The new Rick Ross "God Forgives, I Don't" album download has leaked online, days ahead of its official release date which is scheduled for next week. So far it appears the album's main author is taking it all in stride, though, and accepting that this happens to most major hip hop stars.
According to SOHH.com, the GFID album hit the Internet a full week before it was supposed to be available on Tuesday, July 31st. However, Ross didn't get enraged over his album arriving online early. Instead he sent out some tweets to tell people to enjoy it, but to make sure they pick up a copy this coming Tuesday. Ross tweeted:
"#GFID out there so vibe to it..enjoy it..buy it Tuesday!!!"
"Change your Avi in anticipation of Official Release on July 31. #GFID Classic"
The new Rick Ross album is a star-studded affair featuring plenty of high-profile guest stars on the latest "solo" project. They include Jay-Z and Dr. Dre on a song called "3 Kings," as well as Outkast's Andre 3000 on a track called "Sixteen." Believe it or not, 3000 doesn't just work for Gilette these days, he also continues to bring it in his guest verses.
Also among the featured guests are several of Ross' MMG crew members including Wale, Meek Mill, and the newest addition, Omarion. Ne-Yo and Nas also stop by for the album. It seems Ross might have been trying to take some of the pressure off himself while adding to the luster of this latest release. The rap star continues to receive heavy criticism for his past as a corrections officer and offering "fake rap," although he's among one of the most commercially successful rappers today.
These days having your rap album leaked seems commonplace in the genre, and most smart artists just embrace. Some even leak their own mixtapes or songs to help try to drive the hype up for the official release. It's hard to say if this leak will help or hurt the "Bawse," but Rick Ross is hoping enough fans by the "God Forgives, I Don't" album rather than grabbing the illegal download leak.
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