Deeper Than Rap [Deluxe Edition CD/DVD] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Everything is big with Rick Ross. Triumphs, blunders, singles, videos, and everything else he does is huge, but having the audacity to call his third effort Deeper Than Rap is extra risky, especially since it's his first effort since being "exposed" as a former corrections officer. That's poison in the gangsta rap game, and while there's little here to sway the haters -- and certainly nothing "deep" -- the rapper's ability to steamroll over all of his shortcomings, along with all of our preconceived notions, is simply remarkable. In a sure trilogy of albums, Deeper Than Rap is the surest, kicking off with a decent 50 Cent diss and closing with a "Run with me or run from ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Everything is big with Rick Ross. Triumphs, blunders, singles, videos, and everything else he does is huge, but having the audacity to call his third effort Deeper Than Rap is extra risky, especially since it's his first effort since being "exposed" as a former corrections officer. That's poison in the gangsta rap game, and while there's little here to sway the haters -- and certainly nothing "deep" -- the rapper's ability to steamroll over all of his shortcomings, along with all of our preconceived notions, is simply remarkable. In a sure trilogy of albums, Deeper Than Rap is the surest, kicking off with a decent 50 Cent diss and closing with a "Run with me or run from me" ultimatum that's gutsy enough to feature harps and castanets. While that's enough fuel for the haters to burn the whole place down, anyone willing to ignore Ross' iffy relationship with street cred and his incredibly narrow subject matter money, women, victory will find Deeper is the superstar, gangster weekend album done right. Boss of them all is the grand "Maybach Music" with T-Pain, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne all in top form. Same goes for the cut's production team, the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, who are also in charge of the slippery and swaggering "Magnificent" with John Legend, plus the Caribbean flavored highlight "Yacht Club." "Face," with Trina, is the street cut of note, and "Usual Suspects" places in the album's top five, although Nas' loyal fanbase will find his contribution rather ordinary. Redundancy is an unsurprising and ignorable issue thanks to all the hooks and slick beats, including a batch from the returning Runners. Even if this isn't much "Deeper" than the average Three 6 Mafia album, the glitz and guts of Deeper are a big step up, making Ross sound like a Miami-fied version of Young Jeezy. [A deluxe edition CD/DVD was also released.].
Entertainment Weekly - Simon Vozick-Levinson
He may rap like he's out of touch with reality, but with bass lines this deep and synths this huge, you might forget the present era's woes yourself. [B]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/2009
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602527042602
  • Catalog Number: 001277200
  • Sales rank: 122,924

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mafia Music (4:16)
  2. 2 Maybach Music 2 (4:59)
  3. 3 Magnificent (4:17)
  4. 4 Yacht Club - Magazeen (5:14)
  5. 5 Usual Suspects (5:14)
  6. 6 All I Really Want (4:16)
  7. 7 Rich off Cocaine (4:25)
  8. 8 Lay Back (4:02)
  9. 9 Murda Mami (3:34)
  10. 10 Gunplay - Gunplay (3:34)
  11. 11 Bossy Lady (3:53)
  12. 12 Face (3:14)
  13. 13 Valley of Death (3:54)
  14. 14 In Cold Blood (3:05)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Making of Deeper Than Rap/Magnificent Video
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rick Ross Primary Artist
Nas Guest Appearance
Kanye West Guest Appearance
Lil Wayne Guest Appearance
Jay Jones Bass
Rashawn Ross Trumpet
John Legend Guest Appearance
K.C. Vocals
J.D. Anderson Drums
Lasim Richards Trombone
David L. Anderson II Keyboards
Latonya Givens Vocals
Kevin Cossom Background Vocals
Magazeen Vocals
Monarch Synthesizer
Mayne Vocals
Dave Karmeol Guitar, Talk Box
Technical Credits
Angela Bofill Composer
Barry White Composer
Dexter Wansel Composer
DJ Toomp Audio Production
Willie Hutch Composer
Johnny Pate Composer
Chris Athens Mastering
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
Kanye West Composer
Chris Atlas Marketing
Kevin Cates Composer, Audio Production
D.K. Baker Composer
Justice League Audio Production
Kris Yiengst Artwork, Photo Coordination
Drumma Boy Audio Production
Amy Neiman Artwork, Photo Coordination
Shakir Stewart Executive Producer
Ingrid "Wendy" Morgan Marketing
The-Dream Composer
Adam Beyrer Engineer
Ben Diehl Engineer
Derrick Selby Engineer
Kali Khaled Executive Producer
Bigg D Audio Production
TaVon Sampson Art Direction
The Runners Audio Production
Marcus Coleman Composer, Programming
Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson Composer
Latonya Givens Composer
Kevin Cossom Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Johnny Mollings Composer
Monarch Audio Production
Elionel Ortiz Composer
The Inkredibles Audio Production
Dwayne Carter Composer
Michael Walden Composer
Jeffrey Cohen Composer
Fahim Najm Composer
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