Diddy is set to be a co-executive producer of Rick Ross’ Mastermind, the rapper’s sixth album which is slated to be released March 4 on Maybach Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.
Diddy has produced several albums, including executive producer credits on The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die and Life After Death, among others. He’s also produced for several artists, including Jay Z, Beyonce and Mariah Carey.
“Diddy is one of the greatest producers of all time and someone I respect,” Ross says in a press release. “He has a proven track record of not only creating hit records but also classic albums. It just made sense for me to have him be a part of this process.”
Diddy said the process was one that required assistance from several people.
“It’s a team effort,” Diddy says in a press release. “Ross, [DJ] Khaled, Gucci Pucci and I are like a family. The goal for Mastermind was to create a classic album. Once we put all our superpowers together we knew there was nothing stopping us from accomplishing our goal.”
Mastermind is Ross’ follow-up to God Forgives, I Don’t, a project that was released in 2012. God Forgives, I Don’t earned a 4 out of 5 X rating on HipHopDX at the time of its release.