Favorite song: “Tears Of Joy” f/ Cee-Lo

Wale: “That was the moment when it all changed for Rick Ross. That was huge for him. It connected a lot of dots. It put him in another caliber of emcees, like he’s one of the best rappers. Fuck how catchy his hooks are, he’s an emcee. He can rap. When I first heard ‘Tears of Joy,’ I heard it on RapRadar. It was special man. It’s the pain, it just touches you. I could see the 18-year-old me getting up, going to school, going to football practice, and listening to it.”