News: Rick Ross Accepts Diddy's B.I.G. Comparison, "That Most Definitely Was My Mentor"
Friday, Jan 22, 2010 3:50PM
Rapper Rick Ross recently addressed Diddy's comparison between him and late Notorious B.I.G..
Ross said the co-sign serves as motivation to keep making music.
"Yeah, that's big," Ross told DJ Envy referring to the co-sign. "That's most definitely big, but I want New York City, I'll never get it twisted, the magic that Notorious B.I.G. created could never be duplicated. That most definitely was my mentor, that's who music I wrote to the most. Hearing that come from Diddy himself is big and it's inspiration to keep making hot music." (Power 105.1)
Earlier this month, Diddy described how Ross' rap delivery reminded him of his late Bad Boy artist.
"Oh y'all ain't hear the second verse," Diddy said about Ross' 'Angels' collaboration. "Yo, y'all gonna peep that when we world premiere that. I don't know, I guess him and Biggie locked up in the room, even my man Hen Roc even said that. For my man Hen Roc to say that and co-sign it like 'Yo, my man right there sounding like our homie.' That right there is something special. That's a mean co-sign, that's a mean co-sign. I don't know what was going on in the studio, the spirits were connecting but it's official. It ain't bootleg, it ain't got no preservatives in it." (Spliff TV)
Ross recently spoke with SOHH about making his best music to date in 2010.
"Honestly, n*ggas can talk sh*t but it's hard to really make predictions other than lord willing we'll be still here, you know what I"m saying," Ross told SOHH. "N*ggas here, free, alive, other than that, we just gonna make the best music we gonna make. And I feel it's gonna compete with the best music that's being made right now." (SOHH)
Ross is also expected to drop his forthcoming collaboration album with Birdman and a film later this year.
"We gonna let that [album] go next year," Ross promised in a November 2009 interview. "The whole concept behind it was we wanted to do different so and do a movie. Taking the movie process is a whole lot longer than the music, so we've just been leaking records here now just to let 'em know it's coming. But we actually start filming at the very end of this year." (Hip Hop Official)
Check out Rick Ross speaking with SOHH below: