Rick Ross Taps Jay-Z, Drake, and Kanye For New Album
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The biggest news: One of the lead singles, still untitled, is a collaboration with Jay-Z. Consider it almost a legitimizing nod from the King of New York, which first came about, Ross says, after he apparently roadied on Jay's Blueprint 3 tour. He tells MTV:
"I was a roadie on the Blueprint 3 tour for a few dates," he explained of tagging along with Hov. "It started off in St. Louis. I was just messing with everybody, kicking it with everybody, letting Jay hear my ideas and concepts. When you get the deluxe version of this album, we documented when I played the record. I played the track and my first verse," Ross recalled.
Read the whole tale of the pair-up, which includes partying at Tao and gambling in Vegas until the wee hours, over at MTV News.
Meanwhile, Ross divulged more guest-star news to Rap-Up. He already reported recently a match-up with Kanye West on the single "Live Fast, Die Young," but also appearing elsewhere on the album is white-hot Young Money star Drake. The heartthrob crooner/rapper teams up with Ross on a track apparently celebrating the Boss' change of preferred car make: "Aston Martin Music." Click here to read the interview over at Rap-Up.