is the seventhstudio albumby Americanhip hoprecording artistRick Ross. The album was released throughMaybach Music GroupDef Jam RecordingsandSlip-n-Slide Recordson November 24, 2014.The album features guest appearances fromJay-ZK. MichelleFrench MontanaProject PatYo GottiBoosie BadazzBig K.R.I.T., Whole Slab,R. Kelly, andSnoop Dogg. The album was supported by the singles Elvis Presley Blvd., Keep Doin That (Rich Bitch) and Nickel Rock.

On September 15, 2014, he announced that his seventh studio album would be titledHood Billionaireand set the release date for November 24, 2014.[2]In an October 2014, interview with Power 105.1s The Breakfast Club, he spoke about why he wanted to release two albums in 2014, saying: Thats how bosses do it, ya heard me? That cake so stacked up we aint even gotta do that. Then if we text Def Jam you know theyll bring that bagIt was just something that I wanted to do when I recorded the music. If you go back and listen to my interviews speaking onMastermindI was saying I felt like I made two albums because it was two different feelings.Mastermindwas the type of album that I wanted to open up. I wanted it to have a rich feel to itThat throwback Puff feel mid-way through it. And this right here. Just certain energies. And this right here this my Geechi Liberace. This a gold ring on every finger. We holding the bottles in the sky letting the champagne run down our arm. So, its just that feel good record. A lot of 808s, real bass heavy. And its gon feel different to you. So, its gonna feel like a full year from the boss.[3]

On September 15, 2014, the music video for Elvis Presley Blvd. featuringProject Patwas released.[4]On September 19, 2014, the albums first single Elvis Presley Blvd. featuring Project Pat was released.[5]

On October 6, 2014, the albums second single Keep Doin That (Rich Bitch) featuringR. Kellywas released.[6]In an October 2014, interview with Power 105.1s The Breakfast Club, he spoke about Keep Doin That (Rich Bitch) saying: My musical accruement is higher than a lot of other people, man. Im a fan of the music, the writing skills, the creativity. And R. Kelly has flawlessly brought us dope records. Thats just speaking on the homie previous. This record we just did is most definitely a dope record, a feel good record. You know what Im saying? Something the chicks gon be able to turn up to. Let the bosses lean on the wall a little bit. And just shine for youIt was just us sitting there thinking we wanted to bring that [feeling]. So, we actually used two different mansions for different shots. And we just did it big. The homie took it to that next level. I did my thing. Shout out to the city of Atlanta fromJeezy, T.I. The list [is] just too many to name.[3]On October 26, 2014, the music video was released for Keep Doin That (Rich Bitch) featuring R. Kelly.[7]

On November 4, 2014, the albums third single Nickel Rock featuringBoosie Badazzwas released.[8]On November 13, 2014, the music video was released for Trap Luv featuringYo Gotti.[9]On November 24, 2014, the music video was released for If They Knew featuringK. Michelle.[10]On November 25, 2014, the music video was released for Hood Billionaire.[11]On December 31, 2014, the music video was released for Nickel Rock featuringLil Boosie.[12]The music video for Movin Bass was released on March 6, 2015.Jay-Zdoes not appear in the video.[13]On April 6, 2015, the music video was released for Phone Tap.[14]On April 20, 2015, the music video for Quintessential featuringSnoop Doggwas released.[15]

Hood Billionairereceived generally mixed reviews frommusic critics. AtMetacritic, which assigns anormalizedrating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received anaveragescore of 54, which indicates mixed or average reviews , based on 10 reviews.[16]Killian Young ofConsequence of Soundsaid,Hood Billionaireis a half-baked testament to how difficult it is to make great records in rapid succession.[20]Andre Grant ofHipHopDXstated,Hood Billionaireis the second album of 2014 for Rick Ross. This stands in contrast to 2014s now well documented trajectory of A-listers holding back on their projects until 2015. Instead, Rozay is stepping out to the forefront with a project that is a diluted version of his initial 2014 offeringMastermind, which itself lacked the mythic grandiosity of his previous works. In that way,Hood Billionaire, offers itself as an example of good concepts that do not strike the chord they are meant to.[22]Calum Slingerland ofExclaim!said, Some of the more intriguing moments onHood Billionairecome when Ross steps out from the guise of the wealthy figurehead and waxes humble. The sparse Phone Tap tells a tale of drug dealing paranoia, while the Big K.R.I.T.-assisted Brimstone is a remorseful hymnal. These moments are still few and far between, and the rest of Ross tales of pushing fall short of revealing whether his ascent to boss status is factual or purely fictional.[21]Meaghan Garvey ofBillboardstated, Ross seems to be in the victory-lap phase of his career:Hood Billionairelands in a dull gray area between feel-good retro rap (its first two singles are the Memphis homage Elvis Presley Blvd and the pleasant but forgettable jazz jangle of Keep Doin That [Rich Bitch]) and Rozay greatest-hits karaoke that tries and fails to recapture the impact of his bulletproofTeflon Donbombast.[18]

The album debuted at number six on theBillboard200chart, with first-week sales of 74,444 copies in the United States.[27]It was a 50% decrease in sales from his previous studio album,Mastermind, released eight months earlier that year, which sold 179,000 copies in its first week of sales.[28]It was also the lowest first-week sales of Rick Ross career, selling 69,033 copies shorter of its competitor, theShady Recordscompilation,Shady XV, which was released that exact day and also debuted at number three.[27]In its second week, the album dropped to number 42 on the chart, selling 15,513 copies.[29]In its third week, the album dropped to number 64 on the chart, selling 10,171 copies.[30]As of November 2015, the album has sold over 190,000 copies in the United States.[31]

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