Despite facing competition from already released albums by Eminem, Fabolous, Jadakiss and many more, Rick Ross is confident that Deeper Than Rap will be crowned album of the year.

During a recent interview with, the boss said his album is currently unmatched. "Deeper Than Rap was the album of the year, hands down, you know music-wise," Ross told XXL. "But you know, it’s a lot of hot music that came out. Whatever it is, we gon keep doing what what we doing and keep making hot music, so it’s all good. I love when everybody competitive and making hit records, it’s better for the sport, nah mean?"

Ross doesn't seem fazed by the loads of LPs set to hit stores during the next three months. Lil Wayne's Rebirth, the Young Money compilation, Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Link...Pt. II, are just some of many albums set to drop. Still, Ross thinks his project is the one to beat.

"Really it’s a lot of excitement behind all those projects and I look forward to them, I’ma support them," Ross explained. "I’ma Jay-Z fan, I’m most definitely a Lil Wayne fan and Drake doing his thing, so it’s all good." -Marvin Brandon with additional reporting by Carl Chery

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