Rick Ross Tells Story Behind ’3 Kings,’ Hints at Music Video Plans
Rick Ross, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z‘s collaboration ‘3 Kings‘ sent the rap world into a tizzy. Once the initial shock and awe of the track itself subsided, the question on everyone’s lips became, “Is there going to be a video for this?” Quite possibly, according to the Bawse.
“We haven’t discussed it yet, but I’m pretty sure we may be able to pull that off,” Ross told MTV. “I feel it’s the biggest collaboration in hip-hop. Not just this year, maybe previous years,” Ross said.”We cooked up a masterpiece. This is a big joint right here.”
While getting either Dre or Hov on your record is tough, putting both hip-hop legends on one track is nearly impossible — but it turns out Ross had worked with both artists previously on other songs, so it was easier for him than it’d be for another MC. In terms of the Doctor, Ross explained, “He came to Miami. I walked in the studio, I seen big homey, I turnt up … First night in the studio we went and did five records.”
Ross and Jigga, who previously appeared together on Kanye West‘s ‘Monster,’ had another song of their own in the bag too. “Me and Jay had another record already recorded,” Ross said. “I’m pretty sure I’m one of the only people that could’ve called for another verse, before I put out the other record and get it done. I called him and let him know, ‘Man it’s the one.’” Ricky wasn’t shy about expressing his admiration for Jay. “Jay-Z, that’s my big homey, man, and from day one, anything I’ve ever asked O.G. for he always came through for me, so it’s vice-versa,” he said. “He got a gangsta right here for life.”
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