From top to bottom, Rich Forever is filled with gritty, speaker-rattling bangers. “MMG Untouchable” plays like it was made to function as a hood militia’s anthem. The instrumental behind "Yella Diamonds" is downright confrontational.
The records on God Forgives, I Don’t boast that same grit, but also a sheen of regal authority. “Pirates” and “3 Kings” come off cleaner than most beats on Forever. Tracks like “Touch’N You” and the Pharrell-produced “Presidential” have a subtle, tasteful bump to them that can't be undervalued. Rich Forever sounds like it was made for the hood, in the hood. God Forgives sounds like it was made for the hood, in a castle.
Winner: God Forgives, I Don't