Rick Ross’ new retail album ‘Mastermind’ is set to be released on March 4, 2014. This mixtape ‘Adventures of a Mastermind’ hosted by DJ GJersey Boy, who has released some hot free mixtapes recently, is somewhat of a preview to that album release.
The first track ‘War Ready’ features Young Jeezy and is a hot single. The track was just released so it is all over the mixtape circuit. On the track, Rick Ross talks about money, power, and the drug game. The beat is produced by Mike Will Made It and it pounds. At one time, Young Jeezy and Rick Ross were at war but have declared Peace. Young Jeezy has the second verse on this track and comes in hard on the beat.
On the track ‘Oyster Perpetual’, Rick Ross lays down a freestyle flow with his nice, laid back, nonchalant flow over a smooth beat.
‘The Devil is a Lie’ is the second single off ‘Mastermind’ and has been very popular on mixtapes as of recent. The track features Jay-Z and is produced by Major Seven. The duo had a hot record with ‘FuckWitMeYouKnowIGotIt’ so Jay-Z only had to repay the favor and appear on one of Ross’ tracks. Some people like to talk about Jay-Z and his devilish flows, so he just pokes fun at the notion and drops a record to play with his music critics.
‘Look Me in My Eyes’ features his Bad Boy label mate French Montana. These 2 have been featured together on many records as of recent. Camron’s protégé Vado also appears on the track as French Montana sings the hook. Rick Ross makes an appearance on the DJ Khaled remix of ‘You Don’t Want These Problems’ and lays down the first verse of the track. Many other artists are featured on this track including Big Sean, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill of Ross’ MMG Label, and Ace Hood. The remix track is mediocre at best.
There are a few solo efforts by the boss on this mixtape such as the track ‘Bound 2’. This track is produced by rap superstar Kanye West, so he probably paid a hefty price for the beat. Rick Ross lays down lyrics over an instrumental with no bass beat, sort of an a cappella flow.
The track ‘I Know’ has a new version of the ‘I Got 5 on it’ beat. How many times has this track been remixed or rapped over already? Featured on the track is newcomer Whole Slab.
There are many other hip hop artists on this mixtape such as Fat Trel, Lil Durk, Jadakiss, Young Cash, and the final track features a remix with Lady Gaga and R Kelly. The track remix is of Lady Gaga’s newest single ‘Do What U Want’.