Rick Ross Explains Origins of Dr. Dre, Jay-Z Collaboration ’3 Kings’

Rick Ross had hip-hop heads salivating when he dropped “3 Kings,” his collaboration with Dr. Dre and Jay-Z on Thursday. Now the Maybach Music boss explains how he got the West Coast and East Coast icons together on a song.

During an interview with Funkmaster Flex, Rozay said a mutual friend of his and Dre’s put them in touch. “I actually spoke with D.O.C. from the West Coast and D.O.C. told me Dre was a huge fan,” he said. “I’ve been a fan of big homie’s and I had been expressing that openly for while.”

Ross invited Dre to his hometown of Miami in January. “I got on the phone with Dre, he kept his word, he came down to Miami,” he explained. “When he walked into the studio for the first time, I was just so excited. We knocked out five songs that first night. I feel we made some incredible music.”

He learned a thing or two from the legendary beatmaker. “Homie gave me a lot of tips. That’s the big O.G. I really admire him.”

Jay-Z was originally supposed to appear on another record off God Forgives, I Don’t, but when Ross came up with the idea of putting all three on a song, he rang up his “big bro,” who came through. “When it comes to Jay, that’s my family. I respect dawg. I’m a soldier for life.”

Rozay promises that “3 Kings” is only the tip of the iceberg. “That’s just one of many. God Forgives, I Don’t is the biggest and best album of the year,” proclaimed the Bawse. “Whoever would have imagined East Coast, West Coast, Down South on one album? That’s what it’s about in hip-hop. That’s what the culture is about. That’s what the boss brings you.”

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  1. Chri$

    Im going to sleep outside the record store to be the first to get a copy of God Forgives, I don’t!!!!!


  2. Kwayyyyzzzer

    Explicit version: God Forgives, I don’t

    If there were a clean version it should be named God Forgives, and I do too :)


  3. boom boom

    Negro please… Don’t be proclaiming shit, G.O.O.D. Music album, nor Yeezy album has not been release yet. Nas album is petty dope too.


  4. Young Pereezy

    Good Job… Can’t wait for the album


  5. Young Pereezy

    Rozay got a good verse, Dre not at all honesty I don’t know what he’s doin’ on the song but Jayz-Z Killed it, Damn!! Jayz-Z got the best verse on the song, ”HOV The GOD MC”


    illerbrown Reply:

    @Young Pereezy, tell em


  6. jason

    young hovie baby, best rapper alive. we need a new album hov.


    TECH Reply:

    @jason, ikr his verse on that song made me hungry for a hov solo album even more


  7. Owen

    Ross is such a disquisting piece of filth, some one please shoot this negro, he’s a waste of our precious oxegen


  8. dxxt

    @owen,go jump in an ocean and stop saying shit


  9. Bfresh

    @owen is it that serious man, its just music smh


  10. TheDreamer

    The song is great, hopefully the album isn’t hyped up and it’s actually good.


  11. IMU

    farrell said jay has something.he takes oath not to say anything.


  12. IMU

    Ithink new album.because jay when he was London for watch the throne tour, he spent 2days at the best recording studio in luton (outside london).
    Ihope new album soon from jay.


  13. mano

    The blueprint 4 maybe?


  14. Rauno

    “I’m a soldier for life.” What the f*ck does that mean? He shouldn’t be trying to talk too much rapper.


    YMCMINAJ Reply:

    @Rauno, ikr LOL i thought he loyal to YMCMB? the hell?


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