Diving into unbridled emotion can be a touchy subject in hip-hop. While Drake has opened some doors, it is still unquestionably difficult for many rappers to release emotion without heavy scrutiny. Rick Ross, however, is taking it the gangster round with a good “Thug Cry”.
The third single off Mastermind, “Thug Cry” is a style change for both Rozay and Lil Wayne who is featured on the track. Instead of a club track or a bass banger, “Thug Cry” is exactly what it seems. A lyrically driven joint focusing on the struggles of growing up in poverty and being in the midst of violence.
Watch the official video for “Thug Cry” below.