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The Bossman Cometh: Rick Ross Steps in for Ed Sheeran ‘Don’t’ Remix

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(Ben Watts for Atlantic Records)

(Ben Watts for Atlantic Records)

By Kevin Rutherford

Two years ago, when Ed Sheeran‘s “The A-Team” was practically inescapable as a low-tempo acoustic hit from a little-known British singer-songwriter, few could have predicted his sudden relevance across many circles — including hip-hop and R&B, culminating with Pharrell’s work on pieces of his new album X.

But Sheeran takes a step even further into the rap world today (Aug. 18) with an official remix on “Don’t,” featuring a verse from Rick Ross.

Related: Dancer Twists, Contorts His Way from Shack to Mansion in Ed Sheeran’s ‘Don’t’ Video: Watch

The original song is mostly intact — in fact, if you started listening at about a minute in, you might not know anything was different aside from a few exclamations from the rapper toward the end. But that’s because the Miami wordsmith jumps in from the start of the remix, laying down a minute-long verse before the usual of “Don’t” takes hold.

“Killed your boy career / Still no arrest yet,” Ross boasts over the song’s acoustic guitar-driven beat. He adds, toward its end, a reference to Sheeran, whom he calls Ed Sizzle. Which is great

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