By Cait Baca, Courier Staff Writer
Hip-Hop Artist, Rick Ross, dropped his new album last month. The highly anticipated album, "Deeper than Rap" is considered to have "restaged the rapper's self image" said The New York
Times. In addition, one of the purposes of Deeper than Rap is to diss fellow rapper, 50 Cent, in an on going battle amongst the two to raise the expectations of Rap and top the music charts.
I listened to Rick Ross's Deeper than Rap about 15 times in the past week. My place of employment, Up Against the Wall, has played the album continuously in the store since it has been released. With the amount of times I was forced to listen to the cd, I did not get too sick of it.
The songs consist of fast, yet calming beats and very few of them contain stereotypical rap lyrics dealing with sex,drugs,money, etc. The only song I didn't like, was "Face" featuring Trina. I couldn't stand her high-pitched voice, it didn't mix with the song at all. I found she also lacks rapping talent, she "rapped" one thing the entire time. (The title is self-explanatory) which also did not settle with Rick Ross's purpose of attempting to "restage himself" I did not hear any lyrics
that were directed to belittling 50 Cent. The album seemed to mainly focus on the finer things in life, all of the luxuries one can afford.
Tracks like the popular, "Magnificent featuring John Legend" was a great example of this.
Overall, I would suggest anyone who listens to Hip-Hop to listen to this album when in need of that feel-good mood. You can find Deeper than Rap in stores everywhere.