It’s amazing that the same Miami rhymer with shaky rap abilities but unabashed confidence who brought us “Hustlin’” has become a lyrical talent. On “Mafia Music Pt. 2,” his raps, as well as the tunes by The Omlypicks, are regal and lush. Over elegant chord progressions and a woman cooing under his vocals, Ross confesses his sins while stroking both his ego and his gun.
“Who sheds tears for a dope boy,” he asks on the introspective street single from his upcoming fourth album, Teflon Don. “Wonder what happens to the kids of a dope boy. Orphans, fuckin’ orphans. Born defendants, a nigga’s never been on offense.”
The Bawse also raps about potentially moving from his mansion to a jail cell: “We all go when we got go/My gloc hole bigger than Nicki Minaj camel toe.”
In an era where every rapper claims to have an album of move-like proportions on deck, Ross is one the few whose knack for imagery and quality soundtracking merit such description. Teflon Don’s a flick we’re looking forward to peeping. –Brad Wete