Teflon Don (2010) Rick Ross is a competent rapper, but lyrics are by far the least important part of his appeal. That's truer than ever on his fourth… 2010-07-20 Rick Ross Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Teflon Don (2010)

Rick Ross | ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD Rick Ross
ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD Rick Ross
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 20, 2010; Lead Performance: Rick Ross; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Rick Ross is a competent rapper, but lyrics are by far the least important part of his appeal. 
That's truer than ever on his fourth and best album, Teflon Don. Ross' ear for lush, expansive beats has become keener and his industry Rolodex deeper, 
allowing him to make every track but the intro feel like an epic, costarring major talents like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Erykah Badu, and Drake. B+

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Originally posted Jul 14, 2010 Published in issue #1112 Jul 23, 2010 Order article reprints