’10 Best Albums: #2 Rick Ross Teflon Don

Rick Ross remained impervious with his fourth studio album, Teflon Don. He pulled out the big guns and recruited folks like Jay-Z (“Free Mason”) and Kanye West (“Live Fast, Die Young”) to help manifest his street dreams. He showed modesty on “I’m Not A Star” and wrestled with vulnerability on “Tears Of Joy”. On the production tip, The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League steer “Maybach Music III” and “Aston Martin Music”. DJ Clark Kent and The Remedy elevate “Super High” while Lex Luger’s sonic boom (“B.M.F.” and “MC Hammer”) carry the project over the threshold. At only 11 tracks, Teflon Don sticks to a familiar script: quality over quantity.

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  • dudesrslyx3

    that is just fucking stupid. EMINEM IS NUMBER ONE #teamshady FUCK ROSS

  • Later

    This album isn’t better than Eminem’s or Drake’s..

  • Ok

    This is bout right

  • sway-z

    I will say this shit had dope production, maybe only Kanye’s shit was better, but the beats on here were serious. And as long as you don’t take Ross serious, then it’s cool…

  • dashing

    This album definitely deserves to be #2, straight dope all the way through.(except the diddy track)

  • West

    RapRadar = joke

  • war22

    u niggas lost ur fuckin mind…this wack fat piece of trash is 2nd and EM is 3rd…and then we have Kanye West the best album…wtf ppl ..that shit is str8 illuminati…and im starting to think that album is a tribute..

  • Ac@pella!

    I fux with this album, banged it heavy, but this wasn’t better than Recovery or TML. Sorry. I think these lists were going off of popularity…anyways, Kanye was #1, so that’s all that matters.

  • Yung Silv

    this album is number 2 album of the year no question bout it way better than ems much more replay value

  • phil

    Right. Deleting this site right now.

  • Belize

    How???? HOW is this failed attempt at rap 2nd best of the year?

  • kCudi

    This album had exactly 2 great songs, the Kanye & the Jay-Z track. The rest was STR8 BU115H1T.

  • Catcher freeman

    @dashing i feel u on that diddy track whenever i play that cd that the one track i skip

  • fuk waka

    THIS SHIT COMES BEFORE RECOVERY???????
    U NO WHAT AINT EVEN GONNA BOTHER WITH THIS SHIT
    FUCK U GUYS!!!!!!

  • FIRE MARSHALL

    Hello 2dopeboyz, Goodbye Rapradar. the sight has just lost all credibility with these lists.

  • http://thehiltonburnellfiles.wordpress.com moneymakingjus

    I love that album.

  • Phillmatic

    i thought rap radar knew there shit but obviouslly no this album doesnt deserve to be on the list at all. This shit is a complete joke

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Rapradar has lost my respect SMH. Miami Police Dept. is GOTTA be blackmailing Elliott and his RR crew.

  • Nathaniel

    cosign @dashing again, lol.

    @Ac@pella

    i don’t think ross being #2 has anything to do with popularity, necessarily. cuz eminem and drake are overall more popular than ross i believe. shrug*

    in any case. teflon do was a veerrry well crafted, well put together album. (except for that disgusting diddy joint) …i didn’t really like the joint with saadiq either. but the rest of the album sounds great. production wise, and what he does on the production. ross got crazy mic presence.

  • Hip Hop Broke My Heart

    SUCK MY DICK RAP RADAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mac DIESEL

    SIR LUSCIOUS SHOULD BE #2!!!! YA’LL FUCKED UP AGAIN!!!! BUT LIKE I SAID BEFORE YA’LL SHOULD JUST CHANGE IT TO “MOST POPULAR ALBUMS OF 2010″!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • queen b

    YESSS!! I want Ross to get a Grammy! Fuck the Haters!
    Real Life Hustlin’ is played out!

  • Viper3773

    bye bye to my bookmarks, duche bag elliot wilson

  • assasin9

    yall got it right – a lot of yall look stupid still spewing negativity at the man — none of your favorite rappers do what they talk about, if they did, they wouldn’t have any problems with release dates and getting their shit out.

