Rick Ross announces ninth album "Rather You Than Me"
And shares a snippet of lead single “Buy Back the Block.”
If you spotted Rick Ross walking the American Music Awards’ red carpet last night (November 18), you may have noticed him rocking a simple black sweatshirt with the words “Rather You Than Me” written across the front–an odd declaration considering Rozay seems to be living the good life.
But the words meant so much more.
They serve as the title to the Maybach Music mogul’s ninth album, and he later took to Instagram to reveal its possible cover artwork, as well.
Designed by Mr. Brainwash, a street artist and noted Banksy copycat, the cover features the rapper sitting on a stool in front of dripping graffiti and in between two paint-splattered and Coca Cola-collaged animal statues. Brainwash also designed the deluxe edition cover for Ross’ 2014 album Mastermind.
According to two more teasers on Instagram, the lead single off the album, due for an early 2017 release, seems to be the Gucci Mane- and 2 Chainz-assisted “Buy Back the Block.”
And over a snippet, you can hear Ross spit:
“Bitches screamin’ for me like Beyonce (Work!) / Jumpin’ out the gym like it’s LeBron James / This other type of money even make me nervous…”