Hear Rick Ross Set Financial Goals in Gripping New Song 'Summer 17'

With new LP 'Rather You Than Me' on the way, Ross preps for an epic year

Rick Ross announced his plans for a summer takeover on a new track he uploaded to SoundCloud. Credit: Getty

Rick Ross released "Summer '17" via SoundCloud on Wednesday night. The song's directive is simple: "I want my niggas rich by summer '17," Ross raps over a wrecking-ball of a beat. 

The song's grim synths and rapid percussion convey Ross's anxious determination. "I'm living reckless, it'll never stop," Ross asserts. "That's why I'm beefin' with the niggas live right up the block."

After releasing nine records through Def Jam, Ross's next album will come out on Epic. "My entire life I was never given choices," the rapper explained in an open letter about the importance of his latest full-length. "I had to create this shit for myself. I had no choice but to boss up, to make it by any means necessary, to turn nothing into everything that you see in front of you today."

"This album is more than just another project for me," he continued. "It's a product of strength, perseverance, and determination. Rather You Than Me is a testimony."

Rather You Than Me does not yet have a release date.