Breaking down the pros and cons of Rick Ross' two releases in 2014.
Compared to Gucci Mane's onslaught of projects in 2014, Rick Ross releasing two albums in one year may not seem too impressive. However, the fact of the matter is this: Rick RossÂ isÂ the first major-label rap artist to release two studio albums in oneÂ year since 2010, when Lil Wayne releasedÂ Rebirth and I Am Not A Human Being, respectively. It is no easy feat, especially considering how hesitant record labels are nowadays toÂ release new music. This year, the good people at Def Jam allowed Rozay to release both Mastermind and Hood Billionaire through their label. Despite theÂ massive promotionalÂ rollout of Hood Billionaire over the past few months, the albumÂ failed toÂ live up to theÂ commercial success of its predecessor. To examine Mastermind and Hood BillionaireÂ in greater depth, we've composed an infographic that considers the strengths and weaknesses of each album.
Did Rick Ross substitute quality for quantity? Let us know which album you enjoyed more by casting your voteÂ below.