Hold Me Back--I like the lyrics, they are actually a step up from Ross' usual spit on the trap rap anthems, but the beat sounded like every other one he's ever used and the hook is just laughable
911--I could see this growing on me over time, I didn't like Yella Diamonds the first couple of times I heard it either....it is pretty fun to walk around and quote the "I remember picking watermelons, now the Porsche cost me a quarter million" line, so while this isn't touching Amsterdam or Sixteen to me at this moment in time, I could see it becoming a favorite down the line
As for expectations, Ross himself is the one that got expectations so high for the album. The way he described the sound, I was ready for it to sound like it did for the first 7 tracks, to me, I have no problem with a lighter sound, rap isn't the only genre of music I play regularly. I do love some ignorant sh*t, though, and I'm still banging New Bugatti, King Of Diamonds, MMG Untouchable, and most of the harder stuff on Rich Forever on a regular basis. I would have had no problem with Hold Me Back & 911 being on RF, and him keeping some combination of Keys To The Crib, Mine Games, MMG The World Is Ours and Party Heart for GFID. I do realize that Ross' core fanbase would felt neglected, so I understand why he did it the way he did. All I can do is just state my personal opinion.