News: DJ Khaled Says Rick Ross Looking To Double Up In 2012
Monday, Feb 13, 2012 2:40PM
Despite last year’s health scare, rap giant Rick Ross apparently has no plans of taking it easy, as DJ Khaled has recently revealed that his cohort is prepping not one, but two rap releases for 2012.
The animated DJ told XXL that a release date for Ross’ fifth solo album will be announced shortly.
XXL caught up with DJ Khaled at BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” panel discussion during Grammy weekend, and the DJ asserted, that despite delays, Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t album is coming very soon. “It’s coming,” Khaled told XXLMag.com about the project that was pushed back when Ross suffered two seizures late last year. “We about to give you a [release] date real soon. He was actually in the studio three days ago putting the final touches.”(XXL)
Khaled added that the grind doesn’t stop, as he and Ross are already hard at work at another release for the boss, set to drop after his oft-delayed God Forgives, I Don’t.
Khaled also revealed that he’s been in the studio with Rozay lately, working on another as-yet-titled album the Teflon Don plans on releasing in 2012. “I’m working on Rick Ross’s album, that’s also coming in 2012,” he said. Additionally, Khaled is working on his own upcoming Kiss the Ring project as well as protégé Ace Hood’s next LP. “Expect monster hits like ‘I’m on One’ and ‘All I Do is Win,’” he promised about his own set. “And when I say just as big, I mean when it hits radio and clubs it’s gonna be huge.”(XXL)
In a recent interview, Rozay said the continued success of his Maybach Music brand was his primary focus.
“Right now it’s just all about me remaining creative, keep putting this dream team together. That’s what I’m about and I think that’s what everybody out there should be about, get your ones up. Success is the quickest way to kill the enemy. … I’m always ’bout business; that’s why I’m here. I haven’t taken nothin’ personal since I came in the game and I think if you in this business and plan on having longevity in this you shouldn’t take nothin’ personal.” (MTV)
Last year, rapper Game revealed that at one time, he, Ross and Broad Street Bully Beanie Sigel flirted with the idea of forming a supergroup.
“Me, Rick Ross and Beanie Sigel [were going to call ourselves] ‘ESPN (Everyday Stacking Paper N*ggas),’” Game told XXL recently in New York. “That’s what it is. We entertained doing a group before, but then Rick Ross went crazy with the Maybach Music Group and he signed Meek Mill and all of them. So that reality didn’t come to pass. But that’s where it was when we did ‘Heavy Artillery.’ If you can imagine an album with us three.” (XXL Mag)
Check out Rozay and Khaled doing some red carpet talk at the 2012 Grammys below: