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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Losing none of the momentum put in motion by his 2009 effort, Deeper Than Rap, Rick Ross keeps a very good thing going on Teflon Don, arguably his best album to date. You want rap-style luxury? Then Deeper is the better fit, but Teflon plays up the chilled and soulful elements of its predecessor, meaning Ross has graduated to a level where words like "organic" and "poignant" come into play. The former is best represented by "Mayback Music III" and it's swirling, '70s-flavored dreamscape created by the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League production team. Ross allows guests T.I. and Jadakiss to go first on the cut, then grabs his cigar for an uplifting story of ghetto triumph that goes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Losing none of the momentum put in motion by his 2009 effort, Deeper Than Rap, Rick Ross keeps a very good thing going on Teflon Don, arguably his best album to date. You want rap-style luxury? Then Deeper is the better fit, but Teflon plays up the chilled and soulful elements of its predecessor, meaning Ross has graduated to a level where words like "organic" and "poignant" come into play. The former is best represented by "Mayback Music III" and it's swirling, '70s-flavored dreamscape created by the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League production team. Ross allows guests T.I. and Jadakiss to go first on the cut, then grabs his cigar for an uplifting story of ghetto triumph that goes from pushing to pleasing the folks "Parents never had a good job/Now it's black American Express cards". When it comes to "poignant," the evidence is dotted throughout the album with the rapper reflecting on where he's been, and he often questions his own lust for fame. He chants the title to the opening "I'm Not a Star" as if it was a remindful mantra, but it's his new love of contrasts that's really interesting, following Kanye's swaggering on "Live Fast, Die Young" with "Seems to me we gettin' money for the wrong things/Look around, Maseratis for the whole team/Look at Haiti, children dyin' round the clock/I'd send a hundred grand but that's a decent watch." The familiar party and thugging tunes work too with "B.M.F. Blowin' Money Fast," "No. 1," and the mixtape favorite "MC Hammer" -- now with added Gucci Mane verse -- all coming correct. Add all the Illuminati references in the Jay-Z team-up "Free Mason", a decent smoking song "Super High", and a track where Cee-Lo's performance just might make you misty "Tears of Joy", and it's obvious Ross' albums are no longer just vessels for his singles.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/20/2010
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602527400280
  • Catalog Number: 001436602
  • Sales rank: 26,395

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Not a Star (3:00)
  2. 2 Free Mason (4:07)
  3. 3 Tears of Joy (5:33)
  4. 4 Maybach Music III (4:25)
  5. 5 Live Fast, Die Young (6:13)
  6. 6 Super High - Ne-Yo (3:46)
  7. 7 No. 1 (3:53)
  8. 8 Mc Hammer (4:58)
  9. 9 B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast) (4:10)
  10. 10 Aston Martin Music - Drake (4:30)
  11. 11 All the Money In the World (4:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rick Ross Primary Artist
Stephen Lawrence Violin
Derrick Jackson Trombone
Kevin Randolph Keyboards
Edward Williams Trumpet
Phil Mallory Bass Guitar
Jonathan White Viola
John Legend Vocals, Background Vocals
Brandon Wilson Trumpet
Adam Brooks Conductor, French Horn
Jeff Bhasker Keyboards
Samuel Gibbs Trombone
Connie Mitchell Background Vocals
Steve Wyreman Guitar
Darrel Jones Viola
Tony Williams Background Vocals
Tina Yu Violin
Tanner Chung Cello
Sang Kang Cello
Rennie Johnson Electric Guitar
Michael Lu Violin
Kaye Fox Vocals
Juliene Kung Viola
Jacob Goins Violin
Gabriel Bartolomei Drums
Forrest Watkins French Horn
Duncan Osborn Violin
Andrew Colella Viola
Andre Cleghorn Bass Guitar
Antonie Swain Trombone
Technical Credits
Marvin Gaye Composer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Composer
Clark Kent Producer
Ken Lewis Instrumentation
No I.D. Producer
Andrew Dawson Engineer
Chris Athens Mastering
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
Kanye West Composer, Producer
Anthony Kilhoffer Engineer
Chris Atlas Marketing
Remedy Producer
Jaymz Hardy-Martin III Engineer
Poobs Engineer
Brent Kolatalo Instrumentation
Shaffer Smith Composer
Eldwardo "Eddie Mix" Hernandez Engineer
Tai Linzie Artwork, Photo Coordination
Rick Ross Executive Producer
Rob Kinelski Engineer
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Producer, Additional Production
Ben Diehl Engineer
Matthew Testa Engineer
Marlon Marcel Engineer
TaVon Sampson Art Direction
Scott Berger-Felder Engineer
Graham Marsh Engineer
The Olympicks Producer
Noah Shebib Engineer
Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young Engineer
The Inkredibles Producer
Nate "Danja" Hills Composer, Producer
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton Engineer
Henry "Hollywood Henry" Cedeno Marketing
Lex Luger Producer
Keith "Pika" Holme Stylistic Assistant
Edward J. "Uk" Nixon Engineer
Chris Bonawandt Engineer
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