With his Self Made Vol. 2 compilation album just two days away from hitting stores, Maybach Music head honcho Rick Ross dropped a gem on the rap world today when he unleashed the visual for his street anthem “So Sophisticated.” The MTV JAM of The Week marks Ross’ second video off his highly anticipated God Forgives I Don’t album clearing the path for the July 31st release date.
Flanked by his MMG cohorts Ross gives a glimpse of what a day inside the MMG dynasty is all about: nice cars, beautiful women, lots of cash and acres of Ciroc. In what can be seen as a competitive metaphor aimed at his rap peers, Ross raps in front of a dark room stocked with animal flesh swinging from the ceiling only to be seen devouring similar cattle minutes later as hes seated at the head of a table in true boss fashion.
Ross is gearing up to go into overdrive preparing fans for his best work to date on GFID. Last month we spoke with Ross who promised to deliver on the hype of the release.
“This is my best project yet,” Ross declared, draped in all black and sparkling diamonds while sitting at his MMG press conference, reminiscent of a boss giving orders before his capos. “God Forgives, I Don’t is a very dark story.”
After a number of setbacks, Ross stamped a July 31 release date on the album he’s touting as hip-hop’s “most anticipated album of the year.”
“It’s extremely lyrical. The music is next level,” Ross said. “I’m expecting nothing but the biggest results. The collaborations is gonna surprise a few of you guys.”
“Surprising” is one way to describe these past months for MTV’s Hottest MC in the Game. Rozay triumphantly rose to the occasion earlier this year when he released the highly successful Rich Forever mixtape just a month after he was stricken with multiple seizures. Now, with all signs pointing toward GFID, Ross is looking to deliver on the hype of the album.
“I think the stories being told on this record is going to make it stand apart from all the other albums I’ve ever done,” says Ross. “By the time you get to track two, you gonna understand this is a completely different body of work.”
The rapper/entrepreneur’s stock has ballooned with every major album release, and God Forgives, I Don’t should fare no different, possibly even catapulting him into the upper echelon of galactic hip-hop MCs like Jay-Z and Nas.
“This was the missing part of my legacy,” Ross stated. “This is what’s going to put me over the top right there.”