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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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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

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

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

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 stoop…
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's…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2012 - 5:31 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,…
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…
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,…
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…
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).
Corban Goble | June 25, 2012 - 2:43 pm
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