Like any true boss, Rick Ross shows you exactly what he wants you to see. Getting the MMG CEO to open up about his personal life in interviews is hard, but in his music Ross leaves us subtle references.When we were just getting to know Ross on his 2008 sophomore LP Trilla, he told us about his absentee father and fighting custody battles to see his own son on “Human.” Then when he was marred in C.O. controversy, Rozay offered a bit of an explanation on “Valley of Death” from Deeper Than Rap.There are takeaways from every Rick Ross LP, and Mastermind is no exception. Here is what we learned from Ross’ latest.
1. Ross Got Might Have Gotten $50 Million For MMGIn December 2012 Ross moved his MMG label from Warner Bros. to Atlantic Records and while there was never a dollar amount attached to the deal, on “Rich is Gangsta” Rozay may drop key hints. “Told Warner Bros. that the game’s over,” he raps before ad-libbing: “For me to move forward from here on I need 50.”
2. He May Have Doubled That AlreadyOn “Supreme” Ross raps: “My new deal with Def Jam, just set me for life.”The, on “What a Shame” he tells us: “Def Jam see me as a threat now, 100 mil any less is a letdown.”
So did the Boss get his $100 million pay day? Judging from his lyrics it sure looks that way.