  • bitch please

    dumb bitch he aint nominated:
    queen b says:
    Friday, January 07 2011 at 7:09 PM EST
    YESSS!! I want Ross to get a Grammy! Fuck the Haters!
    Real Life Hustlin’ is played out

  • Nathaniel

    mac DIESEL got a point too

    hmmmmm

  • ELZ

    THIS SHOULD HAV BEEN # 1

  • you should have been aborted

    elz

  • RAP RADAR? MORE LIKE CRAP RADAR

    GO TO HELL RAP RADAR!

  • http://god.com Squid Pro Quo
  • ELZ

    TO THAT FAGOOT ABOVE BECAUSE A NIGGA GOT MORE YOUTUBE VEIWS HE HAS A BETTER ALBUM ?? LOOL HOW OLD R U HOMIE 12? ROSS ALBUM WAS WAY BETTER THAN EM’S ITS QUALITY MUSIC NOT WHO SELLS THE MOST

  • you should have been aborted

    elz. i aint twelve

    and

    PLAYS DOES MATTER,

    people play it. and buy it.

    making the most popular the best album BECAUSE OF UNDENIABLE SUPPORT.

    fucking retard

    i bet you from south dade huh?

  • you should have been aborted

    furthermore

    quality music? this fat fuck is snitching. and is carried by producers. no value of his words. and if he was acutally making the music as a producer he MIGHT get more respect.

    but you only like what the machine tells you to like so have fun serving time when rossifer pulls over your cutlass next week when you got a tail light out homie and they find the guns and drugs you stashing under that played out fubu jersey from 98 that you got from your big brothers box in the garage

  • bigjay2501

    ROZAY!!!

  • everyone

    who is rick ross?

  • http://rapradar.com ben

    no way jose.

  • the hip hop cops

    thatta boy rr

    checks in the mail!

  • http://www.rapstyle.fr nonfixion

    THE BAWSE STRIKES AGAIN

    #2 IS GOOD, I ENJOY THIS ALBUM, IT DESERVES THIS PLACE

    EM’S STANS ARE BORING
    IF YOU DON’T ACCEPT TEFLON DON > RECOVERY
    CREATE YOUR OWN WEBSITE, DO YOUR LIST AND JERK OFF TOGETHER ON MARSHALL’S FACE

  • dsc

    hhhhhhhhhhhhhh joke of decade
    fake ross cope is artist !!!!! 0.o
    hiphop dead

  • Jason D

    even nicki minaj’s album was better than this
    and thats saying alot

  • PrincePolo

    fuck this shit . i don’t give a fuck this shit was good or not . the thing is , rapradar supports fake artist who cares only about $ . fuck you , fuck you , fuck you .

  • queensgetthemoney

    i feel like ross is an average rapper but he just got some good people to make good songs like i cant lie i was always listenin to bmf and ashton martin music last year but still #2? this should be #3 maybe even four

    and lol at all the eminem freaks

  • http://www.soundclick.com/starscreambeats StarscreamBeats

    Hmm… Im not sure about this one…

  • JDot

    Meh, Roots should be in this spot. But whatever music is subjective. Cool list double RR…

  • boston-morgan

    Teflon Don has been in my stereo since June (a month before it was out) Teflon Don is an amazing album. My fav 3 songs would be Frree Mason, Live Fast Die Young, BMF. MAYBACH MUSIC!!!! DERSERVED NUMERO UNO. BOSSS

  • jacobjones

    fuck the haters, fakes the new real

  • TJ

    lol meth ghost & rae’s was called one of the worst because it was so short among other reasons. yet this is one short piece of shit too. on good tracks are LFDY and FM

  • GUARE

    hahahahhahahahahahahhahahahah.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahh …. get the fuck outta here.. ahahahahahahhahahsa…

  • GUARE

    im offically done with this site.. its been fun.. peace and love…

  • tr

    I keep coming back to quite a few joints on this.

  • Mr.G

    all u haters suck a dick!!! its funny how u cant accept failure!!! u lose rosss wins!!!!!

  • Lyracist

    Something tells me Em could give two shits as he laughs all the way to the bank. Besides he straight ethered Ross and everyone else who pushed their album’s back to avoid the Shady bomb on June 22nd.

    “Run as fast as you can, stop writing and kill it/I’m lightning in a skillet, you’re a fucking flash in the pan/I POP UP YOU BITCHES SCATTER LIKE HOT GREASE SPLASHIN’ THE FAN/Mr. Mathers is the man” – On Fire

    Ross scattered and still got his consecutive #1 streak broken. So to all the Shady fans please stop crying over this website. Your leader really could care less.

  • White_rappers311

    Rick Ross fuckin blows BIG FAT DICK
    He’s bot even good at all
    He looks like a gorilla

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  • blazen

    Not a big Ross fan, but he does have one bitchin’ beard.

  • rt

    That nigga Lex Lueger at #2
    before producer ##1west

    RR = A-ma-zing

    YN = Stellar Hip Hop for 2011 again…

  • Drucifer

    smfh @ the commenters on this site, if you idiots can’t admit that Ross had the best album of the year until Kanye dropped MBDTF you got issues.

  • Yeah right

    Rick Ross at number 2? His rhymes are elementary at best and if it wasn’t for the production he gets he would already be out of the game. What kind of payola did Def Jam give rapradar for this review?

  • BE

    GLAD THIS ALBUM GOT # 2 THE PRODUCTION IS GOOD N THE LIRICS ARE TOO, I HATE THE FACT THAT NIGGAS TRY TO TAKE HIS CREDIT FOR BEIN A C.O IS REALLY NOT THAT SERIOUS WHO CARES WHAT JOB U HAD HIS THE MOST IMPROVE RAPPER IN MY OPINION N COME ON WHO LISTEM TO EM ANYMORE I DONT KNOW A SINGLE PERSON WHO GOT THAT NIGGAS ALBUM IAM NOT HATIN BUT WHO RELATES TO THE CRAP HE TALKS ABOUT I KNOW ROSS TALKS RECKLEES TOO BUT ITS INTERTAININ `

  • BIG MIKE

    I really dont want to say whose album was best between Kanye and Ross cuz both were great. But as far as Em he is a great rapper but just not relateable to me. I’ve never bought 1 Em album. I have all Ross’s albums and all Kanye’s except 808′s. Just not that big of a fan of Em’s sorry……. All 4 of Ross albums are good. How many rappers can say they put out 4 solid albums in a row…. None except Jay Z

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  • REALHIPHOP

    Since when did spitting two verses on ur album become acceptable.

  • BIG MIKE

    I don’t really wanna say whose album was better between Kanye and Ross cuz both were great…. AS far as Em he is a great rapper but he is not relatable to me I have’nt bought 1 Em album but I have all Kanye’s except 808′s and all 4 of Ross’s. Ross has put out 4 good or even great albums. Teflon Don has only 1 skip song (diddy’s joint) so that’s 10/11 good songs.Ross has 4 solid albums in a row. how many other rappers can say that except Jay Z……. Just not a Em fan sorry..

  • jaybee32

    who come up with this fucking list.? rick ross raps too slow for me. he fucking sucks dick. monkey..

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/hifty/240587101650 shiftynick212

    This is touchy….because:

    I like Teflon Don’s production more than Recovery’s..but that says nothing about the artist

    Teflon Don was an album packed with top-line producers creating amazing beats with just as amazing Features. I cannot give Rick Ross credit for this album, he was not the creator of this work of art; but simply a mediocre rapper along for the ride.

    This album deserves this spot, but again, the ‘artist’ not so much….

  • HOOD

    yea this album put Ross in a good position, had some stuff that sounded good but he is still A FAKE FABRICATED RAPPER

  • okdoagg

    Haa T.I.’s on Aston Martin Music…shouldn’t that be the worst song of the album??

