[Music Monday Mention] Rick Ross’ ‘Rather You Than Me’ & Drake’s ‘More Life’

It's been another great week in music. Not only have we finally been blessed with Drake's long awaited project, More Life, but Rick Ross also dropped his ninth album, Rather You Than Me and has already caused quite the controversy.

After releasing several singles off his new 14-track album, Rather You Than Me; such as "I Think She Like Me", "Trap Trap Trap", "She On My D**k", and his Birdman diss track "Idols Become Rivals", Rick Ross released the rest of the project on Thursday (March 16). The album includes features from Future, Yo Gotti, Ty Dolla $ign, Meek Mill, Dej Loaf, and many more. Rozay definitely didn't miss a beat with his thuggish rhymes and rap flows as he gives us that classic mafioso sound and vibe we can bop our heads to, whether you're a gangster or a nerd.

In regards to his controversial diss track, "Idols Become Rivals", the Maybach Music Group founder set the internet ablaze only hours after its release. Since learning of its existence, Cash Money Records founder Birdman has stated he's unfazed by the track and its claims. On why he made the track, Rozay stated, "The record on my album, 'Idols', that was basically, like, um, me just speaking my mind on that situation. You know, watching him come to the city, we embraced him and then watching him do bad business with some of my homies from my city - that ain't the way it was designed to be." Listen to the diss track and the rest of the album below!


After what felt like 10 light years, Drake finally released his seventh solo LP, More Life, which Drizzy is classifying as a "playlist". Following months of cryptic Instagram posts and being strung along with different rumored release dates, the 6 God debuted the 22-track playlist on Apple Music's OVO Sound Radio Saturday (March 18) at 6:30 pm ET, and later appearing on streaming services at 8:30 pm.

In an attempt to showcase the talents of his extended rap family, Drizzy sought features from not only Young Thug, Kanye West, Quavo, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, PARTYNEXTDOOR, but his UK brethren, Giggs, Skepta, Sampha and many more. Drake has always been versatile and it definitely shows on the album, inspired by afrobeat, dancehall and UK grime.

Upon its debut on OVO Sound Radio, Drake phoned in from London to introduce the album; "this project is just a celebration of the fact that we're still here, still going." The Toronto native is showing zero signs of slowing; especially since he was the most-streamed artist of 2016. He's certainly eager to retain his crown this year with his hefty playlist sure to monopolize the charts. Listen to the Drake's new playlist below!

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Ariela Anís is a media maven addicted to pop culture + music. She currently resides in sunny LaLaLand, but is originally from the tri-state. The fiery Latina graduated from Temple U in May 2015 and has been gunning for success beyond the stars ever since. Pushing boundaries is second nature to this zesty entertainment junkie. Ariela Anís is making moves, so be sure to keep up with her on instagram: ari.anis | twitter: arielaanis | website: arielaanis.com

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