|The Black Bar Mitzvah
|Mixtape by Rick Ross
||October 8, 2012
||Hip hop, southern hip hop , gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop
||Maybach Music Group, Def Jam Warner Bros. Records
||Kenoe, Got Koke, Young Chop, Lifted, Sonny Digital, Jahlil Beats, Hit-Boy, Pharrell Williams, Young Shun, Detail, Mike WiLL Made It, Will-A-Fool, Reefa, Morris Brothers
|Rick Ross chronology
The Black Bar Mitzvah is the fourth mixtape by American rapper Rick Ross, it was released on October 8, 2012. The mixtape features guest appearances from Rockie Fresh, Drake, Lil Reese, Diddy, Gunplay, 2 Chainz, Pharrell, and Whole Slab.
Critical response 
Jon Dolan of Rolling Stone said "The Black Bar Mitzvah is a perfect title for a Rick Ross mixtape: his vision of playalistic splendor has always been the stuff of thirteen year-old boy fantasy. "My new home look like it’s Al Capone/My new bitch look like she in En Vogue," he raps over swirling strings and blinding-bright hi-hats." Calvin Stovall at BET said "It’s too easy right now," says Rozay nonchalantly on his newest tape’s final track "Itchin'." It's not hard to see why he feels that way — he’s the boss of one of the few crews that's eating well off of rap music and is coming off of his fourth number-one album, God Forgives, I Don’t. But his harmless boast also suggests that he’s getting particularly comfortable in the top spot."
Rick Ross canceled his MMG Tour after a gang named Gangster Disciples put a series of YouTube videos threatening the Southern rapper. Various sects of the Gangster Disciples (GDs), a gang founded on the South Side of Chicago, appear in videos on YouTube threatening Ross and demanding money. A nearly 10-minute video published recently featuring members of the North Carolina crew is titled "Rick Ross In Trouble with the GD's North Carolina." The reason for the gang feud with Ross, comes from the Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape cover. The cover features Rick Ross surrounded by the Star Of David, they felt it disrespected Gangster Disciples' leader Larry Hoover. The Star Of David is the symbol used by the Gangster Disciples. They claim to have already given Ross a pass "for using our honorable chairman's name in a disorderly fashion fashion in Ross' song "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)". Others have said it is not about Hoover and the GDs also appear to be upset that Ross has been acting like more of a gangster than he really is. Affiliated groups, such as ones in Florida and Georgia, have made their displeasure known on YouTube and demanded money. However the album cover was named the twelfth best cover of 2012 by Complex Magazine.
Track listing 
- ^ "Rick Ross The Black Bar Mitzvah Cover". 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
- ^ a b Dolan, Jon (October 20, 2012). "Mixtape Review: The Black Bar Mitzvah". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
- ^ a b Stovall, Calvin (October 8, 2012). "Mixtape Review: Rick Ross, Black Bar Mitzvah". BET. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
- ^ Jackson, Jim (December 6, 2012). "Gang Threat Scare Rapper". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
- ^ Rick Ross In Trouble With The Gd'S-North Carolina - Youtube
- ^ Williams, jo (December 6, 2012). "Real Gangsters Threaten Life Of Fake Gangster". SmokingGun. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- ^ Staff, Staff (December 6, 2012). "Cancelled Tour". BillBoard. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
- ^ 12. Rick Ross, The Black Bar Mitzvah — The 25 Best Album Covers of 2012 | Complex