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The List: Rick Ross has no fear in 'Idols Become Rivals'

Rick Ross still has some issues with Birdman.

Rick Ross put some issues with Birdman into visual form.

Few artists have as impressive of a win/loss record in rap beefs as Rick Ross. Eleven years after his Def Jam debut, he's still going toe-to-toe with the names few dare to challenge. As the Rick Ross-Birdman beef escalates, it's now crossed over into the video world with "Idols Become Rivals."

Using a surprising amount of non-subtle Biblical imagery, opening with both a Baptist sermon and a burning bush, it's a scathing indictment accusing Ca$h Money's entire legacy of riches and "bling bling" to be rented, leased and counterfeit. Ross, meanwhile, shows off his estate, sips his champagne and lives not just like a "boss" but a video game's castle-dwelling "end boss."

Notable about the clip is a cameo from one-time in-house Ca$h Money producer Bangledesh, who produced both "A Milli" and "6 Foot 7 Foot" for Lil Wayne and wound up having to take legal action multiple times to collect royalties.

While Birdman had previously used a Rick Ross lookalike in his latest video, he's stated in interviews that a full-fledged response record wasn't of interest. We'll see if "Idols Become Rivals" changes that stance.

- Take that, take that, Forbes named Diddy the world's highest-paid celebrity.

- Another day, another Kodak Black collaboration, this time he links up with Plies for "Real Hitta."

- A$AP Ferg celebrated "Traplord Tuesday" by releasing three new tracks.

- Killa Season has returned as Cam'Ron announced the forthcoming release of two albums, a movie and dropped his Ric Flair-sampling new single "D.I.A. (Done It All)."

- Mr. Lif and Akrobatik have reunited as the Perceptionists with a new track "Hose Down."

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