Rick Ross - Teflon Don
After three albums, and a couple of mixtapes and collabos, expectations were that Ross would have outgrown those overwhelming feelings that come with new money, women and fast cars – three dominant subjects he raps about religiously throughout this album.
"Maybach Music III"
makes a third comeback with a rather jazzier beat. After previously dissing 50 Cent on "Maybach Music II", we were expecting the G-Unit front man would still get a grilling, but The Boss instead went on about his achievements.
Conspiracy theories erupted some time ago when some elements in the Hip Hop world accused many rappers of having ties with Freemasonry. One of those accused was Jay-Z, who makes a guest appearance on "Free Mason", taking a tough stance against the rumours.
The glittering guest list gives Teflon Don
more value than listening to a grown man brag about top-notch brands. You’ll have a reason to enjoy tracks graced by T.I., Jadakiss, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Neyo, P-Diddy, Drake and Raphael Saadiq among others. The 11 track album comprises guest musos but one.
Nevertheless, nothing is more outstanding than his confidence-laced flow and delivery, typical of rappers who plagiarise names of Italian Mafioso and drug lords.
If birds of a feather flock as one, Teflon Don
will still connect Rick Ross to fans whose braggadocio tendencies boost their self-worth.