1. He has surrounded himself with a strong crew.
A leader is only as great as the people he has following him. And right now, Rick Ross has one of the strongest crews in the game. Wale has the talent to be a big star with the right push behind him. Meek Mill might not be a star in big cities like New York City or Los Angeles (yet!) but he's had Philly locked down for months now. Pill is starting to come of age. And Teedra Moses is the label's diamond in the rough. We don't expect Ross to stop signing artists anytime soon, either. And if he keeps choosing them as wisely as he has so far, the rest of the game is about to have a problem on its hands.