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Jeezy – “Beautiful” (Feat. The Game & Rick Ross)

Atlanta's formerly-young Jeezy has built up a durable 10-year catalog mostly by rapping about the triumphs and stresses of the drug trade over tense, gothic, monolithic production. But on "Beautiful," a song from his forthcoming album Seen It All, he goes a different direction, rapping about getting used to the idea that you're living well,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2014 - 10:37 am

Rick Ross – “What A Shame” (Feat. French Montana) Video

Lord only knows why Rick Ross felt like he had to release two music videos in two days for songs from a months-old album, but that's where we are right now. First up was the sunny, money-soaked "Supreme" clip. And now Eif Rivera has directed a grimly goofy crime-movie video for "What A Shame," the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 4, 2014 - 5:22 pm

Rick Ross – “Supreme” Video

"Supreme" is one of the most sweeping, luxurious tracks on Rick Ross' excessively sweeping and luxurious 2014 album Mastermind, and its new video practically drips with luxury-rap signifiers. Sports cars! Way-too-big swimming pools! Expensive alcohol spilled on the ground! Florida sunshine! Meek Mill cameos, and Ross smiles in this one more than he usually does. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 4, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Detroit Rapper Trick Trick’s Mob Reportedly Blocks Rick Ross From Playing Detroit

The Detroit rapper Trick Trick might not be a household name outside his hometown, but he's infamous for busting heads at least as much as he is for rapping, and he's rumored to have robbed more than a few rappers who have come through his hometown. The latest victim of his ire appears to be… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 23, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Rick Ross – “Thug Cry” (Feat. Lil Wayne) Video

Rick Ross's "Thug Cry" is a mellow, meditative song from Ross's not-great new album Mastermind, and its new video, from longtime Ross associate DRE Films, intercuts footage of Ross and Wayne rapping with a larger story. Wood Harris, best known as Avon Barksdale on The Wire, plays a convict just getting out of prison, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2014 - 1:15 pm

DJ Khaled – “They Don’t Love You No More” (Feat. Jay Z, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, French Montana)

DJ Khaled has been an A-list rap fixture for the better part of a decade, even though he doesn't really do anything except yell. I have no idea how he keeps lining up big stars for his songs, but he keeps doing it, and now he's done it again. "They Don't Love You No More"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2014 - 10:26 am

Rick Ross – “Rich Is Gangsta” Video

Rick Ross is often on a mission to prove not only the magnitude of his richness but just how fantastic it is to have said magnitude of richness. In his new video for "Rich Is Gangsta," we start off with an image of the Eiffel Tower before we're treated to scenes of Ross decked out… More »

By: Sam Behrens / April 4, 2014 - 3:04 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week, in this space, I lamented that fact that, Gwar, who built a low-budget DIY empire partly because of their music video aesthetic, had left barely a trace of influence on the many, many music videos coming out today. I may have been spoken out of school there. Because this week's video, which come… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2014 - 2:05 pm

LeBron James – “Fuckwithmeyouknoigotit (Freestyle)”

Back in the mid-aughts, hip-hop mixtape culture was driven by MCs aiming to one-up each other by freestyling (or "freestyling") on other people's beats. Lil Wayne was the king of this particular conceit, and his effortless genius inspired seemingly every professional basketball player of note to drop some bars over a hit rap instrumental. Alle… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 1, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Puff Daddy – “Big Homie” (Feat. Rick Ross & French Montana) Video

Sean Combs is just fun to watch. The rapper, who recently reverted to Puff Daddy form after years as Diddy, just came back roaring with his ridiculous and overblown new Rick Ross/French Montana collab "Big Homie." And now we get the video, wherein he struts through liquor stores and Waffle Houses while trailing a seriou… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Puff Daddy – “Big Homie” (Feat. Rick Ross & French Montana)

Because he can't help but stoke the fuels of Twitter snark every few weeks, the man known to the government as Sean Combs (and to beloved former Stereogummer Amrit Singh as "boss") has changed his name from Diddy back to classic-era Puff Daddy. And the rechristened Puff is working on a new album called MoneyMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Rick Ross – “The Devil Is A Lie” Video

Rick Ross's new album Mastermind is far from being his best work, but "The Devil Is A Lie," its stormy and horn-stabbed Jay Z collab, is an easy highlight. You'd think a track like that would demand the typical bajillion-dollar Rick Ross video, with all the car chases and helicopters and leashed lions that would… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2014 - 10:27 am

The Week In Pop: The Mis-MGMT Of Foster The People

Every few years, a musician achieves that rare combination of commercial dominance and critical acclaim -- and therefore inspires lots of copycats -- only to willfully retreat from the spotlight. This usually involves making an album designed to alienate mainstream audiences and/or distance the originator from the imitators. It also tends to create a vacuum… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 20, 2014 - 3:58 pm

The Week In Pop: It’s Time We All Agreed That Coldplay Is Great

We need to have a conversation about Coldplay. More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 13, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Rick Ross – “War Ready” (Feat. Jeezy) Video

Rick Ross's new album Mastermind tends to sag under the weight of its own opulence, but it finds one of its few moments of true shout-along catharsis with "War Ready," a six-minute shout-along death-threat anthem that unites Ross with former foe Jeezy. Now, that track gets an appropriately low-budget and violent video. The clip ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 10, 2014 - 9:14 am

Watch Kanye West & Big Sean’s Surprise Appearance With Rick Ross On Arsenio

Rick Ross's new album Mastermind came out on Tuesday, and he's been all over the late-night TV circuit for the last few weeks. But he saved the big guns for last night's performance on Arsenio. Doing the album highlight "Sanctified," Ross performed with that song's two guests, Kanye West and Big Sean (though sadly not… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2014 - 8:55 am

Watch Rick Ross Play Late Night With French Montana

Rick Ross was the musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night, and sadly, Fred Armisen's house band of '90s indie heavyweights did not back him up. Instead, Ross had his own live band, as well as the permanently stuffed-up Bronx rap star French Montana. Together, Ross and French did "Nobody," the slow… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2014 - 11:27 am

Premature Evaluation: Rick Ross Mastermind

It feels like it's been a lifetime since word leaked out that the actual backstory of William Leonard Roberts II, since we learned that his real prison-guard past couldn't be further removed from the drug kingpin he likes to portray on record. His ability to sell that over-the-top and avowedly fake persona has been a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 3, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Big K.R.I.T. – “New Agenda” (Feat. Rick Ross)

At this point, it doesn't make much sense to call the Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. "underground" anymore. He's on Def Jam, his last album had 2 Chainz on one of its singles, and now he's got a song with Rick Ross. K.R.I.T. produced "New Agenda," his new Ross collab, himself, and it's fun to hear… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 3, 2014 - 11:53 am

Rick Ross – “Nobody” (Feat. French Montana & Diddy) Video

Last week Rick Ross released the Mastermind track "Nobody" as a single, and Tom noted that French Montana's hook repurposes the Notorious B.I.G.'s "You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)," sending Rozay's already high "Biggie Smalls corpse-humpery levels" through the roof. The Biggie homage is intentional -- hence the presence of Mastermind executive producer Sean Com… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 27, 2014 - 5:37 pm
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