vibe-rick-ross-god-forgives-i-dont

Rick Ross Opens Up About Everything MMG in Revealing Interview

Rick Ross held nothing back in his interview on Ear Candy Mornings with Renada Romain. With his upcoming album 'God Forgives, I Don't' due in less than a week, Rozay explains why it'll be a classic.

Check out the highlights below.

On the concept of 'GFID':
"It's really two sides to every story and I feel like 'God Forgives,' that's the beautiful side that alotta people need to focus on, even myself. And 'I Don't' is like the streets. That's the way I broke it down. They gon' hear the energy and see exactly what I'm talkin 'bout 'cause we gotta face both sides in life."

On working with Dr. Dre and Andre 3000:
"It's most definitely a classic album. [Andre] was filming a movie in, I wanna say Scotland and we skyped and we did a lotta tracks. But as far as Dre, I got to be in the studio with him and watch him turn those knobs which has been a dream of mine since 'Straight Out Of Compton' and I just wanted to ask him. When I'm listening to those 'Chronic' skits, that was the end of skits like 'The Chronic' or a Snoop album. I feel like every artist, to really get as much out of the game, you have to be a student. You can never get to a point where you can't learn nothin."

On signing an artist to MMG:
"I see a star. I see somebody that understands the groundwork that needs to be put in and knows what they're doing, is passionate about what they doing. When I look at Wale, I look at one of the best lyricists in the game. From him doing poetry to the records he put together, me sitting back and watching him put "Lotus Flower Bomb," I was like, 'who gon' sing the chorus?' Miguel. This is what makes music special when you can sit back and watch. That record went number one, and 'Ambition' just went gold."

On going platinum:
"Of course, you wanna accomplish everything. [Going platinum] is one of my goals. As a matter of fact, Khaled called me two days ago and told me my 'Teflon Don' is just about to turn platinum. It's something I appreciate but it also goes to show you it's not based on that. It's based on the decisions you make, moves you make, work you put in, grind you put in and that speaks volumes to where we at today."

On Meek Mill's 'Amen' Controversy:
"It wasn't really nothin for me to get involved. It kinda took care of itself. I'm from Miami, Carol City and Meek, Philly. It's a lotta other things the little young boy could've been doin. He could've been in prison, hustlin' in these streets and for him to be doing something positive and to get backlash from someone who's supposed to be preaching that same positivity, it was weird to me. 'Cause where I'm from, we come up to give back to our community."

On diversifying his business:
"When it come to this business, [Magic Johnson's] like a mogul, that's my hero. He inspires me. It's something I take personally, invested in different things. I invest in myself and the little homies, Shoutout to Wingstop, 20-piece lemon pepper, Ciroc, Reebok, it's about diversifying what you doing and what you bringing to the table."

Listen to the full interview below

From the Web

More on Vibe

Getty Images

Bobby Brown Reacts To King Of R&B Debate, Challenges Jacquees To A “Battle”

Jacquees may have found the perfect way to keep R&B fans riled up. The 24-year-old Atlanta crooner had the internet in a heated debate after he feverishly proclaimed himself the “new king” of R&B, and it looks like his words caught Bobby Brown's attention.

Brown, who humbly proclaimed himself an outgoing king of the genre, weighed in on the throne debate by challenging Jacquees to a live music battle. “If you want the title, battle me,” Brown told TMZ on Monday (Dec. 17).

“I really didn’t want to talk about it,” added Brown. “But I’ve been seeing it on Instagram and social media.”

The 49-year-old  singer went on to drop a few names of artists that he feels are more deserving of the crown, like Chris Brown and Usher. Brown also made it clear that Jacquees has a lot of work to do before he can fall in the same category as his R&B predecessors. “He’s not even recognizable. I don't even know his music.”

Check out Brown's full comments on Jacquees in the video below.

READ MORE: Jacquees Denounces Keith Sweat As The King Of R&B In Awkward Exchange

Continue Reading
Getty Images

TLC's Chilli Praises Cardi B For How She's Dealing With Offset Break Up

TLC's Chilli is sending love and light to Cardi B amid the rapper's recent break up with Offset. In a new interview with People, Chilli praised the rapper for handling her public situation much better than she handled her break up with Usher in 2003.

"I have gone through a public breakup, and it is not easy," Chilli, whose real name is Rozanda Thomas, said referring to her split from Usher. "When strangers know your business and want to chime in while you’re still dealing with the pain yourself, it’s difficult. Breakups are hard on anyone, but can you imagine if strangers knew your business? It’s rough."

Thomas also claimed that Cardi was "braver" than she was as she "just sort of shut down" when her two-year relationship to the R&B crooner ended. "I am proud of her for being strong and standing up for herself during a time that is obviously a very hurtful one," she continued. "She has a strong sense of self. That’s why fans have connected with her this way. She talks about her highs and lows; she is fearless."

Later in the interview, Chilli suggested that she would be open to working with Cardi on new music. "I don’t usually like to collaborate with females, and the reason why is because of Lisa," she added. "That is just a little weird for me, personally. But I think with Cardi B, she is an exception to the rule. TLC and Cardi B all day long. We’ve gotten a lot of love from Cardi. It’s really an honor."

READ MORE: Offset's Father Calls Out Cardi B In Lengthy Facebook Post

Continue Reading
Kevin Winter

Childish Gambino Reveals Father's Death During Concert Tribute

Childish Gambino wrapped his This Is America Tour in Los Angeles on Monday (Dec. 17) with a special tribute to his father, Donald Glover Sr. The multi-talented artist revealed that his dad passed away a couple of weeks ago, and commemorated his life by previewing a new single.

"I lost my father a couple weeks ago," he announced in a video that was posted on Reddit. "I wanted to play him some of the new songs, but he didn't want to hear them, because he was like, 'I know they're going to be great.'"

He added: "I'm not saying that to talk about music — I say that to talk about trust. That's what love is. I hope you guys get to feel that kind of love."

He later previewed one of the songs he wanted to share with his dad, as seen in a video a fan posted on Twitter. The song sounds like an uptempo tune with heavy horn instrumentals.

The announcement comes shortly after Gambino returned to the stage after suffering from a foot injury. Ahead of the tour, the "Feels Like Summer" rapper also announced that his next album would be his last project under the moniker Childish Gambino. It's unclear if the new track will appear on the final album.

Check out Gambino's tribute to his father in the video below.

@donaldglover unreleased song #ChildishGambino #ThisIsAmerica #thisisamericatour pic.twitter.com/ToGHrAnApo

— Alexis Andrade (@alexisarealtor) December 15, 2018

READ MORE: Decoding Childish Gambino's Stunning "This Is America" Visual

Continue Reading

Top Stories