It is official: [artist id="2000082"]Rick Ross[/artist] is off of Slip-N-Slide Records and will be putting out his next album on his own label, Maybach Music Group. The imprint’s first release will be Ross’ Deeper Than Rap and is slated for an April release. Within the next week or so we’ll hear two songs off of the opus, one of which is called “I’m the Magnificent.”
“That’s what makes the record real special,” Ross said Wednesday (January 14) via phone from Atlanta. “It just takes everybody a little deeper into my world. Everybody can just musically hear the growth. The content is something that’s most definitely something real special. The track was produced by the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. I got John Legend himself on the chorus. It’s something real big and creative. I haven’t heard John on this type of vibe.”
The second of Ross’ two-fisted delivery isn’t going to be so celebratory. He has to vent!
“I can’t lie: I’m dropping the B-side. It’s titled ‘Mafia Music’ and it’s gonna cause a lot of problems,” he explained. “It’s a scathing four-and-half-minute nonstop flow, me being autobiographical about my life and my come-up and my triumph. Of course, I had to address a few things, I had to address a few people. I love it. The thing is, some people are gonna be — um — they’re gonna be f—ed up. That’s the best way I can put it.”
Ross said the album is about 85 percent finished.
“I’m still doing huge records every day,” the Miami king said. “Just putting it together. I ain’t in no rush.”
“As you continue to live, you can never predict how far it’s gonna go,” he added about his evolution on the LP. “We got a black president now. Most definitely that should affect everyone’s thought process. It’s time to really boss up.”
Ross and his crew are headed to Washington, D.C., this weekend for Obama’s inauguration — and MTV News will be there too.