Rick Ross' "Maybach Music" featuring Jay-Z was one of the standout tracks from his sophomore set, Trilla. The Miami rapper upped the star power on the sequel, recruiting Lil Wayne and Kanye West to join him on "Maybach Music 2."
Now, to complete the trilogy, Ross, is connecting with yet another heavyweight MC.
"I had to do it real big with someone I never collaborated with before: Tip," Ross told "Sucker Free" host DJ Envy of T.I. "We got a full orchestra, a live orchestra from the strings on down. It's gonna be a masterpiece. It felt good to work with him. He just came home and got in the lab. He heard the music, he knows the legacy of part one and part two. And I feel like the verse he spits on this record may be one of his hardest verses. It's that 'Rubber Band Man' flow."
In the past, Ross spoke out in a lighthearted manner about not being included on Tip's "Swagga Like Us" record, which also included Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne. "How could you forget about me?" he asked in his own freestyle over the M.I.A.-sampled track.
"I feel like everything happens in time," Ross told MTV News about the omission. "What T.I. had on his plate and what he had going on, I think that was the roster for him to put together. He had to make it as big as he could. It's Paper Trail. He had to make it explosive. ... The way I make music, I'm hater-free. So I don't have egos. I'm a fan."
Ross is putting the finishing touches on his next album, Teflon Don, which is slated for release next month.
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