Rick Ross Says "Mastermind" Album Coming At The "Top Of The Year"

Rick Ross also discusses collaborations with Jay Z and Lady

Recently, Rick Ross released his lead single for Mastermind, "Devil is a Lie," featuring Jay Z. In a recent interview with Rap-Up, Ross spoke about the track.

"It's one of those," said Rick Ross. "If you know how me and Jay do... We was talkin', we was having a conversation, and we was like, I believe it's our sixth collaboration, and we 6-0."

Previously, Jay and Ross collaborated on tracks like Ross' "Free Mason," "Hustlin' (Remix)," and "3 Kings."

Ross also discussed another high-profile collaboration, a remix to Lady Gaga's "Do What U Want."

"Shout out to Lady Gaga," said Ross. "Just being a super-talented artist that loves to express herself to the fullest extreme. Just for me to get to collab with her, that was a big one for the Bawse."

Ross addressed how the collaboration of Gaga came to be. "Some of [her] people reached out to me. I was like, 'Of course.'"

Rick Ross also spoke about the status of Mastermind."It's coming soon," he said. "Top of the year. Still gotta put a few details into it. I got to. Everybody'll thank me later."

Watch the interview below:

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151 Comments

  • riv216

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  • Anonymous

    "supposed to come out tomorrow but his singles all failed to generate any real buzz" He only released 1 single from it lol Box Chevy was a street single. We've covered this already.

    • Anonymous

      it wasnt considered a street single until it flopped moron! it that shit was hot it would have been the first single. it was released and announced as the first mastermind single

    • Anonymous

      Make all of the lies/excuses all you want. It doesn't change the fact that all of Ross' singles tanked.

  • Anonymous

    "jeezy sold more first week and overall!!" Yet still only went gold like Ross.

  • THEBAWSE

    YALL NIGGAS WISH YOU HAD TITTIES LIKE ME QUIT HATIN IMA REAL NIGGA

  • ZoeRelly12

    These same bitch ass niggas commenting on ross life and dont know shit. This man is a certified street cat. He was even hanging with GD niggas before he was famous. So what does that tell you? Yall so quick to say he rapping about shit he never did. Ross was in them streets and I know that for a fact. Ross got street niggas in FL, MS and GA that will vouch for him. That is fact. That co job was just a coverup. He was working for a nigga named Kenneth Boobie williams who was one of miami's most famous black kingpins. All you gotta do is look it up. Ross was a dope boy working uncover as a co. Thats why he didnt keep the job long. He got rich, helped his homies like he was instructed to, then moved on. Ross got zoe pound niggas on speed dial. Most of you corny internet warriors and fake street niggas dont even know who zoe pound is. I know the mans life and what he did cause I know people who grew up with Ross. You cannot walk around miami and be fake. You cannot claim affiliation with Niggas like kenneth black without getting dealt with if you're lying about it. Here's something else yall didnt know. The same nigga that leaked that co picture of ross was murked in broad daylight not too long after Ross called him an informant and went off on dude. Sam ferguson was his name. Like i said, keep calling the man fake. It doesnt matter anyway cause the streets fuck with ross. Miami know this man got creditability. You little delusional 50cent jeezy stans and troopers are just emotional and angry that the man is still winning meanwhile jeezy's label cte is a fucking graveyard. And curtis cant get a release date. Meanwhile ross still dropping albums. And mastermind is probably coming out in February. Too many fuckk bois on hiphopdx.

    • Anonymous

      ZoeRelly12 the Ross dickrider, everything you just said in your novel is all a lie.

    • Anonymous

      "The same nigga that leaked that co picture of ross was murked in broad daylight not too long after Ross called him an informant and went off on dude. Sam ferguson was his name." I'm sure it was unrelated but this just proves Ross is willing to go to great lengths to cover up his past and keep the money coming in!! Ask DJ Vlad about that shit. If Ross was a real nigga he wouldn't worry about niggas questioning how real he is.

    • Anonymous

      " Ross got street niggas in FL, MS and GA that will vouch for him. " Cause he pays them fool. Everyone knows he a fraud to the fullest.

