Rick Ross – Teflon Don (Review)

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The main event, the album everybody been waiting for this summer, is finally here. The upcoming album from Rozay, Telfon Don, is the album I feel is the Florida emcee’s best work to date. To be honest, once I got word of the album and I heard the first single (‘Super High’ with Ne-Yo), I wasn’t feeling it that much. By no means am I saying the record was wack, I’m just more of fan of Rick Ross’ more hard hitting tracks and not the chill up-tempo ones. Regardless, Rozay had the streets fiending for Teflon Don with the release of his Albert Anastasia EP mixtape, which was one of the hardest mixtapes of the year and a very nice tune up for the album.

The second single was ‘Blowin Money Fast (B.M.F.)’ (which was originally on The Albert Anastasia EP).  I’ll go out on the line and say this is the hardest record of the year, and it has the clubs going wild (like when 50 Cent dropped ‘In The Club’). Hov himself silenced everybody on ‘Freemason’, since for the past few years a lot of people have been accusing the Brooklyn rapper of being “Illuminati” (my personal opinion? in his own words, “we don’t believe you, you need more people”). Either way, both Jay and Ross delivered on the track, with Hov spitting his usual slick lines on the record (“Bitch I said I was amazing…not that I’m a mason”, “on my third six but a devil I am not”).

The third installment of Maybach Music might just be the best out of the series. The track features T.I, Jadakiss, and vocals from Erykah Badu. I promise the first time you hear the record you will be blown away. The ‘Tears of Joy’ record might be the sleeper of the album with NoID producing the beat and Cee-Lo singing the hook. That record just draws you in and you can’t get enough of it. ‘Live Fast, Die Young’ has Kanye sounding like a new artist that just got signed. Some other noticeable bangers on the album are ‘All the Money in the World (with Raphael Saadiq)’, ‘MC Hammer (with Gucci Mane)’ and ‘Aston Martin Music (with Drake & Chrisette Michele)’. Rozay has given us a dope ass album for the summer. Diddy wasn’t selling us dreams when he called the album a classic.

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