Rick Ross featuring Ne-Yo, "Super High"
On "Super High," the champagne- and caviar-flavored lead single from Rick Ross' upcoming "Teflon Don," the Florida rapper congratulates himself on his success by counting his jewelry, cars, and penthouses over a lush '70s soul soundscape. He offers no apologies for the superficiality of his lyrics, instead weaving them into his larger than life, Miami mob boss aesthetic. DJ/producer Clark Kent's beat is a natural progression from his simple piano loop on Jay-Z's "Brooklyn's Finest," which has a similar mafioso approach but not nearly as extravagant as "Super High." Don Cannon, who contributed the scratches, turns the raucous chorus of N.W.A's "Gangsta Gangsta" into another triumphant chant. Ross continues to flaunt his mastery of the hip-hop kingpin character.-Evan Nabavian