Southern rapper Rick Ross has decided to put together a new mixtape, Albert Anastasia, in preparation for the upcoming release of his fourth solo project Teflon Don.
Ross promises the new underground project will be packed with original content.
“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)
The rapper recently confirmed having a Jay-Z collaboration on Teflon Don.
“The majority of the details of the album I’ve been trying to keep under wraps so the fans can savor the music that much more,” Ross said in a recent interview. “I most definitely have confirmedJay-Z being on the album. [The song] is like an atomic bomb. I’m just waiting to push the button. Shout-out to Roc Nation. Shout-out to Kanye West…The funny thing is the way the record was done. I followed him to a few Blueprint 3 tour dates. I was chillin’ in the back, smoked out. As soon as he gets offstage, we was chillin’, vibing. His last date, which was in Vegas, he killed the show. We left the show, went to Tao for the afterparty. It was 30 bottles of Ace of Spades [champagne]. He left there, went and killed the craps table, the poker table. Then we got in the studio, and he laced me. It was the most phenomenal verse….It’s not ‘Maybach Music 3.’ You could kill the rumors. This is something totally unexpected, and we talking that talk. I’m just excited, man. I’m expecting big things from this Teflon Don project.” (MTV)
Ross 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”)
The project is led by Ross’ Ne-Yo collaboration, “Super High.”
Rick Ross has been dropping more freestyles than Lil Wayne lately, but the Bawse is finally coming clean with the first official single from his fourth album Teflon Don, due June 29. Ross breezes through “Super High” with help from labelmate Ne-Yo and production by DJ Clark Kent and The Remedy. “Magnificent (Part 2),” anyone? (Rap-Up)
Teflon Don is slated to be released Tuesday, June 29th.
Check out Rick Ross’ interview down below: