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Yes or No: Can Ross Carry an Album on his own?

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  • StoneColdMikeyStoneColdMikey mikeyismod CHITOWN THE BEST TOWNPosts: 33,325 Regulator
    damn i didnt even knoww gunplay was puerto rican
    #Mikeyismod2017
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  • MC The RapperMC The Rapper Posts: 8,140 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Port of Miami is ross weakest album imo. Teflon Don and Deeper than rap are both better.

    To me Port of Miami was weak , Deeper than Rap was also weak , my favorite Rick Ross album is Trilla his second best album is Teflon Don .
    Vader_F_Kennedy
  • harlem hustlaharlem hustla Posts: 1,459 ✭✭✭✭
    gunplay aint puerto rican is he?
  • StillDreamingStillDreaming Posts: 4,989 ✭✭✭
    In all honesty do y'all really count hook singers as features in this argument? Seems kinda petty
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    It got odor like a motor running fantastic


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  • StoneColdMikeyStoneColdMikey mikeyismod CHITOWN THE BEST TOWNPosts: 33,325 Regulator
    edited April 2012
    double post
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  • Melanin_Enriched Melanin_Enriched Your favorite basketball-american gentleman Posts: 22,868 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lol, I thought this whole time Gunplay was some Nigerian criminal that escaped to america.
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    Started fucking with photoshop
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  • georgia boigeorgia boi Posts: 3,359 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The answer to the question is that it's yet to be seen. All of his albums are feature heavy. I don't think it's a knock against him especially in the current climate of Hip Hop where most every album released is feature heavy.

    I would like a Ross album that wasn't feature heavy. Having someone sing the hooks and maybe two rap features tops would be dope.
  • H-Rap 180H-Rap 180 Posts: 15,452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    gunplay aint puerto rican is he?

    He half-Puerto-Rican & half Jamacian (Richie Morales) which may explain his insanity...

    After Wale, Meek, & Stalley you got Gunplay the least marketable artist in the game right now straight ignorant gangasta music but if this a ballgame could you pick a better starting 5 than Rozay, Wale, Meek, Stalley & Gunplay to run that 21?
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  • vageneral08vageneral08 Fuck how ya feel Posts: 19,449 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2012
    In all honesty do y'all really count hook singers as features in this argument? Seems kinda petty

    Feature is a feature bruh no matter who it is....singing, rapping, or just talking
    Vader_F_Kennedybirdcallaveli
  • 32DaysOfInfiniti32DaysOfInfiniti Posts: 4,134 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No, he is all beats and singer guest features. Just really big songs, he needs alot of help

    13/57 of his songs were just him, and imo thats pretty bad for someone who is supposed to be a solo artist.

    22% of the time, Ross can do it on his own
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  • Rick Ross probably could hold a hold album if he talked about how he was a c.o. But for him to talk about all the dope he sold and he never was no big time drug dealer I wouldn't listen to him on the simple fact he is not being real. I only listen to rappers who really are what they represent.
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  • P. TownP. Town Posts: 27,285 ✭✭✭✭✭
    usmarin3 wrote: »
    I'm just tired of his raps going like this

    "Versace loafers as i walk in the pent house suite
    big money, big cars, as i eat expensive crab meat
    fine linens, crush velvet, i'm cut from a different cloth
    godfather conversation and in this game i'm Hyman Roth
    Jews make the money flow fast with a quick jolt
    fastest thing on the block like i'm fucking with Usain Bolt


    Ross and his fucking fantasy raps about nothing, dude should title his next album HYPERBOLE.

    Jay-Z raps about the same shit
    tompetrez3 wrote: »
    All this talk about y'all mamas being 30s and 40s kinda lowkey turning me on. I want to hit somebody mama off the IC real talk. I'm a fuck around and end up one of y'all niggas stepdad sitting around in a wife beater taking my frustrations with Jay Z out on y'all with a belt.
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  • BackInWhiteBackInWhite Posts: 23,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ptowndonte wrote: »
    usmarin3 wrote: »
    I'm just tired of his raps going like this

    "Versace loafers as i walk in the pent house suite
    big money, big cars, as i eat expensive crab meat
    fine linens, crush velvet, i'm cut from a different cloth
    godfather conversation and in this game i'm Hyman Roth
    Jews make the money flow fast with a quick jolt
    fastest thing on the block like i'm fucking with Usain Bolt


    Ross and his fucking fantasy raps about nothing, dude should title his next album HYPERBOLE.

