Rick Ross Talks Artist Cultivation, Name Of New Album

Rick Ross says the title of his upcoming album "God Forgives, I Don't” is a "real statement.”

Over the past year or so Miami rapper Rick Ross has steadily added to his Maybach Music Group roster with Stalley and DJ Scream being the labels latest additions.

During an interview with MsDramaTV.com Ross spoke on working with artists after they’re signed and revealed that he’s more concerned with an artist’s work ethic and passion more than anything.

“Just to keep it short I think that’s what it’s about at Maybach Music,” said Ross when asked about cultivating artists at his label. “I respect work ethic more than I do talent. Their desire, their passion, their fuel, their talent. I can fuel your talent and surpass it so that’s what it’s about…That’s the key to success.”

Ross also delved a little deeper into the reasoning behind the name he chose for his next album, God Forgives, I Don’t. According to Ross he chose the name because of its realness.

“It’s a real statement. I love it like that you know. And that’s the repercussion,” Ross explained. “It’s [alive] out here. Step out into the road and it’ll go bad for ya.”

God Forgives, I Don’t has yet to receive a release date.

 

 

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53 Comments

  • Frank

    Dope interview and real talk! Cause alot of new york rappers got talent but cant make a hot record to sell or if they do they cant stay consistent and thats work ethic preach ross!!!!!!!!

  • Brandoin

    I'm sick of hearing about Rick ross being a CO! That means sh*t to me. That doesn't validate his lack of street cred. A n*gga had a job in the joint, so f*ckin what. We don't know if he was a law abiding CO, we don't know if he smuggled in drugs...man who knows and who cares other than Ross making some of the best music today!

  • Anonymous

    ross make dope music, dope artist.... most anticipated album of the year for me... CO TO CEO, FUCK NIGGAZ

  • JG

    Teflon Don was a modern-day classic, cant wait for the new Rozay. Fuck the haters

  • King Richard Aka Da God Of Rap

    WORD! nas can make a song called "a favor for a favor and say "i wet who you want wetted, you wet who i want wetted, any nigga can get it" and cats say its some real hip hop shit! but if ross says the exact same line they dissect every word say its garbage and ask for a background check. WTF?,realest comment n a min,quit being a hater on dis mc cuz he got talent & yo fav mc aint gettin da shine u think dey deserve,tell'em join da illuminati!!! lol dnt hate da skill ignorant people....http://www.youtube.com/user/Darealkingrichard?feature=mhee

    • Anonymous

      If anything YOU'RE being ignorant. Ross ain't made an I Gave You Power, I Can, If I Ruled The World, Sly Fox, Testify, or a Hero song. So you taking a random line from Nas to justify Ross' delusions of grandeur is inane. Everybody knows these rap niggas exaggerate and some of them speak more real s**t exaggerating than this nigga Ross does, period. You ain't kicking no knowledge nigga, so FOH with that realest comment in a minute garbage you typed.

  • Nico 3

    Ross's problem is he's grindin every album trying to out do himself, yet when it comes release time, nobody's flocking to buy it.

    • Brandon Hamm

      3 #1 albums in 4 tries and a 4th album that came 5,000 copies short of being a #1 and you're saying he doesn't sell? Not trying to be critical, just don't understand what you're trying to say.

  • SELLS SHOWS

    NO ONE WILL BUY THIS HIS FAKE IN EVERY MEANING OF THE WORD MOST RAPPERS ARE FAKE BUT COME ON HE WORKED A 9-5 AT PRISON AND SAID NOTHING THAT WAS JUST THE START OF THE LIES MUSIC ONLY TAKES YOU SO FAR WHEN I HEAR HIS STUFF ITS LIKE THE LIES BLEED OUT OF THE MUSIC HES A LAME

    • Triggaman

      Bad comeback. Almost every rapper had sequins and shit back in the 80's. Sugarhill gang, Whodini. That was just the style back then cause rap wasn't much different from disco. Ballet is only feminine if you're an insecure fuck. Every serious actor I know (who has gotten way more pu**y than most people) with ballet to take control of their body. It was never cool to be a cop and front like you're some big time gangsta. The music sucks anyway, it's mad over rated to begin with.

    • Klift

      Not to mention Mobb Deep in their tutu's, can't hate someone for having a job. The music is what counts.

    • Anonymous

      ^ agreed. you dont know the circumstances or the contexts of people's lives when these things were happening so why you so worried abot that shit? i think its time you found something less hypocritical to hate rick ross for. until either listen to the music or dont.

    • Lupe Espinoza

      And Dr. Dre wore a sequin dress and eye liner, yet no one brings that shit up -.- enjoy the gotdamn music if not DONT LISTEN.

    • Anonymous

      2Pac was a ballet dancer.

  • Anonymous

    i enjoy ross' music. the same way i enjoy nas music. I never hated on nas or biggie when they would talk about their unverified enounters of the street and mob capers and catching mad bodies with the gulliest and naming themselves after gangsters. same way I dont watch gangster movies and say "this shit is fake, pacino aint bout that life!". All these rappers play roles and talk shit. there's a huge double standard with the way people judge ross' music compared to the way they judge nas and biggies. its funny yall will listen to nas say "what i speak strictly from felons" and say its dope, but when ross says "pardon me for being so discreet with my connects" yall scream fake. Stop contradicting yourselves and just enjoy the music! tired of your bias bullshit!

