Rick Ross earned the right to the 2010 album title Teflon Don. He’s survived being exposed as a former corrections officer; bounced back after a double-seizure scare; and he made it through his feud with 50 Cent, a street fighter of an MC who once had the power to destroy rivals, but whose beefs now feel like the hip-hop equivalent of the drunk girl at a party who makes out with her friend in a desperate bid for attention. So it’s no surprise that Ross’ latest releases find the rotund rapper in a celebratory mood. His latest mix-tape, Rich Forever, never sounds anything less than triumphant. Briskly paced, exquisitely produced, and caked with choice guest spots, it’s a worthy follow-up to Teflon Don in its own right. Ross’ new album, God Forgives, I Don’t, is set to drop in the summer of 2012.