|Wed, March 05, 2014 at 10:07 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Inundated with the woes and the glory of the drug game nestled between fantasies of food and sex, Rick Ross released his album unexpectedly early on the evening on Sunday, March 2nd 2014. Though the subject matter of Mastermind does not vary from any of his previous studio albums, mixtapes or features, there is still something special about this body of work. Maybe it's the stamp of longevity that comes along with releasing your 6th LP, or maybe the rap market is so desiccated that anything sounds like a revival or maybe Mastermind may just actually be Rozay's best work to date.
It's ironic that the album includes a song featuring Jeezy entitled "War Ready," because that seems to be the most consistent trope throughout the entire LP. With songs like "Drug Dealers Dream," "Nobody," "Mafia Music III" and "Sanctified," Mastermind makes you want to suit up with heavy artillery and go to war: who or what you're going to war with is of no consequence. It could be the ...READ MORE
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