    Jay-Z raps about the same shit

    don't do that
    the nets could go 0-82 and he'd look at you like that shit gravy
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  • IceBergTaylorIceBergTaylor The Spectacular Posts: 19,118 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ptowndonte wrote: »
    usmarin3 wrote: »
    I'm just tired of his raps going like this

    "Versace loafers as i walk in the pent house suite
    big money, big cars, as i eat expensive crab meat
    fine linens, crush velvet, i'm cut from a different cloth
    godfather conversation and in this game i'm Hyman Roth
    Jews make the money flow fast with a quick jolt
    fastest thing on the block like i'm fucking with Usain Bolt


    Ross and his fucking fantasy raps about nothing, dude should title his next album HYPERBOLE.

    Jay-Z raps about the same shit

    don't do that
    the nets could go 0-82 and he'd look at you like that shit gravy

    lmao at this shit
  • the thing is
    H-Rap 180 wrote: »
    Some cats on here need to take the panties off lol...Chill with that calling me troll because I dont dick ryde..We cant all feel the same way about things

    Dont pay that shit no nevermind, I been flagged 1,000 times already, I gave you two Goats on GP.

    As far as features go you have to put things into perspective, for instance a lyricist like Nas averages 7.5 features per album, the most abusive instance of features is JayZ who had a record-breaking 24 guest-features on his double C.D "Blueprint 2".

    JayZ',s "Vol 2 Hard knock Life" is the only album in Hiphop history to my recollection that has a guest rapper on every song but one....do the research.


    The "Blueprint 3" had 11 guests (Alicia Keyes, Rihanna, Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Drake, J.Cole, Kid Cudi, Swiz Beats Pharell, Luke Steele & Mr Hudson.....but I dont remember hearing any complaints.


    I fucks with MMG because I pay close attention to the direction of the culture and they the only crew on a mainstream level thats not trying to white-wash the culture with Euro-pandering, token-whites, and pop aspirations...Wale got the HBCU's, Meek got the streets and Stalley got the Blue-Collar workers..

    They got Columbian film crews (Jon-J & Dre), Afrikan rappers and Producers, (Wale & Aonebeatz)
    Haitian DJ's, (SamSneaker) a Puerto-Rican rapper (Gunplay) a Jamaican singer (Magazeen) and an entire division
    Maybach Latino with Cubans & other Latino/Latina family.



    ..3 dark-skinned nagas & a light skinned brutha with a Sunni-beard that aint riding skateboards, dressing in skinnies,
    rapping in non-Creole French, doing Emenim duets or signing a token-white artist?!?!


    This shit is deeper than rap, this aint them Grand Hustle whores dropping B.O.B pop tracks and co-signing a Iggy Azelia or a YMCMB trying to be the new millenium Village-people with their half-Asian, half-EastIndian, half-WhiteJewish, half-Latin crew of Bi-sexual & Biracial artists marketed towards the buying demographics.


    This aint them ShadyTeam geeks making headphone music or G.O.O.D music ran by a metro-sexual, or Taylor Gang/Jet Life E-famous, or Bad-Boy trend-hopping for survival, aint no white Crips like CTE or pipedreams like Aftermath.... its the resistance against the dark forces that want to strip HipHop of its Streets & Struggle Soul and make it some emasculated Creame-in-the-coffee Pop-fest.

    one hell of a post homie.... i cosign
  • blackblocblackbloc Posts: 3,502 ✭✭✭✭✭
    no he cant all his album have been feature heavy ,lets be real his best tracks all have another artist on him. i dont think anyone would want to hear him alone for 60 mins. real talk 36 mins max per album id say
  • yeah i rap so don't yeah i rap so don't Posts: 3,874 ✭✭✭✭✭
    H-Rap 180 wrote: »
    Some cats on here need to take the panties off lol...Chill with that calling me troll because I dont dick ryde..We cant all feel the same way about things

    Dont pay that shit no nevermind, I been flagged 1,000 times already, I gave you two Goats on GP.

    As far as features go you have to put things into perspective, for instance a lyricist like Nas averages 7.5 features per album, the most abusive instance of features is JayZ who had a record-breaking 24 guest-features on his double C.D "Blueprint 2".

    JayZ',s "Vol 2 Hard knock Life" is the only album in Hiphop history to my recollection that has a guest rapper on every song but one....do the research.


    The "Blueprint 3" had 11 guests (Alicia Keyes, Rihanna, Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Drake, J.Cole, Kid Cudi, Swiz Beats Pharell, Luke Steele & Mr Hudson.....but I dont remember hearing any complaints.


    I fucks with MMG because I pay close attention to the direction of the culture and they the only crew on a mainstream level thats not trying to white-wash the culture with Euro-pandering, token-whites, and pop aspirations...Wale got the HBCU's, Meek got the streets and Stalley got the Blue-Collar workers..

