It’s a go time for Cash Money Young Money. As Birdman released his “Fire Flame” remix and Lil Wayne shot his “6 Foot 7 Foot” video with Cory Gunz, DJ Khaled introduced the first single, “Welcome to My Hood,” from his upcoming album, We The Best Forever. MTV News spoke to the Miami-based DJ about Rick Ross’ contribution to the record.
“Ricky Rozay, that’s my right hand. He gave me another classic verse — because we always do classics together — but this verse is a little special because you can hear it in the tone of his voice,” Khaled said of Ross’ rhymes.
“Lord forgive for my sins, that’s my confession if they pull me in this Benz, I got possession of a federal offense,” the Bawse spits. “I’m talking pressure, in my criminal intent, so wear your vests/ And I’m still gon’ stunt like it ain’t no tomorrow/ F— your house note n—a, blow that bitch on a bottle.”
“I told Ross this is … something you don’t even give yourself,” Khaled said. “He gave me that ’Huh!’ to a whole other level, you can hear it in his voice.”
Recently, fans joined together in a resounding request for Ross: Remix Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “H.A.M.”
“A Rick Ross remix would help sway a lot of people who are on the fence about this record,” Ernest Baker, Assistant Editor at Complex magazine, noted. “I think one should happen, but it’d be cool if Ross stuck to a supporting role like with ’Monster.’ For most of his remixes, Ross leaves a good amount of the original song intact, so it’d be cool if he just tacked on a short verse at the end of ’H.A.M.’ ”
Ross retweeted RapFix’s link, so here’s hoping.
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