DJ Khaled – “Take It To The Head” feat. Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

DJ Khaled once again has put together an all-star crew to go in on one of his songs. As expected, Chris Brown delivers a catchy hook and Ross gives us a pretty good verse. Wayne & Nicki are hit-or-misses for me, Nicki’s verse being good and Wayne’s being decent on this one. Khaled’s got himself another radio and club banger. Download the track here.

The Uncertain Future of Rick Ross’s “God Forgives I Don’t”

The mastermind behind Maybach Music seems to be slacking a bit. His forthcoming album, “God Forgives, I Don’t”, has been delayed thrice already, with the original release date being set in November of 2011. That came and passed, and The Boss set the release in December 2011. That, too, passed, and Ross announced that the album will be released in the first quarter of 2012. Well, guess what? That’s come and gone too. So who knows when it will drop?

Ross accumulated enough hype with his massive late-2011 mixtape “Rich Forever” to be named MTV’s Hottest MC of 2011, but thus far, Ross has failed to capitalize on that hype by pleasing his fans with an album. The future in unknown for this album…

Download Link: “Same D*mn Time” – Rick Ross ft. Wale, Gunplay, Meek Mill & Future

The MMG crew hops on another banging beat, spitting their braggadocio flows. I love these songs and all, but they truly are starting to get kind of redundant. I’m waiting for something fresh from this crew. Although Gunplay and Future do bring some great energy to this track. Download the collab here.

Download Link: “Cashin’ Out Freestyle” – Wale

The most Ambitious man in the world blessed his fans with another one of his freestyles. Wale is honestly one of the few modern rappers who can be impressive in a freestyle that is really a freestyle. Download the track here.

Download Link (New Version): Bag of Money- Rick Ross ft. Wale, Meek Mill, and T-Pain

Rick Ross recently released the new version of “Bag of Money”, which is exactly the same as the version that was priorly released, except with T-Pain adding some auto-tuned ad-libs.

Download the new version, which will appear on Self Made Vol. 2 here.

BREAKING NEWS: Murder at Rick Ross’s House

This morning, Febuary 29th, 2012, a man was found dead laying inside the gate of Rick Ross’s property, which is located in Miami Gardens.

The victim was 40-years-old. It is unclear as to whether or not Ross is connected to the murder, seeing as he was not home at the time that the man was shot to death, but police would still like to speak with him because the murder occurred on his property.

No comment yet from Ross.

2Pac Back?

Rick Ross has often likened himself to 2Pac. We heard this in his incessant chant of “2Pac Back, 2Pac Back!”,  and in his feature on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. A lot of times, when people hear Tha Boss make comparisons like this to a legend, they just snicker. I mean, of all the people in the rap game right now, I don’t think that many people would pick Ross to be the most like 2Pac; people like Kendrick Lamar would be much more legitimate candidates. Right?

It seems like Rozay and Pac couldn’t be any more different:

  • 2Pac is certainly a “socially aware” rapper, while that would be one of the last things I would call Rick Ross.
  • 2Pac takes his nickname (Makaveli) from an Italian philosopher, while Ross took his stage name from a drug dealer (Ricky Ross)
  • 2Pac was born in California, while Ross was born on the East Coast in Florida
  • Ross is huge, Pac is skinny…..

So it seems like we’re done. Ross’s claims of being 2Pac are completely absurd.

But really, they aren’t. You can obviously hear the influence of Pac in Ross’s flow. The way he lets the beat speak just as much as he does, and the fact that he uses the right beats on the right songs. They both often speak for the hood often in their music. The success of their music is also very similar, with both artist having dropped three number one albums in their lifetimes (Ross with Port of Miami, Trilla, and Deeper Than Rap; Pac with Me Against the World, All Eyez on Me, and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory).

However, that’s not to say that Rozay is, in fact, Pac reincarnated. Because I don’t believe he is. Pac had 10 Platinum Albums, while Ross has none. Pac was the most popular artist of his generation, while Ross is a little down the list right now. And, I just like Pac’s music better.

But, there is a little validity in the comparison Ross makes between himself and Pac, despite what most people think.