Rick Ross (feat. Styles P) - B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast) (Maybach Music/Def Jam, 2010)
Amazing what a more experienced rapper can do with Lex Luger’s production; I praise both this and MC Hammer not long after the Albert Anastasia EP dropped, but focused more firmly on MC Hammer that day. BMF is just as dope, even if Jeezy one-upped Ross by getting the REAL BIG MEECH on his interpretation. I still think Ross kills this Luger beat; it’s not one of Ricky’s more lyrical-offerings these days, compared to someone like Aston Martin Music or Free Mason, but its wildly superior to Lex Luger’s most frequent collaborator. Styles P still sounds awkward as hell on this record, but despite that, I haven’t been able to get did I mention guns from Red Dead Redemption? 50 Cal, full clip extensions since I heard it a couple months ago.
Teflon Don in stores July 20th. There isn’t a bad song on it. Good job, Ricky.