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On the list of history’s greatest, most important rap producers, you will probably never find one with less ambition than Madlib. When I talk about ambition, I don’t mean the drive to push one’s own ideas, to test and exceed the things that one has done in the past. Madlib has that. He’s made entire… More »

We’ve been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music’s biggest names, and it’s looking like many of them will finally arrive this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

Rick Ross never really seemed hungry; it was part of his appeal. When we met him, he was pushing an overblown comic-book kingpin character, talking about knowing “the real Noriega” and throwing speedboat chases into his videos. When his past as a corrections officer came to light, nobody was really mad because his whole character… More »

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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2013 - 10:36 am

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
Chris DeVille | October 11, 2013 - 4:33 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2013 - 11:58 am

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…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2013 - 3:38 pm

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.
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2013 - 9:17 am

Rick Ross – “I Wonder Why”

It's been a while since we had a certifiable Rick Ross monster of a banger. I don't know if his new single "I Wonder Why"…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2013 - 5:00 pm

DJ Khaled – “No New Friends” (Feat. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Rick Ross) Video

DJ Khaled's new posse cut single "No New Friends" reconstructs the lineup of Khaled's great 2011 single "I'm On One," and like that song, it's…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2013 - 10:34 am

DJ Khaled – “No New Friends” (Feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross)

Once upon a time, DJ Khaled stumbled into taking credit for one of the best singles of 2011, when his name appeared on the left…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2013 - 12:08 pm

Stream The Spring Breakers Soundtrack

After the video for Trinidad James’s “All Gold Everything (Remix)” was released, Tom took to the Twitterverse to assist him in uncovering the identity of…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 6, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Rick Ross – “Ashamed” Video

Usually, I can watch a rap video without being reduced to a puddle of jealousy from all the trappings of wealth. But fucking hell, Rick…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2013 - 9:16 am

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

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

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

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