(Def Jam, July 6)
Although Rick Ross has kept most of the details of his upcoming album under wraps, there's one feature he says will keep fans excited until release date: a collaboration with rapper Jay-Z. "We will definitely be on our A-game as far as wordplay and lyrics go," Ross says.
While Ross wouldn't confirm if the record was the next single off the album, he did reveal plans to release the track "very soon."
Other songs on the album include first single "Super High," featuring Ne-Yo, and the emotional "Tears of Joy." Producers on the set, which is 80% complete, according to Ross, include Kanye West and No I.D.
In comparison to Ross' last album, 2009's "Deeper Than Rap," "Teflon Don" is "a lot more confident and the music is a lot more direct," he says.
A documentary featuring behind-the-scenes clips and an accompanying movie have been shot as well and will most likely be packaged and available with the album.
Previous album and sales: "Deeper Than Rap," 425,000 (according to Nielsen SoundScan)