• Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Nov 24, 2014
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Dec 8, 2014
    70
    Still, being 16 tracks long and Ross' second album of the year means mixtape gimmicks like "Heavyweight" ("I step into the ring/Ding! Ding!") get to graduate to an official track list and muddle up the flow. They only keep the often surprising Hood Billionaire off the top shelf of Ross releases, so bring some patience as this mixed bag is certainly worth sorting.
  2. Nov 25, 2014
    70
    It's the beats, the cameos and the sheer momentum of Maybach Music that propels Hood Billionaire forward.
  3. Nov 24, 2014
    60
    There is very little to write home about here, and for the most part it feels very hastily made.
  4. Jan 16, 2015
    50
    Without any truly standout tracks, it’s easy to call Hood Billionaire unnecessary.
  5. Jan 5, 2015
    50
    The Miami MC's seventh LP explodes with none of the ambition or scope of March's Mastermind--playing it safe, like a knockoff version of Jay Z's back-to-basics speed bump American Gangster, from 2007.
  6. Nov 25, 2014
    50
    The sparse "Phone Tap" tells a tale of drug dealing paranoia, while the Big K.R.I.T.-assisted "Brimstone" is a remorseful hymnal. These moments are still few and far between, and the rest of Ross' tales of pushing fall short of revealing whether his ascent to boss status is factual or purely fictional.
  7. Nov 25, 2014
    50
    Hood Billionaire is an overlong 16 tracks of Ross luxuriating in his excesses, including the most expensive productions this side of Watch The Throne.
  8. Nov 25, 2014
    50
    Hood Billionaire lands in a dull gray area between feel-good retro rap (its first two singles are the Memphis homage "Elvis Presley Blvd" and the pleasant but forgettable jazz jangle of "Keep Doin' That [Rich Bitch]") and Rozay greatest-hits karaoke that tries and fails to recapture the impact of his bulletproof Teflon Don bombast.
  9. Nov 24, 2014
    50
    Mr. Ross is trying hard to find new ways to present himself, making this an ambitious album, but not always one with the right ambition.
  10. 50
    For now, Hood Billionaire is a half-baked testament to how difficult it is to make great records in rapid succession.
  11. Nov 24, 2014
    50
    The album skips along predictably and offers nothing much outside of Rozay’s usual narrative.
  12. Nov 24, 2014
    40
    The disc ends timidly with two sentimental songs, in an attempt to inject soul into this mostly hollow affair.
User Score
2.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 76 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 76
  2. Negative: 56 out of 76
  1. Nov 24, 2014
    3
    If you hear one song on this album, you practically can say you heard them all. Same sounds, same subject matter, same, same, same. There isIf you hear one song on this album, you practically can say you heard them all. Same sounds, same subject matter, same, same, same. There is nothing creative about this album other than perhaps it was created within a month and released. The track with Jay Z is the strongest. This is crap. Full Review »
  2. Nov 25, 2014
    0
    Money, guns, and drugs... look at how great I am because of them. I've surely shat out the most innovative album of 2014 about how great I amMoney, guns, and drugs... look at how great I am because of them. I've surely shat out the most innovative album of 2014 about how great I am because of money, guns, and drugs right? Right?! Full Review »
  3. Dec 7, 2014
    1
    Every song is similar. He raps about the same thing since 2006 and probably it took him 2 whole hours to produce this "piece of art". ThisEvery song is similar. He raps about the same thing since 2006 and probably it took him 2 whole hours to produce this "piece of art". This album should be banned from stores, because it sucks so hard. Full Review »