Until last year, Rick Ross was known as one of the many Southern rappers in the game. He had a unique style, but there was little separating him from the rest. Last year, he prepared for the release of his third album, Deeper Than Rap. On this album, he proved that he was more than just another Southern rapper. He proved that he had skills behind the mic and he took on 50 Cent.
Throughout the first half of 2009, Rick Ross dominated the airwaves. His single, “Magnificent,” was released early in 2009. The song received plenty of radio play well into June of 2009. Even though he was feuding with 50 Cent, his popularity was still increasing. It was the feud that actually earned him relationships with Game, Jadakiss, and Ja Rule.
As the year was closing out, Rick Ross revealed that 2010 would bring yet another album from him. After the failure of his Triple C’s, he felt that he had to come back with some new music. For 2010, Rick Ross plans to release his fourth studio album, Teflon Don. While he has worked with big names before, he plans to pull out all of the stops for this album. Among the collaborations he wants for the album are Young Buck.
Every rapper works hard to have that one album that sticks out above the rest. Fans of Rick Ross would argue that Deeper Than Rap was that album from Rick Ross. While he also says that this album was a personal favorite of his, he hopes that Teflon Don will be his classic. He wants to begin releasing music off of the album in the coming months and he is sure that every song off of this album is a hit. While this is how he feels, only the fans can determine that.
Aside from the Teflon Don album, Rick Ross is reuniting with the Triple C’s to release their second studio album, Color, Cut, Clarity. Overall, Rick Ross is predicting a big year for his career and for his entire crew. Previously, DJ Khaled said that 2010 would be the year for his imprint, We The Best, and Def Jam South to take over. Ross is a part of the We The Best movement and the centerpiece of Def Jam South.