Cruel intentions or just witty hip-hop referencing? Everyone is talking about [artist id="2000082"]Rick Ross'[/artist] new record "Mafia Music," where he name-checks everyone from [artist id="82815934"]Shawty Lo[/artist] and [artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist] to
[artist id="1158"]Whitney Houston[/artist] and
[artist id="3624"]Bobby Brown[/artist]. For four minutes and 21 seconds, the Ross relentlessly praises his own success and admonishes some of his enemies.
The most notable person he talks about on the record is [artist id="860639"]50 Cent[/artist].
"I love to pay ya bills, can't wait to pay ya rent/ Curtis Jackson baby mama, I ain't looking for a cent/ Burn the house down," Ross raps, referring to the "suspicious" fire at a home owned by 50 (in which his son and ex-girlfriend lived) last year. "You gotta buy another/ Don't forget the gas can, jealous, stupid muthaf----r."
It's not hard to figure out what the G-Unit general thinks about the song: 50's camp has already posted the track on
Thisis50.com and labeled it "50 Cent Dis." Early in 2008, 50 warned Ross not to stay too close to Fat Joe during the Bronx don's beef with the G-Unit.
Recently, during an interview with MTV News, Ross warned that some of his peers would be catching feelings once "Mafia Music" was leaked.
"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."
The Miami native also told MTV News that an official single, "I'm the Magnificent" would be coming soon. Ross' new LP Deeper Than Rap, is due this spring.