Trilla - Rick Ross
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  • Summary: The Florida rapper's sophomore album includes guest appearances by Jay-Z, R. Kkelly, Nelly, Lil Wayne, and T-Pain.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Trilla's strongest moments arrive when Ross lets more flamboyant wordsmiths play off his rhymes. [15 Mar 2008, p.77]
  2. I suspect as Ross continues to evolve as a lyricist there will be even more of a message in his music, but in the meantime the production and guest stars on "Trilla" make for an effective album that shows Ross has yet to tap into his full potential.
  3. There are too many throwaway songs and guests (Nelly?), but Ross can still expose all the thrills of Miami vice.
  4. If Ross spouts myriad clunkers, his cadence is at least smooth and his voice cushiony, and so if it's possible to ignore the rapper and focus on the production, Trilla becomes an enjoyable listen.
  5. The huge guest list is also a plus since Ross would have a hard time carrying this album on his own, but when surrounded by talent he pushes a little harder and comes up with a handful of rhymes that aren't tired or clich├ęd.
  6. The beats are terrific--the problem here is the MC.
  7. Trilla, Rick Ross's inexplicable second album, is every bit a fatty contemporary American disaster.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7