Rick Ross - Mastermind

Right now, the whole major-label system is such a mess that even A-list rappers have a hell of a time putting out albums. But after months of non-starter first-single attempts and release-date push-backs, Rick Ross is finally ready to release Mastermind, his proper sixth album. We’ve already posted a few of its tracks: “The Devil Is A Lie” (with Jay Z), “War Ready” (with Jeezy), and “Nobody” (with French Montana and Diddy). The album also has contributions from people like Kanye West, the Weekend, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Scarface, Sizzla, Z-Ro, and Mavado. Halfway through my first listen, it’s exactly the sort of cinematic escapist mogul-rap that Ross has always done so well. And now you can stream the whole thing at iTunes.

Mastermind is out 3/4 on Def Jam.

Comments (3)
  1. I’m blown away by how much I’m enjoying this album. Definitely up there with Teflon Don and Rich Forever.

    I’d also like to officially award Rick Ross the minor technical award for “Best Use of French Montana.”

  2. Much better than God Forgives, I Don’t. Glad to see Ye still killing it and The Weeknd still showing some life. Lil Wayne is reaching Eminem levels of annoyance though and Diddy should be no where near a mic

  3. Coincidentally – I’ve been listening to Rich Forever again, this past week. Got damn! It’s still so good. The production is just crazy for a mixtape.

    I’m excited to give this a go. Devil is a Lie has getting a ton of spins for me.

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