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Rick Ross Unveils Release Date For 'Rather You Than Me' With Help From Chris Rock

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Rick Ross attends The 59th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles. 

Rick Ross announced on Twitter early Wednesday morning (Feb. 15) that his ninth studio album, Rather You Than Me, will be released March 17. 

Powered by his Ty Dolla $ign-assisted single "I Think She Like Me," the MMG Bawse is gearing up to release his first studio album with Epic Records. Last month, he penned a letter highlighting the inspiration behind his new LP.

Rather You Than Me… 10 years + in this game and it has all lead to this moment right here,” he wrote. "My entire life I was never given choices. I had to create this shit for myself. I had no choice but to boss up, to make it by any means necessary, to turn nothing into everything that you see in front of you today.”

He added, “Listen to the message, relate to the story, feel the pain and struggle in these lyrics -- but more importantly, understand that there is a greater life on the other side of those nightmares." 

In addition to announcing his release date, Ross received some promo help from comedic legend, Chris Rock. Rock plugged Ross' release date via Instagram and encouraged all of his fans to support him March 17. 

Check out the video below. 


**Breaking News** @richforever new album "Rather You Than Me" in stores March 17, 2017

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