Def Jam artist Rick Ross has confirmed recent reports that his new album Teflon Don has been delayed through July.
Ross said he had originally hoped the solo project would come out in mid-summer.
“It was a real good move,” Ross said about the delay. “I felt like the June 29th was a little too premature, that was the date my homie Diddy was coming out on anyway. And you know that’s the homie, so I felt like coming in the early July, middle July was best for me from day one. But it’s always good anyway man as long as you’re setting up all your pieces up in the right place. You’re setting your radio up, you’re setting your marketing up, the rest of that sh*t come in place when you got hits.” (Rap Radar)
Yesterday, DJ Khaled broke the news of Ross’ album getting pushed back.
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Ross recently revealed a new underground project being in the works.
“I’m in the lab cooking up Teflon Don, the album,” Ross said in an interview. “I’m also wrapping up a mixtape by the name of Albert Anastasia. The Albert Anastasia EP, hosted by DJ Smallz, lookout for that sh*t. We gonna drop that Memorial Weekend just for the streets…A few n*ggas used to call me ‘Fat Albert’ growing up. It was funny and then stumbled across another name. It’s cool, do your history. It’s most definitely a dope mixtape, it’s most definitely gonna have all new music on there. I’ve been releasing a few freestyles, just prepping the sh*t up. It’s gonna be a classic mixtape just to feed the real n*ggas in the streets just before I give them this Teflon Don.” (Spliff TV)
He also said fans could expect a lot of surprises on his fourth solo album last month.
“We got a real nice line-up,” Ross told DJ Envy in an interview. “I haven’t actually picked all the records that’s actually gonna make the album but for sure, my man Jay-Z is on the album. And we got some more surprises so you just gotta keep your ear to the streets…We got a lot of surprises man. We got a lot of big records on this project and you know, we’re just keeping it intimate so we can surprise the fans and give them what they really want.” (“Sucker Free Sundays”)
Check out a recent Rick Ross interview down below: