We already knew that Wayne joins
"Me and Wayne, I got a lot of respect and a lot of love, not only for Lil Wayne, but for Cash Money Records," Ross said. "Those were some of the few dudes that embraced me outside of the music long before the fame and fortune. I always felt it was genuine. Birdman and Slim been coming to Miami for years now. We developed a relationship being in and out of the studios. Anytime I called Wayne for anything — whether it's an album cut or remix — he was just there for me.
" 'Valley of Death,' that concept was just, that's really what it is — every day I get up and live the life that I live. Do the things I do. Move how I move," Ross added. "Walking in the valley of death, I feel my life is on the line every day. It's a 50/50 chance."
For his part, Lil Wayne has stayed away from any type of quarreling with 50 thus far. In fact, he has chosen to not address 50's attacks against him.
Another person Rick has been working with is 50 nemesis Ja Rule. Rule is on the remix of "Mafia Music," the record that sparked the G-Unit/ Rick Ross beef. "Ja Rule is on the record," he said. "Y'all gotta lay around for it."
Again, he didn't say what Rule's verse was about, but you can bet all the gadgets in Batman's cave that Rule's words won't be complimentary toward Fif, Lloyd Banks or Tony Yayo. Ross also said he hopes his and Ja's collaboration can lead to work on a new Rule album.
"I'm still a fan of Ja Rule," he said. "Ja Rule, put out your next album. Drop a next single real big. Put me on that. Keep selling records. What's the problem?"
Deeper Than Rap drops April 21.