  • PutMollyinHerChampagne

    RICK ROSS IS SUCH A BAWSEEE I wish he could put molly in my champagne. 50 wishes he could have nearly as much money n Fine women as him, not to mention the fantastic titties I have. 50 fans are wannabee street kids unlike tha real niggas who listen to Ross's Correctional Officer approved Jamz. BAWSE -BruthaDee

  • Kost

    The major problem with Rick Ross is that not only does he rap about shit he never did, he pretends to be someone he's not. We all know rappers have been stretching the truth for their benefit of having something to rap about, however, most of them have a similar background which relates to what they say. For example, Eminem has not killed his wife, but he has gone through terrible experiences with her which allows him to create a story that is based off his experiences with his wife. However, Rick Ross raps about being a drug king-pin and claims to be a part of a gang. Ok, now are there any general information that Rick Ross has been a big time drug-dealer and a gang member? No, quite the opposite actually as Rick Ross was a former Corrections Officer. Now, Rick Ross isn't even his own name. Rick Ross is the name of a real drug dealer named "Freeway" Rick Ross who was arrested for dealing cocaine and other types of narcotics. The rapper Rick Ross stole the name and the man's identity and presents himself to be someone he's not and I'm not talking about just in his music. The rapper Rick Ross also claims that he's a hustler and a gangster in countless interviews and states false bullshit that he has nothing to back it up with. Therefore, Rick Ross is not authentic and he is straight spraying shit out of his mouth for profit and record sales. Yes, he may have made a few hot tracks, but I cannot support an artist who believes himself to be someone he's not and takes the identity of another for his own benefit.

    • Anonymous

      remember when he said he could put 1000 gangsters in any hood and then he got shot up riding with his girl all alone on his birthday in his own city

  • jerry seinfeld

    Does anyone know why Ross always wear sunglasses? Even indoors... its friggin weird like he doesn't want you to look at his eyes while he lies to you or something...?

    • Anonymous

      Thats what it is. Eye contact is always a dead giveaway when someone is lying and seeing as how his whole career and life is based on lies and fairytales he doesn't want people staring into his soul and figuring it out!

  • Ja Rule Army

    TOP 5 WORST TROLLS ON HHDX 1.bruthadee 2.dentaldam 3.the g-unit godfather 50 stan 4.the Anally Pussified Anon Guy (Anonymous & :^) who says "Everything You Say Is BULLSHIT LIES" and "Haha Good Joke" 5.quote-man

  • Anonymous

    What's with the accusations that rick ross's singles are flopping? No Games was a top 20 hit on R&B. True maybe lower than what he liked but hardly a reason to push back his album.

    • Bawse

      yeah Ross was a CO, I don't give a fuck about that as long as he's releasing hot shit, I'll separate the music from the person. Too many of yall niggas on here catchin feelins like Ross stole money from yaall. FOH to all those lame ass niggas who repeat the same shit "Ross a CO" Who gives a fuck! At the end of the day its about the music bitches.

    • Anonymous

      I dont hate him enough to care and I dont love him enough to care, if a song comes on I like it and listen or dislike it and leave it, I leave the nerd research for you GZA stans.

    • Anonymous

      it peaked at 50 on the billboard hot r&b/hip-hop songs

    • Anonymous

      19 on The Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles The chart lists the top singles that have yet to chart on the main Billboard Hot 100.

  • Tracy Ragland

    til I saw the draft ov $5580, I did not believe ...that...my neighbour was actualie bringing in money part time at there labtop.. there brothers friend has done this 4 only twenty three months and by now took care of the debts on their cottage and got a great new Peugeot 205 GTi. Learn More... www.Fb39.com Beyonce article on a HipHop website? Can we get some Keisha Cole and Mary J too or are they not HipHop like Beyonce is?

  • Anonymous

    Boss need to drop some heat for the holidays!

    • Anonymous

      Teflon Don is overrated garbage.

    • LOL

      but Teflon Don was a great album (78 on metacritic)

    • ^^

      Wrong. Ross' music is trash.

    • LOL

      lol @ the only arguement people have of ross not being a good rapper is he hasnt gone platinum and was a CO, he makes bangin music..

    • The REAL Rik Rozz

      Da fuk did U just say? Boss? Nigga ur gay as fuck. Ross aint no boss. Ross is a fuckin fatass cop. Ur gay nigga, and I dont like gay niggas. Fuckin pussi niggas. I bet you got a mustach, u look like someone fuckin rubbed some fresh poop on ur lip and made a pattern, then called it a mustach. Ur fuckin gay as shit, I hope you like eatin berries fagot cuz u are a soft ass nigga full of fruit juice u fucken homo.

