Blame his recent struggles, whether his ward’s lyrical ones or his own legal problems, but Black Dollar from Rick Ross was a decent project compared to its two predecessors Mastermind and Hood Billionaire. If anything, it was because he dropped a song full of samples that probably would not have been cleared, hence why his albums are more “Elvis Presley Blvd.” than “Sanctified.”
Hence where this new single, producer by beatmaker-of-the-moment Jahlil Beats, comes in. A sonic cousin of Meek Mill’s “Monster,” the song is a regression of sorts, retreading the same familiar territory Rick Ross always crosses: making more money, taking your women, selling you his drugs, and some weird vow to take his shirt off and “show (his) abs like 2Pac.” That bass knocks, however. Listen below.