Rick Ross Says He Was Inspired By Martin Scorsese For "God Forgives, I Don't"

Rick Ross also confirms guest appearances from Dr. Dre and Jay-Z on the project.

Rick Ross is currently prepping the release of his upcoming album God Forgives, I Don't, set for release this summer on Def Jam. During an interview with LeBlackEtLaPlume.com, Ricky Rozay said that he approached the project like director Martin Scorsese would a film, and confirmed that Jay-Z and Dr. Dre will officially be on the project.

"God Forgives, I Don’t. First and foremost, the title, I wanted to approach it like let’s say Scorsese would have approached a film. I wanted it to be a bold statement, a dark statement, and have music to tell that story behind it. So it felt like a film or a motion picture when you listening to it. That’s the type of detail I really put into it," he said. "The big homie Jay-Z on the album. I collaborated recently with Dr. Dre, which is something I thought would never happen at one point. Just to see how the tide is changing… I’m excited for the end result and what people are going to ultimately get."

The Maybach Music Group boss also revealed aspirations of shooting his own films. Keeping up with his Scorsese inspiration, Ross wouldn't acknowledge that other musicians bite his rhyme delivery but said that when he goes into film, that's precisely what he will do with the famed director's style.

"I think when you dope, man, that’s going to happen. It’s just like when I fulfill one of my dreams and start directing film one day, I’m going to bite Scorsese angles. I’, going to use the Scorcese lens. I think if you great within yourself, you take that, you ain’t even tripping."

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  • pete

    I love rick ross like my mother :) he even Looks like my mother. chocolata chocolata

  • chip skyark

    me and rick ross its so cool everyday to know to be me where all free it to day its its to lay in mcdonalds like a rowlaond its od lonad its borts some we spents some its who know some your so asmwoeme its where big and strong i got 32 rick ross in reatile its me and rick are betufil like there stars in space its we got nice a face see us smile shine teeth and me and rick

  • Swag Surf

    Real niggas listen to: Rick Ro$$, Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Birdman! Real bitches listen to: Lil Weezy, Drake, T.I., B.o.B, Nelly! White boyz listen to: Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Game! Only old-ass niggas listen to: Nas, Wu-Tang, DMX, Dr.Dre! Only faggots listen to: Tyler the Creator!

  • Vagabond

    Love Ross or hate ross or if your in between gotta commend him on being on top the game right now. He strategized his way to the top instead of using great lyrics. For those that think he can't are probably not from Miami and haven't herded Ross before hustlin. It's a shame his best music can't even be found on the Internet. He changed his flow to accommodate the masses and now everyone I the rap is jackin his flow.ross has mastered how to stay relevant, attract attention, and giving the masses something to talk about. U either think he wack or the shit right now. One thing he has right now that no one else can match right now is presence. His presence on a track is impeccable. On a remix with 5 dudes he'll grunt thru other niggas verses to make you anticipate his verse. He sold 250k alone just for the title of the album. He playin the industry to keep his pockets right. I bet he has tons of lyrical shit he keeps to himself. Hip hop heads and writers have implanted " the south ruined hip hop" and " niggas from the south cant rhyme" so niggas from the south don't come out rhymin cuz when they do no one gives a fuck

    • Anonymous

      he didnt invent shit he stole from somebody else and now its popular this fat cop cant even invent him self a orginal name

    • Anonymous

      Damn, don't try to hit these fools with intelligence and common sense. Ross is smarter than all of them put together and makes dope ass music.

  • realtalk

    uum how many records 50 cent selling these days?? matter fact when the fuck was 50 cents last cd??? how can u not like an artist but click on there page just to say a hateful comment? but yet that isnt hating?? 50 cent is playd out his music is garbage i dont even go on any of his posts. why? cause hes irrelevant makes wak music is a snitch and nigga is jealous. he was jealous of ja rules career took him out the game but did everything ja rule did yet u criticized him for singing u started doing movies like him had braids like him tanktops like him smh. then u started beef wit thelox jayz fat joe cassidy raekwon ghostface nas etc alll for attention lika lil jealous bitch. put out hot music. thats alllll this rap game is about. puttin in good music. who gives a fuck where u come from or what you did. biggie pac nas all of them told good stories but they were fake it wasnt real. the point was is to rap some ill shit evn if its made up n to make it sound hot.

    • beast

      im pretty sure all those artists started the shit, your a fucking moron if you think 50 started the beef with him and the fraud. then you go go on to talk about story telling in raps what the fuck does the fraud talk about he has good beats thats about it and preteen kids think its cool to support a 40 yo fraud acting like a teenager grow the fuck up

  • nas gcwabe

    i love yo music and shit Bowse but for the blesphemy? go fuck yourself, dont care if u dont forgive me i know GOD will, u think coz of the money and fame u r above all else that matters!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Nas did it Rae did it Ghostface did it. Jay Z did it. The Firm did it so you tell me that the East Coast is full of fakes if Ross is fake because if you think these guys was moving big keys you crazy as fuck some of these guys had record deals at 19 and 20 I highly doubt they was moving bricks and putting in work like that. They might have sold a few rocks but who hasnt...lol. All them guys fake shit some of those guys could have went to college but didnt because they wanted to rap.

    • beast

      at least you can admit hes fake props

    • Vagabond

      You forgot to add lil wayneto the list of fakes. How he gets a pass callin himself a G is beyond me. Dude been rappin and taken care of before he hit high school. Only a child would believe that all these rappers are the gangstas they say they are. Lol. Or even as rich as they say they are. Not saying there ain't no exceptions tho. But very laughable that people take these niggas words as gospel. Believe these niggas as much as you believe reports on cable news and what the government tells you.

  • Anonymous

    i see alot of ross dick riders here....

    • Anonymous

      these purists are so fucking retarded and way worse than some of these mainstream fags. they on ross dick more than his fans. look how many comments ross got and compare that to the heralded artifacts. ya lames should kill yaselves.

    • Anonymous

      Well if we dick riders what are you a dick sucka...keep his name out of his mouth if you aint got not to say good. Yall some emotional bitches crying oh this nigga use to be c.o.. Its just entertainment this is going to be a movie. Im sorry to tell you some of your favorite rappers from the past was not really about that life. Thats real shit. But keep Ross out of your dick suckas how a man going to come in a place to hate. Like when did it become cool to hate on another guy you dont know. Like you should get man points taken away for that hating.

  • Anonymous

    jackin more..not suprised...is all persona is a foe..

  • bbfl

    It's funny how the fucking bitchass haters don't like him but they still listen, read and comment on his things. If you don't like him then go to listen something else but that's all about hatin right? Rozay already told you fucking haters "When you get a lil paper get ready for haters"... so I guess the only thing you are mad about is that this "fat motherfucker" earns more money per day than your shit house worth!

    • Anonymous

      word, ross makes them haters realize how shitty their own existences are.

    • Anonymous

      I agree they are closet Rick Ross fans it gives them a reason to listen. Like if you dont like him then why come in here to be a troll and hate thats bitch shit. 2012 lets end the bitch shit.

  • Anonymous

    I always thought that this clown didn't come up with the title by himself.

  • rawdawg

    IM READY FOR THIS FAT DONUT EATING POLICE FUCKER TO SHUT UP AND GET HIT IN THE FACE WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER

  • mankiez

    yeah the nigga was inspired by some fake shit. the nigga is fake shit.

  • jr88

    at this point he gets inspired by watching movies on netflicks...smh FRAUD

  • Anonymous

    Only inspiration Ross got from scorsese was the departed. The whole cop thing anyway.

  • sean le lion

    y can't we be friends y can't we be friends y can't we be friends I know your workin 4 tha CIA RICKY they would'nt hav u in the MA FI A

  • Anonymous

    Rick Ross is a joke, how many albums he ever sold? a million? Even Gucci Mane's wack ass sold more records than him lol

    • ^^^^^

      Nowhere in Anonymous' comment did he say anything about Ross being a C.O. -_-

    • Brandon

      Don't get on album sales when clearly album sales don't equate to quality music. His got a few platinum singles, he been on major tours, he currently touring off a mixtape. Ross going hard simple. Get off the CO argument. Nigga was 19 when he did that and who cares.

  • Jacc

    Yo I wanna some dumb ass shit, where the fuck is So Icy Boil when we need him!?

