News: Rick Ross Goes "Deeper Than Rap" W/ Short Film [Video]

Saturday, Apr 4, 2009 10:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rick Ross and director Rik Cordero's upcoming Deeper Than Rap short film's trailer hit the Internet late last week offering fans a glimpse of the exclusive movie project.

Providing just under a minute of footage, the trailer showcases a predominalty urban African American cast.

Maybach Music & Three/21 Films Present: Deeper Than Rap. One Way. One Way Out. The seemingly calculated murder of his older brother sends a young man on a path of crime and vengeance when he stumbles upon the killers years later. Executive Produced by Rick Ross, directed by Rik Cordero, written by Rik Cordero, Aaron F. Schnore and Mike Fox. Coming Soon. (Three/21 Channel)

Preparing the release of his Deeper Than Rap album, Ross recently discussed his thoughts on working with Nas for the song "Usual Suspects."

"Nas is such a veteran but at the same time he's more relevant now than he was, you know, before," Ross said in an interview. "Especially in the South...So there's a lot to learn there. So when the concept came about -- the 'Usual Suspects' -- the record was not a boastful record. It was a record that I felt needed somebody to really be sincere, to take time to think about what they were gonna say. 'Cause I most definitely did. And Nas came to light. It was my first time having the opportunity to work with him, and I take my hat off to him just for taking that time out and doing it in such a timely fashion and giving me an incredible 16-bar verse." (MTV)

SOHH recently attended Ross' listening session for his album where he unveiled a selection of cuts from the upcoming project.

Deeper Than Rap listening session line-up: "Cold Blood," "Usual Suspect" featuring Nas, "Maybach Music Pt. 2" featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne, "All I Really Want" featuring The-Dream, "Gunplay" featuring Gunplay, "Cigar Music" featuring Masspike Miles, "Top of the World" featuring Avery Storm, "Mafia Music" and "Magnificent" featuring John Legend. (SOHH On The Scene Blog)

Ross is currently engaged in a rap battle with G-Unit leader 50 Cent.

"It's only right I came to New York City to write my 'Mafia Music' remix verse...It's funny I say 'Mafia Music' remix because today I get a call from a dude from G-Unit, his name, he told me, was Nelson Gomez. N*gga Nelson Gomez offered me a sum of money to fall back. I told him make it a half a million and I'll chill on Curly. But that don't go for Yayo and the other guy...I'ma still see them. Y'all gotta pay separate. So if I do agree to fall back on the n*gga 'cause they give me the money, I ain't giving the other n*ggas a pass. 'Cause the monkey said don't give n*ggas passes." (Torch Is NY)

Check out Ross' Deeper Than Rap short film trailer below:

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