God Forgives, I Don't
by Rick Ross
Released: Jul 2012
Label: Slip 'N Slide / Def Jam Records
God Forgives, I Don't can't top Rick Ross' last album, 2010's Teflon Don, in audacity and pomposity. But the Boss tries his hardest. He whips out the pocketbook for cameos from Andre 3000 ("Sixteen"), Jay-Z and Dr. Dre ("3 Kings"), Usher ("Touch 'N You") and even former Def Jam CEO LA Reid, who marvels "It takes a boss to know a boss" on "Maybach Music IV." But there are no breakout hits from Lex Luger, who lit up 2010's classic "BMF" with jackhammer bass. Here, it's the usual mellow grooves from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and others that help Ross construct his empire of luxury rap.