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Rick Ross Raps Circles Around Drake on "Gold Roses"

Ross's deep voice melodically weaves into the beat, while Drake sounds like he's rapping over the beat instead of with it.

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After collaborating last month on "Money in the Grave," Drake and Rick Ross are at it again.

This time, Rick Ross reigns supreme. Ross raps the house down with 33 straight bars, starting off by slowly reflecting, "I was nominated, never won a Grammy / But I understand, they'll never understand me / Lot of lives lost, but I never panicked / Lot of lines crossed, I never did a Xanny." Ross's deep voice melodically weaves into the beat, while Drake sounds like he's rapping over the beat instead of with it.

That's not to say Drake doesn't hold his own. The chart-topper took his feature as a second victory lap on behalf of the Toronto Raptors. In his verse, the Toronto native trolls the new Brooklyn Nets player, Kevin Durant, spitting, "All smiles, Kevin Durant trials/Had to blow it on the court, I must of blew a milli' / I'm walkin' on all charges, that's my new Achilles."

Drizzy also throws some delicious shade towards his current foe Kanye West: "Mentally I'm already on next year, that's some 20/20 clear vision, you sayin' let you finish, I ain't tryna hear it. I'm all for spiritual liftin', but I don't fly Spirit." Fans speculate the line to be in reference to West's 2009 VMA fiasco with Taylor Swift.

"Gold Roses" is the first single off Rick Ross' upcoming album, Port of Miami II, which will serve as the sequel to his 2006 debut album. The album is expected to drop August 2nd.

Listen below:

Rick Ross - Gold Roses (Audio) ft. Drake www.youtube.com

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