Mike Will Made-It, Scott Storch, & Bink! Describe Production On Rick Ross' "Mastermind"

Producers behind Rick Ross' upcoming release talk about their contributions to the album.

A new XXL feature finds some of the producers behind Rick Ross’ recent Mastermind release detailing the making of the album. Producers featured in the story include Mike WiLL Made-It, Bink!, Scott Storch, and more.

Ross’ Mastermind, which is his sixth studio album, is currently streaming on iTunes with an official release date scheduled for March 4.

Mike WiLL Made-It Talks “War Ready” Production

Mike WiLL Made-It, who provided the backdrop for Ross’ Jeezy collaboration on “War Ready,” told XXL that his name was on a list of producers the rapper was interested in working with for his latest release. “DJ Khaled, man, he reached out to me that Ross was working on his new project,” Mike said. “He knew me and Ross had previous hits before with ‘Tupac Back,’ ‘King Of Diamonds’ and ‘Marble Floors.’ He actually did all three of those records at the same time. Khaled reached out to me and told me he had a list of who Ross wanted to work with. I [got] to work with Rick Ross, he’s a legend and his albums are always crazy. We make great music together.”

The “Bandz A Make Her Dance” beatmaker also said that Rick Ross specifically requested “crazy 808s.” “He reached out to me and said that he needed something crazy, with the crazy 808s, the meanest beat you can possibly do,” the producer said. “‘I’m about to do a song with a game changer, someone who you might not even think I would do a song with.’ I had a idea that it was Jeezy. So I went through some beats and sent it to him. He told me he heard one right away and was excited about the song. At the end it came out good. I was proud of the song. I started working on the 808s, then Jeezy sent his vocals in. We just kept mixing the record. Everybody had their opinions until down to the wire with the way they wanted to sound. Everybody just worked hard when it came to this record. We knew that it was going to be a moment in hip-hop. It’s always good to see rappers come back together when people don’t think that they work with each other anymore.”

Scott Storch Describes Making Of “Supreme”

Scott Storch broke down his production on “Supreme,” a song he says he was present for during a part of recording but only heard in full recently. “Essentially, when I am making the beginnings or nucleus of the tracks, I’m doing most of that stuff on my own in my room,” Storch said. “I have certain people that I hear the tracks for. Whether I am making it for them in the beginning or somewhere halfway through, this could go to this person or this would be hot for this person. I think a lot of beatmakers and producers, after making something and realizing, ‘Oh, this would sound awesome for this person.’ Something that we all do. Just trying in your brain [to] visualize them on the track and their patterns and their tones. Who’s going to sound good on what.

"I remember when we did this record, we ran it right to him and he immediately felt it. He was like, ‘That’s mine right there.’ He got on the mic immediately and that was when the real joy comes in. You actually get a chance to hear them. And it was sort of tease. We brought it to his house and he jumped on the mic and we listened to him record on it. I mean, he’s real fast. He writes in like, seconds. I watched him in the studio one day writing for other people. He had like three or four different artists for Cash Money that he was writing hooks and did a verse for. Man, it was awesome. He’s a beast with that.”

Storch, who said he thinks “Supreme” “will reach not just the dudes,” also added that he "had to wait a long time to listen to the final product." “My partner and I watched him record to the track and it was obviously getting late and time to go,” he said. “He was one verse deep. This, that and the other...I finally got a chance to hear just recently. Man, it’s dope.”

Bink! Says “Mafia Music III” Was Meant For "Detox"

Bink!, who also references DJ Khaled in his breakdown, described to XXL how his “Mafia Music III” beat went from a tentative Detox placement to its final form on Mastermind. “Well it's crazy,” Bink!, said, “it started over a year ago; I did the record for Dr. Dre, for Detox. Dr. Dre hired Ross to write his verse for him. So Ross wrote a verse for him and a verse for himself, and then he was supposed to put Rihanna on the hook. But, you know, Dre never revisited the record, and then Ross came back about a month and a half ago and wanted the record for himself. So I had to ask the Good Doctor for clearance. I actually made it WITH Dre; I was in Vegas with Dre working on it at the time. They brought Ross in later.

“Actually, Khaled called me. He was just ranting and raving about Ross' verse—his exact words were, 'Ross caught the Holy Spirit.' He kept saying that Ross had caught the Holy Ghost, 'We gotta have that, we gotta have that.' So I was like, you know, I gotta call up Big Homie and see if he'll let it go, 'cause I knew he was back in Detox mode again. I didn't know if he was gonna hold onto it or not this time around.”

Bink! also reported that he hasn’t heard the latest version of the song. “Dre was basically like, 'Ask him to send you a copy of the record, and if you like it, I'm with you. I'ma let you make the call.' Which is flattering to me, but at the same time that's what Big Homie told me. So I called them, they sent me the record, which they was very nervous about, because of course these days for some reason, when you send a rapper the music, they feel like their lyrics is worth more than the beat, and they don't send the song back.

“I still have yet to hear it," Bink! said. "'Cause when I heard it, it was just Ross and Mavado, but now they added Sizzla to it, so I still haven't heard Sizzla's verse. There's a serious disconnect, to be honest with you, with the music. It's not like it used to be.”

RELATED: Rick Ross Explains Trayvon Martin Lyric On "Mastermind"

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82 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Dope album from start ro finish

  • Anonymous

    this album has about 3 good songs including the devil is a lie and one good skit. he redid biggies your nobody til somebody kills you. with french montana singing the hook and diddy adlibbing smfh. this album is trash b.

  • Anonymous

    U fake butttards if U were real FIF fans U would help me hate on this fake fat fuck fraud but you want to fall back and let this cop search buttholes and get praise for his smoke and mirror duck tales about a duckingife he never lived you dtupid fucking shitfucks!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Foreal fuck gusto.cb4 nigga

  • Anonymous

    Who cares about gusto.cb4 motherfucker

  • Ricky Rozay

    Yall niggas can keep talkin shit and sayin the same old recycled cop jokes but the fact is Ross just dropped a classic and look at how many niggas eaten off a Ross album. Niggas just hate on who's on top. If Ross was a no named rapper how many of yall trolls and haters would be on every article sayin the same shit. But when you a boss niggas love to hate, keep hatin Rozay winning all the way to the bank gettin them checks. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Real nigga

      Butthurt media dog in his feelings because he is held accountable for his fucked up actions, you dealing with the Black Mob that got mouths to feed too you crybaby so give Wale the accolade he deserves or pay the penalty

    • A man of integrity

      Has it ever occurred to you that maybe some of the Hate that us journalists give to your crew is based on what you did to DJ Vladamir and Sam Ferguson?! We do our jobs and then you guys want to hurt us and berate us? I hate Ross and Wale and will never support you untill you denounce your threatening actions towards hard working journalists who have mouths to feed just like you assholes. Sincerly. A man of integrity and honest journalism.

    • Anonymous

      becuz he glorifies white supremacy, the degragation of the black man in america,and false hope to a fractured black community. HE IS THE DEVIL (DECEIVER), WORKS FOR THE DEVIL (WHITE MAN), AND DOES THE DEVILS WORK (ENFORCING THE STEREOTYPE THAT BLACK PEOPLE DON"T CARE ABOUT NOTHING BUT THEMSELVES)

    • ^

      Damn. This nigga is a next-level groupie. This has to be a female saying this.

    • Black

      The masses hated Jesus and they crucified him on a cross, they hated MLK and they murdered him, they hated Malcolm x and they assassinated him..... Now in NO WAY am I comparing an entertainer to iconic historical figures but the point I'm making is that people will always hate you no matter what as long as you are in the public eye and people love you. Why shall we hate William Rozay Roberts? Shall we hate him because as a 19 year old he spent a year and a few months as aCorrectional Officer? Is that worthy of our hatred that a man was making an honest livingBabysitting the criminals who terrorize our communities? Have we devolved into such an evil society that we value criminals and outlaws over the men and women in Law Enforcment and the Military who protect our mothers and daughters from the murderers, rapists, child-molesters, burglars, robbers, terrorists, and evil people who victimize our neighborhoods? I can't Hate this brother for making an honest living in an honorable profession. I refuse to crucify him. Why shall we Hate William Rozay Roberts? Shall we hate him because he was deceitful to a reporter (DJ Vlad) when asked about his teenage employment history? Is it worthy of our hatred that a man on the verge of losing his career and everything he worked for might be dishonest when answering an interviewers questions about his year long stint in Corrections? Have we devolved into a people so bereft of forgiveness and self awareness that we condemn a man for a mistake that we have all made ourselves unless we can look ourselves in the mirror and lie to ourselves that we have never told a lie in our lifetime. I can't Hate this brother for an act of deceit and making a human mistake that I and all of you have have made in our own pasts. I refuse to murder him. Why shall we hate William Rozay Roberts? Shall we hate him because he chose the stage name of an incarcerated drug dealer, because he is obese, because he he is dark-complexioned, because he is southern, because he is 38, because he has a High School diploma, because he dissed our favorite rapper, because he raps about the violent drug history of Miami-Dade, because he is rich, famous, successful, and extravagant? I refuse to assassinate him. In a musical genre were we embrace crack-dealers, murderers, robbers, scammers, rapists, woman-beaters and all types of degenerate criminals I find it impossible to hate William Rozay Roberts. I won't crucify him in the press or murder him in the streets or assassinate his character because I refuse to devolve into such a pitiful and sickening mentality, I'd rather enjoy his music and appreciate him as a brother. @BlackBoMaybach IG- BlackBoMaybach

  • Anonymous

    I dont throw that word Classic around loosely but this is a serious contender for a Dirty South classic, I agree with the review below that the skits were unnecessary those stupid chicks on Dope Bitch are more aggrivating than the Kardashian whores. But this is Ross best album.

