News: Timbaland On Rick Ross: "He's The Newest, Reincarnated B.I.G." [Video]
Friday, Feb 17, 2012 11:33PM
Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross is once again experiencing some comparisons to the late Notorious B.I.G. courtesy of hitmaker Timbaland.
Based on some new footage of Timbo and Ricky Rozay in the studio, the Grammy-winning producer shows no hesistation in his crowning.
"Let me show y'all how to take it to the next level. The best with the best," Tim said in the video. "He's the newest, reincarnated B.I.G. and that's coming from the heart -- a n*gga who worked with B.I.G. I'm telling you like it is. I know rap stars and he's one of the biggest rap stars who ever done it. I'm happy to be a part of it." (Maybach Music Group)
Last month, Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy defended labeling Rozay the new version of his late artist.
"I said on the 'Angels' verse, I think he channeled Biggie at night. A lot of emcees, they channel Biggie in some of their verses. You hear the influence. When you channel the influence, that doesn't mean they're comparing someone to them. I think I also said that he was the Biggie of the South, because I was there. I knew the effect that Biggie was having on New York and the world. I saw the effect that [Ross] was having on the South." (Radio Planet TV)
A couple years ago, Puff Daddy reminded fans B.I.G. is irreplaceable.
Check this out, there can only be one motherf*cking B.I.G.," Diddy told a crowd of fans. "Nobody can ever be compared to B.I.G. He's a one of motherf*cking one. You think I'm f*cking crazy and gonna compare somebody to B.I.G. This is my motherf*cking n*gga Rozay. He's a one of one. His name is Ricky Rozay. I'm from New York, he's from Miami and we're coming here to take over the motherf*cking game." (Real Talk NY)
In early 2010, Ross accepted Diddy's comparison to Bad Boy's biggest icon.
"Yeah, that's big," Ross told DJ Envy referring to the co-sign. "That's most definitely big, but I want New York City, I'll never get it twisted, the magic that Notorious B.I.G. created could never be duplicated. That most definitely was my mentor, that's who music I wrote to the most. Hearing that come from Diddy himself is big and it's inspiration to keep making hot music." (Power 105.1)
Check out Timbaland's co-sign below: