Rick Ross Teams Up With DJ Premier on ‘Black Opium’
Rick Ross is among the most consistent artist in rap, releasing new albums and free mixtapes at frenetic pace. The hood billionaire just released his eighth studio album, Black Market, last Friday (Dec. 4). One of the standout tracks on the collection is the DJ Premier-produced "Black Opium.
On the song, the Miami boss spits bars over Premo's slick guitar-sounding production. "Shooters in crowd with 50 carats, they give ‘em dap / My lifestyle get busy, you n----s really rap / Put my bitches on, getting money, stay out the trap / F--- 'em long, smoke a bong maybe go get a tat," he raps.
DJ Premier utilizes his turntable wizardry as he scratches up the vocal samples from Busta Rhymes' "I Know What You Want" and enhancing the track even more.
Rozay continues to dole out verbiage on the second verse, dropping dope couplets like, "All I do is feed n----s and they call it food / That’s my fool, I assume you know he’s in the room / You hear the boom, soul floating like a balloon / Fatal wound, if war n----s yell, 'I played the rules.'"
The Bawse also take out time to pledge allegiance to Meek Mill, spitting "Dreamchasers you fuck with Meek, you gotta f--- with Combs / They’re my boons / They’re DC, carve it in my tomb," making it clear where his loyalty lies in regard to his protege's feud with Drake.
"Black Opium" may not move the needle from a commercial aspect, but is worth a listen and an indicator of what Rozay has in store for us on Black Market.