  • Anonymous

    "They're all still mainstream southern rap/trap made on computers, none of that crap you're talking about. It's all the same music that Ross has always done. You Ross fanboys are so stupid." LOLOL: this is a funny comment, he said the music was made on computers as if the majority of HipHop music is made with live instruments! LOLOL every HipHop studio better have a MPC, Triton, Korg, Moog, ProTools, Pre-amps, compressors and all that other computer/digital stuff that it takes to make CD quality music!

  • Entertainment Weekly

    (Entertainment Weekly) The extra-large rapper Rick Ross may not seem spry, but he carves conceptual figure eights on gangsta rap's icy surface. On Mastermind his sixth studio album and his best effort since the 2012 mixtape Rich Forever Ross one-ups the rappers bragging about their fees for guest verses simply by calling his bank: ''Drug Dealers Dream'' opens with an automated voice reading off every cent of a $92 million balance. It's a wry, ingenious start to a track that's got a beat like doom in slow motion and entertainingly inscrutable invocations of both the ''son of Osama'' and an anonymous ''son of a bitch.'' Ross owes that comfy margin on his debit card to hip-hop, not moving cocaine, as he once implied. Now that he's on his ''fourth Bentley,'' he's more assured than ever, shrugging off authenticity and tossing out whimsical, cut-and-paste rhymes. On ''Walkin' on Air'' with Meek Mill, he compares himself to Rasta deity Haile Selassie and claims he was ''baptized by the dope boys, ordained by the a--holes.'' As always, he's got a gifted ear for rumbly, deep-gloss beats. ''Sanctified,'' which Kanye produced and raps on, sounds like platinum mallets drumming on shipping containers. His flow too remains flawlessly weighted. He's leisurely and precise even on the theatrically dark ''In Vein,'' where he raps fast to playoff the Weeknd's cynical come-ons. The bleaker the setting, the brighter Ross shines. A-

  • Scarface .

    "I been knowing Ross since he was Tephlon same nigga now as back then nothing stepped on" -Blessing In Disguise-

  • AllHipHop Reviews.

    I have some delicious news: Wingstop is short on inventory, because Ross is hungry once again with his latest dish, Mastermind. Ross cooks early on the album, commencing things with two banger appetizers in the form of Rich As Gangsta and Drug Dealers Dream." Beat selection is never a problem with Ross, as he picks his instrumentals with the same keen insight as he scopes out his next Golden Corrall helping, but on Mastermind the level of lyricism is back on par. Ross even dares to remake Frank Whites classic Youre Nobody Til Somebody Kills You, doing his best rendition of Biggies flow on Nobody. Surprisingly, one of the worst songs of the album is Ross collaboration with Jay, The Devil Is A Lie. Lord knows, Lord knows Hov and the fat jake man were fresh out of Advil after cutting FuckwithmeyouknowIgotit in the studio that night. Navigating the way through a few unnecessary skits and mediocre tracks, there is some serious heat on Mastermind, and Ross saves the best courses for the latter half of the album. Featuring Kanye West and Big Sean, Sanctified has a strong case for an early song of the year nomination. Also, after finally deading a pointless beef, the collaboration with Young Jeezy (War Ready) is filling despite lofty expectations. And while Thug Cry featuring Lil Wayne seemingly has all the fixings for a bland disaster weve been spoon-fed dozens of times, the track is absolute flames, containing outstanding lyrical performances from both heavyweights over, you guessed it, and hot ass beat. Ross collab with The Weekend (In Vein) will inevitably be coming to a club near you probably before this review sees the light of day, but in comparison to microwavable popcorn efforts like Touchn You, the track is about Ross weight multiplied by 100 on the quality scale. "Blessing In Disguise, featuring Scarface and Z-Ro is one of those tracks where massive hype is inevitably attached before the play button is hit, but surprisingly, Ross keeps things kosher. Although Ross will never reach Biggie status, Mastermind is a refreshing indication that the rapper still has a sweet tooth for quality music, and despite all speculation, is not in fact one lemon pepper wing over the line. AHHs Ratings Lyricism 8/10 Production 10/10 Album Cohesiveness 7/10 Replay value 9/10 Overall 8/10 Personal Favorite Tracks: Sanctified, Thug Cry, Blessing In Disguise,War Ready, Rich As Gangsta

  • Harmony and Peace

    http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2014/02/internet-reviews-rick-ross-mastermind This link is too a few (10) of the negative positive and neutral opinions on the album from Tweeters. OMG look at the avatars and tell me that the opinions dont match the people in the avatars perfectly :). Enjoy.

  • Anonymous

    "Over saturating the public with music can make the average listener get bored of your sound and contributions, but Rick Ross somehow manages to keep himself fresh and interesting, in times where people get tired of the same old shit quick" This is the most laughable comment I've ever read here. Rick Ross' music is the same shit he gave the public when he released his first album; same beats, same flow, same subject matter, same type of guest features, nothing new being brought to the table.

    • Anonymous

      Haha the white guy said drug lord instead of DBoy.

    • Anonymous

      And that formula was fantasy druglord rhymes with references to money, women, drugs, and material wealth over flashy beats and using the same flow a.k.a. the same shit Ross has been doing since the first album and something that other rappers have been doing, some doing it better.

    • Anonymous

      You dont have 5 Gold albums and 4 Number 1 albums unless you have a successful formula to keep your fans interested in your music. If all the songs were the same then people would just pop in his debut instead of wasting time and money on a new album.

    • Anonymous

      "in order to stay fresh and keep people interested you have to mix and match ingredients that are familiar but with a twist that fits the time." Which is something Ross isn't doing.

    • Anonymous

      The trap sound with the triple-time snares and Goth chords got old quick just like Crunk got old just like the sped-up Soul samples got old and just like G Funk got old. You can get all experimental like Kanye and Pharell or you can keep it strictly fundamental like Preemo and Pete Rock... out with Lex Luger and in with Big Chop the cycle continues. Sounds change and sounds remain the same but in order to stay fresh and keep people interested you have to mix and match ingredients that are familiar but with a twist that fits the time.

    • Anonymous

      Nobody believes that lie.

    • Anonymous

      I wish I had his patience, I listened to the first Eminem album and havent listened to another one since. I gave him a chance and he failed so now I dont even attempt to listen, I just couldnt get into him. Tupac is my favorite currently K Dot.

    • Anonymous

      I give every artist a chance, even the ones I know are wack. If I didn't give the album a listen, then you fanboys would be like "you didn't even listen to it, hater." At least with a listen, I can form an honest opinion.

    • Anonymous

      I dont believe you. If its true that Ross has used the same Beats, Flow, Guests, and Subject matter on 6 studio albums over the course of 9 years from "Port of Miami" in 2003 to "Masteramind" in 2014 then why would you still be listening to his newest album? You impress me as a bright man of deep intelligence so why are you still here on album number 6 when you should have jumped ship a long time ago?

  • Anonymous

    After several push backs and a couple lackluster singles, Rick Ross returns with his latest studio effort dubbed Mastermind. This is Ricky Rozays 6th studio album, and it seems more seasoned than any of his earlier efforts. Ross is one of the most consistent rappers in the game, and keeps rap bloggers on their toes. If you contribute to a rap blog or simply visit, youre sure to have at least one or two new postings attributed to him in a normal work week. If you follow social media, youre accustomed to seeing a Rick Ross gif, or some slander of his latest music, and its usually from somebody who is unappreciative of his work ethic which rightfully shouldnt go unnoticed. Over saturating the public with music can make the average listener get bored of your sound and contributions, but Rick Ross somehow manages to keep himself fresh and interesting, in times where people get tired of the same old shit quick Intro Masterminds opening introduction adds no value to the album whatsoever, other than letting you know what the projects title is. On every listen Ill be quick skipping to the second track. Rich Is Gangsta Ross has one of the best ears for beats, and the Black Metaphor beat used on Rich Is Gangsta is the proof. A solid track from Ricky, filled with drug references and stunting, and mentions of the crew he put on, including Wale and Meek Mill. There is also a lighthearted jab toward 50 Cent, all while demanding 50 mil from Warner Bros. if they want to move forward with more MMG releases. Drug Dealers Dream Your checking account balance is $92,153,183.028, thats a message any man or woman would love to hear, but in Ricks case, its also every drug dealers dream. This is one of those tracks with lines youll have trouble believing, but the words add a cinematic feel to the Jake One produced cut. Very listenable. Shots Fired This skit adds more cinematic value to the album, all while reminding you that we could have lost Rick Ross last year when somebody opened fire on his Rolls Royce. Perfect lead in to Nobody. Nobody (Feat. French Montana & Diddy) Youre nobody, till somebody kills you. Nobody is a standout track from Mastermind, thanks to the beat which is credited to Sean Combs and Diddys classical shit talking which is an actual recording of him going at an employee. Diddys shit talking is damn near inspirational. The Devil Is A Lie (Feat. Jay-Z) This tracks plays second fiddle to Jay-Z and Rick Ross previous work together. The Devil is A Lie is one of the weakest tracks on the album, but its K.E. On The Track instrumental is something epic, and just might keep you listening to it. With Rick Ross and Jay-Z on the same track, its supposed to be something epic, which is why this was pushed as a single, but truth be told Id rather listen to You Know I Got It. Mafia Music III It wouldnt be a Rick Ross album without a track embracing that Jamaican sound on it. For Mafia Music III, Ross stunts a bit over a Bink produced beat. Sizzla and Mavado contribute to this one, but it simply has no replay value. This is why skip options exist. This somewhat plays a good lead in to War Ready though. War Ready (Feat. Young Jeezy & Tracy T) Rick Ross and Jeezy squashed their beef, thanks to DJ Khaled bringing them together and rap fans couldnt be more happy. War Ready is undeniable fire, and Im excited to know a visual is on the way and its being pushed as a single. The Mike Will Made It produced track will make you want to bust somebodys head open for no reason. Ross delivers strong, and so does Jeezy, but Rozay feels more at home, and Tracy T is just visiting. What A Shame (Feat. French Montana) With a dope REEFA produced instrumental in place, Ross and French work well together to craft a strong album cut which could be considered a homage to Wu-Tang. Easy listening raps and French Montanas signature ad-libs make this a standout. Supreme Katt Williams familiar voice opens this one up and lets us know about a recent visit to the new United States embassy somewhere in Georgia that has 109 rooms. This place Katt is joking about is Rick Ross new home, which was owned by former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. A humble stunt on Rozays part. Supreme is produced by Scott Storch, and just like Ross says, its something special when these two work together. BLK & WHT A n- black but he selling white, this is one of Ross more lazy offerings, and the D-Rich produced track is no good. Simply put, we expect better from Ross and a corny bar like Trayvon Martin, Im never missing my target is both insulting and disrespectful. As I write this I can see the shock headlines being published on popular media sites and controversy arising. But like they say, all publicity is good publicity right? Probably wrong in this case, thats if this takes off, and it probably will. Dope Bitch Skit A skippable skit featuring a couple of annoying females promoting Ross black bottle beverages and the usual stunting. Luc Belaire Rose is delicious, but Id rather see #blackbottleboyz hashtags flow down my social timelines all day then hear these women speak any longer. In Vein (Feat. The Weeknd) This is a Mastermind album stand out, but its more comfortable for The Weeknd to float on this one. Abel controls In Vein, as it feels like one of his slow-paced emotional addiction records, and not a Rick Ross song featuring The Weeknd. In Vein is great nonetheless and The Weeknds production makes this something special and Ross saving this for his album was a smart move. Sanctified (Feat. Kanye West & Big Sean) With the soul sample in place its easy to spot this as a Kanye West production. Big Seans chorus is perfect to sing a long to, and Kanye makes it more inviting when you hear his voice. Rick Ross is at his best on Sanctified and he has no problem holding his own with Mr. West, whose verse sounds like its penned by Big Sean. This is the best musical offering on Mastermind, and the production level is top-notch. Walkin On Air (Feat. Meek Mill) This is the second D-Rich beat on the album, and thankfully its better than the other. In fact Rick Ross and Meek Mill both know what to do on this one, and its another album standout. Ross and Meek is a perfect pairing and when they come together on a track like this you know its going to be hard-hitting. Ross delivers with his perfected slow flow on this one, then Meek picks up the pace when its his turn. Thug Cry (Feat. Lil Wayne) Rick Ross and Lil Wayne have two things in common, theyre both great rappers, and they both have mastered consistency. Theyre easily the most consistent rappers in the game, and can be featured at on any top 10 list for the last 5 or more years with no debate. Put them both over a J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League instrumental and the outcome gotta be magical. With that being said Thug Cry is the second best offering on Mastermind, and its a perfect way to end the album before you digest the bonus tracks. OVERALL: 8.5/10 Pros: Dope flows, Variety of sounds, Features that fit the project well, Great beats Cons: Trayvon Martin bar that will be taken out of context, Pointless skits, Not enough J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Timeless Tracks: Sanctified, Thug Cry, Walkin On Air, In Vein, Rich Is Gangsta, What A Shame, War Ready, Nobody

  • Anonymous

    "Supreme = UpTempo Storch beat with Keith Sweat and Katt Williams Thug Cry = Clasic Justice League sound with the Heather sample Santified = Kanye sound with the the Gospel influenced intro and hook Mafia Music 3 = Dre production with Reggea hook dancehall adlibs In Vein = Dream production with the Dream R&B hook and Rock guitar Devil is a Lie = KE reworking a Soul sample as the main groove What A Shame = Reefa song with live drums and the Luchini hook BLK and WhT = A D-Rich song with the old Mannie Fresh sound Nobody = Diddy remake of a 90's classic off of LAD Drug Dealers Dream = Classic Jake One production Rich is Gangsta = Reefa joint with symphony production" Wrong. These are the real songs: Supreme = Southern Rap/Trap Thug Cry = Southern Rap/Trap Santified = Southern Rap/Trap Mafia Music 3 = Southern Rap/Trap In Vein = Southern Rap/Trap Devil is a Lie = Southern Rap/Trap What A Shame = Southern Rap/Trap BLK and WhT = Southern Rap/Trap Nobody = Southern Rap/Trap Drug Dealers Dream = Southern Rap/Trap Rich is Gangsta = Southern Rap/Trap

  • Zeke

    Ross and Mary J Blige are doing CIAA and they will be at the QC center tonight with P Diddy is anybody on here from NC going? I heard the exclusive VIP is 8 racks and its only one Bill for reg admish. Im there its gonna be a movie.

  • Anonymous

    "No. The general consensus is that the album isn't all that." In your circle I'm pretty positive that's the case but the reaction from the hip hop circles has been positive but you can wait a few more days and hear it from the music critics.

  • Blue Chips & Dip

    Action Bronson and Rick Ross have the GOAT food references in their songs LOL.

  • Wesley Pipes.

    "Sanctified = Kanye sound with the the Gospel influenced intro and hook" DJ Mustard did the drums and most of the song, stop giving Kanye undue credit for ghost producing.

  • Cornucopia

    Anybody know who that is singing on Sanctified? Thanks in advance.

  • Anonymous

    "Fellatio amazing make grilled cheese for you the best"

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  • Anonymous

    All you producers/DJs and music heads or @DjJamsquad below this I need to know all the credits on Paradise Lost, you left that off your list but that song and Blessings in Disguise are my favorites and they are hiding the credits.

  • Anonymous

    Album is a near-Classic one of Ross best albums if not his best album, he picked really musical beats instead of that trash Trap stuff he got comfy with after BMF.

    • Anonymous

      :^^: Yeah right!! War Reasy is the Trap Beat of all Trap Beats since Hard in the Paint!! Nigga you trippin!!

    • Anonymous

      They're all still mainstream southern rap/trap made on computers, none of that crap you're talking about. It's all the same music that Ross has always done. You Ross fanboys are so stupid.

    • Anonymous

      No trap beats on the album unless you have Box Chevy on your bootleg, my version has no trap beats and I have the deluxe.

    • DJ Jam Squad

      If you have hate in your heart for Rozay then thats cool but at least be knowledgable with your hatred and not just ignorant or trollish: A few songs- Supreme = UpTempo Storch beat with Keith Sweat and Katt Williams Thug Cry = Clasic Justice League sound with the Heather sample Santified = Kanye sound with the the Gospel influenced intro and hook Mafia Music 3 = Dre production with Reggea hook dancehall adlibs In Vein = Dream production with the Dream R&B hook and Rock guitar Devil is a Lie = KE reworking a Soul sample as the main groove What A Shame = Reefa song with live drums and the Luchini hook BLK and WhT = A D-Rich song with the old Mannie Fresh sound Nobody = Diddy remake of a 90's classic off of LAD Drug Dealers Dream = Classic Jake One production Rich is Gangsta = Reefa joint with symphony production If you are an actual music fan then you actually pay attention to the music, of you are just expressing hatred or just want attention then continue your actions.

    • Anonymous

      You're joking, right? This shit is nowhere near a classic and the beats are all the same Trap trash.

  • Rustin Colhe

    I hate teaser articles, Diddy produced "Nobody" and we want to k ow who the female is on the hook and how he decided to do a remake. Then KE produced Devil is a Lie and we want to hear about how he and Major 7 settled their beef over the beat.and The Weekend has the best song on the album and he wasnt interviewed.

  • detroit slim

    Album is trash. I always liked officer ross for his beats. Now he aint even got that. I recycled binned this shit after one listen. Beats were bland as fuck

  • Swurk

    just listened to the album couple of times... to be honest, its disappointing. big promotion, but nothing behind it. it's not a bad lp, but there are 2 no-go's... 1st: "remake" of nobody til somebody.... cmon man, this is blasphemy!!! 2nd: thug cry, the "93 til infinity" sample, you just don't touch that song. if you're a mastermind, you got own ideas and don't use 90s classics as a bassline, gtfoh!!

    • Anonymous

      No. The general consensus is that the album isn't all that.

    • MelvinFlynt.

      I thought the album was phenomenal to be honest and the common consensus is that its a great album. If you are a Mastmind you can pick whatever production you want and if the producers want to rework a previous sample then so be it. Just so happens that the 93 til Infinity sample has been reworked about 30 times already but people tend to only complain when its a rapper they dislike,

  • Mr. Ceeee

    Yo, Scott Storch talking bout his "partner". I didn't know he like to get down like dat. Seems like Ricky taught him a few things that he learnt being around the jails as a CO. And make sure to show out for your white homies for St. Patty's day! Try to break off a little ole piece of that Corned Beef!

    • captain obvious

      Oh. Was that a gay joke? That was very funny. Because he used the word "partner" and you're making it seem like it's like a gay partner, like they're gay together. That is very funny. Very funny stuff.

  • I AM WHITE

    RICK ROSS, EMINEM, LIL WAYNE, DRAKE, ETC ARE NOT HIP HOP! THEY ARE JUST RAPPERS! REAL HIP HOP: NAS WU TANG CLAN MOS DEF THE ROOTS Q-TIP MF DOOM OUTKAST EL-P/KILLER MIKE DE LA SOUL J DILLA BLACK MILK COMMON ETC FUCK YOU FAKE HIP HOP FANS!

  • Anonymous

    Officer Rick searches buttholes and digs out poop from inmates he looks in their buttcracks for drugs and and tickles their nutsacks and cracks.

    • captain obvious

      Oh. Was this a CO joke MIXED with a gay joke? Oh ho ho ho. That is FUNNY. Because he was a correctional officer who is also probably gay so he sticks his finger in people's buttholes. That is Funny stuff.

  • Doc Q

    Hear more: Interview with Bink! http://bit.ly/1ciyaoB

  • Anonymous

    WOW so they just going to leave DJ Mustard out of the interview knowing we want to hear him and Kanyes process more than all these others combined?

    • High Calibre

      I want to hear the details not your vague story, Kanye hasnt done a guest verse on somebody's album in over two years and ai want to know why they picked a Gospel sample which is unusual for a Song with that type of hook.

    • COCA

      ROSS HAD MUSTARD ON THE LIST OF PRODUCERS HE WANTED TO WORK WITH, SO MUSTARD SENT HIM A BUNCH OF BEATS... ROSS PICKED THAT ONE AND SAID "I GOTTA HAVE BIG SEAN ON THIS ONE"... WHEN BIG SEAN WAS RECORDING IN THE GOOD MUSIC STUDIOS, KANYE WAS WALKING BY AND HEARD THE BEAT AND WAS LIKE "I GOTTA JUMP ON THIS JOINT FAM!" ...AND WHEN KANYE JUMPS ON A TRACK HE'S GOTTA MAKE HIS OWN ARRANGEMENTS TO THE BEAT, SO HE MADE SOME ARRANGEMENTS ON THE HOOK WITH BIG SEAN. THE REST IS HISTORY... CLASSIC ALBUM.

  • Anonymous

    Damn that's crazy so Dre Co-produced Mafia Music 3 with Bink! Now it all makes sense, I was snapping my neck way to hard for the beat to random.

  • Anonymous

    Reefa "What A Shame" featuring French Montana Reefa: Im just in the era from the 90s, the early 2000s, the whole New York era, the feel good music. Me and Ross had a relationship before. And we still have a relationship. I was in the studio with French. I played French the joint, he laid a hook to it, and he ended up sending it to Ross. Ross was like, we going to keep it for the album. Before that I did the Ice Cold beat on God Forgives, I Dont. Its almost like the same kind of drum patterns or same kind of sound Im trying to really push out with my whole ATM Company. I just caught a vibe, I played the melody, and I have a producer on my team his name is stats, he laid all the color around it and we just went from there. I had the drums going for a while but I just wanted it to knock the right way. People aint really hitting their head. It aint that mood no more.; that whole 90s kind of mood. So I kind of wanted to bring a little bit of that back with a current sound. When Im messing with Ross or whoever, I try to give them something that everybody else wouldnt do. I tip my hat off to Ross and French, they know what theyre doing. It wasnt pressure or whatever, it was a real collaboration. A real song put together from start to finish I had dinner with my lawyer Xavier at Del Frisco. This before [Mastermind]. I had sent [Ross] some beats. He knew my previous resume from It's Okay (One Blood), to the Fabolous [work], to the Gucci Mane [work]. I sent him some joints, and three months later [Xavier] hit me and was like, "Yo, I think we got a joint on God Forgives, I Dont." I was like, cool. I ain hear the song until it was time for the album to mix. After that we kept our relationship. We kept seeing each other, we kept being in the studio. The French Montana album, I had produced two records on the album and co-produced one record. Ive just been working. Me and Ross, were in a great space. I knew it was crazy from just the beat. When I heard the hook, the hook took it to a crazy other level. I knew it was one of those types of joints when I first did it, that it was gong to be crazy and something that special.

