Rick Ross new song "Valley Of Death" [listen here] was initially for Jay-Z and Mary J Blige but DJ Toomp says that Rick Ross won it by hearing it first. "I heard the whole idea and originally I was gonna give that to Jay-Z, believe it or not," he explained. "We went to Ross' crib in Atlanta. I played that beat and he lost his mind. I played a few beats, but that particular one, he was like, 'That's it, man.' We was just kicking it…I didn't know what happed to [Mary J. Blige.] In some way I wanted to work with Mary, that would have been great, man, to know I got Mary J. on one of my tracks."
In related news, Trick Daddy also was interested in the track and Rick Ross ended up mentioning Trick, in a negative way. "Caught a little case, buddy had a little cheddar," Ross raps on "Valley of Death." [listen here] "Pled out to 15, poured his life in a letter/ Very first line he called Trick Daddy stupid/ Said he had AIDS telling people that it's lupus/ Not the one just to jump to conclusions/ I'm getting money, small talk can be a nuisance."