Rick Ross Says Music on ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’ Is ‘Incredible’
Rick Ross makes music with domination in mind.
Some argue that his takeover began with his 2006 solo debut, 'Port of Miami' -- the trunk rattling lead single, 'Hustlin',' was one of the year's biggest hits. Others say it was when Ross' second LP, 'Trilla,' dropped two years later. Either way, no one could argue against the Miami rapper's influence by the time he released his third album, 'Deeper Than Rap,' in 2009, and the Teflon Don has been pretty much controlling the top of rap charts ever since.
"It's all about winning," the Miami native tells The BoomBox. "You want it to be as big as possible. We got eight nominations today [at the BET Hip Hop Awards]. So next year, we want it to be 20. That's something you take into consideration when you're making your music, you know what I'm saying?"
With his upcoming LP, God Forgives, I Don't,' the rapper and CEO of Maybach Music Group has put in the work needed to have a certified classic on his hands. Drake and DJ Khaled have proclaimed it as such; now it's up to the public to see his vision too.
Ross explains that he doesn't not feel any pressure behind the heightened expectations. "Nah, I just look forward to the release," the bearded MC shares. "Everybody I play the records for, that's what the response is. The music is incredible, so it just reassures me that I'm handling my business, that's what I'm looking forward to."
Rick Ross' latest work can be heard on the MMG album 'Self Made Vol. 1' and his fifth solo LP, 'God Forgives, I Don't,' slated for release Dec. 13.