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Hip Hop Trio Talk CRE Investments And 'Buying Back The Block’


American rappers Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane (pictured left to right) released a song this month centered around commercial real estate. The song, Buy Back The Block, dropped Nov. 17 and each verse revolves around the importance of investing in your community.

This is an area in which the trio is well-versed (pun intended). Rick Ross, founder of MMG Records, is also the owner of 25 Wing Stop franchises, which roped in roughly $7M back in 2014.

2 Chainz starts the song off with a riff about property investments, and Gucci Mane follows with a verse encouraging his community to consider homeownership. But it’s Rick Ross’ verse that really resonates for commercial real estate pros. Ross stresses the importance of caring for underprivileged neighborhoods and making investments that can be passed on through generations.

“OK, let’s buy back the block, I might buy me a Wendy’s

Just to pull up on skinnies every Tuesday and Wednesdays

I might buy me 10 Denny’s, I might buy Family Dollar

Cut it to 50 cent, I got a job for your father.”

The collaborative effort has been well-received by music critics and the three are expected to release a music video to accompany the song soon. Curious about the song? Check it out below.