Rick Ross, Jay-Z And Dr. Dre Reign Supreme On ‘3 Kings’

By Rob Markman

The latest single from Rick Ross’ upcoming album God Forgives, I Don’t is the one we’ve been waiting for. Jay-Z and Dr. Dre join the Miami rapper  on “3 Kings,” listen after the jump.

Rozay billed it as the “biggest collaboration in hip-hop,” and on Thursday (July 19), New York DJ Funkmaster Flex got the green light to premierethe highly anticipated track. From the top of the dusty-and-soulful Jake One instrumental, Dr. Dre brands “3 Kings” as “classic hip-hop.”

Though it’s hard to imagine a time when the D-R-E wasn’t on top, theChronic producer reminds listeners of his wonder years when he opens the track spitting, “He started out mopping floors, but now he’s front row at the awards.” Still, Dre’s recounting of his humble beginnings only helps to intensify the magnitude of his present when he urges fans, “You should listen to this beat through my headphones.”

There is no hook or catchy chorus, just a bottom-heavy instrumental breakdown that leads into Ross’ guts and glory. “I came a long way from the weed game/ Twenty-stack seats at the Heat game,” he rhymes, sending a nod to the 2012 NBA champions.

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