Album Review: Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t

This album is cinematic. It sounds like a movie score. Do yourself a favor and listen to this album.

If you’re a fan of the “Aston Martin Music”, “Magnificent” Rick Ross, this album is for you. If you’re into the “BMF”, “MC Hammer” Rick Ross, then go pop in Teflon Don because This album is not that. I’ve had this album on repeat for about a week now. I’ve listened to it at the gym, in the car, on the train, and walking through the city….and I still can’t turn it off. It’s been awhile since I’ve wanted to hear an album instead of a few singles.

Many of my friends aren’t Rick Ross fans, and up until about a year ago, I wasn’t either. Then one day I decided to give him a shot after Dr. Jay told me to listen Ross’ stellar verse on Kanye’s Devil In A New Dress. After that, I was impressed and listened to Rozay’s entire catalog again.

Rozay was never one to wow you with punchlines and deep metaphors, but he always picks the perfect beat and his flow is consistently above average. It’s similar to watching Tim Duncan drop 20 & 10 every night. Nothing spectacular, just sound fundamentals, time after time….if you’re into that sorta thing.

On a personal note, I relate to this album because it speaks from a place of celebrating success after working hard to achieve it. I’m currently in the humble beginnings of that journey. This album is the light at the end of a dark tunnel.

The tracks that Twitter and your friends will talk about are “Sixteen” with Andre 3000, “Diced Pineapples” with Drake & Wale, & of course “3 Kings” with Dr. Dre & Jay-Z, but the sleeper tracks are “Amsterdam” & “Presidential”.

So far, I think this is album of the year, but we still have yet to hear the G.O.O.D. Music Compilation and 2 Chainz’ Album. This is going to be a great summer for music.

Anyways, I’ve said enough.

#FunFact God Forgives, I Don’t is named after a “spaghetti western” movie from the 1960’s.



Thank you for reading.

One last thing: if you want the album to sound 10x better, then take tracks 13 & 10 (Touch’N You & So Sophisticated) and move them to the end of the album (you’ll hear them on the radio and at clubs anyway). Then remove tracks 8 & 9 completely….this is how I listen to the album. It flows better this way.

About Carver The Great

Party Rock Specialist

One response to “Album Review: Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t

  1. jenks

    great review my friend. i’m glad you gave the boss another shot. btw, i like the new layout, not as busy. it speaks to your statement, ” …a minimalist in a world of excess.”

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