With the release of his Mastermind album trailer earlier this month, Rick Ross teased a new single called “War Ready” with his one-time rival, Jeezy, and he delivered the track on Friday (February 7), as promised.
Over a booming beat from Mike Will Made It, Ross opens up the braggadocios track declaring, “If money is power, n—a I got millions of power,” before Jeezy steps in on the second verse to add that, “A coward dies a thousand deaths, a real n—a dies but one.”
Ross and Jeezy have been feuding for a few years now, even getting into a squabble at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards when they ran into each other backstage, but it’s all smooth sailing now. The two Def Jam rappers have made their reunion official with “War Ready.”
“The mark of a powerful man is not only his ability to make war, but to also make peace,” Ross told MTV News in a statement. “That’s why it was nothing for me and Jeezy to work out whatever past differences and get back in the booth to make history. This album is a celebration of the Mastermind, which reflects my music as an artist and my business ventures as a boss. We did this not only for ourselves, but for hip hop.”
Stream “War Ready” via XclusiveZone.
Mastermind is set to hit stores on March 4, with additional features from Kanye West, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd and Big Sean. The album is executive produced by Diddy and the full track list was revealed earlier today.
“War Ready” is available on iTunes along with the pre-order of Mastermind.