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Comparing Rick Ross, Kanye West And Jay Z By Their 6th Albums

If an MC has made it to his sixth studio album, that alone shows off the magnitude and longevity of their career. With many veterans reaching this mark after decades of dedication to the game, there are a few that have accomplished this standing in a much shorter time frame...

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Rick Ross’ ‘Mastermind': By The Numbers

Rick Ross' sixth studio album Mastermind hit stores this week, and the Maybach Music Group head honcho has enjoyed a generally positive response to his long-awaited followup to 2012's God Forgives, I Don't...

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Rick Ross' Mastermind album became available to stream on iTunes this week, and the Bawse's long-awaited sixth album is full of club bangers and massive beats, as well as some reggae inflections and some more soulful sounds. With the album sounding markedly different than some of his other recent projects, XXL spoke to six of Ross' producers about their roles in helping to craft the beats for Mastermind, from the creation of the beat, to Rick Ross' lyrics, to DJ Khaled's involvement. Let the beat build. —XXL Staff
Rick Ross' Mastermind album became available to stream on iTunes this week, and the Bawse's long-awaited sixth album is full of club bangers and massive beats, as well as some reggae inflections and some more soulful sounds. With the album sounding markedly different than some of his other recent projects, XXL spoke to six of Ross' producers about their roles in helping to craft the beats for Mastermind, from the creation of the beat, to Rick Ross' lyrics, to DJ Khaled's involvement. Let the beat build. —XXL Staff
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Rick Ross Might Have The No. 1 Album Next Week

Rick Ross latest album Mastermind is predicted to take the top spot next week with Pharrell Williams and the Frozen soundtrack battling for runner-up, according to HITS Daily Double...

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Rick Ross Releases His New Album A Day Early

Rick Ross' sixth studio album Mastermind was made available on iTunes close to midnight Sunday, Mar. 2. The Bawse announced it over his Twitter platform during the Oscars annual ceremony...

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Atlanta Producer R!O Says Rick Ross’ “Maybach Music V” Was Scrapped From ‘Mastermind’

Rick Ross' sixth solo album, Mastermind, became available to stream on iTunes on Wednesday (Feb. 26). The same day, XXL published a story pulled from an interview with the three producers from the J...

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6 Producers Break Down The Making Of Rick Ross’ ‘Mastermind’

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XXL Predicts Rick Ross’ Album Sales

Today Rick Ross upcoming album Mastermind was available to stream. Mastermind is being released for commercial consumption on March 4...

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Stream Rick Ross’s New Album

After countless delays, fans finally have a chance to listen to Rick Ross's new album, Mastermind. The offering boasts the biggest rappers and producers in hip-hop, and is executive produced by Diddy...

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14 Reasons Rick Ross Was Right To Choose Diddy As Executive Producer Of ‘Mastermind’

If there’s one thing that Diddy’s got the magic touch in, it’s music. Though he’s a monster in liquor and a beast in television, music was always his first hustle and his lasting legacy...

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Mike WiLL Made It is in the midst of one of the best runs of any producer in the past few years. He's put out numerous hit records, dropped a mixtape and the first single to his debut album, and was the driving force behind Miley Cyrus, the one-woman twerking phenomenon that swept the country. Now just two months into the year, Mike WiLL already made some noise by being named the executive producer of Future's highly anticipated sophomore album, Honest, as well as being the producer behind Rick Ross and Jeezy's beef-squashing, mega single "War Ready" and Diddy's go-to man for his upcoming album, rumored to be called MMM. XXL got Mike WiLL on the phone to discuss "War Ready," his longtime friendship with Future, and what he's got in the tank. —Emmanuel C.M. (@ECM_LP)
Mike WiLL Made It is in the midst of one of the best runs of any producer in the past few years. He's put out numerous hit records, dropped a mixtape and the first single to his debut album, and was the driving force behind Miley Cyrus, the one-woman twerking phenomenon that swept the country. Now just two months into the year, Mike WiLL already made some noise by being named the executive producer of Future's highly anticipated sophomore album, Honest, as well as being the producer behind Rick Ross and Jeezy's beef-squashing, mega single "War Ready" and Diddy's go-to man for his upcoming album, rumored to be called MMM. XXL got Mike WiLL on the phone to discuss "War Ready," his longtime friendship with Future, and what he's got in the tank. —Emmanuel C.M. (@ECM_LP)
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Mike WiLL Made It Thinks Future’s ‘Honest’ Album Will Change The Game

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