Rick Ross Confirms Beat For "Mafia Music III" Was Originally Meant For Dr. Dre's "Detox"

Rick Ross says Dr. Dre gave him the beat for "Mafia Music III" during a session.

Rick Ross says "Mafia Music III" off Mastermind was originally meant for another artist. 

"Mafia Music III track was originally for Detox which @drdre gave me for #Mastermind in a session. #Gem," Ross said in a Twitter update yesterday (March 20). 

In February, Bink! discussed the making of "Mafia Music III" and how much it has changed since the original track.  

"I did the record for Dr. Dre, for Detox," Bink! said at the time. "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's 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.

"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,'" Bink! added. "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 [it], 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. '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." 


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62 Comments

  • Anonymous

    We don't believe fraud gusto=officer ricky

  • Anonymous

    It's funny seeing 50 groupies make fun of ross stans. Its like get the fuck outta here.

  • anonymous

    All hail THE FAKEST FRAUD in Hip Hop History, William 'Officer Ricky - Fake Rick Ross' Roberts & MAYCOCK MUSIC! He's made tha same weak album & compilation year after year & if it wasn't the GULLIBLE 'sheep' that follow this fool, he'd be the grill cook in the back with a hairnet a McDONALDS! Hip Hop is in a SAD STATE with phoneys like this spewing fake stories of 'Drug Dealing' & being a 'Mob Boss' while puttin' on his Fed uniform & clockin' in for the man!

  • Anonymous

    Officer Ricky's succes burns the souls of the 50 Stan's, they lurk behind every Ross move with venom dripping from their jaws, they are too stupid to see that their hatred is part of the fuel that keeps Ross winning.

    • Anonymous

      50 stans are Butthurt that Dre helps 50s enemies but 50 gets mad at Game for doing the same thing, I bet that coward wont diss Dre like he dissed Jadakiss.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ its 10 am now and it says this comment was posted 8 hours ago! Ross groupies come out on friday nights because they have no friends

  • Anonymous

    Officer Ricky hasn't broke 200k yet... His P.R. must be looking for shit to generate sales. His fans are bum ass leaches. They don't music. This is why he has yet to have an album go platinum. 50's 1st 2 albums sold more than Ross will ever sell in carrier. Facts!

    • Anonymous

      Are you still talking about Get Rich and The Massacre? It's 2014, and 50's got an album called Animal Rituals coming out. How the mighty have fallen.

  • Anonymous

    Reposted from HipHopisRead: This anonymous letter landed in my inbox about a minute ago: Hello, After more than 20 years, I've finally decided to tell the world what I witnessed in 1991, which I believe was one of the biggest turning point in popular music, and ultimately American society. I have struggled for a long time weighing the pros and cons of making this story public as I was reluctant to implicate the individuals who were present that day. So I've simply decided to leave out names and all the details that may risk my personal well being and that of those who were, like me, dragged into something they weren't ready for. Between the late 80's and early 90s, I was what you may call a decision maker with one of the more established company in the music industry. I came from Europe in the early 80s and quickly established myself in the business. The industry was different back then. Since technology and media werent accessible to people like they are today, the industry had more control over the public and had the means to influence them anyway it wanted. This may explain why in early 1991, I was invited to attend a closed door meeting with a small group of music business insiders to discuss rap musics new direction. Little did I know that we would be asked to participate in one of the most unethical and destructive business practice Ive ever seen. The meeting was held at a private residence on the outskirts of Los Angeles. I remember about 25 to 30 people being there, most of them familiar faces. Speaking to those I knew, we joked about the theme of the meeting as many of us did not care for rap music and failed to see the purpose of being invited to a private gathering to discuss its future. Among the attendees was a small group of unfamiliar faces who stayed to themselves and made no attempt to socialize beyond their circle. Based on their behavior and formal appearances, they didn't seem to be in our industry. Our casual chatter was interrupted when we were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement preventing us from publicly discussing the information presented during the meeting. Needless to say, this intrigued and in some cases disturbed many of us. The agreement was only a page long but very clear on the matter and consequences which stated that violating the terms would result in job termination. We asked several people what this meeting was about and the reason for such secrecy but couldn't find anyone who had answers for us. A few people refused to sign and walked out. No one stopped them. I was tempted to follow but curiosity got the best of me. A man who was part of the unfamiliar group collected the agreements from us. Quickly after the meeting began, one of my industry colleagues (who shall remain nameless like everyone else) thanked us for attending. He then gave the floor to a man who only introduced himself by first name and gave no further details about his personal background. I think he was the owner of the residence but it was never confirmed. He briefly praised all of us for the success we had achieved in our industry and congratulated us for being selected as part of this small group of decision makers. At this point I begin to feel slightly uncomfortable at the strangeness of this gathering. The subject quickly changed as the speaker went on to tell us that the respective companies we represented had invested in a very profitable industry which could become even more rewarding with our active involvement. He explained that the companies we work for had invested millions into the building of privately owned prisons and that our positions of influence in the music industry would actually impact the profitability of these investments. I remember many of us in the group immediately looking at each other in confusion. At the time, I didnt know what a private prison was but I wasn't the only one. Sure enough, someone asked what these prisons were and what any of this had to do with us. We were told that these prisons were built by privately owned companies who received funding from the government based on the number of inmates. The more inmates, the more money the government would pay these prisons. It was also made clear to us that since these prisons are privately owned, as they become publicly traded, wed be able to buy shares. Most of us were taken back by this. Again, a couple of people asked what this had to do with us. At this point, my industry colleague who had first opened the meeting took the floor again and answered our questions. He told us that since our employers had become silent investors in this prison business, it was now in their interest to make sure that these prisons remained filled. Our job would be to help make this happen by marketing music which promotes criminal behavior, rap being the music of choice. He assured us that this would be a great situation for us because rap music was becoming an increasingly profitable market for our companies, and as employee, wed also be able to buy personal stocks in these prisons. Immediately, silence came over the room. You could have heard a pin drop. I remember looking around to make sure I wasn't dreaming and saw half of the people with dropped jaws. My daze was interrupted when someone shouted, Is this a f****** joke? At this point things became chaotic. Two of the men who were part of the unfamiliar group grabbed the man who shouted out and attempted to remove him from the house. A few of us, myself included, tried to intervene. One of them pulled out a gun and we all backed off. They separated us from the crowd and all four of us were escorted outside. My industry colleague who had opened the meeting earlier hurried out to meet us and reminded us that we had signed agreement and would suffer the consequences of speaking about this publicly or even with those who attended the meeting. I asked him why he was involved with something this corrupt and he replied that it was bigger than the music business and nothing wed want to challenge without risking consequences. We all protested and as he walked back into the house I remember word for word the last thing he said, Its out of my hands now. Remember you signed an agreement. He then closed the door behind him. The men rushed us to our cars and actually watched until we drove off. A million things were going through my mind as I drove away and I eventually decided to pull over and park on a side street in order to collect my thoughts. I replayed everything in my mind repeatedly and it all seemed very surreal to me. I was angry with myself for not having taken a more active role in questioning what had been presented to us. I'd like to believe the shock of it all is what suspended my better nature. After what seemed like an eternity, I was able to calm myself enough to make it home. I didn't talk or call anyone that night. The next day back at the office, I was visibly out of it but blamed it on being under the weather. No one else in my department had been invited to the meeting and I felt a sense of guilt for not being able to share what I had witnessed. I thought about contacting the 3 others who wear kicked out of the house but I didn't remember their names and thought that tracking them down would probably bring unwanted attention. I considered speaking out publicly at the risk of losing my job but I realized Id probably be jeopardizing more than my job and I wasn't willing to risk anything happening to my family. I thought about those men with guns and wondered who they were? I had been told that this was bigger than the music business and all I could do was let my imagination run free. There were no answers and no one to talk to. I tried to do a little bit of research on private prisons but didnt uncover anything about the music business involvement. However, the information I did find confirmed how dangerous this prison business really was. Days turned into weeks and weeks into months. Eventually, it was as if the meeting had never taken place. It all seemed surreal. I became more reclusive and stopped going to any industry events unless professionally obligated to do so. On two occasions, I found myself attending the same function as my former colleague. Both times, our eyes met but nothing more was exchanged. As the months passed, rap music had definitely changed direction. I was never a fan of it but even I could tell the difference. Rap acts that talked about politics or harmless fun were quickly fading away as gangster rap started dominating the airwaves. Only a few months had passed since the meeting but I suspect that the ideas presented that day had been successfully implemented. It was as if the order has been given to all major label executives. The music was climbing the charts and most companies when more than happy to capitalize on it. Each one was churning out their very own gangster rap acts on an assembly line. Everyone bought into it, consumers included. Violence and drug use became a central theme in most rap music. I spoke to a few of my peers in the industry to get their opinions on the new trend but was told repeatedly that it was all about supply and demand. Sadly many of them even expressed that the music reinforced their prejudice of minorities. I officially quit the music business in 1993 but my heart had already left months before. I broke ties with the majority of my peers and removed myself from this thing I had once loved. I took some time off, returned to Europe for a few years, settled out of state, and lived a quiet life away from the world of entertainment. As the years passed, I managed to keep my secret, fearful of sharing it with the wrong person but also a little ashamed of not having had the balls to blow the whistle. But as rap got worse, my guilt grew. Fortunately, in the late 90s, having the internet as a resource which wasn't at my disposal in the early days made it easier for me to investigate what is now labeled the prison industrial complex. Now that I have a greater understanding of how private prisons operate, things make much more sense than they ever have. I see how the criminalization of rap music played a big part in promoting racial stereotypes and misguided so many impressionable young minds into adopting these glorified criminal behaviors which often lead to incarceration. Twenty years of guilt is a heavy load to carry but the least I can do now is to share my story, hoping that fans of rap music realize how theyve been used for the past 2 decades. Although I plan on remaining anonymous for obvious reasons, my goal now is to get this information out to as many people as possible. Please help me spread the word. Hopefully, others who attended the meeting back in 1991 will be inspired by this and tell their own stories. Most importantly, if only one life has been touched by my story, I pray it makes the weight of my guilt a little more tolerable. Thank you.