  • beast

    this fat albert talking biting and shit. bitch your a c.o. posing as a criminal and not only biting but devouring another mans name and identity. your the biggest fucking fraud in the music biz. wonder why he never talks about his claim that if 50 sold 10 million an album his next was gonna sell 12 million. 50 outsold his whole catalogue with one album lol

    • beast

      it doesnt matter what he's selling now C.O.'s lie and numbers dont you do the math. this lard ass is the one talking about numbers being number 1 and shit when your whole catalogue cant fuck with ONE of your enemies albums thats when he has to realize he has to get the fuck back in line and leave a real boss alone

    • TROUBLESOMENDN

      Fif is doing other things in and out of the music ind. making a great deal of revenue. It's a guarantee his next album this summer will out do This fat fake Copper's last three projects. He is still making moves. His career ended??? 200+million net worth. 5 million last year. he's still a relevant. I'm not a big fan of his, but i can't stand Ross' faulty wannabe thug ass or people like you who stick up and support him. Makin it seem okay for a man like him to come into the hip-hop scene as a former law enforcement worker to a boss drug dealing gangster rapper. Slap yourself Anonymous.^^

    • Anonymous

      And what is 50 selling now? LMAO. His career lasted 4 years. Not to mention that everybody sold tons of CD's when 50 did.

  • Anonymous

    IF its mafia he was inspired by rae and ghost. enough said.

  • Mr Flamboyant

    This dude's heading towards the cliff and is about to fall off very badly. Who the f does he think he's fooling with this rhetoric? Seriously. You bit then and you're biting now. Just embarrassing how niggas buy in to these damn industry fueled and created cats. Shit is disgusting. Cory Gunz called...he wants his title back.

  • kev

    http://www.sohh.com/2011/01/cory_gunz_addresses_rick_ross_swiping_go.html

  • Anonymous

    Love the fact that he acknowledges Scorsese. But I still find it hard to believe for rappers to really create albums that feel like movies.

    • anon

      cage - movies for the blind yeah it says movie in the title but if that doesnt sound like a horror film start to finish I don't know what does :D

    • Anonymous

      underground is where it's at, been so for 10 years, only dumb ass lames rely on mainstream artists. go underground and theres 3 garuanteed classics or more pro year. streets on fire, mr. nobody, oh yeah (our baby) >>>>>>>>>>> ross' whole career.

    • Anonymous

      also brotha lynch hung dinner and a movie or coathangastrangla they all feel like a movie and this is recent.

    • Anonymous

      Go listen to scarface the diary or spice 1 amerikas nightmare or murder he wrote they all feel like a movie. I still listen to it also Mc Eiht we come strapped was a movie. A lot of the gangsta rappers from the west back in the day did movie type of albums thats when Biggie and P diddy started biting off of the west.

  • ETK

    it's gonna be the same shit as his last four albums. don't try to pull nothin nigga. only thing that inspired him was a Dbl quarter pounder meal

  • dockevoc

    makes sense. actors belong in movies.

  • k.dub

    Album will be probably DOPE, but like I said... I'm sure he knew Cory Gunz was gonna title his album, "God forgive, I don't!!!" He took another artist, a new artist' album title and ran with it. I guess that's what BAWSE' do smh.

  • k.dub

    Can't buy what he's saying reference to the album title... He HAD to know that Cory Gunz was gonna title his album "God forgives, I don't!!!"

  • Andre cooper

    Ross got em hating as usual. What is so funny is that the haters are still stuck on something that happened years ago. I guess Ross should just put the mic down and go away smh..... Another funny thing is that no matter what the topic is about Ross the haters find a way to jump on and hate. I mean how many times are you go say Ross is a cop are that he is fat LOL. What ever y'all doing it is making Ross more popular the more you post. Good day and BTW i highly doubt that Ross is reading this. #hatingdead

  • Anonymous

    Give Ross a break. It's his job to promote this album any way he can. If he wants to liken it to Scorcese directing, so fucking what? I wouldn't be surprised if next Ross landed in a few movies. Maybe the Fat Albert 2. Uncle Buck 2. Soul Plane 2.

    • stevefrench

      hahah i would give anything to see an uncle buck 2 with rick ross filling in for john candy.

    • Anonymous

      Ross is a dope artist and drops quality music, that's where those overhyped underground cats fail for the time of their whole career at. Guys like Kanye >>>>>>>>>> all those dudes who can rap their asses of, but release 5 worthwile SONGS in 10 years, put together.

