Ross himself, however, wouldn't agree with any of these theories. In fact, when we spoke with him in August, he insisted he hadn't changed at all — rather, it was the critics who had changed. "I think people just listen more now," he said. "My perspective and the way I approach records, it was always a little different. But I think... people are now recognizing what I'm bringing to the table."

Yeah, right. That argument doesn't hold up to scrutiny. As with everything Ross does, it's revisionist history mixed with wishful thinking. In his mind, he's been a lady-slaying mafioso and kick-ass rapper since birth — the only question was when the world would finally recognize it. "I never needed acceptance from all you outsiders," he raps on Kanye's "Devil in a New Dress," and this has long been his M.O. He always believed his own story, which is why he never budged from it, even when it threatened to cause his downfall.

"Ooh, lie to me, big man!"
"Ooh, lie to me, big man!"

Critics tend to respect a guy who sticks to his guns. He may be full of crap. But at least he's never pandered.

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Nemexe

Nice article...ROZAY

 
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