Rick Ross – Yella Diamonds

Posted by on February 8, 2012

I don’t care what you kids at home who still live with their parents who listen to Lil Wayne religiously think, Rick Ross is the hottest MC in the world right now. The New Yorker recently said of the bawse:

What matters is not the rap sheet but the rhyme, and the spin the m.c. can give to the trade. Ross’s success in mimicking drug lords has brought him the ability to live like one of them. Profiles have documented his large homes, his fleet of cars, his shopping sprees at watch stores, his solicitous entourage and flexible schedule. Ross may represent the final abandonment of hip-hop’s mandate to “keep it real,” a concept that goes by different names now but has not gone away. Perhaps listeners know that this is a version of “Miami Vice,” a show that Ross claims to have been inspired by. The appeal is less some kind of documentary thrill than Ross’s ability to transmit the confidence that comes from blithely running up roaming fees while driving a Rolls-Royce through Samoa.

Basically, the New York Times is saying Rick Ross is a big ole’ phony with a perfect correctional officer attendance record. How can you blame them. It’s all true. That doesn’t matter though. Like all good pop music, rap is now theatre, and Rick Ross is simply playing a character. If you didn’t pick up “Rich Forever” the first time I encourage you to do so – as it will inevitably make you feel like you could be the biggest drug dealer in the world.

DOWNLOAD: Rick Ross- Rich Forever (Mixtape)

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