    • Anonymous

      ...well duh, just because he or she might be a habitual stalking attention whore diesent mean he won't see key words that describes him perfectly :)

    • Anonymous

      "Dont respond, thats not a normal poster thats the handicapped homosexual attention chaser." LOL he got pissed but knew exactly who you were talking about.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ 40 year old racist groupie

    • Anonymous

      Dont respond, thats not a normal poster thats the handicapped homosexual attention chaser.

    • Anonymous

      hey dipshit I listen to Sabbath and AC/DC to when Im at the gym and those blokes are in their 60s so should I stop playing those tunes as well?

    • Anonymous

      isnt it ironic that someone would listen to a obese slob with double d man tits for motivation in the gym while they work out???

    • Anonymous

      I dont care if it bricks its not like it's a stock commodity I invested in I just need some new tunes for the gym.

    • Anonymous

      he can try but it will probably brick just like his last 3 singles! gotta call up Hova for that career life support

  • Anonymous

    disgusting fat slob i will never let my children listen to this piece of shit why he gotta promote obesity you our seeds?

    • Ricky Rozay

      Damn niggas on here catching feelings and shit. It's only music, granted Rozay stupid to say shit like that but y'all niggas actin like he out there killin kids and shit. It's music dumbasses not life. What about niggas talkin bout how they gonna kill other Niggas families. Niggas just hate on Ross cuz they sheep and its popular to hate on Ross. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    top of the year??????? what the fuck does that mean???? the original release date was december 17th does he mean top of 2014???????

  • Anonymous

    "Recently, Rick Ross released his lead single for Mastermind, "Devil is a Lie," featuring Jay Z." I must have missed it LOL step your game up HHDX even the haters know that shit never came out.

  • Anonymous

    "Real Translation... You're a bitter little nobody who would hate on Ross no matter when he released the album. Why do you care when it comes out anyway? You aren't buying it." Haters are a necessary evil, they are one of the reasons Ross is so successful, he uses them for motivation.

  • translation

    top of the year=the only new release out so it can sell w/o competition not strong enough to carry the summer, not good enough before the books close, just right when the books are adjusted to move units, aka, "buy these Ross albums I'll take back the Xmas leftovers". Perhaps we'll get a Valentine's Day "massacre" brought to you by the "mastermind" instead of a "pink friday" from you're darling, lol donnis mac

  • Anonymous

    Who's Lady? DX?????

  • Anonymous

    2Pac's crack, 2Pac's crack Theres all these C.O. niccas searching 2Pac's crack Rubber gloves on me, you can picture that colon With my brand new cuffs, know them wrists gon be swollen Guarding on Death Row, Hookers having my baby But I'm eating my chicken I need a new bowl of gravy They searching 2pac's crack, 2pac's crack There's all these C.O. rappers spreading 2pac's crack

  • Anonymous

    Here we go again, another rapper thinking that a collab with a white bitch will ingratiate them in the hearts of white consumers. Shit is just pathetic, I guess Rozay never heard of Elle Varner or K Michelle. Fat Fuck turn on his base and he wont ever eat again.

  • RGeezy

    More cop music, no thanks.

  • Anonymous

    what does top of the year mean? At the end of October he said the Jay-Z single was coming at the top of the month, presumably November.... and nothing.

  • Anonymous

    If it's anything like his last effort GFID I won't be getting my hopes up. Didn't he say that last one was gonna be a classic after he delayed it so long?

    • ^^

      Nigga Rozay is the closest hting to Biggie. Biggies closest friend Diddy even said that shit. Ross may not be as lyrical but he make the same type of songs as Biggie. You niggas can hate all you want Ross is the new Biggie.

    • Anonymous

      u confused i was hating on ross saying the guy calling me a hater is a hater too

    • Anonymous

      who was i dickriding?

    • Anonymous

      Dickrider alert. dickrider alert

    • Anonymous

      hater alert hater alert

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous: i seen you hating on 50 cent, eminem, macklemore and white people in general to name a few you fucking hypocrite ^_^ okay Mr mind reader I listen to Em and Macklemore and my mom is white so go take your Meds and get off my dick you retarded nutcase.

    • Anonymous

      i seen you hating on 50 cent, eminem, macklemore and white people in general to name a few you fucking hypocrite

    • Anonymous

      Hate filled people are disgusting, you deserve the exact life you have right now,you must be a Fiddy fan to be that hate filled.

    • Anonymous

      it really doesnt matter how long it got delayed. the fact that it got delayed after he mocked jeezy and said he doesnt do push backs and that his date was set in cement in hilarious. jeezy sold more first week and overall!! Ross Hogan always getting himself into trouble with his lies.

    • Anonymous

      8 months aint that long i guess... just a whole pregnancy damn near

    • Anonymous

      It didnt get delayed that long, he had those seizures then rested up for a quick minute before he went back on the promotional run.

  • Anonymous

    fat people shouldnt wear white its not very flattering

  • Anonymous

    Wasn't is supposed to drop this month or something like that?

  • Anonymous

    I mastered how to eat these doughnuts Boss

  • Anonymous

    lol that video is funny as hell. looks like he forgot to read his lines before getting in front of the camera

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  • 0000000

    people in movies news some acters an rappers did 9/11 an sea side nj burning an they want to attack ppl on holidays

  • Anonymous

    "her people reached out to me and I was like ofcourse, I'm a sellout"

  • Most Definitely

    The top 10 greatest Hip-Hop albums of all time: 10. Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle 09. DMX - It's Dark And Hell Is Hot 08. OutKast - Aquemini 07. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 06. Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt 05. Biggie Smalls - Ready To Die 04. 2pac - All Eyez On Me 03. Nas - Illmatic 02. Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't 01. Rick Ross - Mastermind

  • Ricky Rozay

    Ross don't need to rush this shit. Album finna be another classic from the boss. Y'all bitch niggas can keep hatin on Ross but what other rapper on his grind on top of the game like Ross? Jay the only other nigga doin big things like Ross. Keep hatin niggas ross be openin new restaurants and makin hits. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ross got too much on his plate, he is running a label, selling champaign, and franchising WingStops he needs to go to Grenada for a month and just record songs for an entire month.

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  • dentaldamboy

    Did anyone notice that the Ja Rule troll and the Michael Meyers trolls appeared at the same time?

    • Anonymous

      They are the same retard, they came after the gucci troll, the homo troll and the dimwit that always advertises that stupid paragraph on how to make money online. My favorites are the Chingy Troll and that dude that acts like Birdman.

  • THIS SITE IS NOW RULED BY THE FANS OF BIG GUCCI

    Its time for a change for years the Ja rule comments were flooding this site but that has changed now. At one point it was funny but now it got old and people automatically just disregard comments about ja rule. It has gotten to the point where its so repetitive that even hhdx moderators delete the comment. THE JA RULE ARMY IS FINISHED JA RULE HAS BEEN IRRELEVENT. Its time for a new beggining its time for the GUCCI MANE ARMY TO RISE AND ASSEMBLE. From now on i expect comments to be about BIG GUWOP GUCCI MANE. Because GUCCI MANE is the realest nigga and he deserves respect for being the ONLY nigga saving gangster rap and being a real nigga in the rap game. GUCCI MANE ARMY ASSEMBLE!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    ""GFID hasnt sold 600k in 1.5 years and he said gold first week LMAO. Ross career is ice cold at this point." Rozzzayy is not as cold as someone like 50 or somebody like Mya, UOENO was a top ten hit, Bugatti went gold and No New Friends went Gold so he is still alive.

  • fuck penguins

    fat boy looks like a penguin every time he puts on a tux

  • Anonymous

    Ross should get with Syven and do a collaboration his smooth shit is a lot more better than the hard shit and she has a hot voice.

    • Devin

      Hell to the naw, Sveyn is just the new hype, he need to get wit Mary J Blige and make that magic.

    • @BruthaDee

      his voice gets me so wet!!! i creamed in my pants right before i took my last selfie in my car

    • Anonymous

      I thought Rich Forever was better than GFID even doe GFID had some smoother beats, but I consign yes the smooth stuff is his forte and some of the stuff I play the most.

  • MaDD MaXx

    This dude had a radio interview claiming that his concerts weren't cancelled over death threats... Then he started going heavy on his boss wrestling persona and said "I can put 1,000 gangstas in any hood if I want to" I know as soon as he said that in his heart he realized just how much of a clown he has become... Ross got on the radio and said he got 1,000 SOLDIERS... What's wrong with this dude? Dude reminded me of the days when Hulk Hogan talked about his Hulkamaniacs...

  • Anonymous

    this nigga says a lot of shit but you cant really believe it nah mean

    • Anonymous

      Which doesn't exist in a Rick Ross song.

    • Anonymous

      I dont believe anything any of these niggas say, im only in it for the grooves and the rhymes.

    • Anonymous

      "My life is 100% real. These online hackers putting a picture of my face when I was a teenager in high school on other peoples body. If this s**t was real dont you think they would have more specifics, like dates and everything? Im in the entertainment business and a lot of people who like to hate because Im on top of my game. Like I said before my life is 100% real. I live by this die by this. Fake pictures are created by the fake, meant to entertain the fake.

  • Black Cobain

    Suburban whites who don't have the street IQ to know the difference between a C.O. and a policeman are still heartbroken that Ross doesnt know Pablo Escobar and that JayZ didn't lose 92 Bricks. The Streets and people who listen to music for entertainment don't concern themselves with weather or not Dr Dre was ever a "Gangsta" or if Pusha T ever sold kilograms or if Snoop ever lived off the earnings of a prostitute....we listen to rap-music for the sound of the instruments and the slickness of the poetry. Suburban whites listen to our music so they can live out a "Ghetto" fantasy through the lives of our rappers which is why they focus so much on what they perceive as real/fake or fabricated/authenticated...our music is their only means of getting a street education so they actually attempt to believe song lyrics are supposed to be biographical criminal confessions..

    • Anonymous

      Look at BruthaDee defending his idol like the cheerleader like he is.

    • Anonymous

      "Incorrect, we just don't think you should steal someone's name, image, and life, to sell your poorly performed and written raps." Sounds like you are envious because someone came up with a formula to get filthy rich while you can only complain online like an idiot.

    • Anonymous

      Incorrect, we just don't think you should steal someone's name, image, and life, to sell your poorly performed and written raps.

    • Anonymous

      I agree about 80% but you cant say all suburban whites are like that because I know some that focus on the music too but its pantywaists like that Gucci troll that makes it seem like everybody is a moron on here.

  • Anonymous

    sell out pop faggot

  • fuck rick ross

    this fat fuck just proved how fake he is, how much of an industry faggot he is by shouting out lady gaga. he's wack as fuck and he's not hip-hop in any shape way or fuckin form

  • Anonymous

    If this one is as good as Depoer Than Rap was then Ross is on my short list of fav catalogs.

  • Anonymous

    "Shout out to Lady Gaga," said Ross. "Just being a super-talented artist that loves to express herself to the fullest extreme. Just for me to get to collab with her, that was a big one for the Bawse." Reading shit like this has gotta burn @BruthaDee's soul

  • Anonymous

    when did he release the single with Jay-Z? get real HHDX do some research

  • Ricky Rozay

    The Bawse is Bach somebody call the Brinks truck!!!!! Wooh! Rozay better bring that Oil money flow with those Inkredibles beats. 6th album is a charm!!

  • Anonymous

    He also said that Jay-Z single was coming at the top of the month... in November! Shit pushed back cause it ain't buzzin!

    • Anonymous

      I was gonna celebrate that he didnt release the JayZ song in November but then I realized he will eventually release it anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Can't wait to see this fail to go gold, this dude's career is over.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah I'd say maybe 165-180 first week. Doubt it will even double that total for a long time.

    • Anonymous

      300k total, 140k first week

    • Anonymous

      "it will go gold 1st week and rick ross doesn't even have to promote it" I sincerly doubt it will go Gold in the first week, there were only 6 total HipHop albums that went Gold this year and none of them were street rappers. I think it will do 300,000.

    • Anonymous

      GFID hasnt sold 600k in 1.5 years and he said gold first week LMAO. Ross career is ice cold at this point.

    • Anonymous

      ^: lies from Dentalbitch we know thats him ladies and gents I have been watching him.

    • Gargoyle McGillicutty

      Dont No rap nigga stay hot forever, you gotta milk the game for what its worth while you can and make ya mark in the game ya feel me? Bossman Rozay done made his mark on the song side and on the hustle side so he good.

    • ^

      It will go gold 1st week and rick ross doesn't even have to promote it.

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