The O.D.: A Mixtape Daily Exclusive
Big up to the homey, video director Spiff TV (Waka Flocka Flame's "O Let's Do It" remix and a slew of Rick Ross clips including "Rich Off Cocaine"). His close friend and manager Rick Ross may be doing huge-budgeted mini-movies with the likes of Diddy and director F. Gary Gray, but the Miami Bawse promises that he'll never stop doing the straight-to-the-Net videos Spiff directed — videos that his fans have grown to love over the past couple of years.
"Of course, man. You know we'll never stop releasing those black-and-whites, those virals," Ross explained. "We're actually editing a slew of them right now. So get ready. ... That's just another way we bring [the music] to life. We add color to the situation. We really love to be a part of the music and the history."
"When I hear a dope Busta Rhymes record, I feel like that's a part of history, and I want to be a part of that," he added about his rampage of creating unofficial remixes by adding verses to singles like Drake's "Find Your Love," Rocko's "Maybe" and Erykah Badu's "Window Seat." "I want to be a part of that music. I want to put a verse on that. I don't look at it as every record I jump on or every record I do for someone as necessarily more shine. It's not necessarily the case. It's always being a part of that moment in time."
Thursday (May 27) is a huge moment in time as T.I. is slated to drop his F--- a Mixtape and Ross is putting out his Albert Anastasia EP. Both are mixtapes and both are free for fans. Another thing both tapes have in common is that they are composed strictly of new music.
"Of course not," Ross answered about whether or not we would hear some of those unofficial remixes on the tape. "You mentioned 'Window Seat.' Shout out to the beautiful Erykah Badu, we got some things we're working on too. But this new mixtape we're releasing right before Memorial weekend, it's gonna be completely new music, new beats. Dope street ideas. It's strictly for the Teflon Don lovers. It's strictly for everyone that's excited for [the album's release date] July 6."
One new track that also won't make the cut for the Double A EP is the "Teflon Don Freestyle." He's not saving it for the album either. It's just out there.
"Nah, that ain't gonna be on the album," he said. "I got stuff that's much more potent than that. It's crazy the way I love that 'Teflon Don' freestyle. But it's like, when I started writing it, it had the potential to be big. When I finished it, compared to other bodies of work, it wasn't even worth me putting a chorus on it. I love it, and I feel that's a part of my mixtape arrogance. It's like it's a gift. I know it's dope and I know it would be a single on other albums. But this ain't even gonna make the mixtape. Just for online. This is just for MTV, this is for the bloggers, this just for the people who can't wait."
Albert Anastasia EP Track Listing According To The Maybach Music Group
1. Diddy Intro (produced by Infamous)
2. MC Hammer (produced by Lex Luger)
3. Blowin' Money Fast (B.M.F.) (featuring Styles P, produced by Lex Luger)
4. Money Maker (produced by Boi-1da)
5. Gotti Family (featuring Yo Gotti)
6. Fire Hazard (produced by the Runners)
7. All I Need (featuring Birdman and Trey Songz)
8. Sweet Life (featuring John Legend, produced by Philly Phatboi)
10. Knife Fight (featuring Kool G. Rap)
11. White Sand Part 2 (featuring Triple C's)
12. 300 Soldier (Produced by L-Don)
13. Nasty (featuring Masspike Miles)