God Forgives, I Don't [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Going cinematic comes easy when your life's a movie, and since Rick Ross' previous 12 months included platinum albums, numerous awards, and some pre-gig CPR and resuscitation on an airport runway, it seemed sensible that the Miami rap superstar cited Scorsese and Tarantino as influences for God Forgives, I Don't. "Yeah, such a breath of fresh air/Get a blowjob, have a seizure on a Lear" is the typically brutish and bold way he addresses the recent past on the great, familiar anthem "Maybach Music IV," but his detractors should note that he didn't cite Michael Bay or Brett Ratner as influences, meaning he's looking not just for bombast but for that new, kinetic kind of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Going cinematic comes easy when your life's a movie, and since Rick Ross' previous 12 months included platinum albums, numerous awards, and some pre-gig CPR and resuscitation on an airport runway, it seemed sensible that the Miami rap superstar cited Scorsese and Tarantino as influences for God Forgives, I Don't. "Yeah, such a breath of fresh air/Get a blowjob, have a seizure on a Lear" is the typically brutish and bold way he addresses the recent past on the great, familiar anthem "Maybach Music IV," but his detractors should note that he didn't cite Michael Bay or Brett Ratner as influences, meaning he's looking not just for bombast but for that new, kinetic kind of gangster noir, just like Marty and Quentin. On key track "3 Kings," he's found it, acting as a Tony Soprano-type character whose thoughts bounce between the meaning of life and the table dance happening in front of him, while mammoth guest Jay-Z shows up with some free-association freestyling that's wonderfully clumsy and fun, while stone-cold legend Dr. Dre uses the loose atmosphere to growl and drop some product placement ("You should listen to this beat through my headphones"). Hip-hop royalty being so free and flippant takes the superstar team-up cut to another level, and when it comes to putting his Maybach spin on new ground, Ross proves he can thrive in "Prototype"-like surroundings during the smooth as silk "Sixteen," which slowly struts over eight minutes of J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League-produced elegance with OutKast's Andre 3000 along for the ride. Being overly serious is never an issue as Ross chills in the red-light district during "Amsterdam," offering big-boy insults like "You a bitch, where your Honda Accord?" along with the depraved brilliance of "I laughin' at the people who labeled me poor/Now I'm pissin' on Europeans, you'd think it was porn." Then, three of the expected thug tracks -- "Hold Me Back," "911," and "So Sophisticated," with Meek Mill -- help anchor the album before it's on to the unexplored with a Pharell Williams-helmed finger-snapping cut ("Presidential"), some naked passion with Omarion ("Ice Cold"), and a bright cut with Wale and Drake that compares fine woman to health food ("Diced Pineapples"). All of it works, there's plenty of ambition with little overreaching, and the most striking bits of the album are striking for unexpected reasons. That makes three lavish triumphs in a row for Ross, with this one being the richest.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2012
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602527889221
  • Catalog Number: 001634302
  • Sales rank: 31,523

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pray For Us (0:59)
  2. 2 Pirates (3:25)
  3. 3 3 Kings (4:26)
  4. 4 Ashamed (4:19)
  5. 5 Maybach Music IV - Ne-Yo (5:14)
  6. 6 Sixteen (8:18)
  7. 7 Amsterdam (3:46)
  8. 8 Hold Me Back (4:30)
  9. 9 911 (5:29)
  10. 10 So Sophisticated - Meek Mill (4:10)
  11. 11 Presidential - Elijah Blake (4:14)
  12. 12 Ice Cold (3:51)
  13. 13 Touch 'n You (4:16)
  14. 14 Diced Pineapples (4:39)
  15. 15 Ten Jesus Pieces - Stalley (6:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rick Ross Primary Artist
Eric Hudson Keyboards
Pierre Medor Keyboards
Joi Starr Background Vocals
Shateria Moragne-El Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Dr. Dre Producer
P. Williams Composer
John Rivers Engineer
Chris Athens Mastering
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
Pharrell Williams Composer, Producer
Ke'Noe Producer
Chris Atlas Marketing
R. Williams Composer
Pierre Medor Composer, Programming, Producer
Jennifer Beal Package Production
Jake One Producer, Engineer
Tai Linzie Artwork, Photo Production
Rico Love Composer, Producer
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Producer
Cool Producer
TaVon Sampson Art Direction
Dave Wooster Engineer
Cardiak Producer
Moses Gallart Engineer
E. Ortiz Composer
C. McCormick Composer
S. Slater Composer
W. Pickett Composer
K. Crowe Composer
J. Dutton Composer
M. Valenzano Composer
W. Roberts Composer
A. Benjamin Composer
J. Murphy Composer
M. Simon Composer
J. Osborne Composer
A. Tucker Composer
R. Walker Composer
S. Striplin Composer
M. Jordan Composer
L. Porter Composer
Mike Larson Arranger, Engineer, Digital Editing
William Roberts Composer
Thurston McCrea Engineer
K. Myricks Composer
Alex "Gucci Pucci" Bethune Management
Young Shun Producer
Ricky Rozay Executive Producer
Nikolas Marzouka Arranger, Digital Editing
Matt Collis Engineer
The Beat Bully Producer
Jermaine Preyan Composer
C. Wallace Composer
G5kid Producer
Ruggy Engineer
Reefa Producer
Got Koke Producer
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