Rick Ross has no time for flip-floppers. On his new track, he discourages potential defectors with lines like, “Switchin’ sides/You should be happy just to be alive.”
Ross has been quiet in 2016, at least relative to last year, when he released the Black Market album and a pair of mixtapes, Black Dollar and Renzel Remixes. Over the summer, the rapper appeared with Skrillex on “Purple Lamborghini,” a single from The Suicide Squad soundtrack. That track peaked at No. 33 on the Hot 100.
Ross explained the reason for his slower release schedule in an interview with Rolling Stone in August, “When I left Def Jam, going to Epic Records, that was August 1st,” he noted. “It was a situation where any music that I released, it would’ve been ate by Def Jam … That’s why you ain’t getting no music over the last couple of months from the Biggest.”
Although he hasn’t been flooding the market with new music, Ross has been working hard to cement his legacy: the rapper recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of his debut album, Port of Miami.