Rick Ross - Ashes To Ashes (Maybach Music, 2010)
Officer Ricky strikes once again with the official follow-up to Teflon Don. I’m downloading this as we speak, so I have the right to reserve my opinon for now; I’m expecting something dope, either way. This is Rawse’s third project to drop this year, and like him or not, you can’t fault his grind. Also, 9 Piece is a banger, in spite of (or perhaps in contribution of) how much it sounds like BMF. I don’t know how I feel about Barry White or Aaliyah being featured on two seperate tracks here. Aaliyah’s already been used as a “feature” once this year, and let’s not forget Curtis Mayfield’s controversial inclusion on The Joy. I’m sure they’re smooth, regardless.