“Veteran’s Day” is a soul infused leftover track from Rick Ross’ fourth studio album, Teflon Don.
The “Teflon Don” era still remains one of the strongest runs in Ross’ discography. There is not one weak song off that 11-track album. “Veteran’s Day” does stand out from the stellar tracks off the album, though.
Teaming up with Lil’ Wayne and Birman, Ross recorded the track and shot the video before Wayne went to prison. But waited until Weezy was released to release the collaboration.
In an interview with MTV, Ross eloquently described his decision to hold off on releasing the collaboration, “I just wanted to hold it down until the homie came home and celebrate like that with the homie.”
All three MCs shine on the soul/funk influenced track. The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League incorporated two excellent samples from War and Norman Connors. Furthering proof that Ross’ had an incredible selection of beats to choose from on Teflon Don.
Stream Rick Ross Feat. Lil’ Wayne & Birman – “Veteran’s Day” below.
War – “Slippin’ Into Darkness” – Sample featured at 1:45 [via WhoSampled]
Norman Connors Feat. Michael Henderson – “You Are My Starship” – Sampled featured at 0:45 [via WhoSampled]