’12 Best Mixtapes: #1 Rick Ross Rich Forever

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Rick Ross rung in 2012 with a bang. With a release date for God Forgives, I Don’t still a mystery, Rozay unleashed a new collection of tunes, an album before the album. We knew this was serious from the start when Sean Combs talked his shit all over the glorious “Holy Ghost”. The Teflon Don showed his true aggressiveness on “High Definition”, “MMG Untouchable” and “Yellow Diamonds”. But a major part of Mr. Roberts’ success is his ability to bring the best out of his collaborators. Nas sounds re-energized on “Triple Beam Dreams”, Styles P glides on “Keys To The Crib” and we all know what Drake did on “Stay Schemin”. Sorry Lonnie. While most artists wait until the summer to bring the impact, the MMG general took the initiative to take over, early. It was a great time to boss up.

Previously: #10 360 Everywhere & Back l #9 Trouble 431 Days l #8 Mac Miller Macadelic l  #7 Fabolous Soul Tape 2 l #6 Big K.R.I.T. 4eva N a Day l #5 Wiz Khalifa Taylor Allderdice l #4 Freddie Gibbs #BFK l #3 Meek Mill Dreamchasers 2 l #2 Big Sean Detroit

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  • Steve

    Waaaaay tougher than the album by the way.

  • g

    his album sucked so bad

  • Slim Baller

    Yeah this is better than the album but definitely not the best smh. And the album isn’t even top 10

  • Facts

    In jail was the only time I hung around a C.O. (ugh)

  • CaliSteppin

    smh

  • zezzoi

    SMH, you know RR & MMG got ties when this shit ranks over Big Sean’s tape. No way this shit was better than Sean Dons work.

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    ” ’12 Best Mixtapes: #1 Rick Ross Rich Forever”…Suddenly its Comedy Hour.

  • Tev Milli

    Yea I agree with this…..I over played the shit out of this mixtape wen it dropped…..it bumps in the whip wat can I say

  • Belize

    smh..man i gotta stop fuckin with this site and just stick with Nah. Yall niggas gonna raise my pressure up

  • Devante

    Who can argue with this? Didnt like 3 songs on this mixtape make the radio?

  • real niggas only

    big tape was way better

  • epinz

    1999, blue chips, 4eva n a day, bfk, detroit, was all better than this…there were def some bangers on here, but overall?!?!? Aint now way!!!

  • Mic check 1-2

    “But a major part of Mr. Roberts’ success is his ability to bring the best out of his collaborators.”

    How can you big up Ross for consistently getting killed on his own shit?

  • J

    Fuck you YN…BFK was the best of 2012

  • …ummm

    …huh?…this is better than Soul Tape 2?!?! get outta here! RR is on MMG’s payroll.

  • Django

    got it right!

  • Concrete Rose

    Definitely the best mixtape of 2012. BETTER THAN all 50 Cent’s mixtapes combined.
    BOSS!!!

  • Fuck rap radar

    @Bdot Go suck a dick Sean’s tape was like a fucking album damn near. @YN when I see you imma rape dat ass

  • Based Van Exel!

    CB4 ass nigga…..

  • Black Shady

    SURPRISE SURPRISE lol

  • Phucku Dusumtin

    This tape was hard as fuck. And I don’t even fuck with Ross like that.

  • Balla

    Yall RR niggas give a whole new meaning to dickriding

  • tucq

    Absolutely correct.

    “Keys To The Crib” is the hardest mixtape song I ever heard. Rich Forever is a classic mixtape. Period.

  • HOVA

    As much as you may try, you can’y argue with this. There were way to many radio songs on this mixtape (Stay Schemin, F*ck ‘Em, Ring Ring, Triple Beam Dream, Rich Forvever, etc) for you to be putting Big Sean’s mixtape over this. Stop coming on here arguing pointless -ish. Rapradar not d*ck riding, it is what it is.

