rapper Rick Ross has become by surrounding himself with newcomers to the rap game and a constantly evolving musical palette. He works daily to be always hyper active despite the past decades.

Rick Ross, a living monument in terms of albums 

With an average of one album every two years since the 2015 Black Market album, Rozay has gone unsurprisingly from leader to legend. It is thus one of the rappers who knew how to print a new mark during their period of glory. After eleven albums, the brain of the Maybach Music Group is in an interesting position, in the sense that, if it doesn’t seem as influential anymore as it used to be, it doesn’t need to claim it.

Indeed, the rapper demonstrated it once again by releasing Richer Than I’ve Ever Been in 2021.  The release of this album confirms on the one hand that Rozay has firmly anchored in his position as an artist with a worthy catalog of a hall-of-fame . On the other hand, Rick Ross is also delighted to properly occupy the musical space, and wants to give more to his fans.

”  If I wasn’t making music that was better than the majority of everything that comes out, maybe I would consider it, ” Rozay hinted at GQ when asked about the prospect of retirement. . “  But… you know, I’m a unique person. And I let the streets dictate [when it’s time for me to retire]. But I am one hell of a person, and my ardor is still unmatched . Added the rapper.

 Addressing the direction of the project, the MMG mogul promised “some crisp and classic Rick Ross”, and overall, he delivered.

“Little Havana”, a song from the album that delves into the artist’s daily life

Beginning with the voice of the prolific South Florida drug lord Willie Falcon, the opening of the record, “Little Havana”, evokes the story of Falcon, who “built Miami”, to draw a parallel with the Rozay’s journey into hip-hop.

 On this single, Rick gives the impression that he is roaming his own self-governing kingdom. While he self-effacingly claims his ”  biggest flaw is his lack of modesty, ” The-Dream’s appearance on the hook shows his ability to partner with R&B stars. Better, it testifies to the capacity of the singer found common ground regardless of the controversies. 

 A separation of titles that appeal to music lovers

By choosing to sequence the album so that most of the flagship tracks are on the front line, “  The Pulitzer  ” is perhaps less bombarded than one expects from Timbaland . However, Ross found the perfect canvas to effortlessly express himself to his audience.

Always focused on excellence in production, Ross’s debut banter with Benny The Butcher on “Rapper Estates” does not disappoint. Indeed, the two men exchange quotes on a lavish production of Vinylz, Coleman and Boi-1da that matches their stories of sprawling properties and collections of hundreds of cars. They also dismissed the idea that Rozay allowed himself to be outmatched by the leader of the BSF.

Rick Ross talks about his unfulfilled dreams

Stating that he is “at the fork in the road, which direction, Hov or Ma $ e?” Rozay suggests stepping out of the stage on the left certainly crossed his mind. However, when he’s in such sparkling form, it’s hard to imagine it’s more than a passing thought. As triumphant as the record’s debut is, there are times when Rozay’s vision doesn’t come to fruition quite as he had hoped.

This is probably what the rapper tried to relate on the track “Warm Words In A Cold Word” by Wale and Future. Through this composition, Rick thinks outside the box of modern hip-hop production in a commendable and daring way. He did an impeccable job of stepping out of his comfort zone with his husky voice. Elsewhere, its attempts at diversification are also marred by a certain heaviness. He fights for new club success with a hit like “Wiggle,” which is dominated by a nostalgic and fiery production from Don Cannon and Lyle Leduff.

Rozay, a voice that prints melodies to create authentic music

Throughout his career, Rozay has always had an innate ability to use rhythms and melodies to create authentic music. His music is in fact a soundtrack of the strongest moments of a detective epic. These songs “Made It Out Alive” and “Outlaws” on the album confirm this hypothesis.

Asked recently about this 11th album by a local media, Rick Ross  sees only the fruit of a job well done. For him, it is essential to secure his career, because an artist is one who knows how to be creative.

He recognizes enough of the prowess on this album, the most important is finding the young talent ”  Oh man, make sure I went and got some of the most talented youngsters in Florida with the record that I have [” Can ‘t Be Broke ”] with the record Yungeen ACE and Major Nine. I feel that this record is really going to resonate in a special way and give these young people a great opportunity. Plus, I was going to find out who the streets said was the sexiest spitter around, which was Benny the Butcher. Okay, let’s put it right next to me [on “Rapper Estates”], I don’t even want a hook between us. Let’s give it to them from top to bottom . », Says the illustrious rapper.

The number 11 as the atypical course of a fighter in the rap community

Ross is aware that he has come a long way to get to this point in his career. He intends to continue the battle to stay in the musical trend. ‘ ‘ Eleven is a beautiful thing to where I come from. It’s incredible. It’s phenomenal. It’s almost indescribable for the type of music I’ve done, the collaborations we’ve done, the shit that’s looming on the horizon . ” Said the rapper. He goes on to say, ‘ I got to be a part of some of the most amazing shit in hip hop. I worked with the biggest except Big, Tupac . ” 

It is therefore clear that Rozay, who calls himself “Berry Gordy at 40”, has released songs that command respect and admiration.

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