For those not in the know, the Free Masons are a shadowy, international collective who, for ages, have worked behind the scenes, silently pulling the strings of history. Well, OK, that’s not exactly true – in reality, they’re more of a men’s club with fancy rings and secret handshakes – but there’s nothing wrong with suspending disbelief to enjoy a fresh track, right? The latest leak (not a single) off Teflon Don finds Rick Ross paying tribute to the best-known secret society on the planet, waxing poetic about ancient wisdom and cryptic codes over the head-noddably soulful sampled boardwork of The Inkredibles. Not a mason himself (though he is, as he explains, “a-mazin’”), the great J-Hova jumps on board to revisit his struggle to the top in an attention-grabbing guest verse, and John Legend tops it all off with silky backing vocals and a blissfully catchy (if somewhat off-topic) bridge. If you’re digging this standout track, more mystery and intrigue can be found on the Bawse’s fourth studio album, set to hit stores and online retailers July 20.
Written by richard on 07/11/10
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