Rick Ross goes political ?- Hold Me Back (Nigeria)















By now you know how I feel about Rick Ross, and I find it funny that in the same day I am going to end saying something about my interest for Rick Ross latest move and something bad about the Cat Power latest groove.  So you all remember Hold me back , probably one of the best track that Miami Gangsta Rap phenomena Rick Ross has recorded over the his short but loud career so far. Anyway, Hold me back nothing changes but the images, it is this time in Nigeria with a taste of social politics, a deeper meaning suddenly to the lyrics. Of course I wonder what happened why Bling Bling King suddenly felt like share the depth of his own political consciousness ? It is not the strongest move, as there is something almost colonialist about going to someone else country to judge the state of things, when you could actually do about the same thing at home, but it still has more depth to it, than most of what the man has done so far.

So why did he do that ? Maybe someone reminded him about the original meaning of the art of Rap, maybe no one did, but however, rising consciousness on a country devastated by war and poverty when you are an international artist is always good by my standards.


I see how these niggas playin’
But I could adapt

These niggas won’t hold me back
These hoes won’t hold me back
These hoes won’t hold me back
These niggas won’t hold me back
These niggas won’t hold me back

[Verse 1]
I look in my fridge, my shit lookin’ scarce
I got a few kids, we need some shit on the shelf
I get a knock at the door, they say my rent overdue
And while my niggas sell dope and don’t know what else to do
The only thing on my mind, I’m tryin’ to keep on the lights
I call up my slime, I need a kilo tonight
Everything whipped well, I’m eatin’ steak, no more soup
Then I parked the Caprice, I went and bought me a coupe
Everything takes time, but this shit came fast
Niggas standin’ in line, they wanna hold me back
I multiplied my hustle, stimulated my mind
Motivated my niggas and we’ll never divide, NO!


[Verse 2]
First I got me a Taurus, then I copped me a Lexus
I took over Florida, my connect out of Texas
Then I start sippin’ purple, got my shit screwed
When you feedin’ your circle, watch your shipments improve
Fabricate ’bout your fortune, all my fabric’s imported
Fornicate in my fortress, 40k still my mortgage
24k my toilet, all my taxes reported
All my exes deported, shout-out Texas, New Orleans
All these niggas influenced by a hustler’s endurance
I just bought me the purest, but I need some insurance
Niggas watch who you fuckin’ just to hate on your bitches
Niggas breakin’ the rules, niggas facin’ suspension

[Verse 3]
Momma workin’ three jobs ’til I told her to quit
How we rose from the sewers, funny now I’m the shit
Niggas ain’t gettin’ money, but they got an opinion
Had this tech makin’ racket, serve you like you were tennis
Killers ride for that paycheck, AK, okay, check
Bitch nigga let’s play chess, yo bitch next, no latex
These niggas won’t hold me back, told the feds they sold me sack
Whip ’em right and then come right back
Whip-whip-whip ’em right and then come right back


Pussy ass niggas, pussy ass niggas
They all pussy ass niggas, pussy ass niggas
Lookin’ down on these niggas, pussy ass niggas
Pushin’ my new Ferrari on these pussy ass niggas
Pussy ho, pussy ho
She a pussy ho until she give me pussy ho
Pussy ho, pussy ho
Pussy ho, she a pussy ho

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