    • Anonymous

      Nigga, just stop it already. Seriously, fall the fuck back and HUSH. We feel sorry for YOU since you probably took a whole week making up this trash novel JUST for the sake of trolling. Ain't nobody with at least one drop of common sense gon read this weak ass essay of yours. Now shut the fuck up forever and get back to nut-hugging.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, call it a novel or novella or whatever, most people might feel sorry for you since you cannot fucking read.

    • Anonymous

      I feel sorry for whoever reads that novel to the end.

    • oh

      damn. sounds like a far fetched conspiracy theory but considering how long that was i can't imagine anyone would write all that if it wasn't true. crazy if it is.

    • Anonymous

      many have already read it son don't be so quick to cheer on ignorance due to lack of effort, you look bad doing that

    • Anonymous

      Why? Cat's are not reading that. LoL

  • Hazard

    Dr Dre calling Rick Ross to ghostwrite for him? Damn DRE is lost

  • Anonymous

    I actually love Rick Ross cause he don't actually say "actual" every 5 actual seconds on every single one of his actual interviews like 50 Cent actually does

    • Anonymous

      Ross does the same thing but he says "most definitely" and "at the end of the day" instead of actual. He also takes a simple question and answers it with a response about how much of a boss he is. He has to tell himself and those around him that he's a boss everyday.

    • PhillyMu

      LMAO!! This is funny as shit cuz I thought I was the only one that noticed that. "Actually" is 50's actual favorite word, lol.

  • Anonymous

    Dr Dre dont have a real nigga bone in his body. How you gonna work with this cop ass nigga who dissed 50 and Eminem for no reason out of sheer desperation to get some buzz for himself?

  • Troll album never comin out

    Someone may as well use them detox beats even officer ricky better than them just sitting there while dre counts his headphone money FUCK DETOX

  • Anonymous

    One of my favorite songs off Mastermind, takes me back in the day when Reggea was the shit, I could have heard Capelton on this, here is the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDnlCi6jEqw&feature=youtube_gdata_player I love the air-horns and the lasers with the "mo fiya" dubs it makes you feel like you are in a Kingston slum burning ganja and watching them thick ass island broads Dutty wine.

