Rick Ross is gearing up to release his 10th studio album with Rather You Than Me, and penned an open letter to his fans and supporters, explaining the significance of the achievement. The album will be Ross' first through Epic, his previous all released via Def Jam.

"Rather You Than Me... 10 years + in this game and it has all lead to this moment right here," he begins. "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."

The bawse believes his album will relate to the real, not the fake. “This album is more than just another project for me. It’s a product of strength, perseverance, and determination," Ross writes. "Rather You Than Me is a testimony. My testimony, and if you a real nigga, no matter where you from, you can relate to this."

According to Ross, he's got a message to share. "I hope y’all feel this," his letter continues. "Listen to the message, relate to the story, feel the pain and struggle iim this lyrics - but more importantly, understand that there is a greater life on the other side of those nightmares."

Ross revealed the name of the project in November, without much released since. It is expected to drop sometime this year. Ross' last album, Black Market, dropping at the tail end of 2015.

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