News: Rick Ross Puts "B.M.F" Producer Onto Soulja Boy, Diddy & Pusha T
Monday, Jul 12, 2010 6:05PM
Southern rapper Rick Ross' "B.M.F." producer Lex Luger has opened up about creating the underground hit.
The 19 year-old claims he got into contact with Ross courtesy of the rapper's cameraman Spliff.
"Spiff of SpiffTV reached out to me for the 'Hard In The Paint' instrumental because Ross wanted that," Lex explained in an interview. "People were bumping 'Hard In The Paint' in a car and he was like, 'What song is that?' This is before 'Hard In The Paint' even blew up...He found me on MySpace and Twitter and hit me like, 'I need some of this music.' And I told him, 'I got it, but I got other stuff that's way better.' I was sending Spiff 30 beats a day for seven days. I sent him a gang of beats and out of those beats was 'B.M.F.' and 'MC Hammer' -- [Because of that beat] the biggest names in the game want to set up studio time. Everybody came out the woodwork. I just came back from Miami being in the studio with Ross. I got songs with Soulja Boy, Tity Boi, Diamond. Diddy reached out. Pusha T." (Complex)
DJ Drama recently praised Ross' lyrics on the underground single, B.M.F. (Blowin Money Fast)."
"The reaction in the clubs is tough!" DJ Drama said emphatically. "And it caught on fast. [The record] has a strong beat. ... He touched on topics the streets adore and respect: self-made bosses. ... Ross, lyrically, is by himself right now." (MTV)
DJ Scream also agreed and explained why "B.M.F." is a street-respected hit.
"It shuts the club down! Biggest street record this year thus far. It's street music. It seems like a lot of artists have strayed away from or are scared to make raw and uncut street music. The people still want that type of music, though. Ross delivered. The people reacted. 'Nuff said." (MTV)
Speaking of the success from their "Super High" collaboration, singer Ne-Yo recently told SOHH about his chemistry with Ross.
"Rick Ross is the kind of dude that you'll see on a yacht somewhere and it'll make total perfect sense but then again, at the same time, he's the kind of dude that you'll see on the block too and it'll make total perfect sense. Not a lot of people know how to toe the line and Rick Ross is one of those kinds of dudes. And it's been an honor and pleasure to work with him on 'Super High' and all the other times...I definitely dig Ross and everything we've done, we're also planning on doing some stuff for the future, nothing is set in stone yet but we definitely sat down and talked about building on some other stuff, having it be something for me and having it be something for him. It seems like the world likes hearing our voices together so it ain't a problem for us to get back in and do some stuff." (SOHH Guest Star)
Rick Ross' Teflon Don album is set for a July 20th release.