Rick Ross Hoping To Take New Album To The "Next Level" Thanks To Production From Dr. Dre & Pharrell

Rick Ross speaks on working with Dr. Dre and Pharrell Williams, says Meek Mill's career has inspired him.

While speaking with V-103’s Greg Street, Miami rapper Rick Ross revealed that he’s hoping to take his next album “God Forgives, I Don’t” to another level with production from Dr. Dre, Pharrell Williams, and other producers.
The rapper explained that with this album he’s really hoping to bring more options to the table for his fans. 
“I just wanted to go somewhere, just you know, to that next level,” Ross explained in a video by Quad Nation. “I got to work with some producers such as Dr. Dre. Other producers such as Pharrell…So it’s just been all about me just spending more time than I usually would just to make sure I get something that the people will really love and appreciate. And really just bring different types of records to the table.”
Later in the interview when asked what his biggest accomplishment has been so far at Maybach Music Group, Ross spoke on being inspired by Meek Mill’s career and how far he’s come in such a short period of time. 
“It ain’t just about the paper. It’s just about being in position,” said Ross. “Seeing Meek Mill come straight out the joint and now he riding big and that’s before his album even came out. It just let me know as an executive I can make those things happen. That’s what inspire me.”
Despite delays God Forgives, I Don’t is still expected to be released sometime this year. 
RELATED: Rick Ross Updates On Maybach Music Group, Pill, Def Jam & More

While speaking with V-103’s Greg Street, Miami rapper Rick Ross revealed that he’s hoping to take his next album God Forgives, I Don’t to another level with production from Dr. Dre, Pharrell Williams, and other noted producers.

The rapper explained that with this new album he’s really hoping to bring more options to the table for his fans. 

“I just wanted to go somewhere, just you know, to that next level,” Ross explained in a video captured by Quad Nation TV. “I got to work with some producers such as Dr. Dre. Other producers such as Pharrell…So it’s just been all about me just spending more time than I usually would just to make sure I get something that the people will really love and appreciate. And really just bring different types of records to the table.”

Later in the interview when asked what his biggest accomplishment has been so far at Maybach Music Group, Ross spoke on being inspired by Meek Mill’s career and how far the rapper’s come in such a short period of time. 

“It ain’t just about the paper. It’s just about being in position,” said Ross. “Seeing Meek Mill come straight out the joint and now he riding big and that’s before his album even came out. It just let me know as an executive I can make those things happen. That’s what inspire me.”

Despite delays God Forgives, I Don’t is still expected to be released sometime this year. 

RELATED: Rick Ross Updates On Maybach Music Group, Pill, Def Jam & More

82 Comments

  • HipHopLives

    Officer Ricky's ear for beats is amazing. He knows what he can body. Lyrically he is limited, and that often makes him come out as a "brag rapper" instead of a MC. Dre should get back to 50 instead

  • yessir

    ROZAY IS THE MAN FUCKED THE OTHER HATERS #GOD FORGIVES I DON"T

  • DEE

    Dude needs to make a "Churches Chicken" record.

  • beast

    to what next level is he gonna start rapping about double big macs over regular big macs. its fucked because he actually believes the shit he says. has he ever made an album where it was just him rather than a shitload of features. you wanna go to the next level you do that shit by yourself and not getting hype using other peoples names

  • jr88

    ross is a manufactured gangster...only people in the burbs listen to dude because they say "hey, he lied about his past so there has to be hope for me...lol"...at this point dude cant rap about his life because he was a middle class dude with a college scholarship and was a cop....smh...dude seems to hate his past but its a great thing that he and his family was successful...smh

  • Anonymous

    Rick Ross reminds me of Lil Wayne....A bunch of hype over nothing.

  • Anonymous

    its gonna be some random dre beat piano loop baseline you know the deal nothing epic

    • Anonymous

      exactly....all Dre's beats are simple loops. It kills me that he has to get someone to actually make the beat for him.

  • Anonymous

    nigga your 40 YEARS OLD!!!!!

  • The colored section

    One of the biggest frauds in the history of Hip Hop.

  • Iddle1

    Fuck Dre. How are you gonna produce for Officer Ricky and not 50. Fuck them whack headphones too. Sync headphones are waaaay better

  • Anonymous

    yall dumb mofos ross is luvin u all talkin bout his upcomin album, so keep hatein while hes stackin benjamins hahahaha

  • Anonymous

    lol selfmade my ass

  • Anonymous

    PEOPLE STILL LISTEN TO THIS LAME, I AINT HEARD SHIT FROM HIM SINCE ABOUT 07, JUST ANOTHER GIMMICK RAPPER TALKING BULLSHIT TO UNDERAGE KIDS WHO THINKS ITS COOL.

