With the release of Rick Ross’ latest album titled “Richer Than I Ever Been,” SOHH.com surveyed hip-hop fans about the status of their pockets in 2021. Most confessed they are more broke in 2021 than previous years.
Ross Is Rich But We’re Not
Rick Ross boasts about his riches on his new album, announcing that he’s richer now than he’s ever been. A poll of hip-hop fans revealed that most have had a much dimmer financial picture in 2021 compared to previous years.
SOHH surveyed more than 1400 respondents with the question: “Rick Ross said he’s Richer Than Ever – has 2021 been a good financial year for you too?”
Overwhelmingly, the answer was no. Only 43% of respondents said they agree with Rick Ross and are richer now in 2021 than they’ve ever been. The majority – a whopping 57% – answered with a resounding “no” indicating that they are actually more broke than they’ve been in previous years.
The financial hit could be attributed to the impact on the economy due to Covid-19. The pandemic has especially hit Americans in the service and hospitality industries, with unemployment reaching as high as 10% in certain parts of the country and more than 200,000 pandemic-driven business closures, disproportionately black-owned.
Many Americans have ridden out the pandemic by starting businesses and improving skills, like one survey respondent who commented, “Just trying to be the best videographer I can be.”
Another poll respondent– clearly miffed by Rick Ross’ pocket-bragging – commented, “Rich get richer.I don’t give a f*ck how rich Ross is – he don’t pay my bills.”