Rick Ross Drops New Single ‘Pinned to the Cross’

The Bawse is back.

Fresh off his Verzuz battle with 2 Chainz on Thursday night, Rick Ross unleashes his new single “Pinned to the Cross.” The Maybach Music boss reflects on the times on the 808 Mafia-produced track, which features Finn Matthews. Over the soul-stirring instrumental, Rozay addresses the social injustice in America (“I just want to be free, another Black man on the run”) and delivers a powerful message.

“I say to young Black men, you’re now living in a state of public emergency / Middle class and poor people being targeted every day, dealing with so much hostility, negative socialism,” he says. “I refused to be petrified and there’s no mercy for the rivals.”

He also references Karens (“I’m watching for Karen, she watching bird watchers”) and takes shots at Terry Crews (“Terry Crews is another coon who was basically bought”) and Dr. Dre’s wife, who recently filed for divorce. “Soon as Dre hit the roof, she filed for divorce,” he raps.

Last month, Ross teamed up with August Alsina on the Jada Pinkett Smith-inspired “Entanglements.”

If you missed any of Verzuz, catch the replay below.

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