Rick Ross is turning heads with his oft-delayed upcoming album, "Mastermind" (out March 4). A month after releasing his Jay Z-assisted single, "The Devil Is a Lie," the rapper unveils the album's cover artwork and teases an upcoming single with Young Jeezy.
Ross and Jeezy's collaboration, "War Ready," announced through a 1-minute, 33-second video, reportedly comes after Ross' current manager, '300''s Lyor Cohen, sat the Def Jam label mates down, according to LowKey via Scott Da Animal.
Rick Ross and Young Jeezy have been beefing since Jeezy released a freestyle over Ross "B.M.F.," titled "Death B4 Dishonor," in August 2010. Though Jeezy denied that the song was aimed at Rick Ross, the song was taken as a diss due to lyrics such as "How you blown' money fast?/ You don't know the crew/ Oh, you part of the fam?/ Shit, I never knew."
They were reportedly involved in a brawl at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Th incident occurred backstage of the Atlanta Civic Center, with the rappers' camps shoving each other and then continuing to fight in the parking lot. Police broke up the fight, avoiding injuries and arrests.
All seems to be resolved, based off the collaboration soon to come. "War Ready" follows "The Devil is a Lie," and the Future-assisted "No Game," Jeezy has also been working with Diddy and DJ Khaled for "Mastermind."
Mybrother @iamdiddy went above and beyond long studio hrs helping perfect this album bringing new producers and musicians to the table.
— Mastermind (@rickyrozay) January 23, 2014
— Mastermind (@rickyrozay) January 24, 2014