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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"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2014

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 --… More »

By: James Rettig / January 17, 2014

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

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, i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 3, 2014

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

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,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2013

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2013

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… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2013

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 yel… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 17, 2013

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2013

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2013

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

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 realMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2013

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 25, 2013

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

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

"Hold On, We're Going Home," the endlessly pillowy, Majid Jordan-assisted New Wave jam that carried Drake to Top 40 success, yielded one awesomely ridiculous music video and placed highly on our absurdly large Drake songs countdown, now has a Maybach Music Group remix featuring a verse from Rick Ross in pole position. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 11, 2013

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

The Future collab "No Games" is the most triumphant and visceral Rick Ross single in a long minute, so it's mystifying that he decided to make the laziest imaginable video for it. The clip is entirely made up of footage of Ross rapping contemplatively in a hotel room, intercut with footage from Scarface, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2013

Gunplay – “Gallardo” (Feat. Rick Ross & Yo Gotti) Video (NSFW)

Gunplay is one of the greatest headknock rappers currently walking the face of the earth, and he's also a part of one of rap's most popular crews. And yet the closest he'll come to a mainstream breakout moment might be this deeply NSFW strip-club video with Rick Ross and Memphis knucklehead Yo Gotti. Whatever, I'll… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 16, 2013

Rick Ross – “No Games” (Feat. Future)

It's always a bit disconcerting to watch a star like Rick Ross flopping around, trying to find the right first single to launch an album. His new Mastermind is supposed to arrive soon, but "I Wonder Why" didn't click the way he must've hoped. Maybe the new "No Games" will. Either way, though, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 6, 2013