Which Houston Rappers Are "Blowin' Money Fast"?
This has been Ricky Rozay's summer, for certain. Teflon Don was, in short, a sparkly, magnanimously produced, well-acted-out album. By the way, let's just go ahead and keep pretending like the entire planet hasn't figured out that Ross employed a ghostwriter for TD. Hard evidence? Well, there's none. But what we do have is a monkey metaphor and a Jersey Shore reference instead, and that's pretty much just as good.
See, Ross' strength of presence has always been his go-to move; that's just who he is. Whenever he found himself in a position where he was even the least bit uncertain about what to do on a song, he'd just trample his way through it. And it mostly worked. (See: Miami, Port of.)
But on TD, which possessed the most ingenious, exceedingly dynamic production he'd ever had staring at him, he somehow matched it with wit and a confounding aura of charm via braggadocio. And the only way that happens is if he decides to let somebody else write his lyrics so he doesn't end up trying to get away with rhyming "Pacific" with "Pacific" over and over again.
Rhinos don't become monkeys overnight, is what we're saying. This whole cover-up is more egregious than the anonymous letter Sammi got telling her about Ronnie cheating on her. But whatev. Rozay has owned the summer. And Houston rappers are nothing if not trendy. Hit the jump to see five Houston rapper versions of Ross's "B.M.F.," the keynote track from TD.
You knew, knew, knew the instant this song came out that Killa Kyleon, who has built up a hearty reputation for hijacking songs from people over the years, was going to get in on it. (He seems to acknowledge it too, saying in his very first line: "Kill Billy, niggas no it's me.") And more than that, you get a better-than-average showing from label mate Marcus Manchild.