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Rick Ross Admits to ‘Talking S—’ on ‘Mastermind’ Album

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Say what you will about Rick Ross but there isn’t a hip-hop fan on Earth who can deny that the Maybach Music general has an ear for music and he knows it. On the BET Hip Hop Awards red carpet on Saturday (Sept. 28), Rozay boasted to TheDrop.fm that his competitors may feel some type of way about his demeanor on his forthcoming album, ‘Mastermind.’

So what’s the difference between ‘Mastermind’ and his last LP, ‘God Forgives, I Don’t'? “Oh, I’m talking s—,” Ross says with a rare chuckle. “I’m talking s—! Moreso than usual. It’s gon’ be a few muhf—ers that have a problem with this one.”

Ross didn’t divulge much more about the album, but he did spoke on his upcoming eight-date Mastermind tour, set to kick off in Detroit on Nov. 12.

The rapper is aware that the band has to be on point in order to achieve perfection onstage. “They have to be extremely precise,” he says intently. “But the one performance that we did together out in L.A. at the Staples Center… We oversold it and it felt good — just the music — and being able to control the sounds and the feel inside the arena man, I just felt total control for the first time and it’s something I look forward to.”

‘Mastermind’ has no set release date as of yet, however, Rick Ross is currently promoting the recently released MMG compilation, ‘Self Made, Vol. 3.’

Rick Ross Mastermind Tour Dates

Nov. 12 — Detroit, Mich. | Masonic Temple Theatre
Nov. 14 — Boston, Mass. | Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 15 — New York, N.Y. | Beacon Theatre
Nov. 16 — Mashantucket, Conn. | MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
Nov. 17 — Washington, DC | DAR Constitution Hall
Nov. 20 — Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
Nov. 22 — St. Petersburg, Fla. | Mahaffey Theatre
Nov. 23 — Miami, Fla. | James L. Knight Center

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