Rick Ross Talks 'Rather You Than Me,' Weighs In on Birdman, DJ Khaled, Donald Trump & More
publish date: 2017-03-20
The MMG Bawse opens up about his ninth studio album, his issues with Birdman and Donald Trump and mediating the Drake-Meek Mill feud.
At the start of 2017, Rick Ross celebrated the five-year anniversary of his mixtape Rich Forever, considered by many of his fans to be his magnum opus for the streets. Others have stated that coveted title should go to his fourth album, 2010’s Teflon Don, or even 2012’s follow up God Forgives, I Don’t. The man who gave listeners two releases in 2014 (Mastermind and Hood Billionaire) and doubled up again in 2015 (Black Dollar and Black Market) has consistently put out enough material that the term could justifiably be applied to more than one of his projects.
Now, Ross is wading into the debate by calling his ninth studio album, Rather You Than Me, his official magnum opus. Last week, Ross celebrated both his daughter's birthday and the release of the album on March 17, and initial fan reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. Ross’ ear for production is still impeccable on standouts like “Santorini Greece” and the Meek Mill-assisted “Lamborghini Doors.” Plus, there’s no shortage of Renzel-isms ("Me and Hov back and forth like I'm triple platinum") and boss-up moments -- like when he dedicates an honest open letter to Cash Money boss Birdman, a former inspiration turned foe, on the appropriately-titled “I.o.s.Become Rivals,” sparking a conversation about Birdman's business moves and strained relationships with Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled. (Birdman responded to Rozay's claims in an interview with .)
On Rather You Than Me's release day, spoke to Ross about his reasons for addressing Birdman on "I.o.s.Become Rivals," the possibility of working with Drake again, and when fans can expect to receive the long-awaited MMG Self Made 4 compilation.