Rick Ross – Black Market (04th Dec/Def Jam Recordings/Maybach Music Group)

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy®-nominated Hip Hop magnate Rick Ross, whose brand new single ‘Sorry‘ featuring Chris Brown has turned into one of the fastest growing singles of his career, has confirmed that ‘BLACK MARKET’, his third full-length album release in less than two years, will officially arrive in stores December 4th on Def Jam Recordings/ Maybach Music Group.

‘BLACK MARKET’ is the follow-up to Ross’ Hood Billionaire, released November 2014, and Mastermind, released March 2014, his fifth career album to debut at #1 in the US.

In the lead up to ‘BLACK MARKET’, Rick Ross released a stellar mixtape this past summer entitled ‘Black Dollar’, which was heralded by critics for his humble and honest wordplay.

Pitchfork exclaimed, “That voice of his, and the way he makes it leap and tremble with joy, can momentarily make you believe anything”, while XXL stated “Rick Ross is on the ascent again”.

To date, Black Dollar has over 1.7 million listens on mixtape site DatPiff.

Hood Billionaire and Mastermind succeeded Ross’ 2012 release, God Forgives, I Don’t, his fourth album to debut at #1 Soundscan, which included top hits ‘Touch’N You’ featuring Usher, ‘So Sophisticated’ featuring Meek Mill and fan favorite ‘Diced Pine­apples’ featur­ing Drake and Wale. Ross’ previous best-selling albums include ‘Port Of Miami’ (2006), ‘Trilla’ (2008) and ‘Deeper Than Rap'(2009), all of which debuted at #1 Soundscan and ‘Teflon Don’ (2010).

Rick Ross – Black Market (04th Dec/Def Jam Recordings/Maybach Music Group)