Rick Ross and Meek Mill have teamed up for a collaborative album that lives up to its name: Too Good To Be True. The album, which was released on November 10, 2023, showcases the rap legends' chemistry, lyrical prowess, and musical versatility. It is a testament to their enduring friendship, business partnership, and artistic vision.
The album features 15 tracks, with guest appearances from Vory, Fabolous, Cool & Dre, Beam, and more. The production is handled by D-Mo Did It, Fresh Ayr, Sean Momberger, DJ MO, Sauceboy, Dnny Phntm, TheBoyKam, Preme, and others.
The album was preceded by two singles: "Shaq & Kobe" and "Lyrical Eazy". The former is a tribute to the legendary NBA duo, with Ross and Meek comparing themselves to the basketball icons. The latter is a homage to Jay-Z, with the rappers sampling his classic song "Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)" and delivering some of their best bars. Both songs were accompanied by cinematic music videos, directed by Kid Art.
Ross and Mill bring their A-game to the table, showcasing not only their individual strengths but also a collective synergy that elevates the track to unparalleled heights. The collaboration is a sonic journey, blending Ross's signature gravitas with Mill's gritty lyricism, resulting in a dynamic and unforgettable listening experience.
In 'Too Good To Be True,' the duo explores themes of success, resilience, and the challenges faced on the road to the top. The lyrics resonate with authenticity, providing listeners with a glimpse into the personal and professional journeys of these two influential artists.
The album received rave reviews from critics and fans alike, who praised the rappers' synergy, flow, and storytelling. Diddy, who appeared in the album's trailer, said:
"That’s when I heard you came and played me the joints, and then when I saw the video, I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about!’ Even Meek, I was like, ‘Yeah, that n-gga’s bucket [hat] hittin’ just right.’ I’m like, ‘This is refreshing.’ You know what I’m saying?"
Too Good To Be True is a must-listen for any hip-hop fan, as it showcases two of the most influential and talented rappers of their generation. It is a rare example of a collaboration album that exceeds expectations and delivers quality music. It is, indeed, too good to be true.