Renowned superproducer Timbaland has expressed high expectations and excitement for the joint album of Meek Mill and Rick Ross, believing that it encapsulates what the hip-hop genre has been missing.
During an appearance at 99 JAMZ in Miami, Timbaland shared his views on the current music landscape and his desire to see more artists from his generation releasing albums. He particularly praised the collaboration between Meek Mill and Rick Ross, which is set to be released next month, and he had lofty expectations for the project.
Speaking about the forthcoming album, Timbaland stated, “The Meek and [Rick] Ross album, that’s what we’ve been missing. Ross is giving you that Big Meech Ross. That’s all we want, we don’t want Ross to sound like Uzi Vert. We don’t hear him on those tracks. We want to hear Ross today. We want to hear that.”
Timbaland went on to express his appreciation for the project, labeling it a “classic” and emphasizing its contemporary and fresh sound that preserves the unique style of both artists.
Ross and Meek Mill’s collaborative album, titled “Too Good To Be True,” is scheduled for release on streaming platforms on November 10. In addition to the previously released “Shaq & Kobe,” the duo recently released “Lyrical Eazy,” further increasing anticipation for the album.
Both Meek Mill and Rick Ross have taken an independent route, bypassing major labels to release their music. “Too Good To Be True” will be launched through gamma., a forward-thinking music company established by former Apple Music executive Larry Jackson earlier this year.
During a recent interview with Apple Music’s Ebro Darden, Ross discussed the album, highlighting the quick and organic creative process. Meek Mill also praised Rick Ross as a top-tier artist in the contemporary hip-hop scene.
Timbaland’s excitement for the project is shared by hip-hop fans, as the album is shaping up to be a significant addition to the genre. With both artists in top form and embracing their distinctive styles, “Too Good To Be True” has the potential to be a defining work in modern hip-hop.