(AllHipHop News) Rick Ross returns with his 8th studio album Black Market on Friday (December 4). The LP features appearances by Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Nas, Future, and more. However, none of Rozay’s Maybach Music Group artists show up on the project. The Miami native discussed MMG’s absence from Black Market with Hot 97.
“We’re actually in the middle of recording Self Made 4 that we’re gonna really, really make big and special,” explained Ross. “It’s really going to be built around the chemistry of all the artists that’s on the team.”
Ross once again downplayed the perceived tension between MMG stars Meek Mill and Wale. He told Ebro In The Morning that misunderstandings between the crew happens, but they eventually move past the issues.
The interview also included Ross speaking about writing for other rappers. In particular, he touched on penning lyrics for Dr. Dre during a studio session with the legendary producer for Rozay’s God Forgives, I Don’t album.
“I was in the studio when me, Dr. Dre, and Jay Z did ‘3 Kings.’ I was in the studio with Dre. I actually did five records with Dre in maybe two hours,” Ross revealed. “I was like, ‘Dre, this is the beat I want for me right here.’ I went over into another room, wrote my verse, wrote Dre’s verse, and sent what I had maybe an hour later to Jay Z. Jay always do his thing.”
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Watch Rick Ross’ interview below.