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Rick Ross Inspiration Came From Notorious B.I.G.

Posted By on April 27, 2009

    J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, the team famous for producing for Rick Ross, member Colione recently revealed that the inspiration for Ricky's "Deeper Than Rap" album came from Biggie Smalls. Talking about the single "Magnificent" [watch here], Colione explained how J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League created the song with Ricky…

    "We actually went to the theaters and saw the Notorious," he explained to Vibe. "When we got home, we were inspired to work with B.I.G. So we started making tracks for him and 'Magnificent' was one of the beats that came out. We were like, 'Yo, if Biggie was alive today what would he rap to?' We were actually doing it for ourselves. Actually, our management sent that to Ross…We came up with the first 'Maybach Music.' He heard the actual track at the crib and he had a whole idea in his head like, 'Yo, I'm going to name this 'Maybach Music' and I'm going get Jay-Z on this. This going to be big!' So after that, you know, we just been working with him and supplying him some beats and he's really been studying music and his lyrics are getting better. His whole aura, I mean, he's going to be like unstoppable."