Rick Ross – Deeper Than Rap Rick Ross – Deeper Than Rap

Rick Ross - Deeper Than Rap

Rick Ross - Deeper Than Rap

Dear Rick Ross, in regards to your latest album “Deeper Than Rap”; what part of you or your album are you suggesting is, in fact, “deeper” than rap? I assure you it is not the generic, misogynistic, often nonsensical lyrics. It’s definitely not the forgettable beats, void of any creativity that makes this album “deeper” than rap. There is nothing in your background that suggests you, Mr. Ross, if that is your real name (its not), are “deeper” than rap.

So after giving “Deeper Than Rap” several fair listens, I find myself utterly confused.

Unless, of course, you’re just a total liar.

The third studio album by rapper, Rick Ross, “Deeper Than Rap” goes no deeper than any well-worn stereotype associated with rap music; pimpin’ ho’s, making money, selling drugs, over-exaggerations, guest appearances, R&B hooks – it’s a tired act.

At the very least, I find myself generally entertained by rap music; however, what troubles me about this album is not how utterly boring it is. I am offended that, despite being outted as former correctional officer whose past did not include drug dealing and committing other various crimes, Rick Ross continues to release music detailing his faux rap-guy experiences–all while claiming to be “deeper” than rap.

The only standout track features R&B cool dude, John Legend, singing the chorus on the albums first single “Magnificent”, suggesting, sadly, that there are other released singles. Unfortunately, the only decently cool song gets lost in the sixty-two minutes of hip hop mediocrity and we forget why the album was even made.

Track Listing:

1. Mafia Music
2. Maybach Music 2 – ft. T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Kanye West
3. Magnificent – ft. John Legend
4. Yacht Club
5. Usual Suspects – ft. Nas
6. All I Really Want
7. Rich Off Cocaine
8. Lay Back – ft. Robin Thicke
9. Murder Mami – ft. Foxy Brown
10. Gunplay
11. Bossy Lady – ft. Ne-Yo
12. Face
13. Valley of Death
14. In Cold Blood

Rick Ross - Deeper Than Rap, reviewed by Delicious on 2009-05-04T20:35:39-07:00 rating 1.0 out of 5

2 Responses about “Rick Ross – Deeper Than Rap”

  • Charles says:

    But, at least the release of this record saw the streets littered with peons toting grotesquely overstated (let’s hope or he will eat us all for sport) cardboard likenesses of the man, himself. Too bad I wasn’t drunk or I would’ve stolen one.

  • wade says:

    More like ‘not deeper than crap.’

    Well played Rowe.