  • myG

    … but yall forget that this was the album from the begining so he did record the whole teflon don again.. i think this was way better than teflon don aswell…

    BUT WHERE THE FUCK IS CHIEF KEEF MIXTAPE THAT SHIT WAS HARD BANGER AFTER BANGER

  • jeezy

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Really lmao…rozay editing comments lol

  • jeezy

    RozayRadar…so predictable

  • majormar

    How is the truth dickriding? Hottest mixtape hands down. Murdered jeezo on the song rich forever. Sean didn’t even have a single on Detroit. Soul tape2 was classic too.

  • majormar

    Its his work ethic. Resemblance of hov. Where is a emiem nas kanye hov mixtapes @. Shout out to gunplay torch and the whole mmg for the consistent music and quality.

  • That Guy

    Hahaha this rated higher than K.R.I.T’s 4EVA N A DAY mixtape, which he produced entirely himself and then killed. Humorous, just humorous.

  • Rap Critic

    My Top 10 Albums of 2012.. http://rap-critic.blogspot.co.uk/

  • mac DIESEL

    MMG…………..MIXTAPE MUSIC GROUP!!!!

    ………..IT’S ONLY RIGHT FOLKS!!!! HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • cj

    HAHAHAHHAAHAHAHHAAHHAH

  • cj

    UNBELIEVABLE

  • d’evill

    once again…mmg radar.

    are you guys sponsored by mmg or something?

    there were so many better mix tapes than this. this was just the same ol ross….

  • Winston Churchill

    Breaking news: RR in putting MMG at #1 shocker!

  • Brown Shady

    co-sign what jeezy said

  • DJ

    no fucking way is this number one? these niggas serious? im not a hater but really this is not even Art! this tape was just bullshit.. the content for all songs are pretty much the same!

  • Winston Churchill

    I’m starting to think they do this shit on purpose to keep the comments hot.

  • yella

    this shit was hella hard…ross out did himself

  • Lowkey

    Wait Joey Bada$$ ain’t make this list at all??

  • really 23

    Rap Radar finally got it right!!!

  • DJ Semtex’s Prothsetic

    shits so wack, detroit and dreamchasers 2 should have taken place over this

  • Oh Dat’s your Gurl!?

    no 1999 joey Bada$$?
    seriously!?

  • Rap Critic

    Here’s My Top 10 Albums of 2012.. http://rap-critic.blogspot.co.uk/

  • cj

    are you really keeping this post as the first post no matter what?! wow

  • Reg

    WTF no Childish Gambino Love???

  • YOUNG RACKS

    WE BALLING OUT HERE. MMG. KUSH GANG

  • KINGme

    BULLSHIT FUCK ELLIOT AND THAT BITCHASS NIGGA BDOT … WHAT HAPPENED TO SLAUGHTER HOUSE ????AND JOE BUDDEN A LOOSE QUARTER TAPE ??????? FOH im done with elliot and his butt boi……………

  • Dlove

    Haha comedians. 1999 was that work. And Joey was only seventeen. Rick Ross and his music is a joke

  • Al Bundy

    Bull this mixtape top 10 maybe but not #1 a lot of better mixtapes was release Curren$y mixtapes was better Don Trips mixtape was better Starlito shit was better

  • Fukdj Khaled

    Nigga Fuck corny ass rap radar and corny ass William Roberts

  • Nein6x

    FOH, THIS SHIT WAS ASS

  • g$tedmano

    man WTF!! This dude on sum other shyt for real

  • M.T

    HA!

  • Space Ghost

    Can’t argue with this. I rocked this way more than his album. This stayed on my SD card in my car stereo for months…Literally.

  • Realniggashit

    This should’ve been his album

  • http://www.da-what.com Benja

    this one definitely did not make my list but i guess i can see the appeal to people if that’s your thing. Y’all should check out my list here:
    http://da-what.com/2012/12/29/top-10-free-hip-hop-projects-of-2012-mixtapes/
    Let me know what you think and leave a comment! Got some overlaps with RR and some other new ones. Naming 10 best is impossible but we are trying ot throw some shine on projects that we thought were great from 2012.

  • Scrilla

    How come no name niggas like Trouble make it but not Jeezy “Its Tha World”?

  • kai

    the soul tape 2 was hands down better than this.

  • Da Business

    Not mad, definitely better than the lp.

