Rick Ross will release his eighth studio LP, Black Market, this December via Def Jam and his Maybach Music Group imprint, and has dropped a new single, “Sorry,” featuring Chris Brown.
“Sorry,” which premiered on New York radio station Power 105.1, is available below and will hit streaming sites and digital retailers on October 9th. The slick, silky track opens with an extended Brown feature, which eventually gives way to Ross’ somber tale about losing the girl of his dreams and trying to win her back.
Despite the fraught, emotional angst of “Sorry,” the Bawse, as is his wont, paints a gaudy picture of his pain. In the opening bars, he recalls his ex “licking every tattoo that’s on my face” before describing a trip to Las Vegas and mid-air rebound fling that failed to lift his spirits. Softie that he is, Ross tries once more to prove his devotion with an impassioned promise of opulence. “Life’s short and baby girl you deserve a winner,” he rhymes. “Every day, the diamonds on you get bigger and bigger / Hustle from my heart so every night I can deliver.”
While Black Dollar and Black Market find Ross flying high again, they come after a tumultuous summer in which the rapper was arrested twice. In June, he faced a misdemeanor marijuana charge after being pulled over in Atlanta for a window tint violation. Weeks later, Ross was arrested at his home and held in jail without bail on charges of kidnapping, aggravated battery and aggravated assault stemming from a June 7th incident in Fayetteville, Georgia. Ross countersued the two men involved last month.