9. Rick Ross, Rich Forever (2012)
Rich Forever comes off as a fitting aspirational mantra for the ends-obsessed Ross, but in an interview with MTV he explained that it's deeper than that. "I feel for you to be rich forever, I feel like you gotta be rich with ideas, rich with concepts, rich with thoughts," he said. "To me that's what being rich forever means." By that measure, Ross is one of the wealthiest men in the world: 2012 saw him drop the MMG compilation Self Made 2, his long-delayed album God Forgives, I Don't, another mixtape (The Black Bar Mitzvah) and best of all, Rich Forever, which we named the year's best album so far back in June.
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