Maybach Music Group’s Rick Ross knows Nas is a hip-hop mogul. The rap veteran recently talked about his admiration for the New York lyricist.

In Ricky Rozay’s perspective, Nasir Jones won him over after a past encounter and conversation.

“Nas excites Rozay. Hearing Nas talk about me being on his top five lyricists a few weeks back, it brought me back even more. It brought me back to a conversation we had, we were just on some rap sh*t. He brought up a line that I said on Deeper Than Rap album. I was just talking about when the South got on top, where the love at because we embraced everybody else. For that to be the first line he ever brought up, it just let me know how on top of his game he was and he’s really listening to this music and really in touch. So when we went on and collaborated and did “Triple Beam Dreams” and records of that nature, those set the standard for me and Nas. I’ma say it because you Angie Martinez, Nas is most definitely [on that level]. The records that we’ve made, from Deeper Than Rap and “Triple Beam Dreams” – it’s not about money. That’s the OG. He’s in a position where it’s not about paper. If you’re looking to buy a Nas verse, you’re playing yourself. Nine times out of ten. It’s the things you can’t buy.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)

This week, Ross revealed plans to release his Rather You Than Me album next month.

Luv to my wo @chrisrock on announcin the date of my 9th studio album, #ratheryouthanme 3.17.17

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In late January, Ross stressed the importance of his upcoming Epic Records debut.


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Earlier the same month, Ross had social media buzzing after hitting the studio with music mogul Jay Z.

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