Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross has weighed in on who he feels are the Top 5 hottest emcees in the rap game right now ranging from Jay-Z and Kanye West to Young Money’s Lil Wayne.
While initially making his Top 5 list consist of primarily Maybach Music Group artists, Ricky Rozay named other emcees including rap stars like Drake and Wiz Khalifa.
“Yeah, we’ll put Styles P in there, [his album] Masters of Ceremonies is in stores right now,” Ross told DJ Absolut. “I’m gonna put him in my Top 5. We’ll start off with Styles P. Then we’ll go with MMG’s own Stalley. Then we’ll go to MMG’s own Gunplay. Then we’ll go to MMG’s own Meek Mill. Then we’ll go to MMG’s own Wale. That’s my line-up. [Outside of MMG], there’s a lot of dope people making music, man. Of course you know I’m on the road with [Lil] Wayne, Drizzy [a.k.a. Drake], everybody that’s just popping, man. Shout-out to little Wiz Khalifa. That’s my little homie. He doing his thing. Of course Hov. Ye. I’m pretty much a fan of everybody that’s bringing something new to the table.” (Take This Serious)
Outside of lists, the “Boss” recently announced a release date for his upcoming God Forgives, I Don’t solo album.
Rick Ross appeared on Funkmaster Flex‘s show on New York radio station Hot 97 earlier tonight (October 4) to drop off two new records from his forthcoming fifth solo album, God Forgives, I Don’t. During the conversation, the October 2011 XXL cover boy, revealed a December 13 release date for his new disc and showed fans what they could expect to hear from the album. On “You the Boss,” listeners hear Rozay rapping on a laid back, R&B flavored cut with Nicki Minaj singing the auto-tuned chorus. “I Love My B*tches” finds the Miami rapper spitting over a sped up sample chopped up by super producer Just Blaze. (XXL Mag)
A few weeks ago, Young Money rapper Drake hyped up Rozay’s Teflon Don follow-up.
“This guy right here,” Drake said motioning to Ross as the two sat at Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV release party Sunday, “That God Forgives I Don’t; the only way I can describe it is like Doggystyle or Ready to Die or Clipse Lord Willin’ or any of the albums that I collected and held on to as a kid — whether it was cassette or CD.” (MTV)
In January, the “Boss” announced plans to drop God Forgives, I Don’t as the follow-up to 2010’s Teflon Don.
“I’m in Swisher Studios right now working on my new project,” Ross told Power 105.1 radio hosts DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee. “50 percent of the album [is] already [done]. This is the first time I’m revealing it, but the name of the album is God Forgives, I Don’t…One of the records that I excluded off the [Ashes To Ashes] mixtape was ‘Made Men’ featuring the homie Drake. I wanted to put some final touches on it and I wanted to give you the opportunity to bless the world with that.” (Power 105.1)
Check out Rick Ross’ interview below: