Rich Forever

While his next official album ripens in the blazing South Florida sunshine, Rick Ross has delivered a delicious appetite-whetter. Rich Forever is a mixtape that plays like an album, with blaring, heraldic production by the likes of ­Boi-1da and up-and-comer Beat Billionaire, plus guest appearances by Drake, Nas and Diddy. Themewise, Rich Forever is business as usual – which is to say, all business. Ross remains monomaniacally focused on monetary matters, spinning punch line after punch line about luxury cars, dripping jewels and high-grade cocaine. Finest zinger: "I got them keys in the crib/You wouldn’t find 'em if you had the keys to the crib." Best line about multitasking: "Fornicating/Counting money with a fuck face."

Listen to "Stay Schemin (feat. Drake & French Montana)":  
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From The Archives Issue 1148: January 19, 2012
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