By D.L. Chandler
The super-producer provides a nearly creepy backdrop for burly hustle man Rick Ross on the track “The Transporter” and Rozay certainly delivers one of his more potent rap performances to-date. With appropriately placed samples from The Notorious B.I.G., sparse drums and creepy organs, Rawse begins the track with a hard-as-nails refrain that perfectly sums up the track’s aim in keeping the Teflon Don’s image intact.
“One time for the n—as that’s huggin’ the block, two times for the boys that’s bubblin’ rock/ Three times for the Gs, including myself, four times for the brothers that’s reachin’ the wealth/ Five times for the hustle, I taught it myself/ Transporter, I brought it myself (unh!), I brought it myself,” the husky-voiced Florida MC chants.
While he may not possess the most mind blowing bars, Ricky’s booming voice and confidence is undeniable throughout the first verse.
“N—as major, tailor suits, the newest gators, gangster, I’m motherf—ing Albert Anastasia/ Michael Corleone, presidential roley on, net worth, unknown, closet full of skull and bones,” the Maybach Music CEO raps.
The husband of Grammy Award-winning songstress Alicia Keys, born Kaseem Dean, debuted his Monster Mondays series last October with London’s Estelle and the track “DJ Play That Beat” on the now-defunct Basquiat Music website. The new Monster Mondays site features all of the songs in the series, including bits from Busta Rhymes, Eve, DMX and even the legendary MC Rakim.
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