  • jk

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  • Ben

    Everyone is saying either Ross, Eminem or Kanye had the best album. But damn, what about Freeway & Jake One and Ghostface Killah? Those were, in my opinion, the two best hip hop albums of the year and no one knows it. Lyrically, Kanye’s album was trash. Eminem went pop on Recovery, and Rick Ross isn’t exactly a solid lyricist. Lets go Freeway and Ghostface!!

  • psh

    Modesty on “I’m Not A Star”?( “If I die today remember me like John Lennon/ Buried in Louis, I’m talking all brown linen”)
    Vulnerability on “Tears of Joy”(Name-dropping important figures)
    Hellyoutalmbout, RR?

  • dat bull

    these dudes all hatin on ross. this is right where it should be. people give this guy no credit, smh

  • jimedwards

    fuck rapradar, what a fucking joke site. I’m going to nahright and 2dopeboyz.

  • jaybee32

    EMINEM EMINEM EMINEM EMINEM #1

  • Dray4rndaville

    This album deserves to be # 2 no doubt… It has tremendous replay value & is nowhere near bullshit ,, Jus because Ross was a Correctional Officer doesn’t mean he wasnt pushin work… C.Os have one of the most dirtiest jobs involving the law,,, they help them get drugs in prison

  • Nicholas

    I like this as #2, Pilot talk not making top ten is fucked though

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  • Coroner

    This album was very very baaad… This list is bullshit… Who the fuck are you to making this and tell us who’s the best!! Next Time Ask Us the Viewers of this fucking blog!

  • Jepaa

    “If we gotta dumb down our style and ABC it
    then so be it
    cause nowadays these kids, jeez
    don’t give a shit bout lyrics
    all they wanna hear is a beat and thats it ” – Eminem

  • your pusha

    correct, although if it was up to me ill put this as number one, the only people who might disagree with this are eminem fans(they shouldnt complain anyway because em wins every other award under the sun everytime he drops something) but yea this album was tuff production and entertainment wise it was off the radar, them beats are by far the best in hiphop right now(everyone included)

  • http://ff S-Unit

    What tha Fuck Rick Ross is number 2 and eminem is 3 that is impossible.
    Teflon Don is shit
    EMINEM 4Life

  • Goldie

    QUESTION: Who rides around in their car playin Kanye West or Eminem or Drake? Teflon Don should’ve been number one! Ross owed the Summer. No…the year!

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  • asd

    EMINEM’S IS AN ALBUM, THIS HERE IS A AWFUL SHIT WITH NO STORY, SONGS ONLY

  • steger95

    ähmm this would be better 2# Thank Me Later 3# Recovery 4# HFM2 ………. 17# Teflon Don

  • D-manded

    ok im high as fuck nd dont know what to make of this fuckery teflon don better than recovery ? THE FUCK?

  • SwallowMyNutz!

    Now this proves you motherfuckers who work on this site and give your so called “PROFESSIONAL”opinion have no right to judge or rank any type of music let alone Hip Hop!You totally discuss me with your everyday dickriding of the WACKEST shit ever to be mixed down in a studio.Your poor taste and high regard for a fraud who uses a real life persons identity and gets you IDIOTS to buy into his bullshit lies over and over!I once promoted this site to friends and as of this day will no longer do so.You truly are a dissapointment to us FANS of this life!I love Hip Hop and you just show ways to disrespect and dishonor this way of life in your support of the BIGGEST IMPOSTER to pick up the mic and tell not his but,someone elses life story….Shame on you Rap Radar…Your lost and your ear for good music must be left home evryday when you decide to report and post such nonsense as good music.Keep this fraud in your high graces…I will forever be disgusted with the way you love this FRAUD!!!!Just make a mixtape with this clown and the likes of Wacka Flaka!!!I will keep pumping Em and Jay the only real MCs left in this game with skills!!!!!!!

  • SwallowMyNutz!

    Typo=discuss,i meant disgust!

