Last night, Rick Ross released the most anticipated track, “3 Kings” featuring Dr. Dre and Jay-Z produced by Jake-One, from his forthcoming album, God Forgives, I Dont. Soon after the record was released, Rozay called into Hot 97 and spoke to Funk Flex about how the track came to be.

Previous: Rick Ross Ft. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z: 3 Kings (mp3)

Rick Ross explains how he linked up with Dr. Dre:

“It’s funny, man, but I actually spoke with D.O.C. from the West Coast, and D.O.C. told me Dre was a huge fan. I’ve been a fan of big homie, and I had been expressing that openly for a while. We just made it happen. I got on the phone with Dre; he kept his word. He came down to Miami, we got in the studio. We walked into the studio for the first time, I was so excited. We knocked out five songs that first night. We worked on his album, as well. You can expect some more big records coming to us. I feel we made some incredible music. I’m excited. I got to work on his new project with him. Homie gave me a lot of tips. That’s the big O.G. I really admire him.”

Ross on Jay-Z’s feature appearance:

“When it come to Jay, that’s my family. I respect [him]; I’m a soldier for life. I already had Jay on another record, but I reached out to my big bro again, told him this was the one. He made that happen for me, as well. It was just an idea in the back of my head when we was putting the record together. I was like, Wow, this some king music right here. When I reached out to Hov, he landed somewhere in a different country and made it happen for me.”

Listen to Rick Ross’ interview with Funk Flex, below: