News: Swizz Beatz Names His Favorite Rapper, "Yeah I Said It!!!"

Friday, Dec 31, 2010 8:39AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Producer Swizz Beatz has revealed what active rapper out right now has won his attention and earned the right to be called his favorite.

Writing on Twitter, Swizzy gave Rick Ross the title of hottest at the moment and also warned fans of what to expect from him in 2011.

"WHO IS YOUR FAV RAPPER OUT RITE NOW? MY FAV HANDS DOWN IS @RICKYROZAY YEAH I SAID IT!!!!!!!," Swizz tweeted Thursday (December 30) referencing Ross.
"MY NIGG @KANYEWEST IS ON ANOTHER PLANET!!!!!!!!!!"
"MY NIGG @BUSABUSSS NEED TO GET HIS PROPS IN 2011 HIS ALBUM CRAZYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE BEEN CRAZY SINCE LEADERS..."
"WAYNE ,HOV & EM ARE ALIENS NEXT LEVEL SH*T I LOVE MY JOB DOING MUSIC......"
"I might drop something crazy on new years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"2011 IS THE YEAR OF THE #1S11-1-11 LETS WIN................... IF YOUR A HATER IN 2011 YOU DONT MATTER TO THE WORLD!!!!!!" (Swizz Beatz's Twitter)

Earlier this month, Swizz, Drake and Busta Rhymes named Ross' Teflon Don album their favorite 2010 release.

"Favorite album of this year," Drake said in an interview, "[I'd say] Rick Ross. Rick Ross had the best album of this year, yeah. Phenomenal album."
"My favorite album of the year thus far," Busta said in an interview, "I would have to say it's Rick Ross' Teflon Don album. It's do and through out. It's a beautiful body of art."
"I'm gonna keep it hip-hop, Swizz said, "I'm gonna say Rick Ross." (Billboard)

Over the summer, Ross' Teflon Don debuted on the sales chart at No. 2.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery has continued its reign atop the charts at No. 1 with 187,200 sold copies. According to Nielson SoundScan, the rapper's latest solo effort has sold 1,669,600 units after five weeks on the charts. Def Jam juggernaut Rick Ross' Teflon Don opened up this week at No. 2. Making his first non-number one solo debut, the "Boss" was able to shell out 176,700 pieces after seven days in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Ross' solo effort was named to New York Times' "Top 10 Albums of 2010" list.

Top 10 Albums of 2010 1. Rick Ross - Teflon Don 2. Taylor Swift- Speak Now 3. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 4. Drake - Thank Me Later 5. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor 6.Gary Allan - Get Off On the Pain 7. DJ Drama & Fabolous -There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service 8. Justin Bieber- My World 2.0 9. R. Kelly - Love Letter 10. Jerrod Niemann -Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury (New York Times)

Check out some recent Rick Ross footage below:

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