Rick Ross's "Mastermind" Album Being Mixed By Diddy

Rick Ross tweets that he was in the studio working with Diddy on his "Mastermind" album.

Rick Ross said on Twitter yesterday (January 9) that his album is being mixed by Diddy. "Sitting at the SSL board #Mastermind on repeat.. album mixed by Sean Diddy Combs,” the MMG boss tweeted last night.

The Miami rapper’s album was supposed to be released December 17. Last month, though, it was announced that the album’s release was being pushed back until 2014.

"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.”

In December, Rick Ross released “The Devil Is A Lie” single with Jay Z, which is slated to appear on his Mastermind album. "Me and Jay Z in the studio, it's not just the beat on loop,” he said of the song. "We talkin' some shit. We talkin' some shit, nigga."

Ross compared the track to "FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt," his collaboration with Jay Z from Hov’s Magna Carta Holy Grail. "After you make a record as big as "YouKnowIGotIt," it has to be on that level, and I feel that's what this record is,” he said. "It's a dope record."

Rick Ross referred to the "stats" behind his and Jay Z's collaborations, which include "Free Mason," "Hustlin' (Remix)" and "3 Kings." "'Devil is a Lie,'... it's another one of them records," he said. "[Jay Z and I are] 6-0, 7-0 on the joints. It's for the streets. It's the flows, it's the bounce, it's how current and relevant the music is. I think that's what's important when you're sculpting an entire body of work."

In an October interview, the Miami, Florida native talked about his latest project and said that fans will hear the culmination of Ross' experiences over the last year.

“In the past year I done seen some things, I done been through some things, so you're going to feel that passion and that aggression,” Ross said at the time. “I think the streets are really going to love this.”

Rick Ross's tweet from yesterday is as follows:

RELATED: Rick Ross Addresses "The Devil Is A Lie" Collaboration With Jay Z

122 Comments

  • Anonymous

    It's over for Ross. Complex released a list of the most anticipated albums of 2014 and that nigga Rozay was like #13 behind artists such as Chance the Rapper, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick, Mac Miller, Pusha T, Nas, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Pharell, Kanye, Frank Ocean....

    • Anonymous

      whats wrong with nas? i would def say the heads are anticipating his next project more than mastermind, which has hasnt really impressed anyone yet

    • Anonymous

      Nas? lol Complex just revelaed themselves to know absolutely nothing about hip hop. Nice try, but real hip hop heads will be listening when Mastermind drops.

    • Anonymous

      Where was Steet King Immortal ranked at?

  • Anonymous

    "I just think they too deep: Ross Wale Meek Mill Gunplay Omarion Stalley Rockie Fresh Fat Trel Torch Young Breed Tracy T DJ Scream DJ Hollywood Bay Bay Beat Billionaire AoneBeats DJ Sam Sneaker Duce Poppi Young Dudus Ducepound Quise Maybach Dice Scotty Boi Kano Money Murch" No wonder Ross is going broke and filing frivolous lawsuits against pop stars. he got a team of bums that will never make it too feed. at least tony yayo sold some records in his day. wont be able to say the same about most of those cats

    • Dago Chargers

      They hate to see us united and together, they like the 50Cent formula where Black people beef with each other, year each other down and try to destroy each others careers, they love niggas that do the white mans dirty work and hate Black men that promote unity.

    • Anonymous

      White boy thinks a millionaire is going broke because he got a list of Black folks eating at the table with him.

  • Anonymous

    I wish Diddy would start dancing again, HipHop was so much fun back then.

  • Anonymous

    Need dat Deeper than Rap formula

  • Treme FEMA

    Rozay bouts to drop another classic on these fuck niggas!

  • Anonymous

    "dx catering to a bunch of 12 year old whiteboys" Yep nothing but 50 & Em' but thats where the web traffic is at.

