“Maybach Music III” → Rick Ross feat. T.I., Jadakiss and Erykah Badu (2010)
“I was going for my cameo on Ross’ video for the ‘B.M.F.’ song in Manhattan. I’m hanging out with Ross, Khaled and all of them. I’m thinking I’m going to shoot for an hour or so and get out of there. But Khaled is like, ‘Yo Jada…we need a verse from you right now for this Ross joint.’ And I’m like, ‘Damn Khaled…you don’t make everyone else rush their verses [laughs]. Why are you doing this to me? Can I get one day with the beat?’ But Khaled was like, ‘Nah…we need it right now.’ So they came up to the D-Block studios and we knocked out my part for ‘Maybach Music III.’ Having Erykah Badu and T.I. on there was another one of those icing on the cake things. It turned out to be a great look.”
Like I said before, I just want to go a different direction on the next album. The rest of albums will be labeled without ‘Kiss.’ I have to keep evolving. We have a lot planned. Me and Styles are coming out with an album together. Then there’s the Lox album and my next solo album. I appreciate being in a group with Sheek and Styles and growing up with those guys. They helped make me who I am today just from the friendly competition and being in the studio together.
To have on your resume that you were around Sheek, Styles P, Biggie, Black Rob, Mase, Kim, DMX, Naughty By Nature, and Nas in their early days is great. And to hang out with Jay-Z before he was a CEO or dealing with the Nets, that was when the game was totally different. To me, that was the second golden era; a priceless time. We were able to come in and make an impact at that time and still be relevant today. That’s crazy when you think about it.”