Rick Ross

Mar
26
Rick Ross Performs on ‘Le Grand Journal’

Rick Ross

After his successful launch in the U.S., Rick Ross brought his Mastermind campaign overseas. With some help from his MMG signee Tracy T, the Bawse performed his Biggie cover “Nobody” on French talk show “Le Grand Journal.” He also commanded the stage with his 2010 smash “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast),” and tried out his French.

In a new interview with Paper, Rozay revealed that he is on a diet and has been eating fish and salad instead of fried foods. “I’ve been eating like a bawse for a long time,” he said. “Now I want to eat clean.”

Watch both of his performances below.

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Mar
26
New Music: Puff Daddy f/ Rick Ross & French Montana – ‘Big Homie’

Big Homie

Puff Daddy is back. The Bad Boy mogul revives his ’90s persona and demands your respect on his boastful new single “Big Homie” featuring Rick Ross and French Montana.

“Boy, you’s a little ni**a, Gary Coleman / I be callin’ all the shots, big homie,” proclaims the Forbes Cash King.

Despite ditching Diddy, he refuted reports that he’s changed his name. “For the record, I did not change my name. I always have been and always will be PUFF DADDY!” tweeted Combs.

He is working on his first solo album since 2006′s Press Play entitled MMM, an acronym for Money Making Mitch.

The video, which is set to premiere March 31, features cameos from A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, Wale, Nelly, Ashanti, and more.

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Mar
20
Video: Rick Ross – ‘Devil Is a Lie’

Rick Ross

Months after releasing the song, Rick Ross finally drops a video for his Mastermind single “Devil Is a Lie.” While Jay Z does not appear in the explosive clip, the MMG mogul holds his own, spitting the truth in front of a bonfire before driving off in a chauffeured vehicle. He even captions his lyrics for his international fans.

After topping the charts last week, Mastermind falls to No. 3 on the Billboard 200, selling 49,000 copies.

Watch the Bawse at work.

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Mar
18
New Music: August Alsina f/ Rick Ross – ‘Benediction’

Testimony

August Alsina comes clean on “Benediction,” the second single off his forthcoming debut Testimony. The 21-year-old singer shares how he survived life on the streets of New Orleans and pays tribute to his late brother on the soulful, yet gritty number, which features a verse from Rick Ross.

“But I made it and I made me / I know I did wrong, I prayed to God he would save me / ‘Cause I made it, it didn’t kill me, so it made me stronger / I pray to God that you feel me,” he sings.

August’s full-length album Testimony drops April 15 featuring appearances from Fabolous, Pusha T, Yo Gotti, and Jeezy.

Listen to him bless the beat.

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Mar
16
Rick Ross, Erykah Badu, & JoJo Invade Fader Fort at SXSW

JoJo

After nearly a week of back-to-back shows from everyone from Gaga to Gunplay, South by Southwest came to a close on Saturday. Festivalgoers downed beer and BBQ before flocking to The FADER FORT to check out a diverse lineup that included Travi$ Scott, SZA, JoJo, Erykah Badu, Bun B, and Rick Ross.

JoJo hit the stage early in the afternoon. The singer, who signed a new deal with Atlantic Records this year, treated the Austin crowd to her hits “Too Little, Too Late” and “Leave (Get Out)” as well as covers of Phil Collins’ “Take Me Home” and Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture” off her latest EP #LoveJo.

Following Travi$ Scott and SZA, Erykah Badu spread peace and love during her soulful set. Givenchy’s latest muse opened with “On & On” before going into “The Healer.” Backed by her band, she played the MPC while pulling from her expansive catalog.

“You come to Texas, you come with some shit, or you stay at your fu**ing house,” said the Dallas soulstress before performing a little of “Deep in the Heart of Texas.”

MMG was also in the building. Rick Ross closed out Saturday’s festivities with a nearly hour-long set, opening with “Devil Is a Lie” and serving up some of his latest material including “Blk & Wht” off the No. 1 album in the country, Mastermind.

If you were not in Austin, you can catch highlights from Saturday’s bill below.

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Mar
16
New Music: August Alsina f/ Rick Ross – ‘Benediction’ [Snippet]

Benediction

August Alsina blesses the Internet with a two-minute snippet of his Rick Ross collaboration “Benediction.” The New Orleans crooner pays tribute to his late brother and tells his tale of survival on the soulful track, which features a holy verse from Rozay.

“It’s like the ending track on the album and it just simply says, let us in with the benediction,” August told Rap-Up TV. “Why not go get Ross? And he spit that shit on it too.”

The full song will be available if you pre-order his debut Testimony on iTunes this Tuesday.

The album arrives April 15 featuring Pusha T and the Jeezy-assisted single “Make It Home.”

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Mar
12
Rick Ross Tops the Charts, Pharrell Debuts at No. 2

Rick Ross

Rozay rules the charts once again. The Miami rapper scores his fifth No. 1 album with Mastermind.

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