News: Rick Ross Talks No. 1 Debut, "I Love When You Stack The Chips Against Me"
Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 11:30AM
After receiving his third No. 1 album debut with Deeper Than Rap, Rick Ross has reacted to his latest accomplishment by claiming he "knew all the time."
Despite going head-to-head with 50 Cent, Ross said the rap battle helped him defeat the odds.
"I knew all the time," Ross said. "You gotta really know somebody's integrity. You gotta know if you're dealing with a champion or not. When I say 'Bawse,' I put that infamous on it because I mean it. If I'm not a boss, I believe I am. I know where I came from and what I accomplished. In my book, I'm certified. That's what I love about the hip-hop game: It's competitive. I love when you stack the chips against me, 'cause when I hit those numbers, those odds are gonna be in my favor, so we gotta triple up." (MTV)
His album debuted atop the charts in front of releases from Asher Roth and Hannah Montana.
Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap led the way this week landing at No. 1 with 158,000 scanned discs followed by the Hannah Montana soundtrack which landed at No. 2 with 104,300 copies and Depeche Mode's Sounds of the Universe at No. 3 with 80,100 copies. Asher Roth's Asleep in the Bread Aisle debuted at No. 5 with 62,000 copies while Chester French's Love the Future opened at No. 77 with 6,300 copies. (Sales Wrap)
In past videos promoting his wrist watches, the "Boss" took aim at Fif by taunting his career-ending threats earlier this year.
"We got a lot of money," Ross said in the video. "I just bought four new whips. F*cking monkey said he was gonna ruin my life, haha! I'm waitin' for it man. Life is actually better. Follow my time pieces man. Follow my whips. Chronicle my triumph. You n*ggas still can't dress. Youse a monkey...You don't get tired of wearing those ugly jeans? Those ugly shoes? You lost all that weight and your face sunk in with your fake teeth, it ain't a good look...Y'all stay tuned, it gets deeper." (World Star Hip Hop)
50 had previously conducted interviews promising to release damaging information which would impact Ross' music career.
"I have artists that have more money than Rick Ross," he said in a February interview. "I don't actually feel like there's something wrong with him deciding to be a police officer, I feel like there's something wrong from a hip-hop perspective for you to be a part of law enforcement and totally write your career that you're the biggest drug dealer in Miami...We're gonna see his tax returns. That's the biggest embarrassment because you act like you got a billion dollars...He burned a lot of bridges with people that worked hard for him...When you're making adjustments, trust me man, you don't need to be playing with me...The difference with me and Rick Ross [fans], is mine is worldwide. (Power 96)