Rick Ross Says Michael Jackson Was 'One Of One'

'He impacted music and mankind in a special way,' the Bawse tells MTV2's 'Sucker Free.'

[artist id="2000082"]Rick Ross[/artist] says the impact [artist id="1102"]Michael Jackson[/artist] left on pop culture is immeasurable. Like many people around the globe, the Bawse is reflecting on Jackson's life and legacy with the one-year anniversary of his untimely death on Friday.

"My second album, Trilla, was named after Michael Jackson's Thriller album, which I feel is the number-one album in the history of musical life form," Ross told MTV's "Sucker Free" this past weekend in Atlanta at the Philips Arena during the Birthday Bash 15 concert. "Shout-out to Quincy Jones; send your boy a beat! Just to see [Michael's] story, him as a kid, his siblings. That was a story I felt that any black family growing up could relate to. To see the heights that he took it to at such a young age. He set so many trends. Of course he had a great voice. Of course the ladies loved him. They needed oxygen machines at his shows. People were fainting a lot of times. We don't speak enough on him being a fashion icon. His shades, the [Ray-Ban] Wings, those are the shades I wear to this day. He also became famous for the glove, the jacket, the socks, the penny loafers, the flooding pants. He was a fly dude. He impacted music and mankind in a special way. He's one of one. It'll never come again."

Ross' peers, such as Bun B, Ludacris and Busta Rhymes, have also talked to MTV News about Jackson this week. Rhymes insisted that Jackson's King of Pop nickname deserves an upgrade.

"It ain't even just the 'King of Pop' no more," Bus said. "I think we gon' bury that and we gon' give you the new attribute that goes along with your greatness, as the 'King of Music.' "

MTV will be remembering the life and music of Michael Jackson all weekend. Don't miss the one-hour special "Michael Jackson's Influence on Music," airing Friday at 6:30 p.m. on MTV.