  • COLD BLOOD

    @ SwallowMyNutz

    CO-SIGN!

    YOU CAN HATE ME NOW!

  • Gene

    Yall forget about distant relatives, wtf?

  • DASTREETS

    THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE NUMBER 1 ALBUM… Kanye’s fine fine, but Ross improved a lot lately. He deserved the #1 place.

  • Youngtaps

    It wasn’t even nominated for a grammy

  • OMG

    ROSS THIS SONG GOES OUT TO YOU AND MANY OTHERS STOP WITH YOUR IM 8 BALL I GET 8 GET 8 BALLS I HAVE 8 BALLS LOL OR LIKE WHITE LIKE MADONNA OR I THINK IM SCARFACE OR I AM MC HAMMER OR I DO THIS TILL I MAKE HER PEEEEE WITH UR GIRL VOICE OR MY WIZ KALIFA PAPERS MY FAV BERRIES LOL UR SUCH FUKIN FAGGOT YOU ARE THE WORST RAPPER IN THE GAME NO DOUBT AT ALL AND UR ALBUM IS NO WHER NEAR THE TOP AND UR SINGLE AINT THE BEST ITS ONLY TALKD ABOUT CUS SPS ON IT LOL U R HERENDOUS AT RAP AND SO R U SALES BRUH EM WAS # 2 ON THE CHART THIS WEEK STEADY SELLIN 90K A WEEK HIS ALBUMS BEEN OUT FOR 9 MONTHS LOL U ALMOST DIDNT BEAT THT WEEK ONE BRUH SHADY THE GOAT AND UR MUSIC IS MAD CAT IN THE HAT DOWN BY THE BAY TO EAT SOME HAY I JUS MAY U WANNA STAY AND JOIN MAY LOL PIG ASS NIGGER!!!

  • Riley

    Rick Ross is fake as fuck and a garbage MC

  • TeAM sHADDY

    hah em hottest EMcee 2010 been doin it since 99 still the illest been stay the goat and i would watch out for team shady 2011 em makn another album him and royce makn an album detox yayo makn album 50 makn an album cashis makn an album slaughter hous makn an album d12 makn an album ELLIOT you idiot dont you knows whos the goat man thers no pop song on shadys album you can the dik jus call me nutsak im nuts michael vick in this bitch dogg fall bak fuck your worms uve never seen such a sick puppy hahaha the only pop song is the rihanna one nd thats the most viewd hip hop song ever on youtube and sold the most ever on itunes and shadys not afraid is def better the rosses single and shady hands down has the best album of the year and im not white im a nigger so dont call me a stan thats funny as well em made a word “stan” you assholes that write it dont realize it hes laughn at all you that dont know hes the goat elliot you perfect for him to go at someone he raped benzino for shit like this mayb hell jus shut down ur site dumb jew

  • Baller

    THESE MOTHERFUCKERS MAD THAT AM ICEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Big Meats

    wow so blueprint 3 aint get no luv on this list? not to mention the single New York blew up the way it did

  • Word

    Ross killin! Congrats!

  • NYC

    Fuck this website & fuck that fat nigga!
    I don’t listen to this nigga & never will. Dudes 100% fake…But the nigga gets mad props!!!
    what kind of bizzaro world is this.. Wake me the fuck up! I remember when that C.O. shit came up…Officer Ricky was straight up denying those aligations.. Even with the pic. If this shit happened 15-20 years ago this nigga would not have a career! Fast forward to now this nigga the HNIC…Fuck outa here! & why is Ghostface.. Apollo kids not on this list… Oh yeah sales I forgot. A couple of weeks ago websites were saying… Ghost gave kanye a run for his money for best album of the year…fuck rap gaydar

  • Timothy Adems

    YOUR PUTTING THIS OVER BIG BOI, DRAKE, EMINEM AND (INSERT ANY RAPPER HERE). WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU IDIOTS. 1. This is over-produced by Lex Luger. 2 Lyrically its subpar 3. Really? Do you really think any of this music will last the test of time? BMF had the shelf life of 2 months. SMH, whoever wrote this list, “Keel yo self”

  • ColoradoKnight

    I’m sorry, but the whole falacy of what is “Rock Ross” simply never added up in my book. Going from a being a REAL LIFE correctional officer to who he’s portraying now is WACK in all sense of the word. By all means, congrats on the successs. But if you’re repping a certain lifestyle as if you’ve been in the game, as he claims, and the facts prove otherwise, I can’t believe you anymore. Like I said, congrats on the success, but his whole career is based on someone elses life, not his own. Can we not agree on that? It is what it is.

