2012 was the year for God Forgives I Don’t. Since coming out in 2006, Rick Ross has just gotten better with time. Haters can come in and say what they want about the music or about his personal life, but you can’t deny that this man has some of the best songs and production choices of the better part of the last five years.
GFID was a collection of songs that just showed a little bit of a sonic diversity catering to the more traditional street songs he’s known for with “Hold Me Back” or “911”, but then Ross surprises with gems like “3 Kings” with Dre and Jay-Z and “Sixteen” with Andre3000. It was a great album. Whether its his best, that’s debatable.
All in all, locally, GFID was pretty much the only choice we had for Album Of The Year in terms of presence combined with the music. Let’s hope he gives us something to top this for his follow-up.