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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 - 11:32 am

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 - 3:26 pm

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 - 8:52 am

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 - 4:38 pm

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 - 2:43 pm

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 - 4:40 pm

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 a lot of lately. Stream it… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 21, 2012 - 4:16 pm

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 - 4:06 pm

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 the… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 12, 2012 - 1:47 pm

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 - 9:00 am

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 Ross,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2012 - 2:50 pm

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 - 8:48 am

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 attentio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2012 - 2:26 pm

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 - 10:18 am

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 - 4:05 pm

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 - 10:32 am

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

For a main whose main talent seems to be unbearable self-promotional screaming, DJ Khaled sure has a long history of excellent posse cuts to his credit: “I’m On One,” “All I Do Is Win,” “We Takin’ Over,” “Holla At Me.” His latest isn’t up to the standards of those old songs, but it does collect… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2012 - 12:18 pm

Rick Ross – “Swear To God” Video

Rick Ross has lately been releasing a ton of quickie low-budget videos for tracks from his excellent recent Rich Forever mixtape, and the latest, for the booming “Swear To God,” is pretty much just him lip-syncing the song while looming next to a beautiful old-school convertible. It would be nice if Ross put as much… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2012 - 10:31 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, we ran into a bit of a problem as it pertains to this list: For some reason, YouTube embed aren’t rendering when we put them in. We’re not sure why that is, but we’re looking to fix it. (And if any readers know anyone at YouTube or Google who could help us out,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2012 - 4:07 pm

Rick Ross – “High Definition” Video

Rick Ross’s “High Definition” is yet another one of Rich Forever’s excess-championing bangers, and its video counterpart is stuffed with the requisite flossing you’ve come to respect from the big fellow and his Maybach Music crew. It’s free of the melodrama of “Yella Diamonds,” which is either welcome or a huge bummer, depending on your… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 21, 2012 - 3:22 pm
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