As part of the Maybach Music Group team, Wale has been taking notes on Rick Ross’ writing process. Speaking with MTV2’s Funk Flex Full Throttle, the Washington, D.C. rapper explained that Rawse’s pen game has spurred him to want to step his rhymes up.
“It’s another whole vibe with him. I’ve never been so inspired to write. It’s almost a competitive nature in that environment with me and Mill in there and me and Pill in there and me and Rozay in there,” he said. “But he goes through these morphs into something. It’s really an incredible thing to watch.”
He likened Ross’ process to Jay-Z’s writing method, where he doesn’t use a paper and pen to craft rhymes. “You always hear these stories about Jay-Z mumbling, but you actually see the whole thing. He might not even say a word. He may go 20 seconds without saying a word, but you understood everything he just said. I’ve never seen anything like it. And then he just morphs into this person. Everybody just sit and watch.”