News: Rick Ross' "God Forgives, I Don't" Tracklist Surfaces
Saturday, Jul 7, 2012 7:58PM
Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross' upcoming God Forgives, I Don't tracklisting has leaked online weeks before it officially lands on store shelves.
The platinum-selling rapper's new LP will tentatively have 15 tracks.
Having said that, XXLMag.com was able to get a hold of the scheduled tracklist that was made available for the Bawse's highly-anticipated album. Although there's no featured guests listed, from initial glance of the tracklist, fans will only be able to recognize three tracks: "Hold Me Back," "So Sophisticated," and the Usher-assisted "Touch 'N You." The 12 other tracks are all brand new material, including "Maybach Music IV," Rozay's long continuing series. Here, is the entire proposed God Forgives, I Don't tracklist: 1. Pray For Us 2. Pirates 3. 3 Kings 4. Ashamed 5. Maybach Music IV 6. Sixteen 7. Amsterdam 8. Hold Me Back 9. 911 10. So Sophisticated 11. Presidential 12. Ice Cold 13. Touch'N You 14. Diced Pineapples 15. Ten Jesus Pieces (XXL Mag)
Ricky Rozay has already crowned the LP a hip-hop classic.
"Countdown to the Biggest Classic of the Year ?#GODFORGIVESIDONT? has begun... JULY 31!," he tweeted Saturday (July 7).
"#GFID? Tracklist Next Week!!!!!" (Rick Ross' Twitter)
Back in May, the "Boss" also promised the project would outshine his previous solo efforts.
"This is my best project yet," Ross declared, draped in all black and sparkling diamonds while sitting at his MMG press conference, reminiscent of a boss giving orders before his capos. "God Forgives, I Don't is a very dark story. ... It's extremely lyrical. The music is next level -- I'm expecting nothing but the biggest results. The collaborations is gonna surprise a few of you guys. ... I think the stories being told on this record is going to make it stand apart from all the other albums I've ever done. By the time you get to track two, you gonna understand this is a completely different body of work." (MTV)
A month prior, he credited renowned Hollywood director Martin Scorsese for inspiring the LP.
"God Forgives, I Don't. First and foremost, the title, I wanted to approach it like let's say Scorsese would have approached a film. I wanted it to be a bold statement, a dark statement, and have music to tell that story behind it," Ross explained in an interview. "So it felt like a film or a motion picture when you listening to it. That's the type of detail I really put into it. ... It's just like when I fulfill one of my dreams and start directing film one day, I'm going to bite Scorsese angles. I'm going to use the Scorcese lens. I think if you great within yourself, you take that, you ain't even tripping." (Booska-P)
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