Rick Ross chimed in on the viral online debate over whether $500,000 or dinner with JAY-Z is worth more.
“I’ma take the dinner and I’ma tell you why,” the Miami rapper said in a video posted to his Instagram Stories. “In ’08 when I turned in my second album, I had a meeting with Hov. We went to lunch. Philippe Chow, Manhattan — the orange chicken on the stick with the peanut sauce was the vibe at the time. Let me cut through the conversation."
Rozay continued ,“He said, ‘Rozay, versus writing to every beat you like, write to every record you could make work.’ He told me a quick story about ‘Big Pimpin.’ I said, ‘Okay, bet.’ I went from writing one record to every 80 beats I like, to writing 40 records out of every 80 beats I could make work.”
He added, “It took me to another level as a writer, another level as an artist,” he continued. “The amount of work I was putting out was next level. So you gotta ask yourself, are you ready to digest the knowledge or you just want to look at this watch at the table?”
JAY-Z was recently asked about this debate during an interview with CBS News correspondent Gayle King. As previously reported by HOT 97, the Roc Nation boss suggested that everyone should take the money because he already shared his wisdom in this music. “Because you got all that in the music for $10.99," he said. "That’s a bad deal. I wouldn’t tell you to cut a bad deal. Like, take the $500,000, go buy some albums, and listen to the albums. It’s all there.”