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'Rich Forever' turns 5: Revisiting Rick Ross' high definition classic

Ralph Bristout

 // Jan 6, 2017

Where were you on January 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm. EST? If you were like many rap fans, the answer to that question is either seated at a computer fantasizing about the Holy Ghost in a Bugatti, or simply fawning over the much-talked about release at the time, Rick Ross' Rich Forever.

"He knocking at the door, don't let the devil in..."

Five years ago, Rick Ross released a free project that was as big as his hustler's ambition and provided the kind of sonic boom that matches the force of his signature grunt. Brimmed with electric cameos, an aggressiveness comparable to his gruff persona, a thunderstorm of streetsweepers, and a boat load of Rozay-izms ("I got a house on my neck, my Panamera my pet"), Rich Forever was positioned to be "the album before the album" (God Forgives, I Don't) but in turn became Ross' thunderous checkmate.

In honor of the project's five-year anniversary, REVOLT sat with Rich Forever co-star Shaheem Reid to revisit the classic, his legendary contribution, and the impact of Rozay's high definition classic. Hungh...

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