Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
The year of 2010 has been great for Rick Ross, as he has dominated for most of the year. Ross had a very high-profile feud with 50 Cent last year and emerged on top. When the new year came, he released a very popular mixtape, followed by a very popular album.
Even as the year comes to a close, Teflon Don is still being played in cars all around the United States. Currently, his "Aston Martin Music" single is blowing up airwaves. Early in the year, Drake was popular and it definitely helped Rick Ross with his sales. The song has been well-received, but the source of controversy.
During the Soul Train Awards, Rick Ross refused to perform the song and many assumed it was because he did not win Rap Song of the Year. But, Ross later revealed it was because he did not have any input into how he was going to perform the song he created. Because of that, not because of any type of beef with Eminem, is why Rick Ross did not perform his song.
Through his ups and downs, 2010 has been the best year in Rick Ross' career so far. The Source magazine has taken notice and they have made him 2010's Man of the Year. As far as hip hop publications go, The Source is the most-respected publication in the history of hip hop. A few years ago, they were having trouble, but they have regained a lot of their prior respect and the issue was helmed by former XXL editor, Bonsu Thompson.