New Music: Rick Ross feat. Nipsey Hussle, E-40, Slim Thug, & Fat Joe – ‘Buy Back the Block (Refinance)’
After buying back the block, Rick Ross taps Nipsey Hussle, E-40, Slim Thug, and Fat Joe for the remix, or rather, the “Refinance.”
Released Wednesday (March 1), the track finds Rozay and his all-star guests with money on their minds, starting with Neighborhood Nip.
“Every tape do a million plus,” Hussle raps. “On TuneCore, I got ten up / Contracts non-retroactive / Big word, but you get the message / Big checks, go get the checklist.”
Heading down to Texas from Crenshaw, Slim Thug celebrates his fellow kingpins with a new mind state. “When bosses link up,” he raps. “They make boss moves / Trying to buy a hundred houses, tired of buying jewels. Later, he adds: “Used to sell bricks, now we sellin’ brick homes / Can’t go to jail, so we switched and got our hustle on.”
From Texas, E-40 takes fans on a trip through the Bay Area for another business class. “If I sold my 9,000 square foot house, real estate,” he rhymes. “I could buy three mansions in the south, interest rate.”
Jetting to New York City, Fat Joe rhymes about the fun one can have when the business is right, all while paying tribute to Big Pun’s classic “Pakinamac” skits off 1998’s revered Capital Punishment.
“I just took a vacation, I had a boo by the beach,” he raps. “In the Mediterranean with a view of the sea / Put the streets on my back, now I’m back on the streets / Used to pack a MAC in the back of them Cadillac seats / And that’s word to Big Punisher.”
Riding back down to Miami, The Bawse keeps the cloth talk going with a brand new verse. “All the homes that I own,” he raps. “I open my doors / For ones that I call my own / And pray you do it with yours.”
Unleashed back in November, the original “Buy Back the Block” featured 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane and its music video arrived in December. Now, Renzel is gearing up to drop his ninth album and Epic Records debut Rather You Than Me on March 17, just one day after he hosts the MTV Woodies on March 16.