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Stream 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 DevilMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2014 - 8:48 am

Watch Rick Ross Play The Tonight Show With The Roots

"The Devil Is A Lie," Rick Ross's new Jay Z collab, is a harder and more anthemic song than either Ross or Jay has any business making at this late-career date. And last night, appearing on Jimmy Fallon's newly reinvisioned Tonight Show, Ross really did look like the biggest rap star in the world (eve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

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

Rick Ross's Biggie Smalls corpse-humpery levels have always been strong, but they reach record levels with "Nobody," a song from his new album Mastermind. The song is more or less a remake of "You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)," a classic from Biggie's Life After Death, right down to the part where Diddy (credited, i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2014 - 8:52 am

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

It took Rick Ross a while to put together his new album Mastermind, and of all its prospective early singles, the only one that's going to appear on the proper album is the hard-as-hell Jay Z collab "The Devil Is A Lie." But the album is finally coming together, and it's set to feature appearance… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Rick Ross – “Oyster Perpetual”

I have no idea what the phrase "Oyster Perpetual" means, except that it sounds vaguely luxurious, and that's probably exactly the way Rick Ross means it. "Oyster Perpetual" happens to be the first all-solo Ross track that will presumably appear on the forthcoming Ross album Mastermind; it follows the Future collab "No Games" and the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2014 - 8:59 am

Rick Ross – “Bound 2 (Freestyle)” Video

Rick Ross doesn't top "Step back, can't get spunk on the mink" on his freestyle of the Yeezus album closer, but it's decent enough. He trades the soft glow of Ye's infamous video for flashing carnival lights. No motorcycles here, but he still manages to namecheck a Kardashian (Khloe in this case -- "Lamar love… More »

By: James Rettig / January 17, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Rick Ross Mastermind Coming March 4th

It's been over a year since we found out the name of Rick Ross' sixth album was Mastermind and now we finally have a release date. In the ominous teaser video, the self-proclaimed "untouchable Maybach empire" announced the album will be out on 3/4. We've already heard a few songs that should appear on the… More »

By: James Rettig / January 14, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Rick Ross Sues LMFAO

Rick Ross is apparently feeling confident after his recent court victory over cocaine kingpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross, in which a judge ruled that the rapper (born William Leonard Roberts) has the right to build a fictionalized identity around the drug dealer's name for First Amendment reasons. Ross the rapper is feeling so confident, in fact,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 3, 2014 - 10:33 am

Rick Ross Wins Legal Battle With “Freeway” Rick Ross, Shares “Bound 2″ Freestyle

Rick Ross took his rap name from "Freeway" Ricky Ross, the 1980s cocaine kingpin whose crime career ended when he spent 13 years in prison. Shortly after his release, the drug dealer Ross sued the rapper Ross for appropriating his image and likeness, and the two have been waging a legal battle over the right… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2014 - 10:35 am

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we're looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Rick Ross – “The Devil Is A Lie” (Feat. Jay Z)

The Rick Ross collab "FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt" was easily the best song on Jay Z's last album Magna Carta Holy Grail, and now Jay has returned the favor, showing up on Ross's new single "The Devil Is A Lie" and sounding more engaged than he has lately. It always feels like an event when these two link… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2013 - 1:30 pm

The Year In Molly

MDMA aka ecstasy aka Molly has a long, storied musical history and wizened drug rappers Danny Brown and Juicy J have been spearheading a new Molly movement since the dawn of the decade. But ever since spring 2012 -- around the time Madonna named her album MDNA and Kanye rapped "Somethin' 'bout Mary, she gone… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2013 - 9:04 am

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating the… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Watch SNL‘s Kim & Kanye Talk Show, The Worst Cover Songs Of All Time, And Lady Gaga & R. Kelly Performance

Tonight's Saturday Night Live gave us Waking Up With Kimye, a talk show in which Jay Pharaoh and Nasim Pedrad reprised their familiar impressions of shouty Kanye West and whiny Kim Kardashian. Pharoah's West (which we last saw in his "I Am A Dog" parody) is pretty strong and included some "Black Skinhead"-y yelps to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 17, 2013 - 1:19 am

Pusha T – “Hold On” (Feat. Rick Ross) Video

Pusha T released his awesomely stark and snarly album My Name Is My Name last month, and for months, he's been making cold and minimal and effective videos for the album's tracks: "Numbers On The Board," "King Push," "Nosetalgia," "Sweet Serenade," "Pain." Now, he's got another one, for the Rick Ross collab "Hold On," which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2013 - 10:11 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This past weekend's YouTube Music Awards presented an interesting conundrum for this column. The show labeled its performances as "live music videos," and pulled in big-name directors to help put them together. But they were pretty much still performances, except with extra stuff going on. Unfortunately, the YouTube people made the mystifying decision to kee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2013 - 10:34 am

Gunplay – “Kush” (Feat. Lil Wanye & Rick Ross)

Gunplay might finally be getting a shot! The out-of-control Miami rap firebrand has been kicking around the margins of Rick Ross's Maybach Music empire for years, recording furious amazing bug-eyed verses and generally solidifying his rep as rap's great scene-stealing wildman, but there's been almost no talk of him getting his own album. But now,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2013 - 10:08 am

Rick Ross – “No Games” (Feat. Future) Video

The thunderous Future collab "No Games" is Rick Ross's biggest song in a minute, and someone must've realized that a song like that needs a video that's better than the shitty one that's just a bunch of Scarface clips and footage of Ross rapping in a hotel. So now we get the real video: MadMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2013 - 9:45 am

Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home (Rick Ross Remix)” Video

Time for another part of our ongoing series "Rick Ross Raps Well On New Wave Songs That Should Not Be Able To Comfortably Accommodate Rick Ross Verses." Earlier this week, Ross rapped over Lorde's "Royals," which is practically an anti-Rick Ross song. He's also done his money-talk free-association over Drake's chiffon synthpop slow-jam "Hold On,More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 25, 2013 - 9:32 am

Lorde – “Royals (Rozay Remix)”

Is Rick Ross just contractually obligated to rap on any song that mentions Maybachs in the lyrics? Lorde's massive left-field smash "Royals" is pretty much the opposite of everything Ross is about, lyrically; it's a song about how the aspirational money-talk lyrics on so many rap songs are vastly different from the experiences of most… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 23, 2013 - 10:36 am