Even though the foundation of Rick Ross's rap persona is a lie, and that lie echoes through most media accounts of his career, Ross has somehow managed to build that lie into a dynasty so fiercely opulent that it's almost a legend. Also like Gatsby faking hard in his West Egg mansion Ross believes his own hype, flossing so furiously that the dead past becomes something hazy, indistinct, malleable, and open to interpretation. His brand of luxury fronting has become as much a cottage industry dude improves almost every single he guests on as an exercise in gross self-actualization.
Fri., Nov. 15, 8 p.m., 2013
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