    • Anonymous

      ^ I agree with the points you made to an extent. But what is more worthwile? A highly lyrical guy who can rap his ass off at any given time, but fails to capture that essence for a whole song, let alone a whole album. People underestimate what it takes to execute and more, to absolutely perfect the artistic vision you have for whole projects. This nigga Ross picks fitting beats, his whole albums play like Mafia movies, from the first to the last song. He's releasing ALBUMS at will that others with twice his rapping skill would end their career to have even one album of that caliber in their discography. You got niggas that drope awesome single verses and that's right where it ends. Their whole work had zero impact, you could erase them off the history of Hip Hop and nothing would change. Sorry, but I'll take guys like Ross or Game who are able to capitalize off their strengths and execute their roles perfectly to make the best music possible over the Crooked I's and Papoose's of this world anyday of the week. Most of those dudes are nothing but smoke and mirrors, they say the exact same shit in Ross does in a complex and forced manner. Ross drops complex shit and says it in easy, relatable way and has one-liners that are more on point than the complete songs of these dudes who try way to hard.

    • Andre cooper

      ^^^^^^Troll^^^^^^^ You must be bored to say such a ignorant statement. No limit had lyricist on there roster Kane and able,Mac,magic,mystickal,c murder and etc. You sound like one of them new York cats who got there limelight stolen from the south. You don't have to like southern artist and not respect them but rest assured they took the respect and ran with it.

    • Anonymous

      Yea, but saying you were inspired by something says you would take your own creativity and blend it with whatever you inspiration was. He's first mistake was saying "RICK ROSS" was inspired by anything. Because in all honesty he's not a good rapper he just has some AWESOME producers. It's like No Limit 85% of the roster couldn't rap to save their lives but their production team was the top notch of it's time. To be inspired you have to have some creativity Ross's "creativity" has been put into question as it seems he is always biting off of someone else. Case in point Teflon Don, his own stage name, and his lyrical content.

    • Anonymous

      Word. People take this music shit waaaaaaaaay too serious. This dude is an entertainer at first. LOL.

  • Anonymous

    SMH, I fucking hate rappers sometimes "Yeah man, my album was inspired by Jesus & the Last Supper" and then you buy the album and its the same bullshit bout dope & hoes Get the fuck out of here and tell the truth idiot "My album is about the same shit as all my other albums, over dope beats my fat ass dont deserve but get anyway because I'm rich"

    • Anonymous

      I like Saigon, but it was laughable and sad at the same time how he tried to promote it as the next Illmatic and what came out of it? The most generous underground album one can imagine.

    • eddiiemurphy

      lol funny cause its true

  • Anonymous

    This nigga still lying about that title. It wasn't inspired by scorsese his fat ass was flipping through channels on cable and saw this title on starz westerns. And kids dig this shit. No rhyme skills, always fronting about his whole lifestyle and the nigga stay lying about shit even petty shit like an album title. You lil niggas is lost.

    • Anonymous

      He ain't even have to do all that. He straight lifted it off of Cory Gunz. Simple as that, and tha delusional fuck is steadily lying

  • sayed

    dear mr. rick ross people like you do not get inspired as you are not creative or talented and you are not inspiring yourself you are a joke you look like a joke rap like a joke and name your albums like a joke i bet martin scorsese is hangin from a noose right now

  • Dick Riding

    I grew a beard just like Rick Ross. I always wear sunglasses just like Rick Ross. I graduated from Carol City High just like Rick Ross. I had a football scholarship to Albany just like Rick Ross. I had a job as C.O. just like Rick Ross. I want be a rapper just like Rick Ross. I started eating nothing but McDonald's and KFC so I can get fat just like Rick Ross. He is my hero.

  • Rick Ross Sucks

    He was also inspired by Cory Gunz, from whom he stole the title of his album...This guy sucks and he can get Dre in the studio and chill with big name cats..am I the only one who is crying "foul ball"?????

  • Anonymous

    stop saying who cares his fake they all are no there not and no one is and will ever be as fake as him just look at him

  • Anonymous

    that joint with ross and dre is gonna be crazy cant wait for this album!!

  • HHFAN

    Personally, I like Ross but I hope he has some good production on his album. After a while that Rich Forever mixtape sounded like it was the same beat over and over. Plus who cares if he's was a C.O.? All these rappers entertainers like WWE wrestlers.

