Rap mogul Diddy recently spoke on his recent work with Rick Ross, an emcee he says reminds him of the late Notorious B.I.G.
Diddy said fans should not expect a large partnership with Ross.
The Boss and Chairman Combs have been hanging tight a lot lately. They’re on the “Angels” remix together, they jumped on Waka Flocka Flame‘s “O Let’s Do It” as well. Ross even posted footage of himself on a jet that was “lent out” by Diddy as he flew from Las Vegas. The ultimate Diddy co-sign had to be on the set of the “Angels” remix video, when Puff compared Rick to the Notorious B.I.G. “We’ve just been doing little things together,” Diddy explained. “If it organically grows into something, that’s cool. But it’s not no master plan for something else bigger than that.” (MTV)
Last month, Diddy described how Ross’ rap delivery reminded him of his late Bad Boy artist.
“Oh y’all ain’t hear the second verse,” Diddy said about Ross’ ‘Angels’ collaboration. “Yo, y’all gonna peep that when we world premiere that. I don’t know, I guess him and Biggie locked up in the room, even my man Hen Roc even said that. For my man Hen Roc to say that and co-sign it like ‘Yo, my man right there sounding like our homie.’ That right there is something special. That’s a mean co-sign, that’s a mean co-sign. I don’t know what was going on in the studio, the spirits were connecting but it’s official. It ain’t bootleg, it ain’t got no preservatives in it.” (Spliff TV)
The “Boss” later responded to Diddy’s comparison of himself to B.I.G.
“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)
Ross recently spoke with SOHH about making his best music to date in 2010.
“Honestly, n*ggas can talk sh*t but it’s hard to really make predictions other than lord willing we’ll be still here, you know what I”m saying,” Ross told SOHH. “N*ggas here, free, alive, other than that, we just gonna make the best music we gonna make. And I feel it’s gonna compete with the best music that’s being made right now.” (SOHH)
Check out Rick Ross speaking with SOHH below: