Rick Ross Set to Make Big Debut with ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’

Rick Ross

Rick Ross continues to make major moves. The Maybach Music boss is on track to put up big numbers next week with his fifth album.

God Forgives, I Don’t will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, according to early estimates from HITS Daily Double. Boasting features from Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, André 3000, and Usher, the critically-acclaimed set is expected to sell between 200-225,000 copies in its first week. Official figures won’t be released until Wednesday, August 8.

Rozay’s last album, 2010’s Teflon Don, moved 176,000 units in its first week. All of his albums have debuted at No. 1 with the exception of Teflon.

GFID is the latest in a series of hot releases from Def Jam. The label is fresh off a No. 1 with Nas’ Life Is Good album and held the No. 2 spot the previous week with Frank Ocean’s debut, channel ORANGE.



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30 Comments

  1. Miles

    Don’t really like Rick Ross, but i got to admit this album was dope. I had to cop a copy my self. Good Job Rozay, well deserved #1. I was surprised by the outcome of the album

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  2. ayo

    wow, i really underestimated ross

    Nice One o,

    really suprised,
    i guess he has crossed over from just the urban fan to a bonafide superstar by being Him and original

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    k-thai Reply:

    @ayo, Not so much being HIM and original. And I’m not throwin shade, I’m a huge fan but I have to tell it like it is :)

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @ayo, He’s using the name of a well known living person and rapping about the same stuff everybody else Is rapping about. I mean, come on.

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  3. Truth

    If his album didnt leak a weak in advance he would def be able to sell 300-350k

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    YMCMB_#1STUNNA Reply:

    @Truth, all albums leak including carter 3&4/ take care. only the throne doesnt.

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  4. pete

    he bought some of his cds this officer sold 100000 then defjam bought the rest of the cds,nas album is much better than this shit officer ricky album

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    JHP Reply:

    @pete, Hate all in your blood lol. You mad bro?

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    _iamjones Reply:

    @JHP, why cuz he told the truth the album could had been better especially how he went hard on rich forever

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  5. AJ

    Who’s buying this album? He’s funding this arrogant dude? His music is average… his records all sound the same.

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    OnOne Reply:

    @AJ, where this losers find all this time to hate this is a nice album thats it hate all you want still #1 u can’t do nothing about that

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    AJ Reply:

    @OnOne, having an opinion ain’t hating. I just commented that his music sounds the same. You heard one rick Rosa rap you heard them all. Credit where credit is due.. the dude is building a good brand with maybach music. I just expeced him to shift half as much that’s all! Sheesh didn’t realise y’all in America is a fan of reductive hip-hop. Well each to their own!

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  6. Young Pereezy God forgives, I don't

    I’m Huge Rozay’s Fan but Weezy ‘The Best Rapper alive’ got the cake! Nobody sells more than him.

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  7. Hip-Hop Fiend

    Lmao 200K-225K is a big debut? smh… I remember when an artist would get dropped from the label for going Gold, now niggas is happy selling a little over 100K.

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    ROMAN NEUTRON Reply:

    @Hip-Hop Fiend, its called the digital revolution. The record labels didnt think it would happen and now they’re playing catch up.

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    Theman Reply:

    @Hip-Hop Fiend, 200k is very good, and it was then as well. That would hardly get u dropped.

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    jackswagger Reply:

    @Hip-Hop Fiend, yeah i remember that to when 200k was considered a flop, but that was 10 years ago, but now since itunes, illegal downloads,etc,. most people stop buying physical copies, they just download what songs they like from an artist and keep movin’ so this is a big accomplishment in 2012..especially for him

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  8. Ewan

    Well, good evening, Officer.

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    Kenyon Green Reply:

    @Ewan, LOL!

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  9. davyd69

    This album is hot and I am very happy oh the result, go rick ross !!!

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  10. Stephen Alm

    I F’s with Rosay Tough…But if you check his track record all his albums doo 200,000 easy, with the exception of Teflon!…Congrats Ricky!

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    OnOne Reply:

    @Stephen Alm, the fucked up part is that Teflon was a really nice too

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  11. Kyle

    Rick Ross is on top of his game! Good for him! I still need to give the album a listen. I’ve heard nothing but good things…

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  12. SoOdd

    Really good album. Sixteen w/Andre’Stacks is hot. Diced Pinapples is another hot one. I pretty much lets the album play, all the music is really good. Rozay has never been known for his lyrical expertise, but that dude can make a beat. Love the album. I hate to say, it’s being bootlegged like crazy here in ATL.

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  13. SMH at your life

    Who buys this guy’s music??? Seriously.

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  14. Tbozfan10

    I think these estimates are a little high myself. Let’s wait for the real numbers to come in.

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  15. TheDreamer

    Congrats if this estimate is correct. Those are good numbers nowadays. The album is good too. Great songs, beats and features.

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  16. Jay K

    The numbers are… OK. Hopefully this can be his first Album to go Platinum.

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  17. Kenyon Green

    I can’t lie Ross the coldest rapper in the game now!GFID the best album out.

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  18. Roc it to the D to the GLMO

    not a fan of Rick Ross but he does make some Nice Music that feat other artist

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