Deeper Than Rap - Rick Ross
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  • Summary: The third album for the rapper features such guests as Foxy Brown, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Kayne West, The-Dream, Robin Thicke, Ne-Yo, and T-Pain.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. He certainly gets outshined by the original score--but that only serves to make a much better album than many anticipated from the Boss himself.
  2. Deeper Than Rap triumphs over this authenticity deficit and is among the best rap albums so far this year.
  3. Even if this isn't much "Deeper" than the average Three 6 Mafia album, the glitz and guts of Deeper are a big step up, making Ross sound like a Miami-fied version of Young Jeezy.
  4. Treated with the same suspension of belief accorded a summer blockbuster, Deeper Than Rap succeeds in its baroque but basic goals.
  5. He may rap like he's out of touch with reality, but with bass lines this deep and synths this huge, you might forget the present era's woes yourself.
  6. Ross seems to lack any sort of awareness of his shortcomings, dutifully plowing through middling, obvious shit-talking.
  7. Ross' player's paradise can be a very nice place to visit--outfitted with a cushy synth groove and a strenuous T-Pain chorus, the Kanye West- and Lil Wayne-assisted 'Maybach Music 2' manages to be both triumphant and laid-back--but over the length of a full album it all feels a bit too familiar.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. KudakwasheB
    Apr 24, 2009
    Your my boy ricky u surely kicked ass with yo album. This is some A1 sheet. Deeper than rap, better than da 1st. Keep shinin.
  2. RoscoeR
    Apr 26, 2009
    This album is the best Rap album so far this year! Best production and mellow lyrics to balance it out.
  3. BobbyJ
    May 11, 2009
    who cares if he used to be a correctional officer? just because he does not fit the traditional goon stereotype doesn't mean he cannot produce good music. Nice job Ross, you truly are the boss! Expand
  4. CodyC
    Apr 29, 2009
    this album as a sound that not so common, it has a sun loving beach sound that easy to get stuck in your head. everyone thats so worried about his reputation needs to chill out and just listen to some music thats makes you move. chill out. Expand
  5. michaels
    Apr 25, 2009
    While Ross may be a talented artist he is a fraud and should refrain himself from speaking on topics of which he played no part in.Ross was a correctional officer,don't say your pushing blow, tell a story instead of emulating someone else lifestyle. PS releasing video's of saying 'Monkey' a million times did not help this decision. Expand
  6. david
    Apr 24, 2009
    This album was boring in my opinion, it's no different then any of his other albums, in fact, its worse. His voice is horrible. I mean, after everybody found out he was a C.O. he denied it, then finally admitted it with a bullshit excuse that anybody could have made up in 5 minutes. AND HE WANTS TO MAKE A WHOLE ALBUM ABOUT A LIFE OPPOSITE OF WHO HE WAS??? does this make sense? since when did hip hop allow liars and fakes, he needs to quit... for real for real! Expand
  7. dannyf
    Apr 23, 2009
    This album is terrible. it is not hip hop at all, ross is unable to rap on this album and the beat is wack. sorry man u really did bad on this 1 and the true hip hop/ rap listeners will be with me on this. Expand

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