News: Rick Ross Switches Up "Rich Forever" Vision, Reveals Release Date

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 9:09AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Fans hoping to get their hands on some new Rick Ross music have only a few days to wait as the "Boss" has revealed his new Rich Forever mixtape is dropping this week.

Switching up the project's cover art for a third and final time, Ricky Rozay's new LP will become available Friday (January 6).

After releasing three different versions of his mixtape cover art (above is the third, and final tweak) Rick Ross has also given Rich Forever an official release date and time, down to the minute. The new project is scheduled to hit the web at 3:05 on Friday (December 6). The exclusive countdown has already begun at LiveMixtapes. After the release of Rich Forever and God Forgives, I Don't, expect a joint mixtape from Drake and Rick Ross titled Y.O.L.O., which the two have already begun recording. (RapFix)

In Ross' previous cover art, he is featured draped in red.

Rick Ross reigns in red on the cover of his mixtape Rich Forever, dropping in the new year. Rozay sports a fur coat and his signature shades on the regal artwork. Hosted by DJ Scream and Shaheem Reid, the follow-up to 2010's Ashes to Ashes and The Albert Anastasia EP will feature all-new material and serve as a precursor to his upcoming fifth album God Forgives, I Don't. (Rap-Up)

The artwork came days after Ricky announced his mixtape's official title.

"my new mixtape #richforever coming asap.," he tweeted Friday (December 23). "#richforever"
"I got the hustle of a 100 men. #RICHFOREVER." (Rick Ross' Twitter)

Placing health first after Ross suffered two seizures this fall, Def Jam Senior VP of Marketing Chris Atlas recently confirmed the label's decision to push back his God Forgives, I Don't LP from its original December 13th release.

"I think we're all aware of his recent health issue, and based on some of the minor setbacks with that, we weren't able to confirm certain opportunities, because he physically wasn't able to deal with certain things at the time," says Atlas. "We want this to be his biggest album -- we know it's going to be his biggest album -- so we did not want to pressure him into releasing an album based on the sake of a date." (Billboard)

Rich Forever is slated to drop Friday, January 6th at 3:05 PM EST

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