  • Anonymous

    Officer Ricky Confirms Beat For "Mafia Music III" Was Originally Meant For She Thang's Imaginary Upcoming Album

  • Anonymous

    Gusto stop talking about masterflop

  • Anonymous

    Gusto=officer ricky

  • Anonymous

    This is why Detox will always be a myth, Dre keeps giving all the beats away just like King T said.

  • A Trillionaire

    Rick Ross is bad at rapping. You are stupid for buying his album.

  • Anonymous

    This is the second Rozay album in a row that Dr Dre had input on, two Bosses joining forces.

    • Anonymous

      We been "waiting" for like 14 years now. People stopped giving two shits after the countless interviews that held no validity whatsoever and that half assed song that leaked on the internet featuring Jay Z.

    • Anonymous

      Co sign, even though we all know that Ross ghostwrote Dr Dres verse on "3 Kings", LOLOL, I'm pissed at Dre and Bink giving all these Detox beats away, no diss to Ross but we need Detox!

  • life

    its funny how ppl gonna say rick ross aint selfmade dude been making money while ppl still hating and at the end of the day dre been giving ppl beats he gave shitty 2 albums he gave jay more beats im not even talking bout eminem and since 2006 i hear ppl saying ross is over and all he does is generating money aint that dre that gave him a hublot?

    • Anonymous

      JayZ Cosign? Shakir Stewart was the one that truly signed Rick Ross to Def Jam not JayZ. Jigga jumped on the remix to "Hustlin" on Ross debut just like he jumped on "Go Crazy" remix off Jeezy debut...that's what Jigga do

    • Anonymous

      Jay Z had to crawl to ross for that one.

    • ^

      Ross got that Jay-Z co-sign, though.

    • Anonymous

      Doing it Self Made is hard, some of these rappers get that major co-sign that makes things easier like J Cole and Big Sean get the extra hype of being "protgs" and they have leakover fans willing to support just off the strength of that....even Game and Kendrick benefitted off this formula. Fifty-Cents had the all-time best co-signs with Eminem at his peak and the legendary Dr Dre and the mogul Jimmy Iovine but after the hype wore off in a few years his fantasy gun raps got stale and the bandwagon fans found a new gimmick.

    • Anonymous

      Nobody says Ross ain't Self Made except for that 50Cent lover/troll. Rozay was ghostwriting for Eric Sermon back in 1999 and now we are reading an article about him ghostwriting for Dr Dre 15 years later. From Suave House, to Poe Boy, to Slip N Slide to Def Jam to MMG/Atlantic it was a long hustle for Rozay he hustled and grinded his way to the top and didnt officially form MMG untill 2009.

    • g-sus

      If he was self made he would have changed his name when the real Rick Ross came out of jail. I wonder how well his career would be going right now if his stage name was William Roberts and he had to put an end to his fantasy raps and put some truth into his music. That's self made!

  • Anonymous

    I don't even remember hearing it so it must have been trash. That whole album is bland as fuck

  • ihdrg

    of course ;) and the lyrics for the whole album were originally for Elvis

  • Anonymous

    officer ricky still living off other people smh i thought you were selfmade

  • Anonymous

    You need more people we don't believe you gusto=officer ricky

  • Anonymous

    That beat is trash.

  • lel

    more like dr gay LOL ahahah am i rite people? AM I RITE PPL????? lol smh and also ross fatter than ronald mcdonald aka rickold mcROSSold (cop) hahahah LOL am i rite? ? lol smdh

  • sumguy

    The beat was pretty layered and complex. I see it being a Dre throw away. And let's be clear, a Dre throw away beat is worth atleast 500 beats from another producer.

  • Andres Tardio is a joke

    another POINTLES article by Andres Tardio! Is this news? Dude leave the writing and find a job at mc donalds. Your newsstories dont add much newsvalue. Next article by Andres Tardio: Lil Wanye says he bought some new shoes today

    • LOL!!!!

      hundreds and thousands of dollars lol joker

    • Andres

      And that's why I'll be getting paid hundreds and thousands of dollars writing these "pointless" articles and you'll be living at your mama's couch, sucking on her titty, 25 and broke, still receiving an allowance.

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