As Rick Ross preps the release of his fourth studio album, Teflon Don, Rick Ross gathers a team of DJs to collaboratively release an official mixtape that will serve as the warm-up of sorts for the album. The mixtape is interestingly titled A Timeless Audemars Piguet Collection. Presumably a play on words that simultaneously gives a swift plug to the Swiss-based luxury watch company Audemars Piguet. Its timepieces range anywhere from a modest $8,000 to a bawse-like $1,000,000, so its only appropriate for Ross to name his mixtape on their behalf of course.
Ross' all-star cast of DJs on the helm of this "timeless" mixtape include DJ Folk, DJ Got Now and Papa Smurf. The tape rolls out strongly with an ominous cut named "Veteran's Day". It's a collaboration between Ross, Birdman and the now-incarcerated Lil Wayne. From there, sprinkled all over the mixtape are various freestyles and remix verses from popular songs by Dirty Money, Waka Flocka Flame and Beyonce. Tons of unreleased music also unleashes itself on the tape - including "Cocaine Music" with Yo Gotti, and "Poppin' Bottles" with OJ Da Juiceman.
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Now, the highlight of the mixtape has got to be "Mafia Music 2" featuring Chrisette Michelle. It is the first officially released song off Teflon Don and dubbed as the "street single". And even though it has already been widely released already, the song is just offers the perfect view into Ross' ability to choose incredible producers. It's the weighing preview into Teflon Don, which is the main purpose of the mixtape.
Whether you like him or not (as an artist or otherwise), Rick Ross is one of hip-hop's top lyricists and more interesting personas. His confident demeanor translates well on almost any beat he chooses to grace. And the A Timeless Audemars Piguet Collection mixtape is great evidence of that.
Download the mixtape below.