By Mawuse Ziegbe with reporting by Sway Calloway
With a moniker like Teflon Don, you’d expect Rick Ross to be smooth. On Saturday (July 31), the Miami MC proved how slick he could be by surprising a room full of unsuspecting fans at an NYC show after rising rappers J. Cole and Wale hit the stage. Ross pulled the sneak attack at the NYC stop of the Heineken Inspire tour – a show which only advertised Cole, Wale and DJ D-Nice on the bill.
The crowd of hip-hop heads erupted when the Bawse rolled onstage at Manhattan’s St. John’s Center and spit his street record “Blowin’ Money Fast (B.M.F.).” Casually cool in a simple black T-shirt, ropes of gold chains and his ever-present dark shades, Ross also ripped Teflon Don tracks “MC Hammer” and “Aston Martin Music.” The Bawse didn’t let the solo set stop him from dropping his electric verses from remixes such as Diddy-Dirty Money’s “Hello Good Morning” and Waka Flocka Flame’s “O Let’s Do It.” The hip-hop heavyweight also took it back with his debut hit, “Hustlin,'” and the crowd rhymed the lyrics along with the MC as he closed with a reprise of “B.M.F.” (more…)