Now that we’ve had the time to let this album marinate, let’s talk about how powerful this is! Rather You Than Me is the 9th studio album by Rick Ross, released on March 17, 2017 by Maybach Music Group and Epic Records. Rather You Than Me represents a new beginning with Epic Records and an extension of the groundwork he’s laid thus far.
Yung Rénzél has a lot to say on this album and leaves nothing unaddressed from “Santorini Greece,” which revels in the trappings of his riches, to the savage Birdman diss “Idols Become Rivals,” Ross paints a vivid picture of each situation for listeners. This album has a great deal of firepower to say the least. One thing I love is how Chris Rock adds a touch of laughter and comedy, it’s nice to hear a familiar comedian throughout the album, similar to The Game‘s ‘Jesus Piece’ album with it being Kevin Hart.
Serving as the follow up to 2015’s Black Market album, the 12-track project features guest appearances from some of the biggest names in the game including Ty Dolla Sign, Nas, Future, Meek Mill, Wale, Young Thug, Gucci Mane and many many more. Ross has spent the last decade as one of the most respected rappers out of the South. Rather You Than Me finds the MMG general returning to his impressive form and solidifying his place in the music industry as the Bawse.
I thought, I’d quickly list in order my favourite tracks from the album and why :-
- Santorini Greece – This song on a serious note makes me want to be legal and illegal all at once.
- Idols Become Rivals – Love the rawness to this track and the truthfulness, when you’re in the media especially the music industry sometimes it’s hard to speak on situations, for reasons we’ll never know, so it’s nice to hear those topics aired out on a track.
- Trap Trap Trap – See now I don’t have a convertible/ drop top so I literally just blast this song at the red light instead. Every album needs a track you can just vibe to loudly and this for me is the one.
I hope you all enjoyed, please please check out this album you won’t regret it!
P.s. I only downloaded Apple Music for this album and I wasn’t disappointed…