Grammy®-nominated Def Jam Recordings/Maybach Music Group hip-hop magnate Rick Ross has set March 4th as the new release date for his eagerly anticipated sixth album MASTERMIND, containing the brand new single “The Devil Is A Lie” featuring Jay-Z, which impacts at radio on January 21st. “The Devil Is A Lie” follows up the first advance track, “No Games” featuring Future, which Rick performed live at the 8th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards spectacular back in October.
In advance of the MASTERMIND album release, Rick kicked off his current solo headlining tour of the U.S., the ‘Mastermind Tour’ presented by AEG, with shows spanning 2013 and 2014. Tickets are on sale for all shows and can be purchased at www.axs.com. Exclusive VIP experiences are available. These amazing offers include a meet & greet with Rick Ross, individual photo opportunity, autographed limited edition memorabilia, and more!
Rick has teamed up with the famed ‘1500 Or Nothin’ Band for the tour, with a brand new show whose look and sound are unlike anything anybody has seen from him before. “The Fifteen Hundreds,” as they are often referred to, are a five-piece band who have toured the world with many multi-platinum artists including Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, T.I., The Game, and Faith Evans. The show was first previewed at an sro concert event at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, broadcast live nationwide on AXS TV.
“It’s never been done like this,” Rick said as the tour opened. “We’ll be performing everything from ‘Tears of Joy’ to ‘Aston Martin Music,’ all with a live band. It’s time to remind everyone what Maybach Music is all about.” With a library of chart hits and critically acclaimed studio albums, and the luxury of having the Maybach Music Group roster to call on, Rick Ross and “The Fifteen Hundreds” will have no shortage of material. The hottest MC in the game continues to solidify his dominance in the music industry even further.
MASTERMIND is the follow-up to Rick’s controversial God Forgives, I Don’t (released July 2012), his fourth album to debut at #1 Soundscan, following in the tradition of Port Of Miami (2006), Trilla (2008), and Deeper Than Rap (2009). Teflon Don arrived in 2010. Rick can also be heard on the multi-artist Self Made 3, (September 2013, Warner Bros.), the latest entry in his Maybach Music Group’s annual Self Made series.