It’s been a while since we had a certifiable Rick Ross monster of a banger. I don’t know if his new single “I Wonder Why” is that song, but the orchestral churn of the track suggests as much, as does the absolute disdain in Ross’s voice when he says the word “selfies” on the intro. The implicit Trayvon Martin reference when he yells “stand your ground” is poignant, too. Ross, whose new album Mastermind looms off in the wings, might be our greatest resource for violently regal music, and “I Wonder Why” stomps with way more authority than the quizzical title might suggest. Listen below.
Mastermind is coming sometime soon on Def Jam.