Rick Ross throws some torpedo-sized shots at Birdman on “Idols Become Rivals,” a Rather You Than Me cut that will surely send shockwaves through the Internet.
The track surfaced online after Rozay’s newest album was released internationally. You can hear it below.
After a 30-second intro from Chris Rock, Rick Ross starts going in on Baby.
“I used to see you niggas on my TV screen/And wonder what was life like, was it all a dream?/And then I met you on them Live Nation dates/Came to the realization that your watch was fake,” the irrepressibly theatrical MMG spits over a key-driven instrumental that manages to sound both sentimental and ominous. It utilizes the same sample used for Jay Z and Beanie Sigel’s “Where Have You Been.”
The instrumental is an appropriate one, considering Rozay sounds genuinely disappointed with the observations he’s apparently made about the Cash Money co-founder. A bit later in the song, he bashes Birdman for apparently not going to see B.G. when he was locked up. He also goes to bat for Lil Wayne, who’s been engaged in a huge legal battle with Birdman over the past two years.
Calling Stunna by name, Ross mentions that he’s still got love for the co-owner of Cash Money, but that doesn’t stop him from condemning the music mogul for allegedly underpaying everyone on Cash Money.
“You would give us self-esteem and motivate our drive/But was in our pocket by the time we count to five/I pray you find the kindness in your heart for Wayne/His entire life he gave you what that was the game/I watched that whole debacle so I’m part to blame/Last request: can all producers please get paid,” Ross raps toward the very end of the song.
If the rest of Rather You Than Me is anything like this, we’re going to be in for quite a listen. Make sure to check it out when it drops tonight.