  • LABB

    No doubt this should be number 1.. RR needs some honerable mentions tho that Styles P diamond life mixtape was tuff

  • clown baby

    was expecting to see Childish Gambino ROYALTY on this list. very disappointed

  • B

    Y’all clowns stay hating on Rozay, Rich Forever was better then most niggas albums this year stop hating on MMG

  • productofme

    SURPRISE!!!

  • ROZAYS LEFT TIT

    so buddens loose quarter didnt go harder?

  • Larco

    Where’s Hit-boy Hitstory?? Surely it should’ve snuck into the top ten somewhere??

  • Phucku Dusumtin

    To you niggaz shoutin out that Jeezy mixtape Its The World, that shit is trash. Had about 2 good songs on it.

  • Lethargic1

    Rare Chandeliers is a better mixtape than this.

  • Cheat

    Dom Kennedys Yellow Album should easily be on this List

  • cmon son

    RR… you now have the credibility of MTV when they snubbed Cole on that hottest MC’s list. Smh

  • cmon son

    Yellow Album, Soul Tape 2, and Detroit all top Rich Forever.

  • Brandon

    Rich Forever was hard!! God Forgives, I Don’t was his best album to date! I sware, n*ggas love tot hate!

  • Clover

    This website is a joke. Fuck RossRadar.com!!!!

  • Niggas a cop and these birches work for jake

    I see you William Roberts. Coincidence Elliot had his five year anniversary of being fired from xxl this week?

    HA

    yn
    Bitch made

    Bdot
    Suspect faget

    Big homie
    Dick rider extrodinair

    These snitches are on the payroll

  • Niggas a cop and these birches work for jake

    YONAS
    THE TRANSITION
    WAAAAAAAAAY DOPER

    TECH NINE
    BAD SEASON

    WAAAAAAY SICKER

    LOGIC

    YOUNG SINATRA
    WAAAAAAY ILLER

    SLAUGHTERHOUSE
    WAAAAAAAY MORE KILLER SHIT ON HIS WHOLE CAREER IN ONE SONG

    Shit

    Kyle bent had a better mixtape than Ross

    And

    So did Sammy Adams OK COOL

    But these knuckleheads thinking cuz they cousin Leroy and his lame ass trunk rattling with eight inch subs and old as shit kenwood deck with Ross playing somehow is better

    Nigga please

    YOU DA PO PO.

    Fat ass should hung it up after the first seizure. Let alone the second one

    I feel like they are baiting slim shady to drop a mixtape

  • watup

    Mixtape was hot but def. Not #1

  • NYCown

    Main question what about JEEZY?

  • http://twitter.com/GtotheFO GtotheFO

    No A$AP or Trinidad James or even Wayne with Dedication 4? C’mon na

  • 5 years ago XXL fired Elliott Wilson for to much dicksucking and he later had throat problems for swallowing too much sperm

    JUST LIKE I PREDICTED DAYS AGO LOL

    I REALLY THINK PEOPLE SHOULD START BOYCOTTING THIS SITE THERE ARE LOADS OF OTHERS OUT THERE

  • Tbones

    @Jezzy, these niggaz up in here are moist for real, what is to be moderated in my post. All i said was they just praised Ross for getting killed on his own shit by better mc’s which is quite foolish.

  • j.coal

    Rick Ross is awful. He is the epitome of everything wrong with hip hop, and yet here we are putting him at #1. I’m going to go listen to Britney Spears in a dark room.

  • lilrizq

    I’m not really that heavy into Trap Music so I didn’t really get in to this mixtape that much. I like the beats when he has the soulful samples like he has on the albums. But to each his on, now look at this video I edited for my homie “The Voice”.

