Rick Ross: Talks Of How He Ended Up Rapping Over T.I. And Jay-Z’s Beat..
“Swagger Like Ross.” “I felt like ‘Swagger Like Us‘ was reminiscent of ‘Luxury Tax’ for me,” Rick Ross explained about rapping over T.I. and Jay-Z’s beat. “A Down South ‘Reservoir Dogs.’ The best of the best. That’s the record of the year right now. Classic. When I heard it, I said, ‘Wow, that’s a piece of history. That’s a memory.’ So I wanted to be a part of it. I got the instrumental and did what I had to do. The streets are feeling it. That’s what’s important, to say what up to Tip, Jay, Kanye, Weezy.”
“Paper Planes” freestyle. “What’s funny about that record, I was up one night eating a Hot Pocket,” he remembered. “Like 4 in the morning, watching one of them video shows. The M.I.A. video came on. This was two or three weeks ago. I had never heard the record. I was like, ‘What’s this? It’s dope, whatever it is.’ The next morning, I must have been late, when I got up, it was the phenomenon. I had to boot that up. One of my favorite lines from my freestyle is I when I mention my chick: ‘She’s around a lot of pot smoke/ Gucci down and not allowed to rock Coach.’ Them bags with the C’s on it, we’ll fix that. Holla at your boy.”
“Jockin’ Ross.” “That beat, that’s Jay, the big homie,” he said about jacking “Jockin’ Jay-Z (Dope Boy Fresh).” “That’s the biggest inspiration in the game for me, for a lot of reasons. Other than him signing me to Def Jam Records, what he’s done for being a young, black entrepreneur â€” it’s deeper than rap. If you think that big, it lets you know your potential. Shout-out to Jay-Z and his new label. It’s love.”