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RR’s ’09 Best Singles: #2 Jay-Z “D.O.A.”

The day the earth stood still was on June 5, 2009. Before the stroke of midnight, millions were tuned in to hear Mr. Cee and Funkmaster Flex premiere Jay-Z’s “D.O.A.” on NY’s Hot 97.  From Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine, fans rejoiced after hearing Hov’s deathblow on top of NO I.D.’s schizophrenic track. Sssh, moment of silence. Before: RR’s ’09 Best Singles: #3 Jamie Foxx “Blame It”

RR’s ’09 Worst Albums: #3 Triple C’s “Custom Cars & Cycles”

Although Rick Ross managed to produce one of last year’s better albums, not much positive could be said for his Triple C’s crew’s debut. Take the creatively bankrupt “Throw It In The Sky” or the aftermarket dud “Finer Things” as prime examples. Later “Chick’n Talk’n” falls on deaf ears while guest Game fails to bring an edge to “Gangster Shit”. Ultimately though, the real problem is internal. Although there’s some sonically impressive production throughout, The Cartel fail miserably on making […]