  • Anonymous

    Piff Doody doesn't know how to mix anything but Ciroc and juice

  • MMG Unlimited

    "Rozay is one of the most important artists of this era, he showed you dont have to sell a million records to make a million dollars and he built MMG from the ground up by himself and without a flagship artist." I agree but the average person is not Hip to what goes on behind the scenes; when it comes to guerilla marketing, virals, product placement, merchandise and that grass roots movement but of you do then you cant help but marvel at how they move. Credit due to Gucci Pucci, Spiff, Savv, Lex and Shari who keep things working behind the scenes. Now that Spiff has taken over duties from Apex at Maybach Latino you can expect to see big things coming from that camp, one of the most underrated A&Rs in the game.

    • Farruko

      "This guy can't be serious" He seems knowledgable not just an attention seeker, Miami has a huge Latin population and artists like Pit Bull have put Miami on the map for us Latino artists so yes that guy is serious.

    • Anonymous

      " Maybach Latino you can expect to see big things coming from that camp" This guy can't be serious!

    • Anonymous

      list of bums, only 2 of those niggas is eating

    • Swiping Swiper

      Is Masspike Miles still on MMG, I know him and Gunplay on a mini tour but I heard Miles left because of Omarion.

    • Anonymous

      I just think they too deep: Ross Wale Meek Mill Gunplay Omarion Stalley Rockie Fresh Fat Trel Torch Young Breed Tracy T DJ Scream DJ Hollywood Bay Bay Beat Billionaire AoneBeats DJ Sam Sneaker Duce Poppi Young Dudus Ducepound Quise Maybach Dice Scotty Boi Kano Money Murch

    • Anonymous

      ^^ butthurt mmg stan

    • Anonymous

      Dope post, most of these posts on here are just little kids that talk about poop, dicks, Stans or butts being hurt. I remember Shari Bryant from the Roc A Fella days and Savv & Gaby kept Def Jam bubbling during the lean days but yeah the game is leaning more towards autonomous entities working under umbrellas without the label holding your hand. Its the Indie ethic with the major feel but not like in the past when the labels did the bulk of the groundwork.

    • Anonymous

      wing sauce and shit stains everywhere

    • Anonymous

      i bet this nigga knows the name of ross cleaning lady too lol give her some credit rozay is a disgusting slob imagine doin his laundry

    • Anonymous

      Ross stans are delusional people.

  • Anonymous

    Great choice to get Diddy & the Hitmen, they helped make American Gangster one of JayZs better albums and showed Diddy still has skills as a producer.

  • j

    With so many good engineers why chose someone who is not?! Fake rapper + fake engineer = commercial success SMH

  • Anonymous

    be careful diddy a snake cunt

  • ENDL3SS AMB1T10N

    Hmm...interesting. Not surprised tho...diddy has been a producer on several albums by now. I'm sure he'll add his infamous "bad boy" imprint on Ross's new LP somehow...lol Follow Endless Ambition Streetwear. Urban wear for those who grind nonstop and want more out of life. IG: @endlessambition_streetwear @kingstutter Twitter: @Gwillisjr89 @EA_StreetWear @Kongo4488 Blog: eastreetwear.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

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  • RealSpit

    Why Rick Ross keep ripping off Yelawolf .. Box Chevy to Mastermind .. Fat F**k

  • Anonymous

    "Not in the music indutry" He's not even signed to Diddy, and Jay collaborates with him because he wants to. The only people Ross answers to are the label, and whoever still has a stake in his album profits.

    • Anonymous

      i dont ever remember seeing biggie tits jigging around in every video he did

    • Anonymous

      Diddy and JayZ collab with that fat bastard because he is fat Black and ugly like their dead homie Biggie and the fat bastard Ross has a flair for fashion like the Notorious Piggy.

  • Anonymous

    JayZ had Dame Dash as a partner 50 Cent had Sha Money XL Poor Diddy didnt have anyone but he had Biggie as an artist so that put him in positian.

    • Anonymous

      Diddy raped just about every artist he signed, contractually and financially speaking of course

    • Anonymous

      Birdman has Slim and Master P had both his brothers. Lidacris had Chaka Zulu, Jeezy had Kinky B. Diddy only had himself and a prayer.

  • Smurk Tookins

    Rozay is one of the most important artists of this era, he showed you dont have to sell a million records to make a million dollars and he built MMG from the ground up by himself and without a flagship artist.

    • Anonymous

      okay so mac miller and macklemore are moguls too, cool thanks

    • Anonymous

      The troll-whites have no clue what a Mogul is or what being an executive entails they simply look at a Forbes list and who made the most money within that year and crown them. (One of the desperate ones longing for specific attention to chat started screaming the word "BruthaDee" in hopes that his cries may elicit a response so he/she can feel some sense of acknowledgement in a cruel world that has ignored them outside of Internet communication) A perfect example of the ignorance of the Troll-whites is the list of names they dropped, Young Joc made the list one year is he a mogul? Nicki is signed to a rapper that's signed to another rapper is she a mogul? So we have to put things into perspective and ask ourselves how many of the names on that list are Platinum selling artists, how many are actual executives that release their music on their own imprint with the major solely as distributer, how many are signed to another artist, how many have made the list 5 or more times..... Ludacris doesnt get enough credit as a mogul but his DTP catalog speaks for itself with 10 album certifications along with his Hollywood money and his Cognac, people forget how huge that Pepsi deal was....

    • Anonymous

      mac miller earned as much as ross is he a mogul now too?

    • Anonymous

      rappers who made more than ross last year i dont see anyone callin half these people moguls wiz khalifa, tech n9ne, kendrick lamar, pitbull, macklemore, 50 cent, snoop dogg, ludacris, drake, nicki, lil wayne, eminem,

    • Anonymous

      Bullshit, BruthaDee.

    • Anonymous

      Most of the executive moguls have been built around a producer, or a platinum artist or a dynamic duo. An example of dynamic duos would be Jay & Dame or Baby and Slim. An example of a producer would be Death Row or Bad Boy An example of a platinum artist would be Grand Hustle or CTE. I cant really think of a mogul post 2006 that has their own label with Gold selling artists that isnt platinum, a producer or on a team but I like what Wiz Khalifah and Ross have done on this side and what Tech N9ne has done on the Indie side.

    • Anonymous

      You're joking, right?

  • RR

    Hahaha, I love Rick Ross but does he not realize that Diddy has NO CLUE on how to work a console/mixing board? He better hope - pray - that Diddy is bring The Hitmen with him...

    • LOL

      LOL yea..your right as many years Diddy has in the music business im "sure" he doesnt know the controls or how to mix OHHHHH man you are so naive....google that if you dont understand

  • Anonymous

    No games - Trash Devil is a lie - No buzz despite getting jay on the record This nigga won't do more than 150k first week

  • Anonymous

    Diddy mixing it hahaha that albums going to be certified trash then

  • Anonymous

    I dont even think Diddy and Jay can save this project from bombing

  • Anonymous

    yall sayin yall made ROZAY? Ok, so, MAKE ANOTHER ROZAY!

  • Ricky Rozay

    This shit is finnin to be a classic. Rozay already got 3 classics in his catalog adding another one to the collection. Y'all niggas wish your favorite rappers were this prolific. And diddy though he aint no good rapper has a good ear for beats so I aint mad at him. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kelvin Blender

      Ross groupie #1 is talkin bout dickriders! You can't make this shit up

    • Anonymous

      a fraud pretending to be a fraud if you will

    • Anonymous

      "Funny how these niggas who wanna talk shit about Ross aint never willin to put they names behind they statements. At least I put my name on my statements and niggas on here know where I stand." You stole the name of a nigga that stole his name

    • Ricky Rozay

      Funny how these niggas who wanna talk shit about Ross aint never willin to put they names behind they statements. At least I put my name on my statements and niggas on here know where I stand. Y'all the same bitches who dickride 5.0 and Feminem. Its funny y'all niggas come on here and love talkin shit bout Rozays past life and yet don't realize they idols 5.0 snitch and Feminem poppin pills and makin racist statements but y'all niggas on here never bring that shit up. Don't give a fuck what y'all bitch niggas say its about the music for me while y'all fags here are so worried about what jobs these rappers had 10 fuckin years up. y'all 12 year old suburb niggas need to grow the fuck up and stop bein tmz and shit. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      The irony of a white kid callling somebody white and giving ebonic lessons.

