Single review

BY CHRIS GAERIG

Published January 10, 2008

"Gettin Mine"

Amy Song

Rick Ross ft. Freeway and Fabolous

With a beat that's unabashedly similar to the crack-anthem "Blow" 's production from his breakout release Port of Miami, Rick Ross's "Gettin Mine" is a mass of twangy, thin keyboards and shuffling percussion. Freeway rips through the track's first verse, spitting lines of self-aggrandizement and shouts out to his native Pennsylvania. And before Fabolous can deliver his sly, rolling 16 bars, the song's screwed and chopped chorus drops on the beat like a ton of bricks. With Freeway and Fabolous's nasally deliveries, the drawling repeated "I'm gettin mine" is the perfect synthesis for this strangely bass-light cut. Ross closes the track with one of his signature bland verses and it's over before you know it. Surprisingly, relatively few crack references and pimp proclamations abounded.

CHRIS GAERIG

Rating:3 out of 5 stars