[Review]: Rick Ross – “God Forgives, I Don’t”
07 Jul. 2012

[Review]: Rick Ross – “God Forgives, I Don’t”


The Teflon Don over the years has given the Hip Hop culture all that it strives to become today. From hustling on an everyday grind to taking the risk and leaving it all behind to follow you’re No: 1 dream takes a whole load of guts. But for the few that break it and make it, being able to live in the reality your dreams held you to at night is a next level experience that Roazy has consistently shared with us all.

Whether through his Twitter account, Instagram his vlogs or even his increasing roster of his Maybach Music Label, Mr William Roberts is a boss who forever shows off what it feels like when power money and respect stay in the laps of those who never let it leave.

God Forgives I Don’t is undoubtedly a heavily featured EP; however when you find your sitting in this industry riding it your way allows you to become the master of your lane. And when it comes to the music the recognisable “Ugh” and “Mmmmaybach Music” gives you a heads up for what’s about to go down. From Selfmade volume I and II to Anastasia, “3 Kings” is the track of all tracks that show what working hard, and staying on that grind gives you. And that is being able to collaborate with two iconic pioneers from the rap game. Dre and Jay. “Sixteen” drops the tone and speed to a flow that will the help of Andre 3000, takes Roazy to a next level of depth that rarely surfaces. As the surprise and highlights on this album, the Teflon’s relentless ambition has certainly paid off.

Roazy rewinds us back to the beginning of his becoming. With a deep and heavy bass on the “Pirates” track we get taken into the clearest memories of the step by step guide into making it into the game. From hustling on the streets, this story that has become a worldwide nation norm has been turned into a success all for the love of money success and fame. “Ashamed” follows up the rags to riches moral. Following up the story on a softer old school mid tempo flow, chasing that dream of becoming a millionaire doesn’t leave much time to waste. And for Ross now that he is there, it feels like the greatest thing ever to use 8 and 16 bars to give the pumped up adrenalin advice for the up and coming generation to get up and get it on.

We sail through the album on a celebratory high. After all this is what this album is about. Reaching the top and standing on your empire looking down at how far you’ve climbed leaves you with a feeling that money can’t buy. LA Reid even lets us know that the Ashes to Ashes rapper is a modern culture greatness that society now templates as the way to winning. Rick Ross is a boss when it comes to features, as this is where the strength lies on the EP. Short sharp bursts of the Teflon, a good beat and a hot collaborator gives you a winning boss track.

Standing solo on the few tracks he has done with a repetitive story becomes a bore, which is the weakness of the album. Taking us off track with a subject that we would never had expected would have given something to dig and grip into.

“God Forgives I Don’t” is a good feel of accomplishing his focus of getting to the top, and nonchalantly thanking the struggle for allowing him to push through with attaining the fashionable materialism that money power and respect allowed the commercial culture to give thanks for. If you need to get your hustle and grind on then pop this in and you’ll come over boss like. However for those who are looking for an in-depth William Roberts, this is how far he feels he needs to go in regards to taking it deeper. You can’t knock the hustle. It works for him. Untouchable Ross the boss.

Ratings: 7/10 –  Good mix of songs which would keep you hooked for about 2 weeks or so.

3 Tracks You Can Work With: Sixteen, Touch N You and Triple Beam Dreams

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