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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mixtape Of The Week - The Albert Anastasia EP

The Mixtape Of The Week goes to Rick Ross with "The Albert Anastasia EP". The intro was provided by P. Diddy who opened the tape with a digital warning, it was ill to say the least. His premiere track was "MC Hammer" which was cleverly named according to the lavish spending Ross is know for Lex Luger did a great job with the beats he provided for the mix tape, the summer banger "BMF" being a prime example. Listening to the rest of the mix tape I noticed that Ross' grittiness and "Fat Man" presence has grown to become attributes for his image. The track "Money Maker" produced by Boi-1da is a thunder joint. with Ross giving a shout out to Weezy, telling him to hold his head in prison.

Trey Songz and Rapper Baby even made cameos in the song, "All I Need", is definitely a great song for the ladies with a soulful beat. Another song for the ladies titled, "Sweet Life" featuring John Legend who also produced the record, provided to be sensual delivering the nonchalant vibe. "Super High" produced by DJ Clark Kent featuring Ne-Yo proved to be a smokers pick, taking you higher and higher with each verse delivered by Ross. One track had that old school feel to it which was "Knife Fight" featuring Kool G Rap, with a The Notorious B.I.G sample on the hook along with another sample with Jadakiss. If there was a track I found weak it was "White Sand", although the beat was dope the features by the members of Ross' camp Triple C's were just not up to par.

Last but not least he ended the EP with the track "300 Soldiers" which Ross spoke about vices that bring down artist such as Pills, Groupies, and Haters. Ross even added a bonus track called, "Nasty" featuring Masspike Miles which was one for the freaky ladies tuning in, it had a good bounce for a bonus track. The EP proved to be a good one for Rick Ross as he ended up adding some of the songs to his current album "Teflon Don". It's definitely a good listen if you like Rick Ross; the line up and the production was well composed and gave listeners good insight on the album.I still find myself yelling,

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