News: Rick Ross Says It's Deeper Than Cash, "To Be Rich Forever, You Have To Be..." [Video]

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 1:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross recently put fans up on some game by breaking down the meaning behind his "Rich Forever" expression, revealing it is much more than a catch phrase.

Along with rocking with the saying for his latest mixtape, the "Boss" said it is a way of life.

"It's a lyric I've used in the past several times," Ross said referring to "Rich Forever." "Not only that, I really believe it. I feel for you to be rich forever, you have to be rich with ideass, rich with concepts, rich with thoughts. To me, that's what being rich forever is." (MTV)

A few weeks ago, Ricky Rozay detailed the concept behind his upcoming God Forgives, I Don't LP.

"God Forgives, I Don't. First and foremost, the title, I wanted to approach it like let's say Scorsese would have approached a film. I wanted it to be a bold statement, a dark statement, and have music to tell that story behind it," Ross explained in an interview. "So it felt like a film or a motion picture when you listening to it. That's the type of detail I really put into it. ... It's just like when I fulfill one of my dreams and start directing film one day, I'm going to bite Scorsese angles. I'm going to use the Scorcese lens. I think if you great within yourself, you take that, you ain't even tripping." (Booska-P)

Known for using inspirational-based titles, Ross previously told SOHH how the late Michael Jackson influenced his sophomore LP.

"You know, I named Trilla after Thriller," Ross told SOHH. "I feel like one of the best things about Michael Jackson is he crossed color lines. I think that was big for a black musician, to really open up the doors. You know, when you're making music, you're making music for the masses, not just one specific person or people or genre, you really making music to move people. But I think that's what Michael Jackson did and the greatest performer ever, man." (SOHH)

Music aside, the platinum-selling rapper has made headlines as of late for missing a few concerts.

And now it's been revealed by a promotion company in Guyana, where Rozay was set to perform yesterday, that he canceled his concert there because of a "medical emergency." Here's a portion of what Hits and Jams Entertainment released in a statement: "His management has given an undertaking that once he is cleared by doctors they are willing to work on an alternative date for the Guyana show." If this ends up being true, we certainly wish Rozay the best in his recovery. (Complex)

Check out Rick Ross speaking on "Rich Forever" below:

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