    • Anonymous

      Then he crys when someone calls William fake. LOLOLZ

    • Anonymous

      This white boy Ross groupie goes on every 50 cent and young jeezy article biggin up his correctional officer idol!

    • @Anonymous

      haha. Finnin to be ? kome to tha fukin hood san

    • Anonymous

      Sorry but no black person would ever type this... "This shit is finnin to be a classic" A true negro would have said.. "This shit finna be a classic

    • Ricky Rozay

      Laughin at this nigga followin everything I'm saying. Hey bitch made fag use something new. Just cuz you read what all these other niggas write on here don't mean shit. Like it or not lotta cats in ATL ride to Ross music. just cuz you feminism white boys love ridin his dick don't be throwin it at me. I listen to Ross cuz the music don't give a fuck what the nigga did in the past unlike bitch made niggas on this site. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      "This shit is finnin to be a classic" This is how we know you're a white skinned geek!

  • Anonymous

    this the fake biggie album

  • Rene Sevier

    up to I looked at the draft which was of $9739, I did not believe that my sister was like actualey receiving money in their spare time from their computer.. there neighbour had bean doing this 4 only about twenty three months and at present cleard the loans on their house and bourt a gorgeous Lotus Elan. you could check here... www.Tec80.Com Damn!! this nigga was doing it back then, and Drake is supposed to have better rhyme skills than this dude? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA GTFOH.

  • Anonymous

    claimin self made but cant make a move without Diddy or Jay

    • Anonymous

      BruthaDee putting in work as a cheerleader.

    • Anonymous

      It's difficult being a Ross hater because on one hand you want to say that he doesent sell any records and the few that he does sell are in lily white suburbs, but then you want to say that his music influences impressionable young people to sell drugs so they can live like rap stars...what a dilemma How many young people decided to stay out of jail and focus on a career in music so they could pop bottles with Ross and JayZ drive Maybachs? I can name two of them: Fat Trel and J Cole. I know the Rush Limbaughs of the world want to blame rap music for everything because after all Eminems murderous lyrics has influenced thousands of young people to rape and murder their own mothers.

    • Anonymous

      but how many young people got themselves locked up trying to sell dope off their iphones so they could pop bottles and drive maybachs with big chains on like jay-z and rick ross???

    • Anonymous

      "for every 1 negro that rises 250 fall down" This is a falsehood. JayZ put Ross on Ross put Wale on and Wale put Black Cobain on and on and on. This is brotherhood, family and community its deeper than rap: The overall objective is to make as many financially secure Black and Brown people as possible so that we can provide careers and job opportunities for our brothers and sisters in our communities. We want to put ourselves in positions to where we dont have to beg whites for jobs and and be modern day slaves on a low wage plantation. The days are gone when rappers expended their energy trying to destroy each others careers now its all about building careers.

    • Anonymous

      never gonna happen

    • Anonymous

      for every 1 negro that rises 250 fall down

    • Anonymous

      "why you pocket watchin over niggas tho they dont share it with your bum ass" You whites dont understand, it isnt about watching a mans pockets, its about recognizing Black entrepanurelship and Black economic empowerment. Im appreciating the franchising, branding, marketing and investing that I see from my brothers, I could care less about the money in Diddys bank account, Im more impressed with him launching Revolt and buying DeLeon Tequila. Our object is to continue to rise untill you fall.