  • Anonymous

    his always using other people to build his hype up if your the greatest you dont need no one else

  • Jackin Ralph

    Its funny that people on here will ask Ross to expand his lyrical content but will listen to mind numbing rappers like Tity Boi Two Chains Cornball. I liked Ross for his production earlier with the J.U.S.T.I.C.E League Cool & Dre but lately everything sounds Lex Luger like and he needs to get back to the earlier sound or cover new ground. Ross may not be ever able to jump in anyones lyrical cypher lol but his production is top notch, he has delivery and a strong presence on the mic. For example what if Nas rapped on a top notch beat like "Maybach Music" or if Nas had beats like Jay's "Public Announcement" Rick Ross clearly gets it when it comes to production and that goes back to him being around someone like Erick Sermon (EPMD) Ross get on a beat like EPMD "So What Youre Saying" It will be interesting to see what Dr Dre and Pharrell brings to the table. Last Note Rick Ross please change the name of your Album. "God Forgives I Dont" makes it sounds like you think you are as big as GOD and with the way you have been blessed with a successful career and with your recent health issues you should be thanking GOD. You should be thanking GOD for forgiving your sins and keeping you alive although you clearly dont live a healthy lifestyle with all the non-stop parties, women, blunts, liquor etc. If you are gonna try to follow the Jay-Z path to wealth by staying busy in music you are gonna have to change your life.

    • steve

      i like your talk about how rick ross should change the album name cuz no one is like god. i know u aint preaching but ur saying the truth. it hurts how ppl straight away think ur too religious but this is the world right now, unfortunately. full of decay in societal terms but ofc its not all gloomy, i love rick ross's production and i love hip hop in general. lets hope rick releases an instant classic. P.S. the blueprint 1 by jay-z may be the most consistant hip hop album ive ever heard. just finished listening to it for the second time. strange of me to listen to it only twice now lol. okay i've talked for too long, peace!

    • Jnr

      Who are you, his preacher?

  • Anonymous

    Should be interesting who sells more between 50 and Ross this year, 50 has got all his die hard dickriders and Ross has the mainstream. Too bad neither of them can actually rap.

  • Anonymous

    Why you need Dr Dre his sound didnt change since 1999.

  • unclesam

    Your beats are dope already. Go and get someone to help you with your fucking writing instead. I aint saying Ross is a bad lyricist, but his subject matters revolve around: Food, watches, glasses, money, pushing coke. Motherfucker, expand your fucking views. Youre 36 years old, dont you have ANYTHING other than that to talk about?

  • Anonymous

    Ross has an ear for beats. This should be good.

  • jack johnson

    this gotta be a joke, I can't see Dr. Dre doing a beat for him, Interscope Records wouldn't have that. Maybe he worked with one of the "co-producers" of Dre's

    • NONO

      After all that trash 50 talked about them and Dre, they'll probably work with anyone. After all, that's what the big labels do.

    • NONO

      After all that trash 50 talked about them, they'll probably work with anyone. After all, that's what the big labels do.

  • Jus10

    I don't care if God produced Ricky's next album, it would just make me turn atheist. lol

  • Anonymous

    This nigga Dre is a fucking bitch for that shit... Dre producing hits for Ross but won't even give Eminem a beat for his album with Royce..

  • ummmmmmm

    I mean not really. Neither Dre nor Pharrell are putting out heat right now. Maybe 10 years ago, sure. But not now. But it will take your BUDGET to the next level lol

  • quantrell bishop

    Rick ross music makes me wont kick babys

  • daviddanielz

    Honestly, the only way he is selling crazy albums if he buys them himself like Wayne did.

  • Lilworm

    lol nothin but hate for ross, read the comments...make me laugh how yall hate on his success. man... yoou know you hoy if u got radio spinnin your mixtape sht

    • Lilworm

      and what does my misspelling have to do with anything i said? like yo, this site needs a log-in system... people like you are what ruins this site...

    • Anonymous

      Learn how to spell next time, you illiterate dickrider.

  • Mr Flamboyant

    Same old soup just reheated over. Give us some flavorful and exuberant wordplay finally and we'll give you credit, fat guy. This dude is an industry created joke. He's doing his thing but damn... And that Rich Forever mixtape/album was a gatdamn joke. Shit was terrible as hell.

    • Anonymous

      Hip Hop ain't all about wordplay, that's just your taste, some people like someone who can tell a good story, or has an interesting personality, or has a dope flow. Not saying Ross has any of that but don't be so single minded just because you love Eminem so much.

