How's this for an opening line: "Hustle out of necessity, father never corrected me / Streets showed me no sympathy, Audemer my accessory," raps Ross. He packs details densely, justifying his (alleged) drug-dealing background, subtley acknowledging his past as a correctional officer and finishing it off with a boast about an expensive watch — a signifier of silencing naysayers with success. There are complaints that Ross rarely "says anything," only emptily rapping in abstract circles about luxuries and cocaine. He has songs like that. Good ones, too, because he constantly surprising me with unique word choice. Even so, I'd point those non-fans to his emotionally rich songs such as "Tears of Joy" and "Valley of Death" for proof he's multi-dimensional. Regardless of where you stand as a Ross fan, the opening lines of "Perfectionist" prove his ability to tell a story without a tired, back-in-my-day set up.