’14 Best Albums #6: Rick Ross ‘Mastermind’

Written By: @BdotTM January 9, 2015 @ 1:00 PM EDT
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Bosses Life.

Ross lived up to his boss persona on his sixth LP, Mastermind. Recruiting some of the games most valuable players, Rozay brought out the best in his collaborators, (“Sanctified” anyone?) and even managed to mince a long standing beef (“War Ready”). Well orchestrated.

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  • Dubzzz

    Freddie g better be on this list pinata is top 3 easy

    • true story no lie

      That pinata is cohesive easily top 3. Was aoty when it dropped.

      • Caposet

        Freddie was just skating on every song, shit was crazy!

  • RTH

    wow really?? both ross albums this year were underwhelming. and no way better than RTJ2

    • Caposet

      We all ain’t dickriders. It happens.

    • I disagree Master Mind was dope, Hood Billionaire was trash. RTJ2 is good but listen my G it just doesn’t have the mainstream appeal or does it have a very high reply value.

  • Caposet

    Sanctified might as well been G.O.O.D. Music Feat. Rick Ross, Kanye snapped on that joint. Mafia Music III with Sizzla & Mavado was my favorite joint on the album. The rest of the album was ok. I have no problems with it on the list though.

    • K.I.

      It’s not that to me. Mastermind was ok(Nigga is getting worse tho w/ each album), it’s just what albums were below it. They had me fucked up when K.R.I.T. got #10 & Oxymoron is a good placement despite who it’s beating I haven’t sat down to peep PRHYME or RTJ2 but them bitches are getting props from EVERYBODY so how does Ross sit above them?

      • Caposet

        I mean’t I have no problem with it being on the list as a whole. I think all of the albums you mentioned were better than this.

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    Bosses Life.

    ^

    YOU MEAN A FRAUD’S LIFE!!!!

    ………HA!!!! THAT DIRTY COP IS PAYIN’ YA’LL OFF??? NO WAY IN HELL THIS IS BETTER THAN OXYMORON AND PRHYME!!!! FUCK OUTTA HERE, BENSON!!!! YOU LOST!!!!

    #BENSON

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • kudahfee

      Oxymoron is so overrated & you niggas just love to dick ride run the jewels that album was cool but some people just like gangsta type music more. Those hipster types loved that album rap radar are not hipster type’s.

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        ALL OF OFFICER RICKY’S ALBUM SOUND THE SAME!!!! SAME REDUNDANT BEATS!!!! HE STILL CAN’T CARRY AN ALBUM ON HIS OWN!!!! NOTHING BUT FEATURE AFTER FUCKIN’ FEATURE!!!! IT AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ TO DO WITH BEING HIPSTER OR GANGSTA!!!! ALL ABOUT QUALITY!!!! FUCK OUTTA HERE!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • Lunatictime

      I totally agree with you! Who the fuck decide’s this shit? Maybe we should do a vote on them fucksticks!!! Lunatictime out!!!

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        THE BIRD BRAIN TRUST OF B.THOT MILLER AND THE YELLOW MEXICAN ELLIOTT WILSON!!!! HA!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • Lunatictime

          I mean really first album i thought ok im feelin it! And then up comes the picture of the fat fuck in his uniform!!!!! Or am i the only 1 who remembers this!,,, So is that talent? Check out who is behind him!

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            EVERYBODY REMEMBERS BUT IT’S TOO PAINFUL TO GO BACK AND REVISIT THAT MOMENT!!!! THAT 50 DEATH BLOW!!!! HA!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • Lunatictime

            I agree!!! What ever happend to money talks and BULLSHIT walks? Now days it seems if you have the first you can say whateva you want! And thats a big fat pair of sweaty bollocks!

          • MIKEY FRESH! fk yo feelings

            Ross got that 50 anti venom…50 couldn’t touch the boy fkn pimping Shirley lmao

          • ESCOS PISSED STAINED CACKIES

            tell me when ricky gets that coke fiends chain back

          • MIKEY FRESH! fk yo feelings

            Ohhh hello bama…u filthy fk boi stay on my comments…beat it fag!

    • Kris Kompute

      Go back to your servant quarters and repent. Nigga, I am in tears lmaooooooo

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        …………HA!!!! LIKE CLOCK WORK!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • el jim chapo guzman

    B dot could’ve aim lower than that.

  • TheTruthHurts

    Are you kidding me? I like Ross when he’s good and this album was pretty damn mediocre. There’s no way Krit, Prhyme, Q or RTJ should be behind this shit.

