Hold Me Back: Rick Ross Explains Why His New Album Was Pushed Back


Mastermind on the way, top of 2014“-Rick Ross in “No Games (Remix)”

(AllHipHop News) Things done changed. After announcing his new album, Mastermind would hit stores on December 17th, Rick Ross has used a few platforms to say everything but the fact that his album will be pushed back. Ross explained the delay on DJ Scream’s “HoodRich Radio” show.

According to the MMG boss, the album is being delayed in order to make it a classic:

I’m still putting final touches on the album, man. You know to me, man, making that classic is more important than anything. You know, making sure the streets are overwhelmed by what I’m doing is what’s most important. I’m trying to get it to you, you know? And if I don’t I’m going to get it to you ASAP. You already know how I get down.

This is the second album in a row from Rick Ross that has suffered a changed release date, ironically after he proclaimed his albums do not get pushed back in 2011. During an interview on Funkmaster Flex’s show on October 4th 2011, Ross addressed Jeezy’s album delays by firmly claiming his God Forgives, I Don’t album would not be pushed back from its original December 13th, 2011 date. A month and a half after that interview, God Forgives, I Don’t was pushed back by over seven months to July 30th, 2012. Ross explained the reasoning for the push back on MTV’s RapFix in a similar manner as he did for Mastermind:

If I wanted to, I’m pretty sure I could still meet that date, but I think for the people, it’s more important [to lay groundwork] for when I get out there and look them in the face and touch them hands. We’ve just gotta lay ground for it, and I’mma keep y’all updated.

There is no release date for Mastermind as of yet.

Check out Rick Ross’ full HoodRich Radio interview below: