Albert Anastasia was a wavy-headed Italian dude who ran the Gambino crime family and a contract-killer crew called Murder, Inc for six years in the 1950s. He began this career at Sing Sing, where he first linked up with the death row barber, Jimmy "The Shiv" Destefano—and in a twist of fate, Anastasia would eventually be murdered prior to a haircut, shot and killed in 1957 while sitting in the barber's chair at the Park Sheraton Hotel on 56th and 7th. Major bummer. We just Wikipedia'd all that and assume Ross did too, since "Money Maker" is from his forthcoming Albert Anastasia EP, out next week, which will presumably feature similarly death knell-hard, freezing cold anthems. Why do we feel like all Ross does is win? When did this streak begin? He is our mic Midas right now, one in a string of dudes we loved in 2006 that have miraculously re-interested us this year with their revitalized steez (see also: Cam'ron, Fat Joe, Young Jeezy). 1957 was a shitshow, 2010 is boontown.
Download: Rick Ross, "Money Maker"