By Carter Maness
With the July 31 release date of his much-anticipated album God Forgives, I Don’t less than a week away, Rick Ross has provided another taste of his new work with the Drake and Wale-featuring “Diced Pineapples.“.
While clearly about women, the concept of “Diced Pineapples” actually originated with Ross’ health scare last year. Back in October 2011, the Maybach Music Group boss suffered a pair of seizures while flying and got a medical recommendation to incorporate more fruit into his diet moving forward. Apparently, Ross is a huge pineapple fan, which started him down the path to this song.
When he previewed his album with MTV News earlier this week, Ross explained more. “When I got out of the hospital — you know, I had a seizure last year — when I was leaving, the doctor told me, ’You gotta eat some more fruit, drink you some water, eat fruit and just relax for a little while.’ My fruit of choice was pineapples,” he said.
“For the next three weeks, I woke up every morning and ate diced pineapples, and I put the concept together,” he continued. “Drizzy came in, as well as Wale, and it’s kinda like, ’She could be my diced pineapple. This special lady, she could be what I wake up to every morning and help me get by every day.”
Opening with some legitimate poetry from Wale, the piano-heavy track nails that women-as-fruit seduction motif. “Crib on the water, got Lebron up the block,” raps Ross, trying to impress his lady-of-interest. Drake, perfect with the song’s muted drums, does his sensitive Lothario thing on the hook.