By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Rick Ross and Jay Z joined forces once again on “The Devil Is A Lie.” The horn-filled track has the two hip-hop heavyweights trading verses on everything from Wing Stop to the Illuminati. Fans took to Twitter to share their initial reactions to the single from Rozay’s forthcoming Mastermind album. Overall, sentiment was largely positive, especially for Jigga’s verse and the K.E. on the Track beat.
“Jay Z is king.. f–k these other rappers. its King HOV.” said Sk8boyMPHO, while Son Abraham observed, “Two kings on the BIG screen @rickyrozay. #thedevilisalie.” “They out did every song this year #TheDevilIsALie b—h I’m the proof” said Dominic Pugh.
This isn’t the first time that Rozay and Jay have collaborated. They traded fierce verses on 2006’s “Hustlin (Remix)” as well as 2010’s “Free Mason ” and of course, the recent banger “F–kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt.” Like their past partnerships, “The Devil Is A Lie” is full of tough talk and braggadocio but it may not be as club-ready as say, “F–kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt.”
Noahman 21 shared this viewpoint tweeting, “That new Rick Ross x Jay-Z record is hard, not there best collabo but still.” Danny P had other thoughts. “Ahhhhhhh sh– Rick Ross and Jay z song coming out today !!!!!!!!!!!!????????yeah yeah prolly best song of the year.”
Rick Ross is a G, that new tune wid Jay-Z is new levels of wavey
— 24/12™ (@Edroch24) December 19, 2013
Rick ross an jay z – devil is a lie is my jammm right now
— Ryan. (@ItsRyanMag) December 19, 2013
Rick Ross and Jay-z made the craziest song!
— Sherv (@shervin_valaie) December 19, 2013
Do you think “The Devil Is A Lie” is the hottest hip-hop track of 2013?