News: Rick Ross Credits Famous Hollywood Director For Inspiring "God Forgives, I Don't" [Video]

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 2:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Maybach Music Group leader, Rick Ross, uses cinematic inspiration for the title of his upcoming album,  God Forgives, I Don't, crediting renowned Hollywood director Martin  for inspiring the title of his forthcoming LP.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Along with crediting Scorsese for his album's entitlement, Ricky Rozay said he also hopes to utlize the director's style of filming later on down the road.

"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)

Recently, rap mogul Diddy compared himself amongst the likes of the renowned director.

"I want to clarify that T.J. [Martin] and Daniel [Lindsay] are technically the directors of the [Undefeated] film. They're technically the winners," Diddy said in an interview. "I'm like the Martin Scorsese Jr., so everybody just ran with it like I'm the Oscar winner, but these two young, talented, entrepreneurial directors, shout-out to them, they're the guys that [won] ... This is called Undefeated, it's about the North Memphis Tigers. It's about believing in yourself. It's about this coach that truly believes in these kids more than they believe in themselves. And then they start to believe in their selves. And it becomes addictive in a sense. ... It's truly a human drama piece." ("The Today Show")

Back in 2009, Ricky Rozay told SOHH the late Michael Jackson inspired his sophomore album title.

"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)

The Boss' upcoming God Forgives, I Don't album is slated to drop sometime this year.

"The date is still tentative [because of] my little health situation, I had to postpone a lot of my groundwork," Ross said in an interview. "And I feel like that's important for artists like myself. If I wanted to, I'm pretty sure I could still meet that date, but I think for the people, it's more important [to lay groundwork] for when I get out there and look them in the face and touch them hands -- We've just gotta lay ground for it, and I'ma keep y'all updated." (MTV)

Check out Rick Ross' interview below:

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