Last week for my Music Monday, we looked at the top 5 albums from the Wu-Tang Clan. This week, we head to the 305 and celebrated one of the better artists of this generation. Rick Ross have teased that his new album, Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill will drop this year. Rick Ross’s third album, Deeper than Rap was released 10 years ago yesterday. As mentioned before, Rick Ross have one of the best discographies you’ll ever listen to. With Ross having such an impressive catalog, we’re going to list his top 5 albums starting with the best one. Before I get started, let me just say that if Rich Forever was an album it would be on this list. Let’s get started!
Teflon Don is the fourth album from Rick Ross. While Deeper than Rap made me take notice of Ross, this album had me thinking he’s going to be a problem. One of the things I’ve always admired about his music have been his ear for beats. Jay-Z, Drake, T.I., Jadakiss, Kanye West, Cee Lo Green, Styles P and numerous R&B singers. Teflon Don is my favorite album from Rick Ross and this album means a lot to me. This album dropped less than two weeks before I went traveling for work. Teflon Don got so much play throughout that summer. Free Mason, Tears of Joy, Maybach Music III, Live Fast Die Young, Aston Martin Music and All the Money in the World are my top tracks.
Rather You Than Me
Rather You Than Me is the ninth album released by Rick Ross. This is actually his latest album that was released a couple of years ago. Rather You Than Me was my second favorite album to drop in 2017 right ahead of 4:44 from Jay-Z and behind Damn from Kendrick. This was the follow-up to his Black Market project, and it was definitely a step up from it. The buzz around the album after it dropped was crazy. Guys like Fabolous, Jadakiss and others said Ross making them step their game up with this release. The album came with controversy as Ross took aim at Birdman on Idols Become Rivals for his treatment of Lil Wayne. Apple of My Eye, Santorini Greece, Trap Trap Trap, I Think She Like Me, Scientology, Lamborghini Doors, Triple Platinum, Maybach Music IV and Summer Sixteen are my favorites.
God Forgives, I Don’t
God Forgives, I Don’t is the fifth solo album from Rick Ross. To build anticipation for the album, Rick Ross released a street single with Nicki Minaj called You the Boss. The track was very catchy and with the success of Teflon Don, we thought Ross would come through. Of course, he didn’t disappoint, as the album was amazing. Ross enlisted in Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Drake, Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, Usher, Ne-Yo, Omarion and even Andre 3000. Touch N’ You, So Sophisticated, Hold Me Back and Diced Pineapples were the singles released for the album. Pirates, Ashamed, Maybach Music IV, Sixteen, Amsterdam, Presidential and Ten Jesus Pieces are my other favorite tracks. If you happen to have the Deluxe Edition, Triple Beam Dreams with Nas and Rich Forever with John Legend is on there.
Mastermind is the sixth solo project from Rick Ross. With this being his sixth album, check out the three album run Ross had. Teflon Don, God Forgives, I Don’t and Mastermind were the three albums Ross put out consecutively. Ross built anticipation for the album when he talked about his collaboration with Jay-Z called the Devil is a Lie. The track was nice, but honestly, I expected more when it comes to these two rappers. War Ready was the next single and it featured Jeezy, whom Ross beefed with for years. The track didn’t live up to expectations either. Thug Cry was the final single, it featured Lil Wayne and it was a dope track. Kanye West, Big Sean, Meek Mill, Scarface, Z-Ro and French Montana also appeared on the album. Once again, Ross delivered another great album and my fourth favorite in his collection.
Deeper Than Rap
Deeper than Rap is Rick Ross’s third album and it was released 10 years ago yesterday. Now think about Ross’s discography and look at his run from the first to like the sixth album. Deeper than Rap kicked things off with Mafia Music. Mafia Music featured Ross taking a shot at 50 Cent on the track. Magnificent was the first official single and it featured John Legend. Magnificent was a very smooth and dope track. Valley of Death and Rich Off Cocaine are two of my all-time favorite tracks. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Nas, Foxy Brown, Gunplay, Trina and a host of R&B artists. Maybach Music 2, Usual Suspects and In Cold Blood are my other favorite tracks. Overall, Deeper Than Rap is a really good album and my fifth favorite album from Rick Ross.
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