Sunday, January 09, 2011
Best of 2010 Singles: #15 Rick Ross f/Ne-Yo, "Super High"
No one is making slick, commercial hip-hop that's still got cred with as much ease these days as Rick Ross. He's a fairly flawless rapper working with best producers and the best singers dying to sing his hooks - like, in this case, Ne-Yo lacing the track something lovely. Think about this: this gleaming, buffed-to-a-shine cut features a prominent sample from N.W.A.'s "Gangsta Gangsta" - and it's Ice Cube asking "What the fuck are they yellin'?" That Ross can so easily cross the two sides of street and commercial means that Diddy's right to pair with him - cuz at this point, no one's got that B.I.G. mojo the way he does.