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Rap music is too vast and overwhelming a thing for any one song to encapsulate all the multitudes it contains. But if I had to pick one song that best encapsulates what circa-now rap music can be, that song would probably be “Dreams And Nightmares (Intro),” the breathless track that opened Meek Mill’s 2012 album… More »

For decades, Houston has been its own rap planet. There are Houston rappers who have legend status outside their city, like Scarface or UGK, the latter of whom actually come from the not-that-nearby town of Port Arthur. But Houston also has local legends with barely any profile in the rest of the world. Z-Ro and… More »

The classic sound of New York rap, the late-’80s/early-’90s style that we most often associate with the city, is based entirely around the drums, and on the way tough and haggard and stressed-out voices interact with those drums. DJ Premier is a legend not because he was an innovator — he wasn’t, not really –… More »

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

Clipse rapper Pusha T recruited Rick Ross for "Millions," the lead single from his Wrath Of Caine mixtape, and now both guys are here to…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2013 - 4:01 pm

Pusha T – “Millions” (Feat. Rick Ross)

Clipse rapper and resident G.O.O.D. Music hardass Pusha T is getting ready to release his new Wrath Of Caine mixtape, and the first song we've…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2013 - 10:29 am
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DJ Khaled – “I Did It For My Dawgs” (Feat. Rick Ross, Meek Mill, French Montana, Ace Hood & Jadakiss) Video

DJ Khaled might not have too many talents in this world, but he's better than just about anyone else at lining up hard-as-fuck rappers for…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2012 - 9:13 am
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Rick Ross – “100 Black Coffins”

I don't generally write about my freelancing side-hustles on Stereogum, but this one sort of fits. Weirdest experience my entire 2012 came a couple of…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2012 - 12:48 pm
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Meek Mill – “Lay Up Remix” (Feat. Rick Ross, Jay-Z & Trey Songz)

Last month, Philly rap energy-bomb released his very good album Dreams & Nightmares. Before the album dropped, Meek had mentioned that Jay-Z had contributed a…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2012 - 11:04 am

French Montana – “Marble Floors” (Feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)

Earlier this year, French Montana scored a pretty big summer jam by rounding up half of rap's A-list for the horny posse cut "Pop That."…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2012 - 12:19 pm
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Rick Ross – “Hold Me Back Remix” (Feat. Gunplay, Yo Gotti, French Montana & Lil Wayne)

I don't know why this had to be an election-night thing, but Rick Ross decided to, I don't know, celebrate I guess, by releasing a…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2012 - 12:29 pm
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Rick Ross – “Diced Pineapples” (Feat. Drake & Wale) Video

In between the "Pop That" video and Lonely Island's "I'm On A Boat" comes Rozay's new clip for God Forgives I Don't cut "Diced Pineapples."…
Corban Goble | October 10, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Download Rick Ross The Black Bar Mitzvah Mixtape

Rick Ross surprised everyone by announcing he'd be putting out a new mixtape -- his second this year, the first being the excellent Mixtape Of…
Corban Goble | October 8, 2012 - 11:02 pm
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Rick Ross – “Bury Me A G” (Feat. T.I.) Video

Here's Rozay's latest clip for Self Made Vol. 2 cut "Bury Me A G," an understated affair where Ricky and T.I. hold down a stoo…
Corban Goble | October 3, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Rick Ross – “Touch’n You (Balam Acab Edit)” (Feat. Usher)

For reasons only known to young laptop murk-designer Balam Acab, the young man has just remixed "Touch'n You," a Rick Ross/Usher collaboration from the former'…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2012 - 5:31 pm
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Nicki Minaj – “I Am Your Leader” (Feat. Rick Ross & Cam’ron) Video

Here's Nicki's new visual for Roman Reloaded highlight "I Am Your Leader," wherein Nicki, Rick Ross and Cam'ron hold down a neon-green-and-pinked-out version of a…
Corban Goble | August 24, 2012 - 1:12 pm
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DJ Khaled & Kanye West – “I Wish You Would”/”Cold” Video (Feat. Rick Ross & Kim Kardashian)

Hear's the visually impressive combo clip for "I Wish You Would" & "Cold," a six-minute long Hype Williams construction featuring West, Khaled and Rozay holding…
Corban Goble | August 14, 2012 - 8:36 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

A dark week for music videos! For whatever reason, this is the week that everyone's decided to perfect their death-stares and document their shit-smashing capabilities.
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2012 - 3:18 pm
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Rick Ross – “911” Video

Earlier this week, Rick Ross released his tough and immediate "Hold Me Back" video, probably the best video of his career. (He doesn't have that…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2012 - 5:26 pm

Rick Ross – “Hold Me Back” Video

Here's the video for Rick Ross's "Hold Me Back," a black-and-white visual shot in New Orleans' Calliope Housing Projects and clip that, allegedly, was banned
Corban Goble | July 30, 2012 - 10:10 am

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…
Corban Goble | July 27, 2012 - 2:54 pm
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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,…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2012 - 1:50 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | July 26, 2012 - 4:15 pm
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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
Corban Goble | July 19, 2012 - 8:16 pm
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