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Rick Ross Says ‘Losing Nipsey and Dolph’ Is ‘Equivalent or Greater’ to Losing Biggie and 2Pac

Fresh off the release of his latest album, Richer Than I Ever Been, Rick Ross sat down with HotNewHipHop and addressed a range of subjects.

Ross compared the loss of Nipsey Hussle and Young Dolph to the loss of 2Pac and Biggie during the chat. “Losing Nipsey and Dolph for this generation, I’m sure, was just as equivalent or greater to what [Notorious] B.I.G. or ‘Pac was for my generation,” Ross, who was allegedly going to sign Nipsey with Maybach Music Group, said.

Hussle was killed on March 31, 2019 outside of Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles and Dolph, on November 17, 2021, outside of Makeda's Homemade Butter Cookies in Memphis. Similarly, Biggie and 2Pac were both fatally shot, the former at the age of 24 and the latter at the age of 25.

Additionally, Ross talked about curating Richer Than I Ever Been from a daunting 64 songs to just 12 tracks.

The standard edition of the record, which arrived in December last year, is his shortest album since 2010’s Teflon Don. Ross explained that he wanted a clean 12-song record and as a result, there’s not some of the flashy collaborations that some fans have come to expect from his projects.


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