According to a report from HipHopDX yesterday, the new mix tape went on live stream at DatPiff.com website, which also had it available for free download. The newest free compilation from Ross features a total of 18 tracks and includes guest spots from Drake, Omarion, Kirko Bangz, Pharrell, Gunplay, and Diddy.
The newest release from Ross has been criticized by some, including RapFix at MTV, for not offering any true bangers when it comes to new songs. For the most part, Ross is heard rapping over other beats that have already been out, rather than anything new.
Exiled rapper Shyne has joined his name to the growing list of rappers who have issues with “The Bawse.” In an interview with MTV, Shyne revealed that, while his dislike of Rick Ross doesn’t spring from any specific incident, he thinks the larger-than-life rapper is “corny.” He elaborated:
“I ain’t mad. It’s just, I think he’s corny. … I have no respect for what he represents, for who he is, let’s just start with that. The Black Bar Mitzvah, to me, you’re on me, you’reobsessed with everything Shyne. All of a sudden, you running with the Star of David and dudes is Jewish now all of a sudden?”
Shyne may be slightly biased. In view of the fact that the former Baby Boy rapper recently finished a 9 year stint in prison, he, understandably, doesn’t take kindly to corrections officers.
However, the mix tape does offer a quick mention of Rick Ross and Young Jeezy’s altercation from this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards show.
Ross says on the song “Gone to the Moon” regarding the incident:
“I be at these awards, I still be living by rules/ So when I run into dudes you know we thumpin’ and move/ The parking lot, go to poppin’, N—as say when they floppin’/ Let me get back to my b—-es ’cause you b—h n—as ain’t nothing.”
Among the beats that Ross borrows on his “Black Bar Mitzvah” album are “Mercy” and “Clique,” both of which appear on the new G.O.O.D. Music album from Kanye West and his label mates. One has to wonder if Ross just wanted to stay relevant in the hip hop genre by speaking over other rappers’ beats, instead of creating his own new material to bring to the masses.
The Maybach Music boss had some extra fire in his gut when he rumbled shirtless onto the stage during the BET Awards, rocking his rambunctious “God Forgives, I Don’t” single “Hold Me Back.” Flanked by Gunplay and other members of his Maybach Music squad, Ross stomped through the track’s first verse and a cleaned-up hook, spitting, “These haters can’t hold me back,” instead of the dirty version.
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