  • Anonymous

    Ross is a leech just feeding off of other people's fame

  • Anonymous

    Inspired? Just like his whole career was "inspired" by another man's REAL LIFE? FOH fat boy.

  • Martin Scorsese

    negros and the mafia dont mix

  • Martin Scorsese

    You rappers just like to say my name like im some mobb figure keep my salami out your mouth.

  • Anonymous

    what happened to just picking up a mic all these rapactors are funny with these mafia projects nas went from free the mother land to the hoe smackin don

  • Anonymous

    Ross is about to drop some Ready to Die shit and I cant wait. Its been a while since I heard the mafiso rap. Im looking forward to it. This will be a movie.

  • Anonymous

    Of course its gonna be like a film, Its not gonna be real life is it. Theres nothing real about him

  • Anonymous

    Ross is great at what he does and that's the only thing that matters. He picks amazing beats, drops atmospheric verses with a great and got dope concepts. Not everyone needs to be super lyrical to realize their artistic visions.

  • Music I Buy

    Mystikal and Ross are the only albums I'm checking for right about now. I'll purchase albums by Tupac, Nas, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Drake, Cam'ron and , if they drop this year.

  • Anonymous

    Never trust a person who hides their eyes as much as him He just talks bullshit Only kids and wannabees listen to him

  • Anonymous

    People are so fucking dope, acting like ex cops can't be criminal, hahahaha.

  • Anonymous

    It might be a similar concpt to Ludacris-Theater Of The Mind.

  • Anonymous

    Yall are some fake ass niggas. This nigga got a dope concept and explained it in the right way. Let Nas say the same words and yall would scream what a genius he is.

    • chitown

      I'm not a big Rick Ross fan but, i'm not a hater either. I have off and on listened to rick ross music. I have the albums trilla and teflon don, as well as the mixtapes Rich Forever and The Albert Anastatia. Rick Ross is talented but he is a soul-less rapper. It's always an image and no real identity to who he really is. He is just a more talented Gucci Mane. He has nothing of importance to communicate to this audience. The reason why I say this is because his music just simply shallow with no real in depth meaning. My example is Triple Beam Dreams featuring Nas. Nas not only ripped the track with in depth description, imagery, and perspective, but he had meant every word he said. He rapped with a sense of urgency as if he had something on his chest. The details that nas used could only come from a couple of places: himself, someone he knew that lived it, or onlooking. Ross on the other hand just rapped about thugging with some peotic devices. Ross's verses were shallow and it felt like a soundtrack to some movie. You didn't feel his words. You only heard them. My point is that Ross needs to establish his identity and not just simply his image the he promotes. Who is Rick Ross?

    • Anonymous

      Your completely right. If he made this album he would make it so lyrical it would be genius. Rick Ross is like a character in a movie to me.

    • Alf Capone

      the difference is nas is rappin about stuff he saw growing up in the queens bridge projects. ross is rappin about stuff he used to keep niggas in a cage for doing. do i think nas has done everything he raps about? of course not. do i think he has seen and been around alot of the things he raps about? well he did grow up in north americas largest housing project

    • What?

      What is so "dope" about this concept?

    • Anonymous

      i don't think he tried to compare the actual talent of nas to that of ross, but rather their made up images and how different people react to it and try to jusitify it with ridiculous reasons.

    • Alf Capone

      i dont know if nas is a real street nigga or not but we know ross isnt. not only that nas can rap. illmatic came out damn near 20 yrs ago and niggas still buy and listen to that shit. u honestly think anyone will be buying or listenin to ross albums that long from now?

    • Anonymous

      nas is just another rapper who never knocked anybody out, sold kilos before his record deal, ordered hits before he made millions. nas ain't no street dude and you not neither.

    • Alf Capone

      ross is just another run of the mill cocaine rapper. comparing him to nas is just plain stupid

    • Anonymous

      Only the haters from the Northeast coast will say that dumb shit.

  • Anonymous

    of course this fake ass nigga will get inspired by a movie director

  • GrimGenius

    martin scorsese is the shit

  • Unknown

    Bull Shit. Martin Scorsese

  • R.O.D.

    Niggaz gonna stay hatin' on Rozay But GFID Is gonna Be A Dope Record

  • Anonymous

    Lol nigga please.

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