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  • ConwayMusic

    I can’t even stress how much this site is wrong on so many levels. Rick Ross #2 album or 2010, Are you serious? Over Eminem? Rap Radar is a site ran by a bunch of uneducated rap enthusiast. Teflon Don should be amongst souljaboy and the rest of the garbage. By the way PUT SOME FUCKING CURREN$Y ON THIS WEBSITE, PILOT TALK I & II ARE CLASSICS. RESPECT REAL MUSIC!!!!!!!

  • El

    What the hell is going on with this site first you kill us with your love for Shady and now when it counts for you to show your loyalty you jump ship and show love for Ross,a man who has done all he can to be as disparating as possible toward Eminem. You’ll need to quit it.

  • Be Careful

    I think someone is definitely hacking into rapradar & postin’ shit! cos if y’all r doin this on intention, then y’all just missed out on a lot of us dudes who used to love this site… bye rapradar, i’m gone miss y’all. Nah i wont. Not after readin’ all this! (in my Eminem from “KiM’S SONG” voice)

  • ross # 2?

    how the hell………………rap radar gave ross…………the lyrical monkey………ok…………i’ve had enough……..delete

  • OffMyNutz

    BULLSHIT!!!Keep riding this Frauds nutz!!!You cats on this site are fucking deaf!!!This dude and his whole swag are made up and you motherfuckers condone this type of fake shit because you say he makes good music????GTFOH!you fools are a part of the reason Hip Hop is in serious trouble!Go Fuck Yourselves BDot and YN!!!

  • West_Coast_G

    yo rap radar yall gottttttta be kiddin me…… you really think this cd is better than ems recovery or the roots how i got over…..fo real? the mu fuckin stimulus package from freeway & jake one was better than this siht….yeah the production is ill…..but yall be on ross dick fo real

  • http://www.thelowerfrequency.com TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld

    The real success of Teflon Don comes in Ross’ executive production and the phenomenal A/R work done on the album. On its surface, Teflon Don is another dive into the materialistic depths of your typical hustler turned rapper. But the A/R work and executive production – bringing people like Eryakah Badu, Ceelo, and John Legend on board give Ross’ cliched “I’m a rapper, I have a lot of money, and I know how to spend it” raps a certain measure of depth they would otherwise lack. Combine those features, with Ross lyrical maturity from, unconscious, to semi-conscious, to self aware and I agree, behind Kanye, this was the second best hip-hop album of the year. Those that don’t hear aren’t allowing themselves to.

  • http://www.da-what.com Benja

    y’all got quite some lists here. Definitely enjoyed a lot of those albums. Wanted to let everyone know that my site Da-what.com just posted our Top 10 Albums of the year list as well. We got a couple overlaps and a couple that yall left off. http://da-what.com/2011/01/02/top-10-paid-albums-of-2010/ Check it out and let us know what you think! All comments are appreciated. Thanks in advance for your input!

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  • Getyourmindright

    are u fukin kiddin me…? this Album was not #2…
    Yall…seriously need to stop worrien… bout this niggas past….
    it aint got shit to do wit yall….half of yall dont even bang or sell dope….
    i’ve yet heard any nigga from da streets callin him a phony……..
    that relapse is not even close to what Ross is putting out……
    *Breathe* I lamost had a Relapse Sir Licious left foot is the only album
    I’ll give credit to….being better…far as i’m concerned yall are wannabe’s
    Shoot Enjoy good music