Deeper Than Rap: A Decade Later

Rick Ross, the pride of Carol City, is an acclaimed veteran in hip-hop with albums, mixtapes, compilations, EP’s, and loosies hidden away in every end of Youtube with a discography as rewarding as it is expansive. Depending on what the day is, Rick Ross has a different magnum opus. Jay-Z and Kanye West’s discographies are ever moving and shifting in the hip-hop power rankings, and Rozay holds the same kind of autonomy. There are albums that as rap fans we all know don’t deserve much mention from all three (Kingdom Come, Life Of Pablo, Hood Billionaire) not meaning the albums aren’t good, but more they aren’t on the same tier as the elite works (Reasonable Doubt, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, etc.). Depending on the way the wind blows, I’d argue the bipolar Sistine Chapel / Carol City soundtrack God Forgives, I Don’t is Ross’ finest moment. Then there’s Teflon Don, a concise LP of back to back, throw the top down and turn the volume on high hits that helped push the Lex Luger era of trap beats to the mainstream. This isn’t one of those days. At this moment, 10 years after its release, the intro to the re-branded Rick Ross we love today, Deeper Than Rap holds as the crown jewel atop the Florida legends crown.

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