Rick Ross Thinks Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Is a ‘F--king Genius’

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Justin Vernon has already shared his side of the story behind those famed Hawaii recording sessions with Kanye and Rick Ross, explaining how "everyone was really nice and chill and just working on Kanye's record. I was literally in the back room rolling a spliff with Rick Ross talking about what to do on the next part of a song.” Now, it's Ross's turn to share: in Billboard's new Bon Iver feature, Rick calls Vernon "a fucking genius. I'd never seen nor heard of him in my life, and I looked up, and I was in a fucking 5-by-5 room with a white guy, smoking weed . . . and his voice is like something I've never heard, and he's using words that are far from common. Within 20 minutes, I realized why Kanye had him there." Put that on an album sticker! [Billboard]