Tuesday, 20 July 2010

ALBUM REVIEW: Rick Ross- 'Teflon Don'

The boss Ricky Ross returns with his eagerly anticipated fourth LP 'Teflon Don', and doesn't fail to please.

For those who have followed Ross since his first release, 'Port Of Miami' you will see he has continued to up his lyrical game and force his way in to the much debated argument of "who are the best MC's in the game".

The 11 track CD picks up where his 'Albert Anastasia' mixtape left off. 'Free Mason' with Jay-Z feeds into the rumours that Jay is part of the illuminati where he spits, "B*tch, I said I was amazing, not that I'm a mason".

We are also treated to 'Maybach Music III' which, features an odd ensemble of artists (T.I., Jada and Erykah Badu) but it works to a tee! Other featured artists on the album include- Cee-Lo Green, Kanye West, Trey Songz, Drake, Chrisette Michelle, Styles P, John Legend and his new BFF Diddy.

Stand out tracks- 'I'm Not A Star', 'Live Fast, Die Young' w/ Kanye, 'BMF (Blowing Money Fast' w/ Styles P, 'Aston Martin Music' w/ Drake and Chrisette Michelle and 'Free Mason' w/ Jay-Z

The only low point on the album for me is 'No.1' w/ Diddy and Trey Songz. Although it is still a good song I did expect a bit more from the track, but this in no way dampens the albums appeal!

Despite his lyrical beef with 50 Cent and his police links, Ross has come through the fight unscathed. Matching the right production, lyrics and collabos Ross has produced a stellar album which, will not disappoint fans and new fans alike.

My rating for 'Teflon Don' is 5/5. Make sure you pick this one up in your local independent music store on 20th July.

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