News: Rhymefest Says Rick Ross Wants To Be Feared, "We Had A Real Deep Discussion About This"
Thursday, May 13, 2010 3:30PM
Chicago rapper Rhymefest recently revealed a conversation he had with Rick Ross where the Miami emcee said he wants to be feared by the public.
From Rhyme's perspective, fear often helps build an untouchable image for entertainers but may come with consequences.
"Me and Rick Ross had a real deep discussion about this," Rhyme said in an interview. "I gained a lot of respect for Ross after we sat and talked. He asked me whether I wanted to be feared or loved. I said was Al Capone feared or loved? He said feared. I said was Dr. King feared or loved? He said loved. Ross said he rather be feared. I said man, Al Capone died by himself of syphilis, isolated. Dr. King loved so hard he was feared, and they had to assassinate him...When motherf*ckers stop fearing Mike Tyson, everybody started knocking him out. When everybody stopped being afraid of Suge Knight, everybody started talking sh*t. But Muhammad Ali loved so hard, that he scared the world! I love my people so much that I ain't got time. They don't love me though, but it's all good." (All Hip Hop)
Ross recently revealed a new underground project being in the works.
"I'm in the lab cooking up Teflon Don, the album," Ross said in an interview. "I'm also wrapping up a mixtape by the name of Albert Anastasia. The Albert Anastasia EP, hosted by DJ Smallz, lookout for that sh*t. We gonna drop that Memorial Weekend just for the streets...A few n*ggas used to call me 'Fat Albert' growing up. It was funny and then stumbled across another name. It's cool, do your history. It's most definitely a dope mixtape, it's most definitely gonna have all new music on there. I've been releasing a few freestyles, just prepping the sh*t up. It's gonna be a classic mixtape just to feed the real n*ggas in the streets just before I give them this Teflon Don." (Spliff TV)
The rapper has also confirmed having a Jay-Z collaboration on the upcoming Teflon Don album.
"The majority of the details of the album I've been trying to keep under wraps so the fans can savor the music that much more," Ross said in a recent interview. "I most definitely have confirmed Jay-Z being on the album. [The song] is like an atomic bomb. I'm just waiting to push the button. Shout-out to Roc Nation. Shout-out to Kanye West...The funny thing is the way the record was done. I followed him to a few Blueprint 3 tour dates. I was chillin' in the back, smoked out. As soon as he gets offstage, we was chillin', vibing. His last date, which was in Vegas, he killed the show. We left the show, went to Tao for the afterparty. It was 30 bottles of Ace of Spades [champagne]. He left there, went and killed the craps table, the poker table. Then we got in the studio, and he laced me. It was the most phenomenal verse....It's not 'Maybach Music 3.' You could kill the rumors. This is something totally unexpected, and we talking that talk. I'm just excited, man. I'm expecting big things from this Teflon Don project." (MTV)
Ross said fans could expect a lot of surprises on his fourth solo album last month.
"We got a real nice line-up," Ross told DJ Envy in an interview. "I haven't actually picked all the records that's actually gonna make the album but for sure, my man Jay-Z is on the album. And we got some more surprises so you just gotta keep your ear to the streets...We got a lot of surprises man. We got a lot of big records on this project and you know, we're just keeping it intimate so we can surprise the fans and give them what they really want." ("Sucker Free Sundays")
Teflon Don is slated to be released Tuesday, June 29th.
Check out a Rick Ross interview below: