Following the release of one of his most anticipated albums of his career, Rick Ross sat down with TIDAL’s Director of Culture & Content, Elliott Wilson, last night for a candid Q&A exclusively livestreamed on TIDAL.
Fans can rewatch the full interview here: TIDAL.com/CRWN
Throughout the interview, the entrepreneur and rap game boss discusses:
Getting Drake, Lil Wayne, Pusha T and Kayne on a record with his choice of production. How Ross’ first time seeing Kanye in a MAGA hat inspired him to write “Vegas Residency”Featuring young rappers on his project & how impressed Ross is with A Boogie’s flow and ability to touch different vibesThe potential for Rich Forever to live on digital streaming platforms: “Me and Hov may have to sit down and have that conversation”His thoughts on “Luxury Rap”
The process of opening up to write his book & anecdotes he left out:
“I haven’t read the book… My homie Neil who wrote the book…the first 6/7 months he was around me he might’ve got two pages from Rozay..The shit he was asking, I wasn’t comfortable. It took time.”“It’s things I would never repeat til the day I die. It’s not the things I say that make me a boss. It’s things I don’t say that make me a boss.”
Dealing with blogs and living in a clout obsessed society:
“Deal with everything face forward. If the blogs wanna have a negative opinion, let’s create some content they appreciate and make sure the writers understand our value”“Being the underdog is what I wanna be. I want that extra challenge…I gotta nice glass spot for that Grammy whenever it comes. If my career was based on my record sales from my first and second albums, I wouldn’t be here right now. The streets determine my impact, not record sales.”