Stream the New Rick Ross Album
It's been three years since French Montana fanuted the coupe to the Ghost (dawg), but Rick Ross is still creating publicity out of thin air. As recently as a week ago, the excitement levels for Black Market, his third studio album in 21 months, were at a low simmer. But three days ago (Dec. 1), the Miami rapper unleashed "Color of Money," a single that might have gone unnoticed were it not for the less-than-subtle shots at Drake:
“Color money got your bitch out on a world tour/My lil’ homie made a million on his girl’s tour/We back to back and down to wack a n—a unborn/Miami n—a got ’em changin’ all they gun laws/So run Forrest, got some shooters and they down, too/I got more money then that n—a that you signed to."
The dispute stems, of course, from this summer's back-and-forth between Aubrey and Meek Mill, the Philadelphia-bred former battle rapper who's signed to Ross' Maybach Music Group imprint.
But today, Ross pulls back the curtain on Black Market in its entirety. His eighth album features a guest turn from Future and Nas (on "D.O.P.E." and "One of Us," respectively), but otherwise pulls its guests from the pop and R&B worlds: Cee-Lo, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, John Legend, The-Dream. Production comes courtesy of Jake One, StreetRunner, DJ Mustard, Jahlil Beats, J.R. Rotem and more--not to mention the one-time super-producer Scott Storch. Black Market succeeds the September mixtape Black Dollar.