As fans eagerly wait for the arrival of Rick Ross’ highly-anticipated project Richer Than I’ve Ever Been, Ross shows once more why he’s one of the most lavish-sounding rappers in the game.
Linking up with 21 Savage and Jazmine Sullivan for their new track “Outlawz,” the trio triumphantly introduces the next era of Ross’ sound. His forthcoming 11th studio album is set to release on Dec. 10 and according to Rozay, this is his best project yet.
It’s been about two years since the release of Rick Ross’ previous LP Port of Miami 2. Between then and now, Rick Ross has put out a handful singles and has been featured on a variety tracks — collaborating with Drake, Lil Wayne, Travis Barker and more.
While Rick Ross has been one of rap’s biggest stars for well over a decade, he doesn’t have much more to prove with an esteemed resume of his caliber. However, the Rich Forever artist has no plans on slowing down anytime soon. Kicking off his latest rollout, “Outlawz” sees Rozay deliver an entrancing new single that sits at just under five minutes long. The riveting voice of Jazmine Sullivan leads in complementary background singers and Ross’ iconic “Mayback Music” tag at the start of the song.
You messed around but I forgave ya
Why do they still want me to hate you?
‘Cause if I’m choosin’ to forget it
Why can’t they just mind they business?
‘Cause I’m stuck, stuck like glue
‘Cause I can’t, I can’t, I can’t stop lovin’ you“Outlawz” – Jazmine Sullivan
We are greeted by the luxurious, robust voice of Rick Ross as he freely flows over the track — effortlessly showcasing his irreplaceable presence in hip-hop. “Outlawz” is full of personality, touting a high-energy boom-bap ambience that allows 21 Savage’s distinctive flow to fit in perfectly. Both artists deliver stellar verses as they slow things down and pace themselves over the heavy percussion-filled track.
The song is accompanied by many charming instrumentals with a beautiful choir filling the background for the duration of the track. Towards the end of each verse, trumpets and violins enter the scene to smoothly transition into Sullivan’s gracefully sung refrain.
If “Outlawz” is any indication to how Richer Than I’ve Ever Been will sound, then fans have plenty to be excited about come December. Be ready for what could be one of this year’s best projects.
Listen to Ross and 21 on “Outlawz” below!