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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. 60
    On album two, his focus switches from coke to cash as he booms about his fleet of Maybachs (on the soaring T-Pain synthfest 'The Boss') and prepaying his baby daughter’s college tuition.
  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
  1. JarvisT.
    Mar 24, 2008
    10
    Classic.
  2. Reini
    Mar 15, 2008
    10
    Boss!!!
  3. John
    Mar 15, 2008
    10
    Awesome southern rap album. Luxury Tax, Maybach Music and the Boss are instant bangers.
  4. JimmyP.
    Mar 14, 2008
    9
    While Rick Ross isn't the best southern rapper around...what rescues this album is the producers on display, and the good assortment of While Rick Ross isn't the best southern rapper around...what rescues this album is the producers on display, and the good assortment of guest stars. Expand
  5. JamesL.
    Apr 19, 2008
    9
    For the most part ross always has a good album he tells it like it is in the real world.
  6. WesM.
    Apr 1, 2008
    4
    No thanks; decent guest spots and beats overshadowed by Ross' complete lack of lyrical coherence.
  7. BrianL
    Apr 24, 2008
    0
    No, Jarvis T., this is not a classic. This is bad lyiricism with OK beats. The guests don't help either. If you want good southern hip No, Jarvis T., this is not a classic. This is bad lyiricism with OK beats. The guests don't help either. If you want good southern hip hop try OutKast. Heck, even Lil Wayne is better than this. Expand