    • Anonymous

      why you pocket watchin over niggas tho they dont share it with your bum ass

    • Black Business

      "young Black entrapanuerers" The average age of a millionaire in the US is 62, their are 35,000 Black millionairs in the US which is one tenth of one percent of the population. Yes 40 is young to be a millionaire executive, the average age of an executive is 55 years old (Lyor Cohen is 55 and Jimmy Iovine is 60) So yes, when we talk about these executives we use terminology like "young" and "black" to emphasis their youth and ethnicity in an arena dominated by old white men. Hallelujah

    • Anonymous

      and here we have to extreme cases of hating and dickriding!

    • Anonymous

      "young Black entrapanuerers " so 40 is young now?

    • Anonymous

      (Roc Nation, Bad Boy, MMG) Ross has 6 themed WingStop franchises, Belaire Rose champagne, Maybach Films, Maybach Latino and his own empire. Diddy, Jay and Birdman are all friends and business partners its only natural that they make moves together because thats what hustlers do. Why are you angry that JayZ & Rozay are both handling the careers of Meek Mill and Wale together? Why are you angry that Diddy and Rozay are both handling the career of French Montana together? Diddy has Ciroc JayZ has Ace of Spades and Ross has Belaire Diddy has Los JayZ has Jay Electronica and Ross has Stalley Isnt it inspirational watching young Black entrapanuerers navigate the corporate world with each other hustling together and enjoying the fruits of their labor and mentoring other young hustlers on the business? We love it, its brotherhood and business for Black folks.

    • Anonymous

      "He makes plenty of moves without those two vultures." Not in the music indutry. We're not talkin bout his lil chicken shacks and overprice liquor no one buys.

    • Anonymous

      He wouldnt have any moves to make if it weren't for those two vultures saving career.

    • Anonymous

      He makes plenty of moves without those two vultures.

  • Anonymous

    In Da Club is currently outselling The Devil Is A Lie ft. Jay-Z on Itunes!

  • Anonymous

    this is a perfect fit. A fraud like diddy who relies on ghost producers and rappers to make all his hits working with another fraud rapper

    • Sammy Gravano

      Dr Dre does the same thing which is why they are two of the most successful producers in the history of HipHop.

  • Brutha Dee

    We all know what "mixed by Diddy" means, it means 20 Ghost mixers with Diddys name on it, he should have gone to Dre and Bernie Grundman for mixing and mastering. Diddy had the Midas Touch when he had the Hitmen & Stevie J but he aint got that stand out to me on the audio end I like what my guy Timbo does on the boards and Drakes guy Gadget Capmbell does incredible work. Me just wants the damn album already I done worn this MNIMN down to the bone grizzle, Gotti too. $$$$

    • Brutha Dee

      No need to call me racial epithets and use me for your lurid homosexual fantasies Im sure that Joe Budden is much more your type. ---- My intentions with the previous comment wasnt to disparage Diddy as a producer/mixer I just think there are more skilled professionals in the arena of mixing/mastering but I reiterate that there will most likely be a team of Ghost-mixers receiving a contractual flat fee w/ non disclosure agreement for their work ;) one of my nitpickish peeves is the uneven sound of Mixtapes and a few albums that have uneven mixing and you can hear the difference in quality mixing vs subpar mixing. 2s

    • Anonymous

      dis nigga gonna cream in his pants when he gets this album then he gonna cream on the cd and lick it off

  • Anonymous

    Serious question!! Whens the last time Diddy made a hot record? He just clings to whoever is popular and rides their wave!

  • GladysPHunnicutt

    my friend's sister-in-law makes $80/hr on the computer. She has been out of a job for 8 months but last month her check was $13481 just working on the computer for a few hours. site link ......x.co/3bGYo

  • Def Jam

    He gonna have to drop that Drake single real soon if he wants a release date. Future and Jay-z weren't enough to make him hot again but Drake and Weezy might have what it takes!

  • Anonymous

    Why?? Just Why? Diddy don't know how to use SSL! He just gonna slap his name on another nigga's work like always. He should have got Dr. Dre to mix the shit.

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