Rick Ross believes "being broke is the root of all evil," as he raps about buying a mansion in the Bahamas and grabbing lobsters out of the water in his new song, "Money and Powder." "Money and Powder" is just a small taste of Ross' latest material. The 39-year-old rapper treated fans to new music Thursday when released a mixtape called "Black Dollar."
The "So Sophisticated" rapper announced the new mixtape on Monday on Twitter. "Black Dollar" is Ross' first release since last year's "Hood Billionaire," which reached number six on the Billboard 200. The mixtape, which has 17 songs on it, features guest appearances from artists like Meek Mill, The-Dream, Gucci Mane, Anthony Hamilton, and more, according to Billboard.
You can listen to or download "Black Dollar," here. Ross has also released a video for "Money and Powder," which can be seen below:
Ross appears to be trying to turn the focus back to music after making headlines for the wrong reasons. On June 24, Ross was arrested and charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault, according to the Associated Press. Ross was accused of having had an altercation with a groundskeeper, which turned violent.
According to reports, the rapper confronted the maintenance worker, who lives on the property, about guests he’d invited over the night before. Ross is said to have dragged the man into his home where he locked him in a spare bedroom and assaulted him. He was released on bail at the beginning of July and had to wear a GPS ankle monitoring device.
The Mayback Music Group rapper was also arrested on June 10 after being pulled over for violating vehicle window tint regulations in the state of Georgia, according to Rolling Stone. Upon approaching the vehicle the officer smelled marijuana, prompting him to search the vehicle. Roberts was arrested and charged with possession, a misdemeanor offense.