  • iamhiphop

    It doesn't matter who's producing the album or how many collabos there are, it'll still be the same album as the last four, musically, lyrically, and content-wise. The only thing Ross talks about is money, drugs, and bitches like every other rapper out there and uses the same boring-ass flow over and over again. God Forgives, I Don't will be just another weed plate like Teflon Don, Deeper Than Rap, Trilla, Port of Miami, and every mixtape by Rick Ross. The point is, Ross sucks as a rapper, he's overhyped and overrated, and people are stupid if they think otherwise.

  • B

    thats cuz despite all the tough talk towards Jeezy this nigga aint have one album thats come close to Jeezy lol Jeezy 2 platinum albums 2 gold, Rowss - 4 gold albums u mad? lol

  • bracken518

    wow DR.DRE? hey mr. dre a real artist who goes by AZ is waiting to finish his album, doe or die 2, for you, and your wasting ur time on this fat clown......well fat joe this is a super duper sad day in hip hop, i cant believe this shit

  • Anonymous

    its gonna flop his numbers dont lie a EPIC flop even worse than the red album BOOK IT!!!

  • Anonymous

    that mixtape WAS the album

    • Anonymous

      not true jay-z was confirmed when the album had a release date it was suppose to be one of the last tracks to be recorded this was when the wtt tour was just about to end.

    • Anonymous

      Rich Forever was a load of throwaway tracks to build hype for GFID. People like Just Blaze, Alchemist & Jay-Z were confirmed for his album well before Rich Forever came out and they weren't present on that so that blows your bullshit theory out of the water. I don't like Ross either but c'mon man.

    • ummmmmmm

      that makes sense.

    • Kanye West

      thats exactly what I heard. The label didnt accept the project as the album so he changed it to a mixtape.

  • Marx1684

    Regardless of what you say about that man he does put people on. He puts people on his mixtapes & he shows love to any artist that he can. He seems to actually keep it humble. He's not always the best lyricist but he knows what to do w/a track. It's not just the beats b/c he didn't always have beats. Yayo can't do what Ross can do on a track. Ross has established himself with Hip Hop. To deny him that is ignorant. If you dislike his music that's your right. His grind is another story though.

    • Anonymous

      Yayo dropped his album when album sales were stronger and he sold all those units purely off the back of G-Unit's success, I would loved to have seen him try and make it on his own.

    • ETK

      not even a Ross fan and I agree with this guy. Ross has an ear for beats and he grinds a lot.. bunch of music videos, connections & promotion. and even sometimes his flow is on point he raps like any shitty rapper but sells 10x more than any of em(at least he's only doing gold tho) haters can't stand hearing anything positive about this nigga, gets their blood level too high

    • Kanye West

      Ya for real dude thats why Rick false cant sell over 200k while Yayo has. SMH sit down stan.

    • Anonymous

      Bullshit nigga.everything you said is a lie

  • Anonymous

    First time i ever seen a nigga so happy to work with a producer

  • Anonymous

    Whats he gonna do actually rap!?

  • .era

    Dude is over rated. Production is what makes him.

    • 30,40,50,60,70sbabiesvs80s,90s,2000,2010,2020babies

      Yeah you is right.The beats make his albums hot.He couldn't survive the game without hot beats.

    • B

      truth, Rozay knows it best thats why despite th fact he alwasy got crazy production and collabos, he STILL lookin for more...jus sad, why dont u jus step your lyrics up, maybe stop talkin bout how much money u got and maybachs its 90% of his album

  • Alf Capone

    nigga kinda look like a fat bald jamie foxx in that pic at top

  • Anonymous

    I am not surprised rick ross became big he knew how to market himself and make himself bigger he studied it even though i don't like him

  • tasty chicken

    if you put a salad in front of ross he'd sit there scratching his head for an hour straight

  • DrectMoody

    Ross is a great executive. Meek Mill and Wale are getting great pushes; Stalley is really buzzing and flexing on an underground level. You can tell niggas work over there.

  • Anonymous

    you ment MEEK he goes by that ORIGINAL name now

  • Anonymous

    oh shit rozay is gonna be named meek and rap like a skinny nigga from philly ridin atvs and cut his beard and grow sum waves i cant wait ross i love how he just keeps it REAL

  • Anonymous

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR. ALREADY.

  • joebe18

    Ross is garbage. Save that studio time for real emcees.

  • Anonymous

    He need to worry about taking his gym game to the next level. Dudes health is a problem

  • land lord

    C'mon Rozay go ahead & drop dat heat already!!!!

  • jay

    wow. you can really tell the marketing counteraction thats going on here. One story 's saying he is possibly sick. another is talking about his album and how better its going to be than the last one. "the Business" cares about no one. they's prob. would like it if he was dead, so they could make more money, cause they know Ross is totally replaceable. a damn shame.

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