    They got Columbian film crews (Jon-J & Dre), Afrikan rappers and Producers, (Wale & Aonebeatz)
    Haitian DJ's, (SamSneaker) a Puerto-Rican rapper (Gunplay) a Jamaican singer (Magazeen) and an entire division
    Maybach Latino with Cubans & other Latino/Latina family.



    ..3 dark-skinned nagas & a light skinned brutha with a Sunni-beard that aint riding skateboards, dressing in skinnies,
    rapping in non-Creole French, doing Emenim duets or signing a token-white artist?!?!


    This shit is deeper than rap, this aint them Grand Hustle whores dropping B.O.B pop tracks and co-signing a Iggy Azelia or a YMCMB trying to be the new millenium Village-people with their half-Asian, half-EastIndian, half-WhiteJewish, half-Latin crew of Bi-sexual & Biracial artists marketed towards the buying demographics.


    This aint them ShadyTeam geeks making headphone music or G.O.O.D music ran by a metro-sexual, or Taylor Gang/Jet Life E-famous, or Bad-Boy trend-hopping for survival, aint no white Crips like CTE or pipedreams like Aftermath.... its the resistance against the dark forces that want to strip HipHop of its Streets & Struggle Soul and make it some emasculated Creame-in-the-coffee Pop-fest.


    I am bi-racial and more proactive than anybody I know, but I get the gist of what you are saying and I agree. I think Wale wack as fuck tho. MMG does have legit talent too.
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    you rely on muscle memory no wonder you forgot
    how stupid can you be,I'm world class,who you teaching ass
    you got broad shoulders prom queen, carry that
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    when the reaper takes them all seriously (yeah)
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    I aint dyin' off the second hand from the reflection of another man
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    Your favorite rappers is weak, but you virgins use to putting pussy on a pedestal
  • BackInWhiteBackInWhite Posts: 23,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    blackbloc wrote: »
    no he cant all his album have been feature heavy ,lets be real his best tracks all have another artist on him. i dont think anyone would want to hear him alone for 60 mins. real talk 36 mins max per album id say

    name his best tracks
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  • StewStew Rap Music Is My Religion HTTRPosts: 51,851 Regulator
    Nah dont think so. He aint that type of rapper to carry anything by himself cause he dont have much range.
    blackblocbirdcallaveli
  • SionSion Moderator, Legion of Trill, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Posts: 45,056 Regulator
    Nah I dont think so but what u have to ask is - does it matter if the quality of music is good ? Maaan Ross is like a maestro & like a maestro he relies on his orchestra to play as one and follow his lead so that the song carries. Besides I think Ross does a good job at it - Stay Schemin, Im On One, Maybach Music 3, Super High Remix, Ambition, Aston Martin Music. I know theres a lot of niggas who do it with the collabos but none of them sound as good.

    Most albums nowadays got maaad features anyways and for the longest time its been like that. But as long as the music is good Im happy.

    Funny tho cuz Fat Joe used to do this too & no one complained, lets hope Ross is smart enough to diversify in style and create a new medium for niggas or his stardom will fade just like Fat Joe.
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  • KingJamalKingJamal Posts: 20,652 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So I think we have come to a conclusion

    Ross is a better musical artist than he is a rapper (If u know wat I mean)
    I wanna take you higher...
    Stewblackbloc
  • StewStew Rap Music Is My Religion HTTRPosts: 51,851 Regulator
    KingJamal wrote: »
    So I think we have come to a conclusion

    Ross is a better musical artist than he is a rapper (If u know wat I mean)

    His hardcore fans wont ever agree tho.
    birdcallaveliblackbloc
  • SupremeXXVSupremeXXV Posts: 795 ✭✭✭✭
    skooby2315 wrote: »
    feelings will get caught.

    Just wanted to say, Miss Twerksum be going hammm...Lawd...Now about the thread, Ross' music will always be dope with or w/o features because that nigga has "The Ear" for great beats...Most of them shits sound the same to me, but they all knock in the club, in the whip, @ home, etc and his bars aren't the best, but he talks that fly shit w/ the best of 'em.

    Nice

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  • will blaxwill blax Posts: 539 ✭✭
    i think he can, Ross is dope!

    Check out www.TheFlashP.com
    birdcallaveli
  • eyes loweyes low Posts: 3,614 ✭✭✭✭✭
    In all honesty do y'all really count hook singers as features in this argument? Seems kinda petty

    Yes because in this era of music the hook is the 2nd most important part of the song behind the beat. We all know Ross isn't that great of a rapper you take away those two things from Ross and he's just a rapper talking about nothing
    birdcallaveli
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