In a recent viral debate that sparked considerable buzz, Rick Ross made it clear that he would still prefer to dine with Jay-Z, rather than accepting a substantial sum of $500,000 in cash. Even though Jay-Z himself advised individuals to opt for the money, Rick Ross had his reasons for his choice.
Rick Ross elucidated his rationale behind choosing dinner with Jay-Z, recounting a pivotal encounter from 2008. He reminisced about a lunch meeting with Hov before he released his second album. Jay-Z offered some sage advice, encouraging Rick Ross to shift his approach to songwriting.
Instead of writing to every beat he liked, Jay-Z recommended that he focus on writing to every record he could make work. He even shared a brief anecdote about “Big Pimpin” to illustrate his point. Intrigued, Rick Ross embraced this advice and transitioned from writing one record for every 80 beats he liked to crafting 40 records out of every 80 beats that he could make work.
This transformation took his writing and artistry to new heights, resulting in a significant increase in the quantity and quality of his work. In Rick Ross’s view, the question at hand was whether you were prepared to absorb such priceless knowledge or if you were merely content to admire the materialistic allure of Jay-Z’s watch at the dinner table.
The debate over whether to choose $500,000 in cash or a dinner with Jay-Z has been a widely discussed topic on social media in recent years. Gayle King even posed the question to Jay-Z during an interview on CBS Mornings.
Without hesitation, Jay-Z unequivocally stated, “You’ve got to take the money.” Despite this straightforward advice, Rick Ross interpreted Jay-Z’s response as a gesture of humility. He regarded the wisdom imparted by Hov as something truly invaluable.