Rick Ross is one of the most celebrated rap artist currently in the game right now. He’s racked up multimillion dollar deals with the likes of Jay-Z, climbed the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and even has wrote a New York Times best-selling book. It just seems like everything Ross thinks of he eventually owns it, except apparently his own e-mail address.
Speaking with HotNewHipHop, the famous rap artist discussed the differences between the streaming and the physical CD eras. One thing that caught everyone attention’s was when Ross revealed how he preferred physical media rather than streaming because of the interaction with fans. He also revealed that he doesn’t own his own e-mail address.
I’ve only really released one album since the streaming really been at its strongest point, so for me, of course my greatest times were when we was at Best Buy for the signings. That was the best feeling versus streaming. Ain’t no real connection with the fans now, to me.
I loved going to autograph day, and the fucking line was from [the door] all the way down the [street]. So the love for the streaming, it’s cool. We still get money, but is it from the streaming, or is it from the brand or Da Boss Rick Ross? Cause regardless, I don’t care what we streaming, Da Boss Rick Ross got demands that’s gotta be met.
Streaming has taken over all kinds of media from movies to music. For Ross, he just wants to make sure that his fans still are able to know what he brand is no matter what platform it’s on. When the topic switched to why the streaming era is so different to him, Ross dropped the shocking bombshell.
It’s different. When you talking about the streaming, you talking to a n-gga who ain’t never had a e-mail.
Not only is it surreal, but it’s actually quite impressive. Imagine not having to deal with junk mail all the time, or spam. Not that’s something only someone like Rick Ross can enjoy.
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