Anything other than to ride is out of character
This is perhaps the most “real” line from Rozay in his lyric history.
Ross alludes to his character of “Rick Ross” while making a statement about maintaining his work ethic, to ride.
If you were not already aware, The Biggest Boss is playing a character. William Roberts II was a High School football star, corrections officer, & family man. Rick Ross is the biggest music & drug peddling Bawse in the world of Hip Hop.
Rick Ross is the Stephen Colbert of Hip Hop
Their shameless self promotion, prolific output, and cult-like fan following is a function of playing a character.
- The shameless self promotion: every single album he has released has his face on the physical CD. Evidence from Port of Miami, Teflon Don, & GFID — In the Rolling Stone article on him, the reporter wrote that he tweeted for “5 hours about his upcoming album” after he awoke one morning.
- Stephen Colbert, amongst other things, spent a week on a US Aircraft Carrier and peddled Pepsi
To spend a week on a ship that even looks huge in Battleship is worth major boss points. Both Ross & Colbert are undeniable and unstoppable Bosses.
When you play a character, you never run out of material. See Colbert’s regular literary output & Rick Ross' never ending flow of mixtapes & albums as evidence.
Also, Ross is a student of the Mafioso genre so it should not come as a surprise that he can rap about being a coke dealing gangster with proficiency. Rozay is a learned student.
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