The Devil Is a Lie
|"The Devil Is a Lie"|
|Single by Rick Ross featuring Jay-Z|
|from the album Mastermind|
|Released||December 19, 2013|
|Label||Maybach Music Group, Slip-n-Slide Records, Def Jam Recordings|
|Writer(s)||William Roberts, LeShawn Rogers, Willie McNeal, Sean "Jay-Z" Carter|
|Producer(s)||Major Seven, K.E. on the Track|
|Rick Ross singles chronology|
"The Devil Is a Lie" is a song by American rapper Rick Ross, featuring Jay-Z. It was released as the lead single from his sixth studio album, Mastermind on December 19, 2013. The song was produced by Major Seven and K.E. on the Track.
On October 23, 2013, Rick Ross announced that the album's second single, which will feature Jay-Z, will be released in early November 2013. The following day, Ross revealed that the song is titled "The Devil Is A Lie". He explained that song saying, "We're pushing the envelope once again and it's just one of those records I can't wait to hit the streets. We went in another direction but it's just one of those records that’s gonna speak for itself and everybody’s gonna have their opinion of it, but it’s most definitely what the streets need." On December 19, 2013, the song was released for digital download. It was sent to urban contemporary radio in the United States on January 21, 2014. Dan Rys of XXL called the instrumental "the most massive beat we've heard this year". The video for "The Devil Is A Lie" was released on March 20, 2014, and does not include Jay-Z's verse.
- Digital single
|1.||"The Devil Is A Lie" (featuring Jay-Z)||William Roberts, LeShawn Rogers, Willie McNeal, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter||Major Seven, K.E. on the Track||5:12|
|UK R&B (Official Charts Company)||27|
|UK Singles Chart (Official Charts Company)||143|
|US Billboard Hot 100||86|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||26|
|US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)||16|
|United States||December 19, 2013||Digital download||Maybach Music Group, Slip-n-Slide Records, Def Jam Recordings|
|United Kingdom||January 9, 2014||Urban contemporary radio|
|United States||January 13, 2014||Mainstream urban radio|
|January 21, 2014||Urban contemporary radio|
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- "Producer Major Seven Clears Up "The Devil Is A Lie" Controversy With K.E. On The Track - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
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- "Urban/UAC Future Releases | R&B, Hip Hop, Release Schedule and Street Dates |". Allaccess.com. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
- "Rick Ross Drops Fiery New Video For “The Devil Is A Lie”". XXL. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
- "Archive Chart" UK R&B Chart.
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- "Rick Ross Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Rick Ross.
- "Rick Ross Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Rick Ross.
- "Rick Ross Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Rick Ross.
- "BBC - Radio 1Xtra - Playlist". Archive.is. 2014-01-13. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
- "Urban/UAC Future Releases | R&B, Hip Hop, Release Schedule and Street Dates |". Allaccess.com. Retrieved 2014-02-08.