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Watch Rick Ross On Kimmel, Chelsea Lately

It's God Forgives I Don't week -- read our Premature Evaluation -- and Rozay is making the rounds. Last night, he performed "Touch'N You" and "So Sophisticated" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and also sat in on Chelsea Lately to talk about sex and smoking weed. Watch it all below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 27, 2012

Premature Evaluation: Rick Ross God Forgives, I Don’t

When "Rich Forever," the title track from Rick Ross's great early-2012 mixtape, shows up as a bonus track on his new God Forgives, I Don't, one line immediately jumps out: "Your shit pushed back cuz it ain't buzzin'." Ross has never shied away from pot/kettle/black moments, and the world has gotten used to hearing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 27, 2012

Rick Ross – “Diced Pineapples” (Feat. Wale & Drake) & “911”

Here's two more from the imminent God Forgives I Don't, the lavish "Diced Pineapples" and the more hard-hitting "911," a track that would have fit in quite well on Teflon Don. While there's not a Drake verse on "Diced Pineapples" -- he's in singing mode for this one -- Wale reads a lengthy poem at… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 26, 2012

Rick Ross – “3 Kings” (Feat. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z)

Earlier tonight, Rick Ross dropped the latest single from God Forgives, I Don't -- a release from which we've already heard "Hold Me Back", "So Sophisticated" and "Touch'N You" -- the Dre/Jay-featuring "3 Kings." It's arguably the most anticipated cut of the release; it's either that or "Diced Pineapples," which I don't… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 19, 2012

French Montana – “Pop That” (Feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne) Video

French, Drake, Rozay and Wayne rage poolside in the video for "Pop That." Meek Mill totally goes in on this one -- in the pool, that is! You'll also notice that the Versace scarfs French has been favoring lately are absent, replaced by a much more scene-appropriate pool towel. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 9, 2012

Rick Ross – “Hold Me Back”

Today, Rick Ross came through with his newest single -- we've already heard God Forgives, I Don't cuts "Touch'N You" and "So Sophisticated" -- and it's a heavy, lurching march of a track. I get the impression that it's going to sound really good in a car. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 2, 2012

DJ Khaled – “I Wish You Would” (Feat. Kanye West & Rick Ross)

DJ Khaled remains an absolutely ridiculous and indefensible rap-universe presence, but he's still better at rounding up A-listers to perform on songs together than, arguably, anybody else on earth. His latest is "I Wish You Would," an anthemic stomp that features Rick Ross in triumphal boss-mode and Kanye West, returning to his 808s & Heartbreak/"Put… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 28, 2012

Maybach Music Group – “Power Circle” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) Video

Here's the clip for Maybach Music Group's nine-minute posse cut "Power Circle," and it's basically a chronicle of day-to-day MMG living. So, a lot of Miami Heat games, a lot of lounging in Ferraris and drop-ins from Usher, Drake, DJ Khaled and more. Watch below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 26, 2012

Rick Ross – “So Sophisticated” (Feat. Meek Mill) Video

Here's Rozay's clip for "So Sophisticated," a visual that remains true to the Teflon's Don's favored aesthetic (think randomly occurring fires, Bugattis and opulent feasts). It also doubles as a Ciroc commercial, or if it doesn't, it easily could. I think I just saved somebody's marketing budget. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 25, 2012

Stream MMG Self Made 2

Last week, Maybach Music Group posted the leadoff track to Self Made 2, the epic "Power Circle." Now, the hour-long posse record -- featuring active MMG crew members Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley and Omarion -- has hit the web in its entirety. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 21, 2012

Nas – “Accident Murderers” (Feat. Rick Ross)

Nas and Rozay link up again for Nas's forthcoming Life Is Good, a release from which we've already heard "Daughters," "The Don" and "Nasty." The new joint's called "Accident Murderers," and the beat builds off a church-y organ sample with accents from a choir, a vibe we've been seeing aMore »

By: Corban Goble / June 21, 2012

Maybach Music Group – “Power Circle” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Next month, Rick Ross's Maybach Music Group will release their Self Made 2 compilation, and the album track "Power Circle" features all the rappers currently active in the crew -- Ross, Gunplay, Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley -- as well as on-fire freelance assassin Kendrick Lamar. It is nine minutes long, and it is epic. Liste… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 14, 2012

French Montana – “Pop That” (Feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne)

French Montana's new single, "Pop That," is the latest rap single that's basically scientifically engineered for Hot 97 dominance, and it certainly goes for broke, feature-wise (Rozay, Drake, and Wayne. Yow). It rides icy-sounding, Lex Luger-esque production and the lyrical content fixates on strip clubs, as you had probably surmised from a glance at… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 12, 2012

Rick Ross – “So Sophisticated” (Feat. Meek Mill)

Just a week after Rozay dropped the Usher-featuring first single from the forthcoming God Forgives, I Don’t, he's back with the second single, "So Sophisticated." It features recent Mixtape Of The Week recipient Meek Mill, and it's a strong, bravado-heavy street clap right in both rappers' wheelhouse. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 22, 2012

DJ Khaled – “Take It To The Head” Video (Feat. Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown)

He may not have any readily identifiable talents, but oft-bellowing Miami personality DJ Khaled sure is good at convincing vast numbers of rap celebrities to show up in the same room at the same time. In the video for his sparkling single "Take It To The Head," the roll call is typically vast: Rick… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2012

Rick Ross – “Touch’N You” (Feat. Usher)

Rick Ross aims for the radio with the Usher collab "Touch'N You," a new single from the forthcoming God Forgives, I Don't. The inclusion of Usher should hint that the track's reaching for a different vibe than anything included on the gritty, awesome Rich Forever. Nobody strays too far outside their comfort zone on thi… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 15, 2012

Mary J. Blige – “Why?” Video (Feat. Rick Ross)

"Why?" is the sort of strained-relationship midtempo wailer that Mary J. Blige seems to own the patent on, and it's weirdly heartening to see that she's still great at it despite what appears to be a happy married life. The Colin Tilley-directed video, too, is pure vintage MJB. But the real reason to pay… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2012

Rick Ross – “Bag Of Money” Video

Rick Ross's "Bag Of Money" is the first single from Self Made, Vol. 2, his forthcoming Maybach Music compilation, and it's all about how Ross's girl looks like a bag of money, which does not actually sound like a good thing for a woman to look like. Ross's Maybach Music soldiers Wale and Meek Mill… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 3, 2012

Download Stalley Savage Journey To The American Dream Mixtape

Everyone who's written about the thoughtful Ohio rap introvert Stalley lately has mentioned that he's a weird fit for Rick Ross's Maybach Music Group label, where he signed last year, even if he and his new label boss sport matching gigantic beards. And it's true; the two make an odd fit. But Stalley's new mixtape… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2012

Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO's medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season's plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions' ongoing clobbering of one another (#TeamRobb). But, yet another mantle is up for grabs, one that involves absolutely nobody getting their head cut off; the claim to "your album of the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 29, 2012