    • TezzyP

      Definitely better than prhyme

      • TheTruthHurts

        Hahahaha that was hilarious! You’re a funny guy.

  • The Rock says

    I wasn’t gonna complain bout yall list, but there’s no way Ross is ahead of krit, schoolboy, nd run the jewels that’s crazy

    • Caposet

      That pretty much sums up what everybody thinks.

  • Dev

    Should’ve Been number 3, after Cole as number 1 and Schoolboy as 2. Smh this album was toughhhh, these guys in these comment sections hate so much on Ross

  • Jax

    Hood Billionaire must be in the top 5.

    • FREE GUNPLAY’S CHAIN

      top 5 most forgettable projects of the year

  • kudahfee

    This post about to get 100 comments tops mostly hate but this was well deserved this album was dope as shit.

  • kudahfee

    This site is getting worse

  • Most Definitely…. Shot out to all the pears

  • true story no lie

    Rappers only rap about keys/how could u call yourself mc’s – nas. ross subject matter is perpetual fantasy bullshit.

  • king_of_kings

    50 feeling some type of way

    • FREE GUNPLAY’S CHAIN

      yeah bro i bet not being on RossRadars top albums list ruined his whole week

  • Agree album was dope.

  • TezzyP

    At first I thought it was garbadge but it grew on me and that hood billionaire is the shit. burn was the only song I didn’t like

  • FREE MAX B

    you gotta be jokin

  • Rick Ross

    Album of the year lmao bye

  • FREE MAX B

    why cant yall just make 1 fucking post for every list?

    • Da Business

      They will.

  • Da Business

    On the low tho, this should be higher. Mastermind rode out.

  • cenz

    This is way too high

  • diggz

    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Thanks RR.

  • Sean Power

    ross make in history have the one the worst and one best album in the same year lol

  • War Machine

    Cop or Not this album was dope as fuck. SOme of you fucking nerds need to stop dick riding certain artists just to diss others. This album was fire. Dope production, skits, and features. This album was so good it made Hood billionaire seem weak as fuck.

    i give props when there due. Im not like 90% of the nerds on here that hate ross because i fuck with Gunit and vice versa. Both drop heat and both drop duds. i fuck with Dope music…..period

    • ESCOS JIZZ STAINED CACKIES

      yeah you would listen to a cop you fuckin bama

    • Da Business

      Agreed. This should be top 3.

  • RGeezy

    Today is my last visit and this my last comment on Rap Radar.

    This site has zero integrity for the very genre and culture they are supposed to represent.

    Peace!

    • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

      That’s what’s up!

      Also, let 2015 be the last all of us stop going to church any house of worship b/c god doesnt exist.

      G-unit is back!

  • MIKEY FRESH! fk yo feelings

    Should have been #1… u fk bamas cant get nothing right

    • the art of deception

      #1 corniest album of the year by officer suburban fraud

      • MIKEY FRESH! fk yo feelings

        Fk yo feelings bama. ..stay off my comments fag

      • MIKEY FRESH! fk yo feelings

        Die bama!!

        • War Machine

          This faggot changed his name bahahahahaha I would to after I sonned your bitch ass so hard. Change those piss stained cackies too and throw a party with your 6 Facebook friends lmaooooooooo

          Faggot!

          • MIKEY FRESH! fk yo feelings

            U fkn gay cowboy…I done hit u with the ether u must be a sucker for punishment…stay off my comments bama

          • MIKEY FRESH! fk yo feelings

            THATS MR ESCO TO U BAMA!!!

    • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

      You’re a gullible poor boy. I can tell you also believe in that imaginary god that doesn’t exist.

      G-unit is back, mmg is dead.

      • MIKEY FRESH! fk yo feelings

        u delusional lil bama there is no such thing as the gunot anymore this is 2015 u brain dead twit

  • El Fenomeno

    good album, but “war ready” is terrible

  • SHADY STAN!

    Wow….im gone.

  • blackholesurfer

    put did he go platinum NOOOPPPPEEEEE. LOL Nigga hasnt even gone gold yet with this FLOP. ROFL

  • yorapper

    After this choice I’m questioning if I should stop coming to rapradar. 2DopeBoyz here I come!

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    As I predicted 50’s Animal Ambition has surpassed William L. Roberts’ Mastermind sales.

    2015 will mark Officer Ricky/MMG’s end, and 50/G-Unit’s rebirth.