  • Anonymous

    Black Metaphor "Rich Is Gangsta" Black Metaphor: It all came together last year. My manager had hit me and told me that Ross had recorded to one of my tracks. So I was like, cool. But as the year went by, I didnt get any word from him. So I think he had a couple release dates that they pushed back. So when they pushed it back the final time, they contacted me on December 23rd, right before Christmas, telling me that they was going to use it. Im really one of them producers who just make a lot of beats. So I just happened to find a good sample [Average White Band, Soul Searching] and I wanted to take it and give it kind of a musical feel. At the same time it's still hard. I still wanted the drums to be on. [But] He definitely took it to another level. Its cool; the process is pretty simple and straightforward. It wasnt a whole lot of difficulty or anything. Im definitely looking forward to doing more work with him in the future.

  • Anonymous

    J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League "Thug Cry" featuring Lil Wayne Barto: Ross has sort of chosen to keep fucking with us because the chemistry is obviously there. Whether it be during the beginning stages of his projects or the ending stage of his project, we always kind of get in with him or get in contact with him about final touch ups or whatever. I think we all know that theres a chemistry there. Ross tends to gravitate towards the music that we make that most people dont know what to do with. They might be scared of it or they just dont know what to do with it. He has a history of just picking off the beaten path basically. Hell pick the tracks that nobody else picks and everyone is mad at us because we didnt send them that beat or whatever. Most of the time, they just didnt take that beat. Rook: He likes to push the envelope. As far as his audio and visual presence is. You know what I mean? And so do we. He recognizes that. Rook: ["Thug Cry"] is awesome. Barto: We was actually just in our normal studio. We heard the 93 'til Infinity come on and I remember that joint when I was a kid. And I loved it. I was like, Yo, itd be cool to bring that back. We kind of brought it back in a different kind of way, kind of like we would do it. We did the hook on there. We already had the hook on there. Rook: The hook was sung by Betty Idol. You gotta remember that the beat was made in 2013. So it was the twenty year anniversary of 93 'til Infinity. So we did that. It was paying homage. That decade year long classic. We got Betty Idol to write and perform the hook on it. It was undeniable. We just went ahead and sent it off to Ross. You know Ross likes to push the boundaries, like we said earlier. Once you hear the hook? Ah, shit. That shits crazy. Colione: He knows everything there is to know about rap music and being an artist. He takes that fully seriously. Super cool to see someone that talented and that focused on his craft to be able to get that music to masses for people to enjoy. Its pretty fucking cool. Rook: You said it yourself, [Wayne and Ross] do a lot of songs together, right? But the last song they did together over a J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League track was Luxury Tax, and that was a classic. That was a classic. You know what I mean? The next track they do together? Is a classic over a J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League track. Understand that. We dont fuck around.

    • Marshmallow

      A saw a comment where a guy was mad that they used that same sample that they used on 93' til infinity, he was crying saying that producers shouldn't use the same samples, I called him a nut job and told him in HipHop samples will be chop and rechopped 100s of times.

    • LOL

      LOL they were on Maybach music 2 ya nerd

  • Anonymous

    Storch crazy he shouldn't be outing people on the Ghostwriting, that Mafia Music beat is crazy, even got the dancehall sounds in it and Supreme got the Keith Sweat vocals and its smooth as shit. Good read.

    • Anonymous

      Storch named Cash Money so that narrows it down to Cash Money artists who use ghostwriters I knew Ross was a ghostwriter as far back as Trina, Eric Sermon and Trick but I didn know he was ghostwriting for Baby and Tyga.

    • ummm

      Scott Storch didn't name names. It's a known fact that Ross was a writer before he blew up. Bink actually name dropped that Ross was writing for Dre.

  • Anonymous

    Cb4 nigga. I don't think anyone care

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