William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), known by his stage name Rick Ross (often stylized as RICK RO$$), is an American rapper. Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums Deeper Than Rap (2009) Teflon Don (2010) and God Forgives, I Don’t (2012). Ross was also the first artist signed to Diddy’s management company Ciroc Entertainment. In early 2012, MTV named Ross as the Hottest MC In The Game.
|Studio album by Rick Ross|
|Released||July 20, 2010|
|Label||Maybach Music Group, Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam|
|Producer||Clark Kent, Danja, The Inkredibles, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Lex Luger, No I.D., The Olympicks, The Remedy, Rick Ross (exec.), Kanye West|
|Rick Ross chronology|
|Singles from Teflon Don|
Teflon Don is the fourth studio album by American rapper Rick Ross, released on July 20, 2010, on Maybach Music Group and Def Jam Recordings. Production for the album took place during 2009 to 2010 and was handled by several record producers, including Clark Kent, No I.D., The Olympicks, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Lex Luger, Danja, The Inkredibles, The Remedy and Kanye West.
The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 176,300 copies in its first week. It attained some international charting and produced three singles with moderate Billboard chart success. On its release, Teflon Don received generally positive reviews from most music critics, earning praise for its cinematic production and Ross’s lyrical persona.
Writers for Teflon Don adapted from physical edition booklet.
|1.||“I’m Not a Star”||Erik “Rook” Ortiz, Kevin “Colione” Crowe, William Leonard Roberts II||J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League||3:00|
|2.||“Free Mason” (featuring John Legend & Jay-Z)||John Stephens, Johnny Mollings, Leigh Elliott, Lenny Mollings, Maurice Carpenter, Roberts, Shawn Corey Carter||The Inkredibles||4:07|
|3.||“Tears of Joy” (featuring Cee-Lo Green)||Bobby Seale, Dion Wilson, Roberts, Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, Willie McKinley Hutchison||No I.D.||5:33|
|4.||“Maybach Music III” (featuring T.I., Jadakiss & Erykah Badu)||Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., Crowe, Erica Abi Wright, Jason Phillips, Ortiz, Roberts||J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League||4:26|
|5.||“Live Fast, Die Young” (featuring Kanye West)||Frederick Knight, Kanye West, Marvin Gaye, Roberts||Kanye West||6:13|
|6.||“Super High” (featuring Ne-Yo)||Emanuel Johnson, Knight, Mark Richardson, Mike Stokes, Roberts, Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr.||Clark Kent, The Remedy for F.A.T.E., LLC||3:46|
|7.||“No. 1” (featuring Diddy & Trey Songz)||Floyd Nathaniel Hills, Roberts, Sean John Combs, Tremaine Aldon Neverson||Danja||3:54|
|8.||“MC Hammer” (featuring Gucci Mane)||Felton Pilate, James Earley, Lexus Arnel Lewis, Louis K. Burrell, Michael Kelly, Radric Davis, Roberts, Stanley Kirk Burrell||Lex Luger||4:59|
|9.||“B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)” (featuring Styles P)||David Styles, Lewis, Roberts||Lex Luger||4:10|
|10.||“Aston Martin Music” (featuring Chrisette Michele & Drake)||Aubrey Drake Graham, Chrisette Michele Payne, Crowe, Ortiz, Roberts||J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League||4:30|
|11.||“All the Money in the World” (featuring Raphael Saadiq)||Brian Parker, Bob Wicler, Charles Ray Wiggins, David Stokes, Jayson James, Kyle Miller, Roberts||The Olympicks||4:40|
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, which stands for Just Undeniably Some of The Illest Composers Ever, are a Grammy winning group of producers and instrumentalists from Tampa, Florida. The group consists of members Rook, Colione, and Kenny “Barto” Bartolomei. Most recently, they have been producing for Drake, Young Jeezy, Keyshia Cole, Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross, Nas, Jay-Z, Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, Tech N9ne, Jay Rock, Yelawolf, and many other artists. The group takes their name from the DC Comics superhero team the Justice League. A trademark of a Justice League production is a female voice echoing the words “Justice League” twice at the beginning of most of their songs.