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Rick Ross planning album with African artists he hopes will be new "We Are the World”

Rick Ross.
Rick Ross. (Shutterstock/Jamie Lamor Thompson)

Rick Ross has revealed his plans to record an album in Africa that will feature artists from

across the continent.

The "Hustlin'" rapper made the announcement in an Instagram story he posted on Thursday.

“We want to do a project in Africa with African artists. And not just African artists," Ross said, before passing his phone to his business partner Brett Berish.

“Stonebwoy, Yemi, Diamond Platnumz, Shacko, we got you all,” Berish added, revealing some of the artists that will feature on the project.

Ross, who was recently given the key to the city of Miami, then said: “Let’s do 12 different songs, 12 different countries, 12 different artists.”

He declared that the album will be “the new ‘We Are the World.'"

"We Are the World" is a charity album released in 1985 by supergroup USA for Africa, which included Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, and Stevie Wonder. The album sold over 3 million copies, with proceeds going to famine relief efforts in Ethiopia.

“So producers, artists, get ready. This is gonna be huge,” Ross said. “We’re gonna do a powerful project focused on Africa."

"I want to wave the flag," he added.

In the same video, Ross also revealed the title of his upcoming 12th studio album.

“'Champagne Moments,' my new upcoming solo album,” he said. “2024 will be a champagne moment.”

The 48-year-old revealed no further details about the project.


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