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Rick Ross' sixth studio album Mastermind hit stores this week, and the Maybach Music Group head honcho has enjoyed a generally positive response to his long-awaited followup to 2012's God Forgives, I Don't. Embedded inside the album's sixteen tracks are a lot of Ross' typical lyrical tropes—coke dealing, violence, Wingstop and general over-the-top luxuriousness—and the album, predictably, is full
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