The most anticipated album of the year just leaked. It's finally here.... & the BAWSE delivered. Trust me.
"Affiliated with wealth, associated with death." - Rick Ross *Pirates*
1. Pray For Us
3. 3 Kings (feat. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z)
5. Maybach Music IV (feat. Ne-Yo)
6. Sixteen (feat. Andre 3000)
8. Hold Me Back
10. So Sophisticated (feat. Meek Mill)
11. Presidental (feat. Elijah Blake)
12. Ice Cold (feat. Omarion)
13. Touch'N You (feat.Usher)
14. Diced Pineapples (feat. Wale & Drake)
15. Ten Jesus Piece (feat. Staley)
16. Triple Beam Dreams (feat. Nas)
17. Rich Forever (feat. John Legend)
You can look at the tracklist and see it's a classic. He got Dre, Jay, Drake, Wale, Andre 3000, Nas, Usher, Meek Mill, Ne-Yo, Stalley, John Legend, Elijah Blake, Omarion.
Take a listen and listen to the greatness.
The Title: God Forgives, I Don't
"I knew approaching this album, I wanted to approach titling it a lot different from previous albums. I wanted it to be strong and impactful. The first half is God Forgives: It's a lot of us need forgiveness. I Don't represented the street aspect of life. I feel we have both sides that we deal with in life. I gave 'em one of those feelings that it was a motion picture, a masterpiece, five-star."
The Album Cover
"We actually used a church to shoot some photos in. I remember sitting in the church just waiting for the photographer, and I remember sitting in there praying, just being thankful. I knew I wanted to have 10 Jesus pieces on. Of course, one Jesus piece was always fly, but I just wanted 10. I just wanted to go to that next level."
The Recording Process
"I keep my circle extremely small when it comes to me recording my music. I put the music together before I even put the words to the music, because I feel it's easier for me to write the words and make it fit the music versus me finding music that can fit my words."
The Cinematic Influence
"This may be 'Inglourious Basterds,' man. We gonna peel your scalp back on this one. Quentin Tarantino, that's one of the vibes I was in when I titled the album. I wanted to approach it like a film."
"Hold Me Back": "That's the struggle, the angle I wanted to take on that record once again from somebody who may not have much, but that don't determine where you end up in the game. From struggle to triumph, as long as you stay loyal with your clique and your family, you can overcome whatever. That's how I feel."
"Amsterdam": "It's based around the red light district, but I kinda flipped it where being a boss you gotta get approval for a green light. I'm one of those people you can't green light. As long I've been in this game, there's been a lot of talk, but ain't nobody stepped on these 11 and a half's. The reason being: This is the red light district, you can't move on this side."
"Diced Pineapples": "When I got out of the hospital — you know, I had a seizure last year — when I was leaving, the doctor told me, 'You gotta eat some more fruit, drink you some water, eat fruit and just relax for a little while.' My fruit of choice was pineapples. For the next three weeks, I woke up every morning and ate diced pineapples, and I put the concept together. Drizzy came in, as well as Wale, and it's kinda like, 'She could be my diced pineapple. This special lady, she could be what I wake up to every morning and help me get by every day."
The Five-Word Description
"Classic, untouchable, boss, success, revenge. If you doubted us being here three years ago, five years ago, you don't understand hip-hop, you don't understand the power of rap music."
Edited by GP1_KB24, July 25, 2012 - 01:02 PM.