Mastermind

Rick Ross - Mastermind
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2014 Ratings: #611 / 956
User Score
Based on 83 ratings
2014 Ratings: #476
March 4, 2014 / Release Date
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Maybach Music Group / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

snarekickblues
5
Best Track: Sanctified
Worst Track: the rest
Most Overrated Track: lol oh god
Most Underrated Track: ...dear lord
BradTasteMusic
63
yeah this album Is actually not bad... but Rick Ross ruins his own song with In Vein. The Weeknd is absolutely phenomenal on that song
exception
74
i liked it. it doesn't have the best lyrics but the beats are strong, the skits are well placed, and the features are nice as well. props to rick ross for a good project.
fav tracks: the devil is a lie, sanctified, drug dealers dream, rich as gangsta, in vein
least fav tracks: BLK and WHT, war ready
ropa91
60
My least favourite, little bit a monotonous in my view.
Production is always on point, I didn't feel Ross' delivery on some songs as in the previous albums.
Overall decent project with good tracks, couple of bangers, and some fillers. Maybe a lot of hype for this album is the reason I expected more.
Features was ok, Jeezy & Wayne are my favourites.

Standout tracks: Drug Dealers Dream, Nobody, The Devil is a Lie, War Ready, Thug Cry.
jsharma17
70
Rick Ross is known for his ear for beats. Many of his best beats came during the prime of trap music, 2010-2012. That evolved into his signature style but in 2014, he decided to switch it up and released Mastermind. No beats on here sound like they were made by Lex Luger. We get a new Rick Ross - and he remains strong even with a few slip ups. Rozay's lyricism is good and there are a lot of clever lines on here. His delivery is stronger than it's ever bit as well. The production is very ... read more
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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Rich Is Gangsta
  3. Drug Dealers Dream
  4. Shots Fired
  5. Nobody (featuring French Montana and Diddy)
  6. The Devil Is a Lie (featuring Jay Z)
  7. Mafia Music III (featuring Sizzla and Mavado)
  8. War Ready (featuring Jeezy)
  9. What a Shame (featuring French Montana)
  10. Supreme
  11. BLK & WHT
  12. Dope Bitch (Skit)
  13. In Vein (featuring The Weeknd)
  14. Sanctified (featuring Kanye West and Big Sean)
  15. Walkin' on Air (featuring Meek Mill)
  16. Thug Cry (featuring Lil Wayne)
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Added on: February 26, 2014