Rick Ro$$ hosted a Mastermind album listening party at Manhattan’s New World Stages last night (Feb. 11)
Mastermind is the upcoming sixth studio album by Rick Ross, set to be released on March 4. The album features guest appearances from Jay-Z, Jeezy, The Weeknd, Kanye West, Big Sean, Meek Mill, Lil Wayne and Scarface.
The event on Tusday was a star-studded affair, with Ross and Meek Mill, as well as DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, Mack Wilds, Bow Wow, Jermaine Dupri and other music industry heavyweights.
Ross made a business deal with P. Diddy’s fashionable Ciroc Vodka last year and to show his role as an ambassador for the brand Ciroc cocktails serviced at the party throughout the night.
The listening session started out of the intro, then launches into “Rich Is Gangsta,” a power-track. “Drug Dealer’s Dream” depicts the street life. P. Diddy produced “Nobody” is inspired by the Notorious B.I.G.,’s 1997 track “You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You). The gospel-laced track “Sanctified” features Big Sean and Kanye West if definitely one of musical highlights as well as remarkable “Thug Cry” with helps with Lil Wayne. The album’s deluxe edition includes a bonus track “Blessing in Disguise” that features Houston rap legends Scarface.