2017 has been a big year in music already. With so much going on it was perfect timing for the biggest boss in hip hop to come out and grace us with his presence.
Coming in off of the heels of the so so “Black Market” album this is the first project in a very long time that sounds like the Ricky Rozay we all love. With a classic Ross intro featuring Raphael Saadiq, and on the fifth line of the first verse we hear a Nicki Minaj shot which I know got everyone excited for this new project.
Ross also gives Birdman a look in the mirror that only another executive could. He tells him just how wrong he is and how much pain he has been responsible for during the course of Cash Money Records. Ross tackles the Lil Wayne situation that has dominated music for the past few years, the fact that no one got paid what they deserved from the label and how DJ Khaled took a major loss after his stint at YMCMB.
Over the course of the album there are more and more shots aimed at Birdman, and even a line in regards to Stacy Dash. He also reignites the Maybach Music series with a fifth installment featuring Dej Loaf that takes the love song route.
Standouts on this record are “Idols Become Rivals”, “Powers That Be” featuring Nas, & “Lamborghini Doors” featuring Meek Mill and Anthony Hamilton.
This is an exciting time in music and the first time Rick Ross has utilized the new school style of album rollout and it is a total success. Ross easily outshines the various albums dropped this past weekend.