Rick Ross - "King of Diamonds"
(Rich Forever; 2012)
'King of Diamonds' is the loudest rap song in recent memory. Triumphant horns, blaring sirens, and incessant chants achieve a rare feat in building momentum throughout the song's entire duration. While '9 Piece' improved upon the 'BMF' formula by introducing a more overt element of humor, Rick Ross ups the ante by infusing even further implausible imagery. It's hard to believe the audacious voice barking on about helipads, armored trucks, and credit checks needed to be tripled up on 'Maybach Music' less than four years ago.