Deeper Than Rap

  • Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2009
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 40
  2. Negative: 10 out of 40

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  1. BobbyJ
    May 11, 2009
    10
    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!
  2. KudakwasheB
    Apr 24, 2009
    10
    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.
  3. RoscoeR
    Apr 26, 2009
    10
    This album is the best Rap album so far this year! Best production and mellow lyrics to balance it out.
  4. F*ckB
    May 7, 2009
    9
    idk what you guys are thinking about... each side east west north south got there own style... which shows in there music... a CLASSIC album is a CLASSIC album if you go through the whole CD skipping no more than 1 track 2 TOPS ... dont say shit about his lyricism cause if you wanna go there we can look @ 50 Cent's get rich or die tryin... lyrical ? but it was dubbbed a CLASSIC 5 Mic idk what you guys are thinking about... each side east west north south got there own style... which shows in there music... a CLASSIC album is a CLASSIC album if you go through the whole CD skipping no more than 1 track 2 TOPS ... dont say shit about his lyricism cause if you wanna go there we can look @ 50 Cent's get rich or die tryin... lyrical ? but it was dubbbed a CLASSIC 5 Mic (source rating system) album... you can go through every single track on that album without skipping 1. Expand
  5. CodyC
    Apr 29, 2009
    9
    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.
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.