Rick Ross discusses the thought process of recording and releasing his latest mixtape, and how signing to MMG can fast track a rapper’s career.
Arguably, this summer belonged to MMG with a chart topping collaboration album, solo LP from Rick Ross, Meek Millâ€™s undeniable mixtape sensation Dream Chasers 2, and some notable signings.Â No Ross has dropped a mixtape recently entitled “The Black Bar Mitzvah” which drew criticism from some, most notably, Shyne.Â
Rozay says the entire mixtape was recorded while on location shooting visuals for â€œDiced Pineapplesâ€, and was actually put together rather quickly.Â In an interview with AHH he says, â€œIf you listen to it, itâ€™s freestyles I did it over two days [when] I was in Anguilla shooting â€˜Diced Pineapples.â€™ All the songs we was listening to that I liked that I was a fan of, I pretty much just put freestyles on.â€
Always thinking about promoting himself and MMG, Ross says the thought behind The Black Bar Mitzvah was to increase the visibility for Meek Millâ€™s solo debut Dream & Nightmares. â€œIt was really something to promote Meek Millâ€™s album as well, shout out to all the DJs,â€ Ricky Ross added that that was the main focus, â€œOctober 30 Meek Mill album drops. Thatâ€™s what itâ€™s really all about atÂ MMG right now.â€
After signing some rising talent this summer, most notably Rockie Fresh, Ross talks about how being part of MMG can turn a rapperâ€™s career around, almost overnight.Â Ross said, â€œitâ€™s like when you sign to MMG it wonâ€™t be long before you on tour, making moves.Â Rockie Fresh of course he on hisÂ Electric Highway Tour, shout out to Stalley, heâ€™s working on his debut album.”