News: Rick Ross' Still Hungry: "Even W/ The Success I Have - I Still Don't Feel Like I'm An Eric B. & Rakim Yet"

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 2:54PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross recently discussed his success in the rap game and said despite platinum-selling records and star-studded collaborations, he still feels he has room to grow.

If things go his way, Ricky Rozay will reach the same level of respect as hip-hop pioneers Eric B. and Rakim.

"Even with the success I have and the things I have accomplished, I still don't feel like I'm an Eric B. and Rakim yet," the rotund rapper said, gesturing to the famed Eric B., who was sitting on his right. "As long as I keep that mindset and that inspiration still there, I can keep getting better. Thinking any other way, I think it may scare me." (MTV)

The Miami rapper's new God Forgives, I Don't solo album is slated to dominate its competition this week.

The large and in-charge rapper continues Def Jam/IDJ's recent dominance of the marketplace with God Forgives, I Don't, which will debut next week with between 200-220k in sales, easily going #1. His last album, Teflon Don, sold 176k upon release in July 2010. (HITS Daily Double)

DJ Khaled recently labeled it another Rick Ross classic.

"Eh yo Ross, congratulations. Today is a big day. Historical day. Your album is in stores right now. God Forgives, I Don't. It's another classic. You worked hard. I want you to enjoy your day," Khaled said. (MMG Vlog)

Recently, Hot 97 radio personality Cipha Sounds placed the "Boss" in his SOHH Top 5 Dead or Alive list.

"Rick Ross. I like Ross because again, he's the type that, he's making music that fits right now incredibly, but he's also one that I feel clicked down his rap skills to feed the masses, where I know he could f*cking really rap and write some sh*t and his albums show it, it's just that his singles are just club bangers. But his albums, he'll have some deep f*cking real songs. Boom." (SOHH Top 5 Dead or Alive)

Check out a recent Rick Ross interview below:

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