Maybe you’re still hating on Rick Ross for trying to lie about his, er, “questionable” background. Maybe you haven’t listened to an entire Rick Ross album since 2006’s Port of Miami. Or, maybe you heard the lead single, “Touch’N You,” featuring Usher, and you don’t think you want to hear anymore. Regardless of what your reason is, if you haven’t given the new Rick Ross album, God Forgives, I Don’t, a listen yet, you’re crazy. Crazy! Ross has some stuff on this album that you really need to hear.
To prove it, we decided to put together a list of The 5 Best Songs On God Forgives, I Don’t. Don’t agree with us? All good. As long as you gave the project at least one full listen, we’re happy to hear what your top five is, too. Check out ours—and then leave yours in the comments section. Let the debate begin.
The Song: “Pirates”
The Producer: Kenoe and Got Koke
Sample Lyrics: “Straight grim reaper, Air Jordans walkin’ the streets/BlackBerry boss, one call, you’re put to sleep”
Why We Love It: There’s no easing into God Forgives, I Don’t. On the very first full track, Ross comes out firing at his detractors and really sets the tone for the entire album. Ross clearly isn’t here to play games.
The Song: “Diced Pineapples”
The Producer: Cardiak and T-Minus
Sample Lyrics: “Sex all night, couple shots of Ciroc/Crib on the water, got LeBron up the block”
Why We Love It: If Ross has to write songs that cater to his female listeners—and, let’s face it, it’s something that he has to do at this point in his career—we’d like more of them to sound like this. The Wale poetry and Drake crooning might be a little much for those of you who prefer songs like “Pirates.” But, hey: It sure beats Ross sticking to the usual rap/R&B script on songs like “Touch’N You,” right?
The Song: “Sixteen,” featuring Andre 3000
The Producer: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Sample Lyrics: “Trump Tower when I started with a ten-speed/Born broke, had to use a n—-‘s instincts”
Why We Love It: Who doesn’t love Ross for getting ‘Dre on a track and getting him to spit for more than two minutes? Don’t get it twisted, though. In doing so, Ross also helped himself by proving that he’s more than able to keep up with 3 Stacks on a track. Is there anyone out there who would’ve thought he’d be able to do that one day six years ago when he dropped his debut? Um, no.
The Song: “3 Kings,” featuring Dr. Dre and Jay-Z
The Producer: Jake One
Sample Lyrics: “I came a long way from the weed game/20-stack seats at the Heat game”
Why We Love It: It lived up to the hype! When we first saw this song on the tracklist for GFID, we were excited about how great it could be. Rarely do songs live up to those kinds of expectations, but this one did. Oh, and that Jay-Z verse was one of the best we’ve heard in recent memory, too. All three “Kings” delivered on this one.
The Song: “911”
The Producer: Young Shun
Sample Lyrics: “Fuck your investigation, study my elevation/Cherry red 911, straight to my destination!”
Why We Love It: Because we can’t wait to hear this one in the club at 2AM. Enough said. Now, which songs are in your five?