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:
Sitting at the SSL board #Mastermind on repeat.. album mixed by Sean Diddy Combs.
— Mastermind (@rickyrozay) January 10, 2014