  • kayandgee

    yall n*ggaz hate on rozay, thats nothing new but Richforever was hands down the best mixtape for not only 2012 but arguably eVER!! yea i said it, ive never heard anything better banger for banger, so please stop with all this trash talking, you might not like the man but give him his props. detroit ,1999 and soul tape were dope mixtapes too but richforever was a monster

  • chino

    how did the ivy league club by cyhi not make this list shoulda been at least #10

  • jackfrost601

    I know these selections are the opinions of those that run this site and we are all entitled to your own opinions but this was not the best mixtape of 2012! Detroit should not be number two either! Ive traveled all over the country and people were not playing these tapes, Stay Schemin is the only reason this tape got any real exposure. Ross is repetitive and how long can you rap about Maybachs jewels and a life you didnt live? Cant agree with you all on your picks for number one and two.

  • TommyMD

    what about CM7 by yo gotti or “ItsThaWorld” jeezy , “Folarin” by wale smh

  • MadRapper

    I don’t know how Joey’s ‘1999’ didn’t make the top 10. Or Jeezy’s ‘It’s Tha World’.

  • TommyMD

    no real effort or thought went into this mixtape list and any of us cudd have just went to datpiff filtered for the hottest mixtapes of all time then picked all the ones off that list that came out this year and thats basically what it seemed like was done here like cmon i like ross and everything but yall gotta do better lol or create a way were u can take a poll and the viewers and fans can vote like all star weekend lmao

  • Chubby

    *SIGHS*….

  • kemo

    soultape 2 best mixtape

  • Mario

    WOW Ross is #1 on Rap Radar. So you don’t say

  • HJOOD

    mixtape is dope as fuck, even if he was a C.O. ya niggas are the reason why hip hop fell the fuck off. Rick Ross > Lil Wayne anyday

  • JT

    wow, you rapradar employees stay ridin these dicks. how the fuck can this dude get away these bull shit raps. I dont give a fuck if this guy is the most lyrically inclined rapper since biggie or jay (which hes not) he is lying about everything he says. This dudes the modern day milli vanilli with all this fake bullshit. He aint no drug lord, no mafia boss no nothin.

  • http://wutuptho wutuptho

    i dont get the rick ross love affair, hes average to me

  • Jeremy Shockey

    Really? No Joey Bada$$ 1999? Or Dom Kennedy Yellow Album? Your credibility is dropping big time, big homie….

  • http://www.timfor3.tumblr.com Tim

    How the FUCK do you leave Joey Bada$$ and Slaughterhouse off this list. Fuck y’all.

  • http://www.timfor3.tumblr.com Tim

    Does Ross pay Elliot and the site admins to suck his balls? Is it a salary pay or an hourly type thing? I admit this tape had some bangers but its more so the fact you leave 1999 out of the countdown, some buuuuullllshit son

  • SHORT BUS SHAWTY

    ‘Rick Ross is awful. He is the epitome of everything wrong with hip hop, and yet here we are putting him at #1. I’m going to go listen to Britney Spears in a dark room.’ THAT COMMENT SUMS UP ANY AND EVERYTHING YOU CAN AND WILL SAY ABOUT RIKKI IN THE NEAR FUTURE. LMFAO !!!!!!

  • Phonte

    Asher Roth deserves to be on this list.

  • B.A.G.

    Right when I started liking this site you fags started all this ranking shit! Critics are supposed to be like Sports Reporters and not just pick your favorites, you know stay neutral. But God damn this is ridiculous… Get your shit together YN! And why do you all act like Drizzys verse was the tightest shit in the world? Common merked that pretty girl on that Stay Schemin beat. Ross is a joke, straight C.O. and you all still dick ride him!!!

  • NEM

    *HAWGH*
    .
    ROSS RADAR @ it again…
    .
    Hope they — MMG — at least pay you guys well.

  • Young ra

    First Single Off My Mixtape “Be Ok”
    Listen To It & Leave Your Comments
    If You Like It Support Me & Share The Link….THANKS!

  • WTF?!

    What about Slaughterhouse: On The House?!?!?1

    Really?!?!?! Do you even know RAP?!

    GET A NEW JOB!!! CLOWN!!!

  • slik

    I’ve lost respect for this site

  • bullti

    Wtf… this was SHIT

  • The original lucci

    Salute, the bo$$ muthfunkin Rick rozay hottest rapper in the game!!! Mixtape could’ve been a album, and the shits free!!! Masterpiece looks epic ’13 rozay next too blow!!