News: Drake Puts Rick Ross In B.I.G. Shoes, "The Only Way I Can Describe [His LP] Is Like 'Doggy Style' Or 'Ready To Die'"
Friday, Sep 2, 2011 12:00PM
Young Money star Drake recently gave props to Maybach Music leader Rick Ross and his forthcoming God Forgives, I Don't album by comparing it amongst hip-hop classics.
In Drizzy's eyes, Ross' latest solo effort is along the lines of Snoop Dogg's 1993 debut, Doggystyle and the late Notorious B.I.G.'s 1994 debut, Ready to Die.
"This guy right here," Drake said motioning to Ross as the two sat at Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV release party Sunday, "That God Forgives I Don't; the only way I can describe it is like Doggystyle or Ready to Die or Clipse Lord Willin' or any of the albums that I collected and held on to as a kid -- whether it was cassette or CD." (MTV)
Over the summer, Def Jam South president DJ Khaled labeled Ross' upcoming LP a predestined classic.
"God Forgives, I Don't is a classic-in-the-making. Let me tell you something right now: This album is so crazy from the beginning of what I've been in the studio hearing already," Khaled said in an interview.. "I can't give you too much because I'm going to let him do that, because that's his project, but I could tell you right now it's classic and he is talking that talk. God Forgives, I Don't, it fits the time because right now it's no rules. We don't see 'em; we going hard and that's what Ross is doin'."" (MTV)
In January, Ricky Rozay announced plans to drop God Forgives, I Don't.
"I'm in Swisher Studios right now working on my new project," Ross told Power 105.1 radio hosts DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee. "50 percent of the album [is] already [done]. This is the first time I'm revealing it, but the name of the album is God Forgives, I Don't...One of the records that I excluded off the [Ashes To Ashes] mixtape was 'Made Men' featuring the homie Drake. I wanted to put some final touches on it and I wanted to give you the opportunity to bless the world with that." (Power 105.1)
Last summer, Ross' Teflon Don debuted at No. 2 right behind award-winning rapper Eminem.
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)
As of now, there is no release date for God Forgvies, I Don't.
Check out DJ Khaled speaking on Rick Ross down below: