Rick Ross’ 254-Acre Atlanta Mansion | Houseguest with Nate Robinson | The Players’ Tribune

Rick Ross’ 254-Acre Atlanta Mansion | Houseguest with Nate Robinson | The Players’ Tribune


– How do I get my beard like
yours, man? Come on, man. Tell the secret. Stop hiding the secret. – I would be totally
lying if I told you my promenade hair grease
would get yours like mine. I would be gassing you. You know what I’m saying? ♪ Tell me something good ♪ – You finally made it, baby! – I feel like if you could
drop in from the pyramid. That’s an accomplishment. – If I don’t get this,
I’m spending the night. Forever. – It’s my favorite room in the house. – “Houseguest.” We out here. – Whoo! Early in the morning. Catch my guy. Hey, Ricky! Rosay! – Yo! Yo! What’s up, my man? – What’s up, my man? Hey, I got an appointment with Mr. Ross. – Mr. Ross? – Yeah. – Rosay, you know? – Yeah, what’s your name? – Nate. – Nate? – Robinson. – Nate Robinson? – Yeah, let him know Nate Robinson’s here. I got an appointment. – Nate, like the basketball player now? – Basketball player, little dude dunkin’? Three-time state dunk champ. Yeah, you know. – Nate Robinson, he about 6′ 5″. – Nah, man. He ain’t 6′ 5″. It’s me! – Nah, man. You about my height. Me and you the same size, man. – Come on, bro. Don’t
play me like that, bro. It’s me. Tell Mr. Ross, please. You know what I’m saying? – I can call him. I’ll see, but…. – Early in the morning. Tell him I’m here. – He said cool? Open the gates, baby. Let’s go! Yeah. Rosay! – You finally made it, baby! – I found it. It took me about 30 minutes
to walk from the gate, but…. What’s good, baby? – You done ran the game for a long time. – Thanks for having me, man. Beautiful, beautiful home. – I was in Atlanta. So, I was like, “Man,
let me go stop by my guy Ricky Rosay’s crib.” – I told you, you my dog.
– Unbelievable. – You more than welcome anytime. – This is the pool, huh? – Man, this is it right here. – Man, this is nice. Oh my God! – Home of the world’s
greatest pool parties in the summer. Man, I had a offer from
some Derby horse trainers. They wanted to give me six figures for them to bring a certain amount of racehorses they would train…. – In the pool? – … in the pool. – So you got any horses
that you want to bring up and start racing in the Derby? – Man, we got…. – If you need a jockey,
man, I’ll be the first one. – Hey man, I ain’t gonna lie, man, you might be a dope jockey, too. – I’ll be the best, I’m telling you. I’ll be the best riding them horses. Bro, I don’t know how to
even ride a horse, but we can figure it out. – I’ve got to lose
about 20 pounds, though. You feel me? Yeah, they be like 150, 130. – Nah, don’t say that. – No, the little guys
that be on the little, they be like 90 pounds almost. They be like, yeah, like 90 pounds. – I be just thinking it’s the boots make them look like that. – What did you do your first day, in this big-ass house? – It took me maybe two or three days just to walk through the whole house, and just absorb it in. You know, Miami’s my home. But this is most definitely
… I could get away. I got 200 acres you could sit on. You get behind the gates, come up with whatever it is you want to come up with. – These your toys? – Yeah, these some of the toys right here. This is a few of them. – Do you choose your cars depending on where you’re going
and how you’re feeling? – It is. I most definitely … it’s most definitely off the vibe. You know, the big 4×4 on the
end, you know, that’s just when I’m feeling like a real fat boy. I call that Big Buford. I named that after the big
cheeseburger at Checkers. – So you have names for
each one of your whips? – I name the whips. – Oh, that’s so cool, man. I’ve got to start doing that. – Yeah, this right
here, with the gold D’s, the Gucci top, this is Lemon Pepper. – Lemon Pepper? Oh, that’s the wings that you would need. You didn’t put for everybody in the world to know about the Lemon Pepper. – When you look at it, it makes sense. Then, these just … you
know, my old schools. You know I love the old schools. This is a ’60 Impala. The ’73, it’s named Peanut after one of my homeboys back in Miami,
three-oh-five, that we lost, but we’ll never ever forget him. He loved Chevy so much. This is Big Papa. – That’s Big Papa? – Yeah, that’s B-I-G. This is Rihanna right here. I would say, my favorite. – That’s your favorite? – Yeah, that’s my rate. That’s the first Rolls-Royce they made with the stars in the top. I remember when I first got
it, I just rolled around, listening to “Umbrella.” Once you get inside this
and sit under the stars, you need an umbrella. You know what I’m saying? And Ree, I’ll hold your umbrella, baby. – Well, you’re going to be holding the umbrella together. – Yeah, yeah. And you know…. – Can we see inside? Ree-Ree. – Ree-Ree. Put your foot on the brake. [Engine Starting.] You know what I’m saying? Then, bam. – Oh wow! So from a fan of music,
and a person that actually do music, what does Rick Ross bump that’s not Rick Ross? – I love old-school, classic joints. And then when it’s time to
just vibe to the new stuff, I vibe to the new stuff. – Yeah. – I listen to all the young hustlers that’s making their move. – Right. – I want to hear it. I want to make sure I’m in touch with what’s going on. -Right. – That’s just like you being a legend, me being a fan of yours for years. You’ve been splashing
motherf***ers for a long time. That’s just like me asking,
“What do you think about the little homey, Zion?” – Beast! I love watching Zion play. I would be like, “He
one of the coldest….” He’s going to be a GOAT. Have you got any new music
you want to tell us about? You want to play something for us? – Oh man, you know, I’m
putting the final touches on the new album, “Port of Miami 2.” You know, we just lost my brother, Nipsey. – Yeah, rest in peace, man. – That’s heavy on my heart right now. You know what I’m saying? But the collaboration
me and Nipsey did…. We just were speaking the last few days, talking about video. Teyana Taylor called me. She called me, hysterical,
because we was on a three-way, basically. You know, just texting,
calling back and forth about our collaboration. And just to lose homey,
you know, just saying it was a loss. That don’t even justify it. – Yeah, we lost a good one, man. It sucks because everybody
– everybody that I talked to about it –
they’re just shocked by it. Like, “How? How is this possible?” You know what I’m saying? Great dude. So, question: How does features work? For people that don’t know…. Do you call your homey,
that you want to do a feature with? Like, “Bro, I’m looking for a favor.” – A lot of times, it could be that simple. If you have a relationship with a artist you could just hit ’em
up, like I did Nipsey. Just, “What’s up, homey?
Let’s do this.” And whatever is most convenient for us, we make it happen and we get it done. Or, if you don’t know an
artist, you could have to go through the politics
of the manager or the label. I can only imagine what a
lot of people went through to try to get in touch
with me and, you know, you’ve got to bring
something to the table. Where that bag at? Where that money at? – Is there anybody that you want featured on your track
that you haven’t asked yet? – Diana Ross. – Diana Ross? – Yeah, she just a class act to me. It would be unbelievable. – Rick Ross, Diana Ross,
collaboratin’, you know? – She’s so amazing. – What NBA player would you consider your rap game after? Who would it be? – You know, if it could be anybody I’m going to say D-Wade. Fat boy going to bring the rings in. You know what I’m saying? And, that’s what it’s about. It’s about winning. – Winning. Again, man, thank you for having me, man, having me here. – Anytime, brother. – At the boss. – At the promised land. – The promised land? – It’s the promised land, man. Once you come through the gates, man, you in the promised land. – Hey guys, I’m not playing. It definitely took me
like 15 minutes to walk from his gate to his door. So, for real. – So, you know, it would
take a fat boy 30 minutes. – So, it’s dope! I made my way down to Mr. Ross’s horses and, they seem to have beards? I’ve never seen a horse with a beard. That’s pretty cool, you know, everybody. If that’s the look you were going for, your horse would have a
beard like you, you know. I get it. It’s pretty cool. Laughable. Are we good, man? We good, man? O.K., we good. See, we good. You know what I’m saying. Good job, man.