    • Triggaman

      stories of gunplay and all that are unverified. How are you going to verify that without doing prison time? I tell you one thing that can be verified. YOUR BOY WORKED IN A PRISON.

    • peace god

      WORD! nas can make a song called "a favor for a favor and say "i wet who you want wetted, you wet who i want wetted, any nigga can get it" and cats say its some real hip hop shit! but if ross says the exact same line they dissect every word say its garbage and ask for a background check. WTF?

    • Anonymous

      word! I couldn't of said it any better...

  • Brandon Hamm

    If it's as good as his last effort, I'll be satisfied. Teflon Don was his best album, guys. Primo had it on his end-of-the-year list for a reason. Ross really stepped up his lyrical game and the production was fantastic. It wasn't perfect by any means, but as far as mainstream Southern rap albums go, it was excellent.

  • Anonymous

    The nigga just ain't versatile enough, and won't get into legendary status. Only to be enjoyed a little bit or for a very limited time period. Imagine if every Biggie song sounded like juicy...

  • Killalex

    Officer Ricky is a great example for the kids! He showed us you can be a C.O, steal a drug lord's identity and become rich! It's great that Correctional Officer Williams made up lies of dealing white and has loads of stans.

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  • ehe

    let me guess, random shots at 50 cent and BAWSE BAWSE BAWSE

  • King Richard Aka Da God Of Rap

    da album will b as gud as da last if nt betta,simple minded haters get mad at him 4 being a entertaining artist & painting pictures wit his talent instead of killing sum1,50 cent stole his name 2 & so did freeway,who cares if he wz a co,he makes muzik now & full albums daz gud unlike most artist n any genre nowadays,give credit & stop being ignorant....http://www.youtube.com/user/Darealkingrichard

    • Captain Dickhead

      ^ LOL 200% COSIGN CUZ 100 AIN'T ENOUGH?200% BRUH! TWO HUNDRED!

    • Lupe Espinoza

      ^^^ 200% co-sign! These fuckin haters HATE on everything that aint old school. Listen to Pac & Nas and STOP hating! Yall irrelevent.

    • Anonymous

      why does he need to stay in school? why not address his actual comment instead of taking petty jabs about some irrelevant shit to try and discredit him? he made alot of sense. 50 stole his name, freeway stole his, nas escobar stole his, makaveli stole his, biggies frank white stole his, and nobody says shit. what does staying in school have to do with his argument?

    • Anonymous

      LMFAO perfect example when you listen to too much rick ross

    • Anonymous

      please stay in school kids! or you might end up like this moron!

  • King Richard Aka Da God Of Rap

    da album will b as gud as da last if nt betta,simple minded haters get mad at him 4 being a entertaining artist & painting pictures wit his talent instead of killing sum1,50 cent stole his name 2 & so did freeway,who cares if he wz a co,he makes muzik now & full albums daz gud unlike most artist n any genre nowadays,give credit & stop being ignorant

  • FRESH87

    Yall need to stop hating,talking about his 15min is up lol,yall bitter ass niggas said that shit 2 albums ago and he's still here and with a stronger team,and yall bitches need to get off that co shit he,dude was only 18 at the time and only did it for a year,

  • Anonymous

    will this fake ass wangsta please go away already. ps. any one refering to him as a boss or "bawse" is an idiot. the reason he has people call him that cuz he was a c.o. and inmates call their c.o.'s "boss" so basically ur tellin him ur his bitch every time u say that

    • Anonymous

      he won't go away now, wouldn't he? are you still mad??? Awwwwww........wittle lady get mad at fat boy for being richer than his popz..

  • Ricky Rozay

    Rozay hottest nigga in the game. God Forgives I Don't gonna be album of the year. Rawse already got 3 classics and one album that most niggas would only dream as good. Bawse makin moves. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      classics no. fun singles to bump in the car yes. rick ross is like lil wayne he's a "bubble gum" rapper with below average rhymes,no wordplay, no metaphors he probably cant find his way around a dictionary

    • Ricky Rozay

      Niggas hate all you want. but yaall lames knew you was bumpin teflon don in your rides. Real ain't back, Rozay already destroyed his career. And at @stopnigga I'll say whatever the fuck I want. Your favorite rapper prolly 50 fell off, quit hatin. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • YOUNG JEEZY

      REAL IS BACK (TYPO)

    • stop nigga

      your 15 minutes of fame are gone you were funny but now you just look stupid

    • YOUNG JEEZY

      GTFO WITH THAT GARBAGE REAL IS WACK

  • Anonymous

    he hit the loto with wale he about to blow ambition!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    He meant...step outside ya jail cell and get fucked up by his prison guard gang.

  • Mr Flamboyant

    Agree with the previous two comments. This nigga just needs to keep quiet and just make music. And yeah, he'll be gone and forgotten in a few. Nigga is slowly getting played out.

    • Anonymous

      why is people paying Rawse for features still to this day then, if he's played out??? Are you mad? Awwww...wittle bitch is maaad!

  • Lilmarcci JonesCd

    ross aint built like dat, he stealn LL COOL j's style. Give Ross about another year his "mafia" style music will be boring and gay music will be into full effect wooooooooo. Work! (lol)

  • jesterxxl

    cmon son that wasn't even your idea!

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