Monday, July 19, 2010
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Rick Ross is the worst - a proven pathological liar who has built an artistic persona on a fiction almost the complete opposite of his real life experience and yet he grows from strength to strength with every album he puts out. This only goes to reinforce for me the fact that hip hop has become pop music and that the so-called street cred issue that gets fanboys and rap nerds so worked up on blog comment board and forums is basically bullsh-t! (*Goes off to listen to DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince's "Summertime" yet again....*)
All that being said, Ross' new album, Teflon Don - in stores TOMORROW - is great although one issue for me: no knock on young homie, Lex Luger, the 19 year old producer phenom who's blowing up but don't the two tracks he produced on Teflon Don, "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)" and "MC Hammer" sound exactly the same? It doesn't help that they are sequenced next to each other on the album and that the hooks Ross wrote for them are so similar in format but honestly, they sound like one long